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Hieronymus Bosch's Brutal Orchestra is a Turn-Based Roguelike Strategy Game with resource management and deck-building elements. Employ the help of damaged and daring fools, equip ancient and insidious items and make deals with the devil on your path to revenge.


Revenge
You died. Someone killed you. You are now in Purgatory and you will never escape. Make a deal with the "demon" Bosch and set off into this brutal and bastardous world, finding all manner of demented and degenerate friends and foes on your quest to get petty revenge.


Pigment:
Purgatory bleeds pigment. It is a strange substance that Bosch has granted you the ability to control. Channeling pigment allows one to perform powerful and absurd abilities. Pigment comes in many colours, each derived from a different source, some even of your own flesh.


Fools:
This may be a place of the dead but even here there are still poor fools eking out a pathetic existence. Some would make for valuable party members or at least entertaining conversation. Most, however, are dim wits or damaged beyond all reason.


Hell:
Purgatory is not a gentle place, it is a writhing dump of all that has died in many worlds. Endless deserts of pale sand are stalked by parasitic fish. Storm-cloaked mountain tops hide ungodly things above and below. The Garden waits for you at the end of time.

Hieronymus Bosch's Brutal Orchestra was developed by Talia bob Mair and Nicolás Delgado. With Sound Design by Pato Flores and Chris Dang and Composed by Publio Delgado.

Hellbent Games
Updated 12 days ago
StatusReleased
Publisher
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorsItsTheTalia, Kondorriano
GenreRole Playing, Adventure, Strategy
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Dark, Exploration, Pixel Art, Roguelike, Singleplayer, weird
Average sessionAbout an hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, Subtitles, Interactive tutorial

Purchase

Buy Now$20.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $20 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Brutal_Orchestra_Linux.zip
Brutal_Orchestra_Windows.zip 181 MB

Development log

Comments

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Has the game been updated yet?

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Hey, quick question, will the itch.io version get the content update on the 23rd? Many thanks

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Yep.

Awesome, thank you :)

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nope 😭

I can't seem to install the game, is there an issue going on?

Hey Dr. Mako.

I have responded to your email about the issue.

-Maceo (Game Designer/Game Artist)

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Another absolutely amazing game, I've only made my way through the first couple of areas but I instantly fell in love with this!! 

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Maaaaaaan, why does it have to cost money?  I'd totally play this lol.

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because it was time and effort to make this for you to enjoy. Support the dev you like content from so they can make more content you enjoy. 

(-3)

the way you typed that makes it sound rude, plus some people just don’t have money to spend on games, sadly.

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This game is such a gem! Play it! It's so original and so carefully crafted. It takes the classic (and really boring) JRPG mechanic, leaves just a few small things, the rest throws out the window, to replace it with an original and engaging combat mechanic that forces you to consider your steps rather than just spamming the best skill until you'll run out of mana or whatever. And the art, the VFX are sooo good. And the soundtrack is just perfect. I'm leaving reviews whenever I can and recommend it to all my friends. This is just top-tier game design, you're the new Edmund McMillen. Great respect to everyone that have crafted this masterpiece.

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wow this looks great, if only it wasn't another turn-based rpg

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Hey huzelbuzel,

Glad to hear you like the look of Brutal Orchestra!

I understand your frustration with plethora of similar turn-based RPG's, especially here on Itch, but I think you would be glad to find that Brutal Orchestra has very little mechanically in common with RPG-maker projects or JRPG games.

Brutal Orchestra plays much more similarly to games like "Into the Breach", "Darkest Dungeon" or "Slay the Spire".

Thanks again,

-Maceo (Game Designer/Game Artist)

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I'll take your word for it, dev

You mean it wasn't inspired by LISA? It's like a spiritual successor in terms of gameplay

Mechanically Brutal Orchestra and Lisa the Painful/Joyful play very differently. Brutal Orchestra has a focus on enemy prediction/positioning and resource management whereas Lisa is very typical for an RPG maker JRPG.

Interesting!

(+8)

This game is fantastic. My time in Purgatory was great, albeit never-ending... how do I get outta here?!

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This game is perfect!!! MUST PLAY!

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