Kickstarter Check-In: Quartet
Quartet is set in a fantasy world with a centuries-old conflict. The four stories follow Nikolai, Cordelia, Ben, and Alexandria. Nikolai’s story see him forced to make a difficult choice when a fleet of airships crosses over into one of the Empire’s powerful neighbouring nations. Cordelia sees her life of privilege turned upside-down due to a scandal and is forced to the frontier where she investigates a series of train robberies. Ben is a cook who suddenly manifests powerful magic, with misadventures following as a result. Alexandra is a girl working at a convenience store who comes across a magical deck of cards and begins to see another world while being haunted by a ghost.
The turn-based combat is designed to be fast-paced and utilises the recharging action point system from Shadows of Adam. The turn order is shown on the right of the screen, with players given access to elemental and physical abilities to take advantage of enemy weaknesses. Players will eventually end up with eight playable characters, with four active party members in the front line. The remaining characters in reserve can swap in and take their turn immediately. Reserve party members gain action points more quickly.
Something Classic Games is looking for $35,000 in funding, with the campaign set to run until October 1, 2021. Those who pledge at least $20 will receive a digital copy of the game as part of their backer rewards. Quartet is being developed for PC, Mac, and Linux and is currently expected to launch at the end of 2022. Console versions are listed as stretch goals. A demo for the game is available to download from the campaign page.
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