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Saturday - August 20, 2022
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Saturday - April 09, 2022
Sunday - January 30, 2022
Sunday - October 24, 2021
Tuesday - August 03, 2021
Saturday - July 17, 2021
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Saturday - August 20, 2022

Sovereign Syndicate - Demo Trailer

by Hiddenx, 12:54

A new trailer for the upcoming Sovereign Syndicate demo has been released:

Sovereign Syndicate Steam Demo Trailer - Online at gamescom 2022


Friday - August 12, 2022

Sovereign Syndicate - First Impressions

by Hiddenx, 15:01

Guru Hoca checked out the Steampunk RPG Sovereign Syndicate:

Sovereign Syndicate | Game Review and First impressions (Victorian Steampunk RPG)

Wednesday - August 03, 2022

Sovereign Syndicate - New Playtest launches today

by Hiddenx, 14:37

Crimson Herrings Studios are launching a public playtest of Sovereign Syndicate today:

New Playtest Launches Today!

Sovereign Syndicate Development Update August 2022

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a few months since our last major update. We’ve been hard at work on the game, incorporating all your great feedback from the last playtest.

We launched a new playtest today with all the latest changes. Head over to the Steam page and download the latest, or just update it if you kept it in your library from last time. The playtest is public and doesn’t require a key.

As I mentioned our last playtest generated a lot of great feedback, both positive and constructive, and we’ve spent the last few months reviewing this feedback and taking action to move the game forward.
Here’s an idea of what you’ll see in the latest version.

  • New character creation and customization options
  • Simplified skills and character sheet
  • Improved tarot card mechanic
  • Improved flow and readability of dialogue
  • Improved communication of changes to your character, inventory, journal, and tasks
  • Improved loading times and framerates

We’re excited about these changes and look forward to your feedback! As always, you can catch us over on Discord if you want to chat and stay up on all the latest developments.

-> Discord

Until next time, Take Care!

Thanks Redglyph!

Saturday - April 09, 2022

Sovereign Syndicate - Updated Trailer

by Hiddenx, 07:41

There's a new trailer for the  isometric steampunk RPG Sovereign Syndicate - a demo is now available:

Sovereign Syndicate Updated Trailer | Isometric Steampunk RPG


Keep an eye on our steam page over the next few days for a playtest of our upcoming playable demo.

Sovereign Syndicate is an isometric steampunk RPG inspired by games like Baldurs Gate, Disco Elysium, Arcanum and Divinity Original Sin. The game is currently in development by Crimson Herring Studios, a Canadian developer based out of Edmonton, Alberta.



Sunday - January 30, 2022

Sovereign Syndicate - Development and Funding Update

by Redglyph, 12:14

Crimson Herring Studios posted an update about Sovereign: Syndicate.

Development and Funding Update

Major Funding Announcement!

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It’s been a few months since our last update but we’re looking forward to a great 2022 for Sovereign Syndicate.

It’s been a busy few months over here at Crimson Herring Studios, putting the final touches on our demo; but I wanted to take a few moments and share some really exciting news.

Our Game has been selected by Canada Media Fund to receive $250,000 in development funding!

Check out the announcement here:

We’re really excited about what this means for our community and everyone working on Sovereign Syndicate. Being able to grow our development team and accelerate production means a lot to us. And we’re hopeful this funding will open more doors to additional funding and business opportunities to help make the best possible game for our community.

Thanks again for all your support!

We’ll be releasing our demo to our Discord community soon for some user feedback and QA testing. So head on over there if you haven’t already.

Thanks Everyone, Take Care.

Sunday - October 24, 2021

Sovereign Syndicate - October Dev Update

by Redglyph, 09:02

Sovereign Syndicate has a new dev update.

Sovereign Syndicate Development Update October 2021

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a little over two months since our last development update, wanted to share some of what we’ve been working on.

We continue to be surprised and humbled by the positive response from media and the gaming community. We had an article in PC Gamer that gave us exposure with thousands of gamers, many of whom added Sovereign Syndicate to their wishlists and joined our Discord community. It was great for the game and the community, but also felt really special to have an article in a major publication that I grew up reading and have been a fan of for years.

