Spiders Studio Unveils Their New Fantasy Title, Bound by Flame

By Masoud House

February 28, 2013

Spider Studios and Focus Home Interactive–the creators behind the upcoming off-planet, action-RPG cyberpunk game, Mars War Logs–are bringing another action-RPG our way: a fantasy game named Bound by Flame.

Bound by Flame puts players in the shoes of a customizable player who gets possessed by a fiery demon. Rejection or acceptance of this entity will warp the narrative, changing options available to the player via dialogue and quests. Like Mars War Logs, Bound by Flame will have a three-sided skill-tree that offers Combat, Fire Magic, and Assassination skills. If the design of the games are anything alike, Combat will be like Mars War Logs Combat skill set, giving players access to improved melee and ranged weapons options; Fire Magic like Technomant skills, offering fiery power ups and attacks instead of electricity, and Assassination like Renegade, offering stealthy perks and trap-making abilities.

Customization is said to have a large role in Bound by Flame, where players can choose the gender and look of their character, and the influence of the demon will alter the character as the story continues. Crafting and modding equipment, weapons, and items will also play apart of the game, and there will be some kind of party system that allows the player to recruit allies, and develop a friendship, romance, or rivalry.

Lastly, there will be a bestiary full of creatures from all over the fantasy spectrum, including shadow dragons, liches, the undead, ice creatures, and more. The only screenshot that was released was that of one of the monsters (which you can see above in the feature image), an troll or ogre-like creature spawned from the earth.

Bound by Flame is said to be the bigger project of the two games being developed by Spiders Studio, with Mars War Logs being released digitally this Spring, and Bound by Flame set to release on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC at the end of this year.

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Masoud House

Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.

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