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Windchaser (Windows)

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Description

Windchaser is a story driven real-time strategy (RTS) game, set in a unique fantasy world, the windy plains of Ensai and its surrounding provinces.

Water is a rare resource ever since the war of the ancients set the world ablaze and left only ruins of the civilizations of old. Nevertheless sailing ships still remain the main means of transportation between the flourishing cities of today's human realms. Vessels of all types and sizes travel through the grassy oceans of the plains, exploring and reclaiming lost lands and transporting goods between the different regions of the known world.

But these times are not entirely peaceful. Many dangers await in the endless width of the world. Packs of aggressive wild beasts, bands of human pirates or even uncontrollable ancient war machines make sure that there is a constant need for professional fighters and adventurers. These brave men and women are organized in freelance guilds offering their services to anyone that can afford their price.

In Windchaser the player takes control of such a guild. The guilds core is its mobile head quarters, located on a large plainship. This ship can be moved and transports the guild members to their various destinations, as well as being the general focus of activity for the guild. The player will follow a group of important characters while the games story unfolds. New members will be recruited during the game, expanding the possibilities and power of the guild. The various characters joining the guild will earn experience and can be trained into several unique classes, giving the player great variety in forming parties to suit different tasks or enemy formations.

The game is divided into missions commonly found in RTS games. These missions are accessible through a detailed world map in between the missions. The missions are linked through the storyline.

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Windchaser Windows Character training and level up
Windchaser Windows Guild battle
Windchaser Windows Moving ship-hq

Alternate Titles

  • "Windchaser: Небесный странник" -- Russian title

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The Press Says

Gamezone (Germany) May 21, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Krawall Gaming Network May 26, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Onlinewelten.de May 29, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Looki May 23, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Gamesmania May 23, 2008 76 out of 100 76
Game Captain May 22, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jun 02, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de May 23, 2008 74 out of 100 74
Gamona May 18, 2008 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jan 28, 2009 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

The game was originally developed as a thesis of some design students from Munich (Germany), until the German publisher dtp entertainment discovered it.
Michael Stapf (71) added Windchaser (Windows) on May 26, 2008