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

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11-06-2012, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheinfell View Post
Heck, if you know the Autumn Dynasty developers, you should do a crossover
One of the Ravenmark teleporting stones goes haywire and drops Thaddeus, Dwight and the Greyjackets into a strange new world... (yes, I really like those two, especially Dwight).
Not sure how to justify sending folks from Autumn into the Ravenmark world, have to think about it.
Each of you should do their own version of the above ideas: the Autumn guys an RTS, and a TBS from you.

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I did not even look at Raven's Dusk yet Avernum6 still has me in its claws and wants to be finished first.
Hahaha, we're so busy finishing up on our own titles, even if we do try anything crazy it's not gonna be any time soon.

Thaddeus and Dwight seem to be fan favourites. =)

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I have ABSOLUTELY no problem with that. Jeff Vogel is one of the indie devs that inspired me to make games. I think I played the first Avernum when I was 12. I still have the CD-rom. =D

He's actually gonna be in Singapore soon for a talk, so I'm quite keen to have a chat with him!

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga
11-06-2012, 01:55 PM
I'm coming back to iOS after a few months after changing my iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy. I'm coming back with an iPad though so I have some questions.

Is Ravenmark universal or do I have to buy an iPad version? Its not a problem buying it again, its bloody worth it, its just nice to know. Also, how is it on iPad? Does the extra space on the screen mean more of the battlefield on display etc?

I have really missed Ravenmark as well as a few others from the appstore, I have GBWG on android but that is pretty much it.

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.

Last edited by devensega; 11-06-2012 at 01:58 PM.

11-06-2012, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by devensega View Post
I'm coming back to iOS after a few months after changing my iPhone for a Samsung Galaxy. I'm coming back with an iPad though so I have some questions.

Is Ravenmark universal or do I have to buy an iPad version? Its not a problem buying it again, its bloody worth it, its just nice to know. Also, how is it on iPad? Does the extra space on the screen mean more of the battlefield on display etc?
Welcome back!

It's universal, so no worries. =) Also, if you had a WHS account created, your progress would have been saved.

We actually just increased the tappable distance of the banners in the latest update so you can play with much more of the battlefield visible:


Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga
11-06-2012, 02:48 PM
I wish Autumn Dynasty had an iPhone version..
11-06-2012, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Tebius View Post
Welcome back!

It's universal, so no worries. =) Also, if you had a WHS account created, your progress would have been saved.

We actually just increased the tappable distance of the banners in the latest update so you can play with much more of the battlefield visible:

Cheers mate, this is all fantastic news. Its doubley good that I do not have to replay that map in your screen shot ;-)

Games that will never leave my iPad : Great Big Wargame, Battle Academy, Battle of the Bulge, Ravenmark and Hunters 2.
11-06-2012, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by devensega View Post
Cheers mate, this is all fantastic news. Its doubley good that I do not have to replay that map in your screen shot ;-)
Haaahahahahaha. For the record, we nerfed it k!

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
www.ravenmark-saga.com
www.witching-hour.net
www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSaga
11-07-2012, 09:46 PM
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Location: London, UK
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Both Autumn Dynasty and Ravenmark would look fantastic with full iPad retina. I'm enjoying both games, but still on the lookout for something both engrossing and stunningly beautiful
11-07-2012, 10:26 PM
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sorry if this has been asked before but when is the new campaign releasing?>
11-07-2012, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by eAdvisory View Post
sorry if this has been asked before but when is the new campaign releasing?>
If you mean Raven's Dusk, it's already out. =)

Ian Gregory, Creative Director at Witching Hour Studios
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11-07-2012, 11:18 PM
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If you mean Raven's Dusk, it's already out. =)
Oh sweet, i must of missed seeing it on the appstore. Thanks!

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