Beast Lords, a game being created by James Byrde, is a fun 8bit styled hack n slash Rogue-lite with RPG elements reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link.
You play as the protagonist, a creature from a displaced nomadic tribe. You goal is to find wealth and a place to rebuild your home for future generations to come. With your trusty sword and shield you venture out in to the great unknown, ready to face the dangers that await you. Standing in your way, ready to stop you at every turn, are beasts, ghouls and undead creatures of earth and wind that will stop at nothing to see you fail. Their creators, the Beast Lords, protect their respective temples, which you will need to infiltrate and destroy if you ever wish to protect your new-found homeland. Along your journey you will find capture citizen that will add you with new magics to help you on your journey. You will also stumble upon chests and merchants to acquire new items to further strength yourself and put an end to the Beast Lords once and for all.
The game is heavily influenced by The Legend of Zelda 2, from the visual style overall to the gameplay itself. It’s a massive throw back to one of the best games of the 80s, with it’s hack and slash style thrown together with rogue-like styled dungeons and light RPG elements that allow you to strengthen your Attack, Defence and Technique respectively. The music is composed of 8bit tones, making it feel as though you’ve taken a trip back in time when games didn’t have hand holding or massive tutorials. If you’re a fan of Legend of Zelda 2 and other classic action RPGs then you’ll really get a kick out of the wonderful nostalgic trip into the world that is Beast Lords.
NOTE: This game, although browser-based, will only work on Chrome Browsers
UPDATE: This Demo Is No Longer Available