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Game News Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones backer demo released, coming late 2018

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Sep 26, 2017.

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    Tags: Cultic Games; Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

    You might remember Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, the impressive-looking Lovecraftian turn-based by Cultic Games that was successfully Kickstarted last June. We haven't reported about since then, but development of the game has progressed at a steady pace, with meaty bi-monthly Kickstarter updates. By last month, it'd apparently come far enough that the developers were able to commit to a release date at the end of 2018. That announcement has been followed up with the release of a backer demo yesterday. The demo is very much a private affair and there are no fancy trailers to show, so I thought I'd share a couple of videos from Stygian's past updates instead. Specifically, from last month's update about the game's character creation and January's update about its inventory system.


    Our users who have played it report that the backer demo is surprisingly good, with impressive production values, a convincing Lovecraftian atmosphere and novel use of RPG mechanics, although it might have a bit too much combat. You can read their impressions here. Maybe we should start paying more attention to this game. If you didn't back Stygian when it was on Kickstarter, it's available for preorder on Cultic's website.
     
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    Nice art, clean and solid. I checked the trailer of the gampelay video and I don't quite really like how it looks in work, but I'll 100% play the game. It appears interesting to me.
     
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    Can't wait to see it in its full glory. Everything looks quite promising so far.
     
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    Ok, this looks interesting. Quite good so far in fact. Not sure how it will play out, and I'm not for backing kickstarters and such. But if it comes out, I'll get it.
     
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    The demo is indeed quite good for those who are intrigued. Feel very good about backing these guys.
     
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    Yeah this one was a positive surprise. I occasionally back off-the-wall slightly weird indie projects and normally don't expect all that much from them, but this one is shaping up really nicely -- easily the most genuinely Cthulhoid computer game I've played, just oozing with atmosphere, and the gameplay is pretty solid too.

    Plus it encourages all kinds of depravity in properly Lovecraftian fashion. Your healing potion is a nice little intravenous opiate fix for example.
     
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    Reminds me of Arcanum. Good stuff.
     
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    I will definitely play this game. Creepy Jack the Ripper style of Academic Archetype fits me well.
     
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    Interesting game. I'm curious to see how it's like to play as an Esoteric Aristocrat.
     
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    Is it the first CRPG with aging system since Darklands?
     
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    Grimoire has aging.
     
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    Solid looking shit.
     
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