NOTE: This demo is now fairly outdated. The game's mechanics have pretty drastically changed, and I would no longer say this demo is representative of what the final product will be. To see more up to date progress, feel free to check out my twitter where I post development videos regularly. I'll also be releasing a new demo sometime later this year. Thanks!
In a world plagued by demonic spirits known as Ethers and Umbras, the Arbiter is the only person capable of defeating them. You play as Ashe, a young boy (and the newly appointed Arbiter) whose job is to venture out and defeat the spirits that threaten humanity.
The Arbiter has the unique ability to transform between the spiritual Ether and Umbra powers, allowing him to fight back against the spirits that hunt him. An Ether can only be defeated by an Umbra, and an Umbra only by an Ether. By constantly transforming, you can manipulate how these two powers interact to slay your enemies and complete your mission.
I'm the sole developer for Arbiter and in addition to my own savings, I'm currently funding its development through Kickstarter! The game pretty much lives and dies by the Kickstarter's success, so please consider supporting it if you're interested!
The demo is a polished, fully playable tutorial level that will most likely appear in the final game. It's about 15-20m long, filled with various enemy encounters and a boss at the end. The game is currently only supported on Windows (PC).
I recommend playing with a controller since that was the tutorials are specified for. The game is still fully playable with keyboard and mouse, however, and you can see the control layout for those here.
- Jumping on top of multiple enemies will get you stuck falling between them.
- Small terrain piece sticking out in Wolf's arena, to the right of the grey wall.
Feel free to play the game, stream it, record it, whatever you wish! I'd love to get as much feedback as possible to help make it as good as it can be.