Remember all those games 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 (34 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 18, 2014
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December 16

December Update & Charity Event Ongoing!

Winter is here and Christmas is approaching fast, so we're happy to announce that we'll be donating half of the Steam sales for December to GamesAid, who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

Moreover, players who update to the latest version of KEL will notice that it's been snowing in the game and the village is preparing for the Winter Holidays ;)

So we hope you'll enjoy the 'frosty' new feel of Kel the Skeleton and help us raise funds for the GamesAid charity!

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November 4

November Update and Upcoming Charity Event

We're happy to announce that thanks to some amazingly helpful players, we've made more progress with our game for the November update.

There are changes to the mechanism for converting villagers, as well as a different reaction from them if you kill the Hermit on your own. There's also a series of minor bug fixes, however many of the changes will probably not take effect if you use a saved game instead of starting a new one.

In addition, we're preparing to participate with KEL in a Christmas charity event. All the sales from the game will go to charity. We'll post more updates as soon as the details are decided upon.

So we're expecting a slight chill in the game as winter settles in and KEL gets ready to take Santa's place ;)

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Reviews

“...a charming, if bloodthirsty, romp.”
IndieGameMagazine

About This Game

Tired of playing the part of a wannabe hero in games? 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

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
88 of 114 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Early Access Review
UPDATE: The Developers have had Steam delete most of the negative threads that The Masquerader participated in, including the one that this links to. Then, the other Developer wants to come here and say that this review contains "misleading information". I really tried hard to support these guys, even AFTER the debacle. But the dishonesty and lack of integrity is just TOO much. Have some integrity, Developers. Your reputation only suffers when you behave like this.


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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.
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28 of 37 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
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.
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52 of 85 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
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/
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Early Access Review
This is more a proof of concept than a game. It plays like a classic adventure where you walk to NPCs and interact with them, but you can easily finish it in an hour or two, and that only because the player character walks so slowly.

Pros - Okay as a proof of concept. Idea has potential. Graphics are good enough.
Cons - Very little content. Character too slow. Some bugs. Attempts at humor, juvenile.

I give it one out of four golfclaps.
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59 of 104 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
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 ..
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Too short, no voice acting, and the charater moves too slow. Fun idea but there needs to be more to a game than "make friends with all the villiagers..... do villagers tasks..... so now kill all the villagers off".
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Early Access Review
I'm very glad I bought this game for a reduced price on Indie Game Stand, because I think I'd ask for my money back if I'd paid the full price. This game is an absolute mess. The gameplay is virtually nonexistent, unless you enjoy walking around aimlessly, and there are no real redeeming qualities to actually encourage you to progress. Unless you like clicking on people and things randomly until you somehow make vague progress, I cannot recommend this game to anyones unless they're either a masochist or someone who runs a YouTube channel specifically for the purpose of mocking abysmal games. There are corners that have clearly been cut throughout development too, with the functionality to sort of 'trade' with plants existing for some unspecified reason (but I would assume it was so the developer wouldn't need to program more than one menu or something). Please don't buy this game if you love yourself.
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Early Access Review
Please do not support immature developers, especially ones deleting/hiding particular threads, deleting posts by the devs themselves, and then pretending they never existed. Your money is better off being spent on something else, unless you really want to give money to Phil Fish 2.0.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This is a tough review for me. Let's start by talking about the positives. The game has allot of character, the dialogue is well thought out and funny. It also has a completely original storyline unlike anything I have ever seen in other games, the first thing I think of being Dungeon Keeper but obviously this is of a completely different genre. I say that because in this you play as the evil Skeleton named KEL who claims to represent all the enemy sprites in previous RPG games through the ages. World design is fantastic and you can tell that allot of imagination has gone into creating and realising not only the development of the town but also the easter eggs like the Skeletons banqueting round a table and the retired mage who claims to have 'lost allot of weight' (you will see why), but thats where the positives end.

