Defenders of Naxia (Canceled)
Defenders of Naxia (Canceled)
A deep story-driven roguelite ARPG set in the new fantasy world of Naxia; Before you embark on a journey of vengeance, dig two graves!
A deep story-driven roguelite ARPG set in the new fantasy world of Naxia; Before you embark on a journey of vengeance, dig two graves! Read more
About this project
PRE ALPHA DEMO AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Welcome to Naxia. Delve into a deep and tragic adventure of the Defenders as you try to wipe out the devil from your beloved homeland. You need skill, you need ferocity, you need luck. You need to make the right choice at the right time... Are you ready?!
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- Exhilarating Battles: Engage with the forces of Raven in a fast-paced hack n' slash V bullet-hell combat system.
- Become a Defender: Pick two defenders from the Defender's Hall and embark on your journey. Introducing a unique switch & progression system based on gathering Tennesis aka "Dark Essence" along with special skill trees with multiple branches for each Defender. Wisely choose your powers and abilities, for the enemy is just too strong and cunning to defeat!
- We call it "Battle Style"!: A brand new gameplay feature called Battle Style. Choose from becoming aggressive, defensive, evasive or balanced during the battles and use their advantages... Believe us, you will need it!
- Randomly Generated Worlds: The game is roguelite, period; Procedurally generated worlds, permadeath, insanely hard battles, dungeon crawling system...they're all here! Are you up for it?
- Legends of Old: Delve into a rich world infused with a deep and engaging story full of secrets, mysteries and twists.
Defenders of Naxia is the upcoming roguelite ARPG game developed by us; Novel Geometry Game Studio. It is a fast-paced hack n' slash and bullet-hell game with heavy influences from classic titles like Diablo, Gauntlet and Torchlight. The game features a deep story about a secret guild of warriors and their tragic adventure for making their homeland a better place...
Rise of the Others
For long before the evil of U'ulgar came from the north, Naxia was divided into five kingdoms; The fair and proud people of the Shores of the Sentinel; Droidia. The brave and furious men of Crystal Plains; Arcania. The zealous and resistant warriors of the Woods of Light; Mendoria. The wise and high lords of the Grand Highlands; Adaewia. And the swift and mysterious dwellers of the Caverns of Glory; Eudopia. For so long, there was peace. For so long, there was prosperity...Until the evil came, and the Great War commenced....
A Delayed Alliance
Though maybe not in time, eventually all forces of the Five Kingdoms united and stood together against the might of the risen evil. Victory came, but with insufferable pain! There were too many dead... and too much loss! From then, everything changed...
Being the first land attacked by the forces of U'ulgar, The kingdom of Mendoria took the most damage from the war. Prince Kain was too mad to accept the delay of his allies... and he wanted the most of the Spoil of War; what they found from defeating the forces of evil was beyond their imagination... something they had never seen before...An energy more stronger than anything they had felt before..."Tennesis", the Dark Essence!
The Dark Tomb
Little by little, greed and warmongering permeated through the lands like a disease. the peace and quite that once existed, were lost. And the never-ending war between the five kingdoms for Tennesis had begun! The flames of war brought ruin to Naxia. It brought sheer oppression, and corruption... until the overwhelming rage and misery of the oppressed began a new chapter...
After a long and perilous journey deep within the dark caves of Acamantine, an occult warrior finally found what he was looking for...one of the infamous Dark Stones of U'ulgar; Mythical artifacts carrying an unbearable amount of Tennesis. He had what he wanted...and now he could achieve his goal. The warrior, Skye, had only one thought in his mind... To train an army of elite soldiers and put an end to people's misery; to defeat the Five Kingdoms, uncrown the kings, and unite all of Naxia under a single flag. For this goal, he began his mission, and that's why he created "The Defenders"...
8 years later, the Defenders were ready.The knowledge of Skye combined with the power of the Dark Stone had created a guild of unparalleled warriors. Calamity and decadence in Naxia was reaching its climax... and all hope was getting lost. At last, the Defenders came to surface and began the revolution!
Commanded by Skye himself and his two best warriors, Raven and Victoria, the Defenders fought their way to the hearts of the five kingdoms in the hope that people would rise against their tyranny. But something happened they did not expect... People remained quiet! appalled by this treachery, the Defenders turned their way and rallied in the land of Hadhir; where they faced with an alliance of the Five Kingdoms united against the new threat. the Defenders fearlessly marched on with nothing but pain in their hearts...but something went terribly wrong!!
