Qasir al-Wasat is a stealth action-adventure set in an enigmatic 12th Century Syrian palace. You play as an invisible creature, summoned from another world to complete an assassination mission. Although deadly, you are a fragile being and must navigate the trap-filled corridors without alerting guards and… whatever else might be locked in this fortress in-between worlds.
Step lightly and watch out how you choose to kill your victims, for loud noises and blood stains will surely give out your position to enemies. Remember you can be put down with a single stroke. While exploring the dark corridors, will you fulfill the mission given to you by the enigmatic sorcerer, or will you investigate the mysteries of the palace, at you own risk? Players can search for hidden messages, eavesdrop the fortress’ guards conversations and look for secret passages since not everything is as it seems and there are ancient treasures waiting to be found.
Qasir al-Wasat is built around the tension between action and investigation. The palace is riddled with puzzles, a rich story, nasty traps and an ancient treasure that might be simply too magnificent to ignore. Explore it while embodying a lonesome creature from the underworld, and discover Its peculiar view of humanity. Qasir’s visuals are a love letter to intricate medieval Persian Miniatures, rooted in a thorough historical research. Alongside, an unusual soundscape that is created procedurally with each gameplay.
The gates are open and the sorcerer is summoning you, delve into the enigmatic world of Qasir al-Wasat.
Aduge Studio was a dev team from Curitiba – Brazil, formed by 6 friends. We united under the common goal of pushing the boundaries of game expression, inviting players to tap into the potential of videogames as medium for self-reflection. Qasir al-Wasat was our first major release and went to become an award-winning hidden gem.
Of the original team, some of us reunited to work on Qasir al-Wasat’s International Edition while others went on to work in different projects. The returning team is now releasing the game under our newly created publishing label, Zueira Digital.
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