Cellyon, Boss confrontation

The first game mixing MOBA and MMORPG

Cellyon is a PC video game born from the desire to combine two kinds of gameplay that we particularly like:

  1. The fights player vs player of the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)
  2. The fights players versus monsters of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)

With Cellyon, we offer a true team of gamers versus a boss in a 3D game.

Speaking of teams, we are Sentry Games, a French game-creation studio working in Rennes, Brittany !

In the beginning, there was Cellyon, a friendly and benevolent celestial being. With his help, Hildra, a small planet of the Kodri system, prospered for thousands of years.

Cellyon had become used to spending time with the inhabitants of Hildra, advising them, guiding them along what he believed was the right path. Whenever he was incarnated on Hildra, he took the appearance of a man and always found a way to be close to the influential people on the planet. Every now and then, he became infatuated with a woman, and their love would bring into the world a child with outstanding abilities. Thus, the history of Hildra was punctuated with messiahs, intellectuals, and athletes with exceptional proficiency who left their mark with their inventions, feats, and works.

Unfortunately, every rose has its thorns, and in time, Cellyon’s lineage changed, and just like an overripe fruit, began to spoil. Children would be born deformed and be abandoned, or when they had no deformity, would be violent and unpredictable.

Now, 10,000 years after Cellyon vanished, mankind is caught up in a war between the Children of Cellyon, who have turned into powerful and evil demons. The governments on Hildra have worked together in order to create an organization for the protection of Hildran citizens: The Agency. Most of its recruits are uncorrupted Children of Cellyon. In their veins flows a tiny amount of the blood of this ancient celestial ancestor, often granting them superhuman strength or speed, or even some uncanny powers.

The members of The Agency are aided by every possible technological advance. Thus, the strongest ones can be equipped with impressive machinery worn directly on their back and allowing to fending them off the corrupted Children of Cellyon. Those with natural powers are entrusted with equipment enabling them to amplify this power.

You are one of these Children!

Each battle lasts 20 minutes during which you are part of a team of 4 to 8 players and fight against one of the corrupted Children of Cellyon: a boss. Once the battle is over, you can play against the same boss, against another boss, or even change teams. During the battle you have control of your avatar inside a 3D environment.

Each environment will be designed to reflect the personality of the boss in order to  further immerse you into the world.

You will be able to play with your friends in front of a single computer screen (split screen) or with different connected computers. It’s possible to play with either with a pad or keyboard and mouse.

For each instance we offer you the possibility to defeat your enemies in various ways as well as two levels of difficulty : normal and hard. The further you progress, the more complex the strategies will be to defeat your enemies.

The battle gameplay in Cellyon requires that the player learn to aim and dodge at the right moment : this is a dynamic and technical experience !

When you launch the game for the very first time, you have to create an avatar which will then allow you to launch one of the 4 following game modes : narrative campaign, the Hunt, the Rift or a customised battle.

If you wish you can also start the creation of your own content with the boss editor.

After your avatar is created, you will have access to your profile where you are able to see your completed and uncompleted achievements. This is also where you can check your best fighting times.

Your profile will be public and all others players will be able to consult it.

The narrative campaign is a solo mode that offers you the possibility to fight against each boss, during an epic adventure, so you can discover all the instances of the game. After each battle, a 2D in-game cinematic will develop the story.

In this mode, you will have specific powers that will give you all the tools you need to defeat your enemies on your own.

At the start of the game, you will have to choose which powers you wish to have during the whole campaign.

This mode is a good introduction to the multiplayer version.

The Hunt mode will enable you to form a team of 4 or 8 players and choose a boss. You will be able to invite your friends or just let the automatic selection find players for you.

When the group is full, a stopwatch will start. You and your team will have until the end of the countdown to choose which weapon to start with.

The choice of weapons is a crucial step in this game mode. Each weapon will give you lots of different abilities that will be more or less useful depending on the situation. You won’t have any restrictions, it’s up to you to organize yourself and make the best choices to fight the selected boss.

Once the time is up, you will be put into the game where the boss is waiting for you. The fight will start as soon as a member of the group comes too close to the boss.

If you succeed in defeating your opponent, rewards will appear, which will then allow you to purchase various items like potions, decorative armor pieces, chests of virtual currency/coins etc …

In addition to your victory, your fighting time will be recorded and available on your public profile, ranking you against other Cellyon players.

At the end of each battle, whether the team is victorious or not, you will win experience. This experience will grant you to upgrade your profile and unlock new achievements that will be increasingly complicated to succeed.

The Rift mode is based on the Hunt specifications, except you will be competing with another team.

Set into two different realities, both teams will face the same type of boss, with the aim of eliminating it before the other team.

In this game mode, you will have access to a new skill : the trance. This skill will allow you to interact with the reality of the opposing team to try to slow down their progress.

When you use this skill, you will have access to new powers that will depend on the weapon chosen at the beginning of the game. Unfortunately for you, your avatar will remain frozen in your own reality and it will be exposed to the boss’s fury. So the group will have to protect you.

You can choose to leave the trance at any time and resume the control of your avatar.

In addition, the trance will be limited in time : when the time is
up you will be automatically brought back to your starting place.

Customised battles allow you to try matches created by the community. You can invite your friends to join you or just wait for other players to join the game.

In this mode you won’t earn any reward or experience.

With a custom match creating tool, you can unleash your imagination by creating your own opponents and your own rules for the game: we will provide you with a tool made especially for you.

Thanks to an interface developed especially for Cellyon, you will be able to define all the behaviors of your monsters and all the rules that will administer the fight.

The creation tool can work in two modes:

  1. basic mode: you will have access to predefined effects (throw a fireball, move, etc…)
  2. advanced mode: you can choose in detail the behavior you want your monster to have. You will be able to do anything, in order to promote innovative mechanisms, which are often the cornerstone of the structure of a boss.

 

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