‘Exiles of Embermark’ Expanding PvE and PvP, Game Can’t Release Soon Enough

We’ve been keeping a very close eye on Exiles of Embermark because it’s shaping up to be a great mobile game, and I’m putting emphasis on mobile here since it really feels like it’s being designed with the strengths of the platform in mind. A recent developer blog post revealed some very fun new features that should make the game stand out even more. For instance, when you take out bosses, you can literally turn them into armor: imagine a wolf-pelt armor across your shoulders. That’s a pretty fun idea and fits with the game’s goal of making your victories and achievement matter as more than just statistics. The game is also adding PvP Rank System, which sounds very similar to Hearthstone‘s in terms of Rank levels. The game is also adding difficulty levels that should help with PvE replayability: the harder the level, the more the rewards, of course.

The game has also been overhauling the actual gameplay with the purpose of adding more varied Abilities and gameplay modes to increase the kinds of situations you’ll have to adapt to. Now each player will have 8 Abilities instead of 4, which—along with some other changes—has added depth to the battles without becoming too complex. Along with making these changes, the developers have altered the UI to better fit the current state of the game, and all these changes are now coming online. The developer blog has many more details about the game, and I think I speak for everyone when I say I can’t wait to get this game in my hands. Hop over to our forum thread for more on Exiles of Embermark.

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‘Bound’, the Storytelling App ‘Exiles of Embermark’ Will Use, Has Soft-Launched in the US and Canada

A ton of our forum users are anxiously waiting for Exiles of Embermark to release, but, unfortunately, no news on that front yet. However, Bound, the app the Exiles will use for its narrative, has soft-launched in the US and Canada, and even though the Exiles material isn’t released yet, it does come with exclusive content from Neal Stephenson, a bona fide sci-fi legend. If you haven’t read our earlier story on Bound, it’s a storytelling app that combines serialized prose, art and audio, as well as community features from some great sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller writers.

The developers of Bound are hoping the app will offer mobile users a new way to experience and interact with stories, and the Exiles‘ developers are hoping that this app will satiate those players looking for more narrative depth in Exiles of Embermark. And if you decide to check out the app, you can download the first two episodes of Stephenson’s The D.O.D.O Files for free, with the rest coming on a weekly basis.

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