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A DotA and LoL influenced strategy game with legendary bosses and epic adventures!

About this project

We've received many requests for a PC and Mac version of Crystal Arena. The backers has spoken! So let's do it!

As for controls, we will make the most use of mouse and keyboard to improve the gameplay on PC and Mac!


Important Updates:

Crystal Arena on PC and Mac!

How do the Einherjar Look in the Game?

Gameplay video!

  • Double Story-mode Content - $15,000

Double the single-player content!

  • Tower System - $17,000

Different kinds of towers will help defend your base when you are offline.

  • Upgraded Art for Upgraded Units - $18,000

The upgrade units will have a stronger look.

  • ??? - $20,000
  • Guild System - $22,000

A place where you can create your own team with your friends.

  • Guild vs Guild - $25,000

Multilayer online battling! Who doesn't like it?!

  • Addtional Maps for PvP and GvG - $27,000

More ways to enjoy the PvP and GvG!

  • One More Exclusive Einherjar for All Backers - $30,000

A Free Exclusive Einherjar for all the backers!

??? - $35,000

Crystal Arena is a strategy game coming to iOS, Android, and possibly PC and Mac too, inspired by League of Legends, DotA and Warcraft III. In Crystal Arena you control the Einherjar, powerful champions to fight alongside armies of human, dwarf, elf and mysterious creatures for the mighty Gods in order to save the nine universes from Ragnarok. In order to win an epic war, you need not only legendary heroes and a strong army, but must also devise brilliant strategies and make wise decisions. In Crystal Arena, you must gather resources, train your soldiers, upgrade their combat skills and spells. This is the challenge that sets this game apart from traditional MOBA games, not only must you have mastery over your Einherjar, you must also have full understanding of the units that will assist your Einherjar in battle. Different combination of units will have different effects with different Einherjar. Your real-time commanding on the battlefield is the key to victory in Crystal Arena. 

The team has been focused on Crystal Arena’s iOS version so far, but if you show us that you want and you show us your support, we can push it to PC and Mac too. Why on mobile? Imagine a LoL/DotA game with epic stories and legendary bosses from Norse Mythology, and you can play it anywhere at anytime you like!

People have been misunderstanding mobile games, most of them were just considered as cheap and small games to entertain people in the train or on the toilet. But why are indie heroes like Ironhide (Kingdom Rush) and big companies like EA - who have recently announced a remake of Dungeon Keeper for mobile - all turning to mobile now?  Because there's great potential, the mobile games can be cool and awesome too! Crystal Arena is going to prove it and we need your help to make it happen!

  • Einherjar

Like the heroes in DotA and champions in LoL, the Einherjar are the souls of Crystal Arena. They come from different parts of the nine universes, each with a unique background and distinguishing personality. Every one of them is blessed with 4 powerful abilities, including 1 ultimate skill. Make the best use of the skills and your Einherjar will be unstoppable. At the debut of this game we are planning to start with 10 playable Einherjar! And we will keep adding more afterwards! By backing this project we will also develop 2 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Einherjar just for you! Remember to check them out.

concept art - one of the nine universes
concept art - one of the nine universes

We really want to make a game that you like! Vote for the Einherjar you would like to see in Crystal Arena and we will make the most popular one a playable Einherjar in the game! Check it out at the bottom of this page!

  • Strategy and Commanding

In Crystal Arena, you can assemble your own army! You decide the structure and deployment. Yeah, the existence of minions is no longer to feed your enemy but to be under your command and to die for you. Your troops will fight automatically when the battle has begun, and you will be controlling your Einherjar. Make sound strategies and lead your troops to victory!

  • Multiplayer

In story mode you can summon your friends’ Einherjar to aid you on the battlefield, if you had been focused on training a tank type Einherjar who focused on defense, you should consider teaming up with a friend who uses Einherjar who can deal higher damage.

Other than the story mode, players are encouraged to challenge each other in Crystal Arena. By winning PvP battles you can receive rank points, which give you higher ranks and bonus rewards, which you can use to arm yourself even stronger against evil.

Crystal Arena is a STRATEGY GAME, players will spend major part of the time building and upgrading, and fewer time on battling.

The battle part of most strategy games on mobile are fully automatic or even ignored, because controlling is hard to be realized on mobile devices. But we love controlling, who doesn't? We gotta make it happen! Crystal Arena is the first game that makes a perfect combination of automatic controlling and real-time controlling. The units fight automatically but you can decide their structure and deployment, which is also important parts of the strategy. And you can control your Einherjar, something which is easy to pick up but which also offers plenty of depth for hardcore players. If you are fed up with those trolls, feeders or afkers ruining your gameplay, you are gonna love Crystal Arena!

In the video I was controlling Solwyn the Great Mage, apparently I couldn't beat the boss with regular attack so I used the move-attack, a small trick that can often be seen in RTS games.

meet your soldiers
meet your soldiers
concept art - before the battle
concept art - before the battle

Einherjar, Spirit of warrior or the slain men, are portrayed as legendary heroes in Norse Myth. These warriors have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by Valkyries. Every day they arm themselves and fight each other in the courtyard of Valhalla, and they fight with their lives. Those who fall will rise again in the evening, not only unharmed but also stronger and wiser, for they will not make the same mistakes. In this way they train themselves for the ultimate battle of Ragnarok.

I have found the Norse Myth a perfect carrier for a MOBA game, and this is where Crystal Arena was born. Heroes don’t have to be killed to become Einherjar in the world of Crystal Arena, though some indeed are. Although the world is based on Norse Mythology, and this inspiration reflects on our main storyline, we've added a lot of our own twists, so you can expect the game to be much more fascinating beyond the Norse Myth itself.

Rota - one of the Valkyries
Rota - one of the Valkyries
Hel - daughter of Loki and ruler of the dead realm
Hel - daughter of Loki and ruler of the dead realm
  • Meet our Special Guest!
Mithos the Guild Master
Mithos the Guild Master

We're honored to introduce you our special guest - Mithos from Soul Saga!

In one of the nine universes exists a world called Oterra. A corruption called Ink spreads across Oterra and has forced the last of humanity to abandon their homeland on the surface to live in the sky island Medonia. Mithos is a young adventurer whose dream is to become the strongest Guild Master in the world and protect his home from corruption.

As Mithos traveled through the Tempest Reef, he came across a lost island that contained an ancient dimensional warp to Asgard. Upon inspection of the ruins, he activated them and was teleported to Asgard. The gods in Asgard are desperate for strong warriors, so they explained the threat of Ragnarok. Mithos realized that even Medonia could be endangered by Ragnarok, so he decided to stay and join the Einherjar until the threat was resolved.

Dakura the Paradox Prince
Dakura the Paradox Prince

We have another special guest, Dakura from Vacant Sky Awakening.

Robbed of his honor, his throne, and even his right to die, he now walks the earth, sowing the seeds of destruction in his wake. Dakura, once heralded as the savior of the ages, became the enemy of the people he once swore to protect. Despite his great betrayal, he could not turn his back on the threat of Ragnarok and drew up his sword one last time, to defend a world that no longer wants him.

We actually started the manga of Crystal Arena last year before we started the game. We've uploaded this manga to Mangafox for the public to read, For Free! Hope you enjoy it. Read the Manga

Revobeing is a newly founded indie game company. Before Revobeing, we are Robekka Art Studio, a group of artists dedicated to provide high quality and affordable art support to games and comics. The studio was founded 6 years ago by Jason Chiu, when he was 18. In the past few years Robekka has worked for companies like Blizzard, Gameloft, Marvel (on the game projects), Spin Master, Peak Games and many other companies with big names, as well as assisting countless small companies and individuals. We’ve spent all these years building games for others, and now we have a dream of creating a game of our own, Crystal Arena.

Crystal Arena has an international team, benefiting from our experience as an art studio, we've built a wide connection with professionals from different areas, all over the world. They've been assisting us in bringing Crystal Arena to life. The major part of Revobeing is based in a small city in China, Chengdu City. You probably haven’t ever heard about this place but it’s actually home of Pandas. Seriously, we got a LOT of Pandas here!

Though Robekka has worked for some big names in its client list, most of its clients are still individuals and start-ups with very limited budgets, depending on the situation we charge very little from them. We helped many make their demos and kickstart their projects here! With Robekka’s humble income, the very basic version of Crystal Arena is almost 60% competed, why would we still need your help?

what has been completed so far
what has been completed so far

Making games can be expensive. The fact is that when our artists work on Crystal Arena, they won’t be able to do their commercial works, which means we won't have any income. If we want to focus on the game, hiring more talented and creative people, accelerating the development and adding more content, more Einherjar and more music, we need this project to get funded. Every penny we receive from you will be spent on making the game a better game.

Another reason that brought us here is the great community of Kickstarter, here we can speak directly with you! We really want to know what you think about this game and what we can do to make it a game that you would love to play.

Kickstarter is an amazing place that really makes dreams into reality. We are very lucky to have worked on 2 successfully funded projects on Kickstarter already.

Their successes have greatly encouraged us and we hope that we can do it too! You are the awesome people that make me believe that we can!

Crystal Arena is going to be an online game, not a stand-alone. Being our Kickstarter backer is the only chance to get the very unique exclusive Einherjar, which is going to be one in a million! Think about you playing a unique hero in DotA or LoL that others have absolutely no way to get! It is that special!

Check out this chart for a better idea of which rewards you are getting!
Check out this chart for a better idea of which rewards you are getting!

Add-on Rewards

If you are interested in a specific reward but do not want to order it along with other items, you can consider the add-ons below.

  • 2 Exclusive Einherjar + Exclusive Levels - $60
  • T-Shirt - $30
  • Print Artbook - $50
  • CD of the OST - $30
  • Figurine of the Minion - $80

You can add the price for the extra items you'd like to order after you have chosen a normal tier. Remember to message me about the add-ons after adjusting your pledge so I can make a record for you.

*For the physical add-ons like T-shirts, artbook or CD, please add an additional $20 for international shipping if you live out side of the U.S. $40 for the figurine.


