Mythic Legions Tactics: War of the Aetherblade

Created by FOUR HORSEMEN STUDIOS

"Mythic Legions Tactics" is the first video game set in the world of the Four Horsemen's "Mythic Legions" Universe.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Mythic Legions Tactics - Monthly Update: Jan 22
23 days ago – Thu, Jan 06, 2022 at 11:14:38 AM

Hello Backers,

Happy New Years! We hope everyone had a great December Holidays and New Year! Due to break, our updates are more informative than anything, but we are excited about the games overall progress. See below!

Update Summary

  • Backerkit Shipping
  • Physical Figures Update
  • Game Development Update
  • Game Armor

Backerkit Shipping

First let us apologize to everyone who got an email from Backerkit about needing to put payment information into Backerkit for the shipping cost in the future. Apparently, the feature we are using for charging shipping later is relatively new, and they accidently sent an email out to everyone before we are even close to shipping and to people who have their payment information already in the system. While it is important for everyone to put in their payment information for shipping, it is not necessary until we are within 30 days of shipping out the figures. See the update below for more details!


Physical Figure Update

Some good news here, the figures have been submitted to the manufacturer to start! They are still in the early processing phases at the moment, so we don’t have the final schedule yet. Once we do, we will provide everyone with estimated times for shipping and delivery!


Game Development Update - 38% Completed!

Over the past few months, we have been focused on all of the hardcore engine programming. This includes the tactics engine, AI, attacks, special attacks, animations, classes, etc… We are nearing the completion of most of this programming now and are now working on integrating all of these with the online servers for progress saving, character customization, and multiplayer. While this is more backend work, we anticipate this taking another few months before all the main core programming is completed. This will allow us to start doing builds and showing more in-game footage. I know everyone wants to see more of this, as do we, but now that we are nearing the end of the main programming, we are close to that stage. We look forward to showing you more complete game footage soon!

Game Armor

As always here are some cool armors!

Well, that’s it for this update. However, we would also like to let everyone know that we hope that you all stay safe in these difficult times. Have a happy and safe Jan 2022 and thank you all for your continued support!

Best,

Great Hall Game Studios

Mythic Legions Tactics - Monthly Update: Dec 21
about 2 months ago – Sat, Dec 04, 2021 at 12:22:59 AM

Hello Backers,

Hope everyone had a good November. We have several amazing updates and can’t wait for even more in the New Year. See below!

Update Summary

  • Backerkit Survey
  • Intern For A Day 
  • Game Development Update
  • Game Weapons and Armor
  • Game Locations

Backerkit Survey

We still have a few people who have not filled out their backerkit survey. Please complete this when you can as we will need to get everyone’s shipping address confirmed to be able to send out all physical items in the new year!

Intern For A Day

For those of you who joined us at 4H studios, we hope you had as much fun as we did! Just wanted to send a shout out to all of you, and say thank you. It was great talking and meeting each of you. Looking forward to more great times in the future!

Game Development Update

We have finished the full mapping out of all game locations, story elements, and characters. While we continue to make progress on each of those, we have been focusing on the quality of the game from a programming standpoint. Most of this last month has been optimizing the tactics engine for PC, Console, and Mobile platforms. On top of that we have been working through the Battle Templates and how the AI will work in the various scenarios. Again, mostly back end things, but these are the nuts and bolts of game development. We will be able to start really showing more game dev progress through images and videos in the next few months.

Game Weapons and Armor

As always here are some cool weapons and armor!

Game Locations

Here are some work in progress locations such as Aetherhold exterior and interiors and Castle of Four Sides exteriors.

Well, that’s it for this monthly update. We hope everyone has a great month of Dec if you do or do not celebrate the holidays. Thank you all for your continued support, and check out the discord for more weekly updates!

Best,

Great Hall Game Studios

Mythic Legions Tactics - Monthly Update: Nov 21
3 months ago – Fri, Nov 05, 2021 at 12:52:37 AM

Hello Backers,

Wow it has already been another month! We have some great updates for you and are making good progress on both production of the physical items and the video game. See below!


Update Summary

  • Backerkit Survey
  • Game Character Linage
  • Game Story Update
  • Game Development Update
  • Game Weapons and Armor

Backerkit Survey

Hopefully everyone has completed their Backerkit survey by now. We are in the process of sending all physical goods into production right now, so if you are one of the few that has not completed your survey please do so asap!


