App description: WHERE EPIC FANTASY AND TIMELESS TURN-BASED STRATEGY UNITE! Awarded the Charles S. Roberts Award for Best Science-Fiction or Fantasy Computer Wargame!

*** CRITICS' CHOICE ***

"...Were especially big fans of games like Nintendos Advance Wars. RAVENMARK is striving to be a spiritual successor to that venerable franchise, and there are sublime moments where it comes pretty damn close." - Gizmodo UK

"The art is lovely, the strategy surprisingly deep and well-rounded." - Kotaku

"Witching Hour's maiden project Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion is almost everything this iPhone-touting strategy game aficionado could ask for... A complete and utter joy." - TouchArcade, 4.5 out of 5 stars

"A classy debut that hits all the right notes and puts other turn-based strategies in the shade." - Tap! Magazine UK, 5 out of 5 stars

"Players looking for a truly epic strategy experience on the iOS platform should grab this game immediately." - 148Apps, 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Witching Hour Studios presents RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion, a refreshing take on turn-based strategy set in the completely original world of Eclisse.

Driven by an epic tale of conquest and redemption, the single-player battles and cutscenes of RAVENMARK are gorgeously rendered in lovingly hand-painted 2D. Feel the sound and fury of war as you dig into the most satisfying strategy experience iOS has to offer!

THE SCOURGE OF ESTELLION
In a land known as Eclisse, where a great sun and three moons rule the azure skies, the ruling Empire of Estellion is beset by a great scourge from their past the sun-eating mystics from the forgotten nation of Kaysan. Follow the mark of the raven and the heroes who march under its dark wings, as they struggle to survive under the weight of ruthless ambition and political intrigue!

DYNAMIC TURN-BASED COMBAT
In RAVENMARK, nothing matters more than strategic troop placement! Command an army to fight in campaign battles, where a round of combat begins with the Command Phase to issue instructions, but no action is taken until the Battle Phase, where friend and foe can act and attack simultaneously Plan your moves carefully to emerge victorious against the challenging A.I. in each mission.

DOMINATE BATTLES THROUGH THE TOUCH INTERFACE
Explore a myriad of tactics at your fingertips with intuitive touch controls and unique management systems, like the Formation system: Group up to three units of a kind into a single formation, which enables special abilities and buffs to crush enemies quicker. The Standing Order system offers A.I. assisted commands that address the headaches of micro-managing the entire army every round. Use these tools to develop your own novel strategies and overcome the odds!

THE SYMPHONY OF WAR
A rousing cinematic soundtrack underscores the tension and drama that unfolds in the battlefields of RAVENMARK. Composed by Josh Whelchel, lauded for his work with Castle Story and Wind-up Knight, the music will immerse you ever deeper into the world of Eclisse!

A VAST LORE TO EXPLORE
Venture into the Codex, an in-game encyclopedia which documents the richly storied history and cultures of Eclisse. Unlock new entries as you progress through the campaigns and encounter new nations, characters, locales and more!

EXPLORE the world of RAVENMARK: http://www.ravenmark-saga.com

LIKE it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga

Follow the development of RAVENMARK on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RavenmarkSaga

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01-16-2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
Thank you for the reply. I am in no way doubting the quality of this game, it looks magnificent and I am eager to purchase and play. I was just caught off guard by the model since other similarly structured titles typically offer a small bit more when you purchase the "premium" version instead of purchasing episodes individually. But I see this isn't the case, so I won't be unsure of my purchase decision.

Will there be more content updates for this particular title? That would be reason enough to purchase the premium imo.
Those interested in Ravenmark but confused due to Premium and Episodic being the same price? Series ended so no more new episodes for Ravenmark?

Simple, get the premium. Download it onto iTunes so that incase the app is ever pulled, you have a working backup that does not need to be restored, unlike the Episodic version.
01-16-2013, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
Thank you for the reply. I am in no way doubting the quality of this game, it looks magnificent and I am eager to purchase and play. I was just caught off guard by the model since other similarly structured titles typically offer a small bit more when you purchase the "premium" version instead of purchasing episodes individually. But I see this isn't the case, so I won't be unsure of my purchase decision.

