After a devastating war between ancient mages, a powerful spell is all that holds together the shattered planet of Driftland. Faced with the destruction of their entire civilization and life on the planet, the warring factions called a truce and tried to repair the damage – but it was already too late. By using all their remaining magic to cast a powerful spell, they managed to keep their world in relative balance.
Many dark ages passed, but when all seemed lost, a ray of hope emerged once more: new sources of magic appeared, and new mages were given birth to across the planet. Now, as the dormant conflicts once again surface, this rediscovered power will determine whether Driftland is restored to its former glory or wiped from the cosmos entirely.
You take on the role of a Mage Overlord with your own castle, tower, and a small realm on one of the landmasses. With your unique powers, you can explore a procedurally generated world and connect floating lands to expand your kingdom.
Gameplay focuses on setting general goals for all your units without the need to micromanage each of them. The warriors, archers, and mages under your command are able to tame and ride different kinds of flying beasts and create various aerial units.
Build a city you want to rule - Kingdom building and upgrades of buildings, expanding their capabilities - economic, military or magical power
Dynamic topography - Move and terraform floating islands of the shattered planet
Get to know the rich lore - 4 different races with unique skills, each one speaking their own language. 4 points of view on the Driftland’s story. One player to bring them all and in the darkness bind… oh, you know the drill.
Many paths of progress - Economy, Warfare, and Magic upgrades purchased for progress points
Economy is a key - Resources, population, and magic-based economy
Don’t forget the Diplomacy - Reputation system, alliances, wars and everything in between
Face various Victory Conditions - Extermination, Domination, Expansion
Give your citizens the Orders - Setting goals instead of micro-management units
Development of units - Units have names, gain EXP, levels, and unique skills
Flying units - Enhancing units by taming and bonding them with flying beasts incl. dragons or build Dwarven aerial machines
Game Modes - Skirmish, Intertwining Campaigns, and Multiplayer
When we reach for the memory for the game that we dared to present to you in Early Access three years ago, we can't believe how long we've come with you - our great community. We spent countless hours discussing new game features that we later implemented in Driftland: The Magic Revival. Simultaneously, we worked on complex, game-deepening mechanics and simplifications for those entering the world of strategy games. We were constantly struggling to create an original game with pioneering solutions and simultaneously understandable and similar to what we all know and like in strategy games. During these three years of development, we released dozens of updates that introduced hundreds of new features and improvements to make Driftland: The Magic Revival the game it is today.
All this makes us feel great pride and, at the same time, grateful that we can enjoy the world of Driftland together with you for 3 years.
The Anniversary Update introduces some important new features while also correcting minor bugs you have reported to us.
Map Editor and Workshop integration
The most important new feature of the Anniversary Update is the first public version of the Map Editor, which will allow you to create your own maps with islands of unusual shapes and arrangements. In turn, thanks to the Workshop, you will be able to easily share your maps and download maps created by other players.
You asked for a minimap, and here it is! You will find it in the lower-left corner, along with an icon to minimize it and toggle how it works - it can be independent of the main view or follow the main view.
We added Steam Trading Cards. They are collectible cards you can get by playing Driftland. By collecting the entire set of cards, you can earn items that help customize your profile and show off gameplay.
We added Nomads as an experiment, and there was still a lot to do to enjoy the game in this mode. Most Nomads' ills are gone with this update. The AI behavior and unit management have been improved, grouping and assignments to key groups have been added, and polished gameplay's overall flow in this mode. Besides, we released Nomads of Driftland as a standalone free add-on that includes the Driftland The Magic Revival demo, Map Editor, and Workshop support. If, however, it was not enough for someone, we also created a paid DLC with new scenarios - Nomads of Driftland: The Forgotten Passage.
This update includes several minor fixes, including increasing the stability of the game.
If you find a bug or have ideas for new game features or improvements, be sure to let us know on the Steam Community or Discord!
Thank you for all the feedback you send us. It is precious, inspiring for us, and allows us to develop the game further.
May your lands remain unshattered
- Star Drifters Team 🧙🏼♀️🧙🧙🏿♀️🧝
Driftland has just received 🐉 BIG DRAGON UPDATE that makes the story complete, poses new challenges to single player mode, and introduces new online...
Thank you for your support and we are starting the countdown to the release of the Big 🐉 Update!
What truth hides behind the conflicts devastating Driftland?
The Big Dragon Update will introduce Discord integration!
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