Since its creation the world has been divided in two: The endless wilderness, land of gods and beasts, lays to the west and the countless human realms are all in the east. However, in the middle of those two there is an unique land, The Purlieu, a frontier land which is the crossroad of gods and humans alike.
In this game you will play as the child of the chiefs of a settlement in the Purlieu.
The first part of the game is about infancy, you will grow up in the village while learning more about the world, interacting with your family, the local folk and all sorts of mystical creatures and learning how to survive in this dangerous world.
The second part is about making your destiny as an adult. Will you become the next village chief? Will you give up and escape to a human realm? Will you become such a fierce hunter that deities of the hunt will call you to join them? Will you give up your humanity and live as a beast in the wilderness? The choices are many.
A demo is in the making and should be out soon
Yes yes, this is another fantasy adventure project, but I think it has its differentials.
I think the main one is the setting, this isn’t actually medieval, its kinda hard to set the technology level correctly since each of the human realms has different developments but overall I’d say this is mostly Iron Age / Bronze Age tech. You live in a tribal society and castles and kings are merely tales of far away lands.
Developing on that, I think this is also another point, this story is not a high fantasy, there is no ultimate objective or great evil to fight. I studied a lot of folkloristic in my life, reading from Gilgamesh to Creppypastas, and what I want to make here is a story that emulates the more casual aspect of the myths, something like 100 years of solitude, the fantastic is simply part of your life.
The work is set on a mostly neutral culture. I tried my best to balance it and not make it too European, Asian, African or American. I never quote the ethnicity of the characters and you are free to pick the names so you can set whichever culture you want.