Short Game Description

In the forest outside of town, four friends discover a mysterious black pool that transports them to an unknown world. To fight their way home, they must unlock and master supernatural abilities. Play cooperative or solo in this high-paced action game of skill that varies each session.

Early Access Game Features

  • The fully developed playthrough sequence, allowing the game to be played start to finish in both single player and multiplayer up to 4 players.
  • 8 unique worlds, 6 of which are utilized in the random portion of the playthrough sequence.
  • 29 unique levels which dynamically adjust based on procedural selection.
  • 7 different elemental schools (Fire, Light, Ice, Decay, Terra, Wind, Lightning) consisting of 42 unique abilities.
  • 77 unique upgrades for the various abilities.
  • 12 upgradeable device powers which enhance player progression across playthrough attempts.
  • 31 unique enemies, including 8 unique multi-stage boss encounters.
  • Musical score consisting of 6 dynamically arranged tracks which progress with the playthrough sequence, and 7 shuffled music tracks for the Temple hub world.
  • 2 multi-tier endgame challenge modes (3 options for each).
    Recovery for disconnected/uncompleted playthrough sessions in both single and multiplayer.


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About the developers

The Black Pool was developed by two people. Mike and Matt meet in highschool 25 years ago. They quickly became good friends, sharing a passion for games, LAN parties and music. While life took them to very different parts of the world, they always made time to find and play a good co-op game.

They have now both left their industry jobs to full time develop their dream co-op game: The Black Pool.