Skyward Collapse

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Third party DRM: Steam

This game requires a free Steam account to play.

Description

How do you balance -- and indeed encourage -- a war between factions without letting either side obliterate the other? How do you rule over gods, creatures, and men who refuse to obey you? How do you build a landscape of villages when bandits and mythology are conspiring to tear it down? Skyward Collapse places you into the role of The Creator, and frees you to tackle these problems your own way. Brought to you by the developer of the modern strategy classic AI War: Fleet Command, Arcen's second full strategy title is equally unique (but far easier to learn): a turn-based 4x strategic god-game.

Your task is to build and populate the floating continent of Luminith. You create -- but cannot control -- gods, creatures, and artifacts from both Greek and Norse mythology. The power you wield with these is immense: Heimdall's horn causes everyone outdoors to drop dead, for crying out loud. Your task is to keep both factions alive and fighting until The Master calls you home -- but this is harder than it sounds. Bandit Keeps pop up periodically, as do Woes such as floods, serial killers, guild strikes, and vegetarian uprisings. Every game plays out differently, and you'll need even the craziest of your powers in order to survive what lies in store for you.


Key Features:

  • A turn-based strategic god-game where you control neither faction, but instead strive to maintain the balance of power.

  • Make towns and war as the boardgame-like floating continent continues to construct itself around you.

  • Persuade your minions into doing what you want by controlling the circumstances of their (brief) lives.

  • 16 gods, each with unique passive abilities and three active powers, help you further your goals as you pass into the Age of Monsters.

  • Level up your player profile by winning games. Twelve unlockable buildings in all!

  • Straightforward controls paired with an intuitive and helpful interface make this an easy title to pick up... but the strategy runs deep.

  • Multiple difficulty levels let you play a very relaxed game up to a nail-bitingly difficult one. There's no one best way to win!

  • Co-op multiplayer for up to 8 players.

Customer reviews

90

Uber-god game with a twist

mahon | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »

Skyward Collapse is a game that could be considered a 'god game', but there is one twist. Gods are among the things you place in the game's world. Yes, you are a creator, and can create (or more accurately: place) gods, minor deities, mythological creatures, monsters, etc. And the goal of the game has a twist as well - there are two factions, which are fighting against each other. Your objective is to keep them fighting as long as possible. Don't allow one faction to win, there must be some kind of balance between them, even if very fragile. The factions are humans and one faction worships Greek gods, while the other prays to Nordic ones. And let's be honest here - they don't try to help you in accomplishing your task.

Can you keep them from exterminating each other before your mission is considered successful?

79

Playing a strategy as a god.

drafek | June 22, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »

Normally in these strategy games it's you vs a AI or maybe 2 vs 2. But this is different this time. You're a god. In this game you have to create two empires, those empires have to destroy each other, it maybe sounds weird but it's hard to explain. The graphics are a little bad, could be better. The sound is really good it fits the strategy theme. In the main menu you've a melody and someone singing. The game is cheap, worth full price.

88

True god game

Demilisz | June 15, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

This game is really unique. Under nice, but 2D graphics with almost non existent animations hides a great, challenging turn based strategy. As higher being you take care of two nations at once and must help them to survive. But at the same time you must encourage them to wage wars against each other, as the level of slaughter and destruction determines how much points you get. And you must meet a certain score to win, so it is all about causing chaos on the map and managing it. Neat, especially that no unit at the map can be directly controlled - even the ones summoned by yourself. You will spend hours playing this game, for five bucks it is almost like for free. And you can be sure developers will support this game for long time.

85

Challenging and Rewarding!

DanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

Skyward Collapse is unique game where you are against yourself. Even this concept is not fresh idea game does it in new way. Game never give full control to player and you are more like a mapmaker when two AI try to annihilate each other. when you build towns and map and create mythological creatures and gods you have fun time watching a result, but lack of variety that is not so much.

I must recognize Music and graphics that Skyward Collapse has offer. Example main menu theme is peaceful melody with skillful solo singing. Graphics are typical in the bird's eye viewed games and doesn't make anything big and stay in simple things. Even so there is many nice details in sprites and eyes can rest peaceful when you play.

Summa summarum Skyward Collapse is nice game with potential to be something bigger but result is average game. There is nothing bad in this game but after all Skyward Collapse has offer too little from promises

88

Unique!

DanielZo0 | June 10, 2013 | See all DanielZo0's reviews »

Skyward Collapse is unique game where you are against yourself. Even this concept is not fresh idea game does it in new way. Game never give full control to player and you are more like a mapmaker when two AI try to annihilate each other. when you build towns and map and create mythological creatures and gods you have fun time watching a result, but lack of variety that is not so much.

I must recognize Music and graphics that Skyward Collapse has offer. Example main menu theme is peaceful melody with skillful solo singing. Graphics are typical in the bird's eye viewed games and doesn't make anything big and stay in simple things. Even so there is many nice details in sprites and eyes can rest peaceful when you play.

Summa summarum Skyward Collapse is nice game with potential to be something bigger but result is average game. There is nothing bad in this game but after all Skyward Collapse has offer too little from promises