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Game Giveaway of the day — Styrateg

A narrative strategy based on the balanced and unique mixture of adventure, action and investigation in a great RPG adventure with original medieval music. Quests in twenty levels of mysterious blend of action and story. You will encouter many adventures with strong and fierce barbarians in cold northern mountains, you will fight the monsters, ghosts and villains to stop the abomination of the ancient kingdoms and to free the lands of Styrateg of evil.
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User rating: 258 (49%) 270 (51%) 56 comments

Styrateg was available as a giveaway on June 15, 2008!

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Build a wonderful Chinese city and save the Emperor's son!

A narrative strategy based on the balanced and unique mixture of adventure, action and investigation in a great RPG adventure with original medieval music. Quests in twenty levels of mysterious blend of action and story.

Your investigation and actions will take you through many adveturous quests in deep forests, hot deserts and frozen icebergs. You and your party will look for the clues to solve the mystery in ancient monasteries, countryside villages and blood bathed battlefields.

You will encouter many adventures with strong and fierce barbarians in cold northern mountains, you will fight the monsters, ghosts and villains to stop the abomination of the ancient kingdoms and to free the lands of Styrateg of evil.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/2000/XP, PC 500Mhz, 128 MB RAM, 3D Video Card

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://styrateg.rakeingrass.com/

File Size:

16.2 MB

Price:

$19.95

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Reply   |   Comment by gianmarco lorenzi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Hi, On the second go around with my son on the game we seem to be stuck at level 9. We have the 5 parts of the map, have killed all the monters and visited every village. The Quests List tells us we have everthing with only the tomb remaining but when we go to the tomb it won't let us in, saying we need all five parts of the map. I've gone back to the end of level 7 & 8 via saved game and worked back to 9 but still the same answer. What to do? Sorry if this isn't the correct location for this question.

Reply   |   Comment by String Bean  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Re: my comments #52 & #54 - copied installed game to my desktop under WinXP, everything works fine, which is no help since I wanted it to run on my laptop. Still no suggestions? Anyone?

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

great game

for all interesting in seeing what you can do with TorqueGameBuilder: This game was done with an early adopter version of it, with the current versions it could have been developed even faster.

Reply   |   Comment by Dreamora  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Installed on my (Win98SE) laptop which easily meets all hardware requirements, but when I run Styrateg I get an error - "buffer overrun detected" in styrateg.exe, under the Visual C++ runtime library. Drivers are up to date, AVG updated scan shows nothing, no malware after multiple scans either. I already have the C++ runtime library files installed - any ideas?
(Anyone else notice that the game's name is "Strategy" with one letter moved?)

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Can not find to work the points of the game; how to move around, how to use the weapons and spells, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by jill  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Hey, I get "The key cannot be decrypted" when running setup just like 14 above. I posted a comment in the forums thing almost nine hours ago. What's a gamer to do?

Reply   |   Comment by Bernard  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

This is another app that won't run on an Intel 810 chipset. The screen goes to rainbow snow. Changing the display acceleration doesn't help. It's not likely the game's fault, because it happens in other apps as well, Planetarium and Celestis being two.

I don't know if this is unique to Windows 2000, but the i810 driver ain't right. And it doesn't matter that it's passed Windows certification, it still ain't right.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr. Klahn  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Hi All,

It would of been nice to have the MAC version as well.

In fact it would be nice to have any MAC software?

Reply   |   Comment by Am MAC  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

Granted, I haven't played this game, but it looks very similar to the freeware and open source Battle for Wesnoth. I HAVE played that game, and I'm pretty confident that this game can't match it for fun, depth, pace or story. Just my two cents, and I hope I'm terribly terribly wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by Bryce  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Thank you to Rake in Grass and GGAOTD for today's game ... the dsl download/setup took under 3 minutes on my Windows XP system and plays without any issues. I wish the game had more instructions - will have to ask my husband for more help, to understand how to fight the wolf!

I am new to RPG-type games and since this game looks 'simplier' than those my husband plays, I am giving it a try. Thanks to WR-Stephen and all the other comments for helping me to decide to download this game. Thanks for something new and different (atleast in my opinion).

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Game seems fun. It reminds me of old console games like Shining Force, which I always liked.

