“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.”
Fire and water are useful elements, sure, but any good alchemist knows that a winning strategy needs to be built upon a solid foundation, and what’s more solid than the soil we’re standing on? In today’s new video, Super.com and developer Bad Minions introduce the practical and powerful Earth Element, an essential tool in the kit of would-be wizards as they explore the world of Alchemist Adventure, set for a Q1 2021 release on PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.
While at first glance, the Earth Element might seem simple and rather blunt, like the rocks and stones of which it is composed, it’s actually an incredibly useful mechanism with a variety of clever and pragmatic functions. Need to reach a high place that seems inaccessible? Conjure a column of earth to serve as an elevator. Fire and air have no mass, but earth can be used to create massive blocks of stone to put weight on pressure plates to solve puzzles. Surrounded by enemies with no time to think? Raise a barrier of enchanted terra firma to shield yourself and force your opponents to fight each other with the “confusion” effectt. When it comes to problem-solving and defense, it’s hard to top the practicality and availability of the soil under your feet.
Of course, teamwork makes the dream work, and combining earth with other elements can add some depth to your collection of alchemical abilities. You can’t easily boil water by setting a flame to it, but combine earth and fire to create lava, and bam! Your watched pot is now boiling away, revealing previously inaccessible secrets. If you find yourself running out of time to solve a complex puzzle, why not combine earth and air to create sand to activate a handy hourglass?
Alchemist Adventure challenges players to use the power of alchemy and the elements to concoct the potions and tools needed to lead character Mya needs as she battles a mix of mundane and magical monsters and unravels the mysteries of a long-forgotten land.
Alchemist Adventure is an action-RPG that takes place in the mystical land of Isur. Long ago, it was the home of brilliant, yet dangerous alchemists, but now lies abandoned and ruined. You play as Mya, an alchemist who has awoken to find herself in an unknown place, confused and with no memories of what has happened. As she explores this mysterious land, she will make use of the four elements — fire, water, air, and earth to boost her abilities, transform the land around her, and solve alchemy-related puzzles. The land of Isur holds many secrets, all of which can be uncovered both in solo or cooperative play! Uncover Mya’s memories, discover the secret behind the destruction of the land, and maybe learn more about why a homunculus is following you everywhere!
Alchemist Adventure is currently available for Windows PC via Steam Early Access. The full game will launch in Q1 2021 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.