Priest an exorcist simulator coming to Windows and hopefully Linux via Steam. So next year players will be able to play the role of an exorcist who deals with a series of demonic possession in a mysterious village.
Priest is also a new indie game from the Delirma studio. Offering, demanding gameplay, a dark history, numerous RPG elements and unconventional graphic design.
So expect the release on the Steam in the summer of 2019. But what about Linux?
“The games is on unity engine, I will talk about linux with dev.
Ok, we can make Linux build. “
So this reply comes from the PR team. Needless to say, more detail is incoming, since the release is a ways off.
But the fact that Unity 3D is the game engine of choice. Well that just gives us a whole pile of hope for this upcoming title. That being said, the purpose of this post is to share details of this unique game. And hopefully share some Tux Love?
Priest is created by a new, small studio from Poland – Delirma. The creators in the project previously worked on several other games (including Unlucky Seven). The publisher will be Ultimate Games, working with such titles as Ultimate Fishing Simulator, Darkest Hunters and Earthworms.
As Delirma indicates, Priest is the first such large game referring to exorcism. While the creators ensure that their production will offer both an original and engrossing approach to the subject. The main element of the game is exorcism. Meaning casting out unclean forces from possessed people.
Which, given that the trailer below could have an element of humour. Since the animations get a chuckle out of me.
The game’s action is set in a mysterious village. Hence a series of unexplained possessions taking place.
“Priest is a combination of Christian mythology with dark fantasy. We based it upon real testimonies concerning exorcism as well as general works of pop culture, i.e. novels, films and series. Black metal and Polish folklore also inspired us. So there will be a number of relevant references” – says one of the creators of the new game, Michał Jod.
Priest – Announcement Trailer (Windows, hopefully Linux)
So the gameplay will be about driving out demons from the bodies of possessed villagers. The player will need to adapt actions to the specific case. While selecting the correct remedy to use.
For example, prayers or equipment. At the same time, one needs to remember about the condition and strength of the exorcist. Since the creators explain, the gameplay will be varied. So there will be numerous additional motives.
Including, for example, using the assistance of previously rescued persons.
“We give a lot of freedom. The player determines the path of action and the method. There are several dozen demons in the village to be dealt with. The development of the exorcist also has a wide range. It concerns features and specific skills. All grouped under several different schools of exorcism. What’s equally important, Priest will not be a so-called self-play. You will also face a real challenge. Even if the player decides on co-op” – adds Michał Jod.
Priest will make its debut on the Steam in the summer of 2019. While we know that Windows will see suppport. It’s also hopeful that a Linux will be in the mix as well.