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Isometric fantasy RPG Zoria: Age of Shattering gets a new demo and Kickstarter

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Zoria: Age of Shattering from Tiny Trinket Games is not a name I've mentioned for a while but the developer is back with an updated demo and a Kickstarter campaign to finish it up.

"A squad-based tactical RPG with fluid turn-based combat, outpost, and follower management, set in the expansive Fantasy world of Zoria. Lead a team of four heroes with their unique skills and perks. Every team member contributes to undertaken battles."

It's been in development since 2018 and the team say they've finished about 80% of the content now. They've also teamed up with Anshar Publishing to help and now there's a crowdfunding campaign where they're hoping to raise at least €35,000 to finish it and add in new classes, locations, and mechanics and make the world more complex.

Check out the new trailer below:

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Game Features:

  • Fluid and fast-paced turn-based combat in a dynamically changing environment. Keep a close eye on your surroundings, as an enemy walking by may unexpectedly join the fray to support their comrade in need.
  • The rich world of Zoria, with its dungeons, ruins, necropolises, and fortifications, is waiting to be explored.
  • Your outpost will be your base. From here, you can plan your next expedition, send selected party members on a mission, replenish resources, and make changes to your squad so that the skills of individual members match the task ahead of you.
  • Each duel you fight affects your team's fatigue level and depletes resources. Set up camp to craft potions, upgrade weapons, heal wounds and remove curses, and take a nap when you're done.
  • During the quests, you will often find yourself in seemingly inaccessible places. Use the unique abilities of each team member, and you will discover new, previously inaccessible areas.

The full release will be up on GOG and Steam with a new demo available to try now. The demo and full release will have Native Linux support too.

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7 comments

anewson 21 Sep
it's an impressive trailer. the game looks the part for sure.
Trias 22 Sep
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Played their demo some time ago, and it left good impression.

Pledged 15 euro on kickstarter.
Eike 22 Sep
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Quoting: GuestKickstarter just smells like burnt promises and lies. Obviously this depends on what horses you've personally backed in the past but for me I just got sick of lemons, fall short promises or backing something for feature X for them to yank feature X despite making all their goals and more. (feature "X" is often a Linux build)

I'd really watch out for a demo running on Linux. Of course, it's not a guarantee, but it's a very good sign that they are prepared to do it.
dvd 25 Sep
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: GuestKickstarter just smells like burnt promises and lies. Obviously this depends on what horses you've personally backed in the past but for me I just got sick of lemons, fall short promises or backing something for feature X for them to yank feature X despite making all their goals and more. (feature "X" is often a Linux build)

I'd really watch out for a demo running on Linux. Of course, it's not a guarantee, but it's a very good sign that they are prepared to do it.

Yeah it's true but it's still a reality they could release with a Linux build then just yank it a year later. I'm old and I've seen such a growing trend of negatives in gaming and tech I don't particularly trust anyone anymore...GET OFF MY LAWN~!

With that in mind I'm not crapping on the devs or the game. Just saying I'll wait and see how the launch goes. Frankly when I read isometric it kinda took me back to Kickstarting Pillars of Crapternity. However when I saw the game was actually 3D and looked good I was kinda like well the article title did a good job of thinking this is going to be meh then the trailer was all KABLOW!

Wait, what was the problem with pillars? the first one was really good, the second one ok, both got linux builds and gog realease too.
NeLeS 29 Sep
Quoting: GuestOn topic of Zoria every time I try to try the demo I get a "There was a problem adding this product to your account - try again later."

Hey, sorry for the delay in response, this is a strange issue. Could you please specify the platform you're trying to get Zoria from (Steam or GOG)?

Regarding bugs in general - as far as there is a way to reproduce the bug, we should generally be able to fix it. We had a massive headache with a seemingly random combat lock that happens in the new demo, fortunately one of our players was able to record it and we got an idea where to look for it from that point.

Despite being a small team we take pride in our game and do everything possible to eliminate bugs that alter the experience of players.
14 1 Oct
People that have been in IT and the software world for a long time get the feeling every now and then that they're surprised anything ever works at all. It is somewhat amazing what can be produced and rendered on a computer when physics and hardware instruction align.
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