Age of Fear: The Undead King

It was only by skimming through some random reader comments on the excellent Rock Paper Shotgun blog that I learned that this game even exists, but Age of Fear is a very interesting-looking tactical strategy game which is apparently out now-ish (April 10th 2011) and available for a reduced price during a limited period of time. The top-down graphics may be simple, but if the tutorial-esque demo is anything to go by there's some real depth to the gameplay and lots of different soldier types, spells and special abilities to mess around with. You recruit units inbetween each battle and the ones who survive carry over to the next combat scenario, which is prefaced by a bit of text-based narrative development. The full game comes with one "good" and one (suspiciously Wizardry IV-esque) "evil" campaign, so there would seem to be a healthy amount of content included, too. Buy a DRM-free copy of Age of Fear and/or check out the demo at the following website:

http://www.age-of-fear.net/

Note: Please excuse me for learning the controls during the recording of this video. If the gameplay comes off as a bit clunky, rest assured it's only me making it look more complicated than it actually is...

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Posted by Egge

It was only by skimming through some random reader comments on the excellent Rock Paper Shotgun blog that I learned that this game even exists, but Age of Fear is a very interesting-looking tactical strategy game which is apparently out now-ish (April 10th 2011) and available for a reduced price during a limited period of time. The top-down graphics may be simple, but if the tutorial-esque demo is anything to go by there's some real depth to the gameplay and lots of different soldier types, spells and special abilities to mess around with. You recruit units inbetween each battle and the ones who survive carry over to the next combat scenario, which is prefaced by a bit of text-based narrative development. The full game comes with one "good" and one (suspiciously Wizardry IV-esque) "evil" campaign, so there would seem to be a healthy amount of content included, too. Buy a DRM-free copy of Age of Fear and/or check out the demo at the following website:

http://www.age-of-fear.net/

Note: Please excuse me for learning the controls during the recording of this video. If the gameplay comes off as a bit clunky, rest assured it's only me making it look more complicated than it actually is...