Anyway I found that the 1.13 patch from the Rake In Grass website ( http://styrateg.rakeingrass.com/download.php ) works with this giveaway. Based on campy's comment, it sounds like the update is well worth using.

Reply   |   Comment by arsenicdrone  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

ziwjawk - #42 Make sure you get to all the points in each level. That is, make sure you visit each structure (village, castle, trade point, etc.) and make sure you have defeated all enemys. The game will let you know when you have done so.

I am not a big fan of RPGs but I gave it a try anyway. The game installed and played well with no lag or other problems. It took me a while to learn all the finer points of the game; how to move around, how to use the weapons and spells, etc.

I am still not a big fan of RPGs but I will keep this one for a while. It will fill a few hours of slack time for me and maybe I will learn to like the game, who knows! :lol:

Reply   |   Comment by HOSS  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I had no problems downloading or installing the game, but when I try to play it, I read the tutorial and when the game starts, the screen is gray. I have tried using different chaecters and toggeling all the options, but nithing seems to work. Has anyone else had this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by vg.rhcp  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Sigh. Must be something wrong with me. I can't even get through what it calls the tutorial, although that gives you -no- help, not much of a tutorial.

Seems to be a great game if I could figure out how to play it.

Any assistance greatly appreciated.

I've worked through it for over an hour and can't seem to find the proper method. Keeps telling me I haven't finished the quest but won't tell me what the quest -is-.

Reply   |   Comment by ziwjawk  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Way to mod out the corrected typo haha.

The website is www.urbandictionary.com

My apoligies for any inconvenience.

Reply   |   Comment by You Wont See me  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Downloaded and installed fine on XP home SP3. Gameplay's OK and fairly basic, not bad graphics and the music's OK but soon gets tedious. Luckily though, there's an option to turn the music off.
Plotwise, it's a fairly liear storyline with a modicom of free range within each level. As levels progress, so your party grows and levelling up isn't too hard, at least not in the early stages.
I've played better RPG's, but this is quite a cool little timewaster.
I do expect it to get tougher in later levels though - these are just first impressions. :)

#15 - "This is not a very good game at all. In addition to the boring, generic gameplay, the processing time takes an ABSURDLY long time for some reason. Between each move, expect to wait about 10 seconds before it does anything. And this is time it spends frozen. I got up to the second stage before I could not tolerate it any more. It wouldn’t be a good game anyway."
All I can say is that it plays fine and doesn't lag for me. It's pretty smooth, as it goes.

#35 - "I know that in this day and age that being 68 years old that I would have played some games on nintendo or elsewhere BUT I have not and now have found this site and would like to download some games and am looking for some help Question #1 What is rpg.

Thanks in advance for answering a Question for a person that has not taken time to keep current."
RPG = Role Playing Game.

Reply   |   Comment by gb  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Wade: rpg = Role playing game.

At least I think it does. From another 68 year old.

Reply   |   Comment by Flea  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

To #35

Check out www.ubandictionary.com to keep up to date on todays lingo :)

Reply   |   Comment by You Wont See Me  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Installed fine and registered fine, but when I try to play I get a message saying "hardware failed to switch to required mode"

Reply   |   Comment by You Wont See Me  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

A really dumb game, graphics suck no movement or 3D controls are awkward, sorry I love you guys (HONEST) but please get better games

Sorry thumbs DOWN the game SUX

Reply   |   Comment by Juice  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I know that in this day and age that being 68 years old that I would have played some games on nintendo or elsewhere BUT I have not and now have found this site and would like to download some games and am looking for some help Question #1 What is rpg.

Thanks in advance for answering a Question for a person that has not taken time to keep current.

Reply   |   Comment by Wade Fleming  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

tried, wasn't my type of game.
and the music gets to you after a while. Didn't try to turn it off
just wanted to check out the game.

Reply   |   Comment by me again  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Nice offering but I'm not into RPG, so I think I'll pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by DownTheShore  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

A Rake In Grass game? must be good!

Awesome downloads this weekend, really enjoying yesterday's Mahjong Epic!

Reply   |   Comment by Chammy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

@ Sleeping Dragon (#8) This version does include an editor. :-)

The game installed without problems and ran smoothly for me.

The graphics are dated but not unlivable. Since the core of this game is strategy/rpg they are not really that important anyway.

This version also includes a level editor so players can design their own games. I think that is an excellent addition to what seems a nice, if somewhat dated, game.

