Phew, where have I been?! Jumping around from project to project and in general just doing busy work this year so far, but I have a real tangible thing to bring to you all now, and I’m super excited to share it with you!
Announcing the newest ARPG, Saints of the Shadows!
SotS! A game of shapeshifting Saints living in two worlds. Heroes of their world (whether big or small) who journey into the Shadows to retrieve the abundant Soul within it’s labyrinthian landscapes. During the Open Beta you’ll be playing as a Fatalis from The Village. A picturesque and peaceful town nestled in a verdant valley in the world of Peace.
We are launching a FULLY PLAYABLE Open Beta!
Over the next week we will be migrating onto our group: SaintsoftheShadows! Our Artist and Co-Founder darkmoondancer will be putting up all our Day 1 Adopts on October 17th to coincide with the group members gaining posting permissions! Keep an eye on the Group and the DevUser SaintoftheShadow to see everything as it goes public, in real-time! ( Hit those Watch Buttons! ;D )
Opening week adopts will be coming as Free Raffles, First Come Flats, Flaffles, Auctions, and each player’s first adopt will be 50% off!
We also have a make-your-own system that you can start playing immediately on the 17th regardless of when you get your first Adoptable. All our make-your-owns have both in character and out of character ways to transition to Adoptable characters with little to no progression loss!
Unlike other ARPG launches, Saints of the Shadow isn’t promising anything that isn’t already complete. Co-Founder Strikingcrayon has built an entirely unique and robust RPG game engine to handle the implementation and playability of SotS branching quest lines, its four loot systems, the multiplayer “Clan” content, the growing story arc, and weekly events; Hybridizing the free-form roleplay of typical ARPGs, the old school flair of choose your own adventure games, and the principles of modern TTRPG algorithmic structures.
You’ll level up your characters Statistics and increase their Rank by submitting your creative works as descriptors of their grand adventures! The choices the community members make as a whole will shape the direction of the grand overarching story! You’ll collect all kinds of loot for your characters, join multiplayer Clans to take on the biggest challenges, and trade with other players to collect all the Traits to customize your Adopts to your heart's content!
It’s our hope that this Open Beta, launching on October 17th, will culminate with full player-facing automation on our offsite web game (in-development) but we’ve created SotS to run natively on DeviantArt indefinitely, regardless of that goal.
Please come hang out in our discord: discord.gg/8q6B4wW to keep apprised of all the comings and goings during our pre-launch week.
Also, did we mention ALL systems of dice rolling will be public in our discord!? Come watch those sweet loot rolls ;D
See you in the worlds of Peace and Shadow!