Magic meets mystery in Echoes of the Fey, a series of detective stories in a world of high fantasy. Play as Sofya Rykov, a private investigator with a secret of her own: she’s the only Human who can wield magic. Each episode is a narrative-heavy adventure game with branching story-lines and a standalone plot. Developed in Unreal Engine 4, The Last Sacrament forms the next installment of the ongoing series. Sofya’s loyalty grows divided when she is hired for one job and blackmailed into another. Sofya’s childhood love and the Emperor’s daughter, Katerina, seeks her protection from threats near the border. Katerina’s rival Nikolai, a ruthless local politician, needs a dangerous drug stolen from the powerful Krovakyn Church and has the leverage to force Sofya to do it. All the while, Katerina and Nikolai clash over control over the city—and Sofya’s heart.
Short gameplay demo for the upcoming visual novel from Woodsy Studio, Echoes of the Fey: The Last Sacrament. Features two dialog sections and a alpha release version of the tutorial mini-game.
The Echoes of the Fey series mixes a high fantasy setting with the mysteries and conspiracies of pulp detective fiction. Play as Sofya Rykov, a private investigator with a secret of her own: she is the only Human able to wield unlimited magic. Her country of Oraz is recovering from a 30-year war between Humans and Leshin (elves) over the use of Fey energy, so her unstable magic is best kept secret.
The Last Sacrament is bigger in scope than anything we’ve made yet, which is why we've started a Kickstarter campaign to complete the game. We’re building the game using Unreal Engine 4. This might seem like an unusual choice for a visual novel. But UE4 allows us to create complex 3D environments and multiple camera angles for each scene, resulting in a more cinematic experience.
We’re also adding a unique gameplay element in the form of a mini-game called RiftRealms. This is a tabletop game that exists in the world of Echoes of the Fey, and as Sofya you can play with other characters. We thought this would be an interesting way to showcase each character’s personality based on how they treat you as a Dungeon master. It also explores the question: what do people fantasize about in a fantasy world?
The free downloadable demo contains the first few scenes and a RiftRealms tutorial. Once you try it out, please let us know what you think!
Recommended MINIMUM requirements on LOW settings:
Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
AMD 7500 or NVIDIA GT 555M video card
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz
2 GB free hard drive space