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|Influences||Brogue, Prey 2017, Faustian legend|
|P. Language||Lua (LÖVE2D)|
|Interface||Graphical tiles, Keyboard, Mouse|
|Game Length||several hours|
|Official site of Alchemist|
Alchemist is a low-fantasy roguelike built around the idea of strategically using consumables and crafted tools rather than your character's physical or supernatural might.
- Detailed 64x64 tiles, soft lighting and special effects. Additional eye candy in form of Purkinje shift and water shaders.
- Dynamic weather: rains, fog, wind, storms, with different visuals and gameplay effects.
- Sounds and music (composed specially for the project). Positional sounds.
- Fully fledged dialogue system. A lot of dialogue from main character and npcs.
- Unique alchemy system with raw materials refined into essential components that represent abstract qualities: "something sinister" can be a bat wing, or a spider net, "something verdant" is a bunch of leaves or a young branch, "something boreal" is spearmint oil or glacial water. Those components are then used to create potions and tools.
- A journal cataloguing your quests, known components, creatures and recipes.
- Almost every item in game is a potential source of valuable components. There is no such thing as useless loot.
- Highly interactive environment. A lot of objects in game can be interacted with in many ways, with either bare hands or certain potions: smash barrels, shatter walls, fell trees, start wildfires, then douse them.
- Flavour text for everything: item descriptions, crafting recipes, objects on the map. An enormous library of texts to read for lore enthusiasts.
- Infinite number of locations to mark on your map and subsequently travel to, with procedurally generated descriptions and accompanying dialogue.
- Custom AI for every creature type.
- Combat designed around using your consumables and tools for every fight. Mindlessly punching your enemies is not a valid option.
- Non-combat challenges as well as combat ones.
- Obtain knowledge by finding and reading books. Use that knowledge to unlock new recipes and expand your arsenal.