Sin Slayers – Pixel Art Dark Fantasy Roguelite RPG
Sin Slayers is an RPG with roguelike elements, where your choices determine how challenging the fights and enemies will be.
Sin Slayers – Pixel Art Dark Fantasy Roguelite RPG
Sin Slayers is an RPG with roguelike elements, where your choices determine how challenging the fights and enemies will be.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, May 7 2019 5:00 PM UTC +00:00.
The First Act of Sin Slayers is available on Steam
Sin Slayers is a dark fantasy RPG with roguelike elements, where the player’s decisions directly influence combat difficulty and enemy strength.
Create, equip and lead a team of heroes with their own particular abilities and flaws, and determine your own battle strategy. Forge your way through foul woods, cemeteries crowded with crumbling mausoleums and the graves of fallen warriors, and other locations to inspire horror in the most stalwart of hearts.
Among other challenges, exhausting battles and devious traps will drain your heroes’ energy. But don’t despair just yet! Your team will be able to replenish their health at the Fountain between battles, and in the Old Church between campaigns.
Explore the Valley, discover new weapons as loot or for completing quests, collect potion ingredients and elements to craft armor and amulets. If you cannot craft an item yourself, the Blacksmith in the Old Church is always available to assist. Only the best equipment will enable you to defeat your ruthless opponents.
— 3 game modes: Explore 7 locations full of secrets and artifacts; watch for traps; defeat strong and skillful mobs; and test your might in numerous arena battles.
— Unique in-game action evaluation system – 'Sinmeter': consider your actions carefully, as the locals will never forgive your mistakes. As your Sinmeter increases, mobs become stronger and your potential to earn additional loot increases.
— Randomly generated maps with various events and encounters: get ready for surprises, riddles and mysteries on every step of your grim trek through the Valley.
— Game regions with individual events, game settings and bosses: explore the Valley of Fallen Sinners and learn the unique abilities of both your heroes and enemies. Knowledge of enemies and the game world can raise your chances to prevail.
— 10 heroes to build up your team and individual skillsets: choose your characters and equipment, change up your range of abilities and magic skills. The strategies you choose will determine the outcome of the final battle.
— Turn-based combat, JRPG style: will test the might of heroes in the battle against hundreds of dreadful fiends.
— Additional quests: Apart from defeating the relentless mobs, game results will depend on your readiness to aid strange characters asking for your help, and mystical creatures with weird requests along the way.
Under an impenetrable veil of fog, deep woods and reeking swamps, it hosts legions of malicious brutes, cursed warriors, the undead, and other monsters who ceaselessly prowl for prey to glut their thirst for new souls.
The Valley is home to outright villains who faced death in the wake of their sins, whose souls were utterly absorbed in endless night. Who once lived as glorious heroes, praised in song amongst thousands of worlds, alas, let darkness consume their lives and ultimately devour their souls.
No peace awaits these doomed heroes, cursed to wander in torment forever, unless they break the seven seals of the Portal of Worlds and sever the black magic binding them to the Valley.
No man has ever succeeded in this quest, nor broken free from the Valley’s bonds.
Every seal is guarded by a Sin Lord – the utmost villainous incarnation of one of the seven deadly sins.
Nothing but complete victory over the seven Sin Lords can free the numberless wayward souls from their dire fate. So the legends say...
Lead a group of heroes, each with their own pros and cons. You cannot take all of them at once, however, as some must remain behind to protect the Church. You must choose only three characters to form your vanguard for each mission.
The Warrior is a strong and skillful combatant. In battle, he brags an expertise with swords, as well as the ability to inspire dread in his foes. The Warrior is the most balanced character of the group. He is able to both strike enemies and protect other group members.
The Defender is so named for a good reason. His gear includes the best armor, the sharpest spear and a broad tower shield. Long years of training in the art of protection can solidly defend any squad, even in the direst circumstances.
This Sister of the Sainted Cross fears no demon or undead. Her righteous prayers will heal the severest injuries. Her weaknesses include low health and being restricted to light armor, but if well supported she will ensure every squad member survives the battle.
The Huntress can skillfully handle both bow and sword. Whether facing a beast or a wayward spirit, her arrows will always hit the target. Her standard leather armor is compensated by perfect combat skills, while her acute eyesight and agility allow the group to avoid unnecessary battles.
Much like the Priests of the Sainted Cross, the Paladin cannot live without worship and God. His righteous words and mighty hammer raise the spirits of his allies and crush the spirits of their enemies. The Paladin is also useful for simple healing and advanced blessings to empower allies and protect the group.
Take note: yet more heroes, to be revealed later, will join your crusade against the Sin Lords.
Remember, the Sin Lords have their pros and cons as well, thus you must create a unique squad for every battle. You will find every hero has their use in one or another situation.
