The Legacy Games - A Dark Fantasy Tactical RPG
The Legacy Games - A Dark Fantasy Tactical RPG
Face horrific monsters and challenging boss battles in an innovative turn based tactical RPG.
Face horrific monsters and challenging boss battles in an innovative turn based tactical RPG. Read more
Welcome to The Legacy Games Champion!
The Legacy Games is a turn based tactical RPG set in a dark medieval fantasy world. Players will recruit, train and command a company of warriors to face difficult challenges in the most prestigious tournament in all the lands. Experiment with party compositions in an innovative turn based tactical design and discover new combos and synergies between party members. Players will also experience a dark tale of greed, conflict and survival, as you progress, every decision made will have minor or major consequences.
● Six Unique Character Classes, each with a distinct play styles to make up your team; fully customizable with abilities, perks and gear.
● Brutally Challenging Boss Fights with unique RPG mechanics akin to MMORPGs, each boss is a different fight, players need to look out for special abilities and attack patterns.
● Dynamic Weather Conditions - both spells and the environment can affect the state of the weather and vice versa. Fire spells heat up the weather and generate a thundercloud, enhancing all Lightning attacks. Cold spells cool the weather creating a blizzard that freezes everyone on the battlefield.
● Loot, Loot and more Loot - shiny new rewards after each battle determined by the results of the battle. Late game loot have special properties that effect and augment the character's skill set.
● Pick 4 Spell System - players are able to choose up to 4 abilities from a pool of spells per character, spells synergize well with each other, leading to both individual and team combos.
● Innovative Turn Based Tactical Combat - unlike traditional turn-based tactical RPGs, characters can perform as many actions so long as he has enough Action Points. Enemies will also employ a wide variety of abilities and tactics, good positioning and executions of combos could be the difference between victory and defeat.
The Legacy Games will be available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Windows version will be released first, with Mac and Linux following. The full release will be distributed on Steam as well as a DRM-Free download.
The Early Access version will only be released on Windows Steam. We are considering Mac and Linux but cannot confirm it at this point.
All backers will have the option to choose between a Steam Key or a DRM-Free download for the Full Release.
We will support multiple European and Asian Languages for the Full Release of the game.
We are looking towards other platforms for future releases, consoles(PS4, Xbox, Switch), tablets and handhelds, and will make decisions about those versions based upon success of this campaign, interest and opportunity.
Like moths drawn to a flame, the best warriors each year travel far and wide, in hopes of winning the tournament and fulfilling their heart's desires.
50 years have passed since the Archbishop put an end to the Great War and held the first Legacy Games, an annual tournament held in the most powerful city of Tristan. The lands have known peace and prosperity ever since, and citizens look forward to the tournament each year. The best warriors across the lands enter the games in hope of winning the tournament, but demonic creatures and abominations led by the four Old Ones stand in their way, for no man has ever won. Perhaps the challenge has proven too much or perhaps a man’s demise lies with himself.
Strategize with party composition, class abilities and gear against a huge variety of dangerous monstrosities.
Combat in The Legacy Games takes place in an isometric grid, in a turn-based combat system with a strong emphasis on tactical positioning. Units have the strongest defense when being attacked frontally, you can bypass the enemy's defenses by flanking from the side and from behind. Players control a party of 4 characters and up to 6 in the later game.
Every fight has multiple ways to solve, giving players the freedom to choose any party composition. Players can choose to run the classic RPG setup of tank, dps and healer or run a team of frost sorceresses, the options are there and we want players to experiment with different team setups to suit their playstyle.
Unlike a traditional turn based tactical RPG of one move and one action per turn, characters in The Legacy Games use Action Points(AP) for movement, attacking, abilities and items. The character is able to perform as many actions so long as he has the necessary AP. This creates freedom and a deeper layer of RPG mechanics as this allows for both individual and team combos to be executed. This also applies to your enemies too! watch out for deadly combos performed especially those from bosses.
Each class has their own unique set of tools to defeat the enemy. Every character can have a maximum of four spells at any time, in which players choose from a pool of spells. In addition, two perks can be chosen to enhance and augment the character’s setup passively.
Spells also have set cooldowns, so knowing when to use them is critical to your strategy. Do you blow all the Assassin’s cooldowns this turn to kill off a weak target or do you save it for the next turn to setup a big combo, maximising the damage output?
The City of Tristan was once a mighty city, now reduced to nothing but rubble and wasted battlefields. Many citizens have already left the city after the yearly bloodshed that is The Legacy Games, but some persevered and stayed refusing to leave that which they call home.
There are four zones in The Legacy Games, delivered through a non-sequential level design that puts you in control of where to go next. But beware! each zone has its own themed horrors and some areas may prove to be more challenging than others.
Players also can choose a cleared location in each zone to setup camp, providing a means of fast travel. Camps also serve as a safe haven where characters can rest, recover and trade with travelling merchants.
Each of the six Classes has its own strengths and unique abilities. Each plays differently to one another from the hard hitting Vanguard to the quick attacking combo-oriented Assassin. Choose the right classes for your team to suit your playstyle.
Both the environment and spells can affect the state of the weather, dynamically changing the battle and how players can approach a fight.
Elemental Spells can affect the change of the weather which in turn improves spells of the same school including those from the enemy!
Fire Spells heat up the weather increasing the effectiveness of all fire spells and making all fire AOEs and debuffs last longer!
