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Abyss of Souls
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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May 31, 2016 @ 12:55pm
Jun 8 @ 12:47pm
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Finishing off the boss
Description
Release date: Late June 2016
Prologue
Mexodash, a seasoned soul hunter embarks on his adventure to hunt down Axium, the soul lord. First, though he needs to get through to Realm of Higher Souls, crossing dimensions through the Abyss to find the hidden portal. However, there's a powerful Gate Keeper guarding his path, any who ever dared face him.. haven't survived..

Game style
The game itself is a strategic TDS, where you need to be careful how you play. You can't just spam click and win, you've really got to think/practice or you'll end up dead more than alive. This is because running/shooting consumes energy, and moving on its own is very limited, as most the enemies can easily outrun your normal walking speed. Not only that but most weapons consume souls, which you can't live without, meaning every shot consumes the very power that keeps you alive!

The game revolves around three main weapons, the Soul Blasters, Soul Destroyer, and Soul Ripper. These are honestly really powerful when used right, and each have their own strengths/weaknesses.

Soul Blasters
The Soul Blasters have a special mechanic, which allows you to steal souls 20% of the time. This is actually really powerful if you don't miss your shots, because you will recover a lot of souls and essentially be very hard to take down. They're really useful for putting out a lot of damage over time, and they do have a decent all-out-burst damage, making them very versatile, and strong in most fights.

Soul Destroyer
The Soul Destroyer is more of a super burst weapon, having insane damage, but a high soul & energy cost. It has a special ability: Double damage to targets with 50% souls (health) or less. This makes it an extremely powerful finisher weapon, as the initial burst will put your foe below 50% (if not insta-kill), and the next send them to oblivion!

Soul Ripper
The Soul Ripper is what you're looking for if you want to take down a huge stack of enemies, it's ability to "rip through souls" allows you to shoot through targets, and essentially take down multiple enemies at once. The weapon is really well rounded and easy to use in most situations, from mid to short range. You'll always want to be careful with your positioning though, because if you position yourself right, you'll end up destroying multiple enemies at once all the time!

System Requirements
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
2GB Ram
DirectPlay (windows 8/10 usually needs to install this)

It runs 200+ FPS on these specs (even most intense battles don't go below):
1.9 Ghz Quad core processor
AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7600M Dual Graphics
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Jun 7, 2016 @ 11:03pm
What do you guys think should be the price?
jisan.mexude
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28 Comments
Game Development Championship Sep 12, 2016 @ 6:55am 
This game seems pretty good. Simple but fun gameplay.

We are running the Game Development World Championship and would like to see you participate. It's good for your visibility and won't cost you a penny.

You can check it out at www.thegdwc.com .

Good luck with the development!
jisan.mexude  [author] Jun 1, 2016 @ 2:35pm 
Awesome, thanks for the feedback =)
Kay Jun 1, 2016 @ 2:31pm 
@jisan.mexude
With all honesty and sincerity, no. Greenlight is probably not right for this. But that doesn't mean quit or scrap it. Steam isn't the be-all-end-all of PC gaming. I highly recommend Itch.io as a more suitable location. Many games do really, really well on Itch.io, AND they do let you monetize games so it's not like putting it up for free.

It's the same way that you wouldn't take your child to the veterinarian or your cat to your auto mechanic. Things have their proper place, and there's not wrong with that.
skull_trumpet.gif Jun 1, 2016 @ 2:28pm 
My suggestion is to take this down and upload it on itch.io or Gamejolt.
jisan.mexude  [author] Jun 1, 2016 @ 2:26pm 
Well honestly the greenlight is probably wishful thinking at this point, don't you think? =P

However, what "I'm not here to please anyone in particular" means, it means I didn't make this game for one person, I look at the people as a whole, if you have a suggestion, at least have the decency to post it without putting hate in your comment, or you'll just get ignored.
skull_trumpet.gif Jun 1, 2016 @ 12:26pm 
"I'm not here to please anyone in particular"

Oh, so you don't want people to Greenlight this?
Kay Jun 1, 2016 @ 10:54am 
The voice-over in the video had me soured against this project before I'd even seen gameplay, and nothing I saw after improved my opinion. This is amateur, and the retro-style is overplayed and has over-stayed its welcome. The action itself may have been something if the game didn't look like a NES-era reject, but I expect a higher standard in 2016.
Marmalade Chainsaw Jun 1, 2016 @ 9:33am 
Your game IS here for us to 'rate', including the graphics; that's the whole point of the voting thing.

"Pro tip:" People aren't psychic. Even if your game isn't finished, we'll assume that what we're shown is representative of the final product.
Koro Jun 1, 2016 @ 6:28am 
There are only four tiles...
sparkes Jun 1, 2016 @ 5:30am 
You've got to learn your craft somewhere. This game isn't going to hit Steam but I think the lessons you learn here will be valuable.