The last king was killed over 400 years ago and the global rule of the land ceased to exist. The Vindicator is coming. ~a decadent, dark fantasy world with a new take on the concepts of Angels and Demons!
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Release Date: Jul 16, 2015

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October 19

Just Released on Steam, Atonement 2: Ruptured by Despair

The brand new Atonement 2: Ruptured by despair has just been released! For those of you who loved the first game, here comes the sequel, with even more great gameplay, story and characters!

The last king was killed over 400 years ago and the global rule of the land ceased to exist. The Vindicator is coming. ~a decadent, dark fantasy world with a new take on the concepts of Angels and Demons!
Click the link below if your interested then hurry, buy the game with a 30% launch discount and whittle hours completing it!

If you haven't tried the first game and this sounds like your cup of tea, go check it out on the following link!

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August 29

Direct Sequel to Atonement now on Greenlight!

If you enjoyed Atonement, please take a moment to check out its direct sequel on Grenelight!

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About This Game

The last king was killed over 400 years ago and the global rule of the land ceased to exist. Slowly over the years the law and order started to subside, people began to divide amongst themselves, big cities were gradually gone and replaced with smaller settlements, and the whole land started to slowly degrade. Many believe it’s because the Angelkind have abandoned it.

Now the bandits roam the roads and wild animals roam the fields. The only safety can be found in smaller villages, where groups of people have banded to work together in order to survive. The relations between the different sentient races are very marginal and fragile. Some have been at long conflicts with one another, at times erupting into full blown wars. A holy Order of Atonement has been trying to keep the people together, but even their influence is limited to a handful of villages. And to top it all off, many believe a “Vindicator” will walk the land one day as a punisher of all the sins and bring forth a swift end upon it.

That Day Has Come.


  • A large, decadent, dark fantasy world with a new take on concepts of angels and demons.
  • Two different protagonist teams, each one with its own point of view on the same story. Their paths repeatedly converge and diverge as they attempt to accomplish their own goals, occasionally antagonizing one another.
  • Unconventional way of unlocking new skills: each character possesses all of their special abilities from the start. However, many are locked by high energy cost. Increase max Energy by any means necessary to get access to those skills.
  • Strategically manage your energy in battles: use lots of low cost skills in a row, or use a high cost skill and wait for the overall energy to recharge.
  • Two difficulty modes: Normal and Challenging. Normal is streamlined so to allow most people to complete the game and witness the story. Challenging is for those seeking blood, sweat, sorrow, and death.
  • Turn-based battles and a variety of boss fights which require strategy to be beaten, especially in Challenging mode.
  • A variety of weapons, armour, and accessories, allowing customization of the equipment on playable characters to fit to your playstyle.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or above
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.Ghz or above
    • Graphics: Minimum 640x480 Desktop Resolution
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Stereo Sound
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
So now the developers are charging customers for their newer games who bought their new reality studio pack. Great, nobody wanted your crappy games in the first people just bought your games as a sign of trust and encouragement, but guess we're all used to having our trust broken at this point of time. You guys are like the ♥♥♥♥ that never turned to manure.
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
I really enjoy playing this game, I got it on sale for 15% off which isn't a lot but I bought it even though there were no reviews, the game looked enjoyable and it really is! You get a choice between two paths, one of Nail and one of Elleria each have a different team which aides them and they seem to be enemies. I guess you could say it's a choice of Good or Evil, but I haven't played far enough in to know if that is the case. I would recommend this game to anyone who loves a cheap and entertaining game, as long as you don't mind the graphics, the actual fighting is fun. Gashrun is love, Gashrun is life.

8.5/10 I Really Enjoy This Game.

EDIT: I completed the game and it is indeed enjoyable, I have now started a new save as Nail. ^-^
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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2015
On average i can't stand RPGmaker games. I have many games in my library and very few have i tried to play more deeply. I suppose the biggest sin with these games are that they require massive amounts of time before it gets interesting and i rarely have the time for that.

To my delight there are newcomers that attempt to squeeze out everything from the engine and add something new to the gameplay. This game does not seem to try to add any really weird tricks like a more popular Lisa game did but it tries it's best to make a dark looking rpg and apperars to succeed pretty well.

