CotU is a turn-based comedy JRPG about Hikaru, a mischevous and carefree girl that learns magic. Get a castle, recruit dozens of friends and restore the peace in the Bestann Federation while spreading chaos to most places you step on.
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Aug 14, 2021

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Why Early Access?

“The work for the first episode has been done and betatested. I'm releasing this game in Early Access to get a final round of feedback before releasing, while improving balance and stability.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This will depend on the amount of issues to add/fix/change, but I'm hoping releasing within 2-3 months.”

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

“There may be minor differences in terms of gameplay balance, stability and bug fixes. Some characters will have their own non-generic character model added, some backstories will be expanded and I'll be adding several Steam features during the EA”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“This episode may contain bugs and need some difficulty balance, but other than that it's fully playable.”

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

“Price will remain the same.”

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

“I welcome users to report bugs and issues on the Steam Discussion board, as well as feedback about the current state of the game. I'm specially interested in knowing if the players become lost during the gameplay, difficult mobs, unclear tutorials (or lack of them for any feature that may confuse the player) or new features, keeping in mind that I'm a single guy doing most of the work, so sometimes time constraints prevents me doing all I'd like to do in this game.”
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About This Game

Castle of the Underdogs is a comedy JRPG game inspired by Suikoden-like games, with strategic turn-based combat, mass recruiting and a castle HQ.

Join Hikaru, a mischevous and carefree girl that learns magic, in an absurd adventure where she must recruit dozens of friends in order to restore the peace in the Bestann Federation despite spreading chaos to most places she steps on.

  • A classic story gone comedy
    A hilarious story driven game with unpredictable situations and outcomes.
  • Lots of recruitable characters and Castle headquarters
    Recruit characters during your adventure, each with his own ridiculous backstory, and visit them at your Castle HQ. From guys having problems distinguishing reality from fiction to plunger-throwing failed ninjas.
  • Classic JRPG gameplay
    Learn spells and abilities, steal equipment, explore the country, assault and loot the villagers' houses, find treasures and fight against the bad guys.

  • Strategic battle
    Turn-based JRPG battle system that draws its features from both Final Fantasy X and Suikoden series.
  • Quick tagging
    Control 6 players in battle, 3 at the same time, and tag between them strategically.
  • Unite Attacks
    Make several characters collaborate to unleash special attacks combining their skills.
  • Knowledge system
    A complex knowledge system that allows you to discover the enemies strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to plan your battle actions accordingly, as well as collecting the bestiary data.
  • Create your own runes.
    Imbue the knowledge learnt during your adventure and combine it to create more powerful runes.

  • Adjust difficult any time
    5 difficulty levels to choose from, you can either enjoy the adventure without any battle hassle or be challenged by mighty foes.
  • Flexible save system
    99 saveslots for each playthrough, and all the playthroughs you want.
  • Minigames
    Several minigames available that will be expanded in both content and number in the following episodes.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bits
    • Processor: i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bits
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 1050 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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