A card-based RPG with expressive role-playing
Unfated: Era of Wanderers is a first-of-its-kind digital RPG that combines modern, card-based mechanics with an adaptive game world to create a rich, strategic, narrative experience. The gameplay moves away from long and combat oriented quests typically found in RPGs, towards a condensed narrative that focuses on the dramatic moments in the lives of unsung heroes. Act out encounters: impress, charm, bluff, threaten, or insult before you draw swords.
Your cards define your character. Your character shapes the world. Character creation, story generation, dialog, exploration, and violent confrontations with NPCs are all handled by the same dynamic card-based gameplay.
The player controls a series of successive heroes destined to play a critical role in the game-world’s formative mythical period. Through the lives and quests of these heroes, players create that world’s unique, legendary history. Each player creates his own world with its own mythology.
Unfated: Era of Wanderers utilizes sophisticated, procedural content generation (PCG) techniques on the one hand and clever emergent game design on the other. The team has experience with cutting edge PCG that are on the forefront of academic research in that area.
Unfated: Era of Wanderers is a collaboration between two Dutch studio’s, FourceLabs and Ludomotion. United by a love for classic tactical RPG’s and a vision to what “role-playing” means. FourceLabs makes gaming experiences that go above and beyond game screens by creating playful installations in public areas and fusing them with videogames. Ludomotion combines cutting-edge game research and innovative game design to engineer new kinds of game play. Ludomotion’s in-house Procedural Content Generation technology, explores new frontiers of game-design and creates new gameplay experiences.
Unfated: Era of Wanderers is still in early development. Its ambitious goals are kindly supported by the Dutch Gamefonds (Creative Industries Fund) to create a vertical slice of the rich gaming experience. The project is looking for further investors and partners to take the development to a next level.
The game is being developed for PC, other platforms are being considered.
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