MONTREAL – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – New indie game development studio Broken Spear
announced its first title, Beneath Oresa, this past weekend with the announcement trailer
during The MIX Next
indie showcase. Beneath Oresa is a 3D card-based fighting roguelike game slated for release on Steam
in the first half of 2022.
Leveraging its 3D nature, Beneath Oresa combines RPG deck-building and “spatial’ fighting – the combat is influenced by the proximity between characters, with Mobius or European cartoon-inspired visuals for a modern experience. The Broken Spear team built upon some of their favorite features from other popular card-based roguelike games, adding complexity to the gameplay and elevating the aesthetics.
“The deckbuilding roguelike genre has seen significant success for titles like Slay the Spire, which has sold several million units. But, perhaps due to its roots in traditional card and board games, we haven’t seen the category advance as quickly as many others,” said Renaud Bartens, co-founder and creative director of Broken Spear. “We love these games but saw an opportunity to evolve both technically and visually in the hopes of introducing a broader audience to one of our favorite genres.”