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Goblin Stone Delivers An Epic Update For Steam’s Next Fest

New classes, music by famed composer Peter McConnell and a whole host of quality of life improvements arrive!

June 14, 2021- Orc Chop Games has delivered its largest update yet, just in time for Steam’s Next Fest on June 16. In preparation for an influx of new players, the development team have been hard at work on their turn-based tactical RPG, Goblin Stone. In a fresh update, the Zombie Farm creators have shared what improvements players can expect: a new mini-map, three more classes, brand new music, an ability queue, as well as new look ability cards.

Like any roguelite, knowing where you’re going is vital to plotting your next adventure. Displayed in hand-drawn parchment, the map will help you chart your progress and show how much you’ve explored a certain area. It indicates treasures, enemies, resources, and loot left behind by foes.

Having introduced players to the Guard, Shaman, and Raider classes in the demo, players can look forward to an ever-expanding roster of new goblins to get to grips with (look below!).

Up first is the Hunter which uses axes, spears, and arrows. Next is the Mystic, a studious magic user that’s fragile, but wields a trusty wand with ease. Lastly, we have the Bandit, a melee support class that commands other goblins.

Finally, no fantasy adventure is complete without an epic soundtrack. Music from composer Peter McConnell – famed for his work on Monkey Island and Hearthstone – has now been added.

The #NextFest update is set to go live at 9:00am PST on June 15th, with Goblin Stone set to enter into Early Access later this year and is set to launch December 2021.

Will you be the one to save goblinkind from extinction?

Key Features:

  • Explore a vast world with procedurally generated hand-drawn 2D levels.
  • Build a great goblin lair chamber by chamber, where only ruins stood before.
  • Battle despicable humans, elves, and dwarves in an innovative turn-based battle system.
  • Take a feeble ragtag group of goblins and selectively breed the next generation of genetically superior fighters.
  • Listen as the narrator tells your story as you experience it.
  • Expect many goblins to perish. Permanently. With each death, a new ancestor strengthens your lineage.
  • Build an adventuring party by mixing unique goblin classes such as the Raider, Guard, and Shaman.
  • Difficult choices await you as you decide which goblins to keep and which to toss.
  • Turn up the music and listen to award-winning composer Peter McConnell

About Goblin Stone:

Designed and developed by Vince McDonnell, the former founder of The Playforge and creator of the renowned iOS game Zombie Farm, Goblin Stone sees players taking on humans, elves and dwarves in a charming turn-based RPG wrapped in stunning, procedurally generated hand-drawn 2D levels.

From finding and creating your own goblin lair that allows you to manage and improve your roster, to mapping your lineage and drafting the perfect raiding party, Goblin Stone offers both charm and depth. Offering deep but accessible tactical turn-based combat, Goblin Stone has a fully narrated story voiced by Scottish actor James Smillie, accompanied by music from award-winning composer Peter McConnell of Hearthstone, Broken Age and Monkey Island.

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