Soulblight is a dark roguelike action RPG that encourages real role-playing through a unique ‘Taint’ system that sees you embracing your characters flaws and using them to your advantage.
We first featured Soulblight last April when it was in closed Alpha and were impressed by its focus on real role-playing rather than just grinding and levelling up atributes. In the game you explore the dark and decaying world of Sanctuary, where human neglect has caused a plague to ravage the land.
Before the start of each level you will choose a Taint that represents a personality trait, such as Greed, Hoarder, Fierce and Craving. These are negative personality traits, but if you play as a character with these traits then they can be advantageous. For instance if you have the Greed trait you’ll become stronger the more cash you accumulate, but you’ll receive a penalty if you overpay for something. Similarly if you have the Craving trait then you’ll receive a penalty if you don’t drink alcohol, but will earn a power boost if you get drunk.
As well as the clever Taints system, Soulblight also features challenging tactical combat, optional stealth mechanics, randomly generated levels, permadeath, a gameplay-driven narrative and lots of cool loot to collect and equip. It’s an impressive game that offers a unique roguelike action RPG experience, encouraging you to become the character rather than just use them as an avatar. Sign up for the Beta now to embrace your Taints.