QASIR AL-WASAT sneaks into Steam and Humble Store today
Brazilian trailblazing developer Aduge and one-of-a-kind publisher Zueira Digital announce the release of their long-awaited stealth action-adventure Qasir al-Wasat. Available now through the game’s website, Steam and Humble Store the title arrives in its International Edition, a pack of 6 localizations and many features added since its nomination to IndieCade, in 2012.
A playable Arabian Tale, Qasir al-Wasat brings together unique visuals inspired by Persian miniatures and an unusual soundscape, procedurally created with each gameplay. The engaging narrative has you stepping in the role of an enigmatic invisible creature, summoned from another world to complete an assassination mission. Although deadly, the character is a fragile being and players must navigate carefully the trap-filled corridors of the castle, avoiding the guards or whatever else might be locked inside this fortress in-between worlds. Fulfill the mission or take the chances to explore and find treasures too magnificent to ignore?
Created by a group of six hopeful friends under the name of Aduge Studio, Qasir al-Wasat started – quite literally – as a dream and went on to become an award-winning Brazilian gem. The game is being praised for its consonance, technical creativity, and intricate narrative. The new International Edition is an effort by part of the original team, now in the form of Zueira Digital, a video game publisher dedicated to the Brazilian industry.
Defined as “a thoughtful slice of eastern esoterica; filled with mystery, puzzles and sneakery” (Rock Paper Shotgun) and “showing a wonderful attention to detail for its themes” (IndieGames.com), the title is now available for download at a regular price of USD 15.00.
About This Game
Qasir al-Wasat is a stealth action-adventure set in an enigmatic 12th Century Syrian palace. You play as an invisible creature, summoned from another world to complete an assassination mission. Although deadly, you are a fragile being and must navigate the trap-filled corridors without alerting guards and… whatever else might be locked in this fortress in-between worlds.
Step lightly and watch out how you choose to kill your victims, for loud noises and blood stains will surely give out your position to enemies. Remember you can be put down with a single stroke. While exploring the dark corridors, will you fulfill the mission given to you by the enigmatic sorcerer, or will you investigate the mysteries of the palace, at you own risk? Players can search for hidden messages, eavesdrop the fortress’ guards conversations and look for secret passages since not everything is as it seems and there are ancient treasures waiting to be found.
Qasir al-Wasat is built around the tension between action and investigation. The palace is riddled with puzzles, a rich story, nasty traps and an ancient treasure that might be simply too magnificent to ignore. Explore it while embodying a lonesome creature from the underworld, and discover Its peculiar view of humanity. Qasir’s visuals are a love letter to intricate medieval Persian Miniatures, rooted in a thorough historical research. Alongside, an unusual soundscape that is created procedurally with each gameplay.
The gates are open and the sorcerer is summoning you, delve into the obscure world of Qasir al-Wasat.
OS: Windows Vista, 7 or 8 \ OSX 10.5 or higher \ 3.14.1 or greater
Processor: 2 GHz single core processor
Memory: 1024 MB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB VRAM, pixel shader 3.0 compatible.
Storage: 1 GB available space
OS: Windows 7 or 8 \ OSX 10.8 or higher \ 3.14.1 or greater
Processor: 2.5 GHz dual core processor
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: GDDR5 512 MB VRAM, pixel shader 5.0 compatible.
Storage: 2 GB available space
In Qasir al-Wasat: International Edition you will:
. Furtively explore a gorgeously crafted 12th century Syrian palace riddled with puzzles, traps and mysteries.
. Enjoy the exquisite art direction, inspired by medieval Persian miniatures and carefully created to portray an authentic setting;
. Immerse into the eerie dynamic soundscapes composed of traditional Arabic instruments;
. Delve into the clever narrative with multiple endings determined by your actions;
. Play with fully localized text: Czech, French, German, Italian*, Polish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese;
. Donate to the charity of your choice through Humble Store.
*to be included in future updates