Every hero has his own skills and abilities, although in the beginning they are limited in number and it will take serious effort to achieve some of them.
Each hero features their own individual Skill Tree. New skills become available at a cost measured in the souls of your defeated foes, rather than hero level. Thus to discover all the skills, you must win many battles.
On top of all these abilities, each hero can assist their team outside combat as well. For example, the Warrior can scout nearby to find points of interest, and the Priest can heal allies outside of combat.
Create health potions, armor, resurrection tokens, weapons and other artifacts to can help you in your struggle against legions of demons.
Different heroes have access to different armor and weapon types. To equip all your heroes, you may want to craft custom items instead of waiting for a particular random drop from enemies.
Moreover, since every boss requires its own approach, it’s wise to adapt if you don't like hardcore challenges.
Welcome to the Valley of Fallen Sinners, where seven incarnations of the deadly sins reign eternal.
A dense, preternatural fog lays like stinking breath over black woods. Legions of malicious brutes, cursed warriors, the undead, and worse chthonian horrors, all with an unslakable craving for new souls to perpetuate their own unnatural life.
At one time, they lived as brave heroes across a thousand worlds, and bards composed ballads to their noble deeds. Until the day darkness flooded their hearts and ripped them apart.
Though their souls are now heavy with repentance, they will wander without rest unless a courageous adventurer can unite them all and defeat the seven incarnations of the deadly sins. But the truth is that of the multitude who have come before, none has ever accomplished this.
Sin Lord dens are surrounded by crowds of mobs waiting to devour the souls of lost heroes. Let’s get acquainted with some of these horrors.
Filthy and stinking from a long way off, Pigman Warriors pose little threat of a surprise attack. Awful hygiene aside, they are skilled and deadly fighters. Their swift attacks can cripple unprepared wanderers. Shrewd tactics is the only way to defeat them once and forever.
Wayward souls search for a retreat amongst the litter of graves and crypts. Do your best to avoid them, as their attacks can invoke a powerful curse that will be difficult to dispel in the underworld.
While the surviving comrades feasted after the battle, their fallen fellows awoke in the world between worlds. Despite their lack of a shield, steel armor protects them from attacks and their spears are sharp enough to slice a wanderer's arm clean off. Our feeling is you will long remember every battle against them.
Some demons in the Valley of Fallen Sinners are too weak to take a definite shape. Usually these are incarnated as sluglike monstrosities. But do not dismiss the threat these demons pose. The Slime’s poisonous attacks and resistance to physical damage can prove a severe headache for even the most experienced adventurer.
These are only a few residents of the first two locations.
The Seven Sin Lords and their acolytes reign over the Valley of Fallen Sinners, which they have divided into seven regions. You must destroy all of them to make your way to the divine light. Every Sin Lord is unique, therefore your tactics must vary if you wish to have any hope of defeating them.
For example, let's take a look at Gluttony.
This battle will be wear-and-tear, as this Sin Lord is almost invulnerable in his first form. Therefore, it might be a good idea to take characters with high durability, and artifacts granting additional vitality and health regeneration.
Prior to the battle against Gluttony, you will encounter the Pigman Shaman, who will continuously summon new Pigmen to fight for him. In contrast to Gluttony, in this battle you must field a strong team to kill the Shaman’s backup as soon as possible.
As you can see, even this early in the game you must use two very different approaches. There will be much more to learn in the full version of the game.
Sin Slayers employs a classic turn-based combat system in keeping with the best JRPG traditions. Put together your team of three legendary heroes and show off your tactical skills in the clash against demonic atrocities in the Valley of Fallen Sinners.
Characters speed decides who takes the first turn. The battle continues until one side is defeated or retreat.
Enemies await you left and right, ready to attack with all their might, so be ready to make difficult decisions, even to the point of sacrificing your teammates.
Among the legions of demons and infested swamps, you will find an island of hope to inspire fear among even the strongest of your opponents – the Old Church. While roaming the Valley of Fallen Sinners, the Church will be your haven and stronghold, granting you a safe place to rest and replenish your supplies. You can also invite other characters encountered on the way to join you here. Many of them will set up their stalls in the Church and help you with not only a good word, but a good deed as well.
Be careful during your journey to pay close attention to such opportunities.
How do we make every playthru both unique and as challenging as the previous one? Our random location generator! New game terrain is generated at random every time you press the "Let's go" button to start your journey. This means players discover something new every time they play the game. Do you think you know every bit of rubble and bone in the cemetery? You may find on a return visit that it's nothing like you expected!
The World Map is divided into seven independent locations – one for each Sin Lord. There are also some places where you can rest and re-equip your team, like the Old Church, for example
We’ve prepared some cool in-game rewards for our community. To get them, you'll need to subscribe, like, repost, etc. Think of every milestone as a small quest. The completed quests award you with achievement points, which in turn unlock the new game bonuses.
