From the twisted minds of Avidly Wild Games comes Our Darker Purpose, a roguelike RPG filled with humor, procedurally generated levels and wonderful writing. Taking place in an orphanage and following the story of Cordy, a young child who has been abandoned and left on her own at the Edgewood Home for Lost Children, you must fight to survive. As you see below, following the disappearance of Cordy’s only hope, Mr. L, everyone and everything swirls into the darkness and turns against you.
One day before Cordy’s ninth birthday, however, Mr. L steps out of the room and doesn’t come back. As days go by, the students discover that all the teachers have vanished, and one by one descend into their darker instincts. The strongest arm themselves and prey upon the weak. Things that should not be allowed into the school crawl down through the chimneys and up from the cellars. As Cordy waits at her desk, following Mr. L’s final instructions, various factions battle for control of the Edgewood Home. And when Cordy rises to seek answers from the mysterious administrators who live atop the building, she discovers she has gained powers of her own…
To put it simply, Our Darker Purpose is a deeper, darker, and more expansive version of the game The Binding of Isaac. But don’t even begin to think that this game was made to take from Isaac in any way. Our Darker Purpose contains an immense amount of uniquity and all of its features mix and blend together to make a fantastical cornucopia of horror and humor that this world needs.
Personally, I would love to see this game completely funded before their time is up. Sure, they could use a hefty boost, but what’s $15,000 in 4 days? If we all band together and share this wonderful mix of RPG and roguelike goodness, I believe they can make it. If you read this article and are still on the fence, head over to the Kickstarter page and download the demo. If actually playing the game doesn’t change your mind, I won’t honestly know what to say.
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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…
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.
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