Developers from the Swedish studio Lavapotion have announced that the strategy Songs of Conquest, inspired by Heroes of Might & Magic and Total War, will not be released this year. The game, first shown at the PC Gaming Show during the E3 2019, is now scheduled to be released only in 2021.
Songs of Conquest generated a lot of interest among gamers despite the modest amount of content shown. In the official blog post, the authors admitted that they were surprised by the abundance of positive reviews and applications for participation in alpha testing. This is what caused the delay: the creators need additional time to meet the high expectations of the players.
“More than 15 thousand users signed up for alpha testing, on the project page in Twitter over 8 thousand subscribers, and more than three thousand communicate with us on Discord, – told in Lavapotion. – A lot of attention and high expectations means a lot of responsibility. We strive to create a game that pays homage to the classics while setting a new standard in the strategy adventure genre. Unfortunately, it became clear that we will not be able to achieve such ambitious goals in 2020 “…
Last summer, it was reported that Songs of Conquest would be released in late 2020. The developers are not ready to clarify the new release window – they only talk about the release within 2021. You can still apply for participation in the “alpha” on the official website.
“We are confident that your support will help bring the game to the next level, – continued the developers. – Your comments, ideas, fan art and positive vibes cheer up our team. The fans gave us a lot of advice, and many of the features they suggested are already implemented in the game. We hope you stay with us despite the fact that the wait will take longer than planned. “…
The studio will soon be holding a small “pre-alpha“which will help fix most of the serious problems. After that, Lavapotion will begin to expand the scope of testing and eventually reach a full-scale alpha phase. The developers do not name a specific date, but they hope that this will happen soon enough.
In Songs of Conquest, players will have to develop the kingdom, collect armies and rule powerful mages: “You will search for loot, fight monsters, prioritize construction and strategize to destroy enemy teams.”… Multiplayer (at least local) and a level editor are promised.
Songs of Conquest is being developed for PC (Windows and macOS). Will release the game Coffee Stain Publishing, the publishing arm of the company behind Goat Simulator and Satisfactory.
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