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A Survival Souls-like dungeon crawler. Inspired by Rogue, Breath of the Wild, and Dark Fantasy RPG's.

A Survival Adventure Crawler set in a Tribal Era Dream. Trek through nightmares as you hunt, gather, and fight to escape to the waking world. Your people need you.

Watch the gameplay video for insights in how to play and strategize within the dream.


Awoken into a Dream

The old stories tell us that, when our land is threatened, a Guardian is born to defend our people. But the ravages of a deep corruption has doomed our world, rendering the lives of our people ceaseless and twisted by madness. Worse, our Guardian has yet to wake, caught in a curious dream by an unknown force.

Fulfill your sacred duty in the dream and soothe the tormented minds of your Kin. Help them break free of this dream and be born to the world you've been created to defend. The task is perilous, but fear not: if you should fail, you will return to your sleep and another Guardian will rise to take your place.


Delve into Randomly Generated Nightmares.

The Labs, The Armoury, and The Hunting Grounds: All sacred places for your people now made manifest with corruption and mired in the nightmares of your Kin. These once-sacred places now lay twisted and distorted—and grow ever more vast and winding as the corruption spreads.

Dive into the Darkness



As your Guardian survives, the agony of ages, the pain of combat, and the grief of death and loss builds upon you. This agony builds in your spirit, eroding your life force and twisting the world around you into a darker, more hostile place. Only in that darkness will you find the truths of this place and the means to break free.

The world around you is shifting and changing constantly. Days, nights, moon cycles, agony, and progress all play towards a varied and evolving landscape. Do not only rely on your memory, for memory is unfaithful in a dream.


Escape from Mother's Dream.

Peel away the veil as you explore the deep facets of Mother's Dream and face the painful truth of Her and your people.


Encounter characters drifting through the dream, hear their stories, stand along side them as you grow to understand the pleas of their hearts and the responsibilities you all share for your people. The Guardian is not the only one burdened by their birthright.


How?

All things are made of the 6 essences.

HRB gives growth and flora.

ANI embodies blood and bone.

BILE underpins the natural world with oils, tinctures, and biles.

ERTH lays the foundation of rock, metal, and wood.

EXO is rare and special.

SPIR binds us to the spiritual realm.


Gather Resources and Arm Yourself in preparation for your coming Journey.

Fill your Stomach and bring what food you find along with you. A Heroes journey is hungering work. When starving, no other vitals will restore, leaving you vulnerable and running out the clock.

Harvest items down into their composition of Essences. Influencing the world around you is costly. The Guardian is able to direct the essences to command Nature, to manifest them into form, to repair once brilliant structures, as offerings, and to empower their weapons, tools and magics.


Fill your inventory with provisions to prepare for the uncertain environment you may face. Most objects have multiple uses and there are all sorts of needs for items all throughout the world. Be careful however, for you can only carry so much, and a journey is not without treasures and curiosities.


Arm yourself with Melee, Ranged, and Consumable items to contend against the corrupted visages of your long lost Kin. Your arsenal is quick at hand and ready for combat at the drop of a hat. That's not to say that a distant target or an overgrown bush isn't also in need of a good hit from time to time.


Set Forth on Your Crawl!

Trust your intuition and what knowledge you've been granted from the Guardians before you. Do not fear death for it's but a step in your multi-generational story. All progress is important for the pursuits of those that will take your place.

Install instructions

Best played with gamepad. Watch gameplay vid to get started.

Download

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awaken-guardian-birth-windows-beta.zip 2 GB
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