Vagrus: The Riven Realms has left Steam’s Early Access programme, and the official launch has added an enormous quantity of content material to the darkish technique RPG game. Early Access gamers have been tinkering with Vagrus since 2018, its improvement story begins a lot earlier, in tabletop RPG classes performed by a small group of buddies 30 years in the past.
Version 1.0 of Vagrus launched this week, already having pulled in ‘very positive’ critiques on Steam throughout Early Access. That’s regardless of it being a fancy, text-heavy, and brutal RPG that leans closely into the pen-and-paper roleplaying techniques its creators have at all times beloved and performed collectively.
In Vagrus, you play because the commander of a touring caravan, and it’s your job to handle your organization and maintain everybody alive as you journey throughout the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Riven Realms. The world is large and open, and far of the game’s pleasure is present in exploring new places and discovering the tales and folks hidden there. You’ll additionally discover every kind of twisted monsters and undead, who you’ll need to struggle in turn-based battles that require cautious consideration to characters’ talents and positioning.
You’ll additionally must maintain a watchful eye in your assets, ensuring you will have sufficient provides to maintain everybody fed and wholesome throughout lengthy, harmful treks throughout the sands. Here’s the trailer:
It’s a darkish and engaging world, dominated by malevolent elder gods whose energy led to the utter devastation of the land. You’ll meet every kind of bizarre characters, some of whom will be recruited as companions to your treacherous journeys. It’s a singular setting, one the builders created for their very own tabletop RPG classes a long time in the past, and that they’ve continued to develop and discover themselves over that point.
There are components of The Banner Saga, Darkest Dungeon, and many extra in Vagrus: The Riven Realms, and the builders warn that “the game is VERY HARD.” Fortunately, there’s a free demo out there on Steam so you may play by the prologue and get a style of what’s to return earlier than leaping in with each toes.