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1. Special additional logo in game menu 'Sin Slayers has been released with backing from %STEAM_USER_NAME% on Kickstarter'
The game menu will have an additional logo crediting all players who backed the project. The logo randomly display every player who sponsored the game. A great contribution to the history!
2. Magic trail on map behind character
When traveling across a location, characters will leave an animated magic trail making your adventures even more flashy and cool, because magic is cool!
3. New setting in the Old Church
When this target is achieved, the Church in the Valley of Fallen Sinners will be festooned with colorful banners, flags and other decorations to honor game backers on Kickstarter.
4. Additional skin for Afflicted Destroyer
One of the adversaries encountered in the battlefields, the Afflicted Destroyer will get an additional guise. Even more malicious, afflicted and destructive.
5. New NPC with additional quest in the Old Church
The player will get the chance to uncover a secret NPC offering an additional quest in the Church. In this quest you must find the NPC's twin brother, who carries a huge sack of treasures.
6. In-game squad pet
Your squad can meet and tame a non-aggressive critter. The pet will accompany the squad throughout the game, encounter dangers, rest in camps, and stand or fall alongside your heroes.
By purchasing this pledge you will support our game's development. We will send you a selection of digital wallpapers and postcards to use on your PC or mobile device. You'll also earn a place in the credits with our other supporters. But most important, you'll receive a heartwarming thank you letter filled with love and gratitude from our development team.
This pledge will earn you a digital copy of our game on final release, and a unique in-game item to be chosen by our Kickstarter community. Yes, you'll also be invited to take part in this survey. With the game, you'll also receive all future DLCs and other players will be able to find your name during an in-game quest. Thanks to this quest, your name will forever be inscribed in a "Sinners" book in the Old Church. You also receive everything from the previous pledge.
Choosing this pledge, you'll feel like a sinner even sooner. Not only will you receive everything from the previous pledges, but access to the beta version of Sin Slayers as well!
This pledge is for true collectors. In addition to everything from the previous pledges, you'll get a digital artbook, soundtrack and the in-game "Sinners" book will also feature information about your sin.
Want to buy a pledge for yourself and a friend? We’ve got you covered. This tier includes everything from the Templar pledge x2.
You're a true Sin Slayer and like to travel in groups of 3, so grab 2 more keys for your friends and everything from the Templar pledge. In addition, you'll get to name an item and think up its description. Your portrait will also be added to the "Sinners" book.
This is the pledge for those who’ve always wanted to create their own in-game enemy. Our designer will contact you to make this dream come true. This pledge also includes everything from the Blacksmith tier pledge.
This is the pledge for those who want to create a trusted in-game companion. Our designer will contact you and make your wildest dream come true! This pledge also includes everything from the Blacksmith tier pledge.
This pledge is for true artists. It includes everything from the Blacksmith pledge, a 4th game key, and your personal or company logo which will be featured on the loading screen. Together with our designer, you'll also draw a background for a combat encounter.
You're the true leader of the Sin Slayers and know exactly the sort of quest to set any warrior on the road to salvation. Our designer will help you make this vision a reality. In addition, you'll receive everything from the Hand of Creation pledge.
As a Holy Progenitor you'll receive everything from all previous tiers. You will also join the development team for two days in our office in Kirov, Russia! Accomodation and entertainment are included. Travel expenses are not.
We are a small team of indie game developers. Every goonswarm team member has unrivaled expertise in game development. Our collective experience includes such companies as GD-Team, Gaijin Entertainment, and Game Insight. Our priority is to develop the products that first of all interest us as players. So far, we have published Alteric for РС/Mac and PS4/XBox/Nintendo Switch/PSP, as well as Pandarama: The Lost Toys for Android/iOS.
Sin Slayers is a passion project for us. The game has already received positive feedback from our fans, and furthermore won the Indie Prize Finalist title at Casual Connect Serbia, 2018.
Why Kickstarter ?
We develop our game for over a year and already have a working Alpha version of the game. Publisher can finance the game, but budget is limited and we can't make our game as good as we initially intended.
Because of that we want to ask you, roguelike and RPG fans for help. Help us make another great addition to the roguelike family. Let's tell the world once again that indie games are the future of the gaming industry.
Risks and challenges
We are developing this game for a while already. However, despite our experience and best efforts, there’s always a chance that something will go wrong.
1. All of the people on our team have already delivered commercially successful games on time and in great condition. However, there is always a chance that we'll need to postpone Sin Slayers release date. At least for an extra polish.
2. There's always a possibility that we won't be able to deliver some rewards or contact backers who pledged their designs on time.
3. A drastic change in rates of currency, financial depression, and other unforeseen economic consequences may rob our game of some of the promised content. The odds of that are amazingly low, but it's only fair to mention that as a risk.