Factsheet

Developer:
Ian Eborn
Based in Cape Town, South Africa

Release date:
TBD

Platforms:
Windows
Linux

Website:
thaumaturge-art.com/index.php?/pages/adoortothemists/overview.html

Regular Price:
-

Description

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.

History

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.

Features

  • Traversal and exploration, with universal mantling
  • Puzzle-solving, both in-level and minigame
  • Sparse combat, one-on-one against a variety of foes

Videos

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


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (10MB)
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levelOneOutdoors.png
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levelOnePit.png
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inventory.png
collectible.png
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mainMenu.png
levelOneSkeleton.png
cutscene2.png
cutscene1.png
levelOneTomb.png
TranslationUIUpdate.png
loreBones.png
book.png
interaction.png
levelTwoShrine.png

download logo files as .zip (476KB)
logo
logo

Monetization Permission

Ian Eborn allows for the contents of A Door to the Mists to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from A Door to the Mists is legally & explicitly allowed by Ian Eborn. This permission can be found in writing at http://thaumaturge-art.com/press/sheet.php?p=a_door_to_the_mists.


Redux Demo
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
Wallpapers for PC and mobile indiedb.com.

IndieDB Page
The IndieDB entry for A Door to the Mists indiedb.com.


About Ian Eborn

Boilerplate
Ian Eborn is a solo game developer, visual artist, and writer. He often goes by "Thaumaturge" online--hence the name of his website.

More information
More information on Ian Eborn, our logo & relevant media are available here.


A Door to the Mists Credits

Ian Eborn
Developer, Artist


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks