Vagrus - The Riven Realms
Embark on a perilous journey across a realm forsaken by the gods and devastated by an arcane cataclysm. Accompanied by a hardy crew, you must trade, fight, and explore your way to success as the leader of a traveling company in Vagrus, an award-winning turn-based post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (198) - 84% of the 198 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 22, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

The setting of Vagrus is a dark, gruesome world and accordingly, THE GAME IS VERY HARD. If you are looking for a casual experience, Vagrus is definitely not a good choice.
Vagrus is a narrative-heavy game so unless you know for sure that you enjoy reading a lot, we suggest trying our FREE Prologue to give you a taste of what to expect.

Vagrus has been developed for close to three years now and we have always used a decidedly open development process from the start. We have involved players whenever we could - we shared details on our progress and decisions while they shared their valuable insights so that we could tweak the experience. We started with a few fans and gradually grew that audience. By now, thousands have played Vagrus and its demo. All this happened to prepare for finally bringing the game to Steam and opening it up to a huge player base in the form of Early Access. This way we can continue involving players to eventually be able to deliver a unique game between our vision and their preferences.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our current plan is to release Vagrus sometime in the second half of 2021. The date will be very much dependent on how we progress with content creation, as well as on the addition and improvement of features based on player feedback, and of course the final polishing stage.”

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

“The current Vagrus build has approximately 80 hours of content. Almost all of the planned major features have been deployed and available regions opened up during our Early Access period but we still have plans to add/improve a number of things. The full version will include new features like the Mercenary tasks (coming soon), user interface improvements, and many balancing tweaks. There will be a number of major storylines and companion loyalty event-chains that will be added with the 1.0 version. Stay tuned and Conquer the wasteland!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The currently available 80-100 hours of content come together from two parts:

‘Pilgrims of the Wasteland’ is a standalone story that initially is a more linear and text-heavy experience, with less branching in the overall story, albeit full of choices and consequences within the events themselves. It introduces the world, some characters, game mechanics, and concepts gradually, opening up more in its second half. Its estimated playtime is 7-10 hours (depending on playstyle).

In the open-world main campaign, you can create your own character (vagrus) and travel anywhere in a huge game world from the start. The campaign already has a gigantic region with dozens of settlements and points of interest to explore, six companions you can recruit, scores of enemy types, character creation, and a ton of story content for you to discover. Players who spent time in it suggested it holds approximately 75-90 hours of content, and we know that the most dedicated ones have spent hundreds of hours in the game already.”

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

“The price might increase as we add more content and features but there are no definite plans regarding a higher price at present. The game will occasionally take part in Steam Sales events but no major discounts are to be expected until its full release.”

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

“Vagrus is a complex game mixing multiple genres: narrative RPG, strategy, tactical turn-based combat, and management, making it a unique hybrid that pulls in players with varied interests. With that comes the challenge of balancing the game so that most players find their joy in it while accepting that there is no way to please everyone. That said, we are making a valiant effort to listen to all our players and consider their input. We created an inbuilt reporting tool to log bugs, improvement ideas, and text errors. We also have a lively Discord server ( with over a thousand people where we talk to our players constantly. We would like to use player statistics to see which features, characters, and stories may be out of balance (overpowered or too weak) and you can help us immensely by ticking the Send Game Statistics box on the starting screen as well as reporting any bugs you come across.”
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BEFORE YOU BUY - Vagrus is a HARD game - Please try the FREE PROLOGUE

Free Vagrus - Prologue NOW AVAILABLE here on Steam

Vagrus - The Riven Realms: Prologue is an early Demo to Vagrus - The Riven Realms, made up of two parts:

  • The first section of the standalone story 'Pilgrims of the Wasteland', which is also the tutorial of the game.
  • A taste of the Open-World main campaign with character creation and the first twenty-five turns to play.
The Demo has about 2-3 hours of playable content (depending on playstyle).

About This Game

Vagrus is an award-winning roleplaying game with a narrative focus, open-world exploration, and strong elements of strategy. The player takes the role of a vagrus - a caravan leader who strives to survive in a strange and dangerous dark fantasy world by leading a traveling company on all kinds of ventures.

A vast realm is yours to explore, filled with unique locations, strange factions, and a colorful cast of characters. In order to punish the Empire for its sins, the Elder Gods unleashed their power a thousand years ago that ended up devastating the realms. The continent is now a wasteland, riddled with arcane anomalies, swarming with twisted monsters, and haunted by roaming undead even after long centuries of rebuilding.

A large selection of stories make up the game’s narrative in the form of events and quests. The choices you make in these often affect your companions and the world around you. Pick your background from trader, mercenary, or explorer; work for factions, follow rumors and trading opportunities; acquire wealth, gain fame, and discover hidden knowledge.

Engage in turn-based, tactical combat that involves your companions and a large variety of enemies, both humanoid and monstrous. Use a wide range of character skills as well as your own leadership-related abilities to succeed. Positioning and support skills are of paramount importance in these challenging engagements.

Journeys have to be planned and prepared for carefully, lest they end in disaster. Manage your supplies, morale, and your crew’s vigor effectively to survive. Haul cargo and valuables across the wasteland or take it from others. Your crew of workers, fighters, scouts, and slaves have to be managed well to optimize their effectiveness.

Recruit from a wide variety of companions to have them serve in versatile caravan roles, such as scoutmaster, guard captain, treasure hunter, or beast handler. Each companion comes with unique combat skills, background stories, and personal quest lines that can upgrade them further when you complete them.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: General Mature Content

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2Ghz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2Ghz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 2Ghz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1280x768 minimum resolution, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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