Dark Deity

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Dark Deity lead soldiers into the fray across a world torn apart by endless war and magical cataclysms.
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About Dark Deity

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Terrazael. A world torn apart by oathbreakers, warmongers, and wielders of forbidden arcane secrets.

A world on its last strand of hope brought to its knees by a Calamity centuries ago that tore down its mighty civilizations. Petty kings rule in place of grand emperors of old that wage fruitless, ill-advised wars picking over ancient ruins like glorified scavengers.

Lead a team of four students in the Brookstead Military Academy, who are shut down on the mysterious orders of King Varic. The ruler of the Kingdom of Delia is preparing to break a millennium-old treaty and Brookstead students make for fine cannon fodder... However, these four soldiers are destined for more than just acting as unwilling meat for another grinder.

They may not know it yet, but they will make their mark on history.

Lead soldiers into the fray across a world torn apart by endless war and magical cataclysms.

  • Fight through hand-crafted, turn-based combat scenarios spread out across 28 chapters, as rookies become veterans.
  • Test your tactical mettle. Maneuver, attack, break through, and - maybe - turn the tide of the war.
  • Engineer the rise of legends, from a pile of raw conscripts to a band of mythical heroes.

Carefully nurture your squad to ensure survival through long bouts to make a difference in a seemingly hopeless world.

  • Assemble the squad from 30 playable characters, with their own background, personality, and motivations, then train them and pick from 54 distinct classes, with their own iconic attacks and skills.
  • Outfit each team with hundreds of weapons and spells, from simple blades and missiles to ancient, eldritch artifacts that produce world-ending magic.
  • Defeat doesn’t mean permadeath, but there is a price to pay: Every time a warrior falls, it means a grave wound, a stat penalty, and weakening your squad.

Hope is a rare commodity in a world ruined by Calamity, good thing these heroes are filled to the brim.

  • Defy the fates and make a difference as the head of this unlikely band of heroes.
  • Watch characters bond together on the battlefield and their relationships evolve through 400 individual conversations.
  • Remember: Any hero can make a difference - if they live long enough.

Game Details

Release Date:
June 15, 2021
Developer:
Sword & Axe LLC
Publisher:
indie.io
Supported Languages:
English +
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Genres:
Strategy
RPG
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Modern GPU recommended
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: i3
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Modern GPU recommended
  • Storage: 5 MB available space

Dark Deity Editions

Critic Reviews

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Gamer Escape

90 / 100
"For SRPG fans clamoring for games of a more “classic” style, this title comes highly recommended, especially with the replayability afforded to it through its custom campaign...

RPG Fan

91 / 100
"I found myself immensely enjoying the time I spent playing Dark Deity. It particularly reminded me of playing some of the more recent Fire Emblem titles like Awakening and...

Siliconera

80 / 100
"Dark Deity is a small game that understands its limitations. It delivers thought-provoking battles, if not necessarily the most balanced ones. It gives players a lot of...
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7.14% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

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Relax & enjoy! 65%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Completionist! 18.75%  of players have Conquered It

Dark Deity User Reviews

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25% of users would recommend this.
3.3

