Niche Spotlight – Tears of Avia

Tears of Avia

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Tears of Avia, a turn-based tactics JRPG by CooCooSqueaky Games and PQube Limited.

The world of Estera has been torn apart by a war between the powerful city-states of Tirig and Helmgar. Assemble a party of heroes consisting of misfit adventurers and warriors from both sides of the conflict. Forge bonds between your party members, and diffuse tense situations as personalities and ideologies clash. Your choices can change the fate of Estera, for better or for worse.

Build your party from dozens of characters across five classes, crafting synergies between hundreds of different skills and abilities. Fight strategic, turn-based encounters on grid-based battlefields against humans and monsters alike.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Tears of Avia is available on Windows PC, Mac (both via Steam), and Xbox One for $19.99 USD.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Tears Of Avia is a turn-based strategy and tactics game, set in the beautiful world of Estera.

Estera, a once proud and thriving world, is torn by war between the two large city-states; Tirig, the largest military in the land who praise the Gods, and the city state Helmgar, the Godless heretics to the north. Build your party and venture forth to discover the secrets behind ancient long abandoned cities; and decide where your own morality ultimately lies in this turn-based action strategy game.

Play as a varied and exciting cast of characters on your adventure through Estera, each with their own abilities and view on each other. As war continues to split the land, will camaraderie conquer all or will personal views rip your team apart.

Create your party from five different classes and dozens of playable characters. Combine hundreds of unique skills to ensure victory and never have the same fight twice as each character features its own upgrade and levelling tree.

Combine abilities to create powerful combos against your foes, or combine defensive abilities to negate the deadliest attacks. Combine burn, freeze, stun, cripple and more to obtain your goals, and use retaliation, redirects, immunities and more to halt the death of your heroes.

Decide your fate with a deep branching narrative and choice driven decisions. Your actions may lead to an outcome which the world of Estera may not deserve. Should your party feature characters from all sides of the war, opinions may clash and it may not always be for the better.

Explore the stunning world of Estera and breathe in the beautiful hand illustrated locations. Venture deep into murky dangerous woods, roam vibrant busy towns and ransack long forgotten tombs. From the dizzying heights of Tower Of The Ancients to the harsh lands of Arralash, the world is yours to discover.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.