Strayed Lights is an atmospheric action-adventure game that boasts an innovative combat system, crafted to let the most players experience those moments of bliss, and the satisfying flow that comes from challenge. The game features an intricate world and storyline based on emotions that enables players to relate and connect to the game on a deeper level, creating a truly unique experience.
The combat in Strayed Lights is refreshing thanks to a mix of two core mechanics that create a sense of engagement and excitement. First is a parry-focused approach, inspired by Sekiro, but more forgiving. The mechanic encourages players to experiment without punishment while rewarding players for being precise and mixing parries with attacks, key abilities, and dodges. The second mechanic is a color-matching system: you can switch between blue and orange and so can your enemies; to parry you must match their color. This creates a heightened sense of engagement and immersion through observation.
To create this unique combat system, we prioritized player feedback by inviting players to test the game from its rough prototype stage. Through iterations and discussions with players throughout the game’s production, we were able to evolve the combat system to its full potential, resulting in a challenging and immersive experience that players enjoyed.
Developing Strayed Lights was a dream come true for our small team. We developed unique processes and techniques that allowed us to create high-quality content in a short amount of time, overcoming numerous challenges along the way. We are proud of the result and are excited to share this experience with players worldwide. Strayed Lights is available today on Xbox.
HARNESS ENERGY IN COMBAT
Challenge rogue shadow creatures in fast-paced, rewarding combat. Use a fluid mix of parries and dodges to absorb their energy levels until you can unleash an ultra energy attack. Shift your light from blue to orange in sync with enemies using timed parries, then push energy back at them in vivid finishers.
CONFRONT CREATURES WITHIN AND WITHOUT
Monsters pursue you across otherworldly regions of mists, tall trees and luminescent ruins. Enjoy evocative boss fights with colossal shadow creatures gone rogue, as well as rhythmic duels with a variety of eerie creatures.
GROW AND ASCEND
Build up a unique character that can harness energy to let loose bold attacks. Unlock new abilities and grow from a tiny light to a pseudo-mystical entity imbued with vivid powers.
EXPLORE A MYSTERIOUS LAND
Strayed Lights is set in a dark and oneiric world that is as vivid as it is mysterious.Journey alongside a haunting soundtrack that reflects states of feeling in creatures you encounter created by Austin Wintory, composer behind Journey ®, ABZÛ, and The Banner Saga series.
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