Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness
|Name||Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness|
|Release Date||26 Aug, 2021 (Early Access)|
|Platform/s||PC (Steam, GOG)|
|Publisher||V Publishing, GrapeOcean Technologies|
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is an s an isometric, party-based fantasy RPG inspired by genre classics. Recruit characters with unique personalities and explore a land ravaged by civil war and a mysterious curse of greed. Your choices, good or evil, will decide the fate of the Kingdom of Isilmerald. It is developed byGrapeOcean Technologies and published by V Publishing, GrapeOcean Technologies - Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness was released on 17th March 2022 for PC, Mac and Linux on Steam and GOG.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Story Overview
Since the dawn of time, darkness has struggled to extinguish the light. Rothgor, the devil-god of pain and destruction, has sent forth countless beastly minions to wreck havoc on the mortal world of Yerengal. Beasts that ran on hoofed feet, flew on great leathery wings and swam with spiny, razor sharp fins. Beasts that cast a shadow of fear wherever their presence was felt.
Of all such beasts, no creature drove men to cold sweats faster than the mere mention of the Xurxur beast. A vile, demigod of terrible power. A monstrous abomination of disfigured conjoined twins, half-amphibian, half-human. Rothgor’s malice made flesh. As long as the Xurxur lived, men would know nightmares and fear the dark.
For hundreds of years, the horrific Xurxur terrorized Yerengal, until one day a group of mighty adventurers, bound together in friendship and courage, exiled the beast to the bottom of the Zarndur sea. Shrouded in a pit of darkness for all eternity, the Xurxur beast would interfere with mortal lives no more.
With the beast vanquished, peace and prosperity came to Yerengal once more. A peace that flourished beyond imagination in one Kingdom above all others—the kingdom of Isilmerald. The land ruled by pure mortal lineage, thrived in a new dawn, blessed by the two supreme gods; Alnarius, the king-god of love and harmony and Tilindia, the Green Mother, goddess of nature.
As the races of the world focused their efforts on supporting each other and finding harmony with nature, fear all but vanished. And with the waning darkness fleeing mens’ heart, so to did the devil-god’s followers diminish. Though his heart overflowed with hate more so than ever before, Rothgor became sickly and weak.
Confined to his throne of bones, in a most humbling state, an unexpected visitor appeared before the devil-god. A seemingly human female of little stature and consequence. Dressed in black, with pale skin and piercing grey eyes the woman stood before Rothgor suffering from the same ailment that afflicted the devil god—her influence and power had dwindled in the world. For in the Yerengal’s harmonious state, very few mortal followers worshiped Zornilsa, goddess of greed. But unlike the devil-god who lived eternal, Zornilsa would fade from existence if man kept to his current course.
Although Zornilsa appeared physically young and beautiful the devil-god could see her lifeforce weakening before him. Defiant in spite of her predictament, Zornilsa spoke with bold, passionate words. Words which revealed a cold malevolent spirit that matched Rothgor’s own. The devil-god saw vast potential in the faltering slender goddess and greeted her with open frail arms.
Together in their union, Rothgor and Zornilsa, assembled a horrible creation they referred to as the Black Geyser. A staggering achievement of the dark arts, the Black Geyser personified the darkest, coldest aspects of their natures sat poised to undo the world of men. The devil-god and goddess of greed, unleashed the Black Geyser upon Yerengal, determined to rekindle the darkness in mankind’s heart.
But unlike fear, which had already been openly opposed and conquered, the Black Geyser would work far more subtly and to far more catastrophic ends. The geyser would lurk in the shadows of men and corrupt his most basic nature, poisoning his mind and his very soul with greed and envy.
A decade later, Isilmerald teeters on the brink of a precipice. Chaos and mistrust have infected the entire land. From highborn to lowborn, people have become obsessed with material things. Man has unhinged from nature. The great blessed kingdom of prosperity has splintered, breaking into distinct northern and southern factions. Both of which at this very moment, prepare for war. A war which ironically, owes its origination to a debt and argument over a mere three gold coins. A testament in itself to the power of the Black Geyser.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Novelties
Developers, GrapeOcean Technologies took the game onto a next level by adding its own and unique features or as they call them novelties that make the game stand out on its own.
Whenever a creature acts greedily in Isilmerald, the power of Zornilsa, the goddess of greed, grows. Your actions are no exception, so keep this in mind when controlling your party! (rewards, looting, donations in temples etc.) As Zornilsa gets stronger, the kingdom becomes even more chaotic directly affecting gameplay. For example:
- Prices go up as merchants lose interest in keeping a stable marketplace
- NPCs become more suspicious and unfriendly, making positive interactions more difficult
- Lawful citizens may end up as desperate outlaws prone to attacking without provocation
- Loot Scavengers and hostile adventurer parties may appear after battles and attempt to seize your loot
A new thief skill! This is basically the opposite of stealing or pickpocketing! It allows the Thief to silently plant certain items into the clothing of other characters. For example, the Thief can hide poisonous or sleeping powder under the armor of guards, which will start to affect them after a designated amount of time.
A more interesting example, your Thief character can steal jewelry from an NPC, hide it in the pockets of another NPC and then accuse him of stealing! These types of scenarios can instigate a conflict between two NPCs giving the thief a much greater influence in the game.
Drying & Crafting
While brewing allows you to create potions, the process of drying enables the creation of powders. You can use powders directly as an attack in combat or for non-combat purposes. For example, powders can be put directly on the skin of creatures by using the Plant Item skill.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness Game Features
Isometric Fantasy RPG
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness. Explore a land plagued by war, pestilence and mysterious abductions, and uncover the hidden legacy of your birth. Recruit powerful allies to your cause; achieve your goals through sorcery, stealth, a silver tongue or brute force; and discover the truth of the Black Geyser.
Developed by a small indie team and inspired by cRPG classics like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, Black Geyser features challenging real time tactical combat with pause, deep lore and memorable companions, all set in a sprawling, unique fantasy world.
Black Geyser is set in Yerengal, a world where dark gods have brought nothing but venality and greed. For centuries, the Devil-god Rothgor has spread fear and terror, waging war upon the mortal races.
Eventually banished, the nation of Isilmerald has enjoyed a time of peace and prosperity. Yet discontent has begun to fester once more, and a bloody civil war is brewing between the capital Isilbright and the wealthy mining town of Deron-Guld.
Recruit Key Allies
Recruit a team of unique characters to join your adventure. Discover their secrets and uncover their motives.
Explore an Epic World
Travel to Isilbright and the shadowed mines of Deron-Guld. Uncover the mysterious pavilions of the rillow.
Watch combat play out in real time with the option to pause the action and issue new orders when needed. Control the battlefield using dozens of spells and skills, all while customising your party with a wide range of weapons, armors and items.
Will Greed Overcome You?
The choices you make will either advance the cause of the goddess of greed, or maintain the flickering flame of hope.
Black Geyser: Courieres of Darkness introduces brand new and unique features to its game, which makes it stand out on its own such as the Greed mechanic which changes the overall gameplay, a new thef skill where you are able to plant items, not just stealing, and a new crafting mechanic where you can dry platns or herbs to make powders.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness PC Requirements
Recommended PC Specs
- OS: Windows® 10 Home 64-bit
- Processor: Intel i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
- Memory: 16 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 40 GB available space
- Additional Notes: SSD strongly recommended
Minimum PC Specs
- OS: Windows® 7 64-bit
- Processor: Intel i3-3220 or AMD FX-4300
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (2GB)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 40 GB available space
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