Wanderer of Lifetimes is a role playing game set in an “Eastern-inspired land” where the rules of life and death are governed by the cycle of karma. The player sets out to achieve a mission over many lifetimes that will ultimately determine the fate of the world.
The game combines text-adventure style narrative with 2D exploration and stamina-based combat. The plot mainly takes place in the living world but also offers unique mechanics in the afterlife.
Only in the afterlife can the player can spend karma accrued in life for various adjustments to their avatar such as acquiring permanent power ups/abilities and applying temporary boons to help improve the chance of success in the next life. It is through the karma system that game attempts to encourage players to find new ways of approaching challenges after experiencing failure.