Darkness sleeps just beneath the cracks on the ever-changing planet. The curious will uncover powerful artifacts and forge them anew. The strong will take the nanosword and crush galactic giants.
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August 13

Deep Fog



Songbringer has had a private, closed beta in progress since February 2016.

-=: Beta Version 0.9.Y :=-

[NEW] Video option to show achievements
[NEW] Music now plays with area reverb to increase the sense of immersion
[NEW] Intro music blends into intial bike crash home area
[NEW] After-dungeon overworld music themes no longer repeat during the same run
[NEW] Deep fog in the swordless dungeons

[+++] Lighter does more damage if you do not have the sword
[+++] Eiael's rooms are a little darker without lights on the sides
[+++] Kiel's sword parry has a more distinct impact
[+++] Refined the brightness of lightning
[+++] Shades are a little more difficult in the second swordless dungeon
[+++] Secret tunnels and rooms without a visible entrance no longer count toward 100% map

[FIX] Fixed situation that caused the Droidsmith to ignore Jib
[FIX] Fixed the sword still equipped in second swordless dungeon
[FIX] Fixed overworld secret tunnel leading to shop in some worlds
[FIX] Fixed game soft-locking if alt-tabbing away during outro
[FIX] Fixed controller binding interface quitting after binding the B button
[FIX] Fixed Jib's shield knocking back some enemy projectiles
[FIX] Fixed gargoyle's reflection being invisible
[FIX] Fixed reverb not changing when going downstairs
[FIX] Fixed not being able to walk down into secret tunnel in some worlds
[FIX] Fixed slowdown issue when dropping a kilobomb
[FIX] Fixed glitch in fog visuals when walking between rooms
[FIX] Fixed Jib jittering while crafting
[FIX] Fixed music stuttering while fighting double fire boss
[FIX] Fixed a specific bomb container and some scanner drones that appeared in two places
[FIX] Fixed an issue where a spawned item could become unattainable
[FIX] Fixed life container quarters combining into the wrong whole life container
[FIX] Fixed controller or keyboard icons getting stuck as one or the other
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July 30

Music of the Spheres



Songbringer has had a private, closed beta in progress since February 2016.

-=: Beta Version 0.9.X :=-

[NEW] The little spheres dance with the player and can be played like instruments
[NEW] Can hit the walls, mountains, rocks, statues and other invincible things
[NEW] Entrances, before boss and gate item rooms have unique ambiences
[NEW] Light beam animation makes enemy deaths more noticeable in the periphery
[NEW] Overworld now has clouds
[NEW] Reverb is now used to add atmosphere to the dungeons and caves
[NEW] Panning is used to make it audibly noticeable where a sound is coming from
[NEW] Floatey dungeon music is now procedural
[NEW] Fear dungeon music is now procedural
[NEW] New art for fear dungeon

[+++] Refined the smoke animations
[+++] Refined the sword sparks animation
[+++] Teleporting from dungeons directly to refills is no longer allowed
[+++] A skeleton is guaranteed at each dungeon entrance

[FIX] Fixed unintended auto save when teleporting back to ship
[FIX] Fixed Omnikill achievement not triggering due to Karsh not being tracked
[FIX] Fixed binding L2 and R2 on some controllers being fidgety
[FIX] Fixed ambiences clipping when transitioning between areas
[FIX] Fixed outro accidentally being skipped by wonky controller input
[FIX] Fixed being able to trigger the ending early in a certain room
[FIX] Fixed visual glitch on area transition underneath water on overworld
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Reviews

“Millions of unique worlds? Zelda-style exploration, combat, and puzzling? Be still, my beating heart.”
Kotaku

“As they say, there's no such thing as a free legendary sword.”
Eurogamer

“Zelda goes beautifully procedural.”
Cliqist

About This Game

Songbringer: Procedural Action RPG


Songbringer is a scifi action RPG with swords, secrets, dungeons, bosses and stuff.

You play the role of protagonist and accidental hero, Roq Epimetheos. With a propensity for partying and making music, he cruises the galaxy with his skybot Jib aboard the ship Songbringer, searching for verdant planets absent the presence of galactic police.

When Roq finds the nanosword hidden in a cave on Ekzera, he unwittingly awakens an ancient evil. The sword is pretty fraggin' sweet though. It... hums.

Jib, the Skybot


Jib began life as a human boy on the skycity planet Yuerder. Growing up, he took an interest in programming artificial intelligence, eventually making a career for himself. On his deathbed, he illegally transferred his consciousness into a skybot, destroying the consciousness link thereby preventing overwrite.

Jib scans the bodies of your fallen foes, sometimes uncovering valuable loot. He can also gain the ability to stun foes. Jib is automatically controlled by AI, or player two can play Jib in local co-op mode.

Lacking the ability to grow one as a human, Jib is obsessed with mustaches.

Procedural


You choose a 6-letter world seed when beginning a quest. This seed is used to procedurally generate the planet, overworld, secrets and dungeons.

Entering the same world seed will always generate the same world, no matter which platform you are playing on. Thus lore and competition can be shared with others.

Play a new seed and surprise yourself with a new world. Or enter a seed you are familiar with for a speed run.

Open / Non-linear


The generated overworld is open and non-linear. Head in any compass direction you like or play dungeons out of order. You aren't even required to pick up the sword.

Of the nine dungeons Roq and Jib can uncover in each world:
  • Some are thematic, containing puzzles and items integral to completing the world.
  • Some are secret, hidden side quests in which abilities can be gained.
  • Some are tough as nails with overwhelmingly difficult foes, mobs and bosses.

Secrets of the Cacti


Everywhere one looks, there is much that is not seen. Concealed treasures abound. By eating cacti, Roq gains psychedelic powers and is able to perceive the secrets that lurk in plain sight.

Some items Roq discovers can be combined to create distinct artifacts. Find a blink orb and a fire cube? Take these to the droidsmith aboard Songbringer to craft a fire orb enabling Roq to teleport forward a few steps while turning into a fireball.

Songbringer features no experience points (no XP). Progress is made by crushing mobs, vanquishing bosses and claiming lost technological devices.

Leaderboard


On completing a quest, several factors are quantified to produce an overall score:

  • Time to complete
  • Percentage of map uncovered
  • Percentage of items obtained
  • Game mode: regular vs permadeath

Your score can be saved to a global leaderboard sorted by world seed. This leaderboard cycles through seeds by popularity and freshness. You can manually override to view a particular seed.

Links


Twitter @wizard_fu
Twitch (daily live stream)
Youtube Channel
Facebook Page
Official Website
Kickstarter
Press Kit

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.10
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.12
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent
    • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ Compatible Card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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