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About

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We have been Greenlit! Thanks so much for your support!
We have been Greenlit! Thanks so much for your support!

Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant is an action-packed magical school simulator with a classic JRPG twist. You play the principal of an academy, tasked with training your students to save the world, all while finding missing cats, delivering love letters, and helping elderly ladies to cross the road... oh and fighting monsters. 

Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant is a direct sequel to Valthirian Arc I and Valthirian Arc II which were launched in 2010 and 2013 through various flash gaming portals.

UPDATE

Update #6: Playable Battle Demo - NEW!

Update #5: Pyon Kingdom Discovered, Playable Demo Teaser, and Fan Video

Update #4: Gameplay Video, Meet Eve, and Fantasy Pet

Update #3: Backer Survey and Pet update

Update #2: Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant has been Greenlit!

Update #1: Steam Greenlight, Backer Avatars, Additional Reward and Early-backer Slot

NEWS

Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant combines two different style of gameplay. The first one is the school simulation, where you have to build and manage your school and its students. You also have to recruit, train, and promote your students to face future challenges!

You will then send your students on various quests and that is when the second style of gameplay takes place. Your students will battle against enemies in a real-time combat system.

You begin the game as a school principal of an almost empty castle, filled with nothing but your hopes and dreams. As you progress, you'll build and upgrade your classrooms, facilities, and academics which will attract more students to strengthen your academy.

Each classroom has a unique purpose. For example, you can outfit your students with better equipment when you build and upgrade the Armory, or you can bolster your knight by building a Knight Training Ground.

Valthirian Arc uses a classic real-time combat system mixed with JRPG elements. You can see the enemies at the battlefield and engage them as you see fit. You control a group of 4 students in a dungeon or an outdoor battlefield. 

Each student has their own stats and roles which affects their strategy, performance, and survivability during battle. Unlike Valthirian Arc II, you can now control each student individually, so you don't have to worry that your healer will blindly charge the enemies. You can even use your tank to draw enemies in. The correct positioning combined with the right arrangement of skills or spell combos will make fighting formidable enemies a walk in the park.

Your students are the backbone of your academy. Their main activity is, obviously, studying and training. Your staff will train and teach your students and as your academy grows, you can recruit more. Each student is unique and randomly-generated with his or her own status point set, habit, and potential. 

Your students will embark on various of quests inside and outside of the academy. No quest is too big or small, your students will be tasked with anything from bringing down ferocious monsters to delivering love letters.

As your students grow stronger, you, as the principal, will determine their talent and decide their job. You can promote your students into various available jobs, such as magi, knight, paladin, and others.

Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant will introduce several new job classes to the series. At least two of them have been confirmed: called Arc Draconus and Harlequin. Both are unique job classes because their abilities will deviate from the other traditional job classes. Both are housing a lot of powerful set of skills that can add a whole new strategy during the quest mission. 

Introducing a new loot and craft system for the first time at Valthirian Arc series. We've created a crafting and loot system that will earn your students powerful weapons and armor for going on quests and defeating monsters. This not only makes your characters more powerful, but adds a whole new element to the Valthririan Arc Gameplay

At Valthirian Arc II, you will just have to escort the blacksmith
At Valthirian Arc II, you will just have to escort the blacksmith
Now at Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant, you can create your own weapon!
Now at Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant, you can create your own weapon!

Valthiria is a country based upon the alliance of five queendoms. Years ago, the only heir to its central government went missing. Now, the five queendoms have begun to fight for the rights to inherit the land. Meanwhile, nobody knows that a mysterious northern nation is slowly invading Valthiria between its civil unrest, nobody, except you and your academy.

The political power of your academy is neutral by oath, but a power nonetheless. Use this power to decide the future of Valthiria. Will you try to unite the queendoms against foreign invasion? Or will you take a third option?

Unlike the previous games, Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant will let you explore and understand more about the world of Valthirian Arc. So either you are a new or veteran player, you can get a fresh take to the series. The game will feature the followings:

• Rich cultures: Immerse yourself in a fantasy setting inspired by various real-world cultures

• Bigger world: Even bigger than Valthirian Arc II! Explore all the lands in five queendoms of Valthiria. Go beyond the mountains. Sail off to exotic, distant islands.

• Lore-based storytelling: Discover the history and customs of Valthiria through items and bestiaries.

• Multiple endings: A branched story line with multiple endings. Forge your own Red Covenant!

Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant will house a full new updated graphics system to move the the Valhtirian Arc universe from the full-2D system on the two previous games, into a 3D world. The use of 3D elements allows us to create a new dynamic environment which will create a much more immersive experience for our fans.

