Evergate is an adventure platform game developed by the independent Stone Lantern Games studio. The game was inspired by productions like Child of Light and The NeverEnding Story, and was created thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
Evergate takes players on a journey to the hereafter, where souls get rid of their memories from their previous lives so that they can start their next ones. The heart of each of them is the fire (Soulflame) - the power connecting them with the Source, which, according to legends, is entrusted to them by the deities ruling this world.
The protagonist of the game, a young soul named Ki, decides to regain the memory of past events and unite with her soul mate waiting for her in the depths of the worlds beyond. To do this, she has to travel through a dangerous land and face many obstacles.
In Evergate, the action is shown from the side perspective. During the game players travel across the vast worlds divided into four domains, each one ruled by a different deity. Numerous Sources have been distributed across different levels - after directing the power of the flame at one of them in such a way that its radius passes through the nearby crystals, Ki can use their unique properties. This allows her to teleport (swapping places with the Source she was aiming at), create shock waves that allow for long jumps or even destroy the obstacles on her way to the source.
This mechanics is the foundation of both exploration and the puzzles waiting to be solved; there are more than a hundred of them, and they are all about getting to the exit. Players can freely experiment, looking for new solutions or trying to use all available crystals and combine the effects of their actions in chain reactions. Combat follows the same formula. Battles occur in the form of nightmares which trouble Ki and which grow significantly stronger.
By retrieving memories, Ki not only unlocks new types of crystals, but also gains access to new locations.
Evergate has colourful, hand-drawn 2.5D visuals. Players are accompanied by a soundtrack that creates a fairy-tale atmosphere.
Game mode: single player
PEGI rating Evergate
Evergate System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 240 / Radeon HD 6570 or better
- 3 GB HDD
- Windows 7