Gloomhaven is coming out of early access – set to release later this year in October. Version 1.0 of the game is hitting Steam sooner rather than later. Gloomhaven initially started out as a tabletop RPG, with Dungeons & Dragons-like gameplay that was severely simplified. Much akin to other tabletop games, players would send out their characters on various campaigns and quests – all of them orchestrated by a dungeon master. Gloomhaven‘s tabletop version is getting a big expansion next year, Frosthaven.
Following the success of the tabletop game, Flaming Fowl Studios and Asmodee Digital teamed up to create a video game version of it. Gloomhaven then started out on Steam as an early access title back in 2019. The game’s 1.0 version will also finally include a full-blown Campaign Mode – along with a host of customization options.
As customary with games taking inspiration from D&D campaigns, the replay value is impressive. Titles such as Divinity Original Sin or Pathfinder can be played again and again for hundreds of hours. It looks like the Gloomhaven developers are confident about their own title’s value for money, too.
One of their Steam Community news posts reads:
There are 250+ missions in the game, shared between the Guildmaster and Campaign modes. That should be at least 150 hours of gameplay if you are super fast and never lose, probably above 200+ hours for most people.”