11 bit studios Posted:
Thu, Feb 28, 2023
Thauma – θαύμα – the ancient Greek word for a supernatural event
Thaumaturge – θαυματουργός – the ancient Greek word for the one who performs supernatural events
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you”
After an extended period of time researching all that is mystical and mysterious, the publishing and development teams at 11 bit studios and Fool’s Theory are proud to reveal The Thaumaturge. A story-driven RPG with a unique take on combat, character development features, and investigation mechanics, touching upon the complex theme of inner demons, The Thaumaturge unfolds in the culturally diverse capital of Warsaw in early 20th century Poland after it has been annexed by the Russian Empire. Putting players in the position to take on morally ambiguous choices, they step into a spiritual world driven by powers concealed beyond the comprehension of ordinary men.
In 1905, and under the yoke of imperial Russian tsardom, Warsaw is a city of conspicuous contrasts. Poverty and hooliganism are as much its shades as high society wealth and political plotting. A place in which the individual interests of groups with diverse beliefs—Jews, Poles, and Russians—are often in conflict, and in which one man’s big chance can mean another man’s untimely demise.