During the heat of the battle, when victory seemed so close for the Defenders, the power of the Dark Stone suddenly shifted its allegiance and turned against them! The Defenders felt their power weaken every second. Confident that they would lose the battle, Skye ordered to fall back, but not all managed to do that! Fighting their way on a vicious cliff, Victoria and Raven felt their energy wiped out...Victoria felt a sharp blade in her heart...And then, she saw darkness. Victoria Fell....
Demented by the death of his loved one, Raven went insane...Enraged by a mysterious power, he slayed everyone in his way while running heedlessly toward an unknown location until he vanished...! the Defenders were defeated. They could not achieve their mission, and they had lost their two best warriors.... They fell back and Skye began his journey to find Raven...
Ascension of a Reckoning...
After 2 years...Raven returned! But he was not Raven anymore... no one knew where he was, what had become of him, and what was his intentions now. Filled with rage, anger and regret, and driven by an uncontrollable madness, he marched on toward the Five Kingdoms, destroying everything in his way. Powered by a malevolent dark magic, Raven was able to control everything he would destroy and make them his own minion. The new threat was more dangerous than anything Naxia had faced before...!
Scattered and Leaderless, the Defenders were faced with a huge dilemma... were they had to step aside and let Raven finish what they could not, or stand against one of their own and his maniac bloodshed! Most reluctantly, they chose the second option...United with all the forces of the five kingdoms, the Defenders succeeded to besiege Raven and his army near the Fort Narlington, and after a deadly battle, they impaled Raven. Yet they faced with a strange event... they were not able to kill him...!
The Second War Begins...
After a long debate between the high lords of Naxia in the Council of Merix, they decided to build a prison and enslave Raven in there. The wisest warmage of each of the Five Kingdoms were called to use their magic along with the power of Tennesis to seal the prison gate with the most powerful spells. Once again, the Defenders faced with failure and grief...Naxia was still tormented with corruption, and now their best warrior, their beloved friend, was deep within the darkness...!
Time passed... Naxia was getting closer and closer to total annihilation. the flames of war, oppression, poverty, immorality and decadence was burning every corner of life. Defenders were beaten and demoralized yet they could not stop their mission. There was no news of Skye...and then...it happened! in the middle of a dark night, an unknown person mysteriously managed to find the hidden path to the ancient Zebar Caves and open the Gate of Sacrifice by releasing an unbelievably powerful spell. RAVEN WAS FREE ONCE MORE...
Sacred Synergy. Defeating Raven and his minions is not a one man's job! Cooperation is the key. The Defenders have an oath to help each other at times of dire need so that whenever they desire, they can call each other and switch over in the heat of battles. The secret to this power is Onyx; An enchanted token infused by the power of Tennesis and an ancient magic created by Skye himself. Use it wisely, and you may survive the war...!
AN INFECTIOUS TURMOIL
An Infectious Turmoil. Raven does no longer recognize friend from foe! Nor is he capable of remembering the vows of his sect. No one knows what he seeks, yet something is certain! Taking revenge on all that tormented him is not his only cause. Raven is looking for something... and for this, He put a terrible Spell of Delusion on all the kingdoms of Naxia. No one can find and remember the true path toward the Totems...everything is in motion, everything changes; permanently!
Tennesis! The love and hate of all people in Naxia... The Dark Essence. The root of all the corruption is the main source of power for the Defenders. Gather as much Tennesis as you can by slaying the foes, destroying devilish objects, exploring secret areas, etc. With Tennesis, you can learn new spells and abilities, boost your power, and increase your chance to save your home-world once again!
KINGDOMS OF RUIN
Naxia has changed. The might of Evil, the arms of corruption , Raven's agony, and the malice of Dark Essence have all ruined what was once a fountain of life and prosperity. The places you will see during your journey will not be the ones you once remembered and visited. Each kingdom and their dungeons have unique features and hazards; You can use them to your advantage, or else, they might be used against you!
