Remember all those RPGs in which you start in a village and you have to prove your worth by clearing the local crypt of undead skeletons? What if you woke up as one of those skeletons instead of the wannabe hero?
User reviews: Mixed (21 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 18, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“KEL was originally released in February 2014, but we've only added it to Steam in June 2014 and got Greenlit in two weeks. The increased interest in the game, as well as the feedback we've received from numerous amazing players, made us decide to improve the game some more before releasing it on Steam. Which is why we're doing an Early Access, to make sure we're on the right track with the changes we're implementing in the game.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to keep the game in Early Access for about a month, but that depends on what kind of feedback we receive.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be fully polished and hopefully contain less bugs.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Since what we're releasing on Early Access is only an enhanced version of the original game, which was finished in February 2014, everything is pretty much in place and awaiting player feedback.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The base price for the game will probably be a little higher after release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We're hoping that the players will validate our ideas for KEL and / or tell us what extra features they'd like.”
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"I recommend this to skeletons all over the world. It's basically Skeleton Simulator, but with memes and the worst kind of memes not the good kind."

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August 28

Major Bug Fixes, Other News, and Free Keys

We'd like to thank everyone for their feedback and bug reports.

For those of you who have experienced Steam achievements not unlocking, please update the game, then simply start a new game to have those achievements unlock retroactively.

If you're having trouble launching the game, please check this thread http://steamcommunity.com/app/317950/discussions/0/35222218645822958/

We've also fixed dialogue texts being cut off and increased the character walking speed.

Last but not least, we'd like to thank everyone who has wished well to John, the team-mate with the crash. He's feeling better now and today happens to be his birthday. He has asked me to hand out KEL keys as a sort of birthday treat, so the first three comments to this post get a free key!

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About This Game

Tired of playing the part of a wannabe hero in RPGs? Bored of helping villagers get rid of the local undead? Why not play as one of those undead for a change?

KEL Reaper of Entropy gives you the chance to control (or at least try to) Kel the Skeleton and choose whether to terrorize or please the villagers. Or both for that matter. The game features unconventional gameplay, heinous methods of gaining victory and a non-existent variety of ways to customize your character. Plus an overdose of twisted humour as a bonus.

Features

* A beautiful 3D fantasy world with delicious poisonous berries to pick up
* A stubborn, crooked protagonist to deal with
* Multiple ways to obliterate your enemies (poison, intrigues, stupid accidents, you name it)
* Unexpected twists and turns to your actions
* An ancient relic (Game Manual) to learn from
* An interview with one of the most beloved characters in the history of games
* DRM free because we love you

In KEL Reaper of Entropy you witness how Kel the Skeleton, the fabled RPG character, rises once more from the dead near a peaceful village in the woods. Together with him you set out to explore said woods and the village, picking up whatever you find useful along the way. Once you meet the villagers, the fun can truly begin! You'll have numerous ways of messing things up, from manipulating villagers to kill each other to using Kel's special skill of cursing to damage their brain.
Or, of course, you could play nice and please everyone in the village, though Kel might object to that.

There are all sorts of unexpected little secrets to discover, 15 amusing achievements to complete and enough twisted humor to go round.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or better
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM3-compatible video card, 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 64 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I cannot recommend this game to anyone. "Early Access" is that in name only. read the forums for yourselves, the Developer has already stated that the game is complete and any feedback would simply be put to use for a potential sequel. What you see here is a completed game that is only in EA to detect potential bugs. Wile an interesting concept and one that seems could have used the Early Access to it's advantage, the state that it is in will leave you very disappointed.

