5TH Cell, the award-winning developer behind the acclaimed Scribblenauts series and Lock’s Quest, unveils and unleashes Castlehold, a free to play competitive strategy game, today on Windows PC via Steam Early Access.
When a cataclysmic event shatters space and time, champions from all eras of history find themselves struggling to survive in a mysterious realm known as the Drift. Recruit knights, cowgirls, druids, buccaneers, samurai, vikings, futuristic cybers soldiers, and a myriad of other heroes. Command the ultimate warband and vie for power in this strange new world.
Usher in a new age of competition in strategic 1-on-1 battles. Recruit and assemble a troupe of combatants and powerful captains from the pages of history and beyond. Master the Active Resource Control (ARC) System by controlling settlements and harnessing their gold. Then use those resources to conscript and muster elite warriors or wield dynamic tactical abilities that can turn the tide of battle. Push and pull against opponents, trading blows and territory, until the opportune moment rises to press the advantage and capture their castle.
Castlehold is a deep-yet-accessible medley of strategy and deck building forged for quick pick-up-and-play sessions that will leave Commanders eager to return to the fray and launch their next offensive. Construct a fighting force, customize it, and build synergies between more than 300 (150×2) units, five captains, and a stream of other exciting additions to come.
Experiment with squads before entering the battlefield to compete in Friendly, Casual, or Ranked matches. Earn Currents by defeating opponents and use the winnings to recruit new units for the battles ahead. Currents are also available for purchase via Castlehold’s in-game store.
“The team at 5TH Cell is thrilled to reveal and release Castlehold today,” said Jeremiah Slaczka, CEO and Creative Director, 5TH Cell. “This project is an exciting next step for our studio that draws on our roots as innovators to push new boundaries and deploy a fresh and appealing experience for trainees and master tacticians alike. We welcome everyone from across space and time to join us in the Drift as we launch now on Steam Early Access.”