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Develop your inner strength in a tactical choice-driven RPG inspired by Caledonia, featuring Doug Cockle, the voice of the Witcher.
Develop your inner strength in a tactical choice-driven RPG inspired by Caledonia, featuring Doug Cockle, the voice of the Witcher.
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Update #20: Etain the Shadow + script-based prototype + 2 shoutouts

Posted by Martin // Sacred Fire RPG
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“You and Etain grew up together. She was your best, in fact, your only friend. The other kids didn’t want to play with you, an orphan. And the other orphans envied you had your brother Wid to raise you.

You remember the constant hunger growing up and how she shared the food she could sneak out with. How she listened, patient and understanding, like no one else you knew.

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And you remember, like it was yesterday, the shock of losing her. Her own mother sending her away, to train at the royal fort, against her own will.

You believed you found peace in the idea, that this way she had a better chance to survive. But seeing her return a few days back revealed how naive you were.

The old pain, guilt and anger came surging back as if they never left. You wonder how she feels, but you find it hard to reconcile your memories with the so distant woman in front of you.

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You wonder what her return means. She is a part of the fort now, maybe even the royal guard. Why is she avoiding you? She told Wid and the others she is here to visit her mother’s grave.

You can not help but think, that the only reason to make her return is that danger is coming. Did she come to warn and protect you or did she come to hide and survive?

Today she didn’t come back from her usual walk. What does it mean? Did she just leave the same way she came, or did something happen to her?”

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So this is Etain. How will you react when you meet her? Will you be able to trust her like you once used to, act as if she was a dangerous stranger or reconcile with the person she has become?

And who should we introduce in the next month’s update? There’s still 8 major characters left:

- Wid, your older brother,
- Clair, a graceful but shy stranger helping those in need,
- Marcus, a Roman who saved your life,
- Rian, an exiled champion of a rival kingdom,
- Nial, an arrogant heir to the throne, Morrigan’s son,
- Raven, a gifted but troubled orphan,
- Kean, a ruthless and opportunistic usurper of the throne of the rival kingdom,
- Flavius, an ambitious leader of the Roman armies.

Let us know if the comments. We’re happy about every single reaction.

Development update: Script-based prototype

We’ve made a lot of progress since last month. Andrej is almost done with a script-based playable prototype that we’re building to test the story and get initial feedback. I’ve had a chance to play through the first chapter several times and it left me breathless. I was amazed to read through the engaging story and see so many profound choices to be made.

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We’re thinking of ways to bring you in so that you too can be a part of the process already at this stage. We’ll let you know.

Shoutouts to Fell Seal and Thea 2

 

If you’re into story-driven tactical RPGs (and we know you are, as you backed Sacred Fire), check out Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark on Kickstarter. Their demo looks breathtaking! The game is set in a fantasy world with a steampunky undertones and features a deep class system, intricate character customization and classic strategic gameplay.

 

And there’s another great Kickstarter tip for you. It’s turn-based, it’s got role playing mechanics and features a rich story. The project is called Thea 2: The Shattering and it’s a strategy-survival game set in a dark fantasy world inspired by Slavic myth and folklore. Check it out.

PS. If you’ve got a friend who might be happy to late back Sacred Fire, there’s still a chance to do it on Indiegogo at https://igg.me/at/sacred-fire. Let them know.

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    1. Jan Stanek on

      Looking good :), good call Alexander
      Keen to learn more about Clair

    2. Poetic Creator on

      @Alexander Karpychev - good catch, thank you for letting us now.

      +1 to Raven, noted. I'm actually writing a key scene involving her right now. Best of luck to you too.

    3. Alexander Karpychev on

      Second picture - I hope it's only here, not in the game. Face is deeply shadowed, but neck is bright and shiny. Stands out too much. Seems like face is badly photoshopped over different picture.

      Anyway, good luck.

      Raven.

    4. Martin // Sacred Fire RPG Collaborator on

      @Vocarin Thank you for the comment and encouragement. We're glad you liked the update. Clair is a intriguing character, good choice!

    5. Vocarin on

      Always great to get an update. Can't wait to play this one. As to who to cover next, my vote goes to Clair. Keep up the great work!

    6. Martin // Sacred Fire RPG Collaborator on

      @Alexandre MANGIN Thank you for the comment. I'm happy you liked the update. Marcus is a great choice.

    7. Alexandre MANGIN on

      Nice update! As for the next introduction, I vote for Marcus.