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Our Darker Purpose (now at pre-alpha demo v2 Kickstarted)
« on: June 22, 2013, 12:32:03 PM »
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750899614/our-darker-purpose-0
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=147390204   Steam Greenlight

5 days and $15K remaining

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Introduction

When her teacher stepped out of the classroom a month ago, Cordy never imagined he would be gone for good. Now her fellow students have turned on each other as the school descends into chaos. Cordy must battle feral classmates and dangerous creatures as she ascends to the cruel Administrators’ offices atop the Edgewood Home for Lost Children.

Our Darker Purpose is a top-down, rogue-like action RPG that combines the ingenuity of genre-defining classics with the expansiveness and accessibility of modern day action adventure games. The gameplay is steeped in a variety of influences ranging from A Link to the Past to The Binding of Isaac to Diablo. We love games with great mechanics and awesome, bizarre storylines, and that’s what we’re creating with Our Darker Purpose.

Each playthrough features a unique set of procedurally generated levels. Death is permanent, but your accomplishments earn you resources to buy lesson and upgrades in the afterlife... and your education lasts forever.  Every game teaches you more about the Edgewood Home for Lost Children, the disappearance of the adults, and the darker purpose of the Administrators.

Key Features:

Fast-Paced, Combat-Oriented Gameplay: Face unique boss encounters and challenging enemy mechanics! The Edgewood Home is a merciless environment. Dodge between fireballs and flying desks while your former classmates try to pummel you into the walls, and that’s just the lower levels…

Character Variety and Customization: Assemble selections of randomized perks and upgrades to reflect your play-style – tanky bruiser, glass cannon, fleet-footed assassin, or anything else. Assemble your skills into devastating combinations… or pick style perks with no benefit at all, at your peril.

Oh Yeah, and It Takes Place in a Sinister Orphanage: Prepare for a an unflinching look at what happens when an already terrifying boarding school/orphanage goes all Lord of the Flies, and try not to get eaten by any of the possessed furniture. Only the psychologically strongest gamers will be able to withstand the insightful taunts of the Administrators themselves…

Our Darker Purpose will be DRM-free and is currently in development for the PC (but we are looking into options for Mac/Linux as well). We're also looking to get greenlit on Steam!

Looks quite promising and has amassed a fair bit of coverage on top of this now public demo---here's hoping they make it!   8)
« Last Edit: June 28, 2013, 12:02:29 PM by getter77 »
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Re: Our Darker Purpose (now at pre-alpha demo v2 and Kickstarting)
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 09:22:19 PM »
Demo updated as they met the funding target with a few hours to spare:

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complete with a bunch of new items, a couple of hidden achievements, and an early version of a new boss. (Hint: flawless and quick playthroughs on hard difficulty will unlock new lessons!)
« Last Edit: June 27, 2013, 11:50:06 AM by getter77 »
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