Join us on the Linux Gaming community on Lemmy, the federated open source alternative to Reddit.

Love your turn-based tactics, party building, amusing conversations and plenty of adventuring? Guildmaster: Gratuitous Subtitle from Jim Makes Games released back in December and it's genuinely good. Note: key sent by the developer.

The developer mentioned to us that they were "inspired by gameplay from games such as Darkest Dungeon and X-Com" but the "true soul of the game is the irreverent humour in the tradition of Monkey Island and Monty Python". It doesn't disappoint on any side of it and has been a genuine delight.

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

Graphically it doesn't look like much, and you could easily keep on clicking past it. It does make up for that though in the gameplay and overall atmosphere thanks to fully playing into the humour. Don't let that fool you though, there's a challenging game beneath the laughs that will keep your focus too.

In Guildmaster: Gratuitous Subtitle you are a Guild Master, who guides newly recruited heroes on a series of quests in tactical turn-based combat. For each quest, you choose four heroes and teleport them directly into battle, where you use their various abilities in tandem to defeat enemies with different strengths and weaknesses. The Guildmaster and the heroes level up, gain more powerful abilities, and face increasingly difficult quests as the game progresses.

Feature Highlight:

  • Challenging turn-based combat
  • Fifteen heroes to recruit, each with different combinations of skills
  • Weapon-based abilities, each weapon grants a unique combination of attacks
  • Combine melee fighters, archers and spellcasters in a party of four to take on each quest
  • Choose your Guildmaster's appearance and their spells as they level up
  • An irreverent storyline with humorous dialogue between the quests

The developer mentions how it's their first commercial game and that it "yearns to be played by those tired of straight-laced fantasy adventures. It calls out to gamers who don’t take themselves or the game too seriously, while also enjoying challenging tactical gameplay".

Quirky, fun, plenty of party customization and lots of battles. What more can you ask for?

You can find it now on Steam.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
8 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
3 comments

scaine 7 Jan
View PC info
  • Contributing Editor
  • Supporter Plus
I played a fantasy village builder on Android years ago and this game has very similar vibes. Build the village up, attract heroes, outfit and send them off. They come back with treasure, spend it in your taverns, and buy better kit. It's really compulsive stuff.

I didn't realise this was released. It'll be my next purchase once I get through Wasteland 3.
ronnoc 8 Jan
While I might be inclined to pass this up myself, if the humor is that on points and then I will definitely have to give it a go. I am always a sucker for irreverence humor
I dunno about the name. "Guildmaster" is OK, but that subtitle seems really gratuitous.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Patreon, Liberapay or PayPal Donation.

We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
Latest Forum Posts