GemCraft Chasing Shadows

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Apr 4, 2014


The path of GemCraft continues, bigger and meaner than ever...

GemCraft is a unique tower defense game, where, instead of towers, gems are your main weapons to fight the endless hordes of monsters coming for you.

Place your gems in either towers, traps, or amplifiers, replace and switch them as you want, combine them to create more powerful gems with various abilities, drop them as gem bombs or activate powerful buildings, the possibilities are endless, the choice is yours!

Fight your way through an epic storyline, unfolding mysteries and facing sinister enemies and artifacts, as you try to entrap the Forgotten, an archdemon with an unknown agenda and no known way to kill, and to slay down her demonic avatars, the shadows. Fierce and desperate battles await you...

GAME FEATURES (some available after purchasing the Magician's Pouch):

More than 140 stages to explore!
-25 passive skills you can spend skill points on; every time you level up, you get more skill points to spend, but even unspent points help you by giving mana at the start ot battles!
-More than 400 achievements that give you additional skill points, and a real challenge if you want to get them all!
-9 gem types you can freely combine to make gems that suit your tactical needs.
-9 battle traits with 7 levels of toughness each, and 3 battle difficulty tiers - mix them and stack them to fight tough battles for more XP and epic loot!
-Find talisman fragments you can socket into your talisman for a wide variety of battle bonuses.
-3 strike spells and 3 gem enhancement spells to aid you in battle - you will need them...
-Stop the battle any time or speed it up to 9x speed, play the way you like; manage your gems if you have to, or fast forward if you feel confident.
-Summon more monsters by dropping your gems on wave stones, you can have as many as you can fight, but beware, summoning more will make them more powerful as well, be too bold and the battle will be lost in no time...
-Go back to any previously completed stage and fight again to get more XP, level up to get even more powerful, to be able to get even more XP...
-After winning a battle, you can continue in Endurance mode - defend yourself and hold on as long as you can with a chance for additional XP and loot!


Click on a gem type button and an inventory row to create a gem
Click and drag gems into buildings or inventory slots
Drag a gem to your mana pool to salvage mana
Click on an empty building to instantly socket the first gem from your inventory
Right-click or shift-click a gem and drag to change its target priority
Hold shift to place multiple buildings or drop mutliple gem bombs
Alt-click ignores gems and forces selecting enemy unit
B - Gem bomb
T - Build tower
A - Build amplifier
W - Build wall
G - Combine gems
Q - Switch speed
Space - Pause speed
N - Start next wave instantly
X - Salvage mana from highlighted gem
D - Duplicate highlighted gem
U - Upgrade highlighted gem (combine with itself)
Tab - Drop highlighted gem to inventory
Dot - Show/hide infopanels
P or Esc - Options

1-3 - Strike spells
4-6 - Gem enhancement spells
Numpad1-9 - Gem types

August 14, 2015

Change log for GemCraft Chasing Shadows v. 1.1.16 - 2015.VIII.14.:
  • Fixed: outcome panel could show negative mana spent on amplifiers with high level masonry skill
  • Fixed: Spiritforge controlled towers with their gems stolen by a specter stated that a new gem can be inserted
  • When the Forgotten locks the gui, the call for early waves is withdrawn
  • Fixed some typos
  • Waves enraged by the Forgotten can't be cleaned of rage anymore
  • Fixed a bug involving specters almost leaving the battlefield with a stolen gem
  • Minor change at field V7: One of the Spf towers upgrades its gem later
The Steam version is updated to v.1.0.6 as well, with the same changes and one extra change.

June 13, 2015

Change log for GemCraft Chasing Shadows v. 1.1.15 - 2015.VI.13.:
  • Fixed: demolishing a tower while its gem is shooting a beam left the beam vfx stuck
  • Fixed: waves right after a spark couldn't be unangered
  • Fixed: orblets dropped by monsters banished by the Scythe Gate disappeared
The Steam version is updated to v.1.0.5 as well, with the same fixes.

June 7, 2015

Change log for GemCraft Chasing Shadows v. 1.1.14 - 2015.VI.6.:
  • Resonance skill damage boost became +4.5% per level (previously +3%)
  • Touch of Wisdom spark always appears every 100 waves
  • Fields F3 and U7 have reduced hp increment between waves
  • Hold alt while adjusting a gem's range to step by 1%
  • Press delete over a wave stone to remove enraging
  • Shadow cores can be used to get skill points, starting at 1000 sc, price going up by 100 sc with every skillpt bought
  • Hopefully reduced lag when monsters spawn beacons in masses
  • Fixed some typos and achievements
The Steam version is updated to v.1.0.4 as well, with +3 version specific fixes (see there!) EDIT v. 1.1.14a - 2015.VI.6.:
  • Touch of Wisdom spark always appears every 50 waves instead of 100
EDIT2 v.1.1.14b is up, sorry for the mess with the recent changes! Fixed 2 exploits and 1 crashing bug. Suspiciously high xps due to the exploits gone through a one time cut.
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