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Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: Konfa Games
Release Date: Summer 2022

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'Despot's Game' Leaving Early Access, Gets PC And Console Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2022 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT

Despot's Game is rogue-like tactics with turbo-charged battles. Build a team and sacrifice the heck out of them to rush through enemies... and other players!

A group of people wake up in a strange post-apocalyptic labyrinth — naked, with no memories and with a bunch of weapons. Is this a joke, a crazy experiment, or... a game? You'll find out soon enough, just try not to die first!

Your puny squad is capable of much more. Choose your loot and transform the squishy humans into wizards, cultists, ninjas and dozens of other heroes, including the mythical stale pretzel throwers. With perks and class combos, there are thousands of ways to build your army. The man-eating cabbage will appreciate the variety in its diet!

Equip the unarmed masses with one of 50 weapons ranging from conventional swords and guns to ridiculous apparatuses like stale pretzels throwers, magical rabbits-in-a-hat, and damage-soaking refrigerators. Make use of 10 human classes including throwers, mages, and cultists, building up their ranks and diversifying armaments to unlock power-ups that aid in battles.

Keep the ranks well-fed and deploy them strategically for a better chance at survival. While mages and shooters provide support with long-range attacks, fighters sporting Rocky’s iconic boxing gloves and tanks with protective periodic tables should take the front lines for hands-on combat and protection.

Stack mutations to strengthen forces, like invoking “Glory to Satan” to sacrifice a newcomer and summon an eldritch tentacle that deals massive damage to foes. Smash through 60 types of monsters with destructive abilities to survive these chaotic killing games. From man-eating cabbages and killer robots to necromancers joined by vicious giant skeletons ready to drop humans into black portals, many perils await.

If you can survive the labyrinth, you'll meet THE UNSTOPPABLE END-GAME BUILDS OF OTHER PLAYERS! You'll beat each other to death and only one will be spared by d'Spot. No offense, but in his own game he writes the rules!

 Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder exits Steam Early Access to 1.0 release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on September 15, 2022.

To commemorate the release, the developers at Konfa Games and publisher tinyBuild are offering the game’s prequel, Despostim 3k, for free via Steam between August 4-7, 2022. Players who purchase Despot's Game before it leaves Early Access on September 15 will also receive the DLC “Despot’s Game: Challenges” for no additional charge.

Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder departs Early Access with reworked mechanics, brand-new quests, strange never-before-seen enemies and mutations, and an expanded soundtrack to terrorize amnesic humans. Equip rag-tag units with 50 weapons from 10 unique classes for near-endless possibilities on the battlefield. Transform terrified (and naked!)  humans into battle-ready gunslingers, fearless laser sword-wielders, stalwart stale pretzel-throwers, and much more. Face off against 60 different monsters ranging from giant skeletons and undead zombies to the mythological beast Cerberus and giant man-eating cabbages.

Despot's Game represents our childhood and all of our love for gaming wrapped in one,” said Nikolay Kuznetsov, Game Creator, Konfa Games. “The weapons are filled with easter eggs that represent movies, TV shows, games, and books we read growing up. It’s really fun to see players’ excitement when they recognize and relate to them as well, because without our community, it wouldn’t have been possible to create this game.”

Key Features:

  • Indirect combat: Prepare your warriors and let them fight it out on their own! Indirect combat allows you to focus heavily on tactical considerations rather than reflexes. Strengthen your front line with fridge-movers, aim your food-throwers and look after your Forbidden Summoners!
  • Deadly weapons: Arm your warriors with stale pretzels, tunas, fridges, tables and other lethal items!
  • Endless exploration: The dungeons are generated from scratch every time, and there is no chance puny humans will ever find the way out! And even if they strike lucky — don't worry, there are endless ways to die in Despot's Game!
  • Asynchronous multiplayer: Fight against other players' armies online, advance through the rankings and compete in various multiplayer challenges!
  • Streamer mode: If you are a streamer, turn on Twitch Integration in the game's settings: in-game humans will be renamed after your subscribers or followers!

Currently available through Steam Early Access for $14.99 / EUR €14.99,Despot's Game: Dystopian Army Builder is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam) on September 15, 2022 for USD $19.99 / EUR €19.99.

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