By Michael Fontanini / February 14th, 2020
Red Blue Games and publisher Merge Games are excited to announce that the v1.5 update for Sparklite, the biggest patch yet, is here. It adds a number of new features, improvements, and fixes. The game is available on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It is priced at $24.99, but in celebration of this major patch it is currently 30% off ($17.49). The press release lists the following new features in Sparklite v1.5:
- New! Casual Game Mode – For an easier experience
- New! Champion Game Mode – For the hardcore gamer looking to challenge themselves
- Updated save slot UI
- Enhanced boss fights
- New character in the Refuge
- New Baron cinematic
- Updated sinkholes
- Updated Furnaces
- Chopping grass now has a chance to drop Sparklite
- Thanks to our active community we’ve also added lots of bug fixes and quality of life improvements
Here’s the original game trailer:
Sparklite is inspired by multiple games like The Legend of Zelda, but mixes in a steampunk theme, rogue-like elements, some very unique items, and some procedural generation. You play as a young mechanic named Ada. Each time you descend to the surface of the world, it will be different. The core of the world has a defense mechanism against the abuse of sparklite ore. This mechanism is responsible for “fractures”, which refers to each time that the world changes. In-game, this happens whenever you die and return to the surface. The changing layout of the world is meant to delay wrongdoers, and as it happens there is one.
An evil Baron has built a mining operation in each biome to extract large quantities of sparklite ore for his own dark aspirations. You’ll need to collect sparklite ore from the surface to research and create items, and improve your stats if you’re going to save the world of Geodia!
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