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Our Darker Purpose
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Release date: Early 2014
Journey to the dark heart of the Edgewood Home for Lost Children in this fiendishly difficult action RPG!

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…


Allocate precious skills

Uncovering Edgewood’s dark secrets will yield valuable experience for Cordy. Each time she levels up, you’ll be able to select from one of two new abilities that she can acquire, depending on your play style and the situation at hand. You will never be as strong as you need to be, so prepare for some nail-biting choices…

Choose your own ghastly fate

The house is different every game, and every level is uniquely generated. But fear not, there’s more than one way to ascend through a dystopic Victorian manor! Pick your route – would you rather battle a feral horde than risk an encounter with the dangerous Capulets? The choice is yours! Of course, each floor offers unique credit tokens to buy new upgrades, so choose wisely…

Acquire eternal powers

Adorable, creepy, stylized Edgewood Home students don’t give up when they fail --- they go to class. Each time you lead Cordy to a fiery (or chalky, or spikey, or venomy, or monstery) demise, you get some time to strategize with your kindly scarecrow guidance counselor. He is happy to offer his one-of-a-kind insight in many academic disciplines…
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An Easy Target May 10, 2016 @ 10:36pm 
I am so glad that this game made it through Steam Greenlight. This masterpiece ought to be known to all.

I'm just sorry I couldn't have pitched in to the Kickstarter.
Oil Jan 9, 2015 @ 9:11pm 
binding of isaac clone
cheterz Apr 1, 2014 @ 2:50am 
[MR]Pe4eHbE Mar 29, 2014 @ 9:26am 
Ну аринципи неплохо!:D
voshchronos Jan 30, 2014 @ 5:51pm 
This looks amazing. I love the Tim Burtonesque style.
Yeppers Jan 29, 2014 @ 2:21pm 
congrats on the launch! Good to see Construct 2 represented on Steam!
NightmareCorporation Jan 28, 2014 @ 1:35pm 
According to RockLeeSmile, this game will hit Steam tomorrow! I am hyped and will definetely buy it as it looks like a lot of fun.
Wurthers Jan 23, 2014 @ 9:20pm 
I'm so stoked for your game! I've followed you since your kickstarter days, but unfortunately never had my own funds to help you out. Rest assured I'll be buying this when it comes out though. Best of luck rolling out the release!!
Cup Pixel Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:52am 
Wow! I am amazed and congratulations!
StarShards Jan 6, 2014 @ 8:28am 
that characters on the title picture... they looks like dont starve characters that were eating too much