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Telestians

 

AFTER DEATH, WAR CONTINUES.

 

Fantasy turn based, strategy war game.

Build armies, search ruins, conquer enemies, and hear the lamentations of their women!
 

Download the latest version here

NEWS

 
Nov. 2, 2022

New version released!  1.7 is available for download
 

* UI improvements
** Unique Game HUD for each faction (day & night versions)
** Clicking on the worldmap now takes you to that point on the map
** NewTurn Shield unique to each faction
** Terrain color revamp; preparing for future map styles: Hellscape, Snowlands, and Wastelands
* New Unit
** Shade
* New Ruins
** Oasis
** Pond
** Snow Cave
** Snow Statue
* Bug fixes
** Player shield not turning black & white in game HUD once defeated
** Scale sizing issues with certain icons in Caste HUD
** New game HUD heading incorrectly placed

 
Sep. 29, 2022

New version released!  1.6 is available for download
 

* New Features:
** Experience Points!
*** Heroes now gain experience up to Level 5, army units gain experience up to Level 3
*** Each new level increases the unit's strength and/or hit points and/or movement points
*** Gain experience points for surviving battles, taking over castles, searching ruins, completing quests, and more!
*** Read through the in-game Tome help for complete details
* Updates:
** Tome updates and clarifications
* Bug fix:
** If a unit had lost a hit point from battle, and then the game was saved before a new turn, loading that saved game caused the unit to have their max hit points set incorrectly

 
Sep. 16, 2022

New version released!  1.5 is available for download
 

* New Features:
** View all enemy movements on visible map during enemies turn
** Squire AI (re)enabled. Squire AI is an easier mode which makes the computer opponents less challenging.
** Quest Report Menu now shows the reward item's bonus (know what you're fighting for)
* Updates:
** You can now unlock the original artwork by winning the Telestia Scenario Map on any difficulty
** New castles automatically start in a "loop-production" enabled
** Lochus fight order: uses movement points remaining instead of max movement points
** Right-clicking on units now shows both their max movement and remaining movement points
** Right-clicking on player shields now shows AI difficulty
* Bug fixes:
** If castle had max (16) units in it, and produced a new unit, and an enemy was next to the castle, new produced unit may have been placed on enemy unit and/or game would freeze/crash. (Thanks Rayne!)

 
Sep. 4, 2022

New version released!  1.4 is available for download
 

* New Features:
** Upgraded castles now produce additional income
** Tome updates w/ additional clarification
* Game Balances:
** Cockatrice assassination hit chance increased from 20% to 25%
** Elven Archers missile hit chance increased from 10% to 25%
** Elven Mounted Archers missile hit chance increased from 20% to 35%
** Gadianton Assassin assassination hit chance increased from 10% to 15%
** Gorgon assassination hit chance increased from 30% to 35%
* Bug fix:
** Fixed issue where saving/loading a game could infinitely increase a Hero's stats (thanks Grune!)

 
Aug. 4, 2022

New version released!  1.3 is available for download
 

Major UI design updates!
* Each faction has its own unique Castle HUD
* Extended nighttime theme throughout game: game HUDs, combat log and more
* Added broken shields in Game HUD for defeated players
* Show broken shield for loser in Battle HUD
* Added "close" button in Battle HUD
* Fixed MapMaker control panel HUD for uncommon screen resolutions

 
Jul. 18, 2022

New version released!  1.2 is available for download
 

Added a combat log!

 
Jul. 5, 2022

New version released!  1.1 is available for download
 

View army stats during battle! Bug fixes, and game performance optimizations

 
Jun. 16, 2022

New version released!  1.0 is available for download
 

This is the full release!

 
Jun. 3, 2022

New version released!  0.9.5 is available for download
 

This is a RELEASE CANDIDIATE! We're implementing final tweaks as we prepare to for a full release!

 
May 25, 2022

New version released!  0.9.4 is available for download
 

Mid-week update! The MapMaker has been released- create your own scenario maps to play on and share with friends!

 
May 20, 2022

New version released!  0.9.3 is available for download
 

Unlock the original artwork! You can now unlock the original (non-pixelated portrait artwork) by successfully winning the Telestia scenario.

 
May 13, 2022

New version released!  0.9.2 is available for download
 

New Telestia scenario map added! This new scenario map pits you against all nine factions of Telestia. It will be a challenge to come out victorious! Do you have what it takes?

 
May 6, 2022

New version released!  0.9.1 is available for download
 

Major game balance updates- unit strengths and upkeep costs. New reports menu. New artwork, more bug fixes and improvements!

 
Apr. 29, 2022

New version released!  0.9.0 is available for download
 

Heroes can ride flying units! Knights get a bonus when attacking castles, and more UI improvements!

 
Apr. 22, 2022

New version released!  0.8.9-BETA is available for download
 

Lots of in-game improvements! Select multiple units in your Keep with shift-click. Play the new tutorial map to better understand game concepts. More bug fixes, better UI indicators, more Hotkeys implemented (move units with the numeric keypad), plus more, more more!

 
Apr. 8, 2022

New version released!  0.8.8-BETA is available for download
 

Gameplay improvements- including viewing where the enemy is before attacking you. Lots of UI updates for a more consistent game play experience. More monster portrait art added. Lots more bug fixes- thank you to those who have been sharing them! It helps a lot.

 
Apr. 1, 2022

New version released!  0.8.7-BETA is available for download
 

More updated artwork, added new hotkeys, QoL improvements, as well as various bug fixes. There are a couple fringe cases where the game can hang/freeze. Luckily, there is an Autosave file that you can load- just close the game and reload the Autosave!

 
Mar. 25, 2022

New version released!  0.8.6-BETA is available for download
 

More updated artwork, added new hotkeys, QoL improvements, as well as various bug fixes. This is the start of weekly updates until the game leaves Early Access and goes live!

 
Mar. 4, 2022

New version released!  0.8.4-BETA is available for download
 

Tons of sprite design updates, AI bug fixes, and more artwork throughout. Numerous bug fixes. We've also released Steam keys for BETA users.

 
Feb. 22, 2022

The wait list for a FREE beta copy of Telestians is now closed. Thank you for those who signed-up, you will receive an email with your free Steam key soon.

 
Dec. 17, 2021

New version released!  0.8.3-BETA is available for download
 

Just in time for the Holidays! We've added color selection for the factions. You can play under the default green flag for Elves, or maybe play as the rebel outlaw elves with a red banner flag. We've also increased the difficulty of AI players, and made minimap improvements. Please use your previous itch.io code to access. Enjoy!

 
Nov. 24, 2021

New version released!  0.8.2-BETA is available for download
 

Lots of new artwork added. Additionally we've optimized camera tracking, and have filled out the Tome of Telestia (Help Section). Please use your previous itch.io code to access. Enjoy!

 
Nov. 11, 2021

We've released a private BETA-0.8.1 download!
 

There have been MAJOR updates in this release. Tons of bug fixes, and a major overhaul to the UI. Please use your previous itch.io code to access. Enjoy!

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