The Last Alchemist, an Alchemy Management game set in a world teeming with wonder and peril, revealed at gamescom
Coming 2023 to Early Access on Steam
London, United Kingdom – 24 August 2022 – Vile Monarch and Marvelous Europe are excited to unveil The Last Alchemist, a wondrous Alchemy Management game about the blazing pursuit of science in a world of superstition.
Created by Vile Monarch and published by Marvelous Europe, The Last Alchemist is coming to Windows PC via Steam in Early Access Early 2023.
William Besnard, Creative Director at Vile Monarch said "We’re thrilled to reveal what we’ve been working on with *The Last Alchemist * and we hope to show you more ahead of our launch in Early Access next year.“
In the superstitious heart of 17th century Europe, Alchemy is a mad new practice to be feared and forbidden. The Inquisition, a group of fanatical lawmakers with rising power, condemns Alchemy as heresy and intends to root out and punish Alchemists as the world's most dangerous heretics.
As an Apprentice with a knack for unruly experimentation, you must master Alchemy in a world that despises it. Take on the mantle of your late mentor and inherit Old Imperial Star Observatory, a laboratory equipped with all the marvels, mechanisms, and knowledge you need to become the new Master Alchemist.
The Last Alchemist is a science-fantasy game for management fans with a ravenous hunger for discovery. Lead the emergence of science and stop at nothing to ensure its survival.
DEEP ALCHEMY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
▪Test, Transmute, Transform. Extract Essences from everything you collect, fuse them together and solve Alchemy puzzles to obtain the Properties you need for a thriving Alchemy career. There are over 200 Properties to discover, with wondrous — or dangerous — effects. They can make you run faster and jump higher, cause or cure your ills, and help or hinder your best laid plans.
▪Conduct risky experiments. Grow carnivorous plants in your lab. Explode your Essence containers to observe what happens when they flow free. Combine bizarre ingredients without the proper analysis. The consequences could blow your mind… sometimes literally.
▪Alchemical mastery. Delve into a Research System that rewards you for analysing everything you collect. Complete your Encyclopaedia and become a fount of Alchemical knowledge.
IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION CYCLE
Farm and harvest crops that could be vital to your experiments — or could take a bite out of you. Craft tools and construct machines to optimise production. Manage your daily activities and finite energy around a day and night cycle teeming with opportunities.
ROAM THE WILDS
Explore rough but enchanting landscapes rich in resources, secrets, and fantastical plants that threaten more than just your progress. Discover ways to overcome obstacles, unlock new routes and use your surroundings to your advantage — allying yourself with strange and mysterious wanderers along the way.
MEET THE AGARI - YOUR LITTLE MUSHROOM FRIENDS
You share your laboratory with the Agari, a local civilisation of sentient mushroom creatures with a dark secret. These cute but cryptic folk run both the economy and the machines you need to optimise production. But you’ll have to work to earn their invaluable trust.
To be kept up to date please wishlist The Last Alchemist on Steam, visit the game’s official page or the @AlchemistGame Twitter channel and Marvelous Europe channels on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
About Vile Monarch The Monarch was born in May 2015 and instantly decided to take over the world with the tool he thought most fitting for the task – video games. These included games such as Oh…Sir!! The Insult Simulator, Weedcraft Inc, and Crush Your Enemies. All a little bit crazy, but with a LOT of personality. Vile Monarch's games have been released on nearly every modern platform, receiving praise both from players and reviewers. Vile's minions include ruffians partially responsible for such hits as The Witcher 3, Hard West, and Beat Cop. To make a long story short – Vile Monarch are just a bunch of hardcore game dev experts who know how to rock. Visit Vile Monarch at https://vilemonarch.com/
About Marvelous Europe Marvelous Europe is the publisher behind Mandragora, Nova Antarctica and Ninja or Die, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvelous Inc., developer of beloved Story of Seasons (known as Harvest Moon prior to 2013) and Rune Factory series. Established in 2012, Marvelous Europe is passionate about helping games to reach a global audience while nurturing emerging developers and studios. With decades of experience and strong ties to the worldwide indie game dev community, the highly skilled European team is committed to supporting studios worldwide find success, while continuing to publish and distribute select Marvelous Inc. content.
For more information about Marvelous Europe, please visit www.marvelouseurope.com.