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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November 23, 2016

Major update on the way

Hey everyone, it's been a busy couple of weeks since launch, and we've been working our way through our list of tweaks and improvements. We'll be releasing a new version shortly that will have the following power-ups enabled:

- The story has been updated and the text now rhymes, like a proper storybook :)
- The time limit has been removed, so now you can explore and wander to your heart's content. We're of the opinion that Scéal is better enjoyed without the stress of deadlines (there are enough of those in our lives already, don't you think?)
- The map can now be accessed by tapping on the map icon in the top right and it now updates to show your current position.
- A couple of tweaks to gameplay, making it a little easier to paint and navigate, plus a few minor adjustments to the quests.
- Various small fixes and tweaks to the environment and visuals, removing glitches, graphical bugs and adding the odd visual effect here and there to make it that little bit prettier.
- The game has been substantially optimised and should run a little faster on older machines.
- We've tweaked the music to add some post-processing effects, such as reverb. Something you'll more likely notice if you have nice speakers or use headphones.
- Lastly, some minor alterations to the music, subtle but we think it sounds nicer this way.

Let us know what you think!

We're still working our way through our list of things we want to tweak, as well as fixing bugs as we find them. And sometimes, when you fix one bug, it introduces a new one somewhere else. We try to test as thoroughly as possible but if you see something, please add a comment and we'll do our best to get to the bottom of it.

Thanks from the dev team and we hope you enjoy playing Scéal!

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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

About This Game

"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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