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Beloved Rapture is a narrative-driven indie game in the style of the “classic” 90s role-playing games.

It combines the best elements of a SNES-era RPGs (an immersive game world, tough puzzles, dungeons), with a more "cinematic" focus - akin to an Adventure Game.

In its earliest form, the project originated all the way back in 2009 - but it was not until 2014/2015 that I pulled it out of hiatus, and started to redefine my overall vision for the project. I began recreating the game from the ground-up, loosely based on my old outlines.

In 2018, I made the decision to "convert" Beloved Rapture into a full-fledged commercial game - something I could truly call my own! I embarked on the ambitious task of replacing all of its graphical and audio assets for an eventual release on Steam (and hopefully elsewhere)!



Over the years, I drew inspiration from several (quite distinct) sources: Traditional JRPG Titles (duh!), Puzzle/Adventure Games, Visual Novels, and even a plethora of Japanese Anime for the game's storytelling.

Rather than adopting a conventional narrative, BR moves through various "chapters" that explore every character's backstory--spanning across years, and even decades of time. Ultimately, the large cast is united in a single, tumultuous conclusion.




- Evocative storytelling that spans many hours and dynamic character scenarios.
- Retro-style, turn-based battle system - face off against many challenging enemies & bosses to gain new skills.
- Endless replay value: dozens of chests, items, and small secrets hidden on every map!
- Extensive soundtrack that boasts many beautifully composed, original tracks & sound effects.
- Simple and intuitive controls allowing high accessibility for players of all skill levels.




Backstory

Discord rages through the venerable kingdom of Alexandria. Though once a great bastion of civilization and prosperity in the world, a sudden change in government has now turned the populace against their own rulers.

The mighty Isolde - the most powerful Commander to ever serve Alexandria - has lit a fire of war that threatens to engulf the entire world. Outmaneuvering pacifists in the royal council, she has struck out in all directions, intending to bring Alexandria's neighbors to heel. The king, intoxicated by the prospect of becoming a new Emperor, has given her his blessing.

Not content to spread Alexandria's- and her own- influence outside their borders, Isolde has rallied the kingdom's institutions to her cause. She uses them to spread propaganda and has rewritten their mandates to pervert their traditions of peace and enlightenment, focusing instead on blood-lust and war. Any citizens to stand her way, including members of those guilds which do not support her lust for conquest, are expunged from the capital.



The Aeons - a powerful religious sect, have began to fight back. The cult is led by Draco, a formidable soldier and Isolde’s former lover. Their attacks sow chaos and panic across Alexandria, and their prowess in battle has embarrassed Isolde's military forces. The Aeons spread their own ancient, mystic beliefs by force even while Alexandria loses sight of its own spiritual and moral compass.

John, a young man from the countryside, now finds himself thrown into a conflict beyond his comprehension. As the Aeons draw closer to his hometown, threatening his elysian way of life, John is forced to contemplate what role he must play in their escalating conflict.

At his side are Aiden, the young son of a Shrine caretaker, who has trained since birth in the mystic arts and Crystal, a runaway noblewoman intent on ending the war before it reaches her family.




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crap the download doesnt work. make a download on this site!
not found!! What happened? I guess the link broke.
Can't wait to play it but I can't! Waiting patiently for a good link download.
Looks good, I haven't downloaded it, but sweet screens
Tau
RMN sex symbol
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Hey Blind your link is down, unless you took it down on purpose then all good.
Your mapping is awesome, but to be honest, this game bores me. You need more interaction with the player.
I love Beloved Rapture's maps and grass/falls locations. Screw the plot, check out that awesome maps.
Wow, this is certainly a larger download than most of the games on here. I hope it's good!
I loved the maps too! it can still improve though! maybe you should throw in some plot-changin decision or something. Also, change the highlight pattern of choices in the menus, i once chose " quit" instead of "save " and i had to go over a big chunk of the game =_=. i long for the final realease!
This game is fantastic. Who cares what you all think, this guy is a genius. A lot of people may not like this game because they do not understand it from beginning. Well that exactly why it's a super game. I mean wouldn't you wanna know what happens next after being puzzled from start towards near the end. The action and drama is brilliant. So is the dialogue and the music can be boring at times but is also very exciting most of the game as it mainly focuses on the plot. I only wish the game was longer.
WIP
I'm not comfortable with any idea that can't be expressed in the form of men's jewelry
11363
obsorber, I think you are really far from the truth.
Hey Blindmind. You may've sent me a PM, but I didn't get it. Email me at tylertothemiles@Gmail.com
dragonheartman
Developer, Starless Umbra / Heroes of Umbra
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Next time you post a screen I wanna see a demo again.>:]

<3
obsorber tell me about yourself. what are your favorite pokemans
So I go to download this...and I see a 26min wait. wee...
Also, the pokemans comment is hilareous.
Sorry about that, Relyt. I'm updating with a new version this summer that I promise will be smaller. =[
I hope you're still working on this!
Starscream
Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.
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This is a nice game! Good job :D only thing is, I wouldn't really say that it's an original soundtrack considering that there are other artists in this game that are not listed in the above credits. :/
Happy
Devil's in the details
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I'm actually really looking forward to the next demo. Despite what all the people said, I was personally still able to enjoy this game. Though I'm still not very far in the game, but anyway.
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