Strayed Lights is an atmospheric action-adventure game that boasts an innovative combat system, crafted to let the most players experience those moments of bliss, and the satisfying flow that comes from challenge. The game features an intricate world and storyline based on emotions that enables players to relate and connect to the game on a deeper level, creating a truly unique experience.
The combat in Strayed Lights is refreshing thanks to a mix of two core mechanics that create a sense of engagement and excitement. First is a parry-focused approach, inspired by Sekiro, but more forgiving. The mechanic encourages players to experiment without punishment while rewarding players for being precise and mixing parries with attacks, key abilities, and dodges. The second mechanic is a color-matching system: you can switch between blue and orange and so can your enemies; to parry you must match their color. This creates a heightened sense of engagement and immersion through observation.
To create this unique combat system, we prioritized player feedback by inviting players to test the game from its rough prototype stage. Through iterations and discussions with players throughout the game’s production, we were able to evolve the combat system to its full potential, resulting in a challenging and immersive experience that players enjoyed.
Developing Strayed Lights was a dream come true for our small team. We developed unique processes and techniques that allowed us to create high-quality content in a short amount of time, overcoming numerous challenges along the way. We are proud of the result and are excited to share this experience with players worldwide. Strayed Lights is available today on Xbox.