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The novel inspired RPG Trulon: The Shadow Engine for Linux, Mac and Windows PC


Headup Games announces a new partnership with Lillbacka Powerco Oy and #KyyGames for the imminent #Steam #release of Trulon: The Shadow Engine for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. The unique RPG is based in the beautiful steampunk fantasy world of Trulon, inspired by the novel from the game’s author Johan Lillbacka and award winning American writer Jak Koke, who is already known from the best-selling Shadowrun trilogy, The Dragon Heart Saga.

To feature a great variety in its battles and deepen the strategy, Trulon: The Shadow Engine comes with a unique card combat system that combines traditional deck management with random elements. The tactics are intuitively activated using over 50 cards in an easy to play way that make both RPG veterans and new players feel immediately at home.

Trulon: The Shadow Engine features a deep story due to multi-faceted characters instead of good and evil separation like in many other RPG’s. The players will control four different characters, led by the enchanting Gladia. They team up to adventure through the Trulon Universe where a mysterious disease has spread through the kingdoms of Tripudia and Maelon. Using magical tactics, they try to survive the action packed battles against many different monsters and exciting steampunk machines.

To let the players enjoy the atmospheric music of the game, the soundtrack will be included as a free download as well.

Have a look at the brand new trailer:

Enter a world of steampunk and magic by experiencing the debut title of the Trulon series. Trulon: The Shadow Engine is an adventure RPG with a unique card combat system. Battle enemies mutated by magic as you explore the kingdoms of peaceful Tripudia and dangerous Maelon. Unravel the threads of an insidious plot and uncover dark secrets to help bring an end to the mysterious disease threatening Tripudia.


  • Unique card combat system with a deep strategy
  • Battle enemies using a collection of over 50 unique cards
  • Over seven hours of single player action and adventure
  • Four unique playable characters with individual strengths and play styles
  • Solve puzzles and interact with over a hundred NPCs
  • Beautiful setting featuring a mix of steampunk and JRPG
  • Spin-off story from the original Trulon novel
  • The package contains the complete soundtrack as well as two bonus tracks

First sketches of the game world already showed up in 2007, before Johan Lillbacka got in touch with Jak Koke for writing a novel placed in the Trulon universe. That novel, ‘Shadow Gears’, will be released in 2016 as well. After the universe was set, Johan developed the stories of different characters for his game. He always loved sci-fi and fantasy, so the result was a beautiful setting featuring a mix of steampunk and JRPG, with fantastic machines that run on magical energy.

Trulon: The Shadow Engine will be available March 1st for $19.99 / €19,99 / £14.99 on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.


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