Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Ctrl Alt Ninja
Release Date: Spring 2019

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'Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest' Coming In Spring 2019 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2018 @ 5:36 p.m. PST

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is a tactical, turn-based RPG where every action, every turn counts as you control your party of heroes through challenging, handcrafted missions in the ancient, mist-clad Menhir Forest.

Druidstone is a labor of love for its makers who grew up playing tabletop RPGs and oldschool computer and board games. Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is a tactical, single-player, turn-based roleplaying game, which combines the best qualities of modern RPGs with the elegance of tactical boardgames. Every action, every turn counts as the player controls a party of heroes through handcrafted, challenging missions with varying objectives.

The druids of the Menhir Forest are troubled. Not only has the Archdruid disappeared, a darkness in the form of purple cysts has fallen upon the forest. It is up to Aava, the daughter of the Archdruid and her new-found companions Leonhard, a mysterious man with no past, and Oiko the mage, a dropout from the guild of Red Priests, to rescue the Archdruid and find out the truth behind the sinister events. As if this wasn't enough, a murderous maniac impersonating Leonhard is at loose in the forest....

Druidstone is set in a unique fantasy world, Elo Sphaera, filled with ancient, lush forests, standing stones, snow-topped mountains, deadly creatures and puzzle-ridden ruins. The epic storyline with themes of love and death is centered around the main characters Leonhard, Aava and Oiko, who will along the way meet up with unexpected companions and villains, each with their unique personalities and abilities.

"This is a big step forward for us in the development" says Petri Häkkinen, one of the co-founders of the studio. "We are normally very shy to show unfinished work, and with the success of two Grimrock games under our belts, it's been stressful meeting the high quality expectations, not only of our fans, but our own sky high expectations. But now that we have reached the alpha milestone, we are finally ready to show a glimpse into the new game world we have been building with Druidstone for the past two years."

Key Features

  • A tactical turn- and tile-based battle system where every action, every turn counts.
  • Upgrade the abilities of your heroes as you see fit using power gems obtained by completing missions and discovering hidden treasures.
  • Challenging, hand-crafted missions with playtimes ranging from 15 minutes to 45 minutes.
  • Solve devious non-combat puzzle levels to obtain rare equipment.
  • A gripping, fantastic story of love and death centered around the main characters Leonhard, Aava and Oiko.
  • A unique fantasy setting combining elements from western RPGs, JRPGs and tactical boardgames in unexpected ways.
  • Play custom missions created by others or make your own campaigns with the upcoming Druidstone Level Editor available as a post release update.

Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is currently in alpha stage and will be released in Spring 2019 for PC.

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