The gripes I have with this game are few but weigh heavily. The world is very small, one town, a wilderness, a number of easter eggs and the occassional lonesome hovel. This does make the game feeling lonely and enclosed in a small place, leaving you wanting a whole lot more. There is very little combat, you basically have to use your intellect as if the game was almost entirely a puzzle, althrough that might be a positive. The final problem I have is that you have an inventory of items that can be used but rarely anything equipable and there is no stats at all it would seem.

To sum up, I really think the positives save this game. The atmosphere of the OST and design are more than satisfactory and the puzzles quickly become addictive once you start to solve the early ones. The negatives are always present but let's remember this is in early access and you certainly get your £2 worth. Final verdict: The game deserves the mixed review status it currently has.

Here is my lets play of KEL Reaper of Entropy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0VLAheJah4

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16 of 29 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Early Access Review
Pure, unfinished, unadulterated junk. Another b*****d child of a Greenlight system which nurtures bottom feeder mediocrity, encourages giveaways, encourages spamming, encourages vote buying and bundling. For what? The coveted right to play a title so irrelevant and lacklustre that it feels like its stuck circa 2005 half way between being a school project and a joke.

If you want an assault on the senses try waterboarding, if you want to commit crimes against video gaming then burn your copies of Baldur's. The game excels in being a lesson to anyone that may have potentially considered Greenlight. Per the reviews if it wasn't obvious enough, serve up poor games, you'll get quickly called on it, even the fake positive F&F type reviews can't hide that.

Ugly as a pig, short but not sweet, rough but not gem like, funny but im not laughing with you. 1/10 product.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Early Access Review
boring game where you gosip and such. this game could have been soo much more but it was squanderd
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11 of 24 people (46%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
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.
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21 of 46 people (46%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Early Access Review
NOTE: I haven't played this game very long yet...(i do however plan on playing it longer~!)

So far it is a well spend 3 Euro, it is a funny game where you play as a skelleton and have to convince villagers of certain things.

So far i have noticed a few bugs :
* if i click on a pick-up item from afar and Kel has to walk there it doesn't get picked up
*Sometimes even when i'm standing near the pick ups i cannot pick it up.
*When clicking on a person (for talking) he runs there and continues to run ( and doesn't talk) this however DOES happen upon the second click.

Few things that bother me:
* Hard to defend yourself
* Very slow at walking (unless you use a speed up piece)

All in all i like the game ( the bugs aren't that major and i like the graphics alot) Plus it is an Easly Access Game so hopefully these bugs will be cured~!

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12 of 28 people (43%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Early Access Review
A game i would play, would be expected to have actaul morals to the game your playing.

This game has just jokes like your kidding arround on the computer. The gameplay is in 3rd person where theirs no morals like your playing as the caracter in the game.
It was like a program that got halfway made and put together at the last minute.
It has very poor realistic gameplay, like when you fight. or talk to someone. you'd be better off getting an old rpg style game thats of the value of the price its a waste of money.
Kindda like its spam where they get you to buy it before you know its not a real game.
Thers thousands of people that look at these games on steam so im sure that they are happy to take your money without making a real game. three dallors adds up with so many people.
This is a review so you know what your paying for in my expierence. I bet steam had it voted on green light because of the peoples votes, but seeing the way the game comes together its not something youd want to pay for. Its like they couldnt find out how to make the story of the skeliten that you fight and make it into a game so they made it joke arround where you would think its fun to make you feel like you bought a game. but IT is poorly made and not good as a product worthy for syeam i feel. thanks steam for these cheap games you give us but this one was not fairly reviewed before adding it.

Thanks to all
The story could progress into a good game before released its a great theme with allot of potential But has to have more work deffinaty has to have more work. ( ALL IN MY OPPINION)
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8 of 20 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Early Access Review
[Early Access review]:

General:
If you are ready for a different fantasy game with humor where your main weapons are your words and cleverness then KEL, Reaper of Entropy is surely for you.

