Nodbrim Interactive was excited to announce that their medieval steampunk tactical turn-based role-playing game, known as Acaratus, has officially launched on Steam Early Access for Windows for $24.99/£17.99/€20.99. Having won Sweden’s Game Concept Challenge, the team was able to secure funding to kick-start the game’s development, and now your strategic skills will be put to the test as you build mechanized battle suits and fight in an attempt to free an enslaved population.
Martin Kupski, Creative Director at Nodbrim Interactive, stated, “Winning the Game Concept Challenge to make Acaratus a reality means so much to us as a team. We’ll continue to listen to what our steadily growing community wants in order to give them the truly unique strategy experience they deserve”.
The game challenges you to plan several steps ahead as you construct your own mecha units from highly customizable modular attachments. You will have ranged, melee, boosters, and defensive parts to choose between, with weapons ranging from war hammers to cannons. Check out the early access and cinematic trailers below:
In addition to the mecha parts, you will also utilize ability card decks with attack, defense, and skill boosts to help support your play style. Combat itself can take place in battle arenas, where players take on other players, or the medieval steampunk setting with randomized maps.
The Early Access version supports both single player and multiplayer modes. Single player is limited to skirmish, a tutorial, and a campaign teaser during this time, but the full launch will, as they stated on the official press release, “include an extensive campaign mode with a rich story and many more features that will be announced closer to the release date.”
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more, and you can also check out the official Nodbrim Interactive developer blog.