In RPGamer's Kickstarter Check-In feature, we highlight some select crowdfunding campaigns for upcoming RPGs. This time we have three Kickstarter campaigns that be of interest to readers — Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Oden, For The King, and Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age.
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is the creation of Kiro'o Games, a developer based in Cameroon. The game is heavily inspired by African legend and lore and tells the story of Enzo Kori-Odan. Enzo is the last remaining heir of the Kori-Odan family, longtime rules of the city of Zama. He has the power to draw upon an ancient energy known as Aurion, which can modify his armour's abilities as well as put him into a fearsome Aurionic state. Enzo's spear, Urithi, is also equipped with power through Aurionite and is linked to the family legacy.
Enzo is supported on his adventures by his wife, Erine. Erine can both heal Enzo and lanch into a special combo attack with him. She is equipped with a special shield named Moyoni Ukuta that use Aurion energy to absorb physical and magical attacks. Combat is the game is 2D action-based with combos playing a large role and is partly inspired by older Tales series titles.
Kiro'o Games is looking for €40,000 in funding by October 20, 2015. Those who pledge €20 or over will receive a digital copy of the game as a backer reward. Should the campaign by successful, Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is planned for release on PC in Q2 2016.
For The King
For The King is a roguelike from IronOak Games. Set in the kingdom of Fahrul, the game takes place after the King is murdered by an unknown foe, with the Queen putting out a call to arms to its citizens to help defend the kingdom from chaos.
The game features party-based combat in both single player and online multiplayer for up to three players. Players create a make-shift party and adventure into the procedurally generated world. Although the world changes each time, players can unlock Lore, which stays unlocked in subsequent playthroughs. In the turn-based exploration phase of the game, which sees players take to the seas as well as land, weather and natural events can have a significant impact on the party, slowing them down or forcing them to find alternate routes.
Combat is turn-based and features a slot and proficiency system for determining possible attacks and actions. Though the party consists of three players, they can go off adventuring in separate places and only those within range of when combat begins will take part in the battle. For The King also features a breakable weapon mechanic, which can cause players problems if they attempt to wield weapons they are not skilled at using.
IronOak Games is looking for CA$40,000 in funding by October 16, 2015. Those who pledge CA$15 or over will receive a digital copy of the game as a backer reward. Should the campaign by successful, For The King is planned for release on PC, Mac, and Linux in June 2016.
Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age
Heavily inspired by 80s popular culture, Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age is a real-time RPG featuring RTS elements from BeautiFun Games. The game is set in a world two millenia after a meteor struck, resulting in magical power being developed by its inhabitants and ushering in the Neon Age, where technology and magic work hand-in-hand.
The game focus on two siblings, Phoban and Deimon. The pair have inherited the ability to use magic, which they actively do while defending Phoban's best friend, Fum, who happens to be an ingredient to the most powerful spell in the world. Exploring the world, solving puzzles, and defeating monsters will increase the party's abilities, eventually to the point where former enemies can be summoned to aid the player.
BeautiFun Games is looking for $20,000 in funding by October 16, 2015. Those who pledge $15 or over will receive a digital copy of the game as a backer reward. Should the campaign by successful, For The King is planned for release on PC, Mac, and Linux in March 2016.
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