By Gilded Skull Games
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Galactic Keep is a sci-fi, tabletop-styled, role-playing game. Investigate exquisite maps in a richly described world, free to roam where you want, exploring for hours! "...It's one of the most compelling RPGs I've played this year." - TouchArcade 5/5 "...This is a well-constructed game that RPG fans need to play." - Gamezebo 4.5/5 "I highly recommend checking out Galactic Keep if you are a fan of challenging and lengthy tabletop RPG games with a sci-fi twist." - AppAdvice 4.5/5
"The originality of the setting and the characters is dazzling." - Pocket Tactics
"This role-playing game takes place in a completely original sci-fi universe, which makes discovering it a delight." - 148Apps
NOTE: Requires iPhone 4s, iPad 2 or iPod Touch 4th gen and later.
Take a bold step into the world of GALACTIC KEEP, a science fiction RPG adventure game the likes of which you have never played before!
ROLL A CHARACTER AND BEGIN YOUR QUEST!
BUILD: Choose your character, roll their stats and set out on your adventure! Play as feared pirates, weathered bounty hunters, battle-hardened warriors and mind-bending timemasters. Gain experience throughout your quest, level up and customize your character as you explore!
COLLECT: Discover hundreds of weapons, special attacks and items as you battle to complete your missions. Unlock a variety of hidden playable characters throughout the game!
BATTLE: Survive in a living world filled with strange beasts and challenging foes that are constantly thinking, carrying out their own individual agendas.
EXPLORE: Choose the path of your adventure in an open world filled with hidden surprises around every cavernous, loot filled, turn!
What's New in Version 1.7
This is the biggest update yet! This time we've added the two most-requested features: The ability to swap characters and a persistent 'storage chest' for items. Search maps for new ' temporal hubs' that allow your characters to store their items between maps and playthroughs (later, once they are released, other modules). The temporal hubs also allow you to swap your current character for another (costing some experience).
We have also made revisions and edits to a wide variety of in-game items and components and have been working to clean up the game script. Please enjoy!
Galactic Keep is definitely one of those games that might not really be all that appealing at first, but the more you play it, the more it'll grow on you and open up. There is no real hand-holding. There is a tutorial, but after that, it's almost an open world RPG in a tabletop setting. Where you go is completely up to you. You will die. A lot. But you have 6 or 7 characters to work with, and each time you visit your old character's dead body, all of the gear you collected can be taken and the character can then be selected again, with all their permanant stat buffs and experience in tact (that is, unless you choose to play on Hardcore mode, which offers perma-death, though I wouldn't recommend it until you've got a handle on the gameplay). Right now, there's only one part of the game, but it's about 10-12 hours worth of gameplay and the developers are working on part 2 which, from their social posts, sounds and looks FRIGGIN INCREDIBLE!! Gilded Skull Games has definitely earned itself a lot of fans because of this game... and even without the 2nd campaign, wound up being one of my favorite games of 2015. Well worth the price. Fans of turn-based RPGs, roguelikes, open world RPGs and old-school board-based Dungeon Crawlers/RPGs should jump on this ASAP.
Style over substance
I wanted so much to love this game, and there is a lot to love in it. The writing is fairly good, backed up by very creative theming. The eerie music suits the setting admirably, and the old 1970's board RPG aesthetic is borderline genius.
Unfortunately it fails almost completely as a game. The character "classes" and races are very poorly differentiated, for starters: essentially it boils down to some equipment limitations and a choice of special attack.
Probably the largest problem is the manner in which combat is resolved...which is just about the entire game. Each attack is predicated on a roll of dice, but the outcome of each such action varies wildly...a single critical hit or failure can decide an encounter. In addition to this, there are a few large factors that operate against the player, not least of which is the encounter design. Oftentimes during the enemy turn you will suddenly see as many as five (!) monsters, all of them bee lining to attack you in a single turn. Since you have virtually no method of retreat (save a few rare items that don't always work), you can be forced to fight them all in a single turn, which virtually guarantees you'll hit a string of bad luck that ends your character.
I'd like to see the designer of this game take the story and presentation elements and work them into a much better game. At this point I don't see how salvaging this game is very likely though.
This is a fantastic game
Don't listen to the people saying it's unfair, they have likely never played actual D&D... Sometimes you go the wrong way and you get killed, there is very little cost for a death in this game. I loved this game and am playing through it for the third time because none of the other games I have have been able to hold my interest like this one.
I like the lore, I like the story, I like the detail on every battle... More please.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 18, 2015
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 518 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Gilded Skull Games
- ©2016 Gilded Skull Games, all rights reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.