Team Imago aims to bring old school, hardcore tactical play to the mobile market with its first game! Help us cross the finish line!
What is Partia: The Broken Lineage?!
Partia: The Broken Lineage is the intended first of many strategy RPGs Team Imago has been plotting out for over two years. It will offer nearly two dozen units for you to select, maneuver and level in a campaign spanning 8-12 missions. Once it's complete, the groundwork will be laid for further releases at a quicker rate, building a rich narrative legacy around challenging tactical combat.
While the development of this game has only spanned a few short years, Partia as an idea has a history of over a decade. It began when producer/programmer Dustin Kang wrote the original plot in a story years ago. Dustin went on to work in programming, but the dream of one day turning his story into a game in the style of his favorite genre - turn-based strategy RPGs - lingered on.
Development began on Partia’s original story over two years ago. It was then that Dustin teamed up with Brett Staebell to build and elaborate on the story he created so long ago. It soon became apparent, however, that the original story was too complex and ambitious for their first title, and new drafts for a more compact prequel story were created. Thus, Partia: The Broken Lineage was born!
Dustin K - Creator, Producer, Programmer.
Brett Staebell - Writer, Artist, Lead Designer
Genre: Retro 2D Turn-based Strategy RPG
Rei - Concept art
Matt Walkden - Sprite art
Platform: iOS to start, Android later after release
Find out more at our website!
What will we do with the funding?
This may seem like a lot to finish a game that is more than half done, but there are still a few serious hurdles between now and a successful release. The funds would go towards the following items:
- Mobile devices for testing. It is startling how far you can develop a game without having all the necessary hardware to properly and thoroughly test it. This would let us ensure that Partia runs well on different generations of i-devices.
- Art. While we have one dedicated pixel artist on the team, there are simply some assets that require a higher level of detail. Namely, we want the characters themselves to have more detailed portraits. Think what Yoshitaka Amano did for the Final Fantasy series in its early iterations and you’ll see what we mean!
- QA. We spend a lot of our time testing the game, but there’s a limit to what two people who are overly familiar with the system can find. Things from overlooking the teaching of certain skills the user may need to detecting game-stopping bugs will soon become high priority, and a little capital will help ensure the game is experienced by fresh hands.
- Creating your incentives! A decent percentage of the funding will go to reward supporters, so we need to make sure we have enough left over for the game itself.
- Community Awareness. That this comes at the bottom of our list is no mistake - completing and polishing Partia is our number one priority, and only when we’re convinced we have extra funding beyond that goal will we consider applying remaining support to marketing.
Remember that while you are supporting a single game, you are also supporting a LEGACY. We've gone been working on linked tales from the Partia universe long enough to make several sequels, and Broken Lineage is meant to be the springboard that lets us bring the series to a worthy conclusion!
We'll update the site with FAQ and other information as the Kickstarter continues! Thank you for your support!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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