A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Alcarys Complex is now "pay what you want" for the foreseeable
future. All development on Alcarys Complex has ceased, and it can be
considered final - no new versions will be produced and the game will
not be made available on any storefront other than itch.io.
"You really think that just because you don't bother to knock the life out of some insignificant animal yourself that you're doing the universe a favor?"
Corvallis Unruh is a young pacifist from a small coastal town. He spends his days working for the local pharmaceutical distributor and taking his daily pain medication, even though he's not sure he's actually in pain.
One night, his world is upended when a huge creature tears his family's house apart, sending him on an adventure that he's pretty sure he doesn't want to be on with a companion who he's pretty sure doesn't want him there. Along the way, his companion, Angela, brings other people into the fold - a mercenary, a professional adventurer, a nobleman, and a sorcerer - but Corvallis is always alone. And he knows it.
People who want to curry favor with Corvallis tell him that he's some sort of Chosen One, but they fail, every time, to tell him that he's been chosen to be a cog in a political machine with a thirst for profit. And where there is no money, there is only bloodletting.
Alcarys Complex is an action-RPG that emphasizes exploration, talking to ever-changing non-player characters (NPCs), and learning more about the world.
Unlike most RPGs, combat is completely optional save for a few boss encounters. Players progress their character through use of the Sociability system – a system that rewards them with points for progressing in the story, talking to NPCs, and exploring the world.
|Published||Apr 25, 2013|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Nov 02, 2012|
|Tags||2D, coming-of-age, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, GameMaker, Kickstarter, LGBT, narrative, Pixel Art, Story Rich|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, XBox 360 controllers|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Subtitles, Configurable controls|
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