Valthirian Arc: Red Covenant
Think Classic Final Fantasy, meets Sim City, meets Harry Potter. A school simulator with a classic JRPG twist. (PC/Mac/Linux)
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.
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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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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