We Are The Caretakers Enters Early Access April 22

We Are The Caretakers

Heart Shaped Games have announced the Early Access date for their upcoming turn-based strategy RPG, We Are The Caretakers.

We Are The Caretakers is set in an afrofuturist world where players control the Caretakers, a tribe of guardians tasked with protecting the environment and the wildlife that lives in it.

Assemble teams of protectors from over 20 different classes, and send them across procedurally generated maps. Balance diplomacy with warfare to negotiate with factions, and protect endangered wildlife from poachers.

You can find the Early Access release trailer below.

We Are The Caretakers enters Early Access on April 22nd for Windows PC via Steam. Heart Shaped Games have announced that 10% of the profits of each purchase will be donated to the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Rhino Recovery Fund.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

We Are The Caretakers is an afrofuturist squad management RPG. Assemble an arcane team of protectors in squad-building systems inspired by Darkest Dungeon, Ogre Battle, and XCOM. Defend the endangered animals your world relies on in strategic turn-based combat. Define your approach to a global resistance by balancing your reputation, funds, research, animals and alliances. We Are The Caretakers is a challenging strategy RPG fusion that asks you to protect a planet by fighting for the people, animals and ecosystems that inhabit it.


  • AFROFUTURIST UNIVERSE: Former Activision-Blizzard artist Anthony Jones brings breathtaking afrofuturist style and human empathy to a complex sci-fi world.
  • REPUTATION SYSTEM: Every action affects how others see the Caretakers. Do they fear you? Or will they support your quest to protect the endangered Raun, and decide the fate of the world?
  • TURN-BASED ENCOUNTERS: Balance force with diplomacy in an innovative turn-based combat system. Live with the consequences as you deal with the messy reality of animal conservation.
  • SQUAD BUILDING: Assemble up to 9 squads of characters with diverse traits, weaknesses, abilities, and personalities. Train and upgrade your Caretakers across 20+ unique job classes.
  • GROW YOUR HEADQUARTERS: Meet leaders, research technologies, and recruit allies in your sci-fi HQ. Balance their conflicting demands to save our world.
  • NUANCED NARRATIVE: In our morally-complex world, the individuals outside your squad matter as much as the rangers you deploy on each map.
  • GENERATED WILDLIFE: The challenging and procedurally generated survival mode brings never-ending ways to play.
  • YOU GET A BABY RAUN: It will nuzzle against your bed long after it grows too large to reasonably do so. It is adorable.

Image: Steam



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