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Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month

Stardock announces they are about to complete development on Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, and the release of the strategy follow-up is set for Tuesday, October 23rd. Here's word:

Stardock’s much anticipated PC fantasy strategy game, Elemental: Fallen Enchantress is about to go “gold” and its official release date has been set as Tuesday, October 23rd. The development team at Stardock, led by Derek Paxton (Fall from Heaven) with a campaign designed by Jon Shafer (Civ V), unveil Fallen Enchantress, a strategy game that brings the kind of detail and richness normally only seen in RPGs.

The world of Elemental was once filled with magic. All peoples made use of this sorcery; with it they built great kingdoms – Malaya in the south, Hallas in the west, fabled Al-Ashteroth in the East – all magnificent, and vastly different, civilizations. Then came the Titans, immortal beings who sought control of Elemental, and the magic contained within it. They waged war amongst the people, the land, and themselves – and in the process turned men into their vassals. Seeking control of the world’s enchantment, in the end they destroyed it. At the last great battle, the land itself was broken. Civilization perished, and the Titans vanished from the world entirely. There were survivors. This is their story…

Fallen Enchantress brings the story to players in this rich, story driven strategy game. Create a sovereign with unique talents and abilities along with a faction to align yourself with in an effort to bring the world under your control. Experience a challenging start as you attempt to conquer the land you intend to claim: monsters, bandits and other beings of dread await you as you set out to explore your territory. Other factions are pursuing similar objectives, raising the stakes and deciding the ultimate outcome: who wins, and who dies.

Fantasy strategy gaming on a massive scale, Fallen Enchantress hosts unique factions, unlockable unit designs, unforgettable quests and with randomly generated worlds and multiple paths to victory, you will never play the same game twice.

To learn more about Fallen Enchantress, please visit www.elementalgame.com.

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16. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 19:56 hatman13
 
Nicely done Draginol

I have never heard of a company admitting their mistake and then spending two years of budget to make a better game and GIVING it to anyone that might have been burned.

Most other companies would have just shrugged their shoulders and moved to the next game. I am swamped with games too, but I'll find some time to play FE.
 
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15. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 15:54 draginol
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 15:27:
Wow, that's intriguing. I didn't know Stardock was actually that involved in the Sins series, and apparently mostly responsible for Rebellion.

Like I said earlier though, it'll be awhile before I consider buying Fallen Enchantress. X-Com and BL2 = all my free gaming time for the near future. The various links provided for Fallen Enchantress do look interesting.

Yea, Stardock and Ironclad have a pretty close relationship. We try to pool our talent/resources whenever possible.

Besides XCOM, there's also Dishonored that just came out. Very busy season. But FE will be there for you, plus expansions or what have you when you're ready for it.
 
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14. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 15:27 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
draginol wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 12:52:
Actually, Sins Rebellion was developed mostly here at Stardock. Ironclad is working on an amazing game called Sins of a Dark Age.

In fact, the post mortem of that just went up on Gamasutra.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion post mortem

Wow, that's intriguing. I didn't know Stardock was actually that involved in the Sins series, and apparently mostly responsible for Rebellion.

Good work, then.

Like I said earlier though, it'll be awhile before I consider buying Fallen Enchantress. X-Com and BL2 = all my free gaming time for the near future. The various links provided for Fallen Enchantress do look interesting.
 
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13. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 12:52 draginol
 
Actually, Sins Rebellion was developed mostly here at Stardock. Ironclad is working on an amazing game called Sins of a Dark Age.

In fact, the post mortem of that just went up on Gamasutra.

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion post mortem
 
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12. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 12:22 dj LiTh
 
So now your taking credit for what Ironclad made....classy as always.  
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11. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 12:04 draginol
 
I can relate. I'm supposed to be working on the AI. And yet...XCOMM.

I suggested in a meeting the other day just waiting until January but I barely escaped alive.

But this is a 4X game. Their release dates don't matter as much as event games. You could release one in the dead of Summer and it wouldn't matter.

The team's anxious to work on the expansions.

I wish I could take credit for the quality of Fallen Enchantress. Derek (Kael) and the GalCiv II team really delivered. Hopefully its quality combined with the hundred thousand or so people who get it free (anyone who bought the original Elemental in 2010) will restore some of the lost faith people had in us.

