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Our Darker Purpose

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Journey to the dark heart of the Edgewood Home for Lost Children in this fiendishly difficult action RPG!

When her teacher stepped out of the classroom a month ago, Cordy never imagined he would be gone for good. Now her fellow students have turned on each other as the school descends into chaos. Cordy must battle feral classmates and dangerous creatures as she ascends to the cruel Administrators’ offices atop the Edgewood Home for Lost Children.

Our Darker Purpose is a top-down, rogue-like action RPG that combines the ingenuity of genre-defining classics with the expansiveness and accessibility of modern day action adventure games. The gameplay is steeped in a variety of influences ranging from A Link to the Past to The Binding of Isaac to Diablo. We love games with great mechanics and awesome, bizarre storylines, and that’s what we’re creating with Our Darker Purpose.

Each playthrough features a unique set of procedurally generated levels. Death is permanent, but your accomplishments earn you resources to buy lesson and upgrades in the afterlife... and your education lasts forever. Every game teaches you more about the Edgewood Home for Lost Children, the disappearance of the adults, and the darker purpose of the Administrators.Key Features
Fast-Paced, Combat-Oriented Gameplay: Face unique boss encounters and challenging enemy mechanics! The Edgewood Home is a merciless environment. Dodge between fireballs and flying desks while your former classmates try to pummel you into the walls, and that’s just the lower levels…

Character Variety and Customization: Assemble selections of randomized perks and upgrades to reflect your play-style – tanky bruiser, glass cannon, fleet-footed assassin, or anything else. Assemble your skills into devastating combinations… or pick style perks with no benefit at all, at your peril.

Oh Yeah, and It Takes Place in a Sinister Orphanage: Prepare for a an unflinching look at what happens when an already terrifying boarding school/orphanage goes all Lord of the Flies, and try not to get eaten by any of the possessed furniture. Only the psychologically strongest gamers will be able to withstand the insightful taunts of the Administrators themselves…Gameplay
Allocate precious skills

Uncovering Edgewood’s dark secrets will yield valuable experience for Cordy. Each time she levels up, you’ll be able to select from one of two new abilities that she can acquire, depending on your play style and the situation at hand. You will never be as strong as you need to be, so prepare for some nail-biting choices…

Choose your own ghastly fate

The house is different every game, and every level is uniquely generated. But fear not, there’s more than one way to ascend through a dystopic Victorian manor! Pick your route – would you rather battle a feral horde than risk an encounter with the dangerous Capulets? The choice is yours! Of course, each floor offers unique credit tokens to buy new upgrades, so choose wisely…

Acquire eternal powers

Adorable, creepy, stylized Edgewood Home students don’t give up when they fail --- they go to class. Each time you lead Cordy to a fiery (or chalky, or spikey, or venomy, or monstery) demise, you get some time to strategize with your kindly scarecrow guidance counselor. He is happy to offer his one-of-a-kind insight in many academic disciplines…
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Avidly Wild Games
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows Vista/7
  • Processor: 1.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: X1950 Pro, 7900 GT
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Our Darker Purpose -- Launch Trailer
Jan 29, 2014
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Our Darker Purpose reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
This game will delight any rogue-like fan and more specifically the binding of Isaac. However even if it takes back what the latter offered better and adds narrative elements and additional gameplay we will regret the complexity of English, the only language available, as well as mismanagement of collisions with enemies. What's more the game is extremely difficult, I weigh my words, and therefore will not be suitable for everyone. So I strongly advise you this game if you like the genre and the difficulty because you will be served but I advise you not if it is a first for you and would guide you more towards the game having inspired. Full test: http://aquab0n.fr/2014/04/test-our-darker-purpose.html
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This game will punch you in the face when you start playing it, and you maybe won't like it, but as you get better, learn to defeat Goneril, then get rekt by Regan, then defeat Regan after the fourth time, then get rekt by the bloodfather , etc..., you will feel that almighty feeling : you are improving, and you are getting good at this ! I'm currently at 92% of the game, since getting every achievement is part of the core gameplay, and i am totally not tired of it. The soundtrack is heavenly, graphics are very cute, the lore is HILARIOUS and very well thought, and the gameplay is rewarding, because it IS difficult. In your first run, you'll die facing a spider desk boss. In your last one, you'll beat the entire school in Hard Mode without taking a health juice once. This game has much to offer. Also : Potato battery... 10/10 would die again
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Although this game is very similar to binding of Isaac, we are offered a different approach to the game style. If the adventure of Isaac offers us an adventure that makes us feel fragile, but powerful, the adventure we are offered here is created so as to make us feel weak and lonely. This game stands out for its Tim Burton-worthy ambience, its difficulty and its subtle but effective progression. If you were looking to get your hands on a new Roguelike that is not yet a retro-looking game, you will clearly not be disappointed by this little gem. ON love:-artistic style reminiscent of Tim Burton's worlds-good rejouablity-superb ambiance-the game offers a good balance between decision making and luck-the progression mechanics are well-mounted-good quality music, albeit repetitive one likes less:-controls with the joystick are disgusting-repetitive music-very increased difficulty FINAL SCORE: 8 full review: http://www.lantredugeek.com/critique-our-darker-purpose-ou-binding-of-isaac-rencontre-tim-burton/
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