I have always preferred turn-based games to rts, so this is an extra nice treat for me. I also look forward to playing with the editor.

Happy Fathers Day,
Alien Bard
:)

Reply   |   Comment by Alien Bard  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

I downloaded this the last time it was available and really enjoyed the game. If you like Strategy then give this one a try.

Reply   |   Comment by Mart  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Previous version was 1.09, but this is 1.12. Couldn't find any details on their website about what had changed between 1.09 and 1.13.

However, I did find that there is already an update on their website to 1.13. This update came out in March so I don't understand why we are getting an older version. They say that this version 1.13 does the following: "a lot of bugs are fixed there (f.e. bugs in 5th and 17/18th level), beta of level editor added, several user maps added, increased maximum hero level (from 8 to 15), some details added etc."

Reply   |   Comment by Campy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

On Vista.

Open an Explorer window to the directory that you unzipped the file to.

Right-Click on the Setup.exe file, and select Properties.

On the Compatibility tab select Windows XP compatibility mode, and Run as an administrator.

Then run the setup.

These are the basic steps for any time you get an error saying a program can not be run on Vista. Most times it will work like a charm.

Reply   |   Comment by jam237  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

pretty good game indeed. Recommended download. Not sure if it is a keeper, but played for 10 mins and it is pretty neat. Downloading was not as easy as usual though.. the site still has problem. It is a minor one, but still irritating

Reply   |   Comment by jappy100  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Thanks for the review, Whiterabbit! I don't have any RPG's I am currently working on, so this might be a fun one to try out today. You have a blessed Sunday too! :)

Reply   |   Comment by 26Trombones  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

D/L this back in Oct., as prev. said, is rather simple graphics didn't have the freezing or delay problems when playing. Not a bad time waster to play but as Whiterabbit said doesn't compare to Oblivion.

Reply   |   Comment by Country Boy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Like Whiterabbit above, I have Oblivion and Morrowind w/expansion packs, so I'll be playing those for the next decade, probably. ;) I think this is a great free offering for those who are wondering about RPG games, though. This sort of game is a lot like Aveyond, I think, although the controls are probably different.

Thanks to the GGOTD team for another weekend of diverse games! I'd also like to say thanks for always having the new games up on time lately. Yesterday, I was waiting, and the game popped up right at 12:00 PST, and that's been true for the last month or so, and it is much appreciated!!

Reply   |   Comment by Catnip  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

Well, Commenter #15 is very accurate, this is a poor game, slow, pointless, a complete waste of time. True, it downloads and installs easily. Then you have to read an endless letter in a font which is difficult to read, working through sentence structures which are supposed to be medieval, I suppose, and when you are finally playing, clunky hardly describes the slow pace and aimless clicking and pointing. Absolutely, if you value your own time, do not waste it here.

Reply   |   Comment by briar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

This is version 1.12 of the game. There is an update patch to version 1.13 on their homepage: http://styrateg.rakeingrass.com/download.php

Don't know if this works with the giveaway version, though...

Reply   |   Comment by Mad Ollie  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I myself find the game ok! I love the medievil music...nice touch! Sure the game has a few quirks and is not as fast paced as others, but for a way to pass a couple hours its ok! Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by samsaura  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

I love GotD,thank you :twisted:

Reply   |   Comment by NiNo  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

HI GUYS, AM HAPPY.


I INSTALLED BUT YET TO PLAY. MY SETUP IS ACTIVATED AFTER FEW ATTEMPTS

AND THAT IS WORKING WELL.

Reply   |   Comment by aanviv  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

I've posted an updated review over in the forums; which includes links to free alternative strategy games such as Command & Conquor, Runescape and Westnoth as well as a fix for a problem that some had running this game:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/3479

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I tried the demo of this after playing the excellent Jets-n-Guns from the same company. Go ahead and try Jets-n-Guns if you didn't catch it back when it was given away, you won't be sorry! KingMania also is a good game from them.

Styrateg wasn't nearly as impressive, but (as Whiterabbit says) I'm sure some people who do not have much experience with these kinds of games will find it enjoyable. Also, it may become better throughout the game; I only played 2 maps before leaving it.

Thumbs down for this game, thumbs up for the developer in general.

