Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest Launches on PC this Year, New Screenshots Released
Drawing inspiration from old school roguelike fantasy games, Ctrl Alt Ninja is looking to bring back the golden years of gaming with their upcoming title, Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest.
Indie game developer Ctrl Alt Ninja announced their upcoming fantasy roleplaying game, Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest. The game will be released later this year on PC, with no set scheduled release date or price point at this time. Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest will be a fantasy roleplaying game that incorporates a procedurally generated world, turn based combat and roguelike elements. Alongside the announcement of the game, we also received a few screenshots, which can be seen below.
Juho Salila, co-founder of Ctrl Alt Ninja had this to say regarding the announcement of the game:
“We’re thrilled that we can finally show the world what we’ve been working on for a while now. We invite people to follow our journey about making the game by visiting the Druidstone dev blog.”
Petri Häkkinen, co-founder of the studio explains where inspiration for the game came from:
“Most modern computer RPGs today have dropped the grid and have a semi-realtime battle system, which we think reduces the tactical aspect of combat. Instead we harken back to golden days of RPGs with grids and turn-based combat.”
Here is a brief description of the game, courtesy of Ctrl Alt Ninja:
In Druidstone, you take the role of a druid who has just been reincarnated. Who are you? How did you die? These questions lead you to an adventure in a vast procedurally generated forest where you can explore ancient haunted ruins, battle evil monsters with spells and swords, and meet interesting friends and foes. Battles are fought on a two-dimensional grid using a tactical, turn-based battle system. The key to surviving in this dangerous world is using your limited resources wisely. You start the game barehanded, only clad in a simple cloak but as you discover the secrets of the Menhir Forest you will get more powerful and learn new abilities and battle tactics. At the heart of Druidstone is a gripping story which is told through the encounters and characters you will meet.
Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is scheduled to release later this year on PC.