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Niche Spotlight – Dark Deity

Dark Deity

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Dark Deity, a turn-based strategy RPG by Freedom Games and developer Sword & Axe.

The world of Terrazael is on the brink of a devastating war after a mysterious calamity. King Varic expedites the graduation of all students from the prestigious Brookstead Military Academy to bolster his forces for the upcoming conflict, violating a thousand year old pact. Four recruits in particular will find themselves drawn into events that will leave a mark on history.

Build an army of 30 distinct characters, each of which can forge bonds with other members of your party to expand their personal stories, and increase their combat potential. Equip your heroes from over 300 ancient artifacts, upgradable spells and weapons, and enhance them with new abilities from 54 different classes. Be careful, as grave wounds from battle will take time to recover.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Dark Deity is available on Windows PC via Steam for $24.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Command legendary heroes to reshape a land fractured by broken oaths, reckless wars, and secret arcane powers. The technological and cultural achievements of a once-great civilization now lie locked inside the ruins of ancient temples throughout the world of Terrazael. Long after society’s mighty history is snuffed out by a powerful and mysterious “Calamity”, the people of Etlan teeter on the brink of total war.

In a desperate attempt to bolster his recruit ranks, King Varic of the Kingdom of Delia expedites the graduation of all students at the Brookstead Military Academy, severing a pact that has stood for a thousand years. With the course of their future undemocratically derailed, these four “graduates” of the Brookstead Academy set out to leave their mark on this world.

This is their story.

Key Features

Strategize through 28 chapters of iconic turn-based combat scenarios and objectives that will put your tactics to the test while your units earn hard-fought experience and recover from the scars of grave wounds.

Choose between 54 distinct character classes, each with their own skills and capabilities, ensuring every playthrough is a unique one. Face a wide variety of enemies as you guide your units’ destiny toward their ultimate forms.

Travel with 30 memorable playable characters with varied backgrounds, personalities, and motivations, as they set out to change Terrazael forever.

Forge friendships as units bond together in the heat of battle. Character’s relationships evolve in over 400 different conversations that show a glimpse of life beyond the battlefield with real and tangible gameplay implications.

Equip your team with a diverse array of hundreds of upgradable weapons and spells to gain an advantage at the edge of battle.

Discover droves of divine and ancient artifacts scattered across the world that will transform the abilities and destinies of those who wield them.

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