Learn to Fight. Fight to Heal. Heal to Win.
Shaman is a third-person action-adventure where players use long forgotten magics to restore honor to an ancient order of Chinese Wudang Shaman. Players will learn the shamanistic art of elemental spell forging and then use what they create to try to exercise 18 ancient demons and defeat the two-thousand-year-old evil that threatens to destroy their homeland. The first of six episodes is slated for a May 2014 release on PC, MacOS, and Linux.
FOUR PILLARS OF GAME PLAY
Explore ancient sites that have been untouched for 2000 years. Navigate through a colorful, cinematic landscape experience and move through beautifully composed comic-like panels as you take in the mountain’s sites and sounds.
Along your path up the mountain, you will need to gather tools and medicinal components from among the fields and ruins, all while making sure to avoid the shadows which hunt you.
3. Forging of Seals
Following century old instructional recipes, players will forge their collected components into strong medicines and magics such as Yellow Palm Boundless Fist, Black Soot Tea, and Tears of the Bamboo Princess. How well you perform the recipe will determine the medicines overall effectiveness.
4. Confronting the Shaman
All of the previous actions finally culminate in your true mission: seeking out each of the Shaman and confronting them in ceremonial, arena-style elemental combat. You must survive their attacks long enough to test if the cure you have developed is strong enough to extract the demon which controls the Shaman. If you have prepared the right combination of medicines and survive the Shaman’s elemental attacks, then their soul will finally be freed from its dark prison and the Shaman’s sacred honor will be restored. However, if your cure is ineffective against the shadow’s magic you will have to flee and continue to develop your cure.
Players assume the role of Pipa, a young fisherman’s daughter. Your mother is the village Shaman and you are well versed in traditional Chinese medicine and simple healing magics. It is because of this elemental knowledge that you are most aware of the imbalance that has been moving across the land. There are few fish in the water and fewer birds in the trees. Your village lies in the shadow of the great Wudang mountain, where a great evil has lived unchecked for thousands of years. The village has given much of their food supply in offering and they are slowly beginning to starve. Some among the village believe it’s your mother’s fate to confront the evil, but she has not the strength to face the mountain spirits. So, led by your desire to set things right and fueled by a fierce temper you decide to take one of your father’s boats, work your way up river, and confront the mountain’s evil yourself. If only you knew what you were up against…
The game is being released in 6 episodes, with the first episode targeted for release during the 2014 summer season. The first episode will see the player arriving at the base of the mountain, making their way through the inner passes and up to the first set of peaks where they will explore the first of the five great monasteries.