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Use Your Words In Spellirium
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 1 comment

Untold Entertainment has introduced its upcoming new game, Spellirium. As Brother Todd of the Runekeepers players will travel a ruined land seeking to bring peace and order to those they meet. Described as a "trashpunk comedy adventure with monsters, mystics, and linguistic spellslingers," the game will challenge players to engage in word-based spellcasting battles with various enemies.

Spellirium is currently available for pre-order, which includes access to an alpha version of the game. Similar to a Kickstarter campaign, Untold's pre-order system allows players to contribute more for a variety of rewards beyond access to the game.

In a future when reading and writing have been outlawed, Brother Todd of the Runekeepers and a motley crew of characters must journey across the devastated landscape, bringing peace and order to a ruined civilization. But outlandish legends thrive on oral tradition, and Todd uncovers a painful truth written in the margins of his life's story.

Using word-based spellcasting to battle monsters and shadowy overlords, Spellirium is an adventure for clever players. More than just manipulating letters to form words, players must utilize palindromes, synonyms, color combos, rhymes, and more. One monster, for example, can only be defeated through onomatopoeia (CRASH, BANG, BOOM). A certain achievement sees players building semordnilaps - words that spell valid, entirely different words when read backwards (ROOM <-> MOOR). A mindless word-search this most definitely is not.

Spellirium is now available for pre-order at Spellirium.com

Pre-order customers immediately receive an alpha download of the game, which includes the prologue and two of three acts. The "kickENDER campaign," as called by Untold Entertainment founder, Ryan Henson Crieghton, will be used to fund further development, including the implementation of the final act, voice-overs, and sound effects.

Rewards for financial backers at various tiers include voicing a character in the game, designing a creature, and branding a word in the Spellirium Dictionary; a collectible list of 50,000 words that can be used to buy items and craft power-ups. The Reserve-A-Word tier is already proving popular with players, who have reserved a bizarre list of words including SLUG, LIZARD, MOIST, BARF, MOMMY, SAMURAI and SAUSAGE.

Check out the page below to learn more.

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