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Do you plan your route to reach the stack of boxes shielding you from the two rat snipers on overwatch? Or do you take the sole fusion core in your possession and hurl it at your enemies? You go with the latter and watch core’s powerful charge annihilate enemies that were blocking the way to a door. It’s a door that sadly won't budge. The door needed a fusion core inserted in its ever-hungry socket, the same item that you exploded to defeat your rodent foes.

STORY

There has been an unexpected breakthrough during the long and exhausting siege of The Empire's Capital. The Rat Swarm managed to breach the walls and flood the city with vermin. You control a group of surviving city-dwellers who are trying to escape and rescue as many others as they can. They will need to scavenge the destroyed city for resources, fight off rat vermin, and escape safely from the city.


You will need to use every single tool at your disposal: every scrap of metal, fusion core, weapon upgrade, and medical supply to tend to the inevitable injuries. Push through three districts with progressively more vicious enemies, rising emergency levels, and supplies that dry up like blood from a decaying knife wound. Constantly on the move, you’ll search bodies and lockers only to realize that each detour means the Rat Swarm reinforcements are getting closer. The only respite is locked behind bunker doors that can only be opened with the most precious of all finds: the all-powerful fusion core.

Choose Your Misfortune

How will you deploy your fusion cores? You could use it as a super-powerful explosive to get rid of a five-rat-strong pack, but then you’ll lose the means to open a bunker door that will allow you to tend to injuries and fix up weapons

Blow Off Some Steam

All the guns in Shardpunk are energy-based, and once you get a specific number of shots in, you’ll need to cool it off. However, you can test your luck and attempt a fifth shot on that four-shot cannon. But if it backfires or overcharges, you’ll have to hope that there's still one turn left before that rat sniper gets his bearings

Bunker Dilemmas

The hiss of the heavy bunker door locking down behind you is only a part of the deal. It's never a matter of “is anyone hurt?” but rather “whose injuries require the most attention?” You’ll rarely be able to heal everyone and save some med kits for later. Who can keep fighting despite their wounds?

Do You Split?

Should you keep all your troops moving at the same pace to find and reach the bunker door in one piece, or split the crew into groups and cover twice as much ground? You can scavenge more loot with the latter strategy, but you’ll risk your smaller squads getting cornered and wiped out by an enemy swarm

Draft A Motley Crew

Shardpunk gives you loads of flexibility in putting together your crew of survivors. For example, you could go with the dependant Mycroft with his exoskeleton, powerful ground slam, and heavy cannon that holds more limited charges, or you could take your chance with Silas, a twice-shooting jerk. Sure, he hates everyone, but has a chance to blast two rats in a round

Pick Your Tree to Climb

Get a few kills in, pick up that experience, and reach a temporary zone to upgrade your skills. Should you invest in a larger area for the katana-wielding close combat, or put your skills in the shotgun spread? It’s yet another choice that will impact your experience

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Shardpunk Steam Deck Verified


Shardpunk, the turn-based tactical strategy game with RPG, survival, and resource management elements, set in a steampunk world overrun by hordes of rats, is now Steam Deck Verified.

Assemble a crew of survivors, utilize an array of steampunk weapons and bots to scavenge for resources, slow down the rat horde, and reach safety. To celebrate this milestone, Shardpunk is now available at a 25% discount this week on Steam – seize the opportunity!

Since its launch, Shardpunk has consistently enhanced the player experience. In just five months, the game has introduced a series of free updates, enriching gameplay and garnering positive feedback from players. Notably, Shardpunk was honored with the "Best Gameplay" award at the Intel Pixel Awards 2023, a testament to its captivating gameplay.

Free DLC for Shardpunk: Verminfall releases next week

Free DLC for Shardpunk: Verminfall releases next week

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Rat Pack will be available on June 29. It is the first DLC to introduce a brand new squad member and new enemies. This DLC will be available as a free...

Devlog #140: Shardpunk is now live!

Devlog #140: Shardpunk is now live!

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New devlog entry for Shardpunk. I've released my first commercial game. Wow.

Devlog #139: Less than a week to launch!

Devlog #139: Less than a week to launch!

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Wow, April 13th is just around the corner. Few days to go!

Devlog #138: Release date reveal!

Devlog #138: Release date reveal!

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Brace yourselves, Shardpunk is coming! Less than three weeks remaining!

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Łagi
Łagi - - 174 comments

this game looks sweet. I would maybe buy it.
i would for sure buy it if i can play as rat team and exterminate humans (extra point if i can fight against blonde anime girls).

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wasabi25761
wasabi25761 - - 26 comments

I would like to know what requirements I will ask, because my PC does not support 11, I hate DX10 apart because when the resolution is lowered it gets blurry to ****, something that does not happen with DX9 and DX8

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Bryku Creator
Bryku - - 17 comments

Damn, it surely won't be running on dx9 or lower, as it is not supported by Unity anymore. Not sure about DX10 though - I believe you might simply have to try it out.

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sungjem_jamir
sungjem_jamir - - 182 comments

Is this turn based?

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Bryku Creator
Bryku - - 17 comments

Yup, it is. Same as in XCOM/Darkest Dungeon. You can read more at Steampunkratgame.com

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Endocore
Endocore - - 115 comments

This is certainly something in which I'd be interested. Is this project still under active development, or was it abandoned?

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Bryku Creator
Bryku - - 17 comments

Certainly, the project is alive and well!
You can follow the progress on my devlogs on itch.io (https://bryqu.itch.io/this-is-the-end/devlog) or TIGSource (https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=65119).

Also, do check out my Twitter page: Twitter.com

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