Kickstarter Check-In: Sword of the Necromancer, TwilightStar: Heart of Eir
RPGamer’s ad hoc Kickstarter Check-In feature returns for a look at two ongoing crowdfunding campaigns. This edition features Grimorio of Games and JanduSoft’s Sword of the Necromancer, as well as DragonClaw Studios’ TwilightStar: Heart of Eir.
Sword of the Necromancer
Action roguelite RPG Sword of the Necromancer is being developed by Grimorio of Games and produced and published by JanduSoft, both based in Barcelona, Spain. The game sees players venturing through a dungeon, reviving their defeated enemies as allies through necromancy.
The game follows Tama, a rogue tasked with escorting priestess Koko on her continental pilgrimage. Unfortunately, Koko dies on their travels, and Tama carries her body to the Necromancer’s crypt, where the power to resurrect the dead is said to lie.
In addition to using fallen enemies to fight, Tama also has access to numerous weapon types. Two-player local co-op can also be unlocked through an item called the Flask of the Homunculus, which creates a copy of Tama. The copy has access to all of Tama’s abilities except for being able to revive enemy monsters.
Sword of the Necromancer’s Kickstarter campaign has already passed its initial €15,000 goal and is set to run until May 8, 2020. Those who pledge at least €14 will get a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. Sword of the Necromancer is being developed for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and is currently expected to launch towards the end of 2020.
TwilightStar: Heart of Eir
DragonClaw Studios’ TwilightStar: Heart of Eir is a title aiming to blend elements of classic 1990s RPGs and more modern mechanics with an open world and base-building elements. The game is set in a fantasy world with a magic system based on Stryah crystals, which cause pockets of chaos to appear across the world. Eir lives in the quiet village of Homaran with her father, but he is killed by a mysterious dark sect called the Caelki, and Eir sets out on a journey with companion Kira to find answers.
TwilightStar: Heart of Eir uses an active turn-based combat system, where players can move around the battle map and interact with the environment. Players can control party members manually or let the AI handle things through behaviour settings. There will be six playable party members, alongside the option to hire temporary mercenaries. The game will also include dungeons and puzzles that make use of characters’ affinity for certain Stryah elements. For example, a higher affinity for the air element will let the character jump higher and further.
DragonClaw Studios is looking for $10,000 in funding for TwilightStar: Heart of Eir, with the Kickstarter campaign set to run until May 3, 2020. Those who pledge at least $25 will receive a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. The game is being developed for PC and is currently expected to launch in 2021.
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