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Wednesday - July 26, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Development Process @ MCV

by Hiddenx, 17:58

Lee Varley, game director of Miasma Chronicles talks about influences and design decisions for the game on MCV:

When We Made… Miasma Chronicles

Lee Varley, game director of Miasma Chronicles tells post-apocalypse survivor Vince Pavey about The Bearded Ladies’ latest tactical adventure.

Miasma Chronicles is set in a future version of the United States that has been torn apart by a twisted substance named miasma, that corrupts all it touches. Its players join a young man named Elvis on his quest to find his mother, who seemed to have some sort of connection to the strange phenomenon – one that Elvis shares.

Elvis is accompanied on his quest by a robot named Diggs, that is for all intents and purposes his older brother, a mysterious sniper named Jade, and others, as the group uncovers and questions the mysteries of a haunted world where it often feels like people are perhaps living on borrowed time.

For studio The Bearded Ladies, the strategy RPG follows up its work on Mutant Year Zero, a turn-based strategic RPG about anthropomorphic animal mutants (it’s the one with the oversized boar and the duck called er, Dux) that was a loose adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic tabletop game of the same name.

Adding another wrinkle, this time around the developer wasn’t only coming up with new gameplay concepts, but the game world in its entirety. So why go for another grim post-apocalypse at all?

“We wanted to explore a different type of future. We thought: what happens if we continue on our current path of ignoring grave environmental issues and relying on egocentric billionaires for all the solutions? What will that future look like?” explains Lee Varley, the game’s director.


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Tuesday - June 20, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Review @ RPGamer

by Hiddenx, 15:57

RPGamer reviewed the tactical RPG Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles Review

Five-Finger Deathcount

If there are two things development studio The Bearded Ladies has come to stand for in its previous game catalog, it would have to be dedication to tactical combat and a love for post-apocalyptic storytelling. Both of these mainstays are present — and polished to a high degree — in its latest outing, Miasma Chronicles. Offering a deep and highly enjoyable tactical experience, with fun and engaging world-building elements applied liberally throughout, the game is a total package that may well be the studio’s highest-quality RPG yet.


Miasma Chronicles is more than just a solid tactical RPG experience; it’s a game that’s both tongue-in-cheek fun and darkly mature, chronicling a humankind on the brink of extinction. The world-building and presentation offer much to take in and enjoy, while the combat is deep and sound, with tons of variables to constantly keep up with that can turn the tide of battle at a moment’s notice. It also has quite a keen edge, and those who enjoy a firm challenge will be well-served by what’s on offer. Despite a few technical hiccups in its current state, Miasma Chronicles has a lot to love, and is an easy recommendation for those wanting to scratch their next tactical itch with a game that asks much of its players, but also offers a wealth of quality in return.

Sunday - May 28, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Review @ Mortismal Gaming

by Hiddenx, 12:38

Mortismal Gaming checked out the tactical RPG Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles - Review After 100%

Wednesday - May 24, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Review @ Softpedia

by Hiddenx, 15:01

Softpedia checked out the tactical RPG Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles Review (PC)

Miasma Chronicles borrows a lot of heavy topics that have been making headlines in recent years, such as pollution and global warming. Set in a post-apocalyptic America, Miasma Chronicles presents one of the possible outcomes of a world already lost to these major problems. In this case, it’s a mysterious force called the “Miasma” that takes over the entire America.

You play as Elvis, a young mechanic who is arduously trying to get to his mother who left when he was just a few years old with a cryptic message. She’ll be waiting for him behind a Miasma wall that can only be opened using a special glove that she left with him.


The Good
Varied combat options
Real-time dynamic stealth mechanic
Compelling story
Interesting Miasma powers
Solid turn-based combat system

The Bad
Some frustrating ambush encounters
Needs more bottles

It feels like the folks at The Bearded Ladies have taken everything they’ve learned from Mutant Year Zero and put it all in their new game. Miasma Chronicles is a much better designed tactical adventure with a more appealing story. Despite the tongue and cheek writing, the game is more serious than Mutant Year Zero.
The only issues with the game are the same that plagued Mutant Year Zero at launch too. Pathfinding is mediocre and there are some occasion glitches preventing you from looting items. Many times, during the stealth phase, the characters I don’t control would stand up as soon as I switch between them allowing the enemy to discover my team. Thankfully, these are just minor issues that don’t detract from the overall gameplay experience.