I've put quite some time in it (still haven't finished) but every new game events turned out differently and that's exactly what I love about this game. One day you're making a business deal with a merchant and next time you'll find him beaten to death by the whole village because you tricked him. There are many ways to get rid of the people and it will take you some time to find the right path but hey, you'll be having fun along the way.

Graphic are really nice (great atmosphere!) and I enjoyed exploring the forest and the village pretty much.

Warning:
This is no every-day-rpg where you level up, loot stuff and upgrade your armor set. If you want a game like that, KEL is not for you. Since the game is in early access it sure needs quite some bugs fixed as well as some other tweaks and should these all be fixed and polished, KEL is going to be one amazing game!

Conclusion - Should I buy it (early access)?
If you want to try something unique and funny in a world of fantasy games then yes, by all means. Just have in mind that this game is still in development and that bugs are still being fixing.
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7 of 18 people (39%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
Early Access Preview

DISCLOSURE - I was given a key for this game to look at.

Preview
KEL Reaper of Entropy is definitely being worked on as evident by it's "Early Access" label. Although it possesses the locked isometric view and aesthetic of a dungeon crawler like Torchlight or Diablo, to compare them one to one is like comparing Outlast to Call of Duty just because both involve first-person gameplay.

I would compare it instead to a point and click adventure based in a dungeon crawler's world. You play as a skeleton named KEL whose goal is to either kill or have all the denizens of a nearby village died of "indirect" causes. Combat is rudimentary and revolves around choosing to kick people and cursing at them with spells. The "true" gameplay of the game lies in it's point and click nature, you gather quests from people and explore the village and surrounding areas. It is through this exploration that you gather items that you can use to either fulfill quests or gain the favor/ire of the villagers so that they will grant you additional quest.

KEL's strength lies in its writing to me, the dialog and story is truly enjoyable and are supported well by the game's art and visual. The save system works, though it appears to be limited to one save file.

Issues that I have had with KEL Reaper of Entropy are as follows. Graphics controls - there is not a real way to adjust graphics outside of changing resolution and there is NO windowed mode. As per usual for Early Access games, some functions were buggy/inconsistent, eg - not all of the villagers had voice acting. I was perfectly comfortable reading out the dialogue myself but upon walking up to some villagers, an audio clip would play.

Final Verdict
Yes, I would recommend this game. For a small sum of 4 USD, it offers a nice casual point and click game that allows for some odd discussion to be had over the villagers different reactions to being kicked, scared or charmed.

-Supervinh47
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9 of 24 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Early Access Review
Decided to play this a little more offline and It seems like a game that really would be something that could use like a level editor with a workshop so people can add mods to this game, Like new villages for example or some more houses. I generally play more of the moddable games like for example Skyrim, There is so much you can do with it even after completing the game. I myself as being a 3D graphics designer/Modeler for a popular 3d/VR/chat environment called ActiveWorlds have also been working with skyrim mods off and on. I see so much potential that could be done with this game. this game may seem not much like one of my favorite games of all time which is Diablo 2. But however it has that slight Diabloish feel to it somewhat. Would I recommend this game, Sure would. Tho being on a fixed income I wait for games to go on sale. But if I had the money I would pay full price.
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7 of 20 people (35%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Early Access Review
Great Game, Dark and Comical, as all games should be. Well worth playing several times.
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6 of 18 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Early Access Review
First impressions are that I'm enjoying the heck out of this fun little adventure game. Its a great idea for a game and i hope that they take the concept futher in the future. Game was made with the Unreal engine which is always cool to see. The dev team was small, 2 people so dont expect an enormous game. I've heard its got about 2-3 hours of gameplay but so far (30 minutes in) I'm enjoying the back and forth banter between the main character and the other items/npc's that i've discovered. It's my kind of humor and the story feels well structured.
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5 of 17 people (29%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
I just love this game. Worth every penny I spent on it.
Dark, fun, and comical. Can't wait to play more!
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