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AVARIAvs: a competitive JRPG, think "Final Fantasy PvP". 
Build your party, destroy your enemies, WIN! 16 heroes. 2000+ party choices!
AVARIAvs: a competitive JRPG, think "Final Fantasy PvP". Build your party, destroy your enemies, WIN! 16 heroes. 2000+ party choices!
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AVARIAvs is an ultrafast competitive turn-based video game. We've been hard at work and with your help, we are now ready to finish our project and release it to the public.

Our main objective was to take the classic JRPG BattleSystems and attempt to improve upon them to create something brand new, but familiar feeling.

We also wanted to create a never-before seen Party vs Party competitive experience.

 

In AVARIAvs, choose a party of 3 heroes to battle against an opponent’s party. During battle, opposing players choose their actions simultaneously and then witness the mayhem of their decisions. Combat rages on until one winner reigns victorious by decimating their opponent’s HP to zero.

The AVARIA BattleSystem revolves around a lighting-fast radial menu for choosing your actions.

Inspired by the action menus from the classic JRPGs, The Radial Menu System is fine tuned for precision and speed. The AVARIAvs BattleSystem allows players to choose their moves as fast as they can think.

The Radial Menu System takes turn based combat to a new level of fluidity.

Heroes can Focusburn, unleashing devastating attacks.

Successfully completing a mini game during your Focusburn adds even more power to Focusburn and can give you the edge over your opponent in combat.

 

Confirmed Supported Modes & Platforms:


-Online 1v1 PvP 
-Offline 1v1 splitscreen PvP 
-Windows & Mac

AVARIAvs is planned to retail for $19.99 upon release.

Note: We are currently evaluating putting AVARIAvs on Steam and/or GoG. When this decision has been made we will update everyone accordingly. What are your thoughts? Feel free to share in our comments section!

AVARIAvs was designed to be played with a controller but mouse and keyboard support will also be available at launch as well as the ability to play a local splitscreen match with both players sharing only one keyboard & mouse set. 

possible and NOT confirmed additional platforms:

-Consoles....? (we'd love to release on consoles too!)
-iOS...? (wouldn't cross play between iOS and Windows/Mac be great?)

The heroes in AVARIAvs are split up into four powerful classes:
Eoni, Mana Soldier, Servo, and Mage.

Each class brings a different flavor to your party, with advantages that can lead you to victory if used strategically. Whether to bring a diverse cast of support players or to focus heavily on offensive heroes, the choice is yours!

  EONI:

Telekinetic, immortal, and devoid of emotion. The Eoni are fearsomely cold.

Psychic abilities, innate to the Eoni, are primarily used to provide support and offensive Strength attacks.

They are also capable of dispelling and buffing stats. Eoni are the strongest attackers next to the Mana Soldier. 

MANA SOLDIER:

The Mana Soldier's chaotic and unstable skillset weaponizes raw mana. Mana Soldier is the strongest offensive class in the game. Suited with a full array of harmful status effects, and centered around a powerful Hybrid attack, Rift.

If planned and executed well, a powered up Mana Soldier could take out another hero in a single blast.

 SERVO:

Servos were originally designed to assist in communication between the Eoni and the Hume.

Recently, a special few have discovered how to reroute Servo's primary functions, allowing them to provide support to allies. Proficient in defense, Servos maintain the protective tank role. 

Servo's high Vitality and Spirit allow them to stand in front of harm's way to mitigate incoming threats.

MAGE:

Mages train their deep connection to the planet channeled through positive emotions. Their practice represents the only politically accepted use of Mana. 

Mages are the strongest healing class in AVARIAvs. Keep your party members topped up with both active and passive heals.

But not all of the Mage's abilities are friendly. Some practitioners have been known to emotionally demoralize enemies with more disruptive means, using their strong Mana stat in a more offensive approach.

Heroes & Archetypes:

There are 16 heroes in AVARIAvs. 

Every Hero has two different Archetypes.

The Archetype of each Hero determines their Focusburn, Nano item and the growth of their three main abilities.

 

On AVARIA, emotions are dangerous

AVARIA is home to two intelligent species. 

First there were the Eoni: immortal, intellectual, spiritual. Born of the planet.

But entirely incapable of feeling emotion. 

For most of history, the Eoni were the only intelligent beings on AVARIA.

A few thousand years ago, an Eoni finally stumbled upon an emotion. By feeling an emotion, that Eoni transformed into the first Hume.

 The first of an entirely new species on AVARIA.

The Hume – beautiful, carnal, magical creatures – have been willing to live under the rule of the Eoni ever since, following their laws in exchange for guidance.

Until now...

 

Why are we making this game?

If you're anything like us, your heart is filled with fond memories of playing (and re-playing!) the great Japanese turn-based RPGs. Finishing any RPG is no small task, and for me, completing one always felt bittersweet. 

After tons of hours, game over screens, random encounters and emotional rollercoaster rides, you're left with a save file full of level 99 characters, a bunch of unspent gold, and a nagging question in the back of your mind:

"What should I do now...?!"

Sure, I could grind out a few more side-quests or even move onto another game, but somehow all that leveling, strategy refinement, and equipment tweaking feels left behind, almost lost in a way.

I dreamt of a game that would allow me to battle my friend's JRPG parties wth my own party.

