"Journey of the Black Rose" has begun its Kickstarter campaign! This game is a throwback to the golden RPG days of the SNES, such as the early Final Fantasy games. It will include unique combat and crafting systems, and a rich main storyline, as well as side quests and hidden lore and treasures to reward those that venture off the beaten path!
With plenty of special Backer rewards available, there is something there for every level of involvement and budget! The main character, Menarra Darkblade, is a female Drow assassin, a criminal of the lands who, alongside her husband, has been sowing chaos and disorder for decades. When a dark ritual goes horribly wrong, Menarra is forced to seek help from the very people she has plotted against in order to stop the world from being overrun by the forces of chaos and destruction! You are not a Hero, but you will save the world for the sake of being able to rule it yourself one day, after all, if it gets destroyed, no one can have it!
-Custom combat, with your equipment determining the effectiveness of combat types!
-Crafting System!: gather raw materials by chopping, mining, and killing, and create or upgrade your equipment!
-Large open world to explore!: The main storyline may push you towards particular destinations, but you are free to explore to the extent of your travel capabilities and find side quests and hidden secrets, some small, some bountiful!
-Custom commissioned music, art, and sprites!
-Full Soundtrack for Backers if we reach it's funding goal!
-Fully rendered highres World Map commissioned from a professional for Backers as a stretch goal!
-Numerous races, including Drow, Orcs, Demons, Tieflings, Wood Elves, Humans, Dwarves, High Elves, Dragonkin, and more!
-And much more in development!
Come be a part of this project, it's guaranteed to be an amazing game, and will fill both your desire for nostalgic oldschool gaming mixed with new gameplay concepts and systems! The Kickstarter has a full month to go, and already has some of the higher rewards being taken, so get your custom weapons, statues, and islands while they remain available! It has a reasonable budget goal, and is offering well thought out rewards and stretch goals, and additional rewards for most backers with several of those stretch goals, including a full soundtrack, commissioned artwork collection, and a highres rendering of the World Map! This is a project that looks ready to succeed, and is the beginning game of an intended Trilogy, so there is more to come in the future!
Here is the link to the Kickstarter page!
You can also follow the project studio’s Twitter @DarkbladeInit