Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a turn-based tactical roguelike RPG set in a dark fantasy universe. Lead an army of undead to help an angry necromancer in his quest to reach the surface world and bring death to the mortal realms!
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Release Date:
Jul 24, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We value the tactical variety that Iratus: Lord of the Dead provides to our players. The game offers a lot of replayability: you can craft different minions and even evolve their skills in unique ways, invest your resources into a variety of separate systems and so on. Early Access gives players the chance to familiarize themselves with these mechanics so that once we release the full version of the game, they can already be true masters and attempt to complete a playthrough on the highest difficulty level!
Furthermore, balancing a complex game like Iratus is a challenging task. By making the game available to players, we open the floodgates for lots of feedback and data on how to fine-tune the game balance as development continues.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access enables us to develop Iratus iteratively with the help of our community. Iratus will stay in Early Access until the planned content and features have been implemented and the game is fully balanced. As a result, we plan to release the full version between April and June 2020. We will further evaluate and define the date more precisely as the development advances.”

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

“The most important features that await players in the full version are new levels with new enemies and, of course, the conclusion of our narrative. Also, we will be adding a few extra minions… (But hush! That’s still a secret!)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All core gameplay features are complete and implemented. Iratus currently has three unique dungeon floors to overcome—as well as 17 minions under his command, providing players with almost 100 abilities! Using these tools the necromancer will attempt to defeat the resistance that awaits him: alchemically enhanced miners, greedy dwarves and corrupt mercenaries!”

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

“Possibly. We evaluate the pricing regularly as the game gains features, expands in scope and moves toward full release. The game's price may be increased moderately when big content updates expand the game in a major way.”

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

“Iratus has always been a community effort and that doesn't change with Early Access. We are always open to community suggestion for changes or new content ideas and requests either on the forums and discussion boards or in direct communication on our Discord server. Early Access players can report issues, submit ideas for new characters, mechanics, skills and make feature requests. We also have Facebook and VK pages where you can get in touch with us and express your thoughts and ideas.”
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About This Game

In Iratus you find yourself fighting for the forces of darkness in the role of the titular necromancer—Iratus, recently freed from his millennia-long imprisonment.

You control an obedient army of the living dead, with skeletons, zombies, banshees and many other unliving warriors. Create your soldiers the only way a necromancer knows how: from the body parts of your slain enemies!

Expand and improve your underground lair. Strengthen your servants by researching secret rituals. Explore the twisted corridors and underground catacombs, and battle against lobotomized miners, greedy dwarves and corrupt mercenaries. Aid Iratus in his quest to recapture and eclipse his former power. Lead him to conquer the forces of good and unleash an eternal kingdom of death upon the world!

The sheer variety of tactical and strategic options makes Iratus a true treat for any ardent fans of the roguelike genre.

  • Play on the side of evil, embodied by the necromancer Iratus!

  • Expand and improve your underground lair.

  • 18 types of obedient servants: zombies, vampires, skeletons, mummies, banshees and many more!

  • Craft minions from the body parts of your conquered enemies.
  • Advanced combat system: to win you need to know both the strengths and weaknesses of your troops and enemies.
  • Iratus can kill his enemies not only by magic or claw but also by draining their sanity!
  • Each minion has six unique abilities for a total of nearly one-hundred abilities for you to command.
  • Four talent trees that alter the way you play: Alchemy, Magic, Wrath and Destruction.

  • Roguelike elements: minions that die are gone for good and the game saves automatically, making each choice irreversible.
  • Detailed 2D graphics and a gloomy atmosphere of dark fantasy.
  • Various difficulty levels, satisfying every type of player from novice to hardcore.
  • Iratus himself is voiced by the voice-acting legend Stefan Weyte, famous for his performance as Caleb in the cult game series "Blood"!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Contains stylized violence and blood.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 - 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X9 Compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 - 64 Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, AMD Radeon R9 280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X9 Compatible

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