Kickstarter Backer Badges!

Vote for the new Einherjar you'd like to see in Crystal Arena! We will make the Einherjar with the most votes a new playable Einherjar! And Free for ALL Backers!

You may vote for multiple Einherjar
You may vote for multiple Einherjar

Anyone can vote, but we will be announcing the result to our Backers Only through the Backer Only update at the last day of this Kickstarter campaign. For a minimum of just $1 you will have access to our secret updates and you will also be rewarded with this new Einherjar when the game is released.

If you would like to see this game completed as much as we do, please make a pledge! Introduce this game to your friends and share this page with everyone! Your social networks, colleagues, school mates, friends, everyone! We can’t make it without your help. If you have any question or suggestion, please leave a comment or send us a message and we'd love to talk with you.

Risks and challenges

At the moment we cannot guarantee the release date of the Android, PC or Mac version of Crystal Arena. This is due to being restricted to only one programmer now. If we could get funded, we will be able to hire more professionals to make it solid! We will also keep you up to date by sending you an update.
However, the biggest risk is that people may not even know about this game or this Kickstarter campaign. We really need your help to spread the word. If you like what you see, please tell your friends and share this page to your social networks.

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  • Gleaming Scythe Publishing is our Partner based in the US. Because only people in the US, UK or Canada are eligible to launch a project on Kickstarter. Gleaming Scythe Publishing will be receiving the pledges on behalf of Reovbeing.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    7 backers

    Einherjar

    Special Thanks and a digital hug!
    You will have access to our secret backer only updates, including the announcement of the new Einherjar.
    You will also receive this most voted new Einherjar when the game is released.
    Your name will be credited in 'Special Thanks' on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    14 backers Limited (286 left of 300)

    Bronze (Early Bird)

    Einherjar tier plus

    Pre-order the full version of the game. You will receive a full version of the game with all 10 Einherjar unlocked. (Value: $30)

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $15 or more

    33 backers Limited (467 left of 500)

    Bronze (Early Bird) For PC/Mac

    Einherjar tier plus

    Pre-order the full version of the game for PC or Mac! You will receive a digital copy of the game with all 10 regular Einherjar unlocked. (Value: $30)

    The other $15 early bird tier above is for mobile.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    3 backers

    Bronze

    Einherjar tier plus

    Pre-order the full version of the game for Mobile, PC or Mac! You will receive a digital copy of the game with all 10 regular Einherjar unlocked. (Value: $30)

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    10 backers

    Silver

    Bronze tier plus

    HD Wallpapers, Digital OST and Digital Artbook.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $40 or more

    2 backers

    Gold

    Silver tier plus

    Access to the early beta test, your voice will be heard and the game will become a better game because of you.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $65 or more

    3 backers

    Platinum

    Silver tier plus

    Access to the pre-release beta, you can play the game ahead of other players. Your data will persist when the game is released.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    0 backers

    Diamond- the Steam Gunner

    Platinum tier plus

    A Kickstarter Exclusive Einherjar, Gina the Steam Gunner, a legendary Einherjar for Kickstarter only.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    1 backer

    Diamond- the Wolf Samurai

    Platinum tier plus

    A Kickstarter Exclusive Einherjar, Arashi the Wolf Samurai, a legendary Einherjar for Kickstarter only.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    0 backers

    Diamond- the Secret Base

    Platinum tier plus

    Access to the hidden levels (for Kickstarter only) in the game

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $120 or more

    7 backers Limited (92 left of 99)

    Chaos - Kickstarter Exclusive Pack (Early Bird)

    Platinum tier plus

    Both 2 Exclusive Einherjars and also access to the hidden levels. Your name will be credited in 'Special Thanks' in the game.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $140 or more

    1 backer

    Chaos - Kickstarter Exclusive Pack

    Platinum tier plus

    Both 2 Exclusive Einherjars and also access to the hidden levels. Your name will be credited in 'Special Thanks' in the game.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $240 or more

    8 backers Limited (91 left of 99)

    Extreme – Crystal Arena Physical Pack (Early Bird)

    Chaos tier plus

    A Crystal Arena T-shirt, A hard cover art book, a CD of the OST and a figure of the minion.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $270 or more

    3 backers

    Extreme – Crystal Arena Physical Pack

    Chaos tier plus

    A Crystal Arena T-shirt, A hard cover art book, a CD of the OST and a figure of the minion.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $800 or more

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Ultimate - Customized Enemy

    Chaos tier plus

    We design an in-game enemy based on your concept. You will be credited as 'SPECIAL GUEST' in the game. (*must be within the reasonable range)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,800 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    Ultimate - Customized Level

    Chaos tier plus

    We design a special in-game level including 3 maps, 3 enemies and 1 boss based on your concept. You will be credited as 'SPECIAL GUEST' in the game. (*must be within the reasonable range)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $2,000 or more

    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    Infinity

    Chaos tier plus

    We design a new Einherjar based on your concept, including name, appearance and skills. Also, you can voice your Einherjar if you have the necessary equipment. You will be credited as 'ASSOCIATE PRODUCER' in the game. (*must be within the reasonable range)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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