★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
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!


"...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


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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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

Jdragoon19's comments:

HD Gameplay Trailer (iPhone/First few Minutes of Gameplay):

Videos provided by Sanuku.
11-09-2011, 10:11 PM
Omg, surprise release. This looks promising.

Edit: Bought.

Twitter: @back2this

Last edited by backtothis; 11-09-2011 at 10:18 PM.

11-09-2011, 10:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
11-09-2011, 10:16 PM
Jumped all over this as soon as I saw the Devs twitter post. Downloading now.
11-09-2011, 10:25 PM
already downloading! best game released tonight for me!!!!
11-09-2011, 10:53 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
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, 10:54 PM
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Dude, look at this:

**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!**

List of Games I've Beta Tested
Follow me on Twitter: @Jdragoon19
11-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 10,925
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:

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. =)
11-09-2011, 11:12 PM
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.

Twitter: @back2this