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Just when you thought you didn't have any more money left for crowd-funding ventures, another indie-developed, party-based RPG shows up vying for your interest and, once the Kickstarter campaign launches, your hard-earned money as well. This one's titled Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness, and it's being developed for multiple platforms by a team of CRPG fans over at GrapeOcean Technologies:
Want more than a gameplay teaser? Here's the official description with a feature list:
Chaos and despair spread throughout the Kingdom of Isilmerald. Its desperate people cry out, praying to the gods for help. But the force they face is no mere plague of the undead, or demonic attack. Something far more sinister, far more primal is afoot. Avarice!
From high-born to low, greed is infecting the land. Law and order is quickly collapsing as everyday citizens turn outlaw, attacking anyone unfortunate to cross their path. all for a few more gold coins. Can you resist the temptation?
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness is an isometric, party and XP based, real-time RPG set in the world of Yerengal. A game that combines immersive graphics and brand-new features with virtues of the classic RPGs we all loved! Solve mysteries, fight epic battles, help beggars and kings alike, outwit swindlers and gods, and never forget: greed has many forms and many names!
Choose between five starting races: Human, Dwarf, Rillow, Deroni Elf, and the Feldegug.
If you favor spells and magic, play the Cleric, Druid, Shaman, Necromancer, Wintermage or Spellweaver. Each class has unique skills and spells you haven't seen in any other RPG.
For those with more subtle tastes, thieves have been rejuvenated with new skills and abilities like Plant item. With this skill the (opposite) of stealing you can hide items in the clothing of others! Silently apply poison to a guard's skin, or if you prefer hide stolen jewelry in his pockets to stir the pot. If cunning and stealth are your favor, play the Thief or Swindler and be the devious puppet master in Isilmerald!
If theft and magic are not to your liking and you prefer a more direct approach, Fighter, Templar and Highlander are available for your choosing. Slay your enemies face-to-face with high martial proficiency or raw brute strength.
Party and Gameplay
Party with up to three characters
Real-time gameplay and combat (with pause feature)
Characters earn XP, and level-up at certain XP levels
Free-roaming exploration of wilderness areas (sandbox style features)
Deep, rich storyline with hundreds of subquests and dozens of key battles
Engaging character driven dialogue with branching outcomes
Romance options and additional banters*
Buy and sell items through merchants and unique NPCs
Encounter interactions influenced by level of greed as well
Skills and Spells
Unique skills for each character class
Original skills such as the thief skill, Plant Item
Special (magical) abilities for all classes
Innovative, unique spells such as Adaptive Shapeshift
Brewing and drying mechanics to create potions and powders
Platforms and Translations
Available for Windows PC, Linux, Mac and iPad
Enhanced by our CrossSave technology
Available in**: English, German (Deutsch), French (FranÃ§ais)