by Dreambyte Games

The Developer Says...

FOREWARNED is a 1-4 player co-op survival horror. Delve deep into ancient Egyptian ruins with your team of fellow archaeologists. Investigate phenomena, collect treasure, discover lore, survive danger, and banish the evil that lurks within.

Players Like...

❤ Two-Phase Gameplay Loop

The core gameplay revolves around a two-phase loop. During the Investigation Phase, players freely explore the randomized tomb environment, gathering clues and evidence to determine the identity of the Mejai (supernatural entity) haunting the ruins. They can collect valuable treasure, artifacts, and lore pages as they search the tomb, using equipment like the Geiger Counter and Compass to gather enough information to identify the specific Mejai. Once the Mejai's identity is revealed, players must descend into the tomb's inner chamber to retrieve a sacred relic, triggering the Confrontation Phase. This causes the Mejai to physically manifest and hunt the players, forcing them to survive the encounter and escape the sealed tomb before the Mejai claims their lives. Each Mejai type has unique abilities and behaviors, requiring players to adapt their tactics accordingly.

❤ Varied Mejai Entities

One of the gameplay highlights is the diverse array of Mejai entities. Rathos is the generic "chase-you-down" Mejai, vulnerable to fire, while Dekan is a loud, angry, and blind Mejai that relies on sound to hunt, necessitating a stealthy approach. Talgor is an invisible shadow-Mejai that can only be tracked using specialized equipment, and Ouphris can mimic the appearance of one of the player's teammates, sowing confusion.

❤ Exploration and Progression

Thorough exploration of the randomized tomb environments is encouraged, as players can uncover treasure, artifacts, and lore pages that not only provide in-game rewards but also contribute to the game's deeper narrative. Acquired gold can be used to purchase and upgrade various tools and equipment, enhancing the players' capabilities for future expeditions and keeping them engaged and invested in their archaeological journey.

❤ Cooperative Gameplay

Forewarned shines when played cooperatively with friends. Coordinating with teammates to efficiently gather evidence, locate the Mejai's relic, and escape the tomb is a rewarding challenge, further enhanced by the game's proximity-based voice chat system that adds to the immersive experience. After death, players can return as either a benevolent or malevolent mummy, offering unique opportunities to assist or hinder their former teammates, fostering teamwork, strategy, and camaraderie.

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