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Although Soulblight is already released on Steam we’ve decided we want to continue improving it. This is what we've added to the game in the month since the launch

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Hello
Kuba from My Next Games here again. As you know we’ve launched our game Soulblight on steam last month. I hope you didn’t think I would go silent after that :). Although Soulblight is already released we’ve decided we want to continue improving it. And so this whole month we’ve been adding new things to the game.

Soulblight TaintRoomProgresion


First we went for rebuilding the taint selection mechanics. What we've realized was that allowing player to chose from all 4 taints every level actually decreased the replay value of our game. After few runs everybody had a favourite set-up and stopped experimenting with other available option. Yes - randomly assigning taints to paths and adding a lot of new taints would have solved the problem and though we planed on adding new personalities it would take us some time. We thought this problem couldn't wait that long. On the other hand some of you mentioned the game could use some additional progression mechanics. The idea pop into our minds - we've decided to kill two birds with a one stone :)

Soulblight EndingSnapshot


Now at the start of the game only two paths with random taints are available. This way you will no longer be able to use the same taint set-up in every game. To get access to additional choice options you will need to unlock the other paths with special items called Corrupted Cores.

Soulblight CorruptedCore


To add even more depth to taint selection we've also introduced a less powerful version of the core. The Energy Core allows you to re-role one of the taint and it’s available to buy at Cecil's Dungeon Crawling Paraphernalia Emporium :)

Soulblight EnergyCore


As we plan to regularly update the game we thought it would be cool to include some kind of meta game mechanic as well. And so we’ve created the leaderboards :). To keep results relatively comparable between different builds the scores from the last few updates are stored in the "THIS ROUND" category. This board will be cleared on month to month bases. Don't worry though, we won't let your best runs to fall into oblivion. Those will be stored in "ALL TIMES" category as well.

Soulblight LeaderboardsMenu


With this two big structural changes behind us now we will be now focusing on adding new content to the game. We started of by adding two new taints. Here they are:

New Taints

As you can see this was a really busy month for us :)

Cya around
Kuba

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