The pixel-painted adventure RPG Koruldia Heritage sound pretty unique, not just because of the art style but the battle system too sounds awesome.
Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, with a base goal of £10K they've already managed over half with 26 days left to go. I will be honest, this is probably one of the most interesting crowdfunded games I've seen all year.
- A rich narrative experience: the story unfolds and adapts to your choices.
- A variety of camera angles: from the classic top views of Final Fantasy VI (III in the US, the game’s main influence) to fixed 3D perspectives like in Final Fantasy VII-VIII-IX.
- A non-linear exploration: there is no particular order for the dungeons, they are scattered in Koruldia’s open-world.
- A merciful battle system: you are free to choose between aggression and compassion. If, like us, you love this philosophy in Undertale, you will find the confrontations richer and more impactful.
The battle system has me quite interested, since it will give you the ability to hack encounters and end them peacefully. On top of that, in a lot of games you will have to repeat battles with weak enemies when encountered but not in this game. Instead, on the map you give them a quick swipe to remove them and no time wasted.
In regards to the art-style, the way they're doing it is quite awesome. While it has a pixel style, like a lot of indie games, they're not limiting themselves. When making the art, the use a "free-hand technique with multiple brushstrokes accumulating opacity through stylus pressure" and I have to admit it looks cool with this gif:
When asked about Linux support, here's what they told us:
Yes, Linux/Mac/Win are simultaneous and part of the same “base computer release”, it’s easier for us to just say “base PC” and use a Windows logo to save space on the picture but we do mean the 3 types of computers here indeed.
We use technologies that natively support Linux as a game export, no problem with a day one release on that platform, for example, even the base “Early Bird Steam Key” is compatible with Linux as well.
Hope this will help clear things out. :)
See more on Kickstarter, looks very interesting. Very keen to see this funded and put on Linux, looks great.