The Great Callasian War rages across the lands. Choose a faction and awaken the legendary heroes to lead your armies and destroy enemy forces! Build cities, conquer kingdoms, and form or break alliances on tabletop-style maps with bonus cards that can turn the tide of battle. Follow the story of the factions in single-player campaign missions, or test friendships in online multiplayer with an original simultaneous turn-based system that adds deep strategic elements in predicting other players’ moves. Fight your way to the top of the leaderboard, and dominate the fantasy world of Callasia!

Note: The free demo includes the tutorial, starter campaigns and heroes for each faction, and three maps for skirmish and multiplayer. The full version can be unlocked through a one-time payment from within the game or by purchasing the DLC.

Features:

  • Three Factions to choose from: Hundred Kingdoms, Faeborne, and Revenant
  • Over 25 Heroes with different classes, traits, and bonus cards
  • 30 Single-Player Campaign Levels worth almost 40 hours of gameplay
  • More than 35 tabletop-style Skirmish/Multiplayer maps playable up to 8 players
  • Pay once and play on all platforms: PC, Mac, iPad (soon on Android tablets)
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After last week’s update, we looked at some feedback on what the community thinks of Last Regiment, and we began to wonder if the project is worth continuing. We ask some critical questions.

The Funnel of Decision Making

When you think about selling a game, imagine a great big funnel. It starts wide and gets narrow each step.

1. Audience. Are there enough people out there interested in games like this to make a game like this worth making?

2. Awareness. How do we let those people know we are here, and get them interested in our game, and have them come check us out?

3. Curb Appeal (to download). When they get to the Steam page – is this game obviously good enough, quality enough, pretty enough, and obviously what they want enough that they will actually make the download, and open the game and give us a chance?

4. Accessibility. They downloaded it. They started playing. Is it intuitive and easy enough to learn – and interesting enough to keep them amused long enough to play enough to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the core mechanics of the game? Are they going to stick around long enough to ACTUALLY play the game?

5. Conversion. Will they buy it after the demo? Is there enough clear, obvious value in buying the game that they will put the money down to buy? How much? What is that price point? How do we clearly convey the value to them of a full purchase?

6. Retention. They bought the game. Is it sticky/interesting enough to keep them playing? Is it good enough to keep them from the game’s competitors? Will they come back and play the whole campaign? Will they participate in multiplayer? Will they keep playing? Will they bring friends?

If we fail at any of these steps, all of the following steps are not even worth discussing. We take a look at two examples from the games we’ve made: a success story, which is the Awakening series, and where we failed, Legends of Callasia.


We apply this to Last Regiment, which is a niche game. So the main question we’re asking now is: who is our audience? We have to know what their interests are and where we can find them.

We realized that most strategy gamers are not on Twitch, so what is livestreaming for us? It is no longer a marketing vehicle, but a testing vehicle. It’s good for driving people to our Discord, get them interested in the development, and talk to them about what they like and don’t like. Getting feedback is extremely valuable and it’s a more realistic expectation of how Twitch can help us.

Rethinking PAX and Refocusing our Marketing

Next month we’re going to PAX South and instead of focusing on getting all of the media to check out our game when it’s not yet complete, we’re considering doing a bigger version of what we did at ESGS – to have people try out the game and get feedback. We learned this from a lecture during GCAP 2017. They also talked about how trailers are very critical in getting people to know the game, which makes us think how we should refocus our marketing efforts.

Big Changes in the Game

We’re also testing out a lot of new ideas in the game. For reference, this is how it currently looks like, and it’s going to have some major changes.


Some of the issues we’re addressing now:

  • Improving the fog of war – make them lighter or replace with tiles
  • Revising the user interface (UI) so they don’t cover too much of the screen
  • Rethinking the way we show powers to the players
  • Improving the overall look and feel of how we show hexes, how we aim things, and combat animations
  • Redesigning how factions are handled
  • Reorganizing some of the powers to better theme the heroes
  • Looking at the way we are building and summoning things

With all these stuff that we’re doing, the game is deeply broken right now. We’re still checking which ones actually work. Some of them could be bad ideas, but we hope we’ll have something to show by next week.

Last Regiment Dev Blog #16 - Designing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Last Regiment Dev Blog #16 - Designing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Last Regiment Dev Blog #15 - Marketing Struggles, Closed Beta Info, and Single Player Plans

Last Regiment Dev Blog #15 - Marketing Struggles, Closed Beta Info, and Single Player Plans

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Last Regiment Dev Blog #14 - What we learned from ESGS (and how to join our beta)

Last Regiment Dev Blog #14 - What we learned from ESGS (and how to join our beta)

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We look back on our convention experience in ESGS Philippines and focus on getting a solid build ready for PAX South 2018.

Last Regiment Dev Blog #13 - New Olivia and More!

Last Regiment Dev Blog #13 - New Olivia and More!

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