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Dive into the new turn-based roguelike deck builder with a stunning comic art style
Mixed Realms is thrilled to announce that the fantasy roguelike deck builder Gordian Quest is now available on Steam Early Access. Combining elements of turn-based combat, strategy and deck building, Gordian Quest will have players set out on a perilous journey with their party of heroes to expel ancient curses that are rampaging the land.
In Gordian Quest players will be able to choose from a spirited cast of heroes - each with their own unique class skills - to form a party. They will set out on a grueling journey to vanquish monsters, challenge quests and explore locations like dark forests, eerie dungeons and mysterious caves. Heroes' abilities can be augmented through equipment gained through battles and quests. Players will also be able to train and upgrade their heroes through a unique skill grid system. Playing to their strengths, players can further nurture and customize each hero by assigning them abilities from different skill schools and letting them learn new talents. The wide range of skills and talents available make it possible for one single hero to have multiple playstyles.
With an aim to make each playthrough different from the last, players will face a myriad of variables throughout their adventures. First, maps and dungeons are always procedurally generated to offer a non-linear experience every time a player replays the game. Second, the skills and talents offered whenever a hero receives a level up will always be randomized so that players have to think on their feet how they want to customize their heroes based on the cards they are given. Items that the players find can promote a certain skill or playstyle, influencing the player's choice on how builds are created on the fly. In the future, content from all Acts will be combined into an epic free adventure mode, featuring entirely procedurally generated worlds. Endless replayability is the ultimate goal.
Tactical combat strategy that requires highly adaptive gameplay and on-the-spot strategic thinking is key in Gordian Quest as players will constantly face a variety of enemies in turn-based combat. Players have the ability to move freely on their side of the battlefield, deploying passive and active skills in their deck strategically to deliver damage as well as anticipate and guard against enemy attacks. As enemies grow in strength, players will have to develop effective combo strategies to keep the tide of battles in their favor. Players looking for the ultimate tactical combat experience can ramp up the difficulty of their game to hardcore mode, making the threat of permadeath loom over each battle.
In future development, Gordian Quest will also feature a unique relationship system where bonds of friendship, rivalry, mentorship or even love among the heroes in the party can be uncovered to unlock secret combo abilities.
A list of Early Access features include:
One-Act - The Early Access version features one Act, providing 5-6 hours of playtime per playthrough.
Six heroes - At the moment, players can choose from six different heroes each with their own unique class, skills, and playstyle to form a party of three and bring to adventure. At launch, there is a swordhand, a cleric, a ranger, a scoundrel, a druid, and a spellbinder.
Hundreds of skills - The heroes have a combined total of close to 500 passive and active skills that can be deployed during turn-based battles, allowing players to discover and formulate their favorite combos.
Train and equip heroes - Heroes can be upgraded, trained and equipped with a large selection of weapons, armor, and enchanted trinkets to enhance their abilities.
High replayability - Procedurally generated maps and dungeons and randomized hero skills make each playthrough different from the last.
Various difficulty levels - Take on hardcore mode for a teeth-gritting permadeath experience, or play more casually where death is only a setback.
Loot galore - Gather items and relics throughout your journey to boost your heroes' abilities. In the future, you will also encounter mysterious items that can bless your heroes but also cripple them with a curse at the same time.
Carryover rewards and progression system - Get rewarded the more you play. Progressing in Acts with each hero lets them start off with a bit more resources, items, or even granting the ability to modify their starting decks.
Additional features and content planned for the full version:
Three more Acts - The completed game will feature four fully fleshed out Acts to explore - each with new heroes, skills, quests, relics, items, and NPCs to discover. Each Act will introduce new gameplay mechanics that expand on and enrich the base game experience.
More heroes - Encounter more heroes from all over the realm and form new party combos and relationships.
Relationship system - Future development will introduce a unique system where bonds of friendship, rivalry, mentorship or even love among the heroes in the party can be uncovered to unlock secret combo abilities.
Shape the course of your adventure - Align yourself with different factions, embark on side quests and eventually shape the course of your adventure with critical decisions.
Endless mode - This special mode makes the game a perpetual adventure and allows you to keep on questing, slaying more monsters and collecting more heroes, skills, relics, and weapons.
PVP mode - Engage in skirmish fights with other players using your preferred mix of heroes and skills.
About Mixed Realms Pte Ltd
Mixed Realms is a Singapore based game development studio best known for their hit cyber ninja simulator Sairento VR. With a focus on player feedback, Mixed Realms believes that gamers play a vital role in bringing about changes and new elements to their titles. For more information on Mixed Realms please visit https://mixedrealms.com/.
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