Today, My Next Games’ first-ever crack at game development, Soulblight, went live on Square Enix Collective. The dark top-down roguelike RPG is currently in development for PC.
What is Soulblight?
Soulblight is a topdown roguelike – more specifically, “rougelite” – that takes the genre’s mechanics and expands on them. The game is built around the literal meaning of RPG. Instead of XP grinding, it introduces a unique Taint System. While traveling through the shattered reality of the Temple, you will receive personality traits based on your choices. These will be the main source of your strength. To harness them, you will have to act accordingly. Becoming an alcoholic means that you will be rewarded for getting drunk, but from that point being sober might prove to be unbearable.
A unique Taint System designed to encourage role playing.
Tons of weapons, armor, and utility items.
Dynamic and tactical combat build around stamina management and distance control.
Optional stealth approach that complements fighting.
Randomly generated, visually breathtaking levels.
High difficulty level emphasized by permadeath mechanics.
Story in Soulblight revolves around the invasion of the Pyrope Horde. No one knows where did the crystal covered beasts come from. But the fact remains, they did come. As conventional methods of warfare proved themselves useless against the aggressor mankind has no other choice but to turn to the Ancients and their secret of forgotten technology.
Holding it is the legendary Soulblight – tree growing in the center of the abandoned Sanctuary. The prophecy says that wisdom to create powerful machinery awaits those who will drink from the roots of the tree. But beware wisdom has a price. Will you dare to find Soulblight and bring peace to this broken world?
As you may have noticed the game is being published by Square Enix Collective. What is Square Enix Collective? Well essentially, it’s Square’ helping small teams build awareness for their games by helping them publish. The studio retains full creative control and rights to the IP. You can read more about it here.
Soulblight currently has no release date information. However, it does have a new gameplay trailer. Check it out below: