Lichenvale a Hexen inspired first person melee hack and slash game. Which also includes some magic, light puzzling and even a tiny pinch of platforming. Now dropping their public alpha demo to Steam. Both the Linux and Windows PC build are available on Itch.io DRM-free. But only for a limited time of 15 days. Lichenvale is a solo project by Filip Zemljak, a former Ubisoft developer gone indie.
Inspired by 90’s hits like Hexen and Quake, Lichenvale is a retro style game. So gameplay offers up fast-paced melee action mixed with the tactical use of spells. Not to mention dashing around your enemies (Shift key). This singleplayer title will feature a story mod with up to 10 maps full of various progressively difficult mobs. Both regional and main bosses, as well as some light puzzling. Those seeking an adventure are awaited in the New Game+ mode in Lichenvale.
Lichenvale Alpha Demo Trailer
To play the Linux build, just unzip file. Then from command line, run “sh Lichenvale.sh”. Also, if you run into graphic issues, reduce your settings. And also be sure to play the Alpha Demo. Since this is an intro to the game. Likewise, be sure to use your Shift key to dash and Space to jump. Spoiler, you’ll need this combination when you start a New Game. Which is developed using Unreal Engine 4, and the Lichenvale gameplay is surprisingly smooth.
The Lichenvale Alpha Demo features two levels for the upcoming game. The tutorial is short and to the point. While offering up approximately 30 to 60 minutes gameplay, depending on your skill level. Everyone will be able to download the demo in the period of 15 days on Steam and Itch.io.
Hopefully, offering feedback with the developer on Discord.