Fulfill Your Quest, Beware the Darkness…
Daniel da Silva of SmokeSomeFrogs is going back to basics with his next game, Sonucido: The Mage. The German developer announced today that the upcoming turn-based dungeon crawler will arrive on PC and Linux before the end of the year.
Within the extensive deepness of Sonucido lies all the convicted filth away from the world. From vicious murderers to deceptive thieves, only one person of interest stands out to you: an exiled mage. It’s your job to bring him back, but in the vastness of Sonucido, you must tread carefully. Every corner may propose a new challenge, puzzle, or secret. With so many different paths to embark on, the choices you make will be impactful toward the overall ending.
The game’s unique aspects shine through the retro aesthetic of classic grid-based, turn-based dungeon crawlers. A great majority of the title is presented with classic pixels, only polished up to have that slight modern touch. The gameplay can feel similar to other past titles such as Wizardry, Ultima Underworld, and Might and Magic. In addition, the incorporation of the old-school 90-degree viewing angle will be a prominent feature to make Sonucido: The Mage stand out.
Sonucido: The Mage Trailer and Developer Info
For the teaser trailer, we’re given brief moments of combat with otherworldly creatures, 90-degree viewing and traversing, and minimalistic ambient music. Together with levers to unknown doors and ominous messages, the dungeons ring of horrific encounters in pixels.
Initial development for the game began back on December 2, 2020. The SmokeSomeFrogs team is using the Godot game engine to create Sonucido: The Mage. While most of the development is coming through Daniel da Silva, he’s had some help. His fiancee, Luca Marie Koster, designs graphics for the marketing, cutscenes, and even the SmokeSomeFrogs’ website. Moreover, the team had a couple of testers to stress out the bugs, glitches, and itches.
Daniel da Silva assembled the studio on April 26, 2017, along with the release of his short, Intra-System: Trust Issues. Since then, his other titles have been Flufftopia, Entangled, and Bring Back The Sun. Sonucido: The Mage will be his “biggest game yet”, and it’ll be arriving on PC and Linux via Steam and Itch.io.
There is no confirmed release date as of yet, but the team plans of launching the title before the fourth quarter of this year. Be sure to wishlist the game here to stay up-to-date with its process.