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Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Sidereal Studio

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'Quinterra' Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on April 7, 2021 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT

Quinterra is a roguelite turn-based strategy game where the players’ decisions truly matter.

Fans of strategy games looking for something refreshing, new and unique will see Quinterra with its superbly crafted design and presentation offers hours of compelling and immersive gameplay. Combining a fusion of ideals and drawing influences from the strategy arena, even tabletop gaming, what is on offer creates a new landscape/direction.

Players set off on varied expeditions across 3 of 5 different regions accumulating units, equippable items, gold, and crystals to complete various combat encounters.  Building your army properly is paramount as your expedition can fail upon too many combat encounter losses.

Progression in Quinterra is both intuitive and engaging but a fully expanded tutorial is offered.  Upon completion of the tutorial, you will set off on your first expedition as the Lycans! The Lycans were once humans, and now seek to leave their home in the ruins of the Ancient Jungle to find a magical herb known as wolfsbane to cure their curse.

Quinterra has always featured one main facet - tiles which hold different types of energies that must be utilized, and upon drafting a tile it will fall out of the playable combat map into ‘the abyss’. 

Sidereal Studio is pleased to announce Quinterra, is available through Steam Early Access for $14.99/€12.45/£10.76 - with a time limited 15% discount.

1: Explain the game?

Quinterra is a roguelite strategy game that features turn-based battles on a hexagonal tile grid that is procedurally generated.  As you set off aboard your airship, you will recruit an army that is essential in helping you win an expedition.

2 How have you mixed strategy genres?

Quinterra combines features seen in table tops, card games, and roguelikes to present an experience unlike any other.  Units have abilities you’re used to seeing in card games, while the battles themselves take place on a dynamic table top inspired board.  Progression in Quinterra features the fun elements showcased in deckbuilders and incorporates them into a player choice inspired expedition system similar to that of strategy roguelikes.

3: What title/titles have inspired the team in creating Quinterra?

Hearthstone, Faeria, Slay the Spire and Magic: The Gathering.

4: What do you feel is unique about your game?

Quinterra offers different layers of strategic depth in combat with a unique drafting mechanic.  This drafting mechanic allows you to extract elemental energies from the tiles on the board that can then be utilized to dynamically equip your army.  Once a tile is drafted, it then falls off of the map which allows players to enact terrain based strategies as well.

5: What is innovative within Quinterra?

Quinterra is innovative because we seek to break new ground by incorporating unique dynamic systems into a strategy game.  While we are certainly inspired by other strategy games, we strive to set ourselves apart with tile destruction, drafting, and multi-faceted combat.  These systems enable the player to have board layout control and enact synergistic combos in combat.

6: Who does your game appeal to?

Quinterra is made for strategy gamers who want a turn-based experience that has meaningful depth and player choice at its core.

7: Will  Quinterra appeal to both hardcore and novice stratege gamers?

Quinterra has a definite learning curve.  Players must first learn to master the drafting mechanic and how to traverse through tile elements appropriately.  Upon learning the ins and outs of drafting, the possibilities are limitless with setting up synergies to help you win battles.

8: How easy/ difficult / intuitive is the game  to get playing?

Quinterra starts you off with a small loadout and will gradually ramp you up along an expedition.  You start out with a tutorial that covers all of the essential features of Quinterra.  Upon tutorial completion you will set off on your first expedition as the Lycans where you will gather units, equipment, and gold to further build your army as you progress.  The further along an expedition progresses the more options and choices are enabled for the player with more army assets to juggle.

9: For the average gamer how many hours of play do you feel it offers?

Quinterra’s early access launch has a target of providing at least 25 hours of content.  4 playable species, over 100 obtainable units, 200 equipment, and procedurally generated expedition layouts present multiple possibilities from one expedition to the next.

10: How long  has development for the game been?

Development of Quinterra began in February 2019.
Contributors: Channing Burell, Christopher Allen, Justin Dickerman-Stewart, Bradley Hill, Cameron Craig, Daniel Morales, Ed Mattinian, Joshua Morris

Combat encounters reward players with gold and experience which allows their army to be built throughout an expedition.  Players will earn elite units, minions, equippable items, talent points for upgrades, and crystals.  Crystals play a key component in Quinterra as you may attach them in combat to units and turn a simple unit into an absolute powerhouse.

There are five domains in Quinterra that house various host species and beasts.  Throughout Quinterra, you will encounter these five regions: Crystal Desert, Ancient Jungle, Arcane Marsh, Deep Mines, and the Restless Glacier.  Each playable species starts out in their home domain and ventures off into two separate domains which are randomly chosen in order to achieve varied victories for their particular storyline.

Quinterra is crafted to be a gradual ramp up experience, but like other roguelikes failure is also a large part of learning the game.  Full failure is unforgiving as you will lose your entire expedition and have to start over

Key Features:

  • Four playable species with unique storylines and talent trees
  • 100 playable units, over 200 total units
  • Over 400 unique abilities
  • Over 200 obtainable equipments
  • Five domains featuring 10 host species and various beasts
  • Plus much more

Quinterra is available through Steam Early Access for $14.99/€12.45/£10.76 - with a time limited 15% discount.

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