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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Mar 15, 2018
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November 5

Favor of The Rabbit God

Hey Everybody
Kuba from My Next Games here. Yes you guessed - It’s November and it’s my another update summary :) Here’s what we’ve been up to this past month.

If you follow my little updates you probably know that past few months were quite intensive for us. Weekly updates, trip to Chinajoy and Soulblight Switch launch - after all this we feel a bit tired out. We decided to take October a bit slower. In order to do that for two weeks we put our discord polls on hold. This allowed us to catch a breath and address two fetcher from our backlog that were sitting there for while - AZERTY keyboard control schemes and “Pedant of the Rabbit God”



The pedant is our way of commemorating NetMoverSitan who couple of months back bit Soulblight without using any taint (He’s the first person ever to do it). Thought it was impossible? Here’s the video of him doing it :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLX_dlfhLjs
Pray to the Pedant and The Rabbit God might look upon you with favor as well :)

In the second part of October we went back to our week poll routine. We started of with weapons and before the end of the month this two new pieces has been added to our armory.



Now we're voting on a new armor set ( www.discord.gg/trP7mPE ) Here are the two between witch we're choosing:

Cya around,
Kuba
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October 2

September Updates Summary

Hey Everybody
Kuba from My Next Games here - It’s time for my another monthly update. This time I would like to start with an announcement :) We’ve been working on it in secret for couple of months and now it’s ready. TADAAAM!

Soulblight will go live on Nintendow Swtich on October 4th :D You can already find it in e-shop’s coming soon page ( https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/soulblight-switch )

The upcoming Switch premier didn’t mean we stopped our updates this month. Traditionally every week there’s been a new poll on our discord channel ( www.discord.gg/trP7mPE ). The two new weapons you’ve chosen to be added to the game were “Dragon's Breath” and “Citizen's Sting”.


As a new armor set you’ve chosen the Studded Armor

And lastly you’ve voted for a new Stubborn taint


This is of course not the end of what we have in store for Soulblight - more new exciting things will come in the future :)

Meanwhile take care and cya next month,
Kuba
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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”
MMORPG

“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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