Hard to believe, but we’re finally here – launch day for Operencia: The Stolen Sun! On behalf of all of us at Zen Studios who have poured our hearts and souls into this first-person dungeon crawler for the last two years, I’d like to invite you to check out our launch trailer…and then perhaps move on to playing the whole game with Xbox Game Pass! It’s also available for $29.99 on the Microsoft Store for Xbox One.
I touched on it in a longer post about the game a few weeks ago, but being part of the Xbox Game Pass program is a dream come true for everyone here at Zen. We realize that reviving a subgenre that piqued in the ‘80s and ‘90s might not put Operencia on the top of your must-buy list, no matter how great it is (and we do think it’s pretty great!). But when it’s right there at no additional cost with your Xbox Game Pass subscription…why not give it a try? We hope that the easy access to our modernized approach to the old-school “blobber” will not only get more people to play the game (and that’s what we want most of all!), but perhaps its success will even inspire other developers to further revitalize such games with their own unique spins.
Of course, the biggest “unique spin” of our own would be the Central European mythology and folklore that inspired the settings and characters. With Zen being based in Hungary, an added degree of regional pride drives every aspect of this game, and we hope that shines through. I’m personally an American, but working on this has educated me on the area’s lighthearted folktales, enchanting mythology, and even some legends that are so darkly twisted, you really have to wonder what kind of demented minds dreamed them up.
It’s an odd mix – but a very delightful one! We have them all in Operencia… And we can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.
So please, let us know at @OperenciaRPG on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and visit our website at www.OperenciaRPG.com. But most importantly…get to downloading the game with your Game Pass right now!