The Captives: Plot of the Demiurge is an action-adventure game from Prism Game Studios, with real-time combat and a strong focus on story. Create and play as a collection of prisoners, who must work together to defeat the evil schemes of Prince Pico and his newly-acquired magical powers.
The game is set during a struggle between two opposing ideologies. You play as convicted prisoners, drafted into the Tetrarch’s army to undertake missions against Prince Pico’s forces and collect intelligence concerning his masterplan. While each prisoner has their own individual personality and backstory, they all want to complete their assigned objectives and earn their freedom.
The game features a variety of carefully crafted levels. You will start by creating your character for each particular level. You can customize the character’s name, stats, weapon and appearance, giving each character you play a unique feel. After each level your personalized character gets added to the story’s cast of NPCs whom you can then talk to and interact with. As the story grows, so too does your cast of previous player characters.
The combat of The Captives is real-time tactical action in the style of the Zelda or Souls games. Anticipation and timing is a consistent key to success, although each character you create will require different approaches depending on how you invested your skill points. If you get stuck in the game, check out the video walkthrough and gameplay for the game.