After a devastating war between ancient mages, a powerful spell is all that holds together the shattered planet of Driftland. Faced with the destruction of their entire civilization and life on the planet, the warring factions called a truce and tried to repair the damage – but it was already too late. By using all their remaining magic to cast a powerful spell, they managed to keep their world in relative balance.
Many dark ages passed, but when all seemed lost, a ray of hope emerged once more: new sources of magic appeared, and new mages were given birth to across the planet. Now, as the dormant conflicts once again surface, this rediscovered power will determine whether Driftland is restored to its former glory or wiped from the cosmos entirely.
You take on the role of a Mage Overlord with your own castle, tower, and a small realm on one of the landmasses. With your unique powers, you can explore a procedurally generated world and connect floating lands to expand your kingdom.
Gameplay focuses on setting general goals for all your units without the need to micromanage each of them. The warriors, archers, and mages under your command are able to tame and ride different kinds of flying beasts and create various aerial units.
Procedurally generated world
Resource- and magic-based economy
Move and terraform scattered landmasses with magic
Tame and ride dragons and other creatures
Explore and fight on the same map
Set goals instead of directly controlling units
Single player, campaign**, and multiplayer**
** Will be added during Early Access development
Why Early Access?
We are creating a game we always wanted to play.
Being both game developers and players, we know that strategy gamers are an active and dedicated but also very demanding community. The game we are working on is based on fresh ideas and unique game mechanics. We believe that making Driftland: The Magic Revival available at this stage of production will allow us to gather feedback from enthusiasts of the genre and achieve the expected quality. Players’ support and participation in the development process is an invaluable help, especially to a small studio like ours.
Join us to dive into the world of Driftland, test innovative game mechanics and help to create a truly unique strategy game!
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
We estimate the duration of Early Access at 6 to 12 months. 6 months is the time that we have planned to complete the game development, but as we want players and their feedback to have an important impact on the decision to move to the final version of the game, the time may be reasonably longer.
During the entire Early Access, we will keep you informed and provide you with regular updates, so you will always know at what stage of our development plan we currently are.
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
Two playable races and procedurally generated maps versus AI (including hostile Barbarians) will be available from the very launch of Early Access.
For months to come, the game will undergo many changes. We are going to continue working on features that will be available from the beginning and add new ones. In addition to many minor features, the main elements to be added are:
two remaining races
four intertwining campaigns (one for each race)
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
The game is currently a playable alpha version. Our Early Access players will have a choice of two races with their buildings and upgrades, procedurally generated single player maps to exlore, hostile barbarians, and wild beasts to fight and tame.
The current version of this mode is ready for playtesting, should be pleasant but challenging. Bugs should not be excessive nuisance, but of course can happen. Additional features, tweaks, bug fixes and game modes will follow soon.
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
Yes. One of the advantages of participating in Driftland’s Early Access is getting the game at a significantly lowered price.
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
It’s important for us to have as close contact with our players as possible. We will be at the players’ disposal on social media (like Facebook or Instagram) and want to regularly talk with our community on Reddit and Steam forums.
64-bit Windows 7
Intel Core i3 3 Ghz
4 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon 6950 or equivalent DirectX 11 card
5 GB available space
64-bit Windows 10
Intel Core i5 3 Ghz
8 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 770 or AMD Radeon 7970 or equivalent DirectX 11 card
5 GB available space