Polish-British studio MuHa Games has announced that their newest game, Thea 2: The Shattering, will debut on Steam as an Early Access title at the end of this month.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign and a period of intense development, it will appear on EA on the 30th of November — taking another big step towards a full release, scheduled for 2019.
Early Access includes all the core game mechanics: including exploration, battles, resource gathering, research, and crafting. The main quest and a number of side quests will be fully playable. Fans of co-operative play will be pleased to know that co-op modes have also made it into the Early Access build. The developers are aiming to thoroughly analyse feedback from players; helping them tweak game mechanics and add that final polish to the full release.
Thea 2: The Shattering will once again offer a unique blend of 4X turn strategy, RPG, survival — and an original card game with a dark fantasy setting — all inspired by Slavic mythology and culture. Players take on the role of gods, overseeing the actions of their tribe of followers, while navigating a procedurally-generated environment.
They will decide on a favoured play style and build on it during their adventure: they may wish to simply explore the world as nomads, take on all comers as a warlord-led army, or master the art of diplomacy; building alliances with other factions and trying to ensure the peaceful survival of their worshippers.
An atmospheric musical score and moody visuals provide a perfect accompaniment to a carefully-crafted Slavic narrative. Co-op multiplayer, free DLC content, an adventure editor and modding tools, all mean this Early Access version will provide a well-rounded strategy experience ahead of next year’s full release.