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News video games 26 August 2021, 20:43

author: Hubert Sledziewski

Baldur's Gate-like RPG Black Geyser Launches in Early Access

The classic RPG Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness from the small studio GrapeOcean Technologies debuted in early access. On this occasion we got a new trailer of the game.

Some time ago we informed that a small studio, GrapeOcean Technologies, was developing a promising classic RPG - Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness. The developers assured us that the title would be released in early access on August 26, and they kept their word. The title can be purchased for the next week with a discount for $21.06 on Steam and GOG.com (after that the price will rise to $23.40). For now, its content includes the first three chapters of the story campaign. By completing them, fans will help the devs to improve the gameplay by sharing their opinions, but above all gain desire for more - the release of Black Geyser is to take place in Q1, 2022.

According to the information so far and the trailer above, the game will take us to the fantasy land of Isilmerald, affected by a plague of greed. The character, which we'll create and control - as well as their companions - will be no exception. Our decisions and actions - such as demanding extra pay (instead of the standard rate) for every task we perform - will affect the rate at which the plague spreads. The larger its scale, the more paranoid NPCs will become, the prices of goods at merchants will increase, and the loot gained in battles will tempt robbers. In the most extreme cases, the citizens will turn into bandits, while the dead will rise from their graves to reclaim their earthly possessions.

Baldurs Gate-like RPG Black Geyser Launches in Early Access - picture #1
A classic in its entirety. Source: Steam.

As a title that draws heavily on the classics RPG genre (Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale or Pillars of Eternity), Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness will offer many solutions loved by the players. There will be, among other things, the option known from the first installments of Fallouts - putting items into inventory of sleeping and/or unaware of our presence NPCs. If they were stolen before we put them in someone's pocket, we will be able to accuse them of thievery.

So it seems that playing Black Geyser as the good guy may not be much fun. However, if the developers make sure that our actions have complex consequences, subsequent approaches to the title could be very different from each other. This would almost certainly induce RPG fans to sink hundreds of hours in GrapeOcean Technologies' title (one playthrough is expected to take 30-60 hours).

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness

Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness

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