Coin-Operated games today announced their upcoming isometric RPG, Empyre: Lord of the Sea Gates. From the looks of it, it’s as though BioShock and Troika’s Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura got together and did the deed – and years later their child grew up to become this awesome looking beast of a CRPG. Take a look at the announcement trailer and learn more about the game’s setting below.
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What is Empyre: Lord of the Sea Gates?
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates is a top-down isometric RPG that takes place in a Neo-Victorian New York circa 1911, in which the entire city is flooded by rising oceans and the citizens must learn to live in a new reality where there is water everywhere, but none of it possible to drink. The game’s authenticity reflects scenes from New York during the 1900s, while tying the storyline to current day themes such as global warming and the rising of the oceans.
Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates pays homage to historic accounts by adding authentic items such as patent medicines including poisons or tonics made from dangerous ingredients. Many of the games’ objectives and side quests will tie directly into the experiences that someone in the 19th century would have. The game’s authenticity reflects scenes from New York during the 1900s, while tying the storyline to current day themes such as global warming and the rising of the oceans.