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
. 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:
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?