Veil of Dust: A Homesteading Game is a historically-grounded fantasy homesteading game where you'll follow the Callahan siblings, Shane and Áine Callahan, as they try to survive in a sparse landscape and explore what comes after a devastating loss. Veil of Dust is set in the 1860's and follows recent emigrants to the Eastern Oregon high desert. Originally, the siblings were to traverse the Oregon trail, but tragedy besets them and they have to go their own way.
Their situation becomes even more strained as Áine--who has magical abilities--has to keep them secret from the rest of the world, even as magical monsters appear and attack your homestead. Players will have to earn a living through farming, hunting, and foraging while upgrading their homestead. The main storyline will have you finding out where the monsters are coming from, as well as choosing one of three romantic partners for each sibling.
The characters within the game are diverse and based on the historic populations of the time and place. These characters are Prince Laan of the Zabania Fae nation, Alysse Bengsston, who is a water nymph, and Arthur Everdell, who is a amatuer botanist with a Canadian accent, who are romanceable options for Áine. There's also Sylvia Wagner, Nina Williams, and Clara Taylor, all of which are options for Shane to choose from.
As for farming, you'll be able to maintain your supply of seeds by using magic to hasten growth and grow crops to satisfy certain different needs. Items can also be crafted, such as mulch to ward off the desert heat.
Veil of Dust: A Homesteading Game will be released on Steam sometime in 2022. You can wishlist or you can also visit the Discord here. For more information, stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.
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