The developers of the indie RPG Unleashed debuted a new trailer today. The game is being described by its creators as a “dark 2D RPG with sandbox elements”. Unleashed is currently in the beginning of a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of $12,456. As of the time of this post, it has reached $1,894 of that goal with 27 days to go.
Unleashed takes place in the fictional world of Mystria. The land has been stricken by a powerful curse. This has changed people, transforming them into an expression of their primordial sin. This causes their souls to break into ten separate parts. Each of these parts representing either a sin or a virtue. And these pieces are able to manifest themselves into the physical world via entities called Achivaras. In the aftermath of this curse, a religious ordered called The Devoted has risen to power. There are also those who were unaffected by the curse are called the Rejected, and the game’s protagonist, Mercy falls into this group.
The game will feature an open world with 250 individual maps that can be explored at any time. Each map will be unique and have a lot of varying elements such as the resources that spawns. Maps can change depending on when you visit them, with paths being opened or closed depending on the moment of your visit. The curse had an interesting effect on the environment with it being literally frozen. Days will still pass and resources still grow magically, but other expressions of the wilderness such as flowing water or crackling fire have been static since the curse was cast. The maps will feature one of eight different biomes, these being plains, forest, swamp, mountain, snow, volcano, desert, and dead forest.
Unleashed appears to feature a 3v3 turn-based battle system. This has you using your previously mentioned Achivara to do battle against your opponents. The system looks to have a lot of depth to it.
You can check out the game’s official website here. Unleashed is being developed for Windows PC, and if successfully kickstarted will have an expected release date of sometime in the third quarter of this year.