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Developer

Project Hyperdrive

Based in Durban, South Africa

Release Date

4th March 2022

Platforms

PC (Steam)

Regular Price

USD $14.99

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About Godsbane

Godsbane is a tabletop-themed 1v1 auto battler with explosive card game-like combinations. Grow a collection of units and powers to execute wild strategies and dominate your opponent. Play both casually in unranked mode or get serious and use it as your lunchtime eSport in quick competitive matches.

Godsbane does away with the traditional eight player free-for-all typical of current auto battlers in favour of a 1v1 format that provides a far more tactical and engaging experience. Players are able to manoeuvre individual units before each round to leverage their combined synergies and counter opposing formations. As players, we were never fully satisfied with the somewhat random nature of the traditional eight player format, and wanted an experience that gave more agency to the player. Godsbane gives players this ability and more. Prior to a match starting, players can adjust or create their own custom unit pool akin to deck building in collectible card games. During a match, opponents do not change between rounds, allowing you to plan ahead without fear of everything changing in the rounds that follow.

History

Godsbane began three years ago as a prototype that drew inspiration from several genres into the auto battler space. Back then, and even today, every decision made in the development cycle revolved around the central idea of the player’s decisions being impactful. We wanted to create a strategic experience that had depth for serious players to push the limits while more casual players could still have a great time watching the fireworks they engineered.

Development was slow at first, where we put in time after work hours to make the game come to life. Having developed what we believed to be a very exciting prototype in March 2021 the three of us took the plunge, quit our day jobs and began full-time development on Godsbane. The game grew at a breakneck pace, and an interested community started forming around it. We were in constant communication with our dedicated play testers, which really helped to polish out the rough edges and provided a wealth of great ideas for inclusion at final launch.

Features

  • Compete against other players worldwide in strategic 1v1 combat and climb the ranks.
  • Grow a collection of unique units and powers and use it to build a customised draft to dominate opponents.
  • Engineer interesting combos by equipping your units with powers and positioning them at optimal locations to leverage their full effect.
  • Grab your friends and challenge them to a private match for bragging rights.
  • Test your strategies offline in a more relaxed environment against computer controlled players of varying difficulty.

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About Project Hyperdrive

Project Hyperdrive is a team of three developers in South Africa chasing a dream. The members, Andrew, Michael, and Wayne, met as colleagues working at a simulation company, who eventually quit their jobs to follow their passion and take the on the development of Godsbane full-time. When they’re not actively working on Godsbane, they’re discussing ideas over coffee, or complaining about the price of good coffee.

Wayne Broodryk

3D and 2D Artist

Michael Waltham

Network & Systems Programming

Andrew Clark

Technical Art & Game Programming

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