Frostkeep Studios has announced that Rend, their faction based fantasy survival game will be released in Steam Early Access on July 31, 2018.
Rend aims to distinguish itself from the other hundreds of survival games by focusing on RPG mechanics, factional combat, win/loss conditions and massive battles. Inspired by the fabled universe of Nordic myth, the world of Rend is a harsh domain where the strong ascend as gods. Players choose among three rival factions, combine forces to build their faction’s stronghold, and battle foes and brutal creatures.
According to the game’s Steam page, “with the game’s deep talent trees and skill systems, players have the freedom to choose how they want to play and how they want to fight. When a cycle ends, one faction will be declared the winner… but the end is only the beginning. Victorious players receive rewards they can use in subsequent cycles as they ascend to legendary heights as heroes”
Rend plans to leave Early Access after 6-12 months.