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Lichdom, a New PC-Based First-Person RPG is Announced

Lichdom, a New PC-Based First-Person RPG is Announced

To be released by Atlanta-based indie-developer Xaviant® in Summer 2014


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Announcement Trailer, Screens, Info

Lichdom is fresh off a sneak peek at AMD’s GPU ’14 Tech Day event, shown on September 25th. Those interested in viewing it can go to AMD Gaming’s Facebook page.

“We’ve been working on this title for a few years now, and have shown portions of the gameplay to different parties along the way,” said Michael McMain, CEO of Xaviant. “We really appreciate both AMD and Crytek working with us to showcase it, and can’t wait to finally unleash it on the world next year. We believe RPG and Adventure game fans everywhere will really lose themselves in the action, the incredible story and the world we’ve created.”

“The AMD Gaming Evolved program is committed to collaborating with top game developers and their spectacular games,” said Ritche Corpus, Director of Developer Relations and Alliances, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “Lichdom by Xaviant is another fine example of that caliber. With DirectX® 11 graphics optimized for the GCN Architecture, along with technology like AMD Eyefinity, Lichdom will be a definitive experience for AMD Radeon™ customers.”

The world of Lichdom is violent; cruel tyrants terrorize the innocent, and the land is corrupted by dark magic.

One individual has stood up to the disease plaguing Lichdom. His name is Roth. The only thing known about him is that he fights darkness across ages.

He has chosen you, the player, as his new champion. You are the Dragon, the Redeemer. You wield the most powerful magic that exists to combat the darkness engulfing the world.

“Our mantra is ‘you will feel everything,’ which means that our approach to designing games is focused on immersing the player completely in the game,” said Michael McMain, CEO and creative director of Lichdom. “When gamers play our games, we want them to forget about things like controllers and keyboards. With Lichdom, we’ve achieved just that.”

Lichdom features intense and dynamic action, with an advanced targeting system based on intent rather than manual aim. Further, players aren’t bound by constraints such as mana or cooldowns, making gameplay more fluid. Players will craft their own spells by manipulating manipulating diverse sets of properties rather than relying on books or trainers that teach spells crafted by others.

Lichdom‘s gameplay, graphics and effects will be brought to life by CRYENGINE.

“The Xaviant team is highlighting the incredible versatility of CRYENGINE by crafting a unique role-playing combat experience,” said Avni Yerli, managing director of Crytek. “We are always thrilled when licensees report that our technology allows them to break new ground in terms of game design as well as graphics, and Lichdom is a stunning example in both regards.”

 TrueAudio, AMD’s new audio technology, will give the game’s visuals and action a further boost. It will speed the creation of deeper, richer sounds and music and will add a new dimension to the gaming experience.

“AMD TrueAudio technology is a revolution for in-game audio,” said Ritche Corpus, director of developer relations and alliances team, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “It frees game developers to put their unique artistic fingerprint on gaming audio in the same manner that the programmable pipeline did for graphics. We are very excited that Xaviant has adopted the technology to bring their vision to life in Lichdom.”

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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