Game Developers Fishing Cactus is inviting players to stop worrying about their kill-death ratio, and start working on their words per minute, when they release Epistory, an atmospheric adventure typing game which will hit Steam Early Access on Sept. 30, 2015.
Featuring an aesthetic inspired by origami, the Japanese art of folding paper, Epistory’s narrative-driven gameplay literally unfolds as the plot progresses. The game begins in a world that is completely white — a blank slate of canvas that is the author’s mind. As the writer begins the story, the vivid fantasy world takes shape, including its heroine, a young girl riding atop a majestic fox.
What is really different and unique about Epistory is that the entire game will be controlled solely with the keyboard. All actions, from combat to menu navigation, are performed by typing words. The game will also feature a dynamic difficulty level that will adjust in real time based on players’ typing skill.
Players cast spells by typing in specific words to mine minerals, open treasure chests and defeat enemies. Doing so rewards the player with Inspiration, which is not only used to upgrade the heroine’s abilities, but also unlock more of the map to explore.
As players moves through the world, they will even find dungeons with spells that will not only provide them with a new way to approach combat, but will also enable them to venture through previously barricaded areas. As the game progresses words must be typed in a specific order and at certain speeds, expanding the mechanics of the typing genre.
“Our first priority is creating an atmospheric adventure the likes of which gamers have never seen,” says Bruno Urbain, CEO, Fishing Cactus. “With a gorgeous art-style, an innovative control scheme and a fantastic story, Epistory will deliver just that.”
More information about Epistory can be found at http://www.epistorygame.com/