As the more astute of you may have observed, we are not the most conventional bunch here at Evil Overlord Games. That could be why we have released the (very) early version of Susurrus: Season of Tides with the label Epsilon, rather than Alpha.
Because one Greek letter is as good as any other, no?
Okay, maybe no. But we have observed a trend in game development wherein the names “Alpha” and “Beta” have taken on different meanings with different attached expectations, and so we wanted to defy that in our trademark Evil fashion…by making up something new. So, Epsilon it is. Our “beta” release may very well be called “Gamma” or “Theta” or “Mu” or some damn thing. We wanted you to be ready.
Regardless, our first real prototype of the game is called the Epsilon release, and we are pleased to have it out to a small group of highly tolerant testers, who are busily tearing it to pieces in a perversely thrilling effort to help us make it better.
In our prototype, you choose whether to be a vampire, werewolf, or mage, and can subsequently play through the day of your transformation, exploring your neighborhood, meeting people, and seeing your world with new eyes. You’re introduced to NPCs with whom you can have developing relationships as the game goes on. And you get the first inklings of the Weird that is permeating the world you wake up in.
While we haven’t put anything playable out to the general public yet, we look forward to sharing pieces of art, hints about story, and seeds of speculation about what is to come. We will also be launching forums shortly, where you can start and join ongoing conversations about the game’s development, and have your questions answered.
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