Speaking of disappointed, let's talk about the developer for just a brief moment. In fact, I will simply ask you to go check the forums for yourself. Particularily the thread regarding obtaining the Steam Keys. The developer is not only rude but the developer also refuses to interact with anyone BUT the trolls! No effort was made to discuss valid issues with early supporters that had raised some concerns regarding the game, it's "finished" state, etc. Not publicly or privately. It got so bad at one point, the developer decided to try to only give keys to the people who would stroke their ego. Again, you can see this for yourself in the forums. This behavior is beyond despicable. The developer goes on a rant about how people who bought the game are not customers to them (mind you, these are the very people that bought the game early AND voted to get it Greenlit!) , and compared said customers to terrorists. No joke. Several people had to reach out to the fine staff over at Groupees in order to get the keys that were paid for months BEFORE the Steam release. Anyhow, do yourself a favor and read the forums prior to purchasing. If you decide these developers are the type you'd like to support, that is your decision.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/317950/discussions/

Lastly, in case you think I am just trashing a developer for the sake of trashing a developer, I urge you to check out every other interaction I have ever had on Steam. I have NEVER left a negative review. My only interactions in the forum prior to this have all been not only positive, but extremely helpful to most (mainly, fixing broken games!). I have no desire to be negative in any way, however, this is one game/develppment team I STRONGLY urge all of my fellow gamers to avoid.
Posted: August 25
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56 of 93 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
I got this game on a charity bundle, but then bought it again here. Its different and very fun you are kel a skeleton and you can use mana to change form to human so you dont scare villagers ..you go on quests and collect things as you go . I dont want to take away from the humor by telling anything but i bought it twice in my opinion its well worth $3 ..
Posted: August 18
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38 of 63 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I feel bad for everyone who paid 4 bucks for this "game".

Also the developers tried to scam their costumers;
http://steamcommunity.com/app/317950/discussions/0/35221031758085371/
Posted: August 25
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Setting aside the fact that its early access and cheap, it's a shell of a game punctuated here and there with some decent ideas heavily diluted by what I would term "brainfarts". The game is devoid of general polish, narrative, character or even good honest raw charm.

cons:

- Boxy/VERY small gameworld. I've seen larger tutorial levels in many games
- Generic butcher/baker/candlestickmaker characters. There are a mere 10 NPCs in the entire game
- Light on game assets, music looped over and over, no speech, light on gameworld and environment SFX/atmosphere etc
- Repetitive gameplay generally involving fetching items over and over and over to gain favour with characters and procure other items which then allow you to gain favour with other characters over the space of what is a 4 screen gameworld
- There's an abruptness to some of the game mechanics and transitions. Dieing for the first time was one of those what just happened moments as I kicked a bunch of kids and was insta-killed with accompanying black screen and a few lines of text
- Ropey animation and effects here and there, transformation from skeleton to human is the obvious one but I also experienced glitching with the main character becoming transparent at one point
- The "humour" and dialogue generally, please refer to UNepic for an example of well done humour/dialogue. Cringeworthy would be my appraisal of KEL
- Limited narrative & story

pros:

- none

I can't recommend this product. Indie games are a dime a dozen nowadays, good indie games, the ones which people will actually remember don't cost much more than this. There are many F2P games which are significantly better (Ascend HoK springs to mind). To put this into context I bought Don't Starve for a mere £1 more than this game costs on Steam (in a sale admittedly but I digress), Legend of Grimrock has repeatedly been on sale cheaper than this, likewise UNepic an Early Access game which has just came out of that process - the list is endless, certainly in my steam library.

To summarize this is a short, painfully repetitive game with 10 NPCs, an environment that can be traversed in less than 2 minutes and "arrow to the knee" belly laughs.
Posted: August 31
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Despite all the negative reviews, I find this game surprisingly fun to play. Instead of having to kill monster after monster to progress, you explore and do small quests, which appeals to me more than needless violence. It's slow-paced and great for relaxing in front of. And as I'm not used to playing with a keyboard, I appreciate it greatly that the controls are so simple. Another thing I like about the game is the humor (kicking the town gossip!). I found myself smiling at many things while playing, and I'm looking forward to playing some more.

The inventory thing was a little confusing to me at first, despite the little tutorial, but after a few times of combining items, I started to get the hang of it. I'd also appreciate it if you could click on items/people from afar, which doesn't seem to work at the moment.

Unfortunately, the game seems to be a bit on the short side but with the low price, it's to be expected. I don't regret buying this game and I recommend it since you get a few hours of fun.
Posted: August 28
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