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Ashes of Oahu

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: Wyrmbyte
Release Date: Aug. 29, 2019

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'Nightmarchers' Launches Fig CrowdFunding Campaign - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 17, 2018 @ 8:39 a.m. PST

Ashes of Oahu is an open world, post-apocalyptic RPG shooter where you tap into the power of the spirit world to liberate the Hawaiian island of Oahu from the army that occupies it.

Built using the Unreal 4 Engine,  Nightmarchers combines innovative action with faction-based gameplay, inviting players to discover the secrets of Hawaii’s mystical past while uncovering and exploring a full-scale authentic representation of 500 square miles of game world terrain – from discovering special powers and abilities of the Hawaiian gods, to choosing skills and weapons, and remaking the island in their own way, all while watching out for the powerful Nightmarchers who protect the island.

Nightmarchers will debut on the new gaming destination platform, BrightLocker, which offers exclusive beta access, in-game content and developer interaction. In the game, players must fight for survival and learn to tap into the power of the spirit world to become a demigod and help liberate Oahu from the army that has taken its control.

As you explore the apocalyptic paradise of Oahu, you will come upon various areas of settlement. Some will be overrun by Kamapua'a raiders, while others will be run by the various factions that have taken footing. But it's the Pig God's raiders that can be the most dangerous, and it's Kai's job to clear them out.

In this clip, we see how powerful the ancient magic of the gods can be as you use your bow and various other powers to take out players at range. Using your Uhane, or Spirit, vision lets you mark and identify your targets. But if you're looking for something less magical, guns, grenades, and other implements of destruction are available throughout the game as well. It's all up to the player in how you get the job done.

The Panamax Salvage Site shown above is just one of our many locations in the open world. You can see how flying in as an owl and causing chaos with your weapons will payoff later on as a host of Kama's possessed followers strive to take you out.

Who knows? If you manage to restore these pockets of Oahu to their natural or peaceful states, you just might be rewarded by the gods for fighting the good fight.

We'd love it if you could share this video with your audience, and help us spread the word about Kai's forthcoming struggle.

Nightmarchers kicks off today on Fig offering both equity and rewards opportunities, with an overall goal of $100K. Backers can support by investing in Fig Game Shares that pay a return based on the game’s future sales. Stretch goals add additional features, quest lines, powers, and more.

“Nightmarchers has been a passion project of ours for years now,” said Wyrmbyte CEO Scott Brown. “Hawaii means a lot to all of us at Wyrmbyte, both as a place we love to visit and as a culture. We’re thrilled to explore the mythology of Hawaii and reimaging it as part of our world in this sprawling shooter RPG.”

Key Features:

  • Play Your Way: The open world 3rd person action-adventure game features RPG elements and presents players with a “play your way” experience, whether that be by stealth, sniper, guns blazing or a powerful spells encounter. Players ultimately decide how they will fight and which factions they will support or take out as they rebuild Oahu.
  • Mystical Lore: Players can uncover the secrets of Hawaii’s mystical past as Kai, who was newly resurrected by the gods of Oahu to save the island from the tyranny of Kama and his cult of the corrupt god, Kamapua’a, while watching out for the powerful Nightmarchers who protect the island.
  • Authentic Oahu & Environments: From myths and legends to landmarks and stories known only by locals, the world of Nightmarchers presents an authentic depiction of the island, right down to the full-scale representation of the terrain within the game world. With 500 square miles to explore, the game features beautiful ruins overgrown and reclaimed by 100 years of resurgent jungle in a post-apocalyptic Oahu.
  • Skills & Abilities: Players can discover and unlock more than 40 skills in the game, including the supernatural Akua (God) abilities like phase, portal, void sense, bullet bend and more. 
  • Base-Building: With more than 50 outposts, villages and locations to befriend, capture, or develop, players decide how they will rebuild the island unlocking a story exclusive to their decisions. Player actions can tip the balance of power between the factions vying for control of the island, acting as the frontline of an ever-shifting battlefield.
  • Custom Content Engine: The game’s custom content engine watches the player and ensures that the world is always presenting interesting and relevant encounters that adapt to both the player’s current abilities and the decisions they have make.

Players can register for free now on BrightLocker for updates and more information on Nightmarchers. New accounts will also receive 50 free Gold for access to early betas, exclusive offerings and rewards.

Nightmarchers will launch early access in 2018

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