Game Character Lineage Update

On our last update, we let everyone know that there would be male and female versions of all 7 playable lineages. We have one change to this update in that we will not be making a female Goblin character for launch of the game. This is for a few reasons, but mainly that the action figure line doesn’t currently have one, and until it can be flushed out including design, armor, and weapons available it seems like one of the least playable characters. If there is a disagreement from the community on this please let us know, but no one seems to be asking for a female Goblin character 😊

Regardless, here are some images of the Male Dwarf and Female Orc!


Game Story Update

We are close to completing the 5 storylines for the single player game. As we indicated in the campaign, there are 5 concurrent storylines going on that all each at least 30 battles each. These storylines are for 5 of the factions:

  • Xylona’s Flock
  • Legion of Arethyr
  • Army of Leodysseus
  • House of the Noble Bear
  • Illythia’s Brood

Through additional updates, we will be showing more of these stories and sharing how the stories are all intertwined. Since as a player you will be able to play both the good side and evil side of the same story, you will be able to get unique perspectives from each.

Here are some images of In Progress Work for Ironhold and Castle of Four Sides


Game Development Update

Most of the development at this point in the game is all about organizing assets that need to be made, code, programming, and backend setup to make sure everything can work for the final product. We have started the server side syncing of character saving and data, saving of customizations, and battle progress saving. Not to say that it is all boring stuff, but there are less things to actually show at this point than in future updates. One big note here is that we are working on the final UI design for all in battle menus as well as the customizer.  This is no where near final but want to keep showing everyone our progress!


Game Weapons and Armor

Again, not much to talk about here. Going to just show some cool weapons and armor!


Well, that is the update for now! In these early stages there are less things to show, but as we progress we will have a lot more to start sharing that will look forward to showing you all! Thank you all for your continued support, and looking forward to seeing everyone at the Intern For A Day event and LegionsCon!


Best,

Great Hall Game Studios

Mythic Legions Tactics - Monthly Update: Oct 2021
4 months ago – Sat, Oct 02, 2021 at 05:28:03 PM

Hello Backers,

This being our first monthly update, we wanted to give everyone a full comprehensive view on both all physical goods and Mythic Legions Tactics the video game.


Update Summary

  • Ongoing Updates
  • Backerkit Survey & Shipping
  • Game Character Linage
  • Game Battle Mechanics
  • Game Locations Info
  • Game Weapons and Armor

Ongoing Updates

We will be providing a monthly update on the 1st of every month like this one that will include several larger pieces of information. This update will be submitted to the Kickstarter update section as well as sent to all Forge Founders via newsletter. On top of this monthly update, we will be providing more weekly information via our Discord channel and our other social channels. Check us out on all of them to stay on top of all Mythic Legions Tactics news!


Backerkit Survey & Shipping

Survey - We have completed the Backerkit setup, pre-order store, and selection survey. We have also sent out the 5% smoke test emails that Backerkit requires us to send to some of you. Some of you should have received this email today for your survey! Should you receive it, please fill it out and let us know if there are any issues. If we do not hear about any issues by tomorrow at this time, we will send the full survey out to everyone! Also, due to the delay on the survey release approval from Backerkit, we have extended the Physical items Add Ons for additional purchase deadline by one week to Oct 8th at midnight.


Shipping- On shipping, as it was noted on the campaign, shipping was not included in the purchase price in the campaign so it will be added on as a separate cost once we are 30 days away from delivery of all physical goods. As such the shipping cost will not be calculated or processed on this survey. All shipping costs will be charged next year when we are 30 days away from shipping everything out. This way we will be able to provide everyone with the most accurate shipping costs instead of having to charge higher shipping costs now to cover for potential rising shipping costs in the future. The current estimate delivery date in in March 2022, so estimated shipping costs is estimated for Feb 2022.


Game Character Lineage

For the games release, we now have finalized the 7 playable lineages! These include the following:

  • Human
  • Elf
  • Dwarf
  • Orc
  • Goblin
  • Vampire
  • Skeleton

Each lineage includes Male and Female versions, and each one includes 4 full sets of armor when unlocked. If you have purchased the Base or Deluxe game versions, all 7 lineages with armor sets are included in your purchase and are automatically unlocked. Over the next few months, we will begin showing more finalized versions of each, their armors, and overall impact in the game.


Game Battle Mechanics

The heart of the game are the battle mechanics. As most everyone has seen from the videos, the game is a turn-based tactics game. However, we are adding in some additional strategy elements we believe will help propel the game.


