Sceal Articles RSS Feed | Sceal RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Sceal: The Mini Irish Folklore Review Sat, 05 Nov 2016 14:09:41 -0400 PapaSisler

Sceal, which is developed by Joint Custody and recently released on Steam, is a magnificent mini Irish folklore adventure game. Players take on the role of this young girl spirit who is trying to recover her memories before the day ends.

Joint Custody designed this game with three things in mind; a story, a unique soundtrack, and custom painted worlds. Well I can tell you one thing; for just $4.99 on Steam, you get all that and more!

When you first enter this game, you are hit with a beautifully designed watercolor backdrop of hand painted buildings. They pop up everywhere you move your character by pressing and dragging the mouse. When you move the spirit to the left, you will find that the backdrop is constantly moving around. One of the best things about Sceal is at some points you will encounter a building that has a "paintbrush" symbol on it. At this point in time you must click on the building and paint it so that the story line can continue on.

The second thing you will more than likely notice when you enter the game is the soundtrack. Sceal's soundtrack was composed from real life classical Irish artists like Lorcan Macmathuna and Aislinn Duffy! As you progress through the story as a light spirit you will notice that the music is very soft and pleasant and when you become a banshee, the music tends to get a little more horrifying. You will find a really good example of this by watching the attached gameplay video of Chapter 2 that I uploaded for your curious eyes and ears.

And finally, you have the story. Sceal forces you to go on a journey with this spirit to uncover her lost memories. Every day you learn something new to what actually happened to this sweet girl. But do not be fooled by the length of this game. Yes it only has three chapters to it, but if you happen to take too long to uncover the overall mystery for the day, you must replay the day all over again.

I highly encourage everyone who is interested in straight to the point adventure games to give Sceal a try. So will you take the plunge to uncover the mystery of the spirit?

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Sceal: An Official Preview Teaser Trailer Released Today Wed, 06 Apr 2016 11:37:31 -0400 PapaSisler

Just this morning, Indie Game developer Joint Custody announced and released a preview teaser trailer for an upcoming supernatural adventure game titled Sceal.

Players will be taking on the role of a lost spirit girl who must search and unlock the mysteries of her past. After you take a look at the attached video, you will see that this game is based around beautiful and distinctive watercolor painted worlds, which are designed to look like an animated picture book. As you progress through each location, buildings and the general environment move around -- sort of like a pop up book in the form of a video game!

Throughout your journey as a spirit, you will be able to complete quests by painting buildings and objects to progress the story line. There is no news on whether or not you can paint them any color you want, though.

Joint Custody worked with renowned Irish folk singers Lorcan Mac Mathuna and Aislinn Duffy to give the game its haunting atmosphere and soundtrack, which will be released on Steam as well for you to purchase on the official launch day. If you don't have Steam, you will have the option to purchase this title on Android and tablet devices as a premium title.

The official launch day has not been announced yet, but if you would like to follow any updates that come out, please follow me here on Gameskinny or check out Sceal's official website and Twitter page. I highly recommend checking out the official website page to get a sneak peek at some of the tracks that will be incorporated into this title.