A text-based RPG full of choice and action. Fight for survival in the midst of the Roman invasion of ancient Caledonia. Strategize one dice roll at a time as emotions affect your performance. Use willpower to outsmart opponents, gain allies, wage war, or strive for peace. How will your story end?
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Very Positive (392) - 95% of the 392 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 18, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Sacred Fire is an innovative role-playing game experience, modeling how emotions influence our choices. We were fortunate to build a patient and dedicated community over the years and several playtesting rounds, and have really benefited from our public demo. The feedback we received from events such as Steam Next Fest has been invaluable, offering important insights into how the players experience the game so we can make fundamental improvements.

It’s only natural that we’d like to continue with this on a grander scope, so an Early Access release will help us to better understand who our customers are and how they experience the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in Early Access approximately till summer 2024. The release of v1.0 will update the game with the third and final act of the story, more character art variety and localization.”

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

“The Early Access version contains character creation and the first two of the three acts of the story, or roughly 70% of the branching content with voice-over.

The full version will contain 1 more act to complete the story, more character and location variety, as well as more ambient sound effects. We also expect the full version to be much better balanced and so even more immersive.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All of our game mechanics and features are complete. We’ve had 1 round of bug fixing and re-balancing based on external QA reporting. We’ve also implemented voice-over on all scenes, and have completed a significant portion of our planned character and location art.”

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

“We do plan to raise the price when we exit Early Access, but this decision will also factor in feedback and our general sales performance in the meantime.”

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

“Players can report suggestions and bugs via the Steam forums and Discord. Even for our demo at Steam Next Fest this was super helpful and has shaped multiple demo and game updates - we’re always hungry for more feedback!

As player immersion is so important to us, qualitative feedback will also be something we ask for often. Already the community has supported us and helped to improve our tutorial, tooltips, bonuses and penalties, with clearer notifications and prompts. We want players to have a premium experience, so their input during Early Access is critical to achieving that.”
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About This Game

Rome has crossed Hadrian’s Wall in full force. Your only hope is to reach Dunadd, a seat of power, and unite the tribes. But first you need to warn Wid, your loyal brother and the only family you have left, beyond the memories of a father you would rather forget and those of a mother you struggle to hold on to.

Will you save those close to you, or risk everything to make an Empire bleed?

Customizing your character’s appearance and traits is just the beginning. Choose your thoughts, words and actions to further shape your body and mind throughout the story.

Emotions affect the success of all dice rolls, in and out of combat. Use your character’s willpower to perform at your peak in battle and guarantee success in negotiations.

Reveal ideas holding you back and forge your mind into a weapon strong enough to brave beasts, men, and your own heart.

Interact with lifelike characters and discover what drives them. Decide what you make of them and mold relationships into deadly rivalries or walk-through-fire friendships.

Analyze your opponents and navigate deadly battles. Spare, save, kill, or abandon characters. Play it safe, or pull off feats worthy of legends to compete for status and influence.

Will you merely survive, or will you find something worth fighting for? Can your choices change your fate and craft a legacy that will echo through the ages?


Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Topics such as violence, sexual relationships, and drugs are present in the text, but they are not depicted visually. Story choices enable players to opt out of killing, drinking and romance. The game deals with themes such as war, slavery, and domestic violence, some of which may affect characters who are children or elderly.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel dual core @ 1.7GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: (disable particles in-game for higher FPS)
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: i5 3.4Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R7 370
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS 10.13.6 High Sierra
    • Processor: Intel i5 @ 1.6GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 6000 1.5GB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: (disable particles in-game for higher FPS)
    • OS: macOS 10.12+
    • Processor: i7-7820HQ @ 2.90Hz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD 560m PRO - 4GB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: Intel dual core @ 1.7GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4400
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: (disable particles in-game for higher FPS)
    • OS: Ubuntu 20.04
    • Processor: i7 6700k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX980 Ti
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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