Longing for release from her eternal limbo, the girl encounters Branna, the Raven of the Dead, who promises to take the girl to the afterlife if she can discover her name and recover the story of the life she once lived.
At the heart of Scéal’s gameplay is its vibrant watercolour paint palette. Players must complete quests by painting buildings and objects to progress the storyline. Scéal also features a day/night cycle with colour palettes and music that change as the story progresses. Playing as the little spirit, players can transform into an Angel of Light or a Dark Banshee, repainting the world as they move through it, changing the world from happiness to despair and back again.