Ever wonder what was going on with the Druids? Stonehenge? Trees? That sort of thing. Yeah? Well, you're not alone! The folks at Ctrl Alt Ninja have too, so they're making a game of it. Druidstone.
Revealed through a sudden Developer update blog on the game's new website, the post goes into great detail about the cause and reason of the studio's newest venture. In development since last Fall, there's no release date in mind, but it's coming along well enough that the team has now cemented its existence in time.
Described in the most basic way imaginable, Druidstone is about druids, forests and exploration. Considering the real druids had such a fascination over standing stones, we can imagine they'll play a major role, too. It's in the title, after all.
Taking place within the fictional Menhir Forest, the druids wandering the woods are able to return the land of the living immediately after they perish - only things are never quite the same with each subsequent rebirth. With the forest being a procedurally generated landscape reworking itself with each death, Druidstone essentially becomes a single-player roguelike about exploring the woodland, its people and its plight. Encounters - should they prove unruly - play out in a turn-based fashion on a two-dimensional grid with tactics playing a major role in their outcome.
Though the post may be a long read, it's allegedly too early to speak of the story surrounding the mass appeal of Druidstone's narrative. Despite being an ever-changing world, there's always a reason why. We just won't know it for some time. We don't even had a video for the end of this article.