Castles & Goblins
Castles & Goblins
Castles & Goblins is a Metroidvania video game that mixing classic and new gameplay elements togheter...
Castles & Goblins is a Metroidvania video game that mixing classic and new gameplay elements togheter... Read more
Castles & Goblins is a Metroidvania game about humanity's last hope… In another wasted world, in another time, Lord Vladimir Adam Beniamin Cornelius Victor III(and his spirit) is the last living warrior on the earth,sended by his order he is running his last quest, he is running to save the princess Violeta prisoner of the Phantasm Knight, she is the last hope to set the humans free from the Blue Plague… Armed with his sword and crossbow he is ready to fight infected and brainwashed servants of the Phantasm Knight... Are you ready ?
Raluca is a wasted world… Glorious in the past, but now after the coming of the Phantasm Knight the only things that have remained are, mud, dust, infected men, dilapidated castles and violence… Nobody managed to resist at the plague of the Phantasm Knight, he destroyed and corrupted anything with his power and illusions.
In this gothic setting you are Lord Vladimir Adam Beniamin Cornelius Victor III, called also Lord Vlad, a master of sword and fire.Prepare yourself to explore a dangerous gothic world, you can use a multiple type of melee attacks and fire magics to destroy the infected and all the other creatures servants of the Phantasm Knight that will try to stop you. The Fire Crossbow will allow you to strike at long distance. Timing and concentration are very important when you run and jump around the lands of Raluca, this world is littered of trap and dangers in many places, and they are waiting for you.
Your fire spirit will help you, he can create new platforms, become your shield and you can shoot it like a fireball ! If you are good at surviving and destroying your enemies you can use the gained experience to upgrade your abilities. The fallen men of Raluca left many riches when they have become infected, collect it to buy new equipment. Other men and warriors try to stop the Phantasm Knight before you, some of them were corrupted by the illusions of the phantasm night, when you meet one of them you can choose, trust of them, or not, this is your choice. You are the last chance to set free the princess Violeta...
Exploration and Discovery are the key words to describe better this game. Castle & Goblins have some elements of the metroidvania games mixed with modern features to create a new and unique gameplay. The character can move in a bidimensional plane in a 3D world, he has multiple type of attack and skill that can be upgraded along the way. A particular feature was the animated camera, in some situations it will change his position to show you new details of the environment that you need to proceed in your journey, the idea is to do a big seamless long shot to allow the player to impersonate better himself with Lord Vlad.
The player will start a journey along four big lands to find the the castle where Princess Violeta was being held prisoner,the lands is separated each other by great portals, the player will have to find out how to open these portals.Every land is characterised differently than the other and have a unique style with their characters and creatures and different type of puzzle to solve. At some point in the game the player can travel in the previous lands to discover trough new skill and powers new zones. During the trip you’ll meet the falling creatures that try before you to set free the Princess, some of them might help you, others can trick you, it’s your call if to trust it or not, you can choose with a dialog system. At your disposal you’ll have many type of melee attacks and fire abilities of Spirit.
A classic series of melee attacks with your sword, the initial combo start to a max 3 count in series, you will upgrade this.
Attack A devastating flying attack to wipe out all the infected around you, to activate this you need a fire platform to jump.
Raised by Spirit you can use this platform in many ways ! Jump on it to extend the distance and get other far secrets, it is not illimited you need the fire energy for it, you can also use it near an infected to scarry him !! Be careful it doesn’t work with all the infected or creatures !
Launch your spirit like a fireball! Burn your enemies !
You can aim in a 360° degrees and shot a fire arrow in any direction you want, this will be useful with flying creatures or for solve some puzzle, the shots are limited but you will found new shots inside some chests.
Other Skills and spells
Other skills and spells will be revealed very soon !
She owns the power to save the humanity. The Phantasm Knight make she prisoner inside the biggest tower in the castle.
He is the older member of the ancient order,a real expert of the ancient knowledge he will talk to you at distance with a magic ball... He will give you many advise to master your fire and sword skills and to find the way to the castle.
No one can say when he has arrived, but over time he has become more stronger, he has crept between the powerful men of Raluca, corrupted their mind and take their power. Then he start the blue plague, whit it he turn all the men in the infected servants and make prisoners the only power to save them, the princess Violeta.
There are more other primary and secondary characters and creatures of Castles & Goblins that will be revealed very soon after the campaign.
I thought Castles & Goblins like a dark, gothic and violence fantasy world. You will travel around graveyards full of infected, fallen castles and badlands... I give at the environments a barren style to describe an ancient, fallen land. The characters have a cartoon and painting style to make a contrast with the environment and to give a sense of a bleak tale.
The style of the music in the final product is the same of the video, gothic, fantasy dark themes that will accompany you in this journey ! One of the goals of the campaign is the production of an original theme for the game! In this moment i bought some licences from internet.
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Risks and challenges
I work to this project for the last year in my free time after work in the night, the biggest challenge of this game is to finish the all work without collaboration, i want to do this with my capacity to create a very personal game and keep the costs.
The target of the campaign is founding me to work at this full time, to do a better work.
Obviously if the campaign exceed the expectations i will consider the collaborations with other coder or artist.
One of the more interesting developing challenge of this game is the creation of the camera,this hide many difficulties, as it written in the gameplay section the camera follow the player in a one big shot for all the adventure.
This it mean that the environment need a larger amount of work because they will be figured out from multiple points of view !
Another challenge is the connection between the lands, at some point in the game you will be able to travel around the lands through specific minor portals, that is mean a creation of eight big lands interconnected each other.
The most important think! If the campaign have succes the updates of the state of develop will be posted in a specific facebook and twitter account!
One more important think, if the game have a good success is planned a console version of the game in the future.
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