Anyone backed/playing it?
The game was made by a small studio from Belarus.
They did a Kickstarter, spend quite some time in Early Access on Steam and now it's finally released.
It's a tactics/strategy/rpg hybrid in the vein of games like the Heroes of Might and Magic series or Disciples.
The main story has you battling and questing through a series of individual maps while commanding a small squad of various troops (divided in melee, ranged and casters).
As your troops get more experienced, you can upgrade them in different ways (e.g. a noble can be developed towards a knight or a duelist) and equip them with different armors, weapons and trinkets, which offer additional upgrading/individualisation options.
On each map you are relatively free in where you are going and what you are doing first and many quests offer you different options in how you can resolve them, so there's some non-linearity to the game, too.
One of the strengths of the game is the writing, imo. The setting is low-fantasy, in a (fictional) part of the Holy Roman Empire during the late middle ages.
The main story is interesting and there are a ton of small stories to be found in the form of fairytales, fables or rumors, many of which tie into quests.
Combat system is fairly unique and interesting, if a bit simple at times (although that depends a lot on how quickly you go for the difficult battles, or how you compose your party). Battles so far don't require too much tactics (I'm only playing on normal, though), which is to some degree probably because individual battles play out relatively fast and mostly revolve around how to knock out as many enemies as fast as possible. There are some exceptions, though.
I do definitely recommend to check it out to anyone who enjoyed games like the aforementioned HoMM or Disciples.
There's also a fairly detailed tutorial series on youtube by a guy called Joe Fowler that explains the basic gameplay.
And lastly, the (in)famous rpgcodex.net has a review of the game...
Edited by El Zoido, 14 July 2015 - 12:20 PM.