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Scéal is Now Available on Steam

Scéal is Now Available on Steam

Scéal is Now Available on Steam

Discover the emotional story of a young girl’s spirit trapped inside the pages of a living storybook


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Watch a five-part video series on the making of the game
Listen to the full soundtrack

Indie game developer Joint Custody has announced that its supernatural Irish mystery game Scéal (meaning “Story” in Irish) is now available on Steam.

The game draws from Irish folklore to tell an emotional tale of a young girl’s spirit trapped on earth. To reach the afterlife, she must unravel the truth about a past of which she has no memory. She doesn’t even know her name.

The girl must unlock fragments of her life by completing tasks for the townspeople of Carlingford, an Irish fishing village. A raven named Branna promises to take her to the afterlife when her memories are complete. The girl possesses supernatural powers that will help her in her quest.

The world of Scéal is like a living storybook, with rich watercolor-style graphics that pop up and animate as you travel through them. The game has three possible endings, depending on the girl’s actions.

The game’s music was composed by renowned Irish folk singers Lorcan Mac Mathuna and Aislinn Duffy. Each track was written and recorded in three different styles to reflect the various emotional states of the main character. You can listen to the full soundtrack on Soundcloud

Scéal is currently available for Windows on Steam

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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