Riftbound Protects PC from a Malevolent Menace on May 12

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MELBOURNE – April 4, 2022 – Riftbound, the fantasy lane defense game developed by Barrel Smash Studios, wages an epic war of good versus evil on PC via Steam beginning Thursday, May 12, 2022. 

Peace reigns in the enchanted realm until the nefarious Necromancer, doomed to spend eternity in the Dark Rift, breaks free of his otherworldly prison and threatens to spread his malicious influence across the land. Only a young spellcaster, with the counsel of the Great Oak and help of powerful elementals, can restore harmony and banish the magical menace once and for all.

Face waves of heinous foes in real-time combat, strategically attacking the ranks of Skeletons, Spearblasters, Berserkers, and other deadly adversaries. Lead a heroic army to confront wicked bosses such as the Giant Troll before meeting with the Necromancer himself. Learn each elemental’s characteristics and evolve these mythical beings into their ultimate forms from one of the five schools of magic. 

Choose from more than 40 spells, evolutions, and combos to unleash devastating destruction upon the Necromancer’s villainous army by burning, zapping, freezing, and exploding the enemy legion. Evolve elementals in battle to raise defense levels and boost attacking tactics. Stun, block, and push enemy lines while taking the control of lanes to ultimately seal the Dark Rift prison. 

Conquer rewarding side quests to unlock extraordinary spells, evolutions, and battle-changing upgrades to bolster strategy and tactics, exploring the best defense against the incoming undead army. Meet new allies throughout more than 50 levels and multiple difficulties while venturing across the Deep Woods, Snowcap Mountains, and Blighted Forest.

Riftbound’s legendary quest was developed with a wide range of accessibility options, offering an innovative dyslexia text feature allowing wizards to change between fonts, letters, characters, and line spacing to improve readability.

“We’ve developed an epic adventure full of magic and intrigue, with fable-like creatures in a high-fantasy setting,” said James Thomas, Co-Founder and Lead Programmer, Barrel Smash Studios. “We hope players will have as much fun immersing themselves in the Riftbound world as we did while creating it!”

Riftbound lands on Steam for Windows PC on Thursday, May 12, 2022 for USD $19.99. It will support English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Europe), Japanese, Russian, and Simplified Chinese.

For more information, please visit Riftbound’s official website, follow @BarrelSmashers on Twitter, and join the studio’s Discord community.

About Barrel Smash Studios

Based out of Melbourne, Barrel Smash is a two-person studio founded by James and Louisa Thomas. Besides their shared love for smashing barrels in games, the couple focuses on creating accessible and inclusive gaming experiences for everyone to enjoy. Riftbound is their first title.

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