The spirit of a little girl wanders the pages of a magical story book, searching for her lost memories, painting the world around her as she uncovers the fragments of her forgotten life.
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Release Date: Oct 26, 2016

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April 20

April Update

Hi all,

It's the Scéal development team here with an update on the game for you.

We've been busy the last couple of months working on porting the game to iOS and Android. Along the way, we've also found time for various improvements and tweaks which will also find their way onto the Steam version as of today :)

Here's a brief summary of what to expect:
- The game world has been rebuild from the ground up. It still has the same basic layout and landmarks but we've tweaked a lot of areas, especially the mountains and forest areas, to give them more depth and variety.
- The different times of day are enhanced with more distinctive colour-palettes. The transition between evening and night is especially nice (in our humble opinions :)
- Changing paths has been made easier, you can now just click on a path near a signpost to switch onto it.
- The storybook pages have a new way of "inking" themselves. Text and images will fade onto the pages similar to how real ink does. Double-click on any page to speed up the inking.
- We had to do a lot of fine-tuning and optimising to squeeze the game down to run well on phones and as a result, it now runs a little smoother on PCs too.

Also, we're working on getting the soundtrack added as a DLC option. It should be ready and available within a day or two.

Enjoy, and thanks for your support everyone!
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Reviews

“A magnificent mini Irish folklore adventure game”
9/10 – Gameskinny

“...hauntingly beautiful adventure game”
77% – COGconnected

“...I definitely say it’s a beautiful gem, which everyone should try. ...Great game, buy it, peace.”
7/10 – Invision community

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"A magnificent mini Irish folklore adventure game. 9/10 " gameskinny.com

"...hauntingly beautiful adventure game. 77%" cogconnected.com

"...I definitely say it’s a beautiful gem, which everyone should try. ...Great game, buy it, peace. 7/10" invisioncommunity.co.uk

"Scéal is not your ordinary game. It will stay with you forever. It will leave footprints in your mind." infinitegaming.es

"...This game is a work of art..." oneangrygamer.net

"Sceal is a game that I can recommend to anyone who likes interesting story with beautiful Irish music and artistically painted world." vgdb.pl

"...this is a gorgeous fairytale with simplistic gameplay and a tragic story. I love the art design and need to download the soundtrack immediately." defunctgames.com

"Lovingly animated in a hand-drawn watercolour style and underpinned by a haunting soundtrack, Scéal makes a handsome first impression." independent.ie

"The authors have artfully combined music, graphics and story into a harmonious unit with artistic value and skillfully filed storyline. 8/10" sector.sk

"A good pick..." graal.fr

"In short: "Scéal" - small game, but very big! 91%" adventurespiele.net


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Steeped in supernatural Irish folklore, Scéal (which means "story" in Irish) casts players into the role of the lost soul of a little girl, destined to wander the earth, with no memories of the life she once lived.

Longing for release from her limbo, the spirit encounters Branna, the Raven of the Dead, who promises to take the girl to the afterlife if she can rediscover her name and recover the story of the life she once lived by reliving her memories inside the pages of Branna's magical storybook.

At the heart of Scéal’s gameplay is its vibrant watercolour paint palette. Players must complete quests by painting buildings and objects to progress the storyline. Scéal also features a day/night cycle with colour palettes and music that change as the story / time progresses. Playing as the little spirit, players can transform into an angel of light or a dark banshee, repainting the world as they move through it, changing the world from happiness to despair and back again.

Along with it's unique visual style and art direction, Scéal has a distinctive and hauntingly melodic soundtrack, sung in Irish and made in collaboration with renowned Irish folk singers Lorcan Mac Mathuna, Aislinn Duffy and Florence Glen.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win 7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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