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Introduction to Achaem, including playable demo, trailer, campaign launch.

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Welcome to Achaem!

Achaem (a-kai-m) is a roguelike with an infinite and destructible world, customisable character, insane combat, and progression system! The story is a sci-fi offshoot of the history of the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire.

You can find a FREE playable demo over at our campaign page.

Infinite World - the player will navigate a procedurally generated world, which literally emerges around them as they navigate it. No two areas are the same, and you will never return to the same area once it submerges.

Destructible Environment - everything can be destroyed! That includes the walls, the ground, and the enemies! It can all be smashed into pieces which react to the ingame physics.

Insane Combat - the game sports a combat system with a focus on fun and smashing things! You have attack combinations which can be mixed up with the up-dash, and ground-dash, both of which will take the enemies with you for aerial combos or to smash them through the ground. There are also spells which can be triggered through trinkets!

Unique Bosses - the scars in time are protected by strong enemies which require careful preparation to beat. There is the chance you will encounter one before you are prepared - try your best to survive and reap the rewards!

Diverse Enemies - you will encounter many enemies throughout your journey with Achaem. These include swarms of critters, giant and tough to beat tanks, rapid-hitting whirlwind ragers, and even those with bullet hell inspired projectile attacks!

Progression System - you progress through the world of Achaem as you continue to fight through the hordes of AI aggressors that have invaded its world. As you progress, the world will become more difficult, with new enemies, challenges, and better treasure!

RPG Stats System - to keep up with the ever-increasing power of your enemies, you will need to invest in stats that will support your play-style, and your enemy-smashing agenda! The stats system is based on your equipped Weapon, Shield, and Trinket.

Weapon Shop - collect coins throughout your adventure which you can spend on weapons, shields, and trinkets!

Customizable Character - you can customize your look by finding and equipping different Accessories, Hair Cuts, Head Designs, and Outfits. There are 64,373,400 different combinations - which somehow seems ridiculously high!

Permanent Death - if you die, you lose everything! Well, nearly everything… when you return, you will have kept any character customizations that you unlocked, so you can still look as awesome as you did at the height of your glory! Anything you previously bought from the weapon shop will now be available for only half the price!

Background Music - as you level up or enter extra challenging events, the music will adapt to add to the atmosphere! You'll notice that at level 0 there is only a simply melody, but as you hit level 1, and then 2, the music will vary and layer up in different arrangements!

Story Telling - Achaem will tell you its story intermittently throughout the game, learn more about the Achaemenid Empire from history mixed with Achaem's sci-fi experiences!

Not to mention Steam Achievements, Trap Rooms, Trap Chests, Trinket Activated Spells, Secrets, Easter Eggs, and much more!

We hope to see your support for Achaem as we crowdfund to develop it. Don't forget to grab your FREE playable demo over at our Kickstarter

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