Soul at Stake is an oriental-themed 1v4 surviving horror game. There once was an luring urban myth saying that if one can win the game would gain countless money, and his/her destiny would instantly change to become the mightiest overnight. All the participants need only one stake——their souls.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“What we see most in this mode is that we, as independent developers, are able to experience the development process with the players together. Despite some imperfections, unstable functions and bugs in the current production, we would love to have you with us to improve our work to be better.
From the small test before, the players could always find some overlooked details and reminded us to make corrections and improvements, which was exactly what we wanted to see. For this, our team gained more motivations and had a lot fun, and more confidence in our work. Based on the suggestions and feedback from players all over the world, we will combine them with our ideas to perfect our work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming to be in early access for 6-12 months, but the date could be moved due to additional quality changes and overall polishment. With your help, we believe that this process will not be long.”

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

“The early access version might have imperfect functions, which will be updated gradually in the phase of early access. Also, based on the feedback that we received, new characters, systems and gameplays, etc. might be added. Just like our initial test, many warm-hearted players helped us design new characters providing with ideas and suggestions, which we are indeed practising now. In the current plan, our complete version includes the followings:
  • Constantly add more Gamblers
  • Constantly add more Devils
  • Add more scenes in terms of the new Devils
  • More perfect balance
  • More complete EDU system
  • More items
  • Daily quest
  • Friend grouping
  • More precise functions in private rooms
  • Steam Achievement
  • Clothing system, to provide more clothes and outlooks to make the character seem different
  • In-game activities
  • More languages depending on the situation

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The gameplay in the early access version is what we want to present to you. You might need to have some understanding over the rules before so that you know what to do in the game and cooperate with your teammates in time. Though we are now constantly simplifying the rules and system, for a new player, understanding and learning the rules are still necessary. You might forget what you know about this kind of game first for now and put your heart and mind into this game, then you will notice the differences and enjoy them.
The current version is highly playable already, you can try all characters and find a favorite one. The system requirement of the game is medium, yet if you want to run in highest quality, some better hardwares might be needed as well. Meantime, we will keep perfecting the game.
Here are the available contents in early access version:
  • Gamblers: 4 Gamblers, each has a unique skill.
  • Devils: 3 Devils, each has a unique skill.
  • Maps: 3 map scenes, each map scene is unique in style with heavy oriental features, and related to the back stories of the three Devils.
  • Items: 6 items, 3 for each Gamblers and Devils, suiting all the current strategies.
  • EDU: Only initial-level EDU system is open for now. Players can raise their favorite characters by constant gaming to gain more powerful abilities.
  • Ranks: Victories can get you to higher ranks.
  • Tutorial: Build-in tutorials in game can help you learn the game fast.
  • Balance: We dare not say that the balance is perfect, which is also the hardest to achieve in competitive games. However we can guarantee you this, once both sides have learned how to play, you will have the real fun. Meanwhile, we shall make adjustments over balance based on the feedback.

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

“The price will NOT be raised after Early Access.”

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

“Our team is constantly collecting suggestions and feedback from players in the communities. We believe that communicating with players is an essential work. Though we already have a plan for our future updates and development, we still encourage you to provide us your brilliant ideas and suggestions. We will write them down and try to bring them into the game. Don’t be upset if your idea wasn’t adopted by us because these ideas will guide us in future updates and developing directions.
In terms of the bugs that you have encountered in the game, please do not hesitate to notify us via community channels. No matter due to the different configurations of thousands computers or the terrible code-writing from our programmers, please let us know when there is a bug. We shall eliminate them!
Discord:discord.gg/soulatstake
Twitter:twitter.com/Soul_at_Stake
Facebook:facebook.com/SoulatStake
Official Website:www.sasgame.cn”
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April 22

更新内容20190423

功能调整
1.【隐身符】的筹码价格从16调整为11。
2.【障眼法】的筹码价格从11调整为16。
3.【百草丸】现在可以被恶灵的攻击和变猫打断,但不会被恶灵使用的道具打断。
4.【幽冥瞳】的视野范围由15米扩大为20米。

