We had a chance to play Miasma Caves and talk to developer at this year’s Play NYC convention, and if you’d like to know our early thoughts, check out this spotlight to learn more about this intriguing roguelike.
Lethal Miasma has plagued the caves near Radiant Ridge, a small and peaceful village. Following in the footsteps of her family, Lesath is the village’s skilled and bookish treasure hunter. Able to withstand the Miasma better than the rest of Radiant Ridges’ residents, Lesath adventures into the caverns in search of valuable treasure, new gear, and precursor technology from lost civilizations.
The mysterious miasma caves are procedurally generated, making each treasure hunt both suspenseful and fruitful. Walls and terrain are fully destructible, allowing creative miners to forge their own paths in search of treasures and equipment. The inhabiting creatures of the caves are docile, but that does not stop each journey from being filled with risk and danger. The power of the Miasma will slowly deplete Lesath’s vitality and threatening environmental dangers await. If her vitality is fully depleted, Lesath will be revived at the entrance of the cave and will lose any collected treasures and items.