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App description: Experience the award-winning wargame, Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion, where epic fantasy and turn-based strategy unite!

*** 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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Upheaval and chaos approaches the ancient Empire of the Raven.

In the world of Eclisse, the ruling Empire of Estellion is besieged by a scourge of embittered zealots from the swamp nation of Kaysan, erased from history by the Empires hubris. As the Empire struggles against nigh-endless invaders and ruthless political machinations, its heroes must fight to restore the banners of the raven Or fall to the Scourge of Estellion.

DYNAMIC TURN-BASED COMBAT
Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion is a turn-based wargame, where strategic troop placement is essential to succeess. Battles employ a dynamic we-go system where the actions of allies and enemies unfold in a simultaneous battle phase. Commanders must to think ahead, anticipating all movements of their enemies instead of just reacting to them.

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
Tweet about Ravenmark: @RavenmarkSaga

Jdragoon19's comments:


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11-09-2011, 11:11 PM
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Omg, surprise release. This looks promising.

Edit: Bought.

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Last edited by backtothis; 11-09-2011 at 11:18 PM.

11-09-2011, 11:15 PM
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11-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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Jumped all over this as soon as I saw the Devs twitter post. Downloading now.
11-09-2011, 11:25 PM
#5
already downloading! best game released tonight for me!!!!
11-09-2011, 11:43 PM
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11-09-2011, 11:53 PM
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Hmm, last line of the review mentions "a seperate universal release"

It was right after talking about an update to address crashing on iPod touch 4th so it might mean a later update... Or a seperate universal release. Not really sure
11-09-2011, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Dude, look at this:

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**important note for ipod touch 4th gen users: The game is known to crash persistently on your hardware. Please wait for the v1.01 update before playing. We apologize for the inconvenience!**

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11-10-2011, 12:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VeganTnT View Post
Hmm, last line of the review mentions "a seperate universal release"

It was right after talking about an update to address crashing on iPod touch 4th so it might mean a later update... Or a seperate universal release. Not really sure
The developer said in the upcoming thread that it will become universal in an update:

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It'll be universal in the future! We don't believe in making people pay extra unless there's a huge ton of work needed. =)
11-10-2011, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Jdragoon19 View Post
Dude, look at this:
Meh, too late for me, lol. I'll wait for the update before playing. I'm sure it'll be great once it's updated.

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