A solo game developer is about to make his dreams a reality. Felix Laukel is working with publisher Pineapple Works to launch Laukel’s new game. Today, Pineapple Works announced that the turn-based RPG Of Blades & Tails would make its debut in Steam Early Access next month.
Of Blades & Tails is a turn-based RPG starring a fox named Reik. He is on a mission to defeat evil. If that sounds vague to you, there’s a reason for it, according to the game’s Steam page.
“A chain of unfortunate events involves you in a quest of vital importance to all the peace-loving creatures of the realm. You will have to leave your home village and explore the world to become strong enough to stand up to evil. (In other words: There will be a main storyline but it’s still in the making!)”
What can players expect from Of Blades & Tails regarding Early Access?
Of Blades & Tails cites some classic games as inspiration. However, it also aims to set itself apart from the classics.
“The gameplay is inspired by classic Hack & Slays like Diablo and turn-based RPGs like Tales of Maj’Eyal or Stoneshard. However there is no permadeath in this game. Your progress is always saved once you enter a new area.
The lore is inspired by the classic point & click adventure Inherit the Earth.”
In addition to the lack of permadeath, Of Blades & Tails claims to be faster-paced than older games in the genre, according to today’s press release.
“Inspired by genre classics such as Diablo and Stoneshard, Of Blades & Tails brings on a fresh approach to the turn-based RPG genre by offering the player faster-paced gameplay. They will have to take on decisions fast to vanquish their foes. Will they be able to find what’s the source of this calamity?”
Of Blades & Tails is coming to Steam Early Access on October 19, but a demo is available now.