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I might be totally sold on this one already. Chained Echoes, a retro-inspired RPG which crashes magical and mechanical worlds together is seeking funds and it will support Linux.

Take up your sword, channel your magic or board your Mech. Chained Echoes is a 16-bit SNES style RPG set in a fantasy world where dragons are as common as piloted mechanical suits. Follow a group of heroes as they explore a land filled to the brim with charming characters, fantastic landscapes and vicious foes. Can you bring peace to a continent where war has been waged for generations and betrayal lurks around every corner?

It's currently on Kickstarter, with a goal of gathering at least €60K. Take a look:

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While it may look retro, it sounds like there will be quite a bit of depth to it. The exploration sounds really quite varied, especially since you can travel both on foot, by mech and on an airship. When on foot, you can run, climb, swim and jump into your mech to access other areas. The combat seems very interesting too, especially since you can make use of the environment.

Feature highlight:

  • 20-25 hours of play time
  • Fast paced turn-based battles
  • No random encounters; enemies can be seen running around
  • Tons of items to be looted, stolen or crafted
  • Complex skill and equipment system
  • Customize your own airship
  • Travel and fight by foot or in your Mech
  • 16-bit SNES style graphics
  • Music inspired by PSX RPGs

It's going to be a while though, with a full release not expected until sometime around September 2021. Good games take time though and many crowdfunding campaigns underestimate the time it will take, so it's nice to see that's not the case here.

Naturally, since I'm covering it here Linux support is confirmed very clearly in the list of platforms included in the normal funding goal.

See more on Kickstarter.

Hat tip to NuSuey.

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Nezchan 5 February 2019 at 1:50 pm UTC
If the trailer is anything to go by, there are some seriously high production values on this project. Not in a position to Kickstart stuff right now, but I'll definitely keep an eye on it if it comes to Early Access or full release.

Nice to see they're going for something a little more in terms of "retro inspired" than merely copying the look and capabilities of early SNES games.
Salvatos 5 February 2019 at 2:13 pm UTC
Definitely looks promising, and it's impressive that a single dev got this far already in 3 years of spare time! Unfortunately since this is only skirting my fields of interest, I would need more than a trailer to take a chance and crowdfund it.
Tchey 5 February 2019 at 4:46 pm UTC
The trailer is indeed really well done, it's not just some images put together, there is a real direction.

I don't do much Kickstarter, but here i'm tempted...

QuoteEstimated delivery Sep 2021

/em cries

Last edited by Tchey at 5 February 2019 at 4:47 pm UTC
yar4e 5 February 2019 at 6:31 pm UTC
Looks absolutely brilliant!
P.S. Backed it) Hope it'll see Linux port!

Last edited by yar4e at 11 February 2019 at 8:23 am UTC
14 6 February 2019 at 5:07 am UTC
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I just don't like playing 2D games on my 24" monitor too much. It feels like they should be handheld instead. But this one looks really cool. Maybe I can get over that mental hurdle... maybe.

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flesk 6 February 2019 at 7:50 am UTC
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Looks great—backed!
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