Niche Spotlight – Brutal Orchestra

Brutal Orchestra

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Brutal Orchestra, a surreal roguelite RPG set in Purgatory by Maceo bob Mair, Nicolás Delgado, and Hellbent Games.

Brutal Orchestra is based on the absurdist and surreal art of Hieronymus Bosch. You awaken in Purgatory after being murdered. Confused and alone, you are given an offer by a strange fiend named Bosch. Help him out, and Bosch will tell you how to get revenge.

Explore Purgatory with a party of fellow fools looking to defy their fates. Channel a gory resource called pigment to unleash absurd special attacks. You can’t escape from Purgatory, but you can destroy the person who sent you there.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Brutal Orchestra is available on Windows PC via Steam for $14.99.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

Hieronymus Bosch’s Brutal Orchestra is a Turn-Based Roguelike Strategy Game with resource management and deck-building elements. Employ the help of damaged and daring fools, equip ancient and insidious items and make deals with the devil on your path to revenge.

You died. Someone killed you. You are now in Purgatory and you will never escape. Make a deal with the “demon” Bosch and set off into this brutal and bastardous world, finding ​all manner of demented and degenerate friends and foes on your quest to get petty revenge.

Purgatory bleeds pigment. It is a strange substance that Bosch has granted you the ability to control. Channeling pigment allows one to perform powerful and absurd abilities. Pigment comes in many colours, each derived from a different source, some even of your own flesh.

This may be a place of the dead but even here there are still poor fools eking out a pathetic existence. Some would make for valuable party members or at least entertaining conversation. Most, however, are dim wits or damaged beyond all reason.

Purgatory is not a gentle place, it is a writhing dump of all that has died in many worlds. Endless deserts of pale sand are stalked by parasitic fish. Storm-cloaked mountain tops hide ungodly things above and below. The Garden waits for you at the end of time.

Hieronymus Bosch’s Brutal Orchestra was developed by Maceo bob Mair and Nicolás Delgado. With Sound Design by Pato Flores and Chris Dang and Composed by Publio Delgado.

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