First, before we get into Patrik Spacek’s new game, I want to give you an update on his other game we discussed in the past called Genetic Garden 2. It passed the Shark Tank TV show and now has investors in
the Czech Republic if they are needed. They plan on launching the Kickstarter campaign in December but they can’t say for sure. Now that that is out of the way, on to the main event – Northmark: Hour of the Wolf by Rake in the Grass (a dev team Spacek joined that has been in the industry since 2000).
The game is a “card-based RPG” and has been in development for around 2 years now. The story begins with an attempt to kill the Lord of the Northmark castle. From there you will explore the game’s fantasy setting. The location sounds pretty standard for fantasy settings with forests, ruins and mountains peaks as well as the slightly more original addition of deserts. The creators of the game admitted that Northmark was inspired by the RPG classic, Betrayal at Krondor. They were mostly inspired by the great and intriguing story element and want to bring it to the table (no pun intended) of card-based RPGs.
The game is said to contain over 180 cards, all of which are gorgeous. Cards present all characters and skills in the game. Every character has own card with different skills, abilities, powers and personality. There are also other type of cards which presents magic, health, strength, speed etc., which makes those characters stronger.
While playing the game, you will acquire new cards and experience points that are utilized during combat encounters. During combat, you choose a card from the deck of cards. Depending on the category of the card (defensive, offensive), you can use it either on yourself (defensive) or on an enemy (offensive). Alternatively, you can use the Special Skills, giving you greater strength, magic or defence. By mixing cards together during a combat you can create enormous power for yourself.
Some info still seems to be fuzzy like the story and various parts of the gameplay but we will find out soon enough. They still have a while to go before they reach their Kickstarter goal so if you are interested help them out!
Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1795933310/northmark
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nathan. He prefers his last name not to be known. He’s probably a high-class superspy, but we don’t mind. He is the editor of Indiegraph. He’s our point man for interviews, and occasionally he takes a blowtorch to a game to see whether it measures up to his standards.