But "now in 3D" sounds a bit cliché, so our artists have mixed the 3D environment with sprite-based characters. We’re keeping the same pixelated sprite-based characters so we can maintain our classic JRPG feel that our fans love. This updates the graphic experience but is still reminiscent of a better, more pure age when generals dressed as opera stars and annoying purple octopus tried to smash beautiful mage knights with four-ton anvils... We hate that octopus.

This kind of 2.5D visual along with the improved artwork for the characters will give Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant a fresh new look for fans and new players alike. 

We also improved the artwork for some of the NPC staff to match the overall theme of the new game.

Valthirian Arc features our in-house music department, Agate Simfonia. The critically acclaimed composing team known for sound work in Valthirian Arc 2, Celestian Tales: Old North, and many other great games.

Here are some samples of their work. We will add the music of the Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant as soon as it is available.

  • Gate of The North - Celestian Tales: Old North Soundtrack
  •  Teaser - Valthirian Arc II Soundtrack
  •   Main Theme - Earl Grey and This Rupert Guy Soundtrack

We will also work with professional voice actor and actress for Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant! If you are a voice actor/actress or happen to know one, you can let us know! We are very open to work with our fans!

If you've watched our Kickstarter video, the narration is voiced by Brittany Lauda. She is a talented voice actress and Valthirian Arc I is one of her first projects! Since then she has done a lot of impressive voice acting for various anime, video game, audiobook titles. 

A fan favorite role of hers is the iconic mean girl of Huniepop- Audrey Belrose. Recently she is involved in cool projects like Heroes of Newerth, Wasteland 2, and Pokemon XY anime, You can check her awesome work at brittanylauda.com.

As one of the biggest game developers in Indonesia, Agate Studio consists of many artists, programmers, game designers, composers, QA testers, & management. Most of us have been in gaming industry for more than five years, with experience of developing and delivering games across many platforms.

You can check our official website at www.agatestudio.com

Since the release of Valthirian Arc II, we've been asked by our fans to create the third installment of the series. We've received tons of great suggestions and ideas for expanding the gameplay and bringing it into bigger audience. Our fans are the driving force for us which has shaped this game from the very start. You are truly the foundation of the Academy. 

This will be the BEST Valthirian Arc in the series! If you share that dream, this is your chance. Let's create the new Valthirian Arc together!

Upon completion, funds are specifically going to:

  • 10% for Kickstarter fees, taxes, and payment processing
  • 15% for rewards fulfillment 
  • 75% for game development 

If you pledge on Marquess tier ($250), you will get a Kickstarter-exclusive 3D-printed figure of Eve, our lovely librarian. This version of 3D-printed figure will be made exclusively only for our Kickstarter-backer. You will get more 3D-printed figure or even design your own if you pledge on Guardian tier and above! We will add more pictures of other 3D-printed figure rewards as soon as they are available.

Risks and challenges

We bet you know this already: the process of creating a game is not a walk in the park. There always be obstacles here and there along the way. This time will be no different. With the experiences and lessons learned from the previous two games in the series and also other games that we've created since 2009, we are prepared to do everything necessary to complete the game and deliver it to your hand.

It would be dishonest of us to promise that the game will not get delayed. During the development, we might improve our early concept version of the game and chance that it will make the game passed its promised release date. Time always be a concern, but we will do our best to release the game in timely fashion. We can assure you that if the delay is really happened, all is for the sake of your gaming experience and it won't be too long..

Ultimately, the biggest risk lies with the quality of the game itself. To avoid any upset and setback in quality side, we will hold regular meeting with all members to make sure the game development itself is still according to the plan. We also have our QA department to test the game independently and give feedback in regular basis.

Last but not least, we will be transparent on everything. It is in our best interest to work closely with our backers. We will keep you informed by sending updates, taking in your feedback, also discussing things with everyone through our social media and other channels.

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    Make your students more unique and distinct with a whole set of limited-edition alternative sprites for all job classes available only for Kickstarter backer. You will also be granted access to early beta. For your awesome support, your name will be included in the Hall of Fame at the academy and in-game credits as "Knight".

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    • Kickstarter-exclusive Unique In-game Equipment Set
    • Kickstarter-exclusive School Statue

    Early bird deal for BARON tier rewards. There is a weapon out there with your name inscribed as prefix in front of its name. The weapon will appear randomly in the game. Find and equip your best student with it! Also get unique school statue and in-game equipment set only available for the Kickstarter backer. Then, as the principal, you have the privilege to let your pet roaming around the Academy. Either you are a cat, dog, or even dinosaur (yes, DINOSAUR!) lover, no worries! We've got you covered! All contents from backers are subject to developer approval.

