Today we are going to present to you an indie adventure game that is still in Early Access on Steam. The Morrigan – built exclusively for VR, offers gorgeous graphics with their own stylized art as well as handcrafted environments. It offers a variety of weapons of which the most notable are the sword and the bow and arrow. And what is more, they have implemented bullet time for arrows, which allows you to physically dodge them.
The story of the game is about a desperate king that made a deal with the Morrigan. She is an Irish Goddess of war, destiny, fate and death. The king sacrificed his unborn daughter’s freedom and now that she is grown, it is your task to stop the goddess from calling the debt. It won’t be an easy task and the Pixel Mine team made sure to give both fun and some frights along the way. They were also nice enough to do a quick interview with us which you can check out below.
Q: What was the inspiration behind your game?
One of the great things about VR is that it allows you the ability to visit other worlds and experience things outside of your day-to-day life. The medieval RPG setting is great for this experience as it is both familiar and fantastical. Early in development we were testing a lot of different options for gameplay and found that swords and physics combat was very satisfying, and from that the core of the game was formed.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your team/studio.
We’re basically a one-man operation, working out of a garage.
Q: How long has the game been in development?
Work started January 2018 but there was a break in between to take on some contract work and keep the lights on. All in all, prior to launch it was about 8 months total.
Q: According to you what is the most interesting thing about the game?
I really like the juxtaposition of elements in this game. The atmosphere is dark and foreboding, but the art style is quite lighthearted. For example, there are a few scares in the game that do genuinely shock people, but because it’s all so light it ends up being more fun and enjoyable than traumatic.
Q: What are your future plans for the game?
Quite a lot. We’re still in Early Access. We reached the point where there was about 1 1/2 hours of content to play and felt it was the right time to start opening the game up to players and getting feedback to help shape the rest of the game. The feedback has been really valuable and we’ve been constantly busy adding and improving features since launch. It feels like now the core gameplay is in a good place and we can continue on telling the story of The Morrigan.
The Morrigan is an adventure action game that at first glance, looks kind of cartoonish because of the graphics, but as the developers explained above, the lightheartedness mixed with the dark atmosphere makes it enjoyable. The team is constantly improving on the game by gathering the players’ feedback, so if you like the title make sure to grab it and drop your feedback, so that you can join the development process and see this title come to live. This is their Steam Page, enjoy!