Miasma Chronicles is one hell of a ride from start to finish. Although the package comes with a compelling story, my number one enjoyment was to find new ways to finish a fight faster since I treated these as puzzles with complex solutions. If you love turn-based games, Miasma Chronicles is a must-play.

Score: 85/100


Tuesday - May 23, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Review @ GamingBolt

by Hiddenx, 16:55

GamingBolt reviewed Miasma Chronicles. The tactical RPG has been released today:

Miasma Chronicles Review - The Final Verdict

Miasma Chronicles is a great extension of what made Mutant Year Zero fun. It combines turn-based tactical gameplay with a fun story set in an immensely-interesting and fleshed-out world.

While its gameplay isn’t going to seem too deep for anyone that’s spent some time with modern real time strategy games, it still manages to offer a decent amount of challenge and tactical options, especially once you start unlocking magical abilities that help you manipulate the battlefield. Despite its sometimes-awkward writing, Miasma Chronicles is certainly a game worth your time.

Monday - May 22, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Review

by Hiddenx, 16:02

Shacknews reviewed the upcoming tactical RPG Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles review: Frogtown

Miasma Chronicles is a new post-apocalyptic tactical RPG from the developers behind Mutant Year Zero, this time aiming to be more approachable. Does it hit the mark or miss at 97 percent?

It can be exhausting, living in a world slowly being suffocated by mega-powerful corporations run by grotesque, sociopathic geeks. Thank goodness for video games! Let’s play Miasma Chronicles, a game about a world that was slowly suffocated by mega-powerful corporations run by grotesque, sociopathic geeks.

Aw, damn it.


Miasma Chronicles is a fascinating experience that aims for a narrow target and hits it, for the most part. Making a serious, tactical RPG a vehicle for compelling storytelling is a tough proposition because the broad appeal of the latter is often at odds with the brutal vibes of the former. But with its tailored difficulty options, stealth options outside of combat, and, of course, the solid weight of the storytelling itself, Miasma Chronicles succeeds in its mission.

Thursday - May 11, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Preview @ Eurogamer

by Hiddenx, 17:26

Eurogamer has collected some info about Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles wants to be bigger and better than Mutant Year Zero

I think it's going to do it.

Bearded Ladies describes Miasma Chronicles as a "story of chosen family, mutant killers, sweeping post-apocalyptic American landscapes and powergloves". Like Mutant Year Zero, the studio's acclaimed game from 2018, it's another turn-based tactical RPG. At the very start of the story, players meet Elvis, a young man brought to the mining town of Sedentary, Kentucky as a baby, where he was left by his mother.

Elvis has a 'brother', a robot named Diggs, who was reprogrammed by Elvis' mother before she left her son in his care. Together, this duo will have to solve the mystery of the Miasma, a strange entity that I'm told "threatens the last vestiges of humanity and turns all who come in contact with it into barbaric corruptions of their former selves". As the brothers make their way through the world, they will be joined by a motley crew of outlandish characters. Additionally, Elvis has use of that mysterious powerglove, left to him by his mother, that can control the Miasma.

Set in New America, some 200 years in the future, Miasma Chronicles is clearly engaged with the climate crisis and late capitalism of today's world. "There are a lot of things that are related to ecological storytelling, and the current status of the earth's ecology," Miasma Chronicles' lead producer Mark Parker says, while showing me the game in action. "The planet, at one point, was a perfect place, where there was no pollution, and there was no hunger and the world's problems were solved. That was called The Great Stability... but something bad happened, and the world looks like it does now."


