Australian indie game publisher Surprise Attack Games have announced that they are collaborating with the development team at ThoughtShelter Games to bring Druid’s Deal to the PC, Mac and Linux starting February 25th 2015. This game will be available through Steam, the Humble Store and a select number of other digital distribution outlets (At approximately $9.99).
Druid’s Duel is described as being a fast-paced turn-based strategy game which is set in a world of Celtic lore, where players can create and destroy the strategy/game board by harnessing the power of nature. Ultimately this game comes down to careful management of your mana (One of the biggest challenges I find when using magic-oriented characters in video games) and using your powers to conquer the board by deploying a variety of different druid warriors to the field. By destroying different parts of the game board, you can open new avenues of attack or alternatively cut off your enemy’s retreat. You can see more of how this plays out in the above trailer and screenshots below.
Druid’s Deal is set for release on the PC, Mac and Linux from February 25th 2015. No console release has currently been announced.
Storyline Synopsis for Druid’s Deal
Welcome to the Realm of Six Seasons, where the predictable cycle of nature’s seasons has turned constantly since time began. But now, something is wrong. Something (or someone) is tampering with the precious Seasons, making a complete mess of the Realm.
The Druids of the Esoteric Orders have long fostered this fertile landscape and tended to this delicate mystical balance. And it is up to Warren, a young druid fresh from his Esoteric Training, to discover what is causing this disastrous mixing of Seasons.