Roguelike shooting game with an autochesslike card system. Now what you get after cleaning a room not only depends on your luck -- it depends on the combination of planning, decision, and luck. What is your road, you decide.
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Mar 23, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We hope to collect players' opinions and suggestions through Early Access to help us improve our game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“In our plan It should last for about 6 months, but the time is not accurate.
It depends on players' feedback and our develop plan.
Attention: Now the content in Recent and Long-term list below has been already added. However, we hope to have some income to allow us to improve the graphics, so that it is in line with the real full version in our hearts, so the game now still remains the EA status.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We plan to add more content including:
1. Fixing the balance through players' feedback.
2. More difficulty modes to be chosen.
3. More monsters and cards.
4. A new side plot.
1. More heroes to be chosen.
2. Time and events system.
3. Hero reforming system.
4. Magic potion system.
More Possibilities:
1. Improving the graphics.
2. More music.
3. Opening Mods.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version has complete main process and content can provide a 15-30h game playing, including:
1. 23 areas with different difficulties and you can decide which area you want to explore. Difficulty area has more benefits.
-- You can save your earnings and wait for the interest.
-- you also can spend all your coins to get powerful card now.
-- Or adjusting you plan according to the situation is the best way?
2. 80 cards with 32 bonds for you to chose.
-- Will you chose "insect" bond with wide attack range, or "poison" bond with constant damage?
-- Will you chose "spirit" bond with auto track, or "nature" bond with HP recovering?
-- These bonds await you to combine, it's time to free your imagination.
3. 80 monsters and 23 bosses.
-- Monsters can cooperate, watch out!
-- Not all of them will charge to you, keep an eye on who are leaving.
4. A main plot and 2 side plots.
-- What the hell is going on?
-- OK, if you are not interest, it's still beneficial as it can bring you convenience during exploring.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“It's an YES as we plan to add many content.
So you can buy it now with a lower price and join the evolution process of this game.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will keep communicating with the Community.
QQ is also our important way to collect suggestions.
More communication methods in the future depends on players' suggestions.”
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About This Game

The Old, will Return

A puppet somehow has its own will, accidentally summoned a mystical soul from the Otherworld.
Now they are trapped in a mysterious manor.
What is behind all this, and what is awaiting these two souls?
The answer lays in the Book of the Old.

A Roguelike shooting game

Dodge enemies' bullets and shoot them! Every time you start a journey, it will be all new!
Adventure deeper, and new maps, enemies, stories will appear.
Decide you own adventure plan -- do you prefer easy maps, or dangerous ones with high benefits?

Equipment? No, they are cards!

Collecting coins after cleaning rooms. Use coins to get powerful cards, or keep the coins for interest -- if you are not killed by powerful enemies.
The altar will provide 5 cards each time for you to pick, and you can refresh them all if there is no your target card -- of course you should pay for that.
3 same cards will became higher ranked card, witch can assist you fighting more powerful enemies.
Each card has two forms of ability and two bonds. With 80 cards and 32 bonds, it's up to your wisdom and imagination how powerful you can be.

What's that monster?

80 monsters and 23 bosses, every of them has its unique skill and action.
Some of them can even cooperate.
Be careful, every single kind of these monsters is fatal!

This is a roguelike game with infinite possibilities.
What is your road, you decide.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS:
    • Processor:
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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