Initial character designs

In the demo we’ll be showing at Phoenix Comicon this year, we have 2 characters that demonstrate some of the diversity you’ll find in Emberscape.

Emberform

The emberform is a warrior mage that has used emberstone not as a foci as an embermage would, but to transform herself into a living weapon. Favoring agility and precision and utilizing a wide range of spells, the emberform is a good choice for players who like to dance around the battlefield evading their foes while setting up crippling strikes.

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Emberform3d front

Emberform3d back

Golem

The front line soldier of the Ember Guard, the golem is a rock steady addition to any fighting force. Armored and resilient, with devastating sweep attacks, a stunning leap, and the ability to hold whole waves at bay, the golem is a good choice for players who enjoy getting (and staying) into the fray.

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Golem3d front

Golem3d back

Phoenix Comicon 2015

We’re excited to be attending the AZ Video Game Showcase as part of Phoenix Comicon 2015. We’ll be showing off Emberscape in the Gilbert room of the Hyatt Regency Thursday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm. If you’re in the area, swing by and give the game a try.

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Gilbert Room
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

10 AM to 5 PM Thursday – Sunday

Emberscape

Welcome to the new Boldly Games blog! Here we’ll be sharing details of the games we are working on. First up, Emberscape, a co-op action wave defense game.

A fresh mix of action and strategy

Emberscape features a mix of high action and strategic decisions about defense placement. Spend your build points wisely during the build phase to maximize your chances at surviving the next wave of attackers. During the combat phase, use a variety of customizable skills in conjunction with your traps to lay waste to the oncoming menace. Neither player abilities nor traps alone will be able to defend you from the threat you face.

Work in progress footage of Emberscape combat

Co-op to the core

Emberscape has been constructed to be co-op from the start. Unlike many games that advertise co-op simply because multiple players can play together, Emberscape’s traps and abilities are designed to be most effective when used together. Players can only choose a limited number of both traps and abilities, so combining the effects of each is crucial to overcoming the game’s harder challenges. If you like the rush of overcoming a tough challenge as a team, whether that be a boss fight, a great PvP match, or a co-op puzzle, you’ll love Emberscape. If you’re more of a solo player, that’s okay too, the game features many maps suitable for solo play as well.

Skill based

Finally, Emberscape is a game built around a respect for the skill of the player and their playstyle. Even if you’ve never played a video game before there are challenges appropriate for you and your friends. If you’re a veteran player we definitely have many options to let your play group tune the challenge to your liking. Along the way you’ll unlock a large of variety of traps and skills to choose from, allowing you to pick a playstyle that is all your own but never at the expense of a micro-transaction or grind. There’s no XP or levels to obtain here, instead you’ll find carefully crafted challenges that encourage you to explore the vast number of interactions between all your available skills and traps.

Stay informed

We’ll be posting lots more about Emberscape in the days to come. If you want to know when the game is available or when we’ll be showing it off at various events, you can sign up for our zero spam mailing list here.