It's still the base RPG engine underneath there but the soundtrack is awesome and the intro to the game is some of the best i have seen in awhile in these types of games and pacing is good.

edit: completed the game. End game forces you to think over your equipment and money managements but is very doable. It also appears side quest bosses are harder than the main boss. End verdict on RPGmaker games scale: 9/10. I subtract one point for not having quite enough lore or fleshed out world and the main adversary even though the story and lore somewhat is better than average rpgmaker. The word 'Atonement' is used well in the story and it struck me well.
High point was fights that seemed very hard at first but with right setups were beatable.
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2015

_A RPG game with an original story of Angels&Demons
_Not too long, not too short
_Sadly a game with low budget
_Very well written, the story gave me chills
_Sometimes frustating as you don't have a map
_Ruled by turn based combats, well made by the way especially on bosses
_Enchanting your ears with sweet songs (Some are epic!)
_Granted with some good side quests without the stupid purpose to find the playboy's magazine to Brian... xD
_A bit linear
_A RPG maker's game (The first one i actually love this much)
_A success about its characters especially your fellowship, not easy to forget them as they have such good story
_Cheap for the enjoyment and the content it has


_Pretty graphicaly but the actual art is really nice and totally appropriate
_An heroic-fantasy world, forget the butterflies... It's dark fantasy!
_A role-playing game with poor background, everything is detailled, useful, inspired and tasty as a good book you would eat
_Proposing customizations enough, but you'll get few build's choices for your characters with the wearing stuff
_Easy neither hard
_Boring with useless and repetitives fights (No grinding is needed)
_An open world
_Playable once as you may play same main's story with another point of view, it changes everything including the quests, dungeons, bosses, even exploration and many other things!
_Asking you to making choices
_The best RPG ever but it has impressed myself hugely

Ok, if you would tell me years ago i'd enjoying this much a RPG maker's game... i would laugh at you, but the sword has fell with its cutting's two-side and this game is truly a gem from one man's work, hats off!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
First off, I got a free Key for this Game and never played an rpgmaker game before, but i really got to love it!

  • very good storyline and Characterdesign
  • exciting turn-based combat
  • not too long or too short (though the potential of it demands a bigger gameplay experience IMO)
  • easy to learn
  • perfectly balanced - no annoying grinding needed
  • good soundtracks
  • sidequests are not dull but instead are pretty fun to do
  • rather cheap for what it has to offer
  • you often get tips on how to take on Enemies best

  • Graphics need a bit of getting used to
  • if you cleared an area you can expect to never get back there again (Main problem for me)
  • no char costumization or voice acting, but you can give your team different Items to give them special boosts
  • a bit obvious, when to expect boss battles

Overall a great Game and i will definetly buy the next release!
My Rating: 8.5
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
The graphics aren't top notch, but the game is really good.
Great story and setting with a cool combat system (similar to Final Fantasy).
Very good for RPG fans.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Atonement: Scourge of Time follows the stories of Nail and Elleria as they try to stop what many refer to as the "Vindicator", a being of supreme power who somehow got unleashed on an already broken land.
Sadly the actual game does an unimpressive job at developing this story due to its uneffective writing, dull game world and pretty annoying fights.


-decent soundtrack

-Elleria's story can be fairly interesting at times, mostly when it shows us a bit of background into the "Vindicator"'s life

-I can appreciate that the devs at least tried to create an original setting

-most fights in the first acts work decently

-playing as Nail or Elleria does lead to different places in the first three acts


-simple skill and equipment system are serviceable but bland


-muddy, aged graphics: animations are pretty terrible

-ham-fisted writing, dull dialogues, paper-thin characters

-most of the story is uninteresting and, apart from a few moments of exposition, just boils down to "the enemy went there, follow him"

-difficulty can quickly go all over the place, making certain late fights and bosses frustrating

-level design is pretty bad with large, bare areas that leave no impression

Atonement shows glimpses of originality when it comes to its setting as it shies away from the usual fantasy world with elves and dwarfs: we get some original races and a decent background story at least. The first couple act are decent if forgettable affairs as you move from place to place, tackle some very simple quests and generally kill everything in your way. It works but leaves no lasting impression and that's something that always makes me frown in an RPG.

This flimsy base sadly starts to tumble down when fights ramp up in difficulty, random encounters happen more often and escape attempts become harder. I'm fine with a challenge but facing foes that, with unlucky targeting, can leave your party at half health after one turn isn't my idea of fun: once you start going low on HPs or lose a member the fight can quickly turn into an heal/rez/die again circle that quickly becomes annoying. The escape mechanic is also random and sometimes you'll need 3 or 4 attempts before it works (my record is 6 btw) meaning you're probably better off just wiping and reloading a save.