Bug修复
1.修复了青蚨领取按钮缺失的bug。
2.修复了小蝶服装动作穿模的问题。
3.修复了当小蝶第四个进入等待房间时,在牌桌前位置过高的bug。
4.修复了英文版对局商店筹码价格数字不显示的bug。
5.修复了神婆看不到猫的气场的bug。
6.修复了打榜界面中道具tips不正确的bug。
7.修复了小蝶的个别动作音效缺失的bug。
8.修复了恶灵被障眼法致盲后,恶灵发现赌徒时的得分不正确的bug。
9.修复了被变猫的赌徒在被队友治疗时,使用手势动作会造成位移的bug。现在使用手势动作,可主动打断治疗进度。
10.修复了道具【障眼法】对隐身的恶灵使用时,隐身的恶灵头顶会出现致盲提示的bug。
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April 19

更新内容20190420

等级时装
新增恶灵幽伶的等级时装。
新增赌徒卢弘业的等级时装。

新手专属底牌
新增了3种新手专属底牌。
1.【专心致志】抵消本局游戏中QTE失败效果3次。
2.【天降之物】本局游戏中第一次受到伤害时会获得1个人参丹。
3.【敏锐感知】本局游戏中第一次重伤倒地后,流血速度降低60%。

新手底牌机制
所有10级以下的赌徒角色将会自动获得每种新手底牌5张。当某一赌徒角色达到10级时,该角色牌库中的所有新手底牌将被希恶鬼收回,不影响其他角色的新手底牌。

赌徒新道具
新增了3种局内赌徒道具。
1.【障眼法】近距离对恶灵使用,可遮蔽15米范围内恶灵的感官,使其8秒内无法看见赌徒,也无法感知气场。(11筹码)
2.【百草丸】使用后20秒会恢复到健康状态,且回满血量。该效果不会被打断,但重伤倒地后无效。(16筹码)
3.【渡劫身】使用后效果持续存在,受到恶灵攻击时,以血量扣除到30%为代价免于受伤1次。(19筹码)

恶灵新道具
新增了3种局内恶灵道具。
1.【幽冥瞳】在地上放置一个幽冥瞳,窥视任何靠近的赌徒,使恶灵感知其气场。幽冥瞳可同时存在多个,但可被赌徒拆除。(18筹码)
2.【鬼打墙】放置一堵不可见的鬼墙,阻挡赌徒通行,赌徒碰触后60秒消失。(22筹码)
3.【鬼吼腾】使用后所有未封印的牌座15米内的赌徒不能奔跑,持续10秒,并重置牌座传送CD。(25筹码)

原道具价格调整
1.【捕兽夹】价格由25筹码调整为22筹码。
2.【摄魂铃】价格由22筹码调整为25筹码。

道具随机机制
由于有新增的道具,所以每局的商店中会在各个价格档位上随机一种道具。比如:恶灵的商店中,22筹码档位的道具会在【捕兽夹】和【鬼打墙】中随机一种。

幽伶平衡调整
1.幽伶的近战状态取消隐身效果。现在幽伶近战状态的隐身效果只能通过原千术【余音绕梁】和新千术【暗吟不言】来获得。
2.幽伶的原20级千术【执迷不悟】将被替换为【暗吟不言】,效果为:远程击中赌徒,转换为近战后立刻隐身,并且增加近战擦刀时间1.2/0.9/0.6秒。
3.赌徒受到【余音绕梁】效果干扰时,该赌徒头上会出现一个带有X的眼睛图标,该图标仅恶灵可见。
4.幽伶在进行传送、破门、破窗、翻窗、使用道具、处决赌徒的动作时,将取消隐身状态,动作结束后也不会回到隐身状态。
5.幽伶近战状态下的擦刀时间增加至3秒。
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About This Game


Soul at Stake is an oriental-themed 1v4 surviving horror game. There once was an luring urban myth saying that if one can win the game would gain countless money as prize, and his/her destiny would instantly change to become the mightiest overnight. All the participants need only one stake——their souls. In the strange and lifeless scene, four gamblers are trying to run away from the devil, but there is no exit. All they can do is to perform a mystery sealing ritual to expel the devil and redeem their souls.