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Thursday - April 27, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - FAQ

by Hiddenx, 17:33

Couchpotato spotted a FAQ for Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles - FAQs

Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Hey everyone,

James here, Brand Community Manager and 505 Games working alongside The Bearded Ladies on Miasma Chronicles.

Since dropping the release date trailer and subsequently, the recent news, we’ve received loads of questions from all over the world wanting to know everything there is to know about Miasma Chronicles. So, as we are now around 5 weeks away, we felt now would be the perfect time to answer some of your Frequently Asked Questions.

To note, we know that there are still some questions that haven’t been included, and we will update the article as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience.

If there are any burning questions that you’d like the team to answer, let us know below.

See you soon

General Questions

What is Miasma Chronicles?
Miasma Chronicles is an intensive tactical RPG, from The Bearded Ladies (the team that bought you Mutant Year Zero). Set shortly after an environmental renaissance, we join Elvis and Diggs, two brothers on a journey of discovery through the heart of a 'New-America' which has been torn-apart by a devastating force known only as the ‘Miasma’.

By "RPG" - we mean "RPG". Miasma Chronicles has a heavy focus on RPG players, with familiar gameplay that players will enjoy; Exploration, Skill Upgrades, Customisation and a heart-warming and engaging narrative.

Wait?! Is this turn-based? Why turn-based?!
Miasma Chronicles has been designed as an homage to PS1 RPGs of old (Xenogears, Final Fantasy etc). It’s the type of games we love to play –and love to make.


Wednesday - March 22, 2023

Miasma Chronicles - Release Date: May 23

by Hiddenx, 16:38

Miasma Chronicles will be released on May 23:

Miasma Chronicles Launching May 23rd, 2023

Prepare yourself for a journey across a New-America - fighting giant frogs, guerrilla robots and an environmental threat

Hey everyone, James here, Brand Community Manager at 505 Games and I’m excited to announce that Miasma Chronicles will be launching from May 23rd, 2023 on Steam.

Miasma Chronicles, by the legendary team that bought you Mutant Year Zero - The Bearded Ladies, is a tough and intense tactical RPG. Set in the near future, following the fallout of devastating environmental apocalypse that twisted the United States as we know it today. We follow Elvis and Diggs, two unlikely brothers on a journey of discovery, through a wasteland, reeling from a savage force known as the ‘Miasma’.

Digital players will be able to get their hands on Miasma Chronicles, across all platforms, from May 23rd. Hit that wishlist button now to get access from day one.

Following that, Miasma Chronicles will also be coming to a video game store near you. The physical edition for consoles, including art book and Elvis’ Mine Technician Suit and Diggs’ Mine Rescue Shell, will be available in Europe from June 9th and North America from June 20th.

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Tuesday - September 20, 2022

Miasma Chronicles - Alpha Preview

by Hiddenx, 06:44

Shacknews pesents some gameplay of the the tactical RPG Miasma Chronicles:

Miasma Chronicles - Alpha Preview Gameplay

Back in 2018, veteran Swedish developers behind such projects as Hitman, Payday, and others banded together to create a tactical turn-based strategy RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world. Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden proved to be an under-the-radar hit, lauded by critics and fans for its solid XCOM-style gameplay and its imaginative world. Nearly five years after its release, the team at The Bearded Ladies is back and now teaming up with 505 Games to introduce a brand new apocalyptic world with the upcoming Miasma Chronicles.

Miasma Chronicles - Character Trailer

Wednesday - May 18, 2022

Miasma Chronicles - Announced for 2023

by Hiddenx, 18:36

The tactical RPG Miasma Chronicles will be released next year:

Miasma Chronicles | Announcement Trailer


From the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden comes a beautifully crafted tactical adventure you won’t forget. Embark on a quest across a post-apocalyptic wasteland torn apart by a savage force known only as the ‘Miasma’.

Information about

Miasma Chronicles

Developer: The Bearded Ladies

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Tactical RPG
Combat: Unknown
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
· Homepage
· Platform: PC
· Released: 2023-05-23
· Publisher: 505 Games