Welcome to Althaze
Metroidvania / Rhythm game crossover. Story and lore book.
A story to be told
X-Light has an original story in a free-to-download e-Book format that will tell about the history and lore of Althaze, the alien universe our characters live in, created from scratch and described in minute detail. The e-Book will be somewhat interactive, allowing the reader to choose which of the two main characters' story to follow right after the 10th chapter. The e-Book also won't have an actual ending but will rather be a crossmedia experiment, so that the last words of the chosen character in the book will be the first of said character in the game. Nonetheless, it will be possible to play X-Light even without reading the e-Book. There will be a brief intro to the story at the beginning of the game, and the in-game dialogues will provide elements of history and backstory, but the player's identification in the game and characters will only be complete by reading the whole tale.
Game features
X-Light is a Metroidvania-style video game, showcasing a combat system derived from rhythm games. Each and every type of enemy will get it's own original music loop and gameplay, so to keep the experience as fresh as possible. Be assured it won't be easy to keep time while paying attention to traps, lasers and all sorts of other dangers. The Visionarium, a laboratory where Evangeline lies, will be your greatest resource. That extraordinary machine will enable you to experiment with your DNA and make you stronger than ever. Only by mastering its capabilities will you be on your way to a better exploration and stronger fighting experience. Beware though! You'll be able to clear the stages by following more than one path, each one with its own puzzles, rewards and dangers!
Main Characters
There will be two playable character in X-Light, Rise-S and Faith-S, two alien beings who belong to the Althanoid race. Each one of the two will have a story and troubles to deal with, and will be able to unlock different skills that will let you play the game differently. In fact, in order to have a 100% completion rate you'll need to beat the game with both of them! Two Voidkeepers will stand on their way to the end, Selius-V and Vogan-V, the most fearsome creatures the althanoids ever met. They'll give anything they can to protect their shelters and their precious g-flux provisions they collected during the Epithelium War. Rise and Faith's venture will be hard and full of surprises, especially since nothing is what it looks like ``down there``...
Blog & News
Art direction (part 2)
Akhaan soshor! Here I am, ready to reveal some juicy news on our progress after being absent for more than a month, a time we’ve used to really push forward. But that’s another story (and another article)! Today I’d like to start talking to you about one of the key elements of any creative project: the...
Vogan and Selius
Akhaan soshor, dear Althazeans! In the now distant 2015, when the first flickers of Genomia (today’s X-light) were dancing in my mind, I had imagined a whole new world that had to be created completely from scratch and described in the minutest detail. It was going to be tough but not impossible.  I’ve always had...
The Xenostain
Akhaan soshor, dear Althazeans! Here we are back from the holidays (mainly spent working) with a new article on X-light’s story, or rather on a very important part of the game’s lore: the Xenostain. If this is your first time here, I can imagine how strange this word may seem. The  work behind defining this...
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Art direction (part 2)
  • February 12, 2019
Vogan and Selius
  • January 25, 2019
The Xenostain
  • January 10, 2019
Summary and Merry Christmas
Faith
  • December 20, 2018
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