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Ark Of Charon

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: SUNSOFT
Developer: Angoo Inc.
Release Date: 2024

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'Ark Of Charon' Available On Steam Early Access - Trailer

by Rainier on July 9, 2024 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT

Ark Of Charon is a distinct blend of tower defense and colony simulation with Ghibli-inspired visual design.

Ark Of Charon will deliver a seamless blend of colony simulation and tower defense as players take on the role of caretaker to the beast-like sapling of the World Tree. Only by guiding the World Tree sapling to its nursery will it be able to grow and restore balance to a world teetering on the brink of disaster.

Gather resources along the way and turn a small settlement into a bustling mobile fortress, but be warned, space atop the sapling is limited, requiring strategic construction and awareness of gravity, which is essential to maximizing a settlement’s potential and ensuring it doesn’t all come toppling down at the first sign of trouble.

Helpful familiars inhabit each caretaker’s colony and can be instructed to harvest, forage, and mine for resources at campsites littered across the route to the nursery. Old relics and lost technologies once used by the human inhabitants of this world await, too, and can be used by caretakers to strengthen the colony and unlock special resources that will strengthen their chances of survival.

Leaving the safety of campsites will see the colony's strength and power tested by fierce creatures attracted to the life force that emanates from the sapling. Only through the careful construction of a fortified colony on the monolithic sapling's back can caretakers defeat the relentless hordes that lay ahead on their quest. Deploy powerful weapons, stockpile ammunition, and construct robust defenses to protect the sapling from evil forces determined to halt its journey.

Ark Of Charon is now available on Steam Early Access and will remain so for 3 to 6 months.

“Currently, you can choose between 2 different game modes when you begin playing.
You can play with about half the volume of what we plan to implement by the end of development, of buildings you can build, enemies to fight and the length of the journey.”

“The main features of the game are completed in the Early Access version, but we plan to add the following in the full release: the final destination for the overarching journey, new powerful enemies to hinder you from getting there, and new architecture and weapons to combat them. We also plan to add a new game mode that will allow you to play in a different style. We also plan to add new features, fixing bugs, and balancing out the gameplay according to player feedback received during Early Access.”

Key Features:

  • Fight Back Against the Monsters: While on your journey, monsters will attack relentlessly. Construct various weapons to combat them.
  • Gather Resources: Before doing anything else, you must gather resources. Instruct your familiars to mine and harvest, collecting the necessary resources.
  • Construct Buildings: Stockpiling items, manufacturing ammunition, and building defenses are essential to protect the sapling. As space atop the sapling is limited, you must construct efficiently in preparation for the journey.
  • Embark on a Journey: Once you are prepared, embark on your journey. Check for what items are obtainable in the next area and carefully choose your destination.
  • Unlock Technology: Unlock the technology once used by the human inhabitants of this world and make use of it on your journey. Occasionally, relics may be found underground, allowing you to create more powerful weapons and facilities.

 Ark Of Charon is coming to PC (Steam) in late 2024.


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