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Trulon: The Shadow Engine

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Enter a world of steampunk and magic by experiencing the debut title of the Trulon series. The adventure RPG is based on a new novel from Jak Koke, an award-winning author who is known from the best-selling Shadowrun trilogy, The Dragon Heart Saga.

Featuring a unique card combat system that combines traditional deck management with random elements, the tactics are intuitively activated using over 50 cards in an easy to play way. This makes both RPG veterans and new players feel immediately at home.

Unravel the threads of an insidious plot and meet many multi-faceted characters. Led by the enchanting Gladia, you take control of four characters with different abilities each. They team up to adventure through the Trulon Universe where a mysterious disease has spread through the kingdoms of Tripudia and Maelon. Using magical tactics, they try to survive the action packed battles against enemies mutated by magic and exciting steampunk machines.

To let you enjoy the atmospheric music of the game beyond the game, its soundtrack will be included as a free download.

  • First spin-off story from the original Trulon novel
  • Beautiful setting featuring a mix of steampunk and JRPG
  • Unique card combat system with a deep strategy
  • Battle enemies using a collection of over 50 unique cards
  • Four unique playable characters with individual strengths and play styles
  • Over a hundred multi-faceted NPCs to interact with
  • Solve challenging puzzles
  • The package contains the complete soundtrack as well as two bonus tracks

First sketches of the game world already showed up in 2007, before game designer Johan Lillbacka got in touch with Jak Koke for writing a novel placed in the Trulon universe. That novel, ‘Shadow Gears’, will be released in 2016 as well. After the universe was set, Johan developed the stories of different characters for his game. He always loved sci-fi and fantasy, so the result was a beautiful setting featuring a mix of steampunk and JRPG, with fantastic machines that run on magical energy.
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Headup Games
Kyy Games
Headup Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Xbox One

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: 1,8 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage: 800 MB available space

System requirements for PlayStation 4

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 1,8 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX9 compatible with Shader Model 2.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 800 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
  • Processor: 1,8 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage: 800 MB available space
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Trulon: The Shadow Engine reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Very well done. For someone looking for tactical Role-playing In The Round-based Combat system, just the right thing to do. The Anime Touch fits in very well. Generally easy to understand, no annoying Random fights and you can equip the Characters individually with Tactics, Techniques and Itms. The Music is very successful and harmonious. The Fighting Music is similar to the typical anime/. Manga Rockstyle. A few fun Translation errors are also built in:-D The Purchase was really worth it and here you can call my Let! s Play Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcc9WhQFkphhd8gVXtbrR7QRPl-rysVwN
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Trulon: The Shadow Engine is a turn-based JRPG with Card-based Combat System Gameplay The Core element in Trulon is like in All Combative-related games the Combat System. The Fighting is In a rottup and with up to four Members on each Side (Players and Opponents). Each Fighter Participant has their own Deck with Cards called "Tactics." Each Round, a Member pulls a Tactic from his Deck and gets it on his Hand, which can include up to 5 Cards. Certain Tactics make it possible to draw additional Cards. Once you have played a Tactic, the Card is discarded and is no longer available in this Fight, so it's worth having the same Tactic in the Deck several times. Most of them can only be given a certain Character and some consume a Special Resource, which, unlike the Life Points after the fight, is not replenished, but either with certain Tactics or at certain Points Needs to be renewed. Another important Element is the Equipment Window, in which you can equip the Characters with up to three Pieces of equipment to give them certain Abilities in Combat, such as that selected Tactics cause double damage or heal the User. There are also small Deficiencies here: The German Translation is not entirely error-free and some Achivements do not seem to work. Grafic.Soundtrack The Graphics are kept quite simple. The Environment is in 3D Optics, while People and Monsters are Hand Drawn. The Combat Animations are pixelated. Despite the different Styles, it seems so consistent. The Soundtrack is quite okay. Summary Pro Tactically Deep Battles Many Different Tactics AutoSave Before Each Fight Part Too Easy With Mouse and/or Keyboard Playable Contra Small Translation Miscommands (German Translation) Achivementbugs Conclusion Trulon: The Shadow Engine is a Good Game for between or for active Gamers as it has a potentially low Playing Time (there is a Success in making it in 5 Hours) and especially Recommending players who like to fight tactical Battles but also don't like it too tricky. While The Graphics aren't pricing, the Gameplay makes it a Secret tip for JRPG disciples for me. Clear Buy recommendation. Addendum: The Plot does not appear to be complete as some Questions remain unanswered. A Successor is therefore conceivable.
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