Level 99 previews Empyreal: Spells and Steam

Level 99 Games continue to expand their World of Indines into new gaming genres as players now get to build train railways. Wait, another train game you say? Not so fast! There’s a clever twist here as you play captains of industry bringing the age of steam to a magical world.

In Empyreal: Spells and Steam you build railways to connect magical resources to your network, then supply them to cities around the world. Each magical resource you harvest enables new technological developments which improve your capabilities. Players also need to fulfill contracts which build up your infrastructure and lead to new company-specific powers once completed. You compete for mana mined from the land to enable construction of more train lines.

The game design has been completed and the publisher is currently working on components and graphic design. Artist Fábio Fontes has put together 8 train cars, roughly one inch in length, to represent the 8 playable companies. Each company has their own disposition and powers.

You can view concept sketches of these train cars on the Level 99 Games website.

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