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First-person slasher Lichenvale out now from ex-Ubisoft dev

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Inspired a fair bit by some classics from the 90s like Hexen and Heretic, Lichenvale is a first-person slasher out now. This is the first solo release from developer Filip Zemljak, who was previously a Gameplay Programmer at Ubisoft and it comes with Native Linux support (works on Steam Deck too).

"Lichenvale is a first person slasher offering fast-paced melee combat mixed with tactical use of spells and dashing around your enemies developed by ex-Ubisoft employee gone solo dev. Finding yourself trapped in your own nightmares you must battle through nightmarish hordes of monsters representing your innermost fears. Successfully slashing your way out with your trusty longsword will fuel an array of destructive and defensive spells that you can unleash and wreak havoc on your enemies all while dashing or parrying enemy attacks."

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Game Features:

  • Skill-based fast-paced melee combat in first person perspective with light and strong attacks for offense and parry and dash for defense.
  • Variety of destructive and defensive spells fueled by slashing up your enemies.
  • A large selection of progressively stronger enemies, each with their own fighting style.
  • Various orbs of power scattered across the nightmare which will permanently strengthen your character.
  • Campaign mode with hand-crafted levels each with their own unique aesthetic.
  • Treasures scattered around levels to further increase your score.
  • Hidden collectibles which reveal the connection between enemies and your innermost fears.

You can grab it on Steam.

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StoneColdSpider Apr 25, 2023
This looks really damn good and the price is nice too.....
crt0mega Apr 25, 2023

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Solitary Apr 25, 2023
Oh, I remember playing the alpha demo 2 years ago. Shame it doesn't have a demo right now... the alpha was way too basic and from the video it doesn't look like *that* much has changed.
Tchey Apr 25, 2023
And... no key rebinding options...


Planned, thankfully

QuoteHello, I've planned to add keyboard rebinding latest by the end of the week. I'll inform you here as soon as its added.
Xpander Apr 25, 2023
Bought the game. Runs okaish. Combat is fun and all but it kinda lacks depth... It could ofc open up later in the game, but first 30 minutes its kinda same enemies, dash, block, hit, fireball...
Still i mean its just 7€ and the mechanics that are in the game work very well. Just don't expect super in-depth game.
Great to see native linux ports of games!

Last edited by Xpander on 25 April 2023 at 6:02 pm UTC
scaine Apr 25, 2023
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I like the look of this, but it'll need to be excellent to beat out Elderborn as the best melee FPS I've ever played. I like the look of the dash mechanic - and who doesn't like a bit of "the floor is lava" thrown in for good measure. Still... £6 - incredible! And native doesn't hurt either!
hardpenguin Apr 28, 2023
Reminds me of the Shadow Warrior
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I'll give it a shot for that price. Everyone is saying what it reminds them of. Well, it reminds me of Heroes of Might & Magic: Dark Messiah.
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