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Pocket Gamer: Zenko Games brings RPG magic to life with Diamonst

Download our Android demo: >Link<

 

Single Player Campaign

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The story of Diamonst has 3 main sources of inspiration Dragon Ball, The myths of Cthulhu and Saint Seiya The Knights of the Zodiac, but there will be many common elements with Japan RPGs like Final Fantasy, Chrono Triggers and Dragon Quest.

Metors concept art
Metors concept art

At the beginning of the game there will be a Meteor Storm that bring on the Earth these monsters that are stored inside diamond shaped crystals, hence the name DIAMONST. Then you will meet a professor, a mix between an archaeologist and a geologist that has been studying similar crystals already on the Earth for all his life and in exchange of some help with his researches, he will give you your starter Diamonst.  

Soon you will find and ancient prophecy, if 8 pieces of an artifact will be reunited, a powerful god-like creature can be summoned, an evil cult will rise and you will have to stop them before it’s too late.  

One of the 8 wardens, the protectors of the pieces of the artifact
One of the 8 wardens, the protectors of the pieces of the artifact

All of this will happen in your city in Augmented Reality, you will meet NPCs, virtual humans that will talk with you, they will give you quests, items, there will be the bad guys to fight an puzzles to solve.

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Puzzle concept art

What we want to do with DIAMONST is to make you feel the sun on your skin while you are facing a dragon, the weight of your backpack while you are moving from quest to quest and we want to make you feel your feet sore at the end of the day, because we know that the pain will go away the morning after, but the memories of the adventure will stay with you forever. 

 That’s Diamonst.

Gameplay

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Augmented Reality is cool but it’s not enough to create a long term experience, for DIAMONST we choosed a turn-based system because we want to create a deep strategic gameplay that will keep you entertained for a long time.  

The basic mechanics are pretty easy, every DIAMONST has a mana pool that recharge at every turn and can bring into battle 4 different moves each one with a mana cost. In the final game if you have enough mana you can make more moves per turn and when a DIAMONST dies it passes its remaining mana to another one of the same or a friendly type. 

Ingame screenshot
Ingame screenshot

This will put a lot of focus on intra-team synergies and we will use a lot of terrain moves to allow that, for example grass types can plant flowers that can heal other grass types at every turn, ice types can build walls that can absorb the enemy attacks while you farm mana to pass to other characters, other DIAMONST will have abilities similar to the Murlocks from Heartstone or the Slivers from Magic that can buff each other and so on with every DIAMONST that will have a purpose in the competitive scene.

It’s not gonna be a casual game you will have to learn how to play and put a lot of experimentation trying to find the right combination of moves and characters for your strategies.  

With the gestures you can receive a bonus on the effects of your moves
With the gestures you can receive a bonus on the effects of your moves

We also added a gesture phase to give bonus on the effects of the moves, it something to take advantage of the touchscreen and to make the turn-based system more dynamic.

Outpost conquest and Extra Features

  • Outposts
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Outpost concept art

After the firsts chapters of the story you will be able to create Outposts and conquer parts of your city, other players that want to steal your Outposts will have to beat the team you left in defence and you can do the same with theirs. 

Later on we will add clans and so the Outposts can have the emblem of your clan and more teams in defence.

  • Academies

The story mode is a giant set up for the endgame phase, let’s say that the single player campaign will be a situation of chaos that will get stabilized at the end and will unlock new features, one of these are the Academies. 

In an Academy, you can train against a type-specialized NPC called the Great Master of the element, if you beat him with a regular team, you earn the title of Master of the Element, while if you beat him with a team of DIAMONST of the same element of the Academy, you will take his title and other real players that want the title too will have to fight you in a face-to-face battle.

  • DIAMONST Care
DIAMONST Care concept art
DIAMONST Care concept art

In the DIAMONST Care mode you will be able to play minigames that will make you earn Training Points that you can use to increase the statistics of your favourite DIAMONST.