Action Points - First, we have implemented something called an action point system. Each character will have a certain number of action points per turn based on their stats. Each thing a character can do uses a certain amount of action points. Moving around the grid, attacking, using a skill, etc… all have a certain number of action points they can use. As an example, if you wanted to move your character really far, you could use all of your action points to move much further than if you want to move a shorter distance and then attack. This mechanic will get explained more in future updates with videos and tutorials.

Battle Templates - The second thing we are adding is one of the stretch goals that was unlocked which we refer to as battle templates. These are strategy templates that allows each player to essentially change the game from a turn-based game into an auto-battling or what is sometimes referred to as auto-chess game. It is a strategy of taking the time to setup each character’s actions as well as team-based actions before a battle happens and then seeing if your template works to defeat the enemy. Again, more information on this will be explained in future updates with videos and tutorials.

We have several additional mechanics that we are currently testing and want to be sure will fit the game before we announce them!



Game Location Info

As we indicated in the campaign, we will have 5 unlocked factions with 30+ battles each in the single player version of the game. This means we will have a lot of various locations. Some unique and others just general locations like forest, plains, mountains, etc… The unique locations will be places that everyone who is a Mythic Legions fan will love. A few of the pre-production locations are shown below.


Castle Silverhorn

Aetherhold

Game Weapons and Armor

Not much to talk about here. Going to just show some cool weapons and armor!

Well, that is the update for now! Sorry if our grammar and explanation wasn’t great, we are developers of video games after all! We are looking forward to providing you all with an amazing game, and thank you all for your continued support.


Best,

4H and Great Hall Game Studios

Thank You and Next Steps
5 months ago – Wed, Sep 01, 2021 at 08:21:13 PM

Hey Backers,

Wow!  What an amazing rally to end the campaign.  We would like to thank each of you for your support.  It means a great deal to us, and we look forward to proving it to you by providing you with an amazing game as well as unbelievable figures.  

Next Steps

There are a few immediate items to let you know.  

1. Discord: 

  - As we stated in our update yesterday, we are doing a "Kickstarter Campaign Success Party" on Discord tomorrow (Thurs night 9/2 at 9pm EST).  We would love for any each of you to join us on Discord even if it is just to come by and say hi.  Here is our Discord link - https://discord.gg/VsgEB2Ky  (link does expire so if you don't get to it in time, just message us and we can send you another one.)

  - Discord will also be where we weekly updates not only on the game progress, but also on Mythic Legions as a whole!  Join us every Thurs night for Tactics Thurs on Discord.


2. BackerKit:  We have successfully setup BackerKit.  There are a few parts to this, so I will detail them below.  

  - Reward Selections and Add Ons: We plan to send out the Survey for your selections as well as to select any add ons within the next 1-2 weeks.  These selections will set any and all options you wish for your purchases.  We need to solidify all Physical product selections and add ons (Action Figures, Sigil Coins, T-Shirts, and Cloth Map) within the next 30-45 days so we can submit everything to manufacturing.  So be on the look out for the survey to make you selections!

  - Pre-Order Store:  We have also launched the BackerKit Pre-Order store for anyone who missed out on the Kickstarter for any final orders.  If you know anyone who missed the campaign and wishes to purchase something, please forward alone this link -  Preorder Mythic Legions Tactics: War of the Aetherblade on BackerKit


3. Updates:  

  - In an effort to not spam you but keep you updated on our game progress as well as any other announcements, we plan to do 1 Update per month.  If for some reason we have to do more than 1, we apologize ahead of time.   Our focus will be to provide you with a monthly breakdown of progress on everything from game progress, shipping of physical goods, and anything else that you may need to know.  


4. Stretch Goals:  

  - The rally at the end unlocked several additional stretch goals!  We didn't get to update the graphic before it ended so we have provided the updated graphic below of the unlocked goals.  

  - In addition, we would like to announce that all additional Add On purchases as well as any new purchases from the Pre-Order store will all count towards Stretch Goals!  We are very close to the $285k goal, and could even unlock the $300k XBOX goal this way!  Look for additional updated stretch goals to be added on top of those as well if we reach them!

5. Social Goals:

  - Same with the Stretch Goals, we didn't get to update the graphic during the campaign, so we are providing the update now.  

  - Again, just like the Stretch Goals, we are extending the Social Goals to BackerKit so we can continue to unlock them!

Again, we want to thank all of you for your continued support.  It means so much to us not only to make this game as amazing as possible, but to extend this world for all of you to experience.  Have a great rest of the week, and we truly appreciate all of you.


Best,

4H and Great Hall Game Studios