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The realm of the living has been corrupted to its core and a storm is coming to change the world order. This storm is you, a mighty Necromancer, a sorcerer who denies death and leads the legions of the dead. Clerics and lords hope to hide behind high walls, but there’s no stronghold to cover them from your wrath. Smite hundreds of those standing in your way and turn them into your tools on a way to a greater purpose.

The Unliving is a dynamic roleplay rogue-lite action with strategic elements. Raise the undead, use numerous spells and explore a mystical world, created in an authentic pixel-art style.


Each fallen foe can be resurrected and added to your army to create unlimited legions of the dead. Turned creatures have their own abilities. For example, a raised priest who was able to bless others will curse your enemies.


Only some of the living are helpless victims. The rest can retaliate against your forces. They hold the line, move in large groups and they have powerful abilities too. They will sell their lives dearly, so you’ll have to show all your undead lord’s talents to defeat them.


The world is generated randomly for each walkthrough and it is created rich with creatures, artifacts, secret rooms and deadly traps. Each part of the world is populated with unique indigenous inhabitants - in villages you can find feeble peasants to easily reinforce your army, in swamps you can lose another one of your lives to pincers of giant Clanchers.


Collect cryptic notes, force out of your enemies answers, study the writings on the ancient artifacts to gather the lost memories of the Necromancer piece by piece, reveal the true nature of his immortality, secrets of his phylactery companion and find out the grim truth about the supreme hierarchies of the Church.


Face the strongest creatures of this world, challenge yourself to show off your skills. Each boss has a unique combat style and abilities and you’ll have to think through your actions to defeat them.


Ability to deny death itself is the greatest secret of the Necromancer. Another mortal strike is merely a setback for him. Take a lesson from your deaths and don’t let your enemies catch you the same way twice.

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Our game is set in a dark fantasy world of hunched overworked serfs, noble-blooded yet debauched aristocrats, and the ever-looming iron fist of Theocracy. This is the world in which an earnest prayer could cause a miracle – but nonetheless very distant from a utopian paradise. The world touched by the other kind of magic: ferocious and unforgiving one.

What can you expect from the story? A plot centered around Necromancer and necromancy; a narrative of commanding hordes of Undead and the price one has to pay to truly understand the Dark Arts – the themes we put a lot of effort to present at the level no game did before. We chose to use indirect storytelling techniques – which might be familiar to many of you from the Dark Souls universe or the film Memento. The big picture and the true reasoning behind the events will gradually unfold as you progress in the game and hunt down scattered clues. We also work on populating the environment with little details telling you their own stories. And there are lot of those in this world! Each new walkthrough will gradually uncover a new piece of the 'plot puzzle' and, eventually, shed the light on who is actually pulling the strings in this story.

Our Hero’s journey will be a challenging task. He will have to lead the undead hordes through eldritch swamps and sealed dungeons, through forsaken and crumbling ruins and grandeur streets of the capital in The Heart of the World. We are planning to populate 5 types of areas with 30 different types of species, each of which can be resurrected as a unique undead creature with its own abilities!

The role of the main adversary in the game is given to The Church – a human faction, creation of which was guided by the image of the late Roman Empire with its belligerent imperialism; and by the epoch of the Holy Inquisition with its omnipresent terror. However, humans are not the only foe you will get a chance to clash with.

And, sometimes you will encounter opponents that cannot be overcome just by brute force, they would require wits and quick tactical thinking. But we believe that eventually, you will take down even the most terrifying of your enemies in The Unliving. Take down and raise them to fight for your cause. The cause only Death has a shot at.

Thanks! You can add The Unliving to your Steam wishlist here: Store.steampowered.com

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