Explore the Dungeons. Since the Great War, Naxia has never seen the light of dawn. Spoils of war are scattered everywhere. In every corner, deep within the dark dungeons and secret pathways, one can find various treasures, artifacts, scrolls, omens and weapons dropped from fallen warriors or foes. There is even talk of a mysterious shopkeeper roaming around the lands who is in possession of the most ancient and powerful goods whispered in the legends of old. Finding or buying these enchanted objects would definitely help you during your perilous quest.
TALES OF THE PAST
How did things get here?... The fate of Naxia and all who live in it may depend on knowing the past. The Defenders are drowning in a swamp of questions, mysteries and unexpected events...Why people remained silent during the first revolution? why the Dark Stone betrayed the Defenders and shifted its allegiance? What happened to Raven in those 2 years? Where is Skye? Who opened the Gate of Sacrifice and unleashed the Evil? Look for the answers...But don't put too much hope in them... You may not be grateful to be enlightened!
The era of Raven's retribution has changed almost everything. Even the old titles of the Five Kingdoms...
DROIDIA; RED RIVERS
The Shores of Droidia were once amongst the most peaceful places of Naxia. Now, 6 months after Raven's escape and the beginning of second retribution era, the only things left through the shores are fumes of death and smell of blood. Raven's hatred has spilled so much blood in Droidia that even water has lost its true color!
ADAEWIA; DUNES OF DEATH
Adaewia was once the land of the enlightened. The old city of Darik was the utopia for the high mages and sorceresses in all of Naxia. Now it is filled with the most fearsome creatures and beasts. Raved by the most fatal hurricanes every now and then, almost nothing remains from that once-glorious city. There is also talk of a new fear roaming within the sands...its body made of clay and stone...!
MENDORIA; FOREST OF FLAMES
The unreasonably hot weather...The eerie sound of roars out of sheer anger and anguish... The stench of sulfur and ash. Make no mistakes....the legends of old are true.... Dragons are here! Yet the question is this...Where did they come from and whom they serve now?...Raven?... or someone else?!!
ARCANIA; FROZEN SOULS
When Raven marched toward the West Kingdom six months ago, he cursed the whole land to be torn apart and buried under its very essence...Ice! Now the frozen hills are full of tormented souls begging for forgiveness and an end to their suffering. No other kingdom have tasted the true nature of Dark Essence like Arcania; the land of frozen souls!
EUDOPIA; HOLLOWS OF DECAY
It all started here. The place where Raven was born... The place where Skye found the Dark Stone of U'ulgar... The place where he created the Defenders...And the place where Raven rose again. Now, it shrouds in mystery even more than before. There is no sign of the fresh mist that once existed here... there is only decay and malevolence. A sinister will lies through the caves...Its goal is unclear...!
Risks and challenges
Al'right...We want to be completely and absolutely honest with you on this one! Game development process, specifically in indie world, is a severe challenge-infested, bone-breaking and nerve-crushing work. Unless you have a daredevil heart ready to take dangerous risks, a set of nerve fibers made of IRON to receive lots and LOTS of insults and criticism, and a spirit ready for enduring massive amount of failures, please, for heaven's sake, don't get involved in it!
Every one of us in this team has experienced failure during his or her career. Actually, if you want to split hairs, the amount of failure vs success in indie game development world is 10 to 1 (or maybe even higher than that). Now, you may wonder why we even bother ourselves and still continue to work in this industry?! The answer is very simple...This is our PASSION...and if you're familiar with that word, that we're sure you do, you know that we don't have any other choice.
Regarding this project, we put all of our passion and experience on it. We cherish all those failures in the past because they led us to this path. The scale of this project is big, there is no denying. So big that we may have to hire many more talented developers to get the game to the quality that the community deserves. "Feature Creep" is a word you may hear a lot these days, and let us say that it's a real thing. But the team did its best to plan all the things ahead and we believe that we've done it. So, we really don't worry that much about that epidemic feature creep that surround the industry.
We intend to release the game in Steam Early Access in Q1 2017 with at least 70% of the game being completed. The full project will be released in Q4 2017. The reason is simple; when there are bunch of perfectionist guys in the team, developing a polished game with maximum quality in this scale takes a lot of time and effort.
So far, we have self-funded the project and we have been able to create the pre-alpha version of the game along with the world and story behind it in just 8 months. Our Kickstarter goal of $120,000 is the minimum amount we believe it will take to release DoN within the next 12-18 months. With your generous help, and our passion, we believe we can deliver an exhilarating experience to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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