Legerdemain is an epic and surreal CRPG (computer roleplaying game). It is written in Java and runs on PCs running Windows, Mac, and Linux. hundreds of enemies
Years in the making, Legerdemain takes place in a strange and cracked fantasy world called Phenomedom. You assume the role of an imprisoned magician seeking to learn the nature of your captivity. Along the way youíll uncover vast conspiracies, morbid secrets, and the secrets of ancient puzzles. Youíll likely slay a few thousand monsters along the way too.
Legerdemain draws heavily upon interactive fiction and Roguelike games to provide an experience focusing on story and depth of play. From interactive fiction we inherit elements of scene description, exploration of new environments, and conversation with the gameís inhabitants. From Roguelike games we derive a top-down two-dimensional perspective and numerous strategic elements. Legerdemainís glyph-based UI is also reminiscent of Roguelike games, but here we forego ASCII for the myriad and more modern conventions of Unicode.
numerous towns and villages
hand-drawn world map
Canticle of the Onslaught: a three-hundred page cluebook
over one hundred NPCs
over 130,000 words of text
200 hours of gameplay
runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux