TRIALS OF FIRE, first game from ex-Rocksteady devs WHATBOY GAMES

TRIALS OF FIRE is a turn-based strategy game set in a post-cataclysmic fantasy realm. Tactical rogue-like design, procedurally generated game events and an expanding gallery of playable characters and abilities challenges the player make every decision count as they journey across a dying world… in search of hope.
Face down the threat of conflict and starvation in Trials of Fire, combining free-form exploration, multi-character, card-driven combat and an innovative new fusion of loot, load-out and deck-building systems.

Vast Procedural Overworld Adventure
Players will traverse an immense overworld map, choosing their heading and defining their own adventure as they embark upon a journey across a vast and varied wasteland in a perilous hunt for resources critical to the survival of their home settlement.

Multi-Character Deck-Driven Combat
The draw of cards during combat presents new strategic options at every turn, challenging the player to take advantage of available card synergies by combining the unique abilities and the positional opportunities of their three heroes.

Recurrent Tactical Optimisation
At any time between combat encounters, the player has the option of reassigning resources across their heroes and interchanging items and weapons in order to maximize the effectiveness of their party. Discovering one new Epic weapon could cause the player to rethink their entire strategy!

Trials of Fire also features an extensive range of narrative ‘judgement’ encounters where the player is challenged to weigh moral dilemmas in a lawless world, assuming the roles of judge, jury and (often) executioner.    

A note from Dax Ginn, Studio Director:
“We set up Whatboy to make games that are built on highly refined gameplay loops and AAA mechanical polish. We all lead busy lives and time is precious, so we designed Trials of Fire to be played in runs of 2 – 2.5 hours to give gamers a complete adventure in a single session… with endless reasons to come back for another round. If you’re a fan of turn-based strategy games and like the idea of embarking on a journey across a dying world with a bespoke party of heroes, Trials of Fire is the game for you.”
Whatboy Games was founded to make amazing indie games, focused on repeatable gameplay loops with a AAA level of gameplay polish. Our first title, Trials of Fire, stays true to this philosophy by offering exciting new combat mechanics wrapped up in a procedural, player driven story set within an original fantasy world.
Adam Doherty, co-founder and Game Director – 11 years at Rocksteady Studios as Lead Gameplay Coder on all of the Batman: Arkham titles
Dax Ginn, co-founder and Studio Director – 7 years at Rocksteady heading up Marketing and PR for the Batman: Arkham series