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Emberlight Launches

Emberlight is now out of beta, and Quarter Onion Games' Roguelike dungeon crawler is officially available for Windows, macOS, and Linux on Steam. Alternatively, the Windows version alone can also be picked up through Discord or itch.io. They promise this offers a twist on the genre: "Emberlight provides a unique take on both roguelike and turn-based games," explain Quarter Onion cofounders William Phelps and Michael Hahn. "Absorbing abilities from fallen enemies and finding that preferred mix for the playerís styles makes the game is easy to learn, but hard to master. Then when itís all said and done, corruption throws a curveball into the mix that messes up all your planning and makes you have to react on the fly." The Launch Trailer, narrated by industry mainstay Lani Minella, shows of the concept and gameplay. Here's more on what to expect:

About Emberlight
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.

ABSORB
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...

CORRUPT
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...

REPEAT
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?

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