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Iratus: Lord of the Dead
Release date
April 23, 2020
Roguelike RPG
Daedalic Entertainment
About the game

Iratus: Lord of the Dead is a turn-based tactical roguelike RPG set in a dark fantasy universe. Lead an army of undead to help an angry necromancer in his quest to reach the surface world and bring death to the mortal realms!

The huge variety of tactical and strategic opportunities makes Iratus an interesting finding for roguelike fans.

Plot and gameplay

The player will act on the dark side as the necromancer Iratus. The storyline is focused on a necromancer imprisoned in a dungeon centuries ago and is now striving to break free regardless of the cost. The player will have to improve the belowground lair, create undead minions from the body parts of the dead, make challenging decisions, and take part in intricate tactical fights where any mistake can mean defeat.

There are various kinds of the living dead: skeletons, vampires, zombies, banshees and other monsters under the player’s control; the dark side confronts the “forces of good” — religious fanatics. The more enemies the player defeats, the more body parts he gets to create new soldiers of his own army. Enemies have their own abilities — for example, some of them can throw bombs that can kill minions at the end of the round, others beat their comrades with a whip, increasing their characteristics. By attacking enemies, the player can take away both life points and mind points — if it is exhausted, the player has a chance to kill the enemy with one attack.

Key Features
  • Develop and improve your belowground lair with necromantic powers.
  • Craft undead minions with the body parts of dead enemies.
  • Advanced fighting system: Know your enemies’ strong points and weak spots to achieve victory.
  • Turn-based battle system with up to 50 original minion’s talents.
  • Intelligent enemy AI, challenging even experienced RPG-strategists.
  • Four types of necromancer talents for gameplay: alchemy, magic talents, ire and destruction skills.
  • Irreversible consequences. Classic roguelike features including character permadeath.
  • Detailed stylized 2D graphics in the spirit of dark fantasy.
  • Detailed skeletal animation made with Spine.
  • Great voice acting performance by S. Weyte known for the voice of Caleb — the main character of the Blood franchise. 
  • “Unfrozen's Iratus: Lord of the Dead is one of the greatest tactical rogue-likes one can enjoy right now; one that surpasses the titles it pays homage to in almost every way.” — Athanasios, Cubed3
  • “Iratus: Lord of the Dead is dark, grim and great fun.” — Luigi Savinelli, TechRaptor
  • “Iratus is an excellent tactical RPG game that offers immense depth and an enormous challenge worthy of the most ambitious lord of carrion.” — Kit Goodliffe, Indiegamereviewer
  • “Sometimes, it’s good to be the bad guy. […] I don’t think I’ve come close to getting quite the same evil thrill I had with the original Dungeon Keeper until I played Iratus: Wrath of the Necromancer.” — Antal Bokor, Third Coast Review
  • “Stefan Weyte's voice acting performance as Iratus is topnotch.” — Arya W. Wibowo, Game Reactor
About Us
Unfrozen is an independent studio focused on making challenging and beautiful tactics, strategies, and RPGs. We like oldschool gaming and respect our players, seeking an audience who would have as much fun playing with complex systems as we have designing them.
Denis Fedorov
Olga Anderson
Slava Vasilenko
Alexander Khuramshin
Ilya Frolov
Leonid Parmenov
Petr Belozerov
Fedor Korochkin
Alexander Gonchar
Alexey Isaev
Alexey Voskresensky
Olga Proshina

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