As I grew older, I couldn't shake the dream of taking my Final Fantasy parties and putting them up against my friend's. I imagined that my level 99 Cloud Strife was somehow more skilled, quicker, smarter and maybe even a little bit stronger than my imaginary opponent's. I envisioned that my button presses and strategies would lead the party that I built to victory...

But alas, I never found an experience that gave me a true turn-based, JRPG style combat experience in a competitive setting.

So I quit my music job and decided to make it myself. Help us enable the gaming community to compete in a never before seen way: ultrafast turn-based combat!!

Why Kickstarter?

Our project has been privately funded up until this point through money provided by a few initial investors in addition to the team’s own capital and hard work. All of us on the core Juncture Media team have “day jobs” to support our lives and we work on AVARIA in our spare time.

Once we reached Alpha, we thought it best to finish our funding through Kickstarter to not only achieve our funding goals but also involve the community in our development process through an exclusive closed Beta available only to backers.

Our goal is to make the best game we can possibly make, a game that we ourselves are excited to play for years to come. With your help, we can aspire to achieve the highest quality that our team is capable of delivering.

 

Regardless of what tier you choose, your support means the world to us! Help us bring AVARIAvs to the finish line.

 Please ask us if you have any questions about a reward tier!

 

Programming is the bulk of our expense as we move to complete AVARIAvs. This money will go towards our awesome Unity developers.

We strived to create a whole new world for AVARIA and this takes a lot of talented artists from around the globe to achieve. Art budget goes towards modelers, animators and concept artists.

We plan to attend GDC in San Fransisco this spring to solidify some business contacts for the AVARIAvs release. We attended last year and felt that the experience was extremely valuable. We are based on the east coast and the costs associated with traveling to GDC and our booth are included here.

Fees include Kickstarter fees plus legal fees for some LLC expenses and software licenses.

Rewards will include some of the physical product costs including apparel manufacturing, packaging and any additional development time needed to implement and deliver the digital rewards.

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Risks and challenges

Lets talk about challenges...

SCOPE: we realize that making an RPG style game is a major undertaking. Simply making a cohesive and balanced battle system from the ground up is hard enough let alone making it fun to play! Everyone on our team is fully aware of the large scope of our project. Having more than 2 years of development time already under our belt with a game that we've brought to festivals and conventions like GDC, Pax East, and more, we are confident that we are on the right track. Thanks to EVERYONE who's come by our booth over the past year and given us amazing response and feedback, we'll be battling each other across AVARIA very soon!!

THE LAST 10%: While we are in the final stretch of production for AVARIAvs, we realize that the last 10% can sometimes be the hardest. We're prepared for the challenges that will come during during and after our beta leading up to release. We are feature locked and going to be disciplined about keeping our eyes on the prize and getting this game out to all of you.

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    EXCLUSIVE IN-GAME ACCOUNT NAME FLAIR

    Wanna stand out from the crowd? Gain EXCLUSIVE account name flair for your account in AVARIAvs, available ONLY from this Kickstarter!

    This cosmetic-only item will not be available anywhere else.

    Also get a collectors art print signed by the core dev team!

    "PARTY PACK" game and Closed Beta Access quantities are also gained at this level!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

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    "PARTY PACK" game copies and Closed Beta Access quantities are also gained at this level!

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    HELP DESIGN A HERO!

    Work with our team to help design a hero in AVARIAvs!

    You'll select important gameplay elements like primary ability, ability archetypes, focus burn ultimate ability and more!

    You'll also be able to choose skin colors for your hero. And as a thanks for all your hard work, receive a "hero designer" credit found in the game!

    "PARTY PACK" game copies and Closed Beta Access quantities are also gained at this level!

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    • AVARIAvs hoodie
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    V.I.P. TOURNAMENT PASS IN NYC

    Compete in STYLE at the 1st AVARIAvs tournament held in NYC (date TBD) with your own VIP area and accommodations for you and a friend. You can recharge and relax from your exclusive VIP area as you watch the other participants compete!

    Have dinner with the principle developers of AVARIAvs at an NYC restaurant.

    "PARTY PACK" game copies and Closed Beta Access quantities are also gained at this level!

    NOTE: if you have any questions about this reward please message us for more details before backing :-D

    Includes:
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    • dinner with the devs (available in NYC only)
    • Featured "KS Executive Producer" credit in AVARIAvs
    • Exclusive In-Game Account Name Flair
    • Signed Collectors Art Print
    • AVARIAvs hoodie
    • AVARIAvs T-Shirt
    • AVARIAvs pin
    • Friend Digital copy of AVARIAvs (Windows or Mac) 25% off retail!
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    • Digital copy of AVARIAvs (Windows or Mac) 25% off retail!!
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    <3 ANGEL <3

    Sent from above, these elusive and mythical backers are believed to watch over great creative ideas and help bring them into the world.

    You will receive everything from all previous tiers (EXECPT design a hero) plus eternal thanks and gratitude from our entire team.

    NOTE: if you wish to also design a hero, please message us before backing at the angel tier to confirm availability, thank you!

    Includes:
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    • VIP accommodations at AVARIAvs 1st tournament date TBD (NYC only)
    • dinner with the devs (available in NYC only)
    • Exclusive In-Game Account Name Flair
    • Signed Collectors Art Print
    • AVARIAvs hoodie
    • AVARIAvs T-Shirt
    • AVARIAvs pin
    • Friend Digital copy of AVARIAvs (Windows or Mac) 25% off retail!
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Funding period

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