Oaken, a turn-based tactical roguelike set in the spirit world of the Great Oak from developer Laki Studios and publisher Goblinz Publishing, explores a magical land on PC Early Access via Steam and GOG today.
Hear the wisps, seedlings, and wanderers as they travel towards the Great Oak’s voice, a mighty tree shrouded by spirits deep in the magical kingdom of Oaken. Harmony reigns under the Great Oak’s steady presence, until one day the voice goes silent and chaos engulfs the land in its wake.
Embark on a valiant mission to save the Great Oak. Employ the help of a guide, mighty spirits with distinct abilities to aid the hero in battle, and journey across a randomly generated world map, with numerous levels, bosses, and events in turn-based encounters to uncover. Discover Aya’s special spiky seeds power, Enju’s miracle cure, and myriad magical spells to ambush enemies or replenish your team’s health during combat.
March onto hexagonal battlegrounds allowing strategic attacks, unit rotations, and calculated moves to turn the battle and conquer enemies. Unlock new cards by defeating foes and fight onward to cleanse the realm from wild spirits, each lost without the Oak’s song and corrupted by a mysterious eclipse. Heal the land by intentionally placing seedlings in key locations to push back and remove the poisonous dusker.
Utilize new branches to push through conflicts, come across randomized events, and gain rewards including wisps and lumi globes capable of upgrading spells and units. Destroy duplicate or unwanted cards to create Lumi Dust and improve unit stats to boost their performance on the battlefield. Hire trailers, wardens, and stalker units to protect the hero’s health and prevent the troupe from falling in battle.
“The whimsical world of Oaken was heavily inspired by Celtic mythology, mixed with a child-like nostalgia from our favorite games growing up,” said Johann Verbroucht, founder and manager at Goblinz Publishing. “We hope players will enjoy the fable-like figurines and folklore-inspired soundtrack, and immerse themselves in the experience!”