Platform: PC, Linux, OS X
Release Date: February 20, 2015 (Early Access)
Genre: Action, Indie, RPG
500 Years ago the demon sorceress Abys was sealed away beneath her fortress by 4 legendary heroes and a 5th forgotten one. Over time, no longer held stable by Abys' magic, the fortress sank into the earth, becoming a haven for foul creatures, dark magicks, and the refuse of the Over-World. The fortress, now deep beneath the earth, became known as The Catacombs, and kids from all over found themselves drawn into its shadows - seeking riches, power, knowledge, and escape. Now, coming-of-age ceremonies and criminal sentences alike all revolve around plumbing the depths of The Catacombs, and the legend of Abys has been all but forgotten. Some say she yet sleeps in the dark below, the seals that keep her contained growing ever-weaker.
What Lies Beneath
Catacomb Kids is a procedurally generated platformer, with an equal emphasis on quick reactions, tactical engagement, and strategic character growth. Wield swords, spears, axes, and daggers -- unleash powerful magicks to burn, freeze and poison foes with -- overcome traps and beasts both deadly and unrelenting.
The game is streamlined but not "simple", featuring a system where basic elements interact to create complex outcomes and stories. Lure monsters into combat with one another or take advantage of environmental hazards to trick your foes into their own bloody demise. The world is your crafting space, allowing you to create new items and tools from within the game-space itself, never needing to farm materials or navigate a menu to demonstrate your cleverness.
March 5, 2017: PAX East Minibooth![edit | edit source]
Just wanted to give y'all a heads up that I'll be showing Catacomb Kids at PAX East in Boston later this week as a part of the INDIE MINIBOOTH! It'll be my first time showing the game officially at any sort of convention or expo type thing, so if you're in the area come say what's up and maybe gimme a high five or something!
Unfortunately this does mean that the next build won't be coming until after I get back from Boston. I was hoping to have it out in February but obviously that didn't happen -- With GDC going on and PAX stuff to prepare for, I was mostly bogged down in the whole "email and business and taxes" side of game dev that nobody likes to admit actually takes time. That side sucks, yo.
Anyway, wish me luck!