Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! now on PC & Mac

Do you have the strength, wits, and courage to become a hero? Find out in Steve Jackson's Sorcery!, the bestselling narrative game now available for the first time on PC and Mac. Today's release combines the first two Sorcery! chapters, "The Shamutanti Hills" and "Kharé, Cityport of Traps," into a single volume priced at $9.99 / £6.99. Better yet -- through February 9 it's on sale for 40% off!
 

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About Steve Jackson's Sorcery!
Liberally adapted from a cult classic gamebook series, Steve Jackson's Sorcery! is an epic fantasy game with a sprawling storyline that literally writes itself around tens of thousands of choices you make along your adventure. Created by inkle, developer of the BAFTA-nominated 80 DaysSorcery! is an engrossing narrative game that blends modern interactive fiction, massively adaptive storytelling, and strategic turn-based combat with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and a rich orchestral score.
 

The Story
You are an aspiring hero on a quest to recover the stolen Crown of Kings. The journey begins in the Shamutanti Hills, a treacherous landscape peppered with monsters, magic, and traps to snare the unwary. But those hills are a cakewalk compared to the twisted city of Kharé, where restless citizens, crazed Nobles and a brutal goblin army are about to come to blows. And even if you do survive, the far gate into the wastelands will only open for those who manage to uncover Kharé most ancient secrets...
 

The Gameplay
In this intricate narrative game, intrepid players choose a path across a lush illustrated map, face off against strange enemies in turn-based battles, interact with curious country dwellers and wily townspeople, puzzle through devious traps, dip into a massive book of (sometimes) helpful spells, and dabble in the dice-bluffing game Swindlestones. All the while an elaborate fantasy story is writing itself on the fly, based on your decisions -- making you the hero of a unique, personalized adventure that offers up tons of replay opportunity.
 

The Adventure Continues
Following today's Sorcery! debut on Steam, the third installment, "The Seven Serpents," will come to PC and Mac this spring. The fourth and final Sorcery! game, "The Crown of Kings," is planned to release on all platforms (PC, Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Android) later in 2016. For players who wish to continue an adventure they started on previously on another platform, end-of-chapter saves can easily be imported between the mobile versions and PC/Mac.
 
Learn more about inkle's Sorcery! games at http://inklestudios.com/sorcery.



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