Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones 2D horror RPG announced

stygian reign of the old ones 2d horror rpg announced for linux mac windows

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones is a 2D horror RPG announced for Linux, Mac and Windows via Steam. Full of loss, madness and set in the strange worlds of HP Lovecraft.

So this upcoming original title developed by Cultic Games offers a mix. This includes rich RPG world building and turn-based tactical combat on Linux, Mac and Windows. Also represented using an illustrative 2D visual style. One that manages to be both quaint and terrifying.

While Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones players journey from a doomed Arkham into the depths of the Abyss. You will also create your own character based on one of eight Archetypes. Carving a path through a broken and mysterious world. Doing so in a desperate battle against the forces beyond our comprehension.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones horror RPG Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows)

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones Features:

  • RPG and Turn-based Tactical Combat: A tantalizing mix of gameplay styles keeping strategy at the forefront
  • Experience the Horrors of the Old Ones: Enter H.P. Lovecraft’s sinister world and abandon all hope
  • Combat and Spellcasting: Both will take their toll on your health and sanity. Remember: dark magic always comes with a price
  • Try to Maintain Sanity: See the unseeable as your character struggles to hold on to reality. Sometimes a little insanity can be beneficial in a world gone mad
  • Hand-drawn 2D Graphics: Journey into an illustrated world reflecting cosmic horror and dread

So the magic happens with a unique Belief System mechanic, determining how character sanity is affected by the warped reality. And how sanity can regenerate. It also affects the availability of dialog options. As well as their consequences in a given situation.

Therefore Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones physical combat will be challenging, spellcasting will have dire consequences. And sanity will see a strain all the way to the breaking point by unknown abominations. Sometimes the best solution will be to flee what lurks beyond the threshold.

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones 2D horror RPG is set to release in 2019 on Linux, Mac and Windows. An early (Windows) demo is now available on Steam.

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