Adventure across the lands of Northmark to discover the truth behind mysterious assassination, which brought Darkness to your homeland!
NORTHMARK: Hour of the Wolf
Hour of the Wolf is a card-based RPG, which has been in development for the past two years. Choose to become a mighty warrior, a cunning mage or a powerful druid as you fight for glory and survival in arena style combat. Explore the corners of the kingdom from fiery deserts to deep forests, cold mountain peaks, and take part in the journey to the kingdoms of the Elves and Dwarves.
The game begins with an attempt to kill the Lord of the Northmark castle. Throughout the game, you shall discover many different areas of the kingdom and get to discover their complex relationships to central Northmark.
Northmark bears some similarities to other games of the "battle-card" genre, yet it successfully manages to differentiate itself by being a full-scale RPG with a focus on a strong story. Its unique battle-card system further emphasizes the original grand vision of a thriving Northmark region. As a player, you shall adventure across the fantasy lands of Northmark with its varied locations - Vibrant cities, Deep dark woods, Deserted lost ruins and the Ancient mystic sites sacred to the Druids and Elves.
The game is inspired by one of the best role-playing games - Betrayal at Krondor. We love this game from the depth of our hearts and wanted to draw on some of its strengths (namely the intriguing story-telling) to enhance the dynamics of our game.
Additionally, we would love to port the game with exclusive features for iPhone / iPad / Mac, since we feel it is a great platform for this game!
While playing the game, you will acquire new cards and experience points that are utilized during combat encounters. During combat, you choose a card from the deck of cards (in the bottom window) and depending on the category of the card (Defensive or Offensive), you can use it either on yourself (Defensive) or on an enemy (Offensive). Alternatively, you can use the Special skills cards, giving you greater strength, magic or defense. Player is able to use max. 4 defensive cards for each character during a combat and all cards are time limited.
Cards present all characters and skills in the game. Every character has own card with different skills, abilities, power a personality. There are also other type of cards which presents magic, health, strength, speed etc. , which makes your characters stronger.
* Adventure across the lands of Northmark.
* Enjoy an original battle system featuring over 180 beautiful cards.
* Fight for honor, glory... and gold.
* Save your homeland from the forces that threaten to vanquish the land of Northmark
* Battle in the arena, or fight for your life against powerful assassins, hideous monsters and mighty warriors.
* Journey from the cold mountain peaks to the desert wastes and deep forests.
* Explore great cities, lost ruins and the ancient mystic sites sacred to the druids and elves.
* Grow more powerful as you find the best battle tactics.
* Become the greatest hero Northmark has ever known - you know it's your destiny!
* 8+ hours of Gameplay
What are the rewards?
An early version of the game with limited features. Backers with a minimum contribution of $15 will get a key to unlock the full version features and the final game.
Styrateg - The game
Our latest strategy RPG for PC and Mac!
The Rake in Grass games of your choice!
Get the Rake in Grass games for PC and Mac including Jets'n'Guns, Larva Mortus, Archibald's Adventures and more.
The custom character
Character with your portrait and original quest included in the final game!
We will add an update with a king with your portrait, including your portrait on the game coins!
* In case my project receives more than $15.000, I will prepare a support for mods implementation.
* In case my project receives more than $30.000, I will start to work on the second part of the game.
Supporters who spent 25$ and more will receive Digital print (5x7inch) with original signature of one of the team member.
ABOUT OUR TEAM: RAKE IN GRASS
We are a small Independent team, which has started business in the year of 2000 and continue to create games for the last 9 years.
We are making games for gamers and prioritizing quality before quantity! We put a lot of effort and hard work into our games. There are projects, which we can support by our-self, but If there is a such a long story project like "Northmark" We need your help!
We managed to hire the best artist within our reach and we hope that you appreciate awesome work!
The game is almost complete. But to truly unleash its full potential, we need your support so that we can further polish the game thus enhancing the experience for you!
Rake in grass team created the most successful project called: Jet's n guns! This game was release in 2004 and has got thousands of fans all over the world!
Second the most successful project was Archibald and third place goes to Be a King!
GAMES YOU CAN RECEIVE!
CRYSTAL CAVE, ARCHIBALD'S ADVENTURES, LARVA MORTUS, JETS'N'GUNS, STYRATEG...
Unfortunately, not this time :(
We are very small team and none of us has any Android device! Maybe later.
We will give it a try, yes!
We may do that, but it will need your support again, probably :)
8k covers approx. 1/2 of the full budget. We are going to put all those money into the features, Iphone/Ipad/Mac release, extend the story little bit more, complete your rewards and successfully finish this project. If we will get more money, we are going to create mods implementation and sequel of this game!
Pavel Tovarys - creator, Patrik Spacek - producer, Milan Vavron - artist, Zdenek Sasek - artist, Viktor Jung - artist, Jan Dusek - composer. Special thanks goes to all supporters! + Petr Tovarys, Frantisek Chmelar, Ivana Valentova and Liz Holliday.
Yes! Definitely! Anything what would make this game better! All questions and suggestions will be answered.
Yes! Supporters, who spend 25$ and more will receive 1x digital print (5x7) with one of the teammate signature.
pledged of $8,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 6, 2012.
Aug 7, 2012 - Sep 6, 2012 (30 days)
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The previous reward tier + KING REWARD - the king will looks like you! (including your face on the game coins) + special giftEstimated delivery: Oct 2012