Snowcastle Games’ has launched a Kickstarter for Festival of Magic, its upcoming adventure RPG “where players must fight and farm their way to glory.”
The developer is seeking $250,000 to develop the project, which will release for PC, Mac, and Linux first in January 2015, followed by Wii U. It hopes to release the title on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well, but these versions are not confirmed.
The game follows a young treasure hunter named Amon, who is summoned to a mysterious village island to help the sorceress Olia find her town’s missing Botanist. But while returning from the rescue mission, the village is ambushed by a powerful warlock who drain’s Olia’s powers. Now, together with Olia’s assistant Gnart, Amon must track down the Warlock and rebuild the village.
The game is set in Umbra, a world where magic and technology once co-existed in harmony. The Engineers and Magicians, together known as the Order, kept the planet’s core clockwork in balance. At least, until the Valvur clan erupted a conflict between the groups, dividing the two. This brought seasons to a standstill, covering one part of the planet in ice and another in deserts, and turning creatures into “wicked” monsters.
Battles in Festival of Magic are turn-based, and each character is paired with another in a “warrior and protector”-based system. According to the developer, “special pair actions and character stats change according to the pairings and will greatly affect the way you play in combat.”
Read more about the game on Kickstarter.