This press release
announces Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, an upcoming "single-player,
action orientated dungeonbash for Windows" in the works at Chronic Reality. The
game does not carry a release date at this point, but word is beta testing is
already underway. Here's a portion of the verbose announcement:
blades and prepare for glory! Shrapnel Games is pleased to announce that British
developer Chronic Reality has joined with Shrapnel to publish their upcoming
game, Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, a single-player, action orientated
dungeonbash for Windows.
In Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, a mysterious evil has begun to plague
the good citizens of Gosling valley. Livestock is vanishing, people are cowering
in their homes, and telemarketers keep calling during the dinner hour. Even
worse, the valley's supply of mushrooms is suffering, and for the valley
mushrooms are life. Providing everything from shelter to sustenance, from magic
to medicine, the shroom supply must flow once more!
In the tradition of NetHack and Rogue, players control a single character,
Rapius the mighty farm laborer, in his quest to defeat the forces of darkness
and become the savior of Gosling valley (and its shrooms!). Rapius, who begins
his virtual career with barely a rag to wear, must penetrate eighty levels of
darkness, growing in power with each denizen of the dark slain, each newly
acquired trinket, and every mushroom consumed, until at last he meets his final
foe, the dreaded Medusa!
Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa provides players with a fascinating array
of options to explore, making every game a unique experience. Rapius will face
dozens of monsters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, various
environmental hazards, and deadly boss encounters. Along the way he'll learn to
craft items, drink potions, eat magic mushrooms, smoke fungus, imbibe booze
(from cheap Gobbo ale to lip-smacking Moon River whiskey), and much more. Among
other things Rapius can become invisible, diseased, hungover, poisoned, and even
a werewolf (hopefully not all at once)!
Rapius must also master his lantern, his source of illumination in the
underworld. If the lantern is turned up Rapius will be able to see (and be
seen!) further into the void, allowing him to make long range attacks on his
foes. If the lantern is turned down, Rapius can attempt to creep past danger,
sidestepping beasties he's not quite ready to tackle.