A Tempting Gamble

No one knows that this soul-gambling game is nothing but a hoax made by a ghost called Xi’E (from In Search of the Supernatural, Jin Dynasty). Ghost Xi’E is evil in its nature yet not powerful and unable to perform killing, yet it is a demon who wishes everyone to be evil. It uses the greed in people and lures them to the gamble to perform this cruel soul-gambling game after game.
Ghost Xi’E uses its unique power to build dreams, turning the gambling game into a small illusion, luring the participants in it. For those who are inside this illusion, this gambling game is nothing but a real killing game. They will be hunted by devils during the escape, and Ghost Xi’E would conjure many cardholders to allow people to expel those devils who are also the poor souls that are imprisoned by Ghost Xi’E.
Cheated by Ghost Xi’E, gamblers join the game one by one, which keeps the game alive. However, no one will actually win except for the Ghost.

An Unfair Competition

Without exceptions, all the gamblers put their souls at stake. They are dragged into the illusion in groups of four. What they are facing is only one devil, who seems to be outnumbered, yet the gamblers are relatively weaker under the threats of the devil. All they can do is to collect cards, break the seal and expel the devil. However the items that they redeemed from Ghost Xi’E only add small chances to survival.
Ghost Xi’E’s tricks also haunt the devil so that it can never directly catch the preys in order to rouse the killing thirst inside them. The devil must wisely use its powerful pursuing ability to catch and execute the gamblers, or else become dust.

Gamblers with Different Desires

Every gambler who comes to this game is a living soul. They all come here with different purposes, some has lost their loved ones and money and wants to regain youth, beauty and their lives; some runs away from crimes and wants to make the final struggle here; some are innocent and naive, only to be tricked to come here; some come here for brothers, willing to sacrifice for others. However, no matter who they are and what their purposes are, in the eyes of Ghost Xi’E, they are nothing but souls and something to play with.

The Cruel and Wronged Devils

Ghost Xi’E gathered countless wronged spirits and transformed them into cruel devils. With the power of resentment, each devil possesses a unique and despairing power.

Charming Oriental Scenes

Ghost Xi’E builds illusions one by one based on reality world so that they are too real for one to see the truth. A plagued abandoned train station where heavy bangs and cracking can be heard in the wind. A hundred years old palace that used to be so flourishing is now deserted, terrible sighing can be heard during the midnight. A far away Hakka Tulou that was cursed due to a terrible ghost wedding has lost its peace. In these half real and half unreal scenes, gamblers have gradually forgotten the real world.

The Stake-redeemed Items

In every gamble, the gamblers can obtain stakes via sealing the cardholders while the devil via catching and killing gamblers. This senseless stakes gave both parties the hopes to win and rouse their greed. The stakes can be redeemed for all kinds of surviving and hunting items from Ghost Xi’E. Beneath these hopes are nothing but the tricks of the demon who only wants to feed on people’s essence and energy.

The Game of Souls

In countless gambles, the gamblers and the devils continually explore and learn from each other. As a gambler, one must decide whether to focus on the cardholders or helping the injured teammates, or escape by items or depending only on themselves. As a devil, one must decide whether to hunting or waiting for gamblers to come to you, whether to chase or sneaking attack. Each encounter is a game, and every choice might endanger your soul. It is a game of souls after all, and the stake is your life.

The Inflated Desires

In order to entangle all the participants, Ghost Xi’E uses many ways to assist the growth of gamblers and devils. In order to win more gambles, the gamblers and the devils must constantly enhance themselves to discover more abilities so that they might live a little bit longer to meet another unknown gamble. This is for filling the bottomless greed, also simply for surviving.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game contains a chase and slash game mode that uses sharp or blunt weapons, the screen will have a blood splash effect on a successful attack and during the execution event. The setting option "Bloody Mode" is available in the game. Turning off the "Bloody Mode" can change the blood color to green and has a mosaic occlusion when executed.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8120
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD HD 6850 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: With these requirements, it is recommended that the game is played on Low quality settings.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 or AMD FX-8300 or higher
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible GeForce 760 or AMD R9 280
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DX11 Compatible

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