Knight Time is a wave-based survival combat game. The adventure begins with our small floating hero setting out across the kingdom on a mission to vanquish evil and set the balance straight after a great corruption.
Each new page of our dark fairy tale book holds an individual realm ready to be conquered. Each realm contains an enemy stronghold– all of which are themed differently and boast an array of enemies, challenging combat and the mighty lords themselves. Reaching the final pages of our story will produce three outcomes dependent on the overall achievement of your adventure.
Knight Time is a game that we've put so much time and effort into already, so we're excited to be able to finally show everyone exactly what this adventure is all about. We've already built a functional and solid foundation for Knight Time, and with your help, we can make this experience something truly amazing.
For us to really make this game work and bring out its full potential, we need to start working on it full time. This is where you can make all the difference. With our small team completely focused on completing Knight Time, we can bring to you a truly epic adventure across an expansive fantasy kingdom. For you, we will build a large array of enemies, interesting new realms and heart-stopping boss battles that reach our full design potential.
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Being simple to play yet hard to master, you click and drag the mouse to aim and build power, then release your mouse to dash off into the world of Knight Time.
Strike, take damage or parry with your enemy. Avoid your opponents blade and land your own with cunning maneuvers and timing. Each enemy will display a series of timed attacks that at first encounter will be hard to survive.
Knowing where to position our hero in the heat of battle is a skill learned over time through trial and error. Whether trying to find the right place to stand still and power-up an ability, or lining up that perfect ultimate strike to take down an entire line of foes with a dragon-charged blast, positioning is all about distance versus timing. Enemies boast an array of different movement patterns so implementing this skill in your combat is no small feat.
Training is a must in Knight Time. An unskilled blade only amounts to death.
From the dark low lands to the bright, snow covered peaks—and everything in between—explore and fight among the ever changing backdrops. Flip through the storybook as you journey through each of these treacherous realms.
Using the Book
You can use the story book to track your progress and play through any of the realms you've reached. Additional information can prove useful towards defeating your enemies or improving on your last attempt.
Strange portals open up in the sky, releasing hordes of enemies. You have come to challenge the lord of these lands, but first their followers must lay at your feet. Cut a path to the leader and strike him down!
Waves, How They Work
When you first enter a new realm, the portals will open, releasing small amounts of new enemy types. This will give you time to study your opponent and plan your strategies. As you survive the onslaught, you will begin to take on tougher combinations of enemies, in greater numbers. Work your way through the carnage of minions and mini-bosses to fight the main boss themselves.
In Knight Time your health is as important as... Life itself. This game will offer three difficulty settings; NORMAL, HARDCORE and UNFORGIVING. With normal and hardcore difficulties each realm gives you a maximum of five hearts to get through all of its trials, with hardcore offering stronger, tougher enemies. Try and finish all waves without losing a heart to reach the ultimate completion rating.
Not enough of a challenge for you? With the 'Unforgiving' difficulty setting you'll experience the full challenge of hardcore mode, without the luxury of regenerating health in between realms.
How Hearts Work
Each heart contains a percentage which will shrink as damage is taken. Certain enemies will inflict more or less damage than others so keep your distance. Shielding and dodging abilities help reduce the damage enemies inflict, but for the most part cunning swordplay is the best approach to keep your hearts intact.
Each realm is ruled by a main boss. The design of each realm centers around the rulers stronghold. The type of terrain and abilities of the hordes you will come up against is unique to that realm. As you fight against the oncoming hordes, you will need to figure out new strategies and use all the skills in your arsenal to be able to bring down your enemies. Once you've defeated all the minions you will go up against the stronghold leader. May the strongest survive.
So you stand victorious on a pile of defeated enemy thinking you have what it takes to bring down the stronghold leader. These bosses don't fight the same as their minions, nor do they take it easy on heroes so small. The corrupted rulers will attack you with everything they have and will not let you escape alive. Fight with all you have and cleanse these forsaken lands.
The Forest Goddess—one of the more pleasant looking rulers—may seem peaceful on the very surface, but delve deeper and you will find that her corruption runs just as deep as the roots that make up her kingdom. She will use all the tricks she can to keep you entangled in the forest forever. Her realm may be covered in overgrown fauna, but don't let it's appearance fool you and be sure not to get too close...
How much death have you been through to get here, hero? How many bodies lay at you feet? How many worlds destroyed? They have not forgotten you, vanquisher. They have not forgiven.
I am lord of the undead. I will undo what you have done. All those that you have sent me are now under my control and will rise stronger than before. They will bring you to me and with you under my power, I will rule this kingdom as my own.
Unlock all new abilities as you progress through the story. On the level selection screen, load your chosen abilities into strongboxes to take with you into battle.
As you fight each wave your strongboxes will appear, containing one of your selected abilities. Pick the best moment to capitalize on activating them to gain an advantage on your opponents.
Abilities are used in all manner of ways – from improving movement and increasing agility through to combat power ups. Some of the abilities you can collect include;
- One-off, powerful strikes
- A shield
- Improved weapons (such as the ‘phantom helping hand' that wields a greataxe)
- Even a mighty dragon–summoned from it's slumber to wipe out a line of advancing troops in one ferocious breath
A few ability concepts, ranging from the mighty hammer strike to powder bombs and the blunderbuss–a three shot clear-a-path weapon.
All artwork and visual design is a work in progress and subject to change. As we progress, our artist is looking forward to refining the style of Knight Time.
Our Digital Artbook (available to WIZARD LEVEL 5 Backers and above) will be full of working development imagery and will provide insights into how certain aspects of the game were created. With interest, we could even drop small art tutorials or additional information in some of the pages. Let us know in the comment section what you would like to see in the book.
Immortalize Your Name
We are a small team based in New Zealand who really want to create beautiful, fun indie games.
We have been working hard over the past couple of years towards releasing a solid commercial title – but need funding help to achieve these goals.
We've seen some amazing games come out of Kickstarter! But we’ve also seen how some others have cheated good people out of games they were promised. Our goal for the future ahead is to be honest and genuine with players about what we can make and how we will do it.
We don't like games with hidden costs, gambling systems disguised as loot boxes, or free games that are loaded with advertisements or pay-to-win systems.
Creative game design is our passion first and foremost.
Risks and challenges
We have the basis for Knight Time built, running and tested! But we need your help to finish this project.
-Building games is both challenging and time consuming. We’ve spent hundred’s of hours getting Knight Time to this stage (and it’s awesome!) – but we also need to eat! Eating is important.
-We want to avoid any form of breaking immersion – no in-app purchases or ads – just a great, fun game.
-We’re a passionate, small, but committed team.
-Development time can be tricky to predict as there are always things that we can’t identify in advance, but we have a solid foundation to develop from. We just need more time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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