ENTER THE WORLD OF THE ALCHEMENTALIST
Delve deep into this roguelike dungeon while fighting off hordes of enemies, each with unique abilities requiring strategy and reflexes to defeat!
Craft and augment new spells by mining and combining the elements hidden deep within the dungeon!
Use the elemental effects of your spells to alter the very terrain and give yourself massive advantages (be careful though, enemies can do the same)!
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Hidden deep within the secret lore of the wise, lie tales of an ancient order of mages. Theirs was a life lived in the depths of the earth and they delved vast subterranean cities, plumbing the ancient rock for the magical elements that where formed from the bones of the world. One element they prized above all others. They called it the Ember-source and they craved and treasured it, for it was both beautiful and powerful.
It was from this desired element that the name of their order came to be: Ember-mages. No one living knows why or how they vanished from this world, but vanish they did, and today their magnificent caverns lie in ruins, with only death and danger inhabiting them. Magical experiments and powerful abominations guard their secrets from those who dwell above. However, their tales and the seeds of truth that may be contained within have always attracted the brave and the foolhardy. You consider yourself both, and you have vowed to find the truth behind the veil of legend. The journey will be long and black and many dangers await. But, perhaps, at the end of the descent, when you have passed through much toil and weariness, lies a treasure beyond reckoning.
The Ember-source beckons, Alchementalist.
ABOUT THE GAME
Alchementalist is a procedurally generated rogue-like dungeon crawler currently in late prototyping/early alpha phase. At the start of each run, you have access to some fairly standard spells, relating to the four elements fire, water, wind, and earth. As you delve deeper into the dungeon you’ll encounter various ores (which also coincide with the four elements). These ores can be mined by attacking them with your spells and depending on which spell element you are using, alongside the element of the ore, you’ll get different materials from them. Enemies also have a chance of dropping enemy-specific materials. These materials can be used to craft upgrades for your spells (and occasionally your person) or even to craft totally new spells.
Your spells also affect the actual game world and as you upgrade and combine your spell effects, you’ll get access to more and more elemental effects. Here’s an early example of basic fire and water spells being combined to create steam, which makes entities inside it invisible:
There’s a large variety of enemies to fight your way through and they have powers that, if not the same as yours, are at least equal, which means you can combine your spells elemental effect with that of the enemies for emergent chaos in the heat of battle.
DEVLOG IN MINI
Here’s a short video I made showing the different elemental combinations you can make in Alchementalist: I’ve added range upgrades to the spells in order to create bigger “areas” for each effect, and everything is still very much WIP, but the basics are there at least. Now that I’ve got all the base combinations in […]
I’ve been doing a lot of work recently on enemies in Alchementalist. I want to get the game into a state where I can really test different mechanics out and see how the emergent gameplay works, and that means populating the world with a bunch of bad dudes intent on making your life as a […]