Arcadia: Guild of Heroes is the first title for Grey Dog by developer Derek DiBenedetto. In Arcadia, you enter world of swords and beasts, treasure and discovery, treachery and death as you become the leader and overlord to a band of adventurers, set on exploring distant lands and pilfering all the riches you can. This unique blend of RPG and career text strategy sim is the first of its kind.
Create your own party from randomly generated warriors every game, choosing between strength or luck, guile or agility, or just a plain nose for gold. These warriors are created in detail, with 8 different stats that impact gameplay, birthdays to height/weight and special abilities, to hidden strengths or weaknesses you’ll find out as you play.
A unique story based system changes the game as you play, along with thousands of different treasures to find, a fully detailed and realistic aging algorhythm and injury/disease system is built into the game, forcing you to make choices as they age about who to keep around, and who you may need to give the axe to. Bargain and sign them to pacts while still keeping your Gold chest in the black.
Arcadia: Guild of Heroes is is available for download and can be purchased for U.S. $14.95. If you would prefer to try out our game first, you can download the free Demo.
Choose your path: Train your warriors in school and build them into champions (or not, in some cases!) or draft seasoned hirelings later on to take their place if they don’t cut it, or anything in between. You set the pace: You can send them on easy missions into realms with limited danger (and maybe limited rewards) but protect your warriors, or send them into more dangerous worlds for more rewards – and perhaps put them in harm’s way. The choice is yours!
Characters form relationships with each other over time, good or bad. Sign them to contracts (or ‘pacts’) to keep them happy and working for you, or if they’re too greedy, decide when enough is enough and cut them loose, all while keeping your gold chest filled as much as possible. Engage in combat with over 200 different monsters, each with different fighting strength and artwork.
Operating System: Windows 98/ME
CPU: Pentium II (or equivelant) 800mhz or higher
Memory: 128MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 75MB for install, additional space for saved games
Audio System: Windows compatible sound card, plus the newest version of Windows Media Player
Video System: 1024×768 display capable of running 16-bit color of higher
Operating System: Windows 7, 2000, XP or Vista
CPU: Pentium III class (or equivelant) 2GHz or higher
Memory: 512 MB RAM or higher
Video System: 1024×768 display capable of running 32-bit color mode