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    • Kickstarter-exclusive Unique In-game Equipment Set
    • Kickstarter-exclusive School Statue

    There is a weapon out there with your name inscribed as prefix in front of its name. The weapon will appear randomly in the game. Find and equip your best student with it! Also get unique school statue and in-game equipment set only available for the Kickstarter backer. Then, as the principal, you have the privilege to let your pet roaming around the Academy. Either you are a cat, dog, or even dinosaur (yes, DINOSAUR!) lover, no worries! We've got you covered! All contents from backers are subject to developer approval.

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    • Kickstarter-exclusive Physical Valthirian Arc Post Card Set
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant T-Shirt
    • Kickstarter-exclusive Fancy Box

    The physical tier is here! You will receive physical copy of the game, art book, soundtrack, post card set, and T-shirt packaged into one fancy box. All Kickstarter-exclusive items are limited edition, This version of goods will never get released anywhere else.

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    Want a piece of Valthirian Arc at your desk? Get yourself a 3D print figure of Eve the librarian, ready to assist you anytime! Your name will be listed as one of the quest givers and appear at the quest details. You will also be able to write a personalized message at the credits. All contents from backers are subject to developer approval. All 3D models are approximately 5 inch or 13 cm tall.

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    The academy is literally in your hand and it is your job to protect it! Get yourself a 3D print figure of the Academy. You will be immortalized as one of the guardians of the academy, the last line of defense for your students and staffs. Design your own character sprite and its background story. Design your own quest and let the students work it out for you. All contents from backers are subject to developer approval. All 3D models are approximately 5 inch or 13 cm tall.

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    • Your pixelated portrait will be placed at the Academy
    • Design and name one of the legendary weapon of Valthiria
    • Design a side quest to obtain it
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 3D print miniature of your legendary weapon
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 3D print miniature of the Academy
    • Design your own background story
    • Your name in the credits and Hall of Fame at the Academy

    Become a Legendary Principal of Valthiria. You are one of the Principal who has improved both your academy and country in a great way. With the country in turmoil, you've been tasked to find the legendary weapons of Valthiria before they are fallen into the wrong hand. Design one of the legendary weapon and the quest to obtain it. You will also receive the 3D printed miniature of that weapon. All contents from backers are subject to developer approval. All 3D models are approximately 5 inch or 13 cm tall.

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    • Design an exclusive NPC sprite of you along with its bust-body illustration
    • Design your own castle with us, which will be integrated into the story
    • EXCLUSIVE 3D print figure of your character, designed and made ONLY for you!
    • EXCLUSIVE 3D print miniature of your own castle, designed and made ONLY for you!
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 3D print miniature of the Academy
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 3D print miniature of one legendary weapon of your choice
    • Design a main quest with our writer where your character will be involved.
    • Design your own background story
    • Your name in the credits and Hall of Fame at the Academy

    When the kingdom is in chaos, you are the protector and the last hope for the Academy at the capital. As Duke of Valthiria, you hold the highest position at the nobility - second only to the royal family. Your influence, wisdom, and resource will help the Academy through the turmoil. Design your own castle, character sprite and bust-body illustration along with its background story. Design a main quest where you will be involved or even fighting along the students. You will also receive a 3D print miniature of a legendary weapon. All designs are subject to developer's approval. All 3D models are approximately 5 inch or 13 cm tall.

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    • Design your own palace with us, which will be integrated into the story
    • EXCLUSIVE 3D print figure of your character, designed and made ONLY for you!
    • EXCLUSIVE 3D print miniature of your own palace, designed and made ONLY for you!
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 3D print miniature of the Academy
    • Kickstarter-exclusive 3D print miniature of all legendary weapons
    • Design a main quest with our writer where your character will be involved.
    • Design your own background story
    • Your name in the credits and Hall of Fame at the academy

    You are the last kind of the royal bloodline. For years you have been staying in silence in hope that the tension will be decreased by time. Unfortunately, it is only getting worsened. You have had enough, so this is the time to stand up and fight! As the prince/princess of the kingdom and the academy at your service, you will strive forward to set things right.

    Design your own character sprite and bust-body illustration along with its background story. Design and build your own palace and we will integrate it into the story. Design a main quest where you will be involved or even fighting along the students. All designs are subject to developer approval. All 3D models are approximately 5 inch or 13 cm tall.

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