Steampunk western CRPG Age of Grit launches for PC on May 3
IQ Soup has announced that steampunk western RPG Age of Grit will exit Early Access and launch for PC (Steam) on May 3.
Age of Grit began life with a Kickstarter Campaign back in 2014, which raised more than $15,000 for the project. The game released in Early Access in 2019, with stated inspirations from Firefly and Fallout 2.
A trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below via IQ Soup.
Adventure across a Wild West world in a rickety, steampunk airship! Inspired by the likes of Firefly and the classic CRPGs of old. A unique setting filled with rich lore, deep stories, and adventure! Contend with outlaws, gunslingers, and bounty hunters in an epic quest for redemption and revenge!
- freely explore a unique cowboy/steampunk setting
- make yer way by trading, smuggling, bounty hunting, dueling, scavenging--whatever suits yer fancy
- earn loot galore--upgrade your rickety airship with hundreds of steampunk goodies
- lose yourself in deep story telling and epic world building
- battle the airships of bandits and other villainous scum in a tactical, turn-based strategy combat system
- visit dozens of detailed, lived-in towns
- engage countless intriguing characters with in-depth dialog
- relish in a 2D CRPG following the tradition of the great and venerated classics!
Step into the dusty boots of Jebediah Rockwell--the grizzled captain of a beat-up, steam-powered airship. You and your ship's crew will adventure across a vast, Wild West world in a story rich RPG!
Upgrade your airship with sharpshooting rifles, menacing Gatling guns, devastating cannons, and countless other loot items. Build your fortune with each job you do and with each outlaw your blast out of the sky. Try yer hand at bounty hunting, dueling outlaws, smuggling contraband--'bout anything to pay the bills and keep yer ship in the sky!
Travel from one Wild West town to the next, meeting interesting characters. A few might have a job to offer or cargo for you to haul. Others might be fixin' to just shoot you where you stand. At its core, Age of Grit is about the people you meet, what story they have to tell, and how you choose to interact with them.
When trouble comes, you'll battle enemy airships using a deeply strategic, turn-based combat system. Far from a button masher, AOG will require careful thought to achieve each victory. A heavy cannon might do well against a slow moving, heavily armored enemy, but perhaps a long-gun will be more effective when gunning down a more agile opponent. A machine gun might be powerful at first, but as the barrel overheats it's effectiveness will diminish. With clever strategy, a weaker ship can typically bring down a much stronger foe.
You can buy better machinery from one of The West's many shops and dealers, or you might be able to salvage better parts from the wreckage of a vanquished enemy's ship. As you improve your airship you’ll be able to take on bigger and more powerful foes and, in so doing, spread your fame across The West!