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Songs Of Conquest

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
Developer: Lavapotion
Release Date: 2023

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'Songs Of Conquest' Targets Q3 Launch, Reveals 2023 Early Access Development Roadmap

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2023 @ 9:16 a.m. PST

Songs Of Conquest is a turn-based strategy adventure game that fuses RPG, tactical combat and kingdom management.

Songs Of Conquest is a turn-based strategy game where players can build their kingdoms, explore distant lands and battle for dominance in single player campaigns, online and local multiplayer or skirmishes. In battle, players will take control of a wide range of combat units as well as Wielders, unique hero units that can control magic and buff their troops, as well as cast destructive spells on their foes. The game will also launch into Early Access with a map editor that will give players the tools to create their own adventures and share their creations with others.

Songs Of Conquest is brought to life by an original take on pixel art design, allowing players to explore a unique and beautiful fantasy setting. The in-game world is teeming with noble knights, nefarious necromancers and forest Faey locked in battle over power and territory. Players will encounter four distinct factions, each with their own unique aesthetics, gameplay and hero units, ranging from the noble knights of Arleon and the mysterious Barony of Loth to the swamp dwellers of the Rana tribes or the mercenaries of Barya.

Songs Of Conquest is defined by its unique combat system, utilising hero units known as Wielders, each with their own affinity to a specific set of magic spells that buff their troops, rain destruction on their enemies or grant players extra turns and combat options. Each of the four factions prioritises a different magic school, and the Wielders’ mana resource, known as Essence, comes directly from the number and size of its army.

Lavapotion and Coffee Stain Publishing revealed the updated 2023 roadmap for their early access turn-based strategy game, Songs of Conquest, and announced a Q3 2023 launch window for the game’s 1.0 release!

Songs of Conquest has continuously grown since its early access launch in May 2022, with Lavapotion adding much requested features and improvements suggested by the community. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Battlegrounds - new mode allowing players to skip the building, and thrust their armies straight into the heat of battle
  • Random Map Generator - bringing variety and endlessly replayable adventure maps
  • QoL improvements - a facelift to the map editor’s UI, AI updates and more

Looking ahead, there’s plenty more content arriving before Songs of Conquest’s major 1.0 milestone later this year.

  • 2023 will herald the launch of two new campaigns with the Loth and Barya factions. Players can look forward to battling with the Barony of Loth around spring-time, while Barya will make its debut this autumn!
  • Coming very soon, Songs of Conquest will see the implementation of an artifact marketplace, and random events for the Rana faction. Additionally, Beacon improvements, a finalised custom map editor, and the ability to upgrade troops on the recruitment screen are all right around the corner

Throughout the year, the game will see other varied improvements and additions, including more unit traits and abilities, achievements, campaign creation support, as well as even more skirmish maps and artifacts. Lavapotion also continues working on improving the enemy AI across the board to provide sufficient challenges in PvE combat.

The roadmap is a living document, and while some timings may shift due to development constraints, the developers are working hard to add as much content as possible to Songs of Conquest this year - all leading up to that exciting 1.0 launch!

Songs Of Conquest is available through Steam Early Access, GOG and Epic Games Store for 29.99$ / 29.99€.

Key Features:

  • Adventure Awaits: Explore a wide variety of maps with diverse enemies and valuable loot. Venture into contrasting biomes with unique enemy factions, environments and battlefields.
  • Build an Empire: Manage resources, research new advancements and expand your kingdom. Plan your towns to match your play style - will you utilize brute force, magic or a mix of both? There are many paths to world domination.
  • Wage War: Dive into a deep combat system utilizing troop abilities and powerful magic. Combine troops to maximize available spells and damage potential. Use the battlefield to your advantage by claiming high ground and protecting bottlenecks.
  • Alone or Together: Immerse yourself in epic single player adventure or challenge your friends to an honorable duel, online or local!
  • In-game Level Editor: The in-game level editor allows you to create your own adventures using the same tools the developers use to create campaign and skirmish maps. Script in-game events, control the soundtrack, write dialogue and share your creations with others!
  • Four Factions: Four factions are locked in an epic conflict.
    • Arleon, knights of old battling each other for dominance
    • Rana, ancient tribes fighting for survival in the swamp
    • Loth, necromancers raising the dead to create a glorious future
    • Barya, mercenaries and inventors dedicated to coin and gunpowder
  • A Choral Campaign: Listen to the bards as they celebrate your path to victory. Each faction and campaign comes with a unique song that tells the tale of your rise and ruin. Unlock new verses as you complete missions, enjoying the full track at the end of the journey.

Songs Of Conquest is coming to PC (Steam / Epic Games Store / GOG) in Q3 2023.

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