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Not Recommended

Lex
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✔ you control a lot of fighters at once - after a couple of maps it's 10 and then it gets to 15+ ✔ a lot of classes with upgrades (although the differences aren't that big - more about mechanics later) ❔ when a character gets defeated in combat they can still be picked later, but with permanently lost stat. At first I hated it, but later I realized that it doesn't matter ❔ bonds - essentially there is a lot of dialogue between each pair of your companions (doesn't influence combat). And since there are 25+ of them it's actually A LOT of dialogue. Unfortunately I stopped caring soon, because I couldn't get attached to anyone ... ❔ complex armor / weapon rock-paper-scissors mechanic - bad UI and lack of other mechanics in the game doesn't allow it to shine ✘ UI - why can't I easily see exactly how my weapon type interacts with enemy armor type? The little red/blue arrow is not enough as it can vary wildly. Or better yet - show the expected damage that I could do to each enemy in range ✘ moving to the next group of enemies with your 15+ guys is a pain each time ✘ randomness combined with low hp pool -> characters can die in one or two hits.. or not. You cannot predict it so it's up to the (thankfully stupid) AI. Even how much stats you gain on level-up is random ✘ actions/attacks available to each characters are extremely restrictive and boring. Everyone has range of 1-2 tiles (except some very specific classes, which can get +1). Yes, this means that an Archer can shoot what looks like maybe 8 meters with a bow (but not 4 meters - that would be too close). I didn't encounter any area of effect attacks. Each class has a special ability, but they are very underwhelming (except priest's Heal). For example mages can teleport... but only a character that is next to them and only through reflection symmetry of himself - so from touching them on their left to touching them on their right. There seems to be a strong aversion of letting characters do anything interesting on the battlefield ✘ there are also no interesting interactions when it comes to positioning - no attacks of opportunity or flanking ✘ side-based turns - first you move all your characters and then AI controls all enemies ✘ in most maps the enemies just wait for you, even when you are killing their friends ✘ there isn't much customization (you can slightly upgrade weapons in linear fashion). The only things there are are class upgrades (which are alright) and every character can equip one Aspect...
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Recommended

Matej
Dark Deity - turn based RPG with fantasy. We start off with a few characters in a youth military academy and soon we have to choose which to take and at the end we'll have too many that it will be hard to keep up with their names and stories, having to tighten the focus on just the best 14 of them, otherwise the fights may be longer and more complicated to win. The Hero difficulty (the golden middle) still feels a bit on the easy side especially considering we're able to drag our fights to grind free experience by using special abilities on allies. The only time I felt overwhelmed by the difficult level was in the second half of the game by one single mission. It wasn't difficult because of the layout or some special event happening, but because enemies had high stats so if you've not been grinding and spreading weapon upgrades efficiently, you'll have a hard time beating all enemies but still have a high chance to do the main objective. I grinded only a little and the new characters I received had higher levels than the starting ones but they start with no upgrades on weapons so they might have higher primary stats but ineffective attacks. Enemies also tend to be higher level but you win in numbers. The game doesn't really require grinding, only good positioning of your characters. Sometimes enemies wait around until you get inside their range, that's when the game is too easy and you have time to fully regenerate and reposition closer. If you're an old school gamer you might wanna pick the Deity difficulty with more challenging fights because for the most part, it is an easy journey through chapters. I recommend you to keep playing the same 14 characters from the start or you can wait a bit to get a higher level version of the same classes and start upgrading them instead. When reaching character level 10 and 30 you'll be able to promote your chosen class and pick amongst 4 class types of 2 higher tiers. These promotions give your characters specific abilities and adjustment to their primary stats. You combine tier 2 and 3 abilities but the final stats are a combination of a final class and personal aptitudes. It feels like each character can efficiently be played only in 2 or 3 paths, otherwise it will be taking up space for somebody useful. Each class has a specific 4 weapon types, red prioritizing in damage, blue in critical chance, green in accuracy and yellow is a mix of the other 3, usually a lower weight weapon affecting dodge and...
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are 2 editions. They are Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition
Deluxe Edition contains:
  • Base Game
  • Dark Deity - Suns Out, Swords Out
  • Dark Deity Soundtrack
  • Dark Deity Digital Artbook
Available DLCs for Dark Deity include Suns Out, Swords Out, Soundtrack, and Digital Artbook
Somewhere in the middle. 15% of GameFAQs users said Dark Deity is Simple or Easy. 65% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 20% of GameFAQs users said Dark Deity is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Dark Deity is Steam Deck Verified.
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: i3
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Modern GPU recommended
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: i3
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Modern GPU recommended
  • Storage: 5 MB available space
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 32 hours. 86% of users played Dark Deity for over 12 hours.
69% of critics on Metacritic recommend Dark Deity. The Metascore is 80 out of 100.
Dark Deity was released on June 15, 2021
Dark Deity is published by indie.io
Dark Deity was developed by Sword & Axe LLC

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