Quarter Onion Games announces beta testing is underway for Emberlight
, "a roguelike dungeon crawler that combines classic PC gameplay with a novel twist"
that they plan on releasing on August 13th. They illustrate the news with
gameplay, though this features no commentary. Here's word on the game and that
promise of novelty:
Emberlight is a true roguelike dungeon crawler, set
in a world where the Gods have given you a great gift - and a great curse.
Explore procedurally generated dungeons as a Knight of the Ember Order. Conquer
the quests set out before your party, and uncover the lore of the land.
As a Knight of the Ember Order, you have the ability to absorb the abilities
used by your enemies. Every ability used by enemies has a chance to be learned.
This allows customization of each character towards whichever goals you have.
But each absorbed ability has a cost...
Every absorbed ability will corrupt your soul. You will slowly lose yourself to
evil as the quest progresses. This expresses itself in unstable corruption
traits which leads to metamorphosis into an evil being (such as a lich). And you
will lose yourself to the corruption...
Each run will last between 30-60 minutes. After completing the quest, the most
corrupted will kill off his former allies in an epic battle. This corrupted
being will then begin attracting evil around them and will act as a boss in a
future quest once their influence has expanded enough. They will have all the
powers you have provided them during the run, providing a never-ending challenge
in future runs. For every corrupted boss, a stronger party is required to defeat
them. And the cycle repeats......forever?