You have to admit, there’s a certain appeal to a mercenary duo named Bash and Slash. It’s who they are; it’s what they do.
This rhyming pair are the hero characters of Titanis, the debut RPG from Boston developer, Silver Goblet Games. Bash and Slash live in a distant future, where the world is basically a wasteland, and they must eke out a living in whatever way they can. Survival is their paramount goal. The player will guide them through increasingly tricky levels across a desert landscape, meeting allies and enemies alike. Much of the map is locked in the earlier portion of the game, to keep the player from stumbling into battles for which the heroes are just not ready.
The key to surviving in this devastated future are the skills that Bash and Slash will acquire. As they grow stronger, learning new abilities and acquiring better equipment, the player will need to customize their skill sets, mixing and matching the different abilities to make them deadlier than anything they might encounter on their quest for essentials. Upgrades and improvements will continue to strengthen the duo as they make their way through diverse landscapes, from the searing desert heat to the shadowy secrets of underground caverns. Each region is filled with new and dangerous enemies, and Bash and Slash will need all of their raw courage and most powerful weapons to protect themselves from what lies ahead.
In case this wasn’t tantalizing enough, Titanis comes with a very special bonus feature: With the release of the game earlier this month, the developers have promised to unlock the map editor and scripting engine, thereby granting players the ability to create their own levels and script their own adventures.
Titanis is available exclusively for the PC, and can currently only be purchased from the game’s website for $9.99 USD, although it is also up for approbation on Steam Greenlight. At present it is a single-player game, but the developers note that multiplayer is a possibility in the future. See what Silver Goblet Games has in store next by subscribing to their YouTube channel.