Waven is a new tactical RPG developed by Ankama, the same studio behind the popular MMOs DOFUS and WAKFU. The game is set in a flooded world where players take on the role of a seafaring adventurer searching for answers to the great upheaval that has caused the world to change. The game is free-to-play and will be available on Windows PCs, Macs, and tablets and smartphones running iOS or Android.
Waven offers a new perspective on the tactical multiplayer RPG universe by combining adventure and turn-based strategy with deckbuilding mechanics and valuable items to collect. Players can choose their hero, equip spells, and set sail from island to island in a vast world full of colorful creatures, gaining power, refining their strategy, and uncovering the world’s secrets adrift.
Players can face off against multitudes of burlesque monsters of increasing difficulty, master the elements, cast powerful spells, summon mythical companions, and battle enemies in close combat or from a distance to defeat them and win tons of loot. They can gain experience to upgrade their hero, defend their Haven Island from attacks by other players in an asynchronous mode, or prove their valor by entering the doors of the Kolossium to challenge other players and become a legend themselves.
Ankama is proud of the work they have put into the game, and they believe that it is a unique experience that players will enjoy. The game will be released in late 2023, but players can get early access this summer to try out one last version of the game and give their final feedback. The game is co-published by Ankama and New Tales and will be cross-platform, allowing players to continue their adventures on different devices with the same account.
Below an overview of Waven courtesy of Steam and the announcement trailer.
In a flooded world where only a few islands have survived the rising waters, you play a seafaring adventurer searching for answers to this great upheaval. Long ago, gods and dragons ruled the world. Today, magic remains but what of the mythical beings of yesteryear?
At the dawn of a new era, choose your hero, equip your best spells and set sail for an incredible odyssey. Sail from island to island in a vast world full of colorful creatures, gain power, refine your strategy and uncover the secrets of a world adrift.
WAVEN is a new roleplaying game experience that is accessible, fun and immersive. It combines adventure and turn-based strategy, inspired by the best tactical RPGs, with deckbuilding mechanics and valuable items to collect. It can be played for free online on PC, Mac, smartphone and tablet.
Alone or with friends, face off against multitudes of burlesque monsters of increasing difficulty. Master the elements, cast powerful spells, summon mythical companions and battle your enemies in close combat or from a distance to defeat them and win tons of loot!
Gain experience to upgrade your hero! Defend your “Haven Isle” from attacks by other players in a brand-new asynchronous mode or prove your valor by entering the doors of the “Kolossium” to challenge other players and become a legend yourself!
TACTICAL RPGs REVISITED
WAVEN takes inspiration from the combat and progress systems of the best tactical RPGs while building on the strategic depth of turn-based combat and deck building. The result? An explosive and joyful combo!
LIVELY TURN-BASED COMBAT
Prepare your deck before each battle and use every ruse available to you to take home the victory! Play in your own style! Your options are practically unlimited when combining the many character archetypes, spells, equipment and companions available.
ALL MODES ARE YOURS
PvE, PvP and Island Defense: take advantage of each game mode to express yourself! Fight monsters to harvest resources and win equipment. Challenge other players to climb to the top of the rankings and even organize the defense of your island and loot while you’re away!
PLAY AS A GREAT HERO
Win battles, earn experience, spells and companions, customize your equipment and deck, and take your strategy to new heights.
A CROSS-PLATFORM ADVENTURE
Continue your adventure wherever you are! Enjoy WAVEN on PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet with the same account.
AN ORIGINAL UNIVERSE WITH A UNIQUE GRAPHIC STYLE
Explore a colorful heroic fantasy world inside a distinctive graphic universe, the “Krosmoz”, a persistent world that has existed for years in video games, animated series and much more.
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