Vambrace: Cold Soul is a story-driven roguelite set amidst a frozen landscape. Plan expeditions, then journey to the cursed city surface with your party. Wield unique powers, avoid traps, brave strange encounters, and survive deadly combat in this gothic fantasy adventure!
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Mixed (236) - 57% of the 236 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 28, 2019
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June 14

Cards, Badges, & More!



Hey everyone!

It’s been some time since we last spoke. We’re coming hot off of E3 and nearing the conclusion of our tests for the next big update. So, I’m dropping by with some news and a few teasers for what’s headed your way next week.

Steam Cards, Badges, & Profile Backgrounds
Some of you may have already noticed that Vambrace trading cards have just gone live. There are 15 basic cards to collect and a pretty sweet foil Aetherbrace badge waiting to be attained. We hope this enhances your Steam experience. In addition to that…

Big Update Incoming!
There’s a great deal we’ve been chomping at the bit to share for 1.08. We wanted to make sure we spent enough time testing things before we made any official announcements. I’m excited to say we’re happy with the current state of these new developments.

Since the game’s launch, we’ve made a huge effort to assess feedback from the community. We prioritize objective ideas that we believe stays true to the spirit of the game’s original design intents AND enhances player experience. Something we’ve noted from both positive and negative reviews is that many players would have liked more “depth” to the combat system.

Perhaps, what the community will find more surprising is that our early designs had features that were intentionally left on the cutting room floor to maintain a minimalist combat system. We are revisiting some of those features and adding a lot of new content to balance things out.

Features
-An enhanced point based flourish system
-3 default skills per character with enhanced skills from Relics
-New recruits have a randomized skill
-10 new relics that can be crafted or haggled from merchants.
-Monster Types which yield bonuses or penalties in combat
-Adjustable difficulty levels in the options
-A new monster, varied formations, and teams
-Rebalanced stats for enemy encounters
-Finally, a fix for the dreaded teleporting inventory cursor!

The result is a more robust combat system that requires a deeper level of tactics. However, it doesn’t compromise our original design intents and feels like a natural extension of the game. More details about each to come with the next patch.

Until then, feast your eyes on these preview images:



Outro



As always, a huge shout out to the community. Thanks for your continued support. Please continue to share your questions and comments in the discussion boards. We love hearing from you guys!

Tris, over and out!


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June 5

Version 1.07 is Live!



Hello, friends! Tris here with an all-new update for patch 1.07.

New Relics!
All new unique faction relics have been added for Lyric. They can be unlocked by successfully completing Faction quests.

Fix
Sitara was difficult to find for some people. So, she is easier to find after the Chapter 6 Boss fight.

English Script
Various typo fixes, some monsters have been renamed, and some general polish work has been done.

Korean Script
A great deal of polish and changes to the Korean script.

Industrial District Bug
Some players reported a bug in which returning to the Industrial District after Chapter 5, passing Thrain and entering combat caused a bug. This has been fixed.

Isabel Bug
There was a bug that caused the game to crash in the final fight if you “guarded” with Isabel. This has been fixed.

New Shelter
A new Shelter was added after the Overseer/Thrain encounter.

Chapter 5 “Backdoor”
During the Sack of Dalearch, the Naziri Camp now has a backdoor to allow players to go back to Gerrard and sell their overstocked items.

Teaser:
There are some pretty big updates in the pipeline…and I mean it when I say this is a pretty big deal. I can’t make an official announcement yet with any details because we are still exploring our options for this, but stay tuned for more updates.

Outro
As always, please continue to share your ideas and feedback in the discussion forums! We couldn't do this without you.


Tris, over and out!
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Reviews

“Vambrace understands what it means to be a roguelike in soul and spirit!”
9/10 – TechRaptor

“Vambrace: Cold Soul is an abusive girlfriend who got me hooked on crack, locked up my passport for 'safekeeping', and now has me turning tricks on the street, but I still love her anyway.”
9/10 – GameSkinny

“An exquisitely cruel adventure.”
4/5 – OnlySP

A Word From The Dev

"Vambrace: Cold Soul is a love letter to the games that left their indelible marks on us. It's inspired by the gothic fantasy of Castlevania, the deep lore of series like The Elder Scrolls, the replayability of roguelites like FTL: Faster Than Light, and the sweeping, character-driven epics of our favorite JRPGs. It represents our effort to seize those varied elements and condense them into an interactive experience players from all walks (especially masochists) will enjoy!"

T.L. Riven, Lead Game & Narrative Designer

About This Game



The King of Shades has cursed the great city of Icenaire. Now cast under a permanent blight of frost fall, its former residents have returned from the dead as mad Wraiths. Survivors take refuge deep underground where they lead a desperate campaign against this unearthly power. Woefully outmatched, they are forced into hiding as the King of Shades amasses an army of the undead above them. One fateful day, a mysterious stranger appears in the city with an enchanted vambrace. She may now be their only hope…



You are Evelia Lyric, bearer of the Aetherbrace and the only human capable of entering Icenaire. The survivors now look to you as their best hope against the King of Shades. Only one problem...you’re woefully outmatched, and survival is not guaranteed.

Vambrace: Cold Soul is a narrative-driven game filled with memorable characters, brutal challenges, and deep strategy. To succeed, you must choose perceptive party leaders, camp to recuperate, navigate strange encounters, and survive deadly combat. Will you scavenge for supplies to sell or use them to craft new items for your next expedition? The surface of Icenaire is cold and unforgiving. So, prepare your party well before departing...lest you join the cursed city's undead.

In this game, the difference between life and undeath all comes down to good planning and smart tactics!





  • Embark on an epic fantasy-adventure spanning 7 intriguing chapters.
  • Complete sub-quests to unlock up to 26 new, thematic character skins.
  • Assemble your party from 5 races and 10 unique classes of recruits.
  • Craft items and armor from precious materials gathered on your trips.
  • Make crucial decisions where one wrong turn can seal your party's fate.
  • Prepare well or condemn your comrades to permanent death.
  • Find codex pages to expand upon Ethera's history and mythical lore.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP (64Bit)
    • Processor: Core2Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any with hardware 3D acceleration
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Storage: 4850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster / equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Earphones! x64
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows10 (64Bit)
    • Processor: Core2Duo or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 7900 / equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster / equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Earphones! x64
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.6.8 (64Bit)
    • Processor: Core2Duo
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any with hardware 3D acceleration
    • Storage: 4850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster / equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Earphones!
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Version 10.6.8 or above (64Bit)
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / AMD GPU with 256 MB or more
    • Storage: 4850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster / equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Earphones!
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu (64Bit)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any with hardware 3D acceleration
    • Storage: 4850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster / equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Earphones!
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu (64Bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia / AMD GPU with 256 MB or more
    • Storage: 4850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Soundblaster / equivalent
    • Additional Notes: Earphones!

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