Beamdog has announced its latest project, MythForcewhich looks very different than its usual fare.
Inspired by cartoons from the 80’s, the early access game combines sword and sorcery with first-person combat in a roguelite adventure. With a dungeon set in the ever-changing Castle of Evil, you can go it alone or team up with up to three friends.
As a cartoon hero, you level up as you explore the dungeon and discover magical artifacts and upgrades. During your time in the game you will acquire legendary weapons and use powerful magic to crush hordes of enemies. The game offers replayability as each attempt to complete the dungeon is different and you will find different treasures, traps and horrors with each playthrough.
Each hero in the game has their own unique abilities. These characters are Victoria the Knight, Rico the Rogue, Maggie the Mage, and Hawkins the Hunter. These champions are all that stands between Eldryth and the vampire lord Deadalus.
Alongside this news, it was announced that Beamdog has been acquired by Aspyer Media, a subsidiary of Embracers Saber Interactive.
Known for bringing RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape: Torment to desktop, tablet and modern consoles, Beamdog will operate as an independent studio within Aspyr.
Founded in 2009 by former BioWare bosses Trent Oster and Cameron Tofer, Beamdog is one of Canada’s most established game studios with 80 artists, designers and developers. Through the acquisition, Aspyr will add an experienced North American development team, which will continue to be led by Oster.
The two companies will be working closely together on MythForce, which will release Aspyr as an Early Access title on the Epic Games Store on April 20th.
https://www.vg247.com/aspyr-media-acquires-beamdog-which-is-working-on-a-cartoonish-roguelite-adventure-game Aspyr Media acquires Beamdog, which is working on a cartoon-style roguelite adventure game