Chapter One: The Garden of Etad Y'Alp
A first-person dungeon crawler for Playdate in the vein of classics such as Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder. Expect lots of environments to explore, enemies to defeat, weapons and items and magic to wield, and puzzles to solve!
Etad is an arcade adventure/exploration game crafted around the limitations of the Playdate. You won't get bothered with stats, inventory tetris or party management; instead expect pick-up-and-play hack'n'slash dungeon crawling with light puzzles and combat.
Every dungeon in Legend of Etad is unique and hand-crafted, with distinct art and game mechanics, and are linked together by outdoor "hub" areas. Each new area you discover will feel different from the last.
Etad is in development using tooling made with Unity for the content pipeline, and the Playdate Lua SDK for the engine.
Legend of Etad - Chapter One is the first of three chapters. It launches at a 50% discount, decreasing to a 25% discount for Chapter Two and full price for Chapter Three. Buy it now and get future chapters for free!
Chapters Two and Three will be released as updates, with interim bugfix and quality of life patches. Your saved game will carry through all updates, so when a new chapter is released you'll be able to continue right from the end of the previous one.
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What players are saying about Chapter One:
It's insane how well this controls, and how fluid the game itself is, walking around and exploring feels illegal on the playdate. I was dreaming of a game like this for the console - @BummerOfGeorge, Reddit
Playdating Legend of Etad by @GarethIW until dawn! One giant step in games for the lit'l yellow handheld. Amazing creation!
- @land_patricio, Twitter
Yoooo this game is incredibly decent
- @Shademonger, Discord
Legend of Etad is dope. Can’t wait to spend more time with it, but it’s got “Killer App” written all over it
- @ralphiscool, Discord
Thank you for making Legend of Etad!! I’m loving it! Big nostalgia! I haven’t played a game like this since I was a kid messing with MS-DOS games! It’s awesome!
- @JCP256, Twitter
Can’t wait to check this out over the weekend. CD-ROM vibes = you have my attention
- @Cabel (of Panic), Twitter