Press release

Hybrid RTS/RPG Eternal Damnation to launch this July

Conquer, pillage, and determine the fate of the world as Eternal Damnation releases NextFest demo and announces 15th July Early Access release

3 June 2024 - SD Games have today announced that their upcoming hybrid real-time strategy RPG, Eternal Damnation, will launch into Steam Early Access on 15 July, with a demo coming to Steam NextFest on June 10. The studio has also released a new teaser trailer for the game.


Eternal Damnation - the debut title from Nottingham, England-based SD Games - places ultimate power in your hands. Fight back against a dominant evil, or destroy it and take the world for yourself.


Given a choice between death or reincarnation following their untimely demise, players must navigate a vast fantasy world at the behest of an ancient deity. Player agency is paramount in Eternal Damnation, with actions that have genuine, tangible consequences that shape the destiny of the world. Players are invited to experiment and discover what type of a ruler they want to be.


Along the way, as a monstrous human-hybrid with an arsenal of fearsome abilities, players will utilise destructive spells, powerful weapons and unique mutations to give themselves the edge in combat against their foes. An empowering levelling system allows players to hone their craft and establish themselves as a godly overlord.


Open-ended quests and an array of gameplay components - from exploration to combat to dungeon-crawling - mean there is no one way to play Eternal Damnation, while branching stories with multiple endings provide for endless replayability.


Eternal Damnation will hit Steam Early Access on July 15, where it will remain for much of the year while SD Games collate player feedback and build on the original release. But those eager to get their hands on the game can do so even earlier, as an exclusive demo will be launched during Steam NextFest on 10th June.

SD Games co-founder Emily Povi said: “We're eager for players to explore and take a hold of the vast world we have created, ranging from recruiting various companions to strategic battles against foes who try to oppose you. Eternal Damnation lets you choose your own path of destruction and offers a world for the taking whilst also keeping you on your toes from adversaries who share the same goal. We've been inspired by various games and are really proud of how Eternal Damnation has come along in sense of gameplay, level design and most importantly atmosphere which, specifically for me, instills that child-like wonder of playing a new game and exploring the story it offers. Most of all I also wanted to say thank you to the whole team and anyone who has contributed to the creation of this game - without these people this couldn't have happened!”

Having been founded by Nottingham Trent University graduates, SD Games has also been a platform for new and budding game designers to find their feet. Level designer Rhys Brooke added: “As a starter in the industry, I am super passionate about working on Eternal Damnation. We're excited to introduce players to areas such as the desert, which is a great place to explore especially if you enjoy a tough challenge, and the jungle, which will brighten your eyes with lush greenery and beautiful scenery.”

Eternal Damnation will be participating in Steam NextFest from June 10 - 17, with the full game launching on PC via Steam Early Access on July 15. For more information, review keys or assets please contact Ethan Howe at

About SD Games


SD Games is an indie studio founded and operated in Nottingham, United Kingdom. The studio was built by graduating students of Nottingham Trent University. As their debut title, Eternal Damnation, began to take shape, the studio gradually hired some of the most talented people they could find from around the UK. Nottingham itself has renowned and beloved gaming communities, hosting both Warhammer World and Games Workshop, two of the biggest gaming franchises - where better to start an indie studio?