ValeGuard is an RTS Tower Defense hybrid 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.
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Release Date:
Aug 23, 2018

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September 24

ValeGuard Update #5

Hey everyone, update 5 went live a few days ago, (late notes, sorry). This update was focused more on Events, Bugs, and Stability. So, it's a bit light on other content. As always, thanks for playing and thanks to everyone for posting on the Hub. It's a huge help.

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

Dismount Button
- The horse dies from the overwhelming sadness of being abandoned.

New Events
20 Dragons
The Sunken Shipment
The White Stag
Paladin School

New Items

"Special Thanks" added to credits

Bugs and tweaks
Wall bugs
Slightly stronger walls
Small performance improvements
Nerfed barbarian raid
Golden lute bug
Merc dupe bug
Frost tower range
King's Crossing bugs
Escape confirmation
Large resolution UI tweaks/bugs
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August 23

ValeGuard - Full Release!

ValeGuard's full release is today!

1. I want to say thank you so much to everyone that posted in discussions. Those comments, as well as reviews, were the major driving force in updates. I'd love to hear more from you all. Feel free to email me at as well.

2. I'm happy with ValeGuard and excited for more folks to play it in full-release. That said, I still plan to keep updating it, so stay tuned.

For folks new to the party, below are a few things added in Early Access:

--------------- Early Access Work ----------------

New Heroes
  • Wizard
  • Druid
  • Alchemist
  • Hexblade

New Items
  • Magic Beans
  • Scroll Of Bunnies
  • Scroll Of Chain Heal
  • Scroll Of Ice
  • Firebomb
  • Storm Globe
  • Tanglefoot bag
  • Golden Lute
  • Shroom Pendant
    Training in a Bottle

Usability Features
  • Unit "Stance" toggle
  • New mouse wheel zoom
  • Camera can pan when zoomed in with WASD (mouse pan in settings)
  • Multi-unit box-selection
  • Settings Menu: Audio, camera, and game reset options
  • New Hero Select Menu (for starting a new game)
  • Armor now shown in unit info on HUD
  • Increased map bounds and size
  • Increased zoom-out to better handle "map edge battles"
  • Help menu - available in-mission and on main menu
  • WASD Pan (went live shortly after update 1)
  • Item Tooltips
  • Troop Hotkeys and HUD icons
  • Improved energy UI and ability cost
  • Structure Info - some structures bring up a UI when clicked.
  • Paladin unlock added to tutorial
  • Help menu added to tutorial
  • Escape key now exits as well

Feat System
  • Ranged: Attacks from range with miss chance.
  • Deadly: Can land critical hits for high damage.
  • Hearty: Regenerates hit points faster.
  • Heavy Armor Master: Receives more armor points per perk & repairs more
  • Tinkerer: Helps maintain town structures.
  • Prepared: Starts with a unique item.
  • Quick: Faster move speed.
  • Magical Attack: Ranged attack that always hits.
  • Poison Attack: Attacks poison enemies over time. This effect stacks.
  • Splash Attack: Attacks can damage multiple enemies.
  • Hex Attack: Attacks apply a damage-amplifying debuff to targets.

New Events
  • Magic Beans
  • Beanstalks and Giants
  • Foxtail village
  • Goblin War Rig - Thumbridge Weels
  • Mushrooms in the pumpkins
  • Bridge Out
  • Horse Trading
  • Traveling Performer
  • Moon Fest
  • Trade with the Huntsmen
  • Research Project
  • Wolf among the sheep

New Enemies/Creatures
  • Storm Giant
  • Mushroom Folk
  • Thumbridge Weels
  • Dire wolf
  • Werewolf
  • Battering Ram
  • Goblin Spear-Chucker
  • The Mothershroom

New Buildings
  • The Lost Tower: Task workers to earn magic scrolls.
  • Frost Tower
  • Bell Tower
  • Training Camp

36 Achievements!

Far too many other tweaks, fixes, and smaller improvements to list here.
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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.”
FallenShogun Gaming

“ValeGuard really hits the sweet spot with just enough complexity to keep the game interesting, without being too much.”

About This Game

ValeGuard is an RTS Tower Defense hybrid 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

The quiet hamlets of the Vale stand defenseless. As the ValeGuard you act as mayor, merchant, and general for each village. Balance your workforce to provide food, housing, troops, and fortifications. When enemies threaten your villages, take on the role of commander with pause-able, real-time combat.

Gather resources, craft weapons, and train troops

Juggling resources is key to success in ValeGuard. Wood and iron are required to craft weapons. These weapons are then used to create troops or towers.

Trade with merchants and buy items on the black market

Gold is the most valuable of all resources and cannot be mined. Trade wisely and spend your gold carefully to ensure you have the funds you need.

Random events and levels make each play unique

Pumpkin patches, graveyards, wizard towers, and other town features can alter the way a town is managed and defended. Navigating nightly events can mean avoiding a deadly fight, or acquiring a magical item. Sometimes risk pays off while other times caution is wisest.

Hop from town to town as you travel across the map of the Vale

Each town provides a new hero, technology, and bump to starting resources. Not all villages will survive the war and when a town is destroyed, these perks are lost with it. Choose each town carefully to balance your party and defensive strategy for the long-term.

Build walls, towers, and traps to defend your village

There are many ways to defend a village in ValeGuard. Adapt, and uses what defenses are available to best support your heroes.

Unlock new heroes through special events and quests

Start the game with a single hero class and unlock rare and powerful heroes as you play. With more hero options you can begin to build a more balanced and powerful party.

Upgrade Units With Armor and Mounts

Towers are dependable and simpler to build but are static and don't gain experience. Troops are more demanding but can be moved to defend where needed. Troops can also be upgraded with armor, mounts, and gain levels with experience.

Confront the dark generals in a final epic battle

The final confrontation is difficult and success depends on a successful campaign. All your choices of tech, upgrades, heroes, and more will determine if you can hold out in the final 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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