Dueling Blades is a free-to-play competitive fantasy RPG that combines hard core strategy elements with social network interactions. Utilizing a combat system we describe as “Simultaneous Turn Strategy” or STS, Dueling blades will allow dynamic combat gameplay against other online players while minimizing latency and hardware limitations of social networks and mobile users.
Players will guide their fully customized 3D character in live-battle against other players and computer generated opponents. The players can choose their progression path with several branching classes, skills, and equipment which can be unlocked through regular gameplay as well purchased through the various shops in game. Dueling Blades will offer premium items that allow further customization to the players’ avatar, as well as Action Point (AP) recharges, Max AP increases and skill redistribution potions; to name a few.
Dueling Blades is targeted for a spring 2012 release on Facebook with Android and i-OS shortly after.
"Dueling Blades courting “core” gamers this spring with strategic combat gameplay for Facebook, iOS and Android." - InsideSocialGames
"The upcoming action game Dueling Blades boasts a number of features that aren't exactly common to social games. It has high-quality 3D visuals, a robust multiplayer combat system, and eventually will support cross-platform play across Facebook, Android, and iOS." - Gamezebo
I managed to get in on the closed beta action, and I loved every minute of the game. Having a character creation system that was simple, but still gave me enough to make my character how I wanted was nice, as well as having a customisable skill tree to make my class (thief) even more to my own play style. - TemptedToPlay
Full featured lobby sytem so you can find and battle your friends as well as computer generated opponents.
Control your characters' appearance such as gender, hair, and face. Additionally you can equip a variety of free and premium armor and weapons. Earn Class points and use them to customize your character as you see fit.
Features 7 playable classes at launch and a class tree that includes custom attribute distribution and path branching. More classes to follow in future releases. Experiment and develop your own strategies to dominate the battlefield!
Manage your skills, character stats, and class abilities through the character window. Additionally, you can buy upgrades, skills, experience boosts, and Epic armors and weapons in the item shop.
BACKING THIS PROJECT
So far we have developed Dueling Blades with a bootstrap budget. We do this out of the desire to see a fresh new game on social networks. Game Development is our passion and it is our pleasure to work on fun and exciting games. But we need your support.
Backing this project will help pay for:
- Continued development and updates after release
- Server costs
- Additional features such as Story Mode, additional Classes and Skills
- Additional software licenses.
Please support us by clicking on the back this project links on the top right and please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Participate in our next closed beta test by following these instructions:
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- Like our Facebook fanpage, and our Kickstarter page (under the video)
- Wait to be approved to the test group within the week!