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Thursday - May 10, 2018

The Storm Guard - Gnome Mage Hero Added

by Silver, 15:06

A new hero character and German localization for The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming.

Update #19 brings the Gnome Mage & German Localization

2018-05-08
Update 19 is now out of beta and available to everbody.

New Hero

The latest update brings a new hero, the Gnome Mage. He is a master of earth, fire and ice spells, many of them being AoE spells that can bring the pain to clumped up enemies.

German Localization

Germans can now enjoy the game in their native language.

Bugs & Balance

Minor balance changes to adjust the difficulty have been made. We also squashed some bugs.

Saturday - September 03, 2016

The Storm Guard - Released

by Hiddenx, 09:56

The first user-reviews for the tactical turn-based RPG The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming are good.

The Storm Guard is a challenging turn-based roguelike role-playing game inspired by the Night’s Watch in the Game of Thrones.

You assume the role of the Lord Commander of the Storm Guard leading the order during difficult times. An ancient dragon and its minions have returned, threatening the realm of men. While in your base, you must recruit, train and develop a team of heroes in their quest to restore peace. Make smart decisions during the random events you will run into and battle countless different creatures ranging from mere goblins to huge abominable creatures like wyverns, golems, ogres and worse. On the tactical combat map, put the skills you have learned to the test to defeat powerful opponents.

Your chances in battle not only depend on your tactical decisions but also on your preparation. Assemble well-rounded teams and pick from dozens of different skills to creature unique synergies between your team members that work for you and your preferred playstyle.

  • Rich turn-based combat with a wide range of interesting mechanics, including numerous conditions (bleeding, burning, weakened, blind, crippled, ...), knockdowns, shouts, buffs, enchantments, and hexes.
  • Interesting combat mechanics that allow flanking, tying up, disengaging, and smart combinations of skills.
  • Numerous playable hero classes to pick from to add to your team with dozens of unique abilities to specialize in.
  • Challenging encounters against close to 40 different creature types each with their own abilities. Ever since the Ancient Dragon returned, Orks, Giants, Undead and Mystic Creatures roam the realm of men causing death and destruction.
  • Defeat intelligent monsters that collaborate, heal and buff their allies and have their own strategy on how to put your heroes to the grave.
  • Use your gold wisely on the strategy layer to invest into skill development, equipment, consumables or additional heroes.
  • Rest in town to recover from injuries that reduce your constitution or gain morale boosts by exceptional performance in battle.
  • Classic RPG/roguelike features like permadeath, procedural dungeons, and random events result in high replayability.

Saturday - June 18, 2016

The Storm Guard - Preparing for Release

by Silver, 03:36

At the steam forums Bitmen Studios announced The Storm Guard has moved to beta status and is preparing the game for release once bugs are ironed out.

Update #12 now on Beta Branch
Update #12 brings a new playable hero, the dwarven slayer. He's got not energy but his skills cost a percentage of his current health. Furthermore, he gets stronger the less health he's got left. So, you will want to keep him low, but not too low.

We're already in June and I'm getting the game ready for public release. Therefore, the focus will now be on finding and ironing out any remaining bugs and getting everything ready. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. If you enjoy the game, please also give it a thumbs up. Thanks.

Update #12
2016-06-15

Gameplay Changes

  • New playable hero: the dwarven slayer. He has no energy resource but his skills cost a percentage of his current health. The lower his health, the more damage he does. He is a crazy guy who forgoes armor for more damage.
  • New option to speed up attack animations by factor 5.
  • Archer animations generally sped up.
  • Refund 75% of the equipment cost for fallen team members (only if you win the battle).
  • Added voiceover introductions for new neutral creatures (humans, dwarves).
  • New Credits song: "The Fires of the Storm Guard".
  • Mobility potions grant immunity to knockdown.
  • Can now sell potions in town.
  • Can now rearrange characters on roster via drag & drop.


Balance Changes

  • Some AI skills that cause burning now have slightly lower duration.
  • Level boundaries for level 5+ lowered. Thus, characters level faster in the late game.
  • For normal games with missions costing stamina, tax income increased to 500 (up from 250). This should give players a wee-bit more gold to equip and train multiple heroes.
  • Burning now does damage equivalent to 20% of max hp (down from 25%). AoE burning was a bit too good.
  • Goblin Assassin's "Dagger Fury" does +20 damage (down from +25).
  • Statues provide better benefits.
  • Weapon penetrations scale with character levels. That way, penetration is not that bad early on but will get gradually better (as armor gets thicker).
  • Troll and Warchief's high end skills moved back one level. They were too good in the mid game.
  • Dodging no longer takes distance into account.
  • Lowered chance of Portal, Crypt or Camp missions to show up to 10% (down from 15%). Chance of Occupied Village and Invasion both reduced to 15 (down from 20).
  • Scrolls of XP now give 250XP (up from 100).
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Wednesday - March 09, 2016

The Storm Guard - Gameplay Introduction

by Hiddenx, 22:40

Kill Ten Rats checked out The Storm Guard: Darkness Is Coming:

Let's Play The Storm Guard: Darkness Is Coming - Episode 1 - Gameplay Introduction

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Let's play The Storm Guard: Darkness Is Coming! The Storm Guard: Darkness Is Coming is a challenging turn-based tactical RPG (currently in Steam's Early Access program) inspired by the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones. Let's don the mantle of Lord Commander and protect the realm of men!

Thursday - January 28, 2016

The Storm Guard - Early Access available

by Hiddenx, 22:40

The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming is now available on Steam (Early Access):

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The Storm Guard is a challenging turn-based roguelike role-playing game inspired by the Night’s Watch in the Game of Thrones.

You assume the role of the Lord Commander of the Storm Guard leading the order during difficult times. An ancient dragon and its minions have returned, threatening the realm of men. While in your base, you must recruit, train and develop a team of heroes in their quest to restore peace. Make smart decisions during the random events you will run into and battle countless different creatures ranging from mere goblins to huge abominable creatures like wyverns, golems, ogres and worse. On the tactical combat map, put the skills you have learned to the test to defeat powerful opponents.

Your chances in battle not only depend on your tactical decisions but also on your preparation. Assemble well-rounded teams and pick from dozens of different skills to creature unique synergies between your team members that work for you and your preferred playstyle.

  • Rich turn-based combat with a wide range of interesting mechanics, including numerous conditions (bleeding, burning, weakened, blind, crippled, ...), knockdowns, shouts, buffs, enchantments, and hexes.
  • Interesting combat mechanics that allow flanking, tying up, disengaging, and smart combinations of skills.
  • Numerous playable hero classes to pick from to add to your team with dozens of unique abilities to specialize in.
  • Challenging encounters against close to 40 different creature types each with their own abilities. Ever since the Ancient Dragon returned, Orks, Giants, Undead and Mystic Creatures roam the realm of men causing death and destruction.
  • Defeat intelligent monsters that collaborate, heal and buff their allies and have their own strategy on how to put your heroes to the grave.
  • Use your gold wisely on the strategy layer to invest into skill development, equipment, consumables or additional heroes.
  • Rest in town to recover from injuries that reduce your constitution or gain morale boosts by exceptional performance in battle.
  • Classic RPG/roguelike features like permadeath, procedural dungeons, and random events result in high replayability.

Information about

The Storm Guard: Darkness is Coming

Developer: Bitmen Studios

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Roguelike
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2016-08-25
· Publisher: Bitmen Studios