For two years, one man army Alain Brunotte has been putting his heart and soul into the unique action RPG BattleJuice Alchemist. Under the name of “Alchemical Works” he released a gameplay trailer and even an animated cinematic trailer for his game this weekend — all made by himself. The game’s release on Steam will be in 2021. BattleJuice Alchemist has a dark but cartoonish look and feel to it while it sounds like Stranger Things with explosions. The game is mainly played in classic RPG top down view while close combat is fought in third person and dilated realtime. In these thrilling fights players must rely on a “deck” of flasks they draw from.
Fans of action RPGs of the early 2000s might be familiar to the interface of BattleJuice Alchemist: red globe to the left, blue globe to the right. Try to keep the red one full and empty the blue one for destruction. But there is more depth to the resource management of this game. The protagonist named Juice has access to a third resource, a white fluid that supercharges his abilites. Furthermore, his skills are determined by the alchemical flasks he currently has at hand. The skinny alchemist Juice is by far no Geralt von Riva. But being the nerdy type of guy does not stop him from throwing flasks at possessed animals, humans and even facing demons. All this takes place on beautiful procedurally generated maps.
“With BattleJuice Alchemist I am fulfilling my childhood dream to make a video game all by myself that contains all the things I love. It is reminiscent of action RPG classics, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comics and even the classic horror movies of the 1930s.”Alain Brunotte
There is a lot to do as Juice, the alchemist: beside the very essential looting there is crafting, exploring, conversing, trading and solving riddles. Juice can even learn ritual magic. Time to roll up the sleeves of your lab coat, get juicy and wishlist BattleJuice Alchemist on Steam! You can also follow the development of the game on Alain Brunottes YouTube Channel.
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