Cathedral is a game which takes you back to the roots of NES gaming. Its main focus is on exploring an unknown world.
Developer - Decemberborn Interactive
Publisher - Decemberborn Interactive
Genre - Action, Adventure, Indie, Metroidvania, Pixel Graphics
Platform(s) - Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4
Date Released - October 31, 2019 (PC) February 18, 2021 (Nintendo Switch) April 12, 2022 (Playstation 4)
Website - https://decemberborn.com/games/cathedral
Avoid both traps as well as the dangerous creatures that inhabit this peculiar place while making your way through this world, one dungeon at a time.
Wake up in a world with no recollection of how you got there. A world full of secrets, hidden rooms, dungeons and towns; Cathedral features a vast world, meant for exploring! You control a nameless protagonist, a knight from a different world, who teams up with a spirit known as Soul. Figure out what makes this world tick, and how to get back home.
Unravel the secrets of your past by finding the five elemental orbs. The orbs, placed in ancient times by the demi-god known only as Ardur, are protected by five fearsome guardians. Make your way through their dungeons, meet them head-on in combat, and see if you can best them!
Along the way, you will find magical items that allow you to explore even further, and reach new areas, towns and dungeons.
Cathedral features a large interconnected 2D world, containing more than 600 rooms to explore. Use the handy world map to find new locations, items and backtracking opportunities. The world of Cathedral is completely hand-crafted, and contains many unique areas, secrets and puzzles. Each area of the world is designed to be distinct and unique with its own puzzles and challenges.
Cathedral is not a game that will hold your hand, but rather allow you to set out and explore on your own.