Indie games have really hit the spotlight this year and the indie industry as a whole has really hit new heights as well and I hope to see this trend continue next year. One of the first indie games of 2012 is going to be Chaosoft Games’ EvilQuest. The game is looking to be a fantastic retro looking Action-RPG where you get to play the villain. We have been following the progress of this game for a while now and are looking forward to its release. Learn more about the game from the press release and the images below.
Chaosoft Games announces EvilQuest, their latest title for the Xbox Live Indie Games service. The game will launch January 4th 2012 for 80 Microsoft Points ($1 U.S.).
EvilQuest turns the Action-RPG genre on its head by putting the player in the role of a villain bent on world domination, rather than the traditional role of a hero trying to save the world.
As the dark knight Galvis, the player begins the story by staging a daring escape from an imperial prison and unleashes his lust for vengeance and power on a world that is ripe for the taking. As the story progresses, Galvis will gain untold power, ultimately leading to a confrontation with the gods themselves. The outcome will determine the fate of the world and decide who is worthy to wield ultimate power.
EvilQuest features a wide variety of environments, enemies, and boss creatures – all created in retro style with 100% original artwork, animation, and music. In addition to fighting monsters, Galvis will also terrorize the residents of several towns and must avoid imperial agents seeking to re-capture him.
The goal of the game is for Galvis to take revenge on his captors as well as unlock the secret power of four legendary seals. Players will find a variety of weapons, items, and magic spells to increase their power as they play through the quest. The game also allows the player to customize areas of proficiency during level-ups by assigning points to particular attributes.
- Dark and genre-defying dialogue and story
- Fast-paced action-RPG gameplay
- Retro-style original graphics
- Original musical score
- Game world full of mysteries and twists to explore
- Multiple levels of melee & ranged attacks through weapon charging system
- 15 unique dungeon levels and overworld areas
- 14 different spells with a variety of purposes and effects
- Over 10 challenging boss fights
- Dozens of pieces of equipment and items to discover
ABOUT CHAOSOFT GAMES:
Chaosoft Games is an independent game devlopment company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is a licensed business privately owned and funded by founding partners Josh Ferguson & Forrest McCorkle. Chaosoft Games expanded its team to include Michael Hogan during the development of EvilQuest. Chaosoft Games previously released the title Chaos Shift for Xbox Live Indie Games in November 2010 and has been actively developing a number of independent game titles since 2008.