Soulblight is a dark, unforgiving, top-down action roguelike luring you to cross the thin line between good and evil. Embrace your flaws to survive a journey through an unforgiving Sanctuary. Gluttony, Lust, Cannibalism - how far are you willing to go?
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Mixed (17) - 64% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 15, 2018
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May 26

Soulblight Weekly Challenge


Hello everybody,
Yep Another week - another update :) This time in our weekly poll ( discord.gg/trP7mPE ) you’ve chosen the Superstitious taint to be added to the game.

There has been a lot of changes in Soulblight recently, hasn’t it? The time has come to refresh the competitive element of our game :) Today we'll be resetting our online ranking. (don't worry you best run will still be stored in all times section). Let us all take one final look at this rounds best players and congratulate Terk for being at the top for such a long time.

With the launch of a new round of competition we would like to spice the things up a bit and introduce Soulblight Weekly chellenge!

Here's how it will work:
  • From now on every Friday evening we will be resetting "This Round" leaderboard
  • The Person at the top of the board at the moment of the reset will be announced the winner
  • The winner of the challenge will be rewarded with a little reword that we will announce at the start of every round

This week you are fighting for a game made by our good friends at Bulbware - Bulb Boy: https://store.steampowered.com/app/390290/Bulb_Boy/
Ohh and a new weekly poll is already live! Once more we're choosing a Soulblight armory. Which one should we add next week? Light Estaut armor (right) or Studded Armor with passive damage(left)?

Let us know by voting at our Discord channel: discord.gg/trP7mPE
Poll is ending traditionally next Wensday.

Cya around,
Kuba

P.S
NetMoverSitan made a taint guide - go check it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv7s7qbkJn8&t=0s
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May 18

Bull-leaper Suit and more


Hello everybody,
This week Soulblight armory have been enriched by Bull-leaper Suit which you've chosen in our Discrod poll! ( discord.gg/trP7mPE ) Although it offers small protection value its power lies with “Faster Sneaking” unique property. Thanks to this you’ll be able to avoid damage in another, more gentle way ;)

Also this week we’ve added an utility feature that you all might find very useful - a chance to preview the taint before acquiring it! Just walk onto the selected platform and the card with all the info will appear. Now, you will never be forced to blind pick the taint when you don’t remember it’s symbol.

And of course the poll. :) This week it’s a bit different as you are choosing between two taints: Superstitious and Slothful. Which one should we add to the game first? Let us know by voting at our Discord channel: discord.gg/trP7mPE
Poll is ending traditionally next Wensday.

Cya around,
Kuba

P.S
I bumped into NetMoverSitan Soulblight series this week. Love his voice over for characters and epic episode cliffhangers :D Go check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPzUm8InNQ
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Reviews

“It was one of the few times where I felt I was truly “role-playing” a character and not just doing things for the possible reward. It was freeing in a way”
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“It is honestly AMAZING, worth checking out and I can’t wait to see how it will shape in the feature. If you want to support a game with a great potential well…this is the one!”
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About This Game

Soulblight is a dark, unforgiving, top-down action roguelike luring you to cross the thin line between good and evil. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces a Tainting Mechanics. While traveling through the shattered reality of the Sanctuary, you will receive personality traits based on your choices. These will be the main source of your strength. To harness them, you will have to act accordingly. Becoming an alcoholic means that you will be rewarded for getting drunk, but from that point being sober might prove to be unbearable.

Main Features

  • A unique Tainting Mechanic designed to encourage role playing
  • Tons of weapons, armor, and utility items
  • Dynamic and tactical combat build around stamina management and distance control
  • Optional stealth approach that complements fighting
  • Randomly generated, visually breathtaking levels
  • High difficulty level emphasized by permadeath mechanics
  • Gameplay­-driven narrative

Gameplay

Before entering each level of the Sanctuary you get to choose a Taint that represents a certain personality trait. That choice will shape your future experiences as each Taint unlocks a new way of gaining power - a custom mechanic designed to encourage role-playing. Tainting Mechanics channels your will to survive into actions that are aligned with your hero’s personality. Let’s have a look at some examples:




As you go deeper into the Sanctuary you’ll be able to add more Taints to your character’s personality making the shifting levels of the dungeon itself a skill tree of a kind. However with each new Taint you’re a step closer to the point of no return. Are you sure you know where it is?

The Idea Behind Soulblight

We look back with nostalgia at our pen and paper RPG memories. Back then, gaining XP and leveling up was only part of the fun. The thing we were most excited about was actual role-playing. For a brief moment becoming a character with all their merits but also with all their flaws. Sometimes their shortcomings would stand in the way of solving a quest at hand making the game more difficult. But because of that the characters felt more alive and that’s why we wouldn’t have it any other way.




The situation with video games is different. For the most part players can’t miss an opportunity to get precious loot or XP knowing that the game will penalize them for it. That’s why no one expect players not to fight a giant spider just because their character might have arachnophobia. So if we want players to actually role­play there needs to be a special mechanic that will encourage them to do so. That is how our Tainting Mechanic came to be.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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