Black Book (video game)
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One|
Taking place in 19th century Russia, the game is heavily inspired by Russian folklore. To ensure the authenticity in depiction of myths and real-life locations, the developers worked alongside Russian anthropologists.
In the game, players control Vasilisa - a young sorceress, who travels across the landscape of rural Russia, aiding commonfolk along the way. The players achieve that by solving puzzles and engaging in battle using a deck-building card combat system. Throughout the journey, choices made by the player will affect the plot and general progression of the game.
A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved - but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances.
Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out Black Book - a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals.
It is the second game developed by Russian team Morteshka, their previous project The Mooseman takes inspiration from Finno-Ugric lore and the Chud tribes of Northern Europe.
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