Spider Studios Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Spider Studios RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Technomancer E3 2016 trailer debuts https://www.gameskinny.com/9u8zx/technomancer-e3-2016-trailer-debuts https://www.gameskinny.com/9u8zx/technomancer-e3-2016-trailer-debuts Fri, 10 Jun 2016 05:16:37 -0400 Janiece Sebris

Just a little while ago, Focus Home Interactive launched the new trailer for upcoming game The Technomancer, which will be playable at its E3 2016 booth.

The trailer opens with visuals on the barren wasteland of Mars, which houses Earth’s displaced children in the game. Throughout the trailer, Frijid Pink’s cover of House of the Rising Sun offers up a gritty, rebellious vibe.

In this sci-fi RPG developed by Spider Studios, corporations fight for water on the surface of the red planet, but hidden beneath are different groups working to survive or mutants disfigured by the sun’s radiation. The player, as the Technomancer, will find these people in unexplored cracks of the planet.

In the game, the Technomancer, or mage-warrior, has the ability to harness electrical power, a trait that is amplified by their cybernetic implants.

The player travels through the game with companions, and chooses among different actions to resolve quests. The game will offer action-oriented combat gameplay and customization via four skill trees. Players will have to distinguish which actions are most appropriate to solve problems and move the story along.

The planet’s destiny is in the Technomancer’s hands. However, along with way and during the War of Water, questions about the Technomancer’s own past will be discovered.

The Technomancer comes out June 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Bound By Flame Master Guide List https://www.gameskinny.com/xmngr/bound-by-flame-master-guide-list https://www.gameskinny.com/xmngr/bound-by-flame-master-guide-list Tue, 13 May 2014 05:36:18 -0400 Synzer

Bound By Flame has enough content to play through the game more than once if you want to experience everything. Through combat style choices, dealing with the demon inside you, and choosing your companions, there's plenty to see. 

Would you like to be quick, stealthy, and take down enemies while dual wielding daggers? Maybe, you want to stand tall and swing a mighty two-handed weapon? Of course, burning your enemies with the many fire skills is always an option. Whatever the case, I'll help you with whatever you need.

There's more than a few guides I'm doing on this game, so I'm putting them all in this convenient location. I've linked everything I've done for Bound By Flame  below. I've also put guides that I'm doing soon in bold, so you know what to expect.

Basic Combat Guides
Class/Skill Guides
Misc. Guides

If you have any questions, or suggestions for other guides, please let me know in the comments!

Bound By Flame Guide: Pyromancer Combat Tips https://www.gameskinny.com/7uw0w/bound-by-flame-guide-pyromancer-combat-tips https://www.gameskinny.com/7uw0w/bound-by-flame-guide-pyromancer-combat-tips Fri, 09 May 2014 15:22:55 -0400 Synzer

The Pyromancer skill tree isn't originally available to you when you start Bound By Flame. You unlock it after your first boss fight. It is a great skill tree with a variety of uses. You can use it to augment your melee combat, whether you choose dual-wielding or two-handed. You can play a classic fire mage with long-range attacks or fiery knockbacks. You can even use it to shield yourself to take less damage. Whatever you choose, this skill line is very helpful.

For more tips and guides, check out the Master Guide List.

This guide will cover everything about Pyromancer combat including:

  • Demonic Presence - What it is and why it is important.
  • Combat Basics - Basic tips to help you master this fighting style.
  • Pyromancer Skill Tree - What it is and why you should use it.
  • Feats - Helpful feats for this fighting style.
Demonic Presence - There isn't enough room for two souls.

The main part of Bound By Flame is dealing with the spirit that possesses your body. You can choose to control it and keep your humanity, or let it take over and turn into the demon. Both have positives and negatives. Different NPCs have different opinions on your possession, so you'll lose at least someone depending on which route you take.

Controlling the demon

If you don't want the spirit to possess more of your body, (sounds like a bad time, right?!) then you don't have to. You keep your humanity, and your appearance, but you don't get access to the bonuses of possession.

Letting the demon in

When you let the demon take over, your appearance starts to change. The more it possesses you, the more you start to look like it. This gives you access to automatic feats that you don't have to put points in. 

These feats give:

  • More Magic
  • Faster Magic Regeneration

Another part of the transformation is getting horns. This means that you can no longer wear helmets. Clever addition I might add. You also take more damage from ice attacks. Yeah, I don't get that part either. Still, if you plan to use Pyromancer as your main source of attack, letting the demon take possession is a good idea.

Combat Basics - Kill it with fire!

