October 20, 2009 - StrongGames has announced the release of Gloom Beacon, the new addictive game that successfully blends role-playing set and turn-based card strategy. The game offers the chance to get into the world of magic and challenge the evil wizard and his black army.
Gloom Beacon tells a tale of Oasis, once a thriving trade center, which has been turned into the residence of the Dark Lord named Krachont. Wielding dark magic, the evil wizard has enslaved the citizens, turned the former king into a ruthless monster and imprisoned the queen. The Oasis is now disguised by the Gloom Beacon, and ships of the desert fail to find it. But this all is about to change now, as you start a fight against Krachont and his black minions.
In the game, a player takes on the role of a brave warrior who makes up his mind to fight Krachont. Gloom Beacon offers four classes (Fire, Earth, Water and Air) and eight races for your character (Human, Elf, Dwarf, Minos, Lahama, Rooh, Skogi and Kanchhor), making it completely customizable. You will play through 50 challenging levels involving strategic thinking, and will have 300 terrifying enemy monsters, including 10 bosses, to defeat. As you earn enough gold, you'll be able to recruit allies to support you in this epic battle.
Each level resembles a game of chess, in which you and your allies play against Krachont and his units. Each square affects your health and mana levels. Moving to the square occupied by an opponent's piece automatically switches the game to the combat screen. The combat itself combines the elements of Mahjong Solitaire and collectible card games. To defeat a foe, a player casts spells by selecting two similar tiles. New levels deliver new foes and combat abilities, such as Special Spells and Artifacts, increasing your power and providing stronger defense.