New release: UnEpic
It’s come to my attention that there is a new side-scrolling aRPG by Spanish developer Francisco Téllez de Meneses out on Steam.
UnEpic is inspired by Konami classic The Maze of Galious (which you may also know as the inspiration behind the legendarily difficult indie title La Mulana).
You play as “Daniel, a normal guy from recent times: a great videogame player, big sci-fi movie fan, novice player of role playing games, pot-head and overall, horny due to a mysterious lack of success with girls.” During a bathroom break while playing D&D with friends, Daniel finds himself suddenly transported to a mysterious castle.
Once inside the castle, Daniel is inhabited by a mysterious shadow. This dark spirit can communicate with Daniel, but not control him. The shadow has a simple goal: to escape from the prison of Daniel’s body. There’s a catch, though– the dark spirit can only escape if Daniel perishes.
Struggling against enemies in the castle, with the dark spirit attempting to murder him at every turn. Daniel finally discovers his goal: to kill Harnakon, the master of the castle, and free the Pure-Spirits who are trapped within. While the stage seems set for a typical role-playing adventure, Daniel will soon discover that everything is not what it seems…
Here’s a trailer:
You can buy UnEpic direct from the developer at a variety of prices (the “base price” is 9.5 euros) via either Paypal or BMT Micro. You can also buy it on Gamersgate for £6.95, on Desura for $9.95, or on Steam for $7.99 if you’re cool with the developer seeing less money for his work.
It’s Windows-only for now, although you can donate via Paypal to support an ongoing Linux port.