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**Xbox One controller is recommended for gameplay

In Mask Of Semblance, players will enter a living, breathing, hand-painted world. This 2D hand-painted Action-RPG focuses on stylish combat, cinematic storytelling, and moral decision making. The game is designed to be playable forwards and backwards for multiple gameplay experiences. Adventure alone or cooperatively with a friend.

In this new demo, The Boy and The Mask will stumble upon a cursed village full of nomadic tradesmen, sapped of their strength and their will to live on. Influenced by the curse himself, The Boy must fight for survival and the future of the Palati by solving the mystery of the forest.

You wake up in a cold, dark room. The dust and smoke surrounding you shades your whereabouts with mystery. Your senses are stale from the timeless slumber you seem to have woken from. Pain is rushing through your body as you muster the power to stand up from your resting place. Your clothes, your name, your purpose...only a fragment of your memory persists.

A malformed light in the form of eyes, a mouth, and mysterious markings beckons you over.

“Dear boy”, the Mask begins, “let’s make a deal...”, not only greeting you but offering to make a nameless bargain. “I will be your guide in this place if you agree to take me to my master” are the terms. Upon acceptance, the boy's journey begins.

In Mask of Semblance you will be choosing paths, choosing sides, exploring, fighting, solving puzzles, and discovering secrets along your journey. You might also uncover some interesting facts about yourself in the process!

Mask of Semblance covers themes of the self and the mind, as well as the cyclical nature of life. It also incorporates themes of the duality of Nature vs. Technology.

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Mask Of Semblance: Curse Of The Palati Demo v5.1.0 343 MB

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surprisingly good

I hope they sell this, someday, I hope they give a definite value

Awsome game.

i played the both new and old demo and both of them got a really different feel :) 


Such a good game. Love you guys!

In the menu if you click anywhere on the screen instead of choosing a button with the keyboard the gui stops working. 

We are aware of this issue and are currently fixing it. We are releasing a new patch soon with some bug fixes and updates. Thanks for the heads up! 

Is there any way to save? if it isn't it would be nice with one so people don't have to play through it all at once.

We are currently integrating the save system that will be a feature of the full game. For now, the demo is a one shot experience :)

So I just started playing the demo and the first thing I see is that the names when the boy and masks speaks gets mixed up with who is saying what at a point after you kill the plant with four leaves that shoots four fireballs in pattern

Looking into that now, thanks for the heads up!

This game is beautiful! the story is amazing, the graphics stunning, and the voice acting better than anything i've heard yet. 5/5 would play again, and can't wait for more!

I saw you guys at PAX East but didn't have the time to demo your game!  Just downloaded the demo and I'm excited to play it soon :D

Hey Basikilos, you may have downloaded the previous version (version 3.0). Please re-download the newest build (version 4.0), which was the one we showcased at PAX East. It was uploaded today 4/9/2017. Thanks for checking us out!

I did!  Thanks a lot, I'll download the new version :)

Err, actually, is there a Mac version for the newest build?  I don't see it.

Hey Basikilos! Really sorry, we are working on it this week! We will definitely let you know when we get that up ASAP :)

Awesome, thanks!

Waiting for a 4.0 demo for more fighting and banter. :) 


Awesome! Our goal is to have that out in the next couple of months!

Hey Cryptic Hybrid! We just released the version 4.0 demo and would love to get your feedback again. Thanks!

Hey there, a very interesting demo and I love the game, these style of games are always a favourite of mine.  I look forward to playing the version.  5/5.

YouTube: Fellowplayer

Thank you so much! This video you made turned out great! Can't wait to share more!

Yo dude, keep it up. I want to see this game become a success!

Hey thanks! It's much appreciated. We are currently working on a pitch for publishers, so cross your fingers for us!

Good Luck!