Ghostlore is an 'Eastpunk' Action-RPG where you fight monsters from Southeast-Asian folklore. Inspired by timeless classic ARPG's such as Diablo 2 and Titan Quest, Ghostlore features a detailed item and character customization system, procedurally generated maps, and beautiful 2D isometric art.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a small team of two, we need to get as many perspectives as possible. Early Access is a great way to involve the community in shaping the future of the game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend for the game to be in early access for a few months, but less than a year.”

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

“The full version will differ from the Early Access version in 3 significant ways:
  • Content complete: All the planned enemy types have been implemented. The story is playable from start to finish.
  • Local coop features: Local coop has been implemented but not fully tested. Developing multiplayer features require us to take into account many different edge cases. Player feedback would allow us to spot things we would not otherwise have spotted.
  • Balancing and polish: The item and skill system in Ghostlore provides for a staggering number of build possibilities. A large number of players trying out different build combinations would help us fine-tune the game.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“All the gameplay features in single player mode are 100% implemented. Players can already enjoy all the classes and skills, as well as an infinite amount of procedurally generated loot. As far as single player is concerned, Ghostlore is already a complete experience.

Content-wise, about 60% of planned locations have already been implemented. A little over half the monster types have been implemented as well. After completion of all the locations currently in the game, the procedurally generated endless mode becomes available. So even in Early Access, players can look forward to hours of entertainment and ever greater challenges.

In terms of controller support, currently, the default keyboard and mouse controls is the best way to experience the game. We hope to improve the experience with controllers in the future.”

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

“The early access version will launch with a discounted price.”

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

“We check our Discord server and Steam forums daily, and make an effort to reply to everyone. New locations and enemies would be released on a regular basis, and will be open to suggestions and feedback. Certain players have access to a beta build of the game where we test and iterate the latest additions to the game.”
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“Ghostlore is shaping up to be one of my most anticipated indie games”
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“This is the most fun I've ever had!”
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About This Game

Ghostlore is an 'Eastpunk' Action-RPG where you fight monsters from Southeast-Asian folklore. Inspired by timeless classic ARPG's such as Diablo 2 and Titan Quest, Ghostlore features a detailed item and character customization system, procedurally generated maps, and beautiful 2D isometric art.


The bloodthirsty Penanggal is a gruesome creature of with origins in Malay folklore. It comprises of nothing more than a disembodied head and dangling entrails. The Indonesian Babi Ngepet myth tells of sorcerors who sacrifice their humanity in order to become boar demons. The tales of Hungry Ghosts are superstitions brought over by Chinese immigrants - undead horrors cursed to remain forever hungry due to their greed in mortal life.



Stories from the maritime region of Southeast-Asia are full of all manner of nightmarish, horrifying creatures. Are you brave enough to face them? Discover over 40 different enemies, each with their quirks and tactics to defeat based on their descriptions in folklore.


Explore a procedurally generated world that takes inspiration from the developers' home country of Singapore, its two closest neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia, and the rest of Southeast Asia.



Players unfamiliar with the region will get to experience a culture that is underrepresented and rarely seen in other forms of media. Players who live in Southeast Asia will find plenty of things they recognize - such as the food! Collect and prepare various meals to boost your stats. Don't fight on an empty stomach!




Ghostlore allows you to mix-and-match abilities from 3 out of 6 character classes to create your own unique hero. The 6 classes are:

  • The Adept: Mystic warriors skilled in Martial Arts, honing their mind as well as their body.
  • The Exorcist: Able to sense the spirit world with ESP and cast out evil spirits.
  • The Feral: Fearless fighters bestowed with the power of blood magic and the ability to transform into a Weretiger.
  • The Geomancer: Masters of the art of bending the elemental forces of Earth, Fire, Ice and Lightning to their will.
  • The Hashashin: Shadowy assassins who rely on speed and stealth to take down opponents.
  • The Sentinel: Keepers of the forest with the ability to communicate with animals.


The Glyph system is where Ghostlore brings something truly new to the Action-RPG table. In your travels you will find Glyphs - magical symbols that you can inscribe onto your body to gain new powers.



Each Glyph takes up space on your body (represented in game as a grid). As your level increases, so do the number of glyphs you can inscribe onto yourself.

Here's where things get interesting: Compound glyphs are rare and special glyphs that use 5 normal glyph spaces, but grant additional bonuses to glyphs that are placed within their configuration. Plan your Compound Glyph layout in order to maximise stat bonuses!




In Ghostlore, you can wield a variety of weapons prevalent in Southeast-Asian martial arts:



  • The Kris or Keris - a blade with a distinctively wavy shape. It is a well-balanced weapon.
  • The Bow and Arrow has been a staple of hunting since the dawn of time; apparently they come in handy with ghost-hunting as well!
  • Parangs, also known as machetes, are cleaving blades with a wide arc.
  • The deadly Kukri knives are the fastest attacking melee weapons in the game.
  • The trusty Spear has the longest reach out of all the melee weapons.
  • Finally, there are enchanted Talismans that can fly and give foes nasty papercuts.

In addition, you can find and equip a variety of Amulets. Amulets are commonly sold in many parts of real world Southeast Asia as good luck charms. In the world of Ghostlore, their power is very, very real. Equipping the right Amulet for the situation can mean the difference between a glorious victory and an untimely demise.




  • Local co-op multiplier lets you play with up to 4 of your friends on the same screen.
  • The Shrine of Balance is an optional asynchronous multiplayer feature which lets you help other players by sending them equipment. You have better chances of good loot in return when they use your equipment.
  • Steam workshop support allows you to customise your experience with mods from the community.


    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1783280/Ghostlore/

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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