The free demo version of Dreadful River is available on GOG.COM. You can download it here
While vicious invaders are attacking the realm, the king has embarked on a quest with his most precious possession and the only hope for victory: The Eternal Crown. Now it's your task to guide him down the the turbulent river on a flimsy raft. At the king's side stand his most loyal guardsmen. Improve your chance of survival by improving their abilities and gear, find powerful allies and explore mysteries along the shores. Defend the king and the crown against your adversaries who are prepared to ambush you at any moment to destroy all hopes of salvation. Uncover the truth behind the legends surrounding the Eternal Crown. Can you succeed in this challenging quest and save the kingdom from its downfall?
Explore the vast winding river
Steer the raft along the river and its ever changing scenery. Watch your supplies and keep your guard while the weather and the cycle of day and night will affect your view. With each run of the game, the river will have a new course and lead you through different landscapes.
Fight enemies and protect the crown
Your raft will be attacked from the shores and on the water. Defend your vessel and its crew against archers, javelin throwers, spellcasters and many more threats. Choose the right tactics and decide if you want to charge enemies or quietly evade them by floating ahead while they‘re sleeping.
Acquire items and improve your equipment
Pick up flotsam, collect drops from defeated enemies or purchase items in settlements along the river. Merchants will have different selections, prices, trading choices and unique items.
Upgrade your vessel
Improve your raft: Increase crew capacity and inventory size and fortify your defenses.
Manage and hire new crew members
Manage your crew members and improve their strength. Stop your raft at settlements and mercenary camps. Hire crew members such as Archers, Mages, Spearfighters and more. Also discover new crew member classes on your journey.