Tomes of Mephistopheles announced
Developer Kot-in-Action Creative Artel has announced the development of Tomes of Mephistopheles, a first-person action RPG with randomly generated dungeons and a quest for a MacGuffin hidden therein. It’s first-person action roguelike, basically (insofar as the category “roguelike” can encompass something first-person, real-time, and not grid-based).
The developers give me this description of ToM:
Basically Tomes of Mephistopheles takes place in a fantasy world, where player is set to search for the ancient books written by the Devil himself. The Tomes grant enormous power to its beholder and have been searched for by various characters. Player has to find those Tomes and destroy them.
So, in short, it’s an adventure with a lot of magic, spell casting, cold steel combat, hordes of demons to fight against in virtually endless randomly generated multi-floor dungeons. We are still experimenting with outdoor areas, but most likely we will have virtually endless (but for practicality sake just vast) outdoor areas with towns and villages, where player can trade his(her) loot and gear.
Single-player / Co-op is what we are aiming for.
Well! That certainly sounds ambitious, doesn’t it? Below, you can check out an early teaser trailer, as well as a video showing off a neat bomb-based tunneling mechanic: