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  • Summary: WHERE EPIC FANTASY AND TURN-BASED STRATEGY COLLIDE! Now available for iPhone and iPod Touch!**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR iPOD TOUCH 4TH GEN USERS: The game is known to crash persistently on your hardware. Please wait for the v1.01 update before playing. We apologize for theWHERE EPIC FANTASY AND TURN-BASED STRATEGY COLLIDE! Now available for iPhone and iPod Touch!**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR iPOD TOUCH 4TH GEN USERS: The game is known to crash persistently on your hardware. Please wait for the v1.01 update before playing. We apologize for the inconvenience!**-------------Witching Hour Studios presents RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion, a refreshing take on turn-based strategy set in a completely original world, driven by an epic tale of conquest and redemption.Optimized for Retina Display, the single-player battles and cutscenes of RAVENMARK are gorgeously rendered in lovingly hand-painted 2D. Feel the sound and fury of war as you dig into the most satisfying strategy experience iOS has to offer!THE SCOURGE OF ESTELLIONIn a land known as Eclisse, where a great sun and three moons rule the azure skies, the ruling Empire of Estellion is beset by a great scourge from their past – the sun-eating mystics from the forgotten nation of Kaysan. Follow the mark of the raven and the heroes who march under its dark wings, as they struggle to survive under the weight of ruthless ambition and political intrigue!DYNAMIC TURN-BASED COMBATIn RAVENMARK, nothing matters more than strategic troop placement! Command an army to fight in campaign battles, where a round of combat begins with the Command Phase to issue instructions, but no action is taken until the Battle Phase, where friend and foe can act and attack simultaneously… Plan your moves carefully to emerge victorious against the challenging A.I. in each mission.DOMINATE BATTLES THROUGH THE TOUCH INTERFACEExplore a myriad of tactics at your fingertips with intuitive touch controls and unique management systems, like the Formation system: Group up to three units of a kind into a single formation, which enables special abilities and buffs to crush enemies quicker. The Standing Order system offers A.I. assisted commands that address the headaches of micro-managing the entire army every round. Use these tools to develop your own novel strategies and overcome the odds!THE SYMPHONY OF WARA rousing cinematic soundtrack underscores the tension and drama that unfolds in the battlefields of RAVENMARK. Composed by lauded game composer Josh Whelchel, who has composed scores for other outstanding titles such as Wind-Up Knight and Mojang AB's Scrolls, the music will immerse you ever deeper into the world of Eclisse!A VAST LORE TO EXPLOREVenture into the Codex, an in-game encyclopedia which actively documents the richly storied history and cultures of Eclisse. Unlock new entries as you progress through the campaigns and encounter new nations, characters, locales and more!COMING SOONReplete with 15 campaign missions at launch, many more campaigns will be released over time as FREE updates to RAVENMARK! Also, a free universal update will be released by Christmas so you can enjoy this epic blend of turn-based action across ALL your iOS devices, including the iPad!EXPLORE the world of RAVENMARK: http://www.ravenmark-saga.comLIKE it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RavenmarkSagaFollow Witching Hour Studios on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/witchinghourSG Collapse
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 15, 2011
    100
    However closely you choose to follow the ravages of war, in the turn-based strategy genre Ravenmark reigns supreme. Boasting AI that can outflank you at 10 paces, and 15 varied campaign missions with the promise of more to come, at two quid it's a steal; with multiplayer, it'd be obscene.
  2. Dec 5, 2011
    95
    If you have just a bit of love for strategy games, you will fall for Ravenmark. For a ridiculous price, you'll get a masterpiece. This title excels on so many sides, that you'll be amazed you're playing on a smartphone. Witching Hour Studios begins its journey on App Store in a excellent way, keeping our expectations very high for their next title.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    90
    The involved narrative of Ravenmark is the icing on this multilayered strategy cake. The campaign story of political intrigue involving several different nations and subtle plays for power is the extra little push that will keep players hopelessly engaged with this game.
  4. Feb 19, 2013
    90
    For fans of titles like Final Fantasy Tactics and Advance Wars, Ravenmark will certainly scratch that strategy game itch.
  5. Feb 13, 2012
    88
    Pretty impressive for a debut game. Excellent mechanics, I really wouldn't mind playing an enchanced PC-version. [Feb 2012]
  6. Apr 13, 2012
    86
    This turn based strategy is not for casual Caesars but a very ambitious project for sophisticated generals. The creative formation system and the challeging campaign will keep you busy for weeks – one turn at a time.
  7. Dec 11, 2011
    70
    An engaging, polished, and deep strategy game with just a few niggles to dull the shine.

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  1. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    This is the ultimate iOS turn-based warfare strategy game! The UI is amazing, the graphics look great, and the gameplay is fantastic. Any fanThis is the ultimate iOS turn-based warfare strategy game! The UI is amazing, the graphics look great, and the gameplay is fantastic. Any fan of turn-based strategy ought to buy this NOW. Expand

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