The quiet hamlets of the Vale stand defenseless... No walls, no moats, not even a presentable fence. You'll have to use your resources wisely to transform each village from farm-town to fortress. Build defenses, train troops, and hold the line with powerful heroes in ValeGuard, a Defensive Strategy game.
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Positive (36) - 83% of the 36 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 11, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Valeguard is in a very playable state and I want to get input from fans of the genre as I finish development. There are a variety of balance, content, and usability decisions I want to make with this input.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I plan to have Valeguard in Early Access for approximately 3 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version of Valeguard will have additional heroes, daily events, town features, items, units and structures. These all depend on what players want, enjoy, or wish they had more of. In addition to that, I would like to improve and add to the overall feel: Sound, fx, transitions, some art. Lastly I plan to do performance enhancements where needed.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Valeguard is fully playable from start to finish. There are a bunch of unlockable heroes, three enemy races, hours of semi-procedural levels, events, rare items, and more. There is a tutorial, tool-tips, and easy, medium, and hard modes to help players get started. There is nothing missing. I only want to add to, and improve on what I have with user input.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“I don't plan to change the price after early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“As a one-man-team, I will be as active and responsive as I can. The whole point of Early Access is to involve the community and I plan to do as much as possible. Every decision I make in the final development of the game will be with user input in mind.”
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August 16

Valeguard Update #4

With update #4, ValeGuard now has Achievements! There is also a new hero, new tower, and more. As always, there are bug fixes, and usability improvements.

--------------- New in Update #4 ----------------

New Hero: Hexblade
New Feat: Hex Attack - attacks apply a damage-amplifying debuff to targets.

Hexblade Ability: Soul Rip: Rips armor and HP from hexed enemies, dealing damage while regenerating.

Shot of new map bounds with additional zoom.

New Tower
The Bell Tower: Grants nearby troops an attack speed buff

Mounted Spearmen
Spearmen can now be given horses
Spearmen mounted ability: Lance - charges and damages groups of enemies

New achievement system with 20 achievements.
(I plan to add more if I get time)

Unit "Stance" button
Click icon or hit "H" with unit selected.
Lock to hold position to not advance on enemies.
Unlock for standard aggressive stance.

New Events
Wolf among the sheep

New Enemy Types
Dire wolf
Werewolf (with life-steal attack)

Bugs and tweaks
Road bugs
Gatehouse bugs
Level-Up UI bug
Ranged heroes going in for melee
Made training camp cheaper
Lowered cost and time of training troops in camp
Units stick together better
Adjusted troop speeds for better contrast
Boosted melee troop HP and Armor
Increased horse HP
... a bunch of other stuff.
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July 26

Valeguard Update #3

Update #3 is now live! This update features the new Alchemist hero and the Training Camp building. Like previous updates there are also also bug fixes, and usability improvements.

--------------- New in Update #3 ----------------

Usability Features
  • Structure Info - some structures bring up a UI when clicked.
  • Paladin unlock added to totorial
  • Help menu added to tutorial
  • Escape key now exits as well

New Hero: Alchemist
New Feat: Splash Attack - attacks can hit multiple enemies
New Ability: Charm

New Events
Research Project

  • King's Crossing Bridge requires much more work to complete
  • Various tweaks
  • Using hero abilities now give more XP

New Items
Training in a Bottle

Bugs fixed
Graveyard bug
Buildings missing from the final level
Stuck enemies in King's Crossing
Negative iron from Thumbridge Wheels
Some UI issues on lower resolutions
Blacksmith produces after destroyed
Frost Tower FX optimized
Some text was blocking input
Level up sound now plays properly

Note: Units at the edge of the screen/map is a big issue and it will be my top priority in the next update. Other focuses will be: stability, optimizations, usability and achievements.
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“ValeGuard has an attractive and compelling gameplay loop”

“[EARLY ACCESS] A turn-based city builder with real-time strategic combat. Build up your city during the day and defend with heroes, soldiers and towers at night. Precedural lands, heavily recommended.”
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About This Game

The quiet hamlets of the Vale stand defenseless... No walls, no moats, not even a presentable fence. You'll have to use your resources wisely to transform each village from farm-town to fortress. Build defenses, train troops, and hold the line with powerful heroes in ValeGuard, a Defensive Strategy game.

Gameplay: Valeguard is a unique strategy game that combines Turn-Based City-Building with Real-Time Combat. Each day you construct your defenses, train troops, and prepare for attack. When enemies come in the night, you defend with towers, troops, and heroes with powerful abilities. Save as many towns as you can, while you travel through the Vale. Choose wisely, because each town unlocks unique assets and a hero to aid in future battles. Defeat is not the end in Valeguard. Each play you can unlock more heroes and discover new strategies to achieve victory.


    - Build in the day and defend at night
    - Gather resources, craft weapons, and train troops
    - Trade with merchants and buy items on the black market
    - Build your party of heroes with each successful defense
    - Random events and levels make each play unique
    - Hop from town to town as you travel across the map of the Vale
    - Build walls, towers, and traps to defend your village
    - Acquire new technologies depending on what towns you visit
    - Unlock new heroes through special events and quests
    - Confront the dark generals in a final epic battle

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 and 64 bits)
    • Processor: INTEL, AMD 2 cores CPU at 2Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000, Radeon, Nvidia card with shader model 3, 1GB video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bits)
    • Processor: INTEL. AMD 4 cores CPU at 3Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 7950 or above, Nvidia GTX 670 or above. 4GB video ram
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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