The Guise Demo

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 on Steam offering 29 levels with an estimated hour's worth of gameplay for your sampling pleasure. For a pre-sample, here's a gameplay trailer, 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.
  • EVOLVE
    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 Collector.
  • 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.