You guys have a chance to check out The Guise
in advance of the launch of
this metroidvania game on October 20th. There's now a playable Windows demo
offering 29 levels with an estimated hour's worth of gameplay for your sampling
pleasure. For a pre-sample, here's a
, complete with a Russian description. No need to bust out
Google Translate, an English description follows:
You play as Ogden, an
orphan whose curiosity got the better of him. After disobeying the headmistress
of his orphanage and sneaking into a locked room, he gave in to temptation and
tried on a cursed mask that transformed him into a monster. You will have to get
used to this new body, master monstrous abilities, and try not to lose the last
remnants of your humanity. You have the advantages of bestial agility, monstrous
strength, and inhuman capabilities. But watch out — in this hostile world,
almost everything is out to get you.
- EXPLORE A TWISTED FAIRY TALE
The world of The Guise is filled with terrifying locations, including dying
villages, dark forests, labyrinthine dungeons, and deadly valleys swarming
with demons. Find secrets, hidden passageways, and concealed rooms
containing treasures that shed new light on Ogden's world.
- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR NEW FORM
The main gameplay hook is your persistent monstrous form. As a human, you
could have fought with a sword or any other weapon, but now you have only
your newfound feral abilities to rely on.
Unlock new monstrous abilities by defeating bosses and absorbing their
skills. Every time you vanquish an ordinary foe, you collect their eyeballs
— local currency that can be spent to upgrade your abilities with the Eye
- SEEK THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
The macabre world of The Guise may be harsh and unjust, but there are still
a few people you can count on - for example, children whose eyes remain
unsullied, whose perception of the world has yet to be touched by the
darkness. Or the Eye Collector, who keenly senses the pain and despair of
this boy trapped in the body of a monster.