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Niche Spotlight – Black Book

Black Book

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Black Book, a card-driven dark fantasy RPG based on Slavic folklore by Morteshka and HypeTrain Digital.

You play as Vasilisa, a fledgling witch looking to unlock the secrets of the demonic Black Book to bring her lover back to life. Travel across the countryside of 19th century Russia, performing exorcisms and helping villagers with their supernatural problems. Unlock new spells and capture demons to do your bidding as you battle otherworldly entities.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Black Book is available on Windows PC (via GOG, and Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $24.99 USD.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, “Black Book” is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales – and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.

A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved – but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances.

Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out the Black Book – a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals. Join Vasilisa in her adventures across the rural countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.

  • Uncover the seals of Black Book
    Unleash hellish spells on your enemies! Collect spell cards and new skills as you progress.
  • A Historic Adventure
    Solve riddles and complete side-quests as you learn more about life in the Slavic countryside.
  • Lead a Demonic Flock
    Send demons to do your bidding, but be careful – idle demons will torture you if you don’t find them something to do!
  • Myths and legends
    Explore a world based on Northern Slavic mythology. Learn from an in-game encyclopedia, created with the help of expert anthropologists – and find all folk tales hidden within the game!

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Frank Streva

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Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.




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