Will there be more content updates for this particular title? That would be reason enough to purchase the premium imo.
We're working on Mercs right now, so nothing is planned. We're a small team with a hilariously large amount of things to do. =D

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga

01-16-2013, 05:43 PM
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We're working on Mercs right now, so nothing is planned. We're a small team with a hilariously large amount of things to do. =D
I wish you and your team all the best. Ravenmark is truly a gem among the mountains of tap-to-win games on the App Store, and it's extremely reassuring to all of us that you're a dev that's willing to listen and adapt to both honest and outrageous consumer complaints.

And I'm am outrageously excited for Mercs, to the point of unnecessary 'fangirling'. Meanwhile, back to the triple-medal collection!

It's cool, refreshing, and irresistibly tantalizing...ChocoVanilla Ice-Cream!
01-16-2013, 05:47 PM
crashes on my ipod 4th gen
01-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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crashes on my ipod 4th gen
hey Peewhy - I've sent you a pm ... shoot me an email so I can figure out what's going on cheers!

-kev
01-17-2013, 02:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ChocoVanilla View Post
I wish you and your team all the best. Ravenmark is truly a gem among the mountains of tap-to-win games on the App Store, and it's extremely reassuring to all of us that you're a dev that's willing to listen and adapt to both honest and outrageous consumer complaints.

And I'm am outrageously excited for Mercs, to the point of unnecessary 'fangirling'. Meanwhile, back to the triple-medal collection!
Thank you so much! Yay! Always wanted a fangirl! XD

I hope Mercs delivers. I really do. Do you guys have anything you'd like to see or cool ideas you wanna throw out? I can't promise anything, but I'd love to give back to you all.

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga
01-17-2013, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Tebius View Post
Thank you so much! Yay! Always wanted a fangirl! XD

I hope Mercs delivers. I really do. Do you guys have anything you'd like to see or cool ideas you wanna throw out? I can't promise anything, but I'd love to give back to you all.
i think i deserve to get a brigade named after me.
01-17-2013, 02:30 AM
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i think i deserve to get a brigade named after me.
The heck. Dude. You WORK here. You can write your own damn Brigade. =P

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga
01-17-2013, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Tebius View Post
Thank you so much! Yay! Always wanted a fangirl! XD

I hope Mercs delivers. I really do. Do you guys have anything you'd like to see or cool ideas you wanna throw out? I can't promise anything, but I'd love to give back to you all.
So long as it has a big army/tabletop wargame feel, I will be very happy.

Also to continue on from the Pocket Tactics post (didn't want to put more spoilers on there since the comment section won't put a black bar around them), what was the big disaster that Moneo was talking about? Was it a legit thing? Was he trying to act for the good of the world, but being a power hungry dick in the process? Also, the story arc with the girl that Thadeus tried to save never got resolved. Did you I tend to finish it up as part of this story arc? It seemed like there were hints that she was some kind of Den Mother and might be related to that sacred grove place that the Lyri refuse to go into. I thought that she would end up saving the protagonists in the final campaign at the head of an army filled with bears and naked guys.
01-17-2013, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Uberskooper View Post
So long as it has a big army/tabletop wargame feel, I will be very happy.

Also to continue on from the Pocket Tactics post (didn't want to put more spoilers on there since the comment section won't put a black bar around them), what was the big disaster that Moneo was talking about? Was it a legit thing? Was he trying to act for the good of the world, but being a power hungry dick in the process? Also, the story arc with the girl that Thadeus tried to save never got resolved. Did you I tend to finish it up as part of this story arc? It seemed like there were hints that she was some kind of Den Mother and might be related to that sacred grove place that the Lyri refuse to go into. I thought that she would end up saving the protagonists in the final campaign at the head of an army filled with bears and naked guys.
Yes, yes, yes and yes. Well kinda. =D

Edit: Raaawrrr! Nekkid rage!

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga

Last edited by Tebius; 01-17-2013 at 08:20 AM.

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