Savage: The Shard of Gosen Kickstarter and Greenlight Are Live

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Indie game developer Matt Fitzgerald (Planet Tobor) has announced the launch of his Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight campaigns for his new game, Savage: The Shard of Gosen.

The game is a retro 2D action/platforming adventure with a few RPG elements which takes place in the brutal world of Lor.  The mood and atmosphere of the game are inspired by the  Conan stories by Robert E. Howard, the Milton Bradley board game  Hero Quest, and the Dungeons and Dragons setting,  Dark Sun.  Not to mention a healthy (unhealthy?) dose of my fetish for ’80s barbarian flicks.

Savage: The Shard of Gosen

Savage: The Shard of Gosen

Gameplay is heavily inspired by games like Super Mario Bros. 2 (US), Zelda 2, the Gargoyle’s Quest series, and the Castlevania series.  The game also features a rockin’ chiptune soundtrack.

The game is classic platforming at its best and touts some exciting features, including;

  • Engaging Melee System
  • Open, non-linear world to explore
  • Character-driven story of revenge and survival
  • Branching dialogue options affect the game’s narrative
  • Weapons, gear, and items gain their own experience and levels and can be mastered to learn new perks and skills
  • Over 10 different types of weapons to collect and master
  • Reforge equipment using Ore to create more powerful weapons and armor
  • Procedurally-generated overworld encounters
  • Day/night and month/seasonal cycle – certain rare creatures (Mini-Bosses, EpicBosses, etc.) spawn at a specific time on certain days
  • World-spanning Quests and puzzles
  • Familiar creatures and horrifying monsters
  • Rad Bosses
  • BARBARIANS!

The game is scheduled for release towards the end of 2014.

Check out the developer, Planet Tobor’s web site.

Visit the Kickstarter page and become a backer.

Check out the game’s Steam Greenlight page.

Download and play the latest Alpha build of the game.

Category: Action, Adventure, Alpha, Fighting, Greenlight, Kickstarter, PC, Platformer, Preview, RPG

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