Medieval Steampunk RPG Acaratus Secures Funds

By Adam Riley 28.02.2016

Medieval Steampunk RPG Acaratus Secures Funds on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Swedish indie developer, Nodbrim Interactive, has announced that Acaratus, its medieval steampunk tactical turn-based RPG, has launched on the Early Access stage and is now available through Steam for Windows PC. In Acaratus, players build mechanised battle suits and fight to free an enslaved population. After winning Sweden's Game Concept Challenge for independent developers, Nodbrim has secured funding to kick-start the development of Acaratus, where players' strategic skills are put to the test in a beautiful, alternative Steampunk universe.

Acaratus challenges players with multiple layers of strategy, urging them to plan a few steps ahead. Gamers have to construct their own mecha units from highly customisable modular attachments and decide between ranged, melee, boosters and defensive parts. Weapons range from war hammers to longer ranged projectile-based weapons, such as cannons. Ability card decks are also used as attack, defence or skill boosts to support unique play styles and help succeed in deep tactical turn-based gameplay. Combat takes place in a beautiful medieval steampunk setting with randomised maps, and players can also fight each other in the battle arenas.

Winning the Game Concept Challenge to make Acaratus a reality means so much to us as a team. We'll continue to listen to what our steadily growing community wants in order to give them the truly unique strategy experience they deserve.
- Martin Kupski, Creative Director at Nodbrim Interactive.
Early Access will support both single and multiplayer modes. While single player mode will be limited only to skirmish, tutorial and a campaign teaser during Early Access, the full game launch will include an extensive campaign mode with a rich story and many more features that will be announced closer to the release date.

Acaratus is now available through Steam Early Access, priced at $24.99/£17.99/€20.99.

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