Quarter Onion Games today announced Emberlight, a dungeon crawler that will especially interest fans of classic PC games. Touted as a “true roguelike experience”, the game features turn based combat and seemingly everything else you would expect from a game within this genre.
The trailer gives players a sense of the gameplay they can expect and shows off interesting attacks, an in-depth action bar, and what appears to be a vendor menu for selecting skills. It also describes a “corruption” mechanic that increases accuracy but lowers max health.
Perhaps most interesting and unique about the game, Emberlight involves absorbing enemy abilities in a race against their corruption. If this will function like Path of Exile‘s Headhunter belt, this could be a real treat.
Players can get access to early builds of Emberlight right now by signing up to Quarter Onion Games Patreon and joining their exclusive Discord channel where they can discuss the game’s development with the team.
Co-Founder & Creative Director, William Phelps said: “When we started designing Emberlight, we wanted something that pulled from both the nostalgia of games we loved in our past as well as some of the styles of games we’ve greatly enjoyed in the present.”
“We were huge fans of the Final Fantasy series, particular Final Fantasy X, while also having a blast playing games like Binding of Isaac, Darkest Dungeon, and Slay the Spire. We saw a path where we could combine our nostalgia with the more modern roguelike elements in exciting and fun new ways.”
Emberlight will launch on Steam August 13th 2019.