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New Song-Casting Action RPG Traveler’s Refrain has a free demo out ahead of Steam Next Fest!

Embark on a dark adventure about a struggling musician, voiced by touring musicians.

The 5 person indie studio Red Essence Games is proud to announce its story-driven demo is available for free on Steam ahead of Steam Next Fest in June 2024. The demo offers a lengthy gameplay experience, giving players the opportunity to try out the unique song-casting mechanics, call back to memories and mechanics of old action-RPGs, and experience the intro to a dark and relatable story about a failed musician. Red Essence Games focuses on building quality indie games, where art, sound, and storytelling are at the forefront of design.

About Traveler’s Refrain:

Wield your magical instrument and defy the mecha-goddesses of fate in this song-casting, story driven, Action RPG. Explore a forbidden forest as Traveler, and help him reunite with his long lost love as you fight through abominations and solve mysterious puzzles, all while an ancient conflict unfolds.

Key Features:

UNIQUE HAND-PAINTED ART STYLE

Traveler’s Refrain features thousands of hand painted frames and animations with entertainment industry veteran Nik Hagialas, who has worked for the likes of Disney and D&D, and has adhered to the goal of making Traveler’s Refrain feel like a living painting.

MASTER INSTRUMENT COMBAT

Wield Traveler’s magical instrument and cast an array of devastating song-spells requiring technical input, accurate placement, and speed. Experienced players will find new ways to elevate gameplay to match their combat appetite.

ENGAGE IN A FRESH COMBAT LOOP

Alternate between casting powerful spells with your magical instrument and delivering combo attacks with your three elemental melee weapons, in this flashy and fluid combat system.

WORLD INTERACTION THROUGH MUSIC

Players will utilize music as a form of magic to influence the world around them. With certain melodies, players can alter ancient environments, manipulate objects, and solve mysterious puzzles.

LEVEL UP ABILITIES

Learn and upgrade various song-spells that fit your playstyle, and pair them with collectible Totem effects to give Traveler an upper hand in battle.

BUILD YOUR OWN MUSIC TRACK

Make choices as Traveler that will affect the playing soundtrack and create new layers based on the mood assigned to Traveler on his journey.

A GAME ABOUT A STRUGGLING MUSICIAN

Traveler, voiced by solo artist Essenger, will meet other adventurers who have wandered into the forest in search of their own purpose. He will meet a colorful cast of characters as well as the robotic denizens of the ancient forest.

FULLY VOICED BY TOURING MUSICIANS

Traveler’s Refrain is fully voiced and features talent from touring musicians such as Essenger, Alexandra Norton of Echos, Andy Cizek of Monuments, and Lee McKinney of Born of Osiris, who have all overcome their own trials in pursuit of their passion.

HAVE YOU EVER GIVEN UP ON A DREAM?

Immerse yourself in this dark and dying world where beautiful melodies and hand-painted art follow your decisions. Traveler’s Refrain focuses on themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of passions that will resonate with anyone who is on their own creative journey.

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