Yesterday, long time Starmen.net user SgtMettool released his newest game, Soma Spirits, for the PC! It's a fantastic game that runs for about 3-5 hours (I clocked in at about 6) and is a wonderful experience through the divided land of Soma. I don't want to spoil you all too much, but let's just say that it is a FANTASTIC RPG, the likes of which I haven't seen in quite a while. If you're a fan of beautiful sprite graphics, amazing music, and a DANG good plot, then this is the game for you! Plus, the game is absolutely FREE. Here's the summary from the thread:
“Soma, a land torn to the brink of death with strife and distrust, filled with denizens who refuse to accept one another. Two great beings wage war for generations to decide the fate of the world: to save or to destroy it. With their powers exhausted from battle, they come to a pact: divide the world into two, each with a guardian spirit to watch over them…”
Soma Spirits aims to be a short, 2-3 hour RPG with branching story paths. Rather than being fast-tracked and locked into paths from the start, you are given choices throughout the story on how you wish to proceed, and the choices made will have a significant impact on the story’s outcome.
However, you may find that the choices made in Soma Spirits are not so black and white. Every major choice made will have some impact on the story, and there are rarely any “correct” solutions.
The world of Soma Spirits is divided into two similar, but distinct versions of one another. At certain locations, you will be able to switch between the two worlds and find different inhabitants, monsters, and clues on how to proceed forward.
Check out the links below:
Click here for screenshots and the game's Starmen.net page!
Click here to download the game and read the blog post!