Spell Souls is a free web-based strategy game in development for social networks like Facebook and MySpace. Simple Lifeforms, the game’s developer, is looking for prospective players interested in helping to test the magical duelling game.
In Spell Souls every player is one of the Magi, a secret society of wizards, sorcerers and shamans. They compete in an ancient ritual contest called Spell Souls to see who among them is the most powerful. The game features strategic turn-based play combined with social features to allow players to compete, befriend and socialise with each other.
Tadhg Kelly, designer of Spell Souls, said“Working on Spell Souls at Simple Lifeforms is very exciting because it is so different to anything else we have done before. Spell Souls is both a social game and a strategy game, which presents unique challenges and fun gameplay opportunities. For example: You can use your friends as a part of your game by literally turning them into playing pieces that you use to battle other players.
Another aspect of Spell Souls is competition: You directly compete against other players. This is pretty unusual for a social game. Games on Facebook often tend to be essentially single player games that tangentially involve your friends as a means to promote the game, but we wanted to make the social aspect of Spell Souls important and a fun part of the game itself. Competition with real people is challenging and usually more fun than single player gaming.
It’s not all about competition and winning though: We want you to make new friends through Spell Souls, find people who share similar interests as you, and allow you to be creative in the game. We have a ton of cool social features in development as we continue to expand the game. So there’s always a reason to come back, to explore further and to meet new people.
We’ve been working away on Spell Souls for the last few months and it is now time for you to join in the fun, tell us what you want, what you hate and help us grow the game and make it better for you.”
If you are interested in helping Simple Lifeforms develop and test Spell Souls, you can sign up to the official newsletter at the Spell Souls website www.spellsouls.com .
You can also follow Spell Souls on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/spellsouls for more updates and news on the game.