Hunt monsters by discovering and exploiting their rules in this Visual Novel from ScalemaiL.
About This GameWalkerman is a Visual Novel about hunting supernatural creatures. Each creature obeys a unique set of rules which must be exploited in order to defeat them, in a fashion similar to the old folk tales about vampires and garlic, or werewolves and silver bullets. Each act of Walkerman centers on a creature and the process of investigating it. Players will study the monster in order to ascertain its weaknesses, gather the necessary items, and then confront it in battle. Combat takes place on an isometric, pseudo-board game in which the player selects actions from a list of options. These battle sequences have multiple solutions, depending on the player's collected items and their knowledge of the monster. Players also steer the protagonist through his personal life in a similar fashion: deciding who to trust, where to borrow money, etc which alters how the story progresses.
Prologue: The Thing in the Weald
Jorgen, a nineteen year-old serf, has just embarked upon a peculiar career: monster hunting. As a walkerman, he will tour the streets and alleyways at night, battling supernatural creatures that emerge when the sun goes down. But before he can reach the city-state of Midgard, a chance encounter will send him spiraling headlong into a world beyond light and reason...
Act 1: Welcome to Midgard
Jorgen's arrival in Midgard is marked by suspicious characters, perilous nights, and the all-pervading smell of a civilization in decay. Both ostracized and incensed by his countrymen, he raises his standard in the world's loneliest revolution...
Act 2: Herdchaser-girl
Jorgen has survived his first contract, but now finds himself trapped between the circumstances of his family, religion, and trade. Hounded by their demands—and another more sinister offer—the young walkerman soon finds assistance in the most unlikely of allies...
Act 3: Theories
Surfeited by his surroundings and disillusioned with his trade, Jorgen seeks a new path forward for himself and Midgard. The city-state hosts a few theory-peddlers ready to provide just that, but their medicine might prove worse than the sickness...
Coming at Some Point
- Over a dozen beautiful illustrations
- Dozens of unique and fully illustrated characters
- Branching story dependent on player agency
- Five lengthy installments with instances of abstract, description-based puzzle solving
- Pseudo-Board Game aesthetic for battle sequences
- An extensive soundtrack featuring new tracks every episode
- An extras menu featuring a CG gallery and music room
BE WARNED: Walkerman may feature themes and imagery of a violent, disturbing, or sexual nature, and is unsuitable for small children.
- OS: Windows XP
- Processor: 1.2 Ghz Pentium 4
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- Graphics: 1920x1080
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 700 MB available space