Epistory: Typing Chronicles now available for Mac

Published On March 31, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | Macintosh

I’m not sure which is the more unique angle for Epistory, an atmospheric adventure now available through Steam: the origami-style visuals or the fact that the entire control system is based around typing.

Epistory

In Epistory, players guide a girl and her three-tailed red fox through an epic journey to discover the source of an invasive darkness taking hold in a once pristine land.

As Epistory’s narrative progresses, its papercraft world literally unfolds before the player, revealing lush forests, ominous dungeons, scorched plains, frozen temples and lost cities.

Magical abilities derived from four elemental types are discovered during the adventure, and they enable the heroine and her companion to navigate these treacherous landscapes. Freezing an enemy with ice magic will lock them in place and allow players to deal with other threats, while fire magic will burn through enemies and obstacles.

One would have to be particularly careful with fire magic in a papercraft world, I’d imagine.

In tandem with Epistory’s impressive visuals is unique control scheme. To unleash powerful magic, solve brain-teasing puzzles, attack menacing foes, explore dangerous environments and even navigate menus, you’ll be working solely with your keyboard. That doesn’t mean you’ll need to type 60 words a minute in order to progress, though; dynamic difficulty scaling allows everyone to enjoy the experience. Good to know my mom can play it using her two-finger hunt-and-peck style kung fu.

Epistory features two game modes: the previously described core Story Mode and an Arena Mode that contains an endless fight against an onslaught of enemies.

Epistory is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish and Portuguese Brazil via Steam. Perhaps more importantly, supported keyboard layouts include QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY, BEPO, Dvorak, Workman and Colemak. I never thought that would be a thing worth mentioning until now.

For more information on Epistory, visit www.epistorygame.com or head on over to Steam where the game is currently 10% off for $13.49.

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