Eremite Games is braving the wet weather with the Early Access release of their fantasy roguelite city builder, Against the Storm. Available now on the Epic Games Store, Against the Storm is the studio’s debut PC title puts players in charge of creating new settlements filled with intelligent beavers, humans, and lizardfolk.
Today’s forecast is rain. Tomorrow’s forecast is more rain. In fact every day the forecast is rain. In this fantasy world it never stops raining. As the Queen’s viceroy or rather pioneer, players are tasked with establishing and managing new settlements that are inhabited by the three intelligent races.
On this fantasy world there is a vile cycle of destruction that ravages everything in its path called the Blightstorm. For all the end goal is simple, yet challenging. Survive long enough to gather valuable resources necessary to rebuild and upgrade the Smoldering City. Since the city is the only safe haven against the Blightstorm one can understand the challenges that lie ahead of them.
At the game’s core is a colony builder that is enhanced with roguelite replayability. Each of the three species have different needs and specializations. The rain seasons will dictate the livelihood of the settlements. Permanent bonuses are unlocked through the meta-progression of the upgradeable citadel. With constantly changing condition that are influenced by random perks, blueprint drafting and combos along with the procedurally generated content that requires a Dungeon Keeper-esque exploration approach every game will be unique.
Against the Storm is available in Early Access for Windows PC through the Epic Games Store for $19.99 USD. A 10% off early access release promotion runs until November 1, 2021. The game is scheduled for a release on Steam and GOG in late 2022. For more information about the game follow @AtS_CityBuilder on Twitter or join the Against the Storm Discord.
Eremite Games (@EremiteGames Twitter) is a small indie game development studio based in Wrocław, Poland. The studio’s first title was the Android turn-based strategy game Shattered Plane that is set in a fantasy Slavic universe. Currently the studio consists of a five member team of friends with years of experience in AAA, indie and mobile game development all of whom share a passion for strategy and RPG games. Currently the studio is busy working on their debut PC title Against the Storm.