Take advantage of the environment and weather conditions! A fire themed environment could be of a benefit for your team of fire sorceress, being able to dish out more damage upfront, but beware! You could be increasing the power of the enemy too!
Turn the tide on the enemy by cooling down the weather via casting cold spells in warm environments and weather conditions, reducing the effectiveness of the enemy!
To be crowned the Champions of The Legacy Games, players must face hordes of horrific monstrosities roaming Tristan and bring the heads of the four Old Ones.
Each of the four areas of Tristan have themed enemies, from the nightmarish Eldritch to the mysterious Titans.
Each of the four enemy types have their own unique and special skillset. They will employ a wide variety of classic and modern RPG mechanics; AoEs, DoTs, summons, Debuffs, pushback, grapple and enrage.
Every enemy has a unique set of attacks and patterns, be on the look out and exploit their weakness. Some enemies can be taunted, but others will focus solely on one character until it dies. Knowing your enemy is half of the fight!
Every boss has different unique abilities and mechanics, some even have multiple phases where players will need to switch up their tactics and strategy every phase. Having the correct team setup and strategy can be the difference between a dominating victory and brutal defeat!
No Tournament is without its prizes and rewards.
Defeating your enemies will reward you with shiny new gear but completing them in a certain time frame will reward you more as well as completing special challenges for each fight!
Each character has a weapon and armor slot, in addition to two accessory slots for Rings, Trinkets and Charms.
Each piece of gear has varying degrees of quality with higher ranked Weapons and Armor having special properties that alter and augment the playstyle of the class.
The Town is where players interact with their characters on a more personal level; train new abilities, buy new equipment, recruit new warriors, and take on bounties and side quests.
There are four major buildings in Sanctuary Square; the Rusty Tavern where players will recruit new warriors and take on side quests from the notice board. The Forge where weapons and armor can be purchased and upgraded. The Proving Grounds where champions go to train and hone their skills. And the Guild Hall, unlocked and upgradable later down the track to enhance the team's performance.
Although it's a shell of its former self, Sanctuary Square is the only safe haven provided to our champions for it is the only place combat is prohibited. Prepare yourself well in town for the horrific monstrosities that await you in The Legacy Games.
Manage your team members, fulfil their desires and carve your own path which will effect on how others perceive you.
As you travel throughout the tournament and complete challenges, you will earn gold, rewards and reputation for your actions. Gold and loot is obviously valuable, but your guild’s reputation can be equally important. Do you want to be known as cut throat mercenaries, leaving a pile of bodies and enemies in your wake? Or do you want to remain honorable by helping those in need and showing mercy to defeated opponents. Whatever path you choose will have an effect on how others perceive you and the opportunities made available to you.
A good reputation can lead to a good standing with the citizens of Tristan, decreasing prices for wares and access to certain side quests and bounties.
Infamy can make the townsfolk frown and even fear you and may make a certain shadow organisation approach you.
Each of your characters will have their own desires and motives for entering the The Legacy Games. Making choices that they do not agree with, can decrease their loyalty to the guild and lead them to abandon or even betray you. Fulfilling their desires could strengthen their spirit and improve their ability to fight.
We are Red Rock Softworks, a small indie family down south in Australia. We all love a good game that take us to special places and provides us with unique experiences, especially those that keep us playing at night and till the early morning. We too strive to create a game that provides such a mesmerising experience for the players!
Our design focus has never changed since the start of this project, we want to create a tactical RPG that is unique and mechanically interesting, and challenges players in a difficult but fair manner.
Giving players the necessary tools to overcome those challenges is important, but we also want offer a good variety allowing players to experiment and express themselves via their own way of playing the game.
Another one of our principle design philosophy is 'easy to learn, hard to master'. We don't want to add any convoluted systems to the game just so we can say the game is complex. Each system we implement will have a meaningful impact on the gameplay and fun factor. We will provide transparent gameplay information and mechanics to the players, we don't like the idea of hidden stats and gameplay rules!
We have already substantially invested in The Legacy Games. We believe in our game wholeheartedly and have covered all expenses from our own pockets. We have gone full time development on the game for the last 12 months and we need your support to be able to make The Legacy Games great!
Money raised will enable us to cover expenses relating directly to the game's development: paying our partners, hiring additional help for key areas of the game, buying software and equipment, and so forth.
Should we raise funds above our target, it will allow us to develop some of the stretch goal features that we think will enhance the core game.
We've gone to great lengths to create rewards that enhance your experience and become part of the development for the game, whether it be dev polls or designing an actual ingame item or character.
Your support will profoundly affect the development of this game. We welcome your involvement, and hope you'll join our growing community of gamers who are looking for an innovative, challenging and rewarding turn based tactical RPG.
So back us, tell your friends, spread the word and join in on The Legacy Games!
Risks and challenges
Being a new team with no past experience releasing a game, we face many difficult challenges past, present and future. We have done a great deal to minimize this risk by building a functioning prototype and making sure we had something great prior to going on Kickstarter.
There will always be unforeseen issues along the way. We've already encountered plenty, but we're committed to finishing the game and making it the best game we possibly can!
Some features could take longer than expected to implement, there is a chance that the completion date will slip. If we feel this is necessary for the good of the game, we promise to be transparent about any date changes and keep you, the backers, informed along the way.
We want to communicate with our fans and be as transparent as we can with our design choices. Both the Beta and Early Access will serve this purpose, so we can get the final version in the most perfect condition we possibly can!
Thank you for backing and helping us make our dream game! We hope you'll join us in The Legacy Games!
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