But even if fights worked the main problem is the lacking plot, in my 8 hours with the game (going through with both characters) I simply lacked the will to go on as the flimsy story wasn't enough to make me want to see the rest of it or to give me a reason to go through the annoying fights. Atonement: Scourge of Time isn't a terrible game but it simply failed to do enough to be a remarkable or even fun RPG for me. You can easily find better games even from the same dev, as City of Chains proves.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I bought this game in the Bundlestars New Reality Bundle and I played it mostly on a whim. I rolled my eyes initially when I saw the graphics which reminded me of the Diablo I era. However the game quickly won me over with it's story, characters, and old school RPG gameplay. The turn based, min/max skill point based on equipment gameplay is similar to RPG's from the NES/ Gameboy era however not nearly as frustrating. The story is rich and engaging and you will eventually stop noticing that the graphics are poor. This game is a prime example on how gameplay and story can make a game rise above graphics.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
This is a pretty solid RPG Maker product, games like this one prove that this engine can create stories worth playing if handled by someone competent. The story started very cliché, but surprisingly developed into something more than decent, well thought out.

Side quests are rare but make sense within the story. I died only a handful of times on the "challenging" difficulty mode, playing as Nail and completed the game in roughly 10 hours (you can probably do it in less than 7 hours if you play fast, I'm slow). There are a few puzzles here and there, all of them very easy. Combat can sometimes be challenging, but it's easy enough so that no grinding or backtracking is required. As long as you take your time to explore, do side quests and upgrade your equipment in shops between missions you will be fine.

Since this game has two completely different story lines (as two different caracters / teams), I liked it enough to know I will play the other one sooner or later. I think it says a lot.

+ Interesting enough story to keep me interested
+ Combat carefully balanced
+ Good soundtrack
+ Competent use and tweaks of the RPG Maker engine
+ Not too long, not too short
+ 2 campaigns to play
+ Cards and achievements
- Very linear
- I barely had to use any potion and ended up with too much money to spend
- Not everyone will like RPG maker interface

Overall score considering it's a low budget title: 7/10
Buy on sale, in a bundle or trade for this game without hesitation.
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16.6 hrs
Posted: September 16
Short, simple, laid back, casual rpg. Only needed to get to level 20 and about 4 hours of gameplay and beat the game. Got the game as part of a package so it was worth the price.
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2.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
This game really surprised me with how good it actually is. It isn't your traditional RPGMaker-style game and was enjoyable to play.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: August 3
While not the stock tileset that everyone is used to seeing, this is still a stock tileset rpg with random battles and not enough variation to keep it from being a mash-a-thon.

If you enjoy poverty-gaming, .50 is about what I'd spend on this. It's not actually a bad experience, just an uninteresting one. If games were food this would be supermarket baloney on markdown.
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3.6 hrs
Posted: July 27
This is a really great RPG with a really good story, and even if I didn't finish it yet I can say that this game is worth it's price.
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7.0 hrs
Posted: July 15
Im only about an hour into this game, and I have to say, when I first started it I was like "meh, I dunno if Ill enjoy this or not." Then after I head into the first area, kill the first little side boss, Im instantly reminded of Final Fantasy 3 for snes I used to play when I was a child. So far this game is great and brings back a lot of fond memories. I would definitely recommend this game to any old timey rpg players out there!
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29.6 hrs
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
I am already well acquainted with the creativity of the maker of this game and the engine he uses. And nope I buyed that game in the Astronomic Game Bundle so no Idea why it says I received it for free.

Within traditional classic rpg style canevas, this games with two path (yeah replayability!).

Made me wince and smile and kinda inspired me in the end. I was on edge most time of the gameplay.

Tought pretty short and linearI reccomend that enjoyable game for all of its assets uses and how everything that had been staged to make a nice little world to two nice little stories we might not forget soon.

Despite few unhindering bugs, It is hard to pause the game or not make a lotta saves!
Also, thought I never tried, if you are a story driven player, apparently you can go alltrough the story without even a single battle. :P The author also warns when to save on another slot. Just in case!
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7.0 hrs
Posted: July 13
Not exactly my type of game, but it was actually pretty entertaining. Definitely better than I have expected.
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