Niche Spotlight – Citadel: Forged With Fire, a Massive Online Sandbox RPG

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Blue Isle Studios (the folks behind Slender: The Arrival, Valley, etc) have been working on an ambitious, online, sandbox RPG of sorts called Citadel: Forged With Fire, and it just launched on Steam Early Access.

The game is described as a “massive online sandbox RPG” that combines elements of magic, spellcasting, and inter-kingdom strife. You play as a newly enlisted apprentice within the magic arts, and are tasked with investigating the dangerous world of Ignus.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • Tame Legendary Beasts: Tame or ward off Savage Orcs, Horses, Direwolves, Dragons and more.
  • Form Alliances and an Empire: Build your house, create a flag and establish a hierarchy as you prepare for war against other houses!
  • Explore a Massive Fantasy World: Visit Sweeping plains, dense forests, craggy mountains, festering swamps, a frozen tundra and more…
  • Study the Arcane Arts: Learn and master a wide range of powerful spells!
  • Want to Fly?: Use your Wizardly prowess to take to the skies using a broomstick, a dragon, an eagle or alchemy!
  • Build and Bash Epic Castles: Construct the castle of your dreams, use magic to enhance your fortress or take advantage of the dynamic destruction system and crush an opposing house.
  • Character Customization: Dress your Mage the way you want, with a limitless variety of clothing and weapon options!

Featured above, you can view an overview trailer for the game. A console release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is also planned.

Your ultimate goal is to earn a name for yourself and probably earn some notoriety or power within the ruling Houses of the land. You’ll have “complete freedom” to pursue your destiny, including building huge and sprawling castles, fighting other players, or just fighting to the top.

You can find Citadel: Forged With Fire here on Steam Early Access, for Windows PC.


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  • Cy

    Hm, every single time I’ve seen this “build a kingdom and fight to the top” thing in MMOs it always ends up that the second you leave the game you get attacked by other players and everything you built gets destroyed.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    At the risk of sounding presumptuous, I think long time gamers are starting to become numb to these; if not downright sick of them.

  • Madbrainbox

    There’s still a market for these but at least once I’d love to see one released in a complete state.

  • lucben999

    Massive sandbox RPG sounds good, online Early Access not so much.

  • ProxyDoug

    “This is Niche Spotlight. In this column, we regularly introduce new games to our fans”
    Fan is a bit of a strong word isn’t it?

  • Grampy_Bone

    It’s a testament to these game’s compelling features that people will buy them and play them despite not being remotely finished. Sad though that early access is such cancer. Wonder why EA, Ubisoft, etc, aren’t trying to make an actual polished game of this style. Bethesda tossed in some half-assed settlement building to Fallout 4 and it worked great for them.

  • InkViper

    Ark+Skyrim+Harry Potter, K…