Trials of Fire is a turn-based roguelike coming to Early Access in May
Set in a lawless fantasy world, Trials of Fire will have you exploring a vast open world, making important decisions, and engaging in tactical combat.
Trials of Fire has been announced as the debut game of newly-established British studio Whatboy Games. The game is one of turn-based, tactical strategy, but it also dallies with a roguelike elements such as exploring a vast open world that’s generated afresh per game. It’s also got deck-driven combat spanning three controllable heroes.
According to Whatboy Games, Trials of Fire will release on 4th May in Early Access form, on Steam. The developers expect the game to stay in Early Access for a year, so don’t expect a final release until 2020 at earliest.
Have a look at the game’s Steam page here for more information on the Early Access release. There’s also a trailer for the game on there, which we can’t embed here because we haven’t passed the fiery trials yet.
There’s no details on the story right now, but we do know that the game is set in the lawless, post-cataclysmic realm called Ashe. You’ll be free to explore it in any direction you like, but you will also have to find a way to survive both skirmishes and starvation.
Whatboy Games consists of two Rocksteady Studios veterans, Dax Ginn and Adam Doherty. Both have worked on the Batman: Arkham series of games, as head of Marketing and PR for Ginn and Lead Gameplay Coder for Doherty. At Whatboy Games, Ginn will be the Studio Director and Doherty will be the Game Director.
For more information on Trials of Fire, check out its page over at Whatboy Games’ website.
If deck-based RPGs are your jam, then be sure to have a look at SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech. For more Early Access hotness, have a look at the pleasant small town life of a post office manager in Willowbrooke Post.