TORONTO, CANADA - February 24 2012
Untold Entertainment Inc. today announces its upcoming game Spellirium, a unique graphic adventure / word puzzle mash-up in the spirit of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords and Bookworm Adventures. Equal parts LOOM and Boggle, Spellirium takes players to a post-apocalyptic world called The Land, where present-day civilization has been buried beneath a mile of earth, and reading and writing have been outlawed. Enter Todd, an initiate in the secret society of the Runekeepers, who assembles a motley crew of companions to investigate the death of his monastic brother. Todd's journey unfolds across a pastoral countryside, dotted with salvaged wreckage from "the Once", giving the game an eye-popping "trashpunk" aesthetic.
Spellirium cleverly leverages a fun grid-based word puzzle game mechanic against story-based puzzles for ever-changing, always challenging gameplay. To shear a sheep, spell words like CUT, TRIM, SHEAR and CLIP. To defeat a green foe, spell words using only green tiles. Spell words in different directions to move a character through a maze. All of the words the player spells are stored in an interactive Dictionary, making for a Pokémon- like list of 50000 collectibles! Words can be used as currency to buy items, which can then be crafted to make power-ups.
Spellirium will be available as a downloadable title for PC and Mac. Partially-funded by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Spellirium is currently in alpha testing and is slated for a 2012 release. To learn more about Spellirium, follow @spellirium on Twitter, Like the game on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/spellirium, or visit the official website and Designer Diary at http://www.spellirium.com.
Untold Entertainment Inc. is a Toronto-based boutique studio founded in 2007 which specializes in games and apps for kids, teens, tweens and preschoolers. Untold regularly partners with Canadian kid's broadcasters and teevee producers. Untold made a splash in 2011 after releasing Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure, a title co-created by 5-year-old Cassandra Creighton, who is quite possibly the youngest web and mobile game developer in the world. The game was subsequently named a finalist at IndieCade 2011, is nominated for a Mochi Award, and has received coverage as far away as Italy and Japan. Spellirium is Untold's first game for grown-ups.