We’ve also been in talks with several publishers who have shown interest in helping bring Sovereign Syndicate to market. While we haven’t secured a publishing deal yet we’ve received some great feedback that’s helped guide our development efforts and we look forward to continuing the conversations.

We’ve also added some new folks to the development team focused on game design, interactive design, and animation. They’ll help us to better define our tarot card and skill mechanics, improve narrative and quest design, and develop more custom animations to supplement the mixamo animations we’ve been using during initial prototyping. I look forward to working with the team to continue improving the game with the goal of completing a vertical slice demo and having it up on Steam for you all to play by the new year.

Since the last update here are some improvements we’ve made:

New Content:

  • Added two additional scenes, working on interactables, NPC’s and dialogue for these “levels”
  • Additional original music and sound design


Tuesday - August 03, 2021

Sovereign Syndicate - Teaser Trailer

by Silver, 23:04

A teaser trailer for Steampunk RPG Sovereign Syndicate.


Sovereign Syndicate is an isometric steampunk RPG inspired by games like Baldurs Gate, Disco Elysium and Divinity Original Sin. The game is currently in development by Crimson Herring Studios, a Canadian developer based out of Edmonton, Alberta.

Thanks Farflame!

Saturday - July 17, 2021

Sovereign Syndicate - Announced

by Hiddenx, 11:10

Couchpotato spotted the steampunk RPG Sovereign Syndicate:

Sovereign Syndicate

Explore an open world in this Victorian steampunk cRPG. Choose from three playable characters with branching stories that intertwine. Investigate, interact, and take action to leave your mark on the world and its inhabitants. No random stat points here, use your skills to level them up, and trust your fate to our tarot card chance system.

So, how will you solve your problems? Combat, persuasion, magic, explosives? The choice is yours and all your cards are on the table; but be careful, the docklands aren’t for the faint of heart.

Tarot Card Chance System – Leave your dice at home as you interact with a variety of characters. NPC’s react to your gender, race, appearance, and choice of dialogue, so you’d better look and act the part if you want the “right” results. But not everything is certain, luck plays a role and it’s all in the cards with our tarot card chance system.

Skill and Etiquette System - The skills you use will improve your ability, while ignoring others will cause them to stagnate. Master the skills you choose and learn more about the world and its inhabitants to unlock special dialogue and skill-check options.

So go, see, do! And don’t be afraid to try the unconventional. Drown yourself in gin? Sure, provided you’ve got the constitution for it. Smoke that opium? Certainly, but be careful not to doze off - it might not be safe here. Put it all on black? You only live once, as they say. Even in failure you learn something…

A Rich Open World to Explore - A steampunk fantasy-inspired Victorian London awaits; filled with interesting characters and locations. Explore the back alleys, opium dens, brothels, and more at your peril, or relax and enjoy their simple pleasures. Investigate, interact, and take action to forge your own path.

Three Characters, Three Different Stories – Play as one of three characters with stories that intertwine through the city’s docklands and unfold based on your choices.

  • Atticus Daley, an orphaned minotaur magician crawling out of the bottom of a bottle to find a sense of belonging, and his next fix.
  • Clara Reed, a corsair with a checkered past, and a cunning woman with a rebellious streak. Follow her on a search for vengeance, and the courtesan killer.
  • Otto, the trusty automaton and companion of engineer Theodore Redgrave. More than just the sum of his parts, Otto wants more to life than servitude and utility.

Each character has their own mix of skills, equipment, and expertise, and they might just have to work together to succeed. Will you trust your companions, and should they trust you? Not everyone is a hero after all.


  • A large open world to explore, 20 different locations spread over the city’s east docklands
  • Three playable characters
  • Three intertwined stories to experience
  • Branching narrative and dialogue system
  • Character customization
  • Tarot card chance system
  • Single-player
  • Optional Hardcore mode
  • Multi-language support

Information about

Sovereign Syndicate

Developer: Crimson Herring Studios

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

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· To be announced
· Publisher: Crimson Herring Studios