ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Oct. 14, 2021.
The US-based indie games publisher tinyBuild and Russia-based indie games developer Konfa Games today announce with great thrill and joy that their roguelike tactical auto-battler “Despot’s Game: Dystopian Army Builder” is now available for PC via Steam Early Access.
“Despot’s Game” is a game where where commanders build their squad of puny humans into a legion of wizards, ninjas, and dozens of other heroes while leading them through a strange post-apocalyptic labyrinth, gears its pixel-art nude dudes for battle.
Trapped in a massive maze-like complex with seemingly endless compartments, a frail group of humans robbed of both their memories and clothes band together for survival. However, these unfortunate souls aren’t alone–together, they must beat back killer robots, man-eating cabbages, vicious hellhounds, and other forces of destruction led by the nefarious d’Spot who runs the show.
These poor souls will need more than just their birthday suits if they want to live. Equip the unarmed masses with a variety of killing implements from flesh-ripping chainsaws and laser swords to ridiculous apparatuses including stale pretzels throwers, handy paddle-balls, and damage-soaking refrigerators.
A well-balanced army is necessary to forge the longest run, and the more unique weapons from the same class it holds, the more power ups they unlock. Diversify the cultist class to grant them the “Call of Cthulhu” to unleash greater damage and tricksters to dodge attacks with ease. Purchase mutations to provide fighters with thicker skin, obtain more bonus mana, increase attack speed, and more.
Party members all fight on their own, using their skills to turn the tide so long as they’re well-fed and positioned. It’s up to a cunning strategist to lead this motley crue by arranging meatbags humans for battle. Mages sporting a rabbit-in-a-hat and spirit masks can deal damage from afar just like shooters with their crossbows and plasma guns. Fighters will take the front lines with claws and Rocky’s boxing gloves to beat enemies while tanks protect units with tower shields and periodic tables.
Fret not, as new meat for the grinder is always available for the cheap price of two tokens, and can also double as food source for a hungry army if desperate times call for desperate measures. And when the end seems near… It’s time to face the ultimate challenge–the deadly end-game armies of other players!
“We can’t wait to see the crazy battles commanders will get into during Early Access,” said Nikolay Kuznetsov, Game Creator, Konfa Games.
“From footballers knocking out some zombies and Excalibur swords cutting into robots, anything is possible in Despot’s Game. We’re ready for the chaos to begin!”
Despot’s Game: Dystopian Army Builder is available now on Steam Early Access for Windows PC for USD $14.99 / EUR €14.99. It supports English, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese languages.
For more information, visit the official Despot’s Game website, follow @Despotism_3k and @tinyBuild on Twitter, like the game’s official Facebook page, and join the melees on Discord.
About Konfa Games
Based out of Russia, Konfa Games is an independent studio dedicated to bringing the funniest roguelike experiences to players around the world. Despot’s Game: Dystopian Army comes equipped with the same dark humor and pop culture references as its predecessor and the studio’s first title, Despotism 3k.
tinyBuild is a Seattle-based indie label behind the Hello Neighbor franchise and over 30 renowned titles, including Graveyard Keeper, SpeedRunners and Party Hard. With additional development offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Riga, Latvia, tinyBuild is rapidly building a portfolio of fun, high-quality games across multiple platforms.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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