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Exil is a post apocalyptic fusion of Hollow Knight & Cuphead

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Hollow Knight and Cuphead fused together in a post apocalyptic setting? Yes please. Exil not only sounds good but it looks the part too. It will also have full Linux support.

"Humanity was wiped out during a massive war. What remains are the robots and androids on the floating islands caused by the destruction of the war. What path will the robots and androids take in a world without their masters. Intense arena battles. Blood pumping, well animated, boss fights. Unique storylines (based upon in-game decisions, multiple endings)." — Mystic Clockwork Studio

I'm especially interested in the music on this one with the composer from Anime series like Fire Force, Cells at Work!, Goblin Slayer and many more. Check out the trailer:

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I'm already starting to sweat seeing those boss battles…

Features:

  • A Vast, Interconnected, and Desolate World - Exil seamlessly weaves the many areas in each island together without a loading screen. The beautifully painted landscapes are craftily placed with parallax to enrich the world.
  • Action-Packed Fights - Players will discover many different special abilities while fighting different bosses and overcoming challenges. As well as different interchangeable enchantments, that may have their own risk and rewards, adjusting the difficulty to your liking.
  • Blissfully beautiful music by Kenichiro Suehiro - Kenichiro is one of the most prolific music composers In the anime industry. He has composed more than 20 anime TV series and movies.
  • Traditional 2D Animation - Every friend and foe, as well as environmental chase sequences are drawn frame-by-frame to enhance your experience and bring life to the world.

You can help fund it on their Kickstarter. They have 36 days left to hit $50,000.

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Pengling May 24, 2023
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Cute robots? As ever, I'm there!

Love love LOVE the look, feel, and sound of what's being shown here - the key-art on the trailer thumbnail looks like something out of a Studio Ghibli movie!

I'm in, I'm in, I'm in.
FSFmember May 24, 2023
QuoteHumanity was wiped out during a massive war. What remains are the robots and androids on the floating islands caused by the destruction of the war.

While I agree the game looks great and am definitely interested in it, sometimes i wonder; will we ever have a different outlook on the future than war, death, destruction and general dystopia?


Last edited by FSFmember on 24 May 2023 at 3:07 pm UTC
Pengling May 24, 2023
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Yo Liam, I don't know if it's just me, but I can't seem to get the Like button on this article to work.

Quoting: FSFmembersometimes i wonder: will we ever have a different Outlook on the future than war, death, destruction and general dystopia?
For me at least, this is a change from the norm - I usually lean towards more optimistic games.

I also usually avoid backing games on Kickstarter, having been one of the idiots who got suckered in by Mighty No. 9. Apparently today is a day for exceptions - I really do like how this one looks.


Last edited by Pengling on 24 May 2023 at 3:08 pm UTC
Mohandevir May 24, 2023
Let's hope there is a difficulty setting, because it's my kind of game. I had quite a blast playing through Ori and the Will of the Wisps which is really close to Hollow Knight, but I had to use a cheat to finish the latter. I'm too old/too bad and I don't have enough playtime to "git gud". These are awesome games with lots of atmosphere and story telling. I like that.

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I don't know what is happening, but the like button seems broken...


Last edited by Mohandevir on 24 May 2023 at 3:11 pm UTC
FSFmember May 24, 2023
Quoting: PenglingI don't know if it's just me, but I can't seem to get the Like button on this article to work.
I don't even know where the button is - 100% serious and online since 2001.
Quoting: PenglingFor me at least, this is a change from the norm - I usually lean towards more optimistic games.
I see, good for you, every piece of popculture show and whatnot seems to be negative. I wonder why.
Quoting: PenglingI also usually avoid backing games on Kickstarter, having been one of the idiots who got suckered in by Mighty No. 9. Apparently today is a day for exceptions - I really do like how this one looks.
We've all done such mistakes :) Anyways, it gets to show how looks and impressions are important, aren't they?
It would've been wiser to wait for completion/reviews. But I get it


Last edited by FSFmember on 24 May 2023 at 3:16 pm UTC
elmapul May 24, 2023
lol those sound effects
Pengling May 24, 2023
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Quoting: FSFmemberI don't even know where the button is - 100% serious and online since 2001.
Some ad-blockers prevent it from being displayed, if memory serves. It should appear right above the article's tags, as a small square button with a heart on it next to a similar one with a bookmark symbol on it.

Quoting: FSFmemberIt would've been wiser to wait for completion/reviews. But I get it
Haha, trust me, I know, but I usually do the wise thing, and this time I just wanted to back something I like the look of. You'll probably never see me do this again!


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tuubi May 24, 2023
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Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: FSFmemberI don't even know where the button is - 100% serious and online since 2001.
Some ad-blockers prevent it from being displayed, if memory serves. It should appear right above the article's tags, as a small square button with a heart on it next to a similar one with a bookmark symbol on it.
If you happen to be running uBlock, simply clicking the eye icon in the plugin UI to disable cosmetic filtering on this site is enough to bring it back. The button doesn't seem to work right now though.
FSFmember May 24, 2023
Quoting: PenglingIt should appear right above the article's tags, as a small square button with a heart on it next to a similar one with a bookmark symbol on it.
Aah yes I can see it now - those eyes of mine are not what they used to be Had a problem to find the normal post like button as well... Cheers

Quoting: PenglingYou'll probably never see me do this again!
Hopefully not due to a medical problem on my side
Purple Library Guy May 24, 2023
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QuoteHumanity was wiped out during a massive war. What remains are the robots and androids on the floating islands caused by the destruction of the war.

While I agree the game looks great and am definitely interested in it, sometimes i wonder; will we ever have a different outlook on the future than war, death, destruction and general dystopia?
I wonder about that too. It's not just games; when was the last time you saw an optimistic SF movie or book? I can understand why--things are going crappy in the real world. But I myself recently finished writing, and am now at the "fail to get it published" stage, a utopian science fiction novel, partly as a reaction against this trend. Sure, the utopia gets invaded, but it's still a utopia, just a utopia that's getting a bit bombed.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 24 May 2023 at 4:04 pm UTC
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