This minigames will offer a nice gameplay variation and they will be more action-oriented like shooting to an horde of targets or jumping over obstacles.

Diamonst Characterization and Customization

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Every Diamonst is inspired to some mythological creature, a constellation or some legend and that’s because in the game world, the DIAMONST already came on the Earth in the past, they inspired the mythology we know today and now they are coming back for the reason you will discover during the story.  

Our mascot, Kitsu, is inspired by the Japanese fox Kitsune
Our mascot, Kitsu, is inspired by the Japanese fox Kitsune

One cool mechanic about the evolution is that almost every first stage DIAMONST once they reach a certain level can learn two different type moves and when they evolve, the second stage will be of the type of the move you made them learn. That’s for mirroring one of the moral message of the game, your decisions determine what you will become.

Many DIAMONST can evolve into two different types
Many DIAMONST can evolve into two different types

From the team manager you will be able to customize the skin of your DIAMONST and other cosmetics accessories but also the move set, every DIAMONST can learn many different moves and you will have to pick the 4 to bring into battle, but it will be possible to easily change them accordingly to the strategy you want to use. 

Technology

The demo you can download from the Google Play has been developed with the Augmented Reality SDK Vuforia and the game engine Unity.
While we were developing the demo new and more advanced AR SDK came out like ARKit for iOS (Apple) and ARCore for some selected Android phones.
We are currently working to upgrade our iOS version to ARKit, that's why it's not available yet, and we will release it during the campaign to have some support and media coverage after the inital launch.

However, we would like to keep using Vuforia, integreted with the other SDKs, because it has some nice features like the ability to recognize and augment 3D models.

We are also eager do develop for Augmented and Mixed Reality Headset when they will become available for the general public.

Perks and Rewards

Our perks
Our perks

 

Our 3 starters - Unlock them all with the Starters Pack or you will have to choose one at the beginning of the story mode
Our 3 starters - Unlock them all with the Starters Pack or you will have to choose one at the beginning of the story mode

 

Healing Diamond Necklace - You will receive a virtual version of the Healing Diamond at the beginning of the story mode that you can use to restore the energy of your Diamonst
Healing Diamond Necklace - You will receive a virtual version of the Healing Diamond at the beginning of the story mode that you can use to restore the energy of your Diamonst

 

Kitsu Plushy - A soft and cute plushy of our mascot
Kitsu Plushy - A soft and cute plushy of our mascot

 

Diamonst  Backpack - Put everything you need for your daily quests in our official backpack! It has a main compartment that can store a 15.6'' laptop and many other things, plus two very useful and spacious pockets in the front
Diamonst Backpack - Put everything you need for your daily quests in our official backpack! It has a main compartment that can store a 15.6'' laptop and many other things, plus two very useful and spacious pockets in the front

 

Kitsu Hoodie - A warm and cozy hoodie with ears and tail of our mascot Kitsu
Kitsu Hoodie - A warm and cozy hoodie with ears and tail of our mascot Kitsu

 

NPC Pack - You can become an NPC of the game! We will turn you in a 3D model and other players will have to fight you in the story mode
NPC Pack - You can become an NPC of the game! We will turn you in a 3D model and other players will have to fight you in the story mode

 

Warden Pack - The Wardens are the protectors of the pieces of the artifact that you have to collect during the single player campaign and will act as bosses during the game, with this pack we can turn you into one of them!
Warden Pack - The Wardens are the protectors of the pieces of the artifact that you have to collect during the single player campaign and will act as bosses during the game, with this pack we can turn you into one of them!

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For more informations:
www.zenkogames.com

https://twitter.com/_ZenkoGames_

www.facebook.com/Diamonst/

Risks and challenges

Creating a game is not an easy task and there are a tons of things that could go wrong.

From internal quarrels to external causes we will have to face many hardships, but we are determined to overcome any challenge may come.

Our team is very young, but it's made by trained and skilled professionals that are able to solve any problems may arise... or we will learn how to do it!

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