505 Games and N-Fusion Interactive have announced that Ember, a classically made role-playing game, will see the light of day on Steam starting September 7th next week.
Ember centers around a resource known as Embers that’s driving a wedge between the inhabitants of the world. Everyone wants this special resource even when a many of them don’t know what it does. Players take on the role of the Lightbringer, attempting to unfold a branching story while learning more about the druids from which the Lightbringer descends, and the Embers that everyone is seeking.
The game takes a lot of inspiration and shares some similarities to the Wizards of the Coast games from back in the late 1990s and early aughts. Jeff Birns, CEO and creative director of N-Fusion Interactive commented about the game and the inspiration behind the title, stating in the press release…
“It’s been exhilarating to see how much Ember has grown in the ten years since we began conceptualizing the title, especially as the gaming landscape has shifted away from these type of RPGs with some exceptions,” […] “In what started as a love letter to classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate, Diablo and Ultima turned into a passion project by our team and it’s thanks to 505 Games that allowed us this opportunity to realize our vision.”
Birns talked more about the game in an interview that was conducted by ShackNews early in the month that you can check out below, where you get to see some of the gameplay in action, the combat and some of the art-style.
The isometric gameplay and dark, medieval-Gothic themes definitely makes me think of Diablo . The game will see players traveling through various regions and teaming up with different characters to complete quests.
There will be 20 hours worth of gameplay, 70 unique quests to complete, real-time combat with pause, and 20 handcrafted environments to explore, just like in the old days. There’s also a crafting system implemented with more than 150 recipes to acquire.
You can look for the game to launch on September 7th next week for $9.99. For more info feel free to visit the official website.