Ultra-Indie Daily Dose: VESSEL Faceless Eternities Is HEXEN With Ninja Stars
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If you like punching demons and throwing ninja stars, this game may be for you. Today’s Daily Dose is called VESSEL: Faceless Eternities, by itch developer Selfish Dream. It’s a fairly simple game where you explore a dark labyrinthine dungeon full of demons. A tale as old as time.
What sets VESSEL: Faceless Eternities apart is an incredible visual style. With a color palette consisting of black and sickly yellow, VESSEL: Faceless Eternities looks like it takes place in the same universe as EYE: Divine Cybermancy. I especially liked the atmosphere of the starting courtyard area. The glitchy visuals created an all the more unsettling feeling as I explored the game.
The gameplay is a kind of slower, simplified HEXEN. You’ve got a few projectile weapons, consisting of a magic bolt and shuriken, and the infinite ammo fist. The enemies are not all too challenging, but if Selfish Dream expands upon the idea, I can see a lot of potential for something truly awesome and terrifying.
You can play VESSEL: Faceless Eternities for free on itch.io by clicking here. And be sure to Follow Selfish Dream on Twitter by clicking here.