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Niche Spotlight – Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

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Today’s Spotlight is Here Be Dragons, a satirical strategy game by Red Zero Games that recently left Early Access.

Here Be Dragons hopes to tell players the true story of Christopher Columbus’ expedition to America. Set on a “living map” world, players control a fleet of monster hunters that went ahead of Columbus to clear his path of gigantic sea creatures.

Fight turn-based battles against mythical creatures, and use ink to “errata” encounters to give you an edge in battle. You can check out the launch trailer below.

Here Be Dragons is available on Windows PC, and Mac (both via Steam) for $19.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:


Here Be Dragons is a satirical turn-based strategy game featuring unique “living map” graphics, where you lead a group of crazed captains and eradicate legendary monsters in order to allow Christopher Columbus the discovery of the New World.

STORY

Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in 1492. In 10 weeks. With 100 men. With 3 ships. This is a LIE!

Firstly, someone had to defeat kraken and tritons. Someone had to vanquish the Leviathan. Someone had to banish all the ghost ships. The information about these deeds is missing from the archives, and you can’t find it in any great statesmen’s memoir. The knowledge of the “Avant Armada” was completely erased by some bloody officials.

The people who took part in the expeditions were not sane people. Maniacs, psychos and common crackpots were forced by royal orders to eradicate Evil in the uncharted seas. “Here Be Dragons” describes these events.

GAMEPLAY

  • Use original Dice Activation System to attack enemies, heal your crew, and upgrade the fleet.
  • Collect Ink and use Errata to turn the tide of the encounter.
  • Cross the seas with an ancient, living map, full of terrible creatures that want to devour you!
  • Confront the most fierce beasts that ever lived: leviathans and krakens, predatory whales and lustful mermaids. Decimate tritons, awake Dagon, and then erase them from human memory.

SATIRE

  • Meet an extraordinary company of weirdos, madmen and oddballs. Their vices and virtues fuel the journey.
  • Experience clashes with bureaucratic machine. Don’t lose your mind when confronted by absurdities spewed by authorities and royal advisors.
  • Sniff at pirates. Ignore the settlers. You are above them. You are a monster hunter traversing through the aqua incognita. Who cares if you are insane?

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Frank Streva

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