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Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Pimander Greenlit & Desura Release!
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Release date: April 20th 2015 (Desura), Steam release TBA.
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Synopsis

Imagine ideas of morality and nature could be personified and made flesh, as real people who walked the Earth. While such avatars appear naturally, some can be created through powerful sorcery. The sorceress Pandora intends to incarnate an Avatar of Justice, a minor deity to send into the hive of scum and villainy known as Three Cities. There it will confront the mighty avatar Avarice and his allies, though many obstacles still remain. You adventure in this world as a supernatural being yourself, for reasons of your own.

Spiritual power has grown in this world. The ideas that people have toward morality and nature are manifesting as living avatars that stride the Earth. The moral avatars known as Vices and Virtues create cults in an effort to increase their power, for the thoughts of the devoted give them strength. The mightiest and most popular avatars shower the faithful with their just rewards. Yet not all are known, and the weakest are little thought of.

Most mysterious of all are the natural avatars who prefer to lurk in the background. These fickle creatures may enjoy the occasional drama, but they quickly hide away again. These beings need no cult, for people unwittingly feed them with power regardless. Some are alarmingly powerful.

Among the humans, gifted individuals are evolving into the Awoken, beings who manifest psychic power but feed upon the energy of others. The Awoken have diverse allegiances among avatars of every sort and none, with some preferring their own company to a so-called benefactor.

You enter this world in a form of your choice. You could walk this world as the reborn avatar Mercy, a fragment of the greater avatar of Justice. But you could also choose Virgil, a powerful Awoken with his own vendetta to pursue against Avarice, the Vice of Three Cities.

The Game

Pimander is a roaming beat 'em up, in which YOU must overcome the challenges of your chosen character's story. Guide them to victory!
  • You can expect to fight alone and with allies, but mostly with allies. Your allies will be a strong resource, so be sure to use them wisely.
  • Your enemies will also mostly have allies; approach each challenge as a puzzle to be unpicked.
  • Sometimes, aggression will do. Other times, particular enemies should be dealt with first, or arcane artefacts should be brought under your control.
  • Blend arcane magic with brutal close combat as you see fit.
  • Watch the battlefield and decide on your approach!

The Citadel

The Citadel is an independent town in the region of Three Cities. It is a refuge from that place.

"Welcome to the Citadel, ancient bastion of forgotten sorcerers. Over millennia the Citadel has spread from its mountaintop into a burgeoning town ruled by the smith-god Wayland. Here ordinary humans live peacefully alongside others with evolved powers, called Awoken, and tame humanoids created by sorcery."

"Away to the west of the Citadel lies the metropolitan area of Three Cities, playground of Pandemonium, prince of demons. This city is full of spiritual power. The values people believed in became born into the world as avatars known as the Vices and Virtues. A war for souls took place in which many of the Virtues were slain."

Mercy's Story...

"Perched above the Citadel's town lies the Sanctuary, hiding place of the ancient Awoken sorceress Pandora. It is here that Pandora is attempting to reincarnate the slain Virtue of Justice. So far, only her aspect of Mercy has been reborn."

Virgil's Story...

"In this place Virgil leads a clan of Awoken living in the shadow of the Vices. A plague has forced him to seek out Walter, an old friend living in the safety of the Citadel. The night train has now carried Virgil to the Citadel, where Walter patiently awaits his arrival."

Pandemonium's Freeplay Mode...

"Pandemonium personifies the darker nature of humanity. Explore the Citadel as Pandemonium, doing whatever, wherever you please with a Fallen Angel companion."

Website

More information is available on the Official Website.
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Sep 9, 2014 @ 10:05am
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Tilveran
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Feb 5, 2014 @ 6:04am
добовляйте поиграем посмотрим)
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Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:52am
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Tilveran  [author] Jun 16 @ 7:00am 
I'm still in the same situation. It's too much of a pain to make a corporate entity in France and I can't deal with Steam as a private individual. Maybe if I move back to the UK sometime. In the background I did upgrade the engine from Unity 3.x to Unity 5.x and implemented their GI lighting system. It looks boss. I had some trouble with their shader system though, it was a problem everyone was having and I've not checked for a while to see if they've fixed it since I'm busy with another project. If my circumstances change I'll see about upgrading Pimander again to the latest Unity engine... I kinda wish there was much better controller support too, I have mine working but a friends didn't, so y'know it's a quality of life thing that I'd like everyone to enjoy.
devotee Jun 11 @ 6:25pm 
Almost a year later... Any news on the Steam release?
S.T.A.R.S Leon S. K. Sep 1, 2015 @ 7:12am 
What bureaucratic? :(
Tilveran  [author] Sep 1, 2015 @ 6:45am 
FYI: I'm held up by bureaucratic hurdles. That's the simple version anyway, and hopefully temporary.
S.T.A.R.S Leon S. K. Jul 14, 2015 @ 1:32am 
Are there news about steam release? I hope the game get later steam few trading cards and easy achievements? GL further Tilveran :)
syky_finisher May 12, 2015 @ 12:30pm 
Congratulations for reaching "Greenlit"
Tilveran  [author] Mar 9, 2015 @ 11:07am 
A few days ago I got the Greenlight. Huzzah!

If anyone was wondering where I have been, I've been making a lot more progress publishing through Desura. In fact on the same day Steam gave me the Greenlight, I got news from Desura that they are releasing Pimander on April 20th, a little over a month from now!

Pimander on Desura [www.desura.com]

I still intend to publish through Steam as well. In fact I've been eyeing up things like Steam achievements and the like to add to Pimander, which will give the Steam version something unique. Don't expect the Steam version soon though, because I have quite a few hurdles to jump first.

All the support I get through the Desura version helps me with the Steam version too.
Morphgames Feb 11, 2015 @ 7:55am 
Good Game
robothechris Aug 21, 2014 @ 4:59am 
Vert
The True Mask May 3, 2014 @ 6:03pm 
looks a lot like the Deception series... voted!