Indie development team Playwood Project has announced that Wartile, its visually stunning medieval real time strategy game played out on digital diorama-themed Battle boards, gets its first major content update in the form of Adventure Pack 0.5.
“This latest update and content package is considerably bigger than 0.4.6.0 and represents the core of the feedback and work we’ve been doing on Wartile since Early Access,” said Michael Rud Jakobsen, Founder and Creative Director of Playwood Project. “This Adventure Pack also introduces a new skirmish mode that we’re very excited to reveal with a whole new Battleboard, in addition to a new mission titled ‘Thor’s Wrath’, updated UI and reworked art for the card system, as we strive to continually enhance the overall player experience.”
In addition to the new ‘Trail of Tyr’ skirmish game mode which will test players’ combat prowess against waves of attackers, Adventure Pack 0.5 adds a female Viking archer to the ranks, providing a whole new tactical edge to combat and a much sought after community request. ‘Thor’s Wrath’ is an exciting new mission variant with new challenges where players embark on the search for ancient relics connected to Viking Mythology in a revisit to the Heidrun Clan. Trail of Tyr now takes the available number of playable Battleboards in Wartile to 8, with more coming in forthcoming updates.
Other updates and tweaks include brand new art for Ability and Godly cards, which have been revamped with new art and colored markings so players can distinguish them more clearly. Poisonous toad dust bombs have also been added to the player’s arsenal of deadly assets and, for those keen to get up close and personal, the Viking headbutt will allow players to stun opponents during an attack. Oil Bombs now provide a short based range attack to engage in full on Viking arson, and no Viking rampage would be complete without the healing benefits of alcohol – flasks of medieval Mead can now be consumed by your Viking to provide a small recovery to health.
A 10% discount on Steam and on the Humble Bundle store will also coincide with this latest June update.
Wartile is a single player and multiplayer real time tabletop inspired game for PC with a strong turn based flavor to it. The game replicates the experience of tabletop gaming but with faster, more immediate combat. Wartile’s visually intricate digital dioramas aim to introduce a dramatically impactful presence combined with a rewarding RTS combat dynamic. Players are challenged to lead a group of Viking warriors through a series of visually stunning battle boards each with its own story and lore.
Featuring single and multiplayer modes, Wartile thrusts players in hand-to-hand and ranged combat and provides players with the ability to level up and customize their figures with a variety of weapons and armor. Exploration of the highly detailed Battle Boards will also unlock items the player can utilize throughout the various quests.
Wartile introduces a unique turn based aspect to its RTS gameplay where players can add a tactical edge to their combat by utilizing Ability cards and Godly cards as their figurine gains more experience. A gentle cooldown system gives players enough time to bring ability cards into play, which will emphasize the games tactical feature as an RTS about decisive decision-making and battle board positioning. Godly cards and abilities can be assembled by the player before engaging in battle and used during combat and provide health, defense and attack boosts during challenging combat engagements.
About PlayWood Project:
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, Playwood Project has a team of 6+ developers who have worked on a range of IP including Hitman, Lane & Lynch 2. The team consist of Founder and Creative Director Michael Rud Jakobsen, Programmers Jens-Emil V.Kristensen and Casper Falck Hansen Lead Animator Chris Ebeling, Sound Design & Music Simon Holm List, 3D modeling Kaushik Sara, 2d Artist Julijana Mijailović
Wartile is supported by the Danish Game Scheme. The subsidy programme for Danish games aims at supporting the development of Danish video games for children and youth.