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Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: V Publishing
Developer: GrapeOcean Technologies
Release Date: Q1 2022

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'Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness' Kicks Off Early Access Phase 2, Adds New Quests, Locations, Refinements And More

by Rainier on Nov. 24, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. PST

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is an isometric, party-based, real-time with pause RPG in a world infested by greed and envy.

Chaos and despair spread throughout the Kingdom of Isilmerald. Its desperate people cry out, praying to the gods for help. But the force they face is no mere plague of the undead, or demonic attack… Something far more sinister, far more primal is afoot. Avarice!

Law and order quickly collapses as everyday citizens turn outlaw, attacking anyone unfortunate to cross their path… all for a few more gold coins. From high-born to low, greed spreads. Infecting the land like some divinely inspired disease, intent on purging the world of men. And it comes for you next!

Will you yield to the dark tendrils of desire coiling around your heart? Become an agent of greed and usher the kingdom into chaos. Or rebuke its seductive advances? Vow to discover the truth of the madness and restore the kingdom to its rightful glory? The choice is yours.

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is an isometric, party and XP based, real-time RPG (with pause option) set in the world of Yerengal. A game that combines immersive graphics and brand-new features with virtues of the classic RPGs we all loved! Solve mysteries, fight epic battles, help beggars and kings alike, outwit swindlers and gods, and never forget: greed has many forms and many names!

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is now available through Steam Early Access and GOG for $$24.99.

After entering Steam Early Access and GOG in August 2021, GrapeOcean Technologies has been hard at work providing 14 updates to Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness, all as a direct result of passionate feedback from its fans. 

Adventure seekers now have several new places to visit in Isilmerald. Explore the northern frozen harbor of Freynagar, separated from the city by a huge ice dome, or take a trip to Amanuel's Hoard, the seaside fort owned by the greediest man in history. Be careful though, the conflict has begun to brew on both sides of the civil war around Isilmerald; you may just be key to resolving it. 

Phase 2 will not only add new main quest lines and locations, but also rebalance items, spells, and damage scaling, and improve character creation for new players.

Check out the extensive list of features below.

Key Features From Phase 2
  • 3 Additional Main Quests: Choices you take affect the game world and the overall story in the last chapter.
  • Fresh Side Quests: A variety of new side quests have been added, including long anticipated companion quests.
  • Re-imagined Starting Experience: The game’s introduction has been completely, revamped with more information, more player guidance and options for how to complete it
  • 6 New Locations: Bringing with it a group of areas from the frozen north, Phase 2 also brings two dungeon areas for players to explore.
  • Character Generation Refinements: The first of two significant improvements to character creation is an improved experience as well as improved UI.Added new low-level spells
  • Spell & Item Refinements: We’ve rebalanced spells and items to give greater selection, and more power where it’s needed. 
  • Combat Update: Damage scaling has been reworked alongside fairer damage interruption.
  • New Temple UI: (for recovering from healing and reviving characters, removing curses, and donating).
  • Fresh SFX: New sound sets for both male and female protagonists!
  • Companion XP Catch-up System: Rejoice, your newly recruited companion's XP and level are matched to the protagonist.
  • New Boss Fights: Fresh challenges await as you’ll face off against new bosses who aren’t for the faint hearted. For those who do manage to topple them, they’ll offer unique loot

Choose between five starting races: Human, Dwarf, Rillow, Deroni Elf, and the Feldegug.

If you favor spells and magic, play the Cleric, Druid, Shaman, Necromancer, Wintermage or Spellweaver. Each class has unique skills and spells you haven't seen in any other RPG.

For those with more subtle tastes, thieves have been rejuvenated with new skills and abilities like Plant Item. With this skill — the “opposite” of stealing — you can hide items in the clothing of others! Silently apply poison to a guard's skin, or if you prefer hide stolen jewelry in his pockets to stir the pot. If cunning and stealth are your favor, play the Thief or Swindler and be the devious puppet master in Isilmerald!

If theft and magic are not to your liking and you prefer a more direct approach, Fighter, Templar, Ranger and Highlander are available for your choosing. Slay your enemies face-to-face with high martial proficiency or raw brute strength.

Each spell in Black Geyser belongs to one of the six spell classes: Natural, Spiritual, Unnatural, Oriental, Summoning, and Ritual.

Did you enjoy the classic CRPGs released between 1998-2002? Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is dedicated to offering a similarly magnificent atmosphere in a modern, enhanced and extended format. As an indie product, developed by people who love the genre, we're devoted to setting a new standard. We’re bringing back the best aspects of classic CRPGs and building a game we're having a blast to play.

Key Features:

  • A huge world map with 2 countries (Isilmerald and Northern Realm), dozens of districts, settlements, villages and towns. 
  • 5 playable races (Human, Dwarf, Elf, Feldegug and Rillow). 
  • 13 unique classes from 4 class archetypes (Priest, Outlaw, Warrior, and Wizard).
  • Over 300,000 words of hand-crafted narrative.
  • Traditional real-time tactical combat with pause.
  • An abundance of spells to wield and crafting to undertake, all combined with deep character progression. 
  • Character actions impact greed, which directly affects the world around you.
  • An original world filled with diverse characters, creatures and biomes.
  • Fully voice-acted lead characters. 

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is in development for PC, scheduled for launch in Q1 2022.

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