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After just over a year on Steam Early Access, it's a dark rogue fantasy Aboria will be released this August. Announced on this year’s PC Gaming Show, you play as a mutant warrior who is dedicated to the dungeon to learn the mysteries of his tribe, but it’s also a great excuse to beat up some beasts.
The term "dark fantasy" is widely used when describing games, but I think Arboria really encompasses the term. After watching the trailer, the visual style of the game is the first thing that slaps you. There is something very sickening about mutants and creatures, an amalgam of flesh and bones that makes them look super disgusting but different. Procedurally generated dungeons also have this strange neon bloom as if everything had been thrown away with glossy paint. Arboria would be a good nightclub if it weren’t for the terrible abominations that run through its depths.
The fight takes place in real time and, in classic rouglita form, when you die you will have to start a new race. Dungeon tracking is a hack-n-slash affair, with your character with special abilities that can be upgraded through various mutations.
From a brief look at the game’s Steam page, Arboria has been humbly following and the team has been posting updates and contextual packages every month since it entered Early Access Most of the reviews are also positive, as the the player's only criticisms are the bugs, which we hope the Dreamplant developers have fixed.
If you want to see such a beautiful but at the same time disgusting game, check out Arboria which will launch on Steam this August. If you want to try before you buy, Dreamplant also has one demonstration can be downloaded for free.