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Spellbound
 
 
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Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Aug 4, 2015 @ 10:54am
Jul 27, 2016 @ 7:27pm
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A Message To The Voters + FAQ
Q. Why is the video in 4:3. Does the game not support widescreen?
A. The game was initially for iPad only and has recently been ported to support PC, Mac and Linux. The newer version supports widescreen and has much more real estate on the screen.

Q. What other platforms will the game be released on?
A. When complete, the game will also be released on iPad and Android tablet devices.

Q. Will there be gamepad / controller support?
A. Due to the drag and drop nature of the game, adding gamepad support would not be very trivial, but I would give it a try.

Q. Can I play a demo?
A. You can expect a basic demo version to be ready by the end of this month (August 2015).

Q. How long will the gameplay be?
A. The gameplay will be about 30 odd levels (maps) in the initial version. More levels will be added as free updates to the game.

Description
Release date: March 2017
Prepare to be spellbound...

... literally, by a word-making mechanic (and more) coupled with an adventure in the icy lands of Fiora.
... figuratively, by an enchanting storyline with twists and turns that keep you excited for hours.

Trapped in a frigid setting with hundreds of icy islands to cross, little wizard Elric (or Amy) has but one hope of survival: his ragged sack that can produce large blocks of letters that he can use to bridge the islands by forming meaningful words.

A failed experiment



Somewhere deep in the pine forest exists a laboratory – one that no one knows of. Inside the laboratory is a scientist working endlessly on an experiment. An experiment he thought could change the world. It was finally time.

Dr. Loa: My experiment is finally complete. And now, in a matter of minutes, the whole world will witness it!

Dr. Loa goes forward and pulls a large lever, activating a complex mechanism. A spatter of electric waves follows, unveiling a large metallic device. It was a radio wave transmitter.

The ramp on which the transmitter is placed begins to rise up and above through the circular opening in the ceiling of the dome-shaped laboratory. It comes to rest on the roof of the laboratory.

Dr. Loa: And now, the activation!

With those words, Dr. Loa pulls another lever that activates the transmitter. A radio wave begins spread out throughout the icy region of Fiora.

Dr. Loa: This is it. This is what I have been waiting for all my life! [Evil laughter]

After a few moments of the broadcast, all of a sudden, the ground begins to shake and the lights start getting dimmer. It’s an earthquake!

Dr. Loa: What is happening? No... No... This cannot happen! No! Noooo!

The power goes out. Dr. Loa frantically pushes some buttons, but In vain. His experiment had failed.

Somewhere not so far away...

Without a single clue how he ended up here, little Elric must find his way out of this cold desert. With water separating islands, icicles blocking routes, and glaciers receding rapidly, he must act quick and smart. Thankfully, he finds a ray of hope – a ragged sack lying by him emitting shiny glitter. It doesn’t take him long to realize that the bag was magical. He put his hand in the sack, and pulls out a block with an alphabet on it. Confused, he does that again, trying to make out the puzzle. As he repeats the process another four times, he finds that the letters now make sense. He put together the six letters in the following fashion:

| B | R | I | D | G | E |

“Bridge?” he ponders for a while, and then it clicks to his mind: that’s what he needed to get to the next island! He throws the letters in the water, and the blocks get bigger, floating on water connecting the two islands.

This is how Elric’s adventure begins...

Core Gameplay

Spellbound is a top-down tile-based adventure game that is a mixture of The Legend of Zelda style adventure and Scrabble style word battle with various interactive twists and turns that can engage the player in adventures for hours.

The basic concept is simple: You have two islands you need to connect. You have a pile of letters you extracted from your ragged sack. You must connect the islands by forming Scrabble-style bridge of meaningful words that exist in the dictionary.

Once you drag the letters onto the screen, you must click the Freeze button to freeze the word on water. If the freeze is a success, the letters get attached to the island permanently. Else, the blocks return back to the pile.

Each word earns you gold, which depends on the length of the word you make and the letters you use. For instance, larger words earn a multiplier, and using scarce letters like Q and X adds up 10 gold coins to your money. You can later use this money to buy items from the Blue Penguin’s shop located at various locations throughout the adventure. The items you buy go to your inventory, and make your job easier when used. Bonus items can also be found all over the place that may require extra effort to get.

Mini Games / Additional Gameplay (coming soon)

The Guardian's Unscramble Challenge: The Royal Bird of Fiora seeks your help and you seek his. But you must pass his test before he lets you proceed.

Word War: A unique battle system combined with word play.

Mr. Seleo's Guess Guess Challenge: Mr. Seleo loves games, and he wants you to guess what he's thinking. If you succeed, he shall reward you with a prize. If not... well, you'd rather not disappoint Mr. Seleo.
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ricardocasama Jun 7, 2016 @ 4:36am 
Please, add spanish language.
GRADirious Oct 13, 2015 @ 3:14pm 
Honestly, this doesn't look bad one bit.
shadree Sep 9, 2015 @ 10:10pm 
Reminds me of "Scrabble Journey". Voted YES.
fleon  [author] Aug 15, 2015 @ 8:59am 
@Prince Angel: The music is composed by a fellow collaborator. The game will also have its own OST when it is released.
Arasan Aug 13, 2015 @ 11:36am 
wow. do you compose the music, or do you use royalty free music or what? cool soundtrack. the gameplay is unique, and cool visuals. thumbs up :)
Smokagon Aug 12, 2015 @ 2:26pm 
This game looks awesome, because it's something quite unique. (I've seen any game like that before:Yoru:)
I'd like to talk to you about your game, contact me in case you're interested.
Stir Fry Aug 8, 2015 @ 2:01am 
Lacks depth
Jimmeh Aug 7, 2015 @ 4:42pm 
Novel idea, voted
Flatulent Shadow Aug 6, 2015 @ 6:08pm 
@FleonLabs we saw Spellbound on Steam Greenlight and fell in love. We'd like to promote it! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2G4-nlmKXVeu_r5sRcg4kA
Anonymous Aug 6, 2015 @ 5:58pm 
I don't think I'm this game's target demographic. This looks like something I would have played in elementary school, granted the graphics back in the early 90s weren't this nice on PC. It's a no from me.