We deserved the black eye we got with that. It's not widely known but Stardock is about a 50 person company total. That includes everyone working on Fences, Start8, WindowBlinds, ObjectDock, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, Unnannounced PC game, Object Desktop, our IT staff, QA, support, the mobile games in progress, and on and on.

You get a few successes under your belt on the games side (GalCiv, Sins, etc.) and it's easy to think that nothing can go wrong. That's why WOM was such a wake up call. It was time to bring in the pros (Derek Paxton and Jon Shafer) to rethink how the games are made (we also brought in the former SVP of Compuware to take over BizDev which handles marketing).

Sins Rebellion was the first game released under that process. Fallen Enchantress will be the second.

Here's a screenshot of a tactical battle in a dungeon:
http://tinyurl.com/8vdym46

Here's a the strategic map in the game I was playing:
http://tinyurl.com/8r8t7lh

Zoomed out further:
http://tinyurl.com/8r8t7lh

And further:
http://tinyurl.com/9c6de5q
 
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10. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 10:30 avianflu
 
thanks for that correction draginol and link -- I was wrong.

draginol wrote on Oct 10, 2012, 08:38:
Tactical battles are still there and even more in depth. Check out this gameplay example:

http://forums.elementalgame.com/433336
 
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9. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 09:23 McSterls
 
I'm going to give it a try, but probably not until Spring. Too many AAA games this time of year.  
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8. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 08:38 draginol
 
Tactical battles are still there and even more in depth. Check out this gameplay example:

http://forums.elementalgame.com/433336
 
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7. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 07:52 avianflu
 
the move to a tactical battle map is now gone, which for me is very disappointing. Looks more like Civ type battles now.

I'll definitely wait for lots of reviews.
 
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6. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 05:17 bortin
 
Stardock did stop patching the original Elemental and they did refocus all effort on Elemental: Fallen Enchantress.

But to be fair, anyone who purchased Elemental way back when are getting E:FE for FREE. So, in a way, they DID fix up Elemental and the update didn't require further purchase.

I've played the recent beta and it's fun and vastly improved from the original. I totally regretted purchasing Elemental way back when, but now that Stardock delivered on the updated game, I'm happy since I now have a fun product to play for the $$$ I coughed up.
 
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5. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 02:57 Keith
 
Not going to even consider this until a lot of reviews come out and suggest it isn't the steaming pile of shit Elemental was. Still haven't got that one fixed and here they are peddling what looks to be the same name with a decent sized patch and new cover art. Shame on you, Stardock.  
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4. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 10, 2012, 00:05 Axis
 
I'm looking forward to this very much. I skipped on Elemental because of the obvious issues, but I think stardock is going to come up big with FE.

While there's plenty of decent releases going on, few will give the long-term, suck you in hardcore gameplay a stardock 4x does.

 
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3. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 9, 2012, 23:42 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 22:01:
Hrm, talk about bad timing, after the release of BL2, X-Com EU, Dishonored, TL2, etc.

Even if I was really waiting for this game, I literally don't have time to play it right now. Moved to a sale/bargain bin game by default.

Yeah, no shit. Can someone drive over to Stardock's office, and please give them a clue?

Stardock, there are very few people actually waiting on this 2 year late "fix" of your previous disaster title. As such, you need to try to make a name and gain some following in a time when the PC market is empty.

Releasing in October, right in between Dishonored, Xcom and Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3, is NOT a good idea.

I might have bought your game full price, had it been good and had it come out at a time when you weren't trying to compete with a bunch of (looking to be) pretty damn awesome titles.

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2. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 9, 2012, 23:34 jdreyer
 
So true, but with the sale of Impulse, we'll at least see this on Steam at some point. Super sale purchase? I suppose it depends on reviews.  
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1. Re: Elemental: Fallen Enchantress This Month Oct 9, 2012, 22:01 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, talk about bad timing, after the release of BL2, X-Com EU, Dishonored, TL2, etc.

Even if I was really waiting for this game, I literally don't have time to play it right now. Moved to a sale/bargain bin game by default.
 
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