WHAT IS SPELLCASTER ADVENTURE?
Spellcaster Adventure is a real-time, 4x4 word search puzzle role-playing-game, inspired by Boggle, on PC, phone and tablet. You play as one of 3 classic RPG classes, each with 8 unique abilities and playstyles as you follow in the footsteps of your ancestors to reclaim your race's lost heritage. This is the most gameplay variety you've ever seen in a word game.
The game world is beautifully rendered. There are dozens of abilities to try out that let you break the regular rules, as you gain the power to swap letters, shuffle the board, or reuse letters twice in the same word. As you explore the continents and meet various denizens, you'll encounter unique challenges that will stretch your word finding abilities and strategies to the limit.
Challenge stages introduce even more new gameplay, like moving laser traps or a constantly rotating board, all while still minding your P's and Q's.
Most importantly, Spellcaster Adventure is REALTIME. Most every word game out there is turn based, and usually a variant on finding a word, then waiting for your opponent to find a word, then you find another, and so on. That’s great, and we love those, but we really wanted something different, to add something unique to the core of what fast word search games are all about!
Spellcaster Adventure is set in the world of Zaiera. A fantasy world of talking animals with distinct cultures and fighting styles. You'll follow in the footsteps of two plucky Deerborn adventurers, as they wander out beyond their village borders into the inhospitable lands of the Eagles, Snow Leopards, and Monkeys.
Unlocked over the course of the game, you'll experience a full 100+ page illustrated story, detailing lore, culture, and a lot of puns.
You have 3 different options for your class when you begin the game. Which of these will you choose?
The Warrior’s focus is combat and a good choice if you like to play tactically. He provides the tools to change a fight, by stunning enemies or even extending the round.
The Mage’s focus is manipulation. If you like to make a lot of words quickly, she provides more opportunities with powers that can create vowels, or replace letters.
The Thief’s focus is precision. If you're one of those players that always finds the long obscure words, he's for you. He only gets credit for words with four or more letters, but deals increased damage.
No fantasy world would be complete without interesting opponents! Zaiera is populated by a large number of races. Three will be available to fight against, each with their own unique art and abilities. Hopefully, we'll get to make even more with your help!
The Aquileute are a vicious race, using the powers of air and fire, attacking with stuns and damage.
The Panthera are noble, but use a large variety of stuns, ice based attacks and shields.
The Simianites are a tricky bunch, trying to confuse you by messing with the board, stabbing you in the back, or even just throwing fruit.
As you play, you'll fight against hordes of enemies as you try and take out the enemy leaders. Not strong enough yet? Weaken them by defeating their minions.
Every class has 8 unique powers, and you can equip up to 4 at once as you level up and earn them. You can also equip up to 4 perks. In combination, this allows you to help tailor your hero to bolster the areas you aren’t as good at, or capitalize on what you’re best at! But be careful! Advanced stage types sometimes will disable your abilities and you’ll be in trouble if that’s where all your customization went!
The minigames are designed to let you have some fun at a slower pace when you need to give your adrenaline a break from the normal gameplay. The minigames are comprised of dozens and dozens of handcrafted puzzles that will force you to learn to find words differently than normal. They aren’t only fun, they’ll make you a better word search player.
Please note that the expected reward delivery dates in the sidebar reflect the newly added piece, and previous pieces will be delivered on the date specified where they are introduced.
TECHNOLOGY AND PLATFORMS
With years of experience in Unity, this was a no brainer choice for us. We’ll be able to release for multiple platforms with relative ease. We are aiming at PC, Android, and iOS to start, but hope to go for more with your help!
House of How is an independent developer, and this is our first game together as a group. Our core team consists of three individuals with a lot of both AAA and indie pedigree, and quite a few others that we work with out of shared fun and passion. We love the action-puzzler genre and hope to do more in the future (125k hint...), but we are looking to do much more than that. Our success here will help pave the way for future projects in giving us confidence in both ourselves and the Kickstarter community to help us build our dreams. Collectively we’ve worked on a wide variety of titles and platforms, including Gears of War, Dungeons and Dragons online, Shadows of Mordor, Jedi Knight, Arkham City, Age of Empires, Ryse, Scribblenauts, etc. We’ve also shipped on pretty much every platform including all the major consoles, web, Oculus, and even HoloLens.
You can read more about us individually on http://www.spellcasteradventure.com/team.html, but for now, here we are!
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Risks and challenges
We are using Kickstarter for finishing and polishing a game that is already a solid, playable experience. That is, if you are in a Reward Tier that includes Beta access, you'll get in right away, and you'll already have fun. We have already done the difficult portions of the game in tech, design, and art/audio style finalization, now we just need to do more of it and polish, polish, polish.
A successful campaign will help us reach a wider audience and provide resources to take our game to the next level.
That is to say, there isn't much Risk for you. Unless iOS or Android block us from their app stores, you'll get your rewards. Even if they do, we can always give you PC copies.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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