Wantless is a fast-paced tactical RPG where combat take place on a subconscious battlefield
A reveal trailer, details, and screenshots can be found below, via Twin Sails Interactive.
Coming to Steam Early Access in fall 2023, Wantless is a fast-paced tactical RPG set in a dystopian future where the subconscious is a battlefield. As a transposer, delve into your patients’ minds to confront the torments within. Forge your skills with a deep skill-crafting system and master a variety of innovative mechanics in dynamic, turn-based combat if you hope to succeed. The mind is a dangerous place after all…
Are wants and desires worth it in a dying world?
In Wantless, you play as Eiris, one of the last remaining Transposers - doctors who can delve into their patients' tortured minds to alleviate their torments, erase memories, or even consciousness itself.
Confront horrors made manifest, woes and sinister thoughts in this fast-paced and challenging Tactical RPG. Forge your skills, shape your build and engage in ruthless combat as you sail through a ghost metropolis and explore your patient stories in a series of runs.
Dynamic Combat System
You start your turn with 8 Action points but using one will also give it to each enemy. The more you act and the more your opponents will react! Thankfully, eliminating your foes also grants you action points, allowing for potentially devastating turns for you…or against you.
You will learn to fear what lurks inside the mind. These vicious manifestations pack an impressive array of ways to kill you. To even the odds you will have to thoughtfully use your environment. From carefully placed explosives to pools of toxic poison, the terrain plays a crucial role in this intense and unforgiving tactical combat.
On The Brink Of Insanity
In Wantless, battles are not fought on battlefields, but within the subconscious of your patients. Proceed with caution, safeguard key memories and avoid instability at all costs. The more disruption you cause, the weirder things will get. Remember, the mind is a delicate thing.
Endless Skill Crafting Possibilities
Unlock the potential of synapses collected during your runs to craft your skills, experimenting with effects, shapes, cooldowns, and costs! Combine damages, ailments, buffs, environmental effects, utility and more to create impressive combos. With 60 synapses currently available and more to come during Early Access, create a truly personalized build.
Shape Eiris further by navigating the intricate Mind Tree, with dozens of nodes to choose from. However, be mindful of your choices, as the more powerful the nodes, the greater the drawbacks.
A Suffering World
In a desolate and bleak world where many people lie in a comatose state, willingly relinquishing consciousness, the remaining survivors barely scraps by. They turn to you, seeking release from their torments, or for a more permanent solution, a wantless state.
These patients are randomly generated along modifiers, traits and their own story, leading to endless possibilities. As you progress you may encounter special patients, with their distinct twists and enemies, pushing your skill to the limit.