The Battlefield is Your Weapon

Master natural hazards and deadly traps as you make your stand against the darkness in turn-based tactical combat. The enemies in Firstborn may be immune to mortal weapons, but they can still die. Cut a swathe through the hordes of nightmarish immortals by pushing, pulling or manoeuvring your opponents into the path of lethal hazards.

Your Legend Awaits

Gather and lead a party of unlikely heroes as they rise from humble beginnings to become humanity's greatest champions. As your heroes grow in power, you will master and combine powerful new abilities to turn the battlefield against your enemies.

Vanquish Mighty Bosses

Gigantic beasts haunt the forgotten corners of Firstborn's world, waiting to unleash their earth-shaking fury upon unwary travellers. Wield skill, patience, and courage to prevail against impossible odds as you cast down nightmarish titans bent on plunging the world into an endless age of darkness and ruin.

A Savage World

Take up the mantle of Aspirant and face the brutal challenge of Guile & Glory's story-driven campaign head on; or venture off the beaten track to amass forgotten lore and unravel the mysteries of the Firstborn. Each new region you explore will bring it's own challenges and unique enemies to test your mettle as you lead your heroes on a quest for revenge across an ancient world of gods and monsters.

State of the Game:

Guile & Glory: Firstborn is currently in Early Access on itch.io. If you're thinking about whether buying Early Access is right for you, we've included a list of the current features and content below:

  • 27 Story missions
  • 17 Free Mode missions
  • 3 Playable heroes
  • 2 bonus unlockable heroes for Free Mode
  • 33 Unlockable Lorebook entries
  • New: Character Progression!

We'll be updating this list regularly as we roll through more content, and we hope to see you in Early Access!

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Hello again, and welcome to another Guile & Glory: Firstborn development blog!

We are writing to announce that Guile & Glory: Firstborn is finally available in Early Access on Steam. Firstborn has come a long way in the last couple of years, and this article will give you an idea of what to expect from the current Early Access version. To begin your adventure in the Drowned Lands, you can get the game on Steam here:

You can also check out our Early Access gameplay trailer here:

There is even an updated demo right here on IndieDB! For now, though, let's take a look at what the Early Access version of Guile & Glory: Firstborn has to offer!

Story Campaign:

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Guile & Glory: Firstborn's main campaign has grown a lot since earlier iterations. The main story now includes 30 mission across five chapters, with plenty of twists, humour and formidable boss fights. During Early Access, we will be implementing the other five chapters, culminating in the climactic final battle for the fate of the Drowned Lands.

Character Progression:

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Firstborn's character progression has also finally been fleshed out. Each hero now has access to a number of different subclasses called Boons that alter that hero's abilities and playstyle. Each character already has access to multiple Boons, with many more coming as we get closer to full release.

Delves:

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In addition to the main story campaign, Guile & Glory: Firstborn now offers Delves, randomised dungeon crawls with their own rewards, secrets and boss fights. Unlike the main story, your progress is not saved between levels in a Delve. Instead, upon completing each scenario, you are faced with a choice; leave with the rewards you have so far amassed, or venture deeper, risking it all for ever-greater rewards.

The Lorebook:

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This ancient tome fills out as you play, and teems with valuable information, from lore about the world, to detailed information about enemy behaviour and weaknesses. There might even be some clues to the game's many secrets, for those who know where to look...

The World Map:

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For the first time, view the Drowned Lands in their entirety. In addition to providing chapter summaries and the option to replay story content, the World Map now includes optional missions such as Delves, with many more to come during Early Access.

Secrets, Challenges & Unlockables:

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The Drowned Lands are full of secrets just waiting to be found by determined explorers. From unlockable heroes to use in Delves, to new Boons and even hidden bosses, the world of Guile & Glory: Firstborn is crawling with ancient mysteries.

We hope this article has given you a taste of what to expect from the game during Early Access. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on our Twitter. Thank you so much for reading, and may your adventures in the Drowned Lands be Glorious!

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