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"It's a sobering thought, isn't it? To be able to look out your window and see the end of the world."

The world is on the verge of being consumed by the Fog, an ever-growing mist that corrupts and destroys all life within it. Unable to reach the source, humanity has no way to stop the Fog's growth. The destruction of the world is inevitable; humanity is at the end of its time.

In Asala, one of the few remaining settlements outside the Fog, two friends are on the verge of completing their training to become knights sworn to help weather the coming disaster: the cynical Aeyr Wilder and the kindhearted Mia Alacruz. However, catastrophic events soon destroy the very foundations of their lives, and they are forced to make the choice between their precious friendship and following the path they each believe is right. Their faith in their beliefs, and in each other, will be pushed to the limit as they decide what to save and what to sacrifice as the world collapses around them.

"There is no stopping the coming apocalypse. The only question remaining is: can humanity endure it?"


Prayer of the Faithless integrates elements of classic survival-horror games into its turn-based battle system. There are no readily accessible healing abilities, so your survival depends on managing a limited supply of restorative items you find or purchase. In addition, your equipped weapons and armor will drastically affect your performance by raising some stats, penalizing others, and changing your available abilities.

To reward a playstyle of controlled aggression rather than raw power and high levels, the battle system in Prayer of the Faithless turns a number of RPG conventions on their heads: You have three actions per turn, and you can spend them however you wish during battle. Plus, allies and enemies cannot guard, but must maintain their Stamina pools to block incoming damage. You must damage the enemy's Stamina to be able to hurt them, but be careful: overusing powerful abilities will leave allies wide open to attack!

Each ally's personality traits affect their combat prowess and abilities. As the story goes on and the stakes are raised, these traits will develop (and degrade!) along with the character's mental state. You will get to truly understand how each character thinks and feels through conversations and battle performance, and see how the state of the world affects their morale and beliefs.

Latest Blog

Permanent Price Cut!

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Prayer of the Faithless' launch. Thank you so much for all the support you've given the game over the past 8 years of development and post launch! The reviews and playthroughs of the game were heartwarming to see, and knowing that the story resonated with some people and got them thinking is more than I could have asked for as a developer.

While I plan to write up a more longform postmortem or self-analysis of the game and its development cycle, I'd like to express my gratitude in a more tangible form right now. So I'm announcing that Prayer of the Faithless has had a permanent price cut from $9.99 to $4.99. If you haven't played the game yet, this the perfect time to do so.

Once again, thank you so much for all the support the game has gotten over the years!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1878350/Prayer_of_the_Faithless/
https://vermillionnova.itch.io/prayer-of-the-faithless

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Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
Thanks so much for the kind words, iddalai! Yeah, 7 years is a loooong time to be working on a single project. I'm just glad it's finally over.

And yeah, I try to make demos for my games when I can. I think it's important to be upfront with people about what kind of game it is.
iddalai
RPG Maker 2k/2k3 for life, baby!!
1194
Congrats on the release! You gotta respect that much dedication to be able to finish a game you started 7 years ago! I still remember when you started this. Damn, has it been 7 years already!?

Also, this won't mean much to a lot of people, but I really appreciate any developer who is selling their game on Steam but actually provides an old-school demo you can download through RMN.

All the best Red_Nova!
Congrats! Very cool. I've been playing (slowly, life crazy haha). I look very forward to finishing this!
Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
Thanks so much!!
Congrats on Featured! Very well-deserved.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
21069
Congratulations on being Featured!

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InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4773
author=Red_Nova
Thanks, Infection! Yeah, I've been working on improving my art over the years, and you can see the old art by checking out the one review of the first demo on this site a few years back.

I'd love to know what you think of the demo!
For sure! I thought I downloaed last night but I got a new comp and didn't notice that it blocked it. So, officially gonna download right now. I'll come back with some thoughts!
Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
Thanks, Infection! Yeah, I've been working on improving my art over the years, and you can see the old art by checking out the one review of the first demo on this site a few years back.

I'd love to know what you think of the demo!
InfectionFiles
the world ends in whatever my makerscore currently is
4773
Maybe it's been too long for me and this site, people etc but your art has gotten a lot better! Let me know if I'm just mistaken XD Downloading and gonna give it a try.
author=Red_Nova
Sorry, I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. You can't buy anything other than basic supplies from the merchant, so any other equipment will have to be found in the wild.


That answers all my questions, thanks!
Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
Sorry, I'm not entirely sure what you're asking. You can't buy anything other than basic supplies from the merchant, so any other equipment will have to be found in the wild.
itch.io for me!

Was gonna comment there, but here's where I do most of my talking, so:

Heh, that Fallen Ulfair item. Are there even three Terra Luminite in the entire game?‚Äč

Or did me itemless-run strat make me forget where I could buy it?

Sleep well!
I just purchased the game on Steam!
Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
If you're talking about after you get Mia in the party in Asala, then you will be directed to go into Asala palace, where there will be another save point for you.
something i just noticed. After the intro dungeon, when you are free to explore the city, i REALLY needed to save and pause, but i couldnt find a save point in town. i even went to the inn but save didnt happen. instead i got to talk to the second party member and got stuck unable to go back to the tent with a save point.

please consider a promp to save or some save point when the exploration of town begins (i mean all mandatory cut scenes)

i could have just watched the dialog with the paladin a second time, but i choose not to.

Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
author=ricifidi
I hope it's not as merciless as soul sunder in hardcore mode xD


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Thank you for the fanart!
i just finished the rpgmaker cola podcast featuring nova and came take a look at your latest game. I hope it's not as merciless as soul sunder in hardcore mode xD

im the guy that made that fanart of myra btw.
Red_Nova
The all around prick
9191
"Kiyoma" is derived from "kiyomemasu" which is Japanese for "purify"
Question: Why are Kiyoma called Kiyoma?

IRL I mean. Like, "What does Kiyoma mean in Japanese".