Based in Cape Town, South Africa
An adventurer with a yearning to explore the inaccessible, misty world of magic hears a tale of a door that opens onto that world, located in a lost city. She embarks on a journey through desolate and dangerous places to discover this city and its door, and enter the mist-world.
The project that would become A Door to the Mists started out rather larger: an "adventuring simulator", with semi-open gameplay, a wide variety of levels, and separate "regions" (read: hubs) in which levels could be found, and between which the player could travel.
This, however, was rather too big, given various constraints. So some scaling back was done, and, after at least one false start, the story of A Door to the Mists was found.
(The setting wasn't new--Ian had previous written a short story set there. While somewhat geographically removed, that story shares some elements with the game--including entry to the mist-world being an important plot-point.)
With a reduced (but still somewhat... ambitious) scope, a new story, and an interesting setting, Ian set about building A Door to the Mists. And so it has gone for the past few years, and so the game has slowly built up into what it is today.
- Traversal and exploration, with universal mantling
- Puzzle-solving, both in-level and minigame
- Sparse combat, one-on-one against a variety of foes
A Door to the Mists: Redux Demo Trailer YouTube
A Door to the Mists: Story/Intro Cutscene YouTube
A Door to the Mists: Hope YouTube
A Door to the Mists: Core Gameplay YouTube
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A short demo (two main levels + prologue/tutorial). This demo incorporates feedback on its predecessor, hopefully improving it significantly! Has Windows and Linux builds. thaumaturge-art.itch.io.
Wallpapers for PC and mobile indiedb.com.
The IndieDB entry for A Door to the Mists indiedb.com.
About Ian Eborn
Ian Eborn is a solo game developer, visual artist, and writer. He often goes by "Thaumaturge" online--hence the name of his website.
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