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Summoners Fate

Platform(s): Android, PC, iOS
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: D20Studios

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'Summoners Fate' (ALL) Launches Kickstarter Campaign - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2017 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT

Summoners Fate is a top-down adventure that combines exploration, card collecting and tactical combat.

Summoners Fate is inspired by our favorite tabletop, role playing, and collectible card games we played growing up. There's a satisfaction playing these games that goes beyond winning: the creative expression of building a team, devising a play style that's unique to you, and seeing your carefully planned strategy culminate in an epic experience shared with friends. Our goal is to capture this amazing feeling of creativity and strategic mastery in a modernized game that's fast and fun for those of us living in a world that often goes by too fast without it.

The team, consisting of Ross Przybylski (developer), his wife Kelly (marketing) and local animator Peter Jones, began working on the project 18 months ago when Ross left EA to pursue his dream of creating community driven indie games. Community driven development is a pillar of Summoners Fate. Everything from game design, control interface, artistic direction and naming of characters has been shared and influenced by community feedback. Most recently, the music in the trailer was decided by community vote on a competition that included finalists from across the globe. The team even created a custom themed “Squirrel Overrun” card deck inspired by the suggestions of one of their engaged fans.

“We’ve involved community since the very beginning and our game is better because of it. With our Kickstarter, we hope to take community building and our game’s polish to the next level so that we can deliver a truly exceptional product players will enjoy”.

D20Studios has launched a Kickstarter campaign which will run until November 17th at 10AM MT. The team has a funding goal of $10K with intent to use the funds to polish and refine the game to a standard of truly exceptional quality.

What makes Summoners Fate unique?

World perspective: it’s a unique top-down style intended to create the feeling of playing a tabletop RPG come to life. The characters literally look up at you, inviting you into their world to command their destinies. Ever evolving world: The game has been designed as a platform to deliver continuous engaging content. Accessibility: Easily play from anywhere with mobile game sessions of 3 minutes that also expand to full sit-down immersion on PC and Mac.

Key Features:

  • Tactical Turn Based Combat: Enjoy battles that are immediately fun and accessible. Intuitive controls let you keep your focus on the battlefield and master gameplay through tactile response and trial and error. 
  • Combat Physics: Manipulate gravity, time and space and execute gratifying combos with unique mechanics that alter the battlefield in ways never before seen in a tactical RPG. Destroy and transform environments to have a meaningful impact on your tactical decisions.
  • Unique Top-Down Perspective: Take absolute control of the battle from a unique bird’s-eye view where characters literally look up at you to command them. Enjoy colorful animations reminiscent of a board game brought to life that are easy to read on mobile and beautifully detailed on PC.
  • Rich Single Player Campaign: Explore dungeons, travel through diverse terrain, and encounter monstrous creatures in a world that’s constantly evolving through procedural generation, hand crafted levels, and regular content updates. Lightweight atmospheric storytelling invites your imagination to derive your own narrative -  or unravel ours.
  • Strategic Resource Management: Each area you explore seamlessly connects to another. Your choices, surviving heroes, and remaining cards carry over to the next battle. Plan carefully before raiding dungeons - will you escape with the treasure or succumb to the dangers within?
  • Crossplatform Multiplayer: Play anywhere with asynchronous, real-time and on-demand, "desynchronous" cross-platform multiplayer. Play how you want with support for both landscape and portrait modes.
  • Deck Building: Build teams of heroes ripe with diversity and suited to your playstyle from a set of over 400 cards planned for launch including over 200 playable characters.
  • Community Driven Development: Join our amazing community and enjoy regular updates with new cards, characters and features inspired by you!

Summoners Fate will be released on iOS, Android, PC and Mac. The game will be available free-to-download on the App Store, Google Play and Steam. The target release date is Q3 2018 and a closed beta planned for Q1 2018. The game will be localized in 13 languages for worldwide enjoyment. Additionally, D20Studios has taken considerations with their user interface for color blindness by including distinctive visual symbols for targeting and pattern markings on health bars.

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