Spotlight #1: Fortresses and Unit Deployment
Greetings, gateport jumpers!
Welcome to the first of many Cloudspire Spotlights. Today, we're taking a look at two important aspects of the game, fortress advancements and unit deployment.
These are just the first of many video updates that will start to provide a window into just how deep the strategy in this game goes. Enjoy!
We view each of our faction's fortresses like we view the Gearlocs of Too Many Bones. Many different upgrade paths will give you different paths to victory. Certain upgrades become essential in certain situations. In the two videos below, Josh Carlson takes you through both the Heirs and Brawnen fortress advancements.
Note that every faction is in the process of being balanced and finalized, so art, stats, names, its all in flux and is subject to change from its current prototype state. But, you'll see in a hurry just how much depth lies behind the walls of just two of the four factions.
Unit deployment is another key aspect to the strategy and outcome of each wave in Cloudspire. The video below will walk you through this process in a bit more detail, as well as tackle some of the strategic options that emerge when you get smart about your stacking.
Upgrade More Than Your Fortress
In addition to upgrading your fortresses, individual units can be upgraded as well. How this happens is unique to every faction. the Brawnen use their fortress for permanent unlocks, while the Heirs need to earn it in combat. The video below walks you through more details on the differences between base units and their upgraded sides for these two factions.
More Stretch Goals and Essen
We hope to have additional video content that we'll be rolling out throughout next week while we (Josh, Adam, and Ghillie) travel to Essen. We will be taking a look at the Market Phase, Spire building and upgrading, and we're aiming to shoot a more in depth playthrough video while we're away at the show (here's hoping one of our hotel rooms has the space, ha!). We have a couple of sample reference sheets for both the Brawnen and Heirs that we're finishing the first round on and hope to post those soon as well.
All of that, and *still* there is so much more to share about Cloudspire! Solo/Co-op, 3-4 players examples, its all coming in our spotlights so hang tight and enjoy the ride!!!
Much more to come very #soon,
Josh, Adam, and Josh (Ghillie)