The Last Alchemist revealed at gamescom
Today we are excited to unveil The Last Alchemist, a wondrous Alchemy Management game about the blazing pursuit of science in a world of superstition, coming Early 2023 to PC via Steam in Early Access.
ABOUT THE LAST ALCHEMIST
In the superstitious heart of 17th century Europe, Alchemy is a mad new practice to be feared and forbidden. The Inquisition, a group of fanatical lawmakers with rising power, condemns Alchemy as heresy and intends to root out and punish Alchemists as the world's most dangerous heretics.
As an Apprentice with a knack for unruly experimentation, you must master Alchemy in a world that despises it. Take on the mantle of your late mentor and inherit Old Imperial Star Observatory, a laboratory equipped with all the marvels, mechanisms, and knowledge you need to become the new Master Alchemist.
The Last Alchemist is a science-fantasy game for management fans with a ravenous hunger for discovery. Lead the emergence of science and stop at nothing to ensure its survival.
DEEP ALCHEMY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Test, Transmute, Transform. Extract Essences from everything you collect, fuse them together and solve Alchemy puzzles to obtain the Properties you need for a thriving Alchemy career. There are over 200 Properties to discover, with wondrous — or dangerous — effects. They can make you run faster and jump higher, cause or cure your ills, and help or hinder your best laid plans.
Conduct risky experiments. Grow carnivorous plants in your lab. Explode your Essence containers to observe what happens when they flow free. Combine bizarre ingredients without the proper analysis. The consequences could blow your mind… sometimes literally.
Alchemical mastery. Delve into a Research System that rewards you for analysing everything you collect. Complete your Encyclopaedia and become a fount of Alchemical knowledge.
IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION CYCLE
Farm and harvest crops that could be vital to your experiments — or could take a bite out of you. Craft tools and construct machines to optimise production. Manage your daily activities and finite energy around a day and night cycle teeming with opportunities.
ROAM THE WILDS
Explore rough but enchanting landscapes rich in resources, secrets, and fantastical plants that threaten more than just your progress. Discover ways to overcome obstacles, unlock new routes and use your surroundings to your advantage — allying yourself with strange and mysterious wanderers along the way.
MEET THE AGARI - YOUR LITTLE MUSHROOM FRIENDS
You share your laboratory with the Agari, a local civilisation of sentient mushroom creatures with a dark secret. These cute but cryptic folk run both the economy and the machines you need to optimise production. But you’ll have to work to earn their invaluable trust.
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