Press release

Roguelite city builder Against the Storm hits 1.0 and PC Game Pass

The dark fantasy city-building sensation has left early access

December 8, 2023 - Hooded Horse and Eremite Games are pleased to share that dark fantasy roguelite city-building game Against the Storm has now left early access. The game marks its transition to 1.0 with a new game mode, a PC Game Pass debut, and a supporter’s pack!

The new “Queen’s Hand” mode ushers in the 1.0 era and is end-game content specially crafted for experienced Viceroys. The mechanics are similar to regular World Map expeditions but with extra challenges. For example, Ancient Seals will be far away from the player’s starting location, and you only have a single cycle to complete them. Players will also need to be a lot more strategic about which upgrades they choose along the way.

Against the Storm has seen some significant developments during its early access run, with content updates every two weeks bringing a host of major and minor changes. Two new species were added to the game, including the popular Fox people. There were also major reworks to the strategy layer and Blightstorms, not to mention loads of new glade events, buildings, and more.

Against the Storm Supporter Pack features the official game soundtrack as well as 4K wallpapers, emoji packs, and a look behind the scenes with concept art sheets and more.

Against the Storm is localized into German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Ukrainian, Turkish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Japanese.

Against the Storm is available now for PC via Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store, and PC Game Pass for $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99 / ¥3,980. It currently holds a 95% “Overwhelmingly Positive” rating on Steam with over 15,000 reviews. A press kit is available.

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About Hooded Horse™
Hooded Horse is a publisher of deep strategic and tactical games with people and partners worldwide. Starting in 2019 with a single title, Hooded Horse’s portfolio has grown to 28 games and counting. Our goal is to empower and support developers in doing what they love so that they can create world-class experiences for their audiences. From the distant past of Manor Lords and the haunted woods of Against the Storm, to the depths of space in Terra Invicta and Falling Frontier.

You can find out more about us on our Steam publisher page, as well as our social channels; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Discord, and website.

About Eremite Games™
Eremite Games is a Polish studio formed by six friends who cut their teeth working on AAA and mobile games in Poland’s thriving development scene, before striking out to forge strategy games set in uncharted worlds. They are united in their passion for memorable, genre-defining strategy games and RPGs.

You can learn more about them on their website and social channels; Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Discord.