Experience a different take on the roguelike genre. Explore a world created on the fly by your actions. Wonder about your purpose.
“A personal exploration, an endless journey.”
“A work of art that carries a strange and mysterious view of the world.”
“As a piece of artistic expression about the nature of feeling alone in a strange place, illumine is top-notch.”
Illumine is a roguelike. However, illumine’s world is not a static procedurally generated place. In illumine the player interacts with the environment, triggering its dynamical transformation. Each situation then becomes a self-contained puzzle, which the player can approach from any angle and deal with however he wants, whether by stealth or by manipulating the AI.
Not all inhabitants of this world are friendly. In order to progress, the player will not only have to keep his eyes open but he will also have to listen closely to his surroundings. As the soundtrack is generated in real-time by the various AI and gameplay elements in the player’s vicinity, any change in the music will inform him of the dangers that might be lurking in the dark.
The main character will eventually overcome these hurdles, if not in this life, then in a future reincarnation. As past lives will affect his future, how the main character interacts with others will shape his experience. It will ultimately be up to the player to find his purpose, be it his own personal development or others’ well-being.
- a non-violent roguelike
- a non-tutorializing game
- a world created on the fly by your actions
- a game that encourages creative solutions such as stealth or AI manipulation
- a beautiful gameplay-driven soundtrack