As stated before there are different ways to use the Pyromancer style. If you choose to use it defensively, or to augment your melee attacks, not much changes from the normal way of fighting. Just use Burning Weapon, Guardian Flames, or both when you start combat.

If you want to do more long-range or typical magic spells, you have to play differently. 

  • Orb of Fire is your main attack. It launches a fireball at the enemy.
  • The other attack is Fire Wave. This pushes enemies back in a 4m radius.

Considering these spells have a cast time, you want to stay away from enemies as much as possible. 

  • Keep your distance and watch your surroundings. Enemies can sneak up on you if you don't pay attention.
  • When they get too close, push them back with Fire Wave.
  • Guardian Flames can give you extra protection when they do get close to you.

Regardless of what you do, you still have to use weapons. The stance you are in is important, though you can switch at anytime.

I suggest Stealth Stance so you can dodge attacks if you're using long-range fire attacks. The Ranger skill tree also has some helpful skills for fiery combat.

Pyromancer Skill Tree - Everything Burns!

This skill tree is important for anyone using fire spells. There are several skills that increase damage, duration, and other helpful things for your fire spells.

  • The Orb of Fire tree increases damage, chance to critically hit, and adds more fireballs to the attack.
  • Burning Weapon increases the damage and duration of the skill. It also lets you cast it instantly.
  • Concentration is the most important no matter what you do. This decreases cast time, gives faster magic regeneration, increases damage of all fire spells, and increases chance to critically hit with Orb of Fire and Fire Wave.

  • Guardian Flames increases the damage resistance and adds damage when someone attacks you while you have the skill activated.
  •  Fire Wave reduces the cost, increases the damage, and decreases cast time.

When you get 24 points in the Pyromancer skill tree, you unlock Fire Spirit. This spell creates a spirit that shoots up to 4 fire orbs at enemies in an 8m radius. This is very helpful when combined with your other fire spells.

Feats - Helpful boosts

There are multiple feats that help with Pyromancer. Some aren't so obvious.


  • Energetic and Intense are obviously important because they raise your max magic.
  • Take Practical and Passionate no matter what you do. They increase the experience you get for killing enemies.


  • You need Temperate and Wise because they lower the cost of fire spells. Now you can use a lot more before running out.


  • Alchemist is great because it recovers an extra 25% magic when using a mana potion.
  • Apothecary is also something to get if you use a lot of magic. This lowers the number of ingredients required to make potions.

That's everything on using Pyromancer combat in Bound By Flame. If you want other guides on this game, be sure to go to the Master Guide List. If you have any questions, or suggestions, let me know in the comments.

New Bound by Flame Trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/ap6wl/new-bound-by-flame-trailer https://www.gameskinny.com/ap6wl/new-bound-by-flame-trailer Sat, 14 Sep 2013 20:36:17 -0400 GirlGoneGaming

A new trailer has just dropped for Focus Home Interactive and Spider Studio's upcoming action RPG title Bound By Flame. In the game, players assume the role of a mercenary possessed by a flame demon in a dark fantasy universe.

Players will have to choose between falling prey to the demonic influence and accepting the use of its evil powers, or rejecting the demon in order to develop heroic talents instead. The more you rely on the demon, the more warped and demonic your own appearance becomes.

The game sounds a mash up between Fable and Dragon Age, and is worth a look if that's how you like your RPGs. Peep the trailer for some undead action!

Bound by Flame was officially announced at Gamescom, and will be coming to PS3, PS4, PC and Xbox 360 sometime this year.

Bound by Flame: A Sneak Peek https://www.gameskinny.com/72d62/bound-by-flame-a-sneak-peek https://www.gameskinny.com/72d62/bound-by-flame-a-sneak-peek Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:48:12 -0400 GabrielKross

Spider Studios has released 2 new screen shots for their upcoming game Bound by Flame. The game is going to be unveiled for the first time at E3, and Spider Studios wanted to give those waiting a glimpse of the game.

In Bound by Flame, you are a mercenary possessed by a flame demon.

The game allows for character customization, which affects the appearance of the demon possessing you. Throughout the progression of the game decisions made by the player can either further the demon’s influence or allow for heroic talents to be acquired. From my understanding, there will be many temptations that, if you give in, will give the demon more control. As the demon’s influence grows, your appearance becomes more demonic.

The gameplay is affected by the decisions you make and whether or not you give in to the temptations, allowing for a good deal of replay value. I would suggest making several save files at key points in the game. This way you can progress down different paths without having to see similar scenes over and over again (that’s how I approach any game that is decision dependent). To me Bound by Flame seems like a Fable meets Dragon Age type game. All in all, I’m interested in seeing how this game turns out.  I’m hoping this game is different but only time can tell.