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
"Depictions" Demo Launch Trailer YouTube
Core Gameplay YouTube
A Door to the Mists: Story/Intro Cutscene YouTube
Logo & Icon
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Itch.io Page (with demo)
The Itch.io game-page for A Door to the Mists thaumaturge-art.itch.io.
IndieDB Page (with demo)
The IndieDB entry for A Door to the Mists indiedb.com.
Wallpapers for PC and mobile indiedb.com.
Thaumaturge-Art is a studio of creative endeavours--primarily but not exclusively the making of video games. It is (at current) a one-person company, owned by Ian Eborn. Ian is an indie game developer, writer, and visual artist, with a long-standing love of the fantastic and supernatural.
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A Door to the Mists Credits
presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks