When Detective Paul Becker is called to one of the bloodiest gang massacres in Louisiana state history, only two survivors remain from a brutal conflict between two rival cults. As Becker begins his interrogations of the suspects, their combined recollections will uncover the truth about the ‘Eternals’.
Featuring an ensemble cast of heroes and villains, Shadow of the Eternals will span over 2500 years of history throughout Egypt, England, Hungary, and the United States. Players will question the perception of reality as they try to balance the mechanics of combat, magick, and sanity events to progress through the adventure.
Shadow of the Eternals will take players on a memorable journey throughout time; weaving historical fact with disturbing fiction to create an experience unlike any other.
Having launched their kickstarter campaign mid-May, Precursor Games decided to suspend (maybe because the game has only garnered 10% of its goal?) the campaign claiming community feedback, and "a host of a new exciting opportunities."
"We’re very excited to finally be able to announce the re-launch date of our Kickstarter Campaign, going live on July 25th.
We really want to thank our community and followers for the unwavering support and patience over the past few weeks – it’s been a huge inspiration and motivator for us. Your feedback has been instrumental in many ways throughout the process of creating the new campaign and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for you all."
In the meantime Kenneth McCulloch, one of the Precursor Games founding members, was arrested for child pornography, which resulted in him being fired from the company right away.
The premiere episode of Shadow of the Eternals begins when detective Paul Becker is called to one of the bloodiest massacres in Louisiana state history at Pleasant View Hospital. The massacre is survived by two individuals who seemingly have no recollection about who they are or what has transpired - one a suave, clean-cut business man, and the other hardened, rogue-like biker. Both men have seemingly lost all memory of who they are - yet they are compelled to kill each other.
Becker’s interrogation of the suspects brings us to Hungary 1610 AD at Čachtice Castle – home to the noblewoman Erzébet Bathory. Bathory is also a notorious serial killer; torturing and killing as many as 400 young women in her obsessive quest to retain her youth. You play the role of Bathory’s handmaiden and lover Clara, who is blackmailed by the authorities into gathering information about a missing nobleman’s daughter.
Events are soon set in motion that will change Clara's life forever.
- Travel back to 1610 Hungary and explore Čachtice Castle – the home of Erzébet Bathory
- Use a variety of mechanics including magick, combat, and sanity events to guide Clara through this horrific tale
- Piece together a complex mystery while questioning the perception of reality
The lore of Shadow of the Eternals will be coupled with content that is historically accurate, in that either it did happen during the corresponding time period, or it is reasonable that it could have happened.
Shadow of the Eternals will cover 2500 years of human history in a variety of locations across the globe. Each episode will highlight one of these locations and a unique story featuring characters that are part of a larger ensemble cast. Players will piece together how each character's fate is intertwined with one another as more episodes are released.
Sanity Events will be a vehicle for the game to achieve exploration, storytelling, investigation, and puzzle-solving that will help develop adventure elements.
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