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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Star Drifters
Developer: Ringlab
Release Date: 2023

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'Scorchlands' Available On Steam Early Access, Details Development Roadmap - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2023 @ 11:24 a.m. PST

Scorchlands is a fantasy city builder where your planet is dying. As the leader of a magical birdfolk, you have to terraform the land through powerful rituals.

Become the leader of a magical bird folk, and discover the possibilities that come with the new land. In Scorchlands, a large-scale city building meets a serene logistics game, where you’re never pressured or rushed.

Perform powerful rituals to reshape the world, and work on new technologies to save the decaying world. Create new biomes and empower existing ones with the use of magic. Discover unique resource veins and use them to expand your creative range.

Start with one colony, create more, and see them expand. Unlock unique environments and dozens of technologies that will bring new aspects to the gameplay. Experiment with building placement, and manage laser-based logistic networks to connect everyone and everything.

There’s no pressure, no time limit, no enemy nipping at your heels. The game instantly reacts to your decisions. The pacing depends on you and you alone.

Scorchlands is now available through Steam Early Access for 11,99 USD with a 10% launch week discount. 

The developers at Ringlab with their partners at Star Drifters promise full support of Scorchlands through its Early Access stage. The game’s roadmap leading to the full release includes adding new biomes for terraforming, balance changes and a wide variety of available options for the player to use.

 “We've got 4 tiers of progression, each coming with a biome, multiple technologies, a combat unit, and a bunch of resources to produce. In total we're at 4 biomes, 20+ buildings, 50+ technologies, 30+ resources and 4 combat units. There is also a lighthearted story that accompanies the player throughout the game, but keep in mind that it's not finalized as of now.”

“Our main focus during the early access is to add even more content to the game. This includes the basics like biomes and progression tiers, but we also plan to introduce extra depth to the game by adding completely new features. We'll also add quality—of—life improvements that will assist players both in early— and late game. Another important thing is of course to finalize the story of the game and add more things to do for players to do after its completion."”

Transform biomes, build sprawling cities, play with laser-based logistics networks, and do everything in your power to restore your civilization.

Key Features:

  • Hex grid-based city-building – construct various buildings in your colonies. Each structure's productivity depends on neighboring resources and other constructions.
  • Complex resource management – it’s not only about extracting materials. Scorchlands takes account of logistics – the movement of resources between colonies and combining them in robust processing chains. And yes, we move resources using LASERS!
  • Terraforming for the greater good – use magic and technology to change the biomes on procedurally generated maps and exploit the new environment to gain its unique resources.
  • Technology designed to give fun – there’s no fun in a sandbox if you don’t have the toys to play with. The technology system in Scorchlands is key for player progression and new discoveries open up more ways to play with the game world.
  • Minimalistic combat system – when you get into a fight, positioning will be key. Destroy your enemies by surrounding them and placing your forces in optimal locations.

Scorchlands is coming to PC (Steam) in 2024.

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