Reply   |   Comment by bovi  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

The game mechanics are rather simple, the interface is clunky, and the English leaves something to be desired. That said, it's a nice distraction. If it didn't keep crashing, I probably would have spent the day on it...As it stands, I've got better stuff that runs on my system.

Reply   |   Comment by Zee  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

This is not a very good game at all. In addition to the boring, generic gameplay, the processing time takes an ABSURDLY long time for some reason. Between each move, expect to wait about 10 seconds before it does anything. And this is time it spends frozen. I got up to the second stage before I could not tolerate it any more. It wouldn't be a good game anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

WHILE INSTALLING THE SETUP (WHICH HAS A KEY LOGO) IT SAYS KEY CANNOT BE DECRYPTED.


IF I HAVE TO ONCE AGAIN DOWNLOAD, OR SOMETHING ELSE SOMEBODY HELP ME.

Reply   |   Comment by aanviv  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I am very disappointed with this site. It's not the games-they are great, but i cant seem to activate my game everytime! I hope you retify this error. Im using vista basic, 1gb ram, 2 ghz, have sound and graphics card. have internet connection( 3mb)

Reply   |   Comment by freedy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Downloaded this when previously offered, but it proved not to be a keeper. Others may like it, of course.

Reply   |   Comment by GB  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Do check the YouTube video's above. They will give you a good idea as to what the game play is like. The music is very Medieval and the sound effects are fun. If you have a decent sound system attached to your computer then turn the volume up loud. :lol:

Have a fantastic nand restful Sunday folks.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

This is the third time around for this little gem. It previously received 89% of 202 votes (Feb 07) and 80% of 116 votes (Oct 07)You can read the previous comments by following the links below:

Feb:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/styrateg/#comments

and

Oct:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/styrateg-1/#comments


This received glowing reports when it was first given away back in); however, the only comment from then worth checking is game seekers comment #32

Here’s my review from previously:

I have several role playing games that are much better than this (IMO), so will pass on today’s offering; but for those who have no RPG’s this ‘will’ be a treat. Get it while the goings hot. If you’ve never played RPG’s and find you really like it, then try one of the many boxed sets you can buy from the bargain bins such as Myst III: Exile or URU Ages beyond Myst, Wizardry 8 and earlier versions of Might and Magic such as IX that only cost me less than $10 each as you’ll find the first/third person immersivness and the far superior graphics are amazing compared to this giveaway, and, after today, you’ll find them a lot cheaper as well. I’ve seen The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on offer for around $10 over the price this game usually costs, and used copies for the same price. For anyone who hasn’t heard of ‘oblivion, well you haven’t lived :lol: The original called Morrowmind is definitely available for less than the cost of this game and that’s also an amazing game, though graphically inferior to Oblivion (only just. I apologise for being so negative, I'm spoiled when it comes to RPG games I'm a little biased. I think I'll play some Oblivion now. I bought the last expansion pack and have never played it yet, so I think it's time I did.


Images:

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=Styrateg&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

Video showing Gameplay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ag4Jk8ZVnU

http://www.google.co.uk/search?gbv=2&hl=en&q=you+tube+Styrateg&btnG=Search&meta=




I give this 6 out of 10 for game play. I’m sure some would score it higher, but I’ve been playing my favorite r.p.g. recently and this just doesn’t compare. It’s certainly worth downloading if you don’t have any games of this genre though.

Thank you Rake In Grass and the game giveaway team for today’s offer. :)



Other reviews of this game:


http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=166

http://www.gametunnel.com/articles.php?id=586


p.s.

All links are safe according to WOT and Site Advisor

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

That's allright now.

Thanks so much

I'm french, excuse my bad english

I never let comments on french GOTD because French comments are a shame and i don't want to participate.

So you have to bear me here ;o)))

Reply   |   Comment by LOL  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

The only reason I'm not going to download today's giveaway is because I have the game already, and speaking from personal experience I can strongly recommend it. It is a very nice title, a mix between strategy and RPG, it's especially appealing to me because I really like turn based games and it's a genre that hasn't been getting much attention recently. The only thing that this game lacks to be an epic title is a handy editor and a couple dozens player-made quests.

Reply   |   Comment by Sleeping Dragon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Smooth installation on Window XP Pro with SP3. As I had learned there was a problem but reg. runs fine. I will try the game. It is not my personal taste but from the technical point of view everythings is fine.Thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by suntsu33  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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