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App description: About Ember
Back in the earliest days, there was no sun and the world was dark. The heavens opened up and stars fell like beacons into the pitch black world, and they were known as Embers. Powerful and wise druids of a primordial race, the Lightbringers," roamed the orb searching for this luminous matter. They performed a ritual of awakening to call the Embers out of their deep sleep. Suddenly the world became bright, and the veil of darkness was lifted. The Embers were the embodiment of magical flame, light, and life, but as word spread about the sheer power of the Embers, they came to be hunted and capturedand so the War for Ember began
From the tome Restoration of the Lightbringer

Gameplay overview

A passion project 10 years in the making, Ember is a homage to classic role-playing games. Ember features a deep branching story, endless exploration across dynamic and living environments, a robust skill tree, and an intricate crafting system. In Ember, players are resurrected as a Lightbringer and summoned to protect the dying Embers as the world is on the brink of collapse. Beginning in the Deep Barrows, players traverse vast environments divided between aboveground and underground realms ranging from lush forests to dry deserts and dark abysses to reach the City of Light. The story unfolds through encounters with strangers, and players are forced to decide their destiny by making pivotal decisions.

Key features

Classic-style, role-playing game with 30+ hours of epic adventure
Epic storytelling filled with fascinating characters, lore, adventure, and humor
Over 70 quests with diverse gameplay enabling players to choose their path
Engaging party-based real-time combat system with tactical pause
Over 65 combat skills for the player to use in customized battle party strategy
Encounter hundreds of NPCs with their own tales to tell
In-depth crafting system, from baking bread to forging magic weapons
More than 20 handcrafted environments and shadowy dungeons
Meet different companions with their own backstory quests
Experience dynamic weather and time of day system

Repulsa's comments:

I had no idea this was even coming out!
09-14-2016, 01:03 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 707
Nice find! I would love a video about this and some gameplay impressions before jumping in. Still working on my backlog

09-14-2016, 01:24 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 641
I was wondering if this would be out in the next few days. I saw it had just launched on Steam.
Just click the link in the first post and you will see a short video linked to the app.
09-14-2016, 01:28 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,413
Backlog be damned
Take my money Haha
Seriously this is too good to pass up
09-14-2016, 01:37 PM
2.8 Gb download size. Better clear up some space before buying.
09-14-2016, 01:48 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 651
I feel like I should have known about this. Looks great.
09-14-2016, 02:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,413
Originally Posted by Egokiller View Post
2.8 Gb download size. Better clear up some space before buying.
Oh wow! No joke
Space is a concern too oh well willl make room
09-14-2016, 02:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,230
I had forgotten this was even coming, jumping in!
09-14-2016, 02:20 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 651
Looking forward to hearing some thoughts. This and Quest HD expansion. Hmmmm...choices. Probably have to get both

Last edited by ashmike3; 09-14-2016 at 02:23 PM.
09-14-2016, 02:36 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 669
Is this a complete new game or a remake? Looks good but don't know anything about the game. Looking forward to reviews and first impressions