Lost Spirits of Kael announced

Lost Spirits of Kael
Pablo from Rablo Games (don’t ask) has written in to announce Lost Spirits of Kael, a 2.5D action RPG.

Despite the name, Lost Spirits of Kael is not about undead hippies. The premise is much artsier than that:

You play the role of a young painter who has lost his inspiration and tries to get it back in the Forest of Kael. There, he meets a mysterious harpist who covers the forest with magical mist by playing her harp. Lost in this creepy forest covered with graves, he will have to find his way out. But the forest has mystical powers that makes finding one’s way nearly impossible, and some of its inhabitants will try to stop him.

The game is about loneliness and finding one’s way into the unknown.

Here is a trailer showing off the game’s painterly aesthetic:

LSoK is planned to be nonlinear, with every part of the game world open to exploration from the moment the player leaves the introductory area. Per the developer, your character is not going to be very good at fighting, but most battles will be avoidable. Character progression is handled in a fairly unusual manner:

  • While beating bosses, the player will obtain their souls, which he can equip to boost some of his abilities.
  • Equipped souls gains experience and power while beating monsters and bosses.
  • When the player dies, all of his equipped souls lose HP.
  • When a soul’s HP gauge is empty, it is destroyed definitely.
  • If no souls are equipped, all souls lose experience when the hero dies.

Lost Spirits of Kael is planned for a Windows release in 2014.

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