Roguelike action game MISTROGUE: Mist and the Living Dungeons – Steam Next Fest demo now availableFrom independent Japanese developer Polyscape.
A demo for roguelike action game MISTROGUE: Mist and the Living Dungeons is now available for PC via Steam as part of Steam Next Fest February 2023 Edition, Japanese developer Polyscape announced.
Here is an overview of the game, via Polyscape:
MISTROGUE: Mist and the Living Dungeons is an action roguelike game characterized by the “Living Dungeons”—where the structure dynamically changes in front of your eyes. You fight through the dungeons using vital equipment and skills, and the “Maze Stone,” which enables you to modify the structure to your advantage.
The Maze has come to life…
The stage of this game is a labyrinth left behind by a kingdom that is said to have reached its peak of prosperity a long time ago. When this kingdom was on the brink of extinction, they narrowly succeeded in confining the disaster in the labyrinth. However, due to the “sealing magic” placed on it—a forbidden magic that constantly changes its shape, it is filled with life and has its own will. Eventually, the entire country was swallowed up by the dungeon, and the kingdom disappeared overnight.
A long time has passed since then. Mist, who lives in Lootgar, a town where treasure hunters gather, sets out to explore “Living Dungeons” in search of the whereabouts of his missing father.
One of the treasure hunters living in Lootgar; the town where adventurers and treasure hunters gather. He might look cool, but he has a strong will to find his father who disappeared when he was a child.
He lives in Lootgar; He spends his days selling the loot he obtained from treasure hunts to his friend; a wandering trader named Lupo. Through his adventure, he found a ruined kingdom turned into a living dungeon. He is now determined to uncover the mystery of the kingdom.
A wandering trader who lives in Lootgar. She comes from a merchant family and has traded items found in dungeons since childhood. Since she is not good at combat, she makes contracts with adventurers and treasure hunters including Mist to stock items for trading. She is usually a quiet person but becomes canny and greedy when it comes to a business—her lifelong profession.
■ Key Features
Ever-Changing Living Dungeons—The Thrill That Everything Changes in Real-Time
The “Living Dungeons” is amorphous and reacts to the movement of the mist, creating or dropping passages one after another in front of the player’s eyes. Terrain, scaffolding, monsters, traps, everything in the dungeon suddenly changes in real time. Players confront the “Living Dungeons” by making full use of their own strongest skill build. Also, due to the strange power of the “Living Dungeons,” the player’s level resets every time you enter it.
For example, passages and rooms are dynamically generated when approached, bridges that fall once crossed, moving floors, scaffolding suddenly rise (or disappear), etc. The familiar “Monster House” in many roguelikes will also appear. However, this game’s monster house approaches the player; the empty floor suddenly becomes a “Monster House,” and attacks the player in combination with the gimmick of “Living Dungeons.”
Battles in Which Strategy and Action Coexist
In this game, you can use items and change equipment even during battle. You can carefully choose items such as equipment and spell books that match the situation.
You can also use spell books to wipe out enemies, knock back enemies, and use special skills and labyrinth stones to create and erase scaffolding blocks.
Find Your Own Strongest Build
There are four types of Mist equipment: Weapons, Shields, Bracelets, and Rings.
Of these, Weapons, Shields, and Bracelets have unique skills attached to it. When you combine them effectively, the skill synergy will jump several times. Skill synergy allows you to seek for your strongest build according to the situation, such as specializing in attack, defense, or recovery.
Rings do not come with any skills, but it increases certain stats. The effect of the ring is random, so searching for the best rings will further strengthen your build.
MISTROGUE: Mist and the Living Dungeons is planned for release in Early Access for PC via Steam. A release date has yet to be announced. The game will remain in Early Access for about six months, but that time may vary depending on player feedback and the amount of content the developer decides to put into the game.
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