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KickStarter Lost Eidolons - turn-based strategy RPG by Koreans - coming to Early Access in October

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    We are nervous... it's barely been 2 months of community building, so even reaching the modest $45,000 goal we set seems quite daunting. Despite the game already being fully funded, it may speak volumes about how interested people may actually be in this type of tactical game if we fall short. Here's to hoping! 15.5 hours until campaign launch at 6 AM PT.

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    1. It seems subjective, but I like JRPGs since they often have a less grounded approach to their storytelling and world-building.
    2. I don't personally have a strong tendency towards romances in RPGs. I think the development of relations between characters is important, but that has much more to do with the dynamic between them and how believable they are as a cast rather than individuals as you travel alongside them. Lost Eidolons has a means of developing relations between the protagonist and his allies but nothing to the tune of romancing options.
    3. An RPG is a world in which you can immerse yourself in its narrative and the elements that remove it from our world. It doesn't have to be fantastical or over-the-top, but it's thanks to being an RPG that story tellers can enable those kinds of fictitious elements in their medium. An extension of this is the development and growth of characters that you the viewer or player can invest themselves in, which typically forms a better bond and overall better experience. This can mean anything from watching the characters mature to something more on the nose like leveling up and learning new skills to take on new challenges, or both.
     
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    Spare a thought for the poor guy, who has to politely and seriously answer even the most retarded questions

    The mechanics have a very very clear Fire Emblem vibe, and I'm good with that. Elemental reactions in tiles is a good way to add something nice to the formula.
     
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    Kickstarter is live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceandrivestudio/lost-eidolons

     
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    Backed it. We'll see what future brings.
     
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    Thank you! Let me know if you (or anyone reading) have any additional questions about the game or the campaign itself.
     
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    Backed. Best of luck!
     
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceandrivestudio/lost-eidolons/posts/3167266

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceandrivestudio/lost-eidolons/posts/3168218

     
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceandrivestudio/lost-eidolons/posts/3169314

     
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    I assume they will make their goal, given the current fundraising total and how low their goal was, but this is the first kickstarter I've backed in a while and it's surprising to see how slow the fundraising pace has been.
     
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  11. ODS Pat Arcane Developer

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    It shouldn't come across as crazy surprising!

    Our game was announced just last month, and prior to that point our studio hasn't built any reputation for ourselves so we didn't have an outstanding base of fans of our work to translate into a new IP. One might say we decided to try our hand at crowdfunding too soon. But, we factored that into account when we set the low fundraising goal. Also many other games commit to crowdfunding way later down the development pipeline; we went in early so we have a little less to show off to appeal to backers.

    We're just a budding indie studio. Hopefully we'll get to the point some day where a title from us can be exciting news by the utterance of studio name alone, but we have a long way to go before we even broach that kind of status.
     
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    My experience has been that any reasonably good-looking game, even one from an unknown studio, can raise $100,000 on Kickstarter if the developers have done their promotion right. Lost Eidolons definitely looks good, a bit generic perhaps, but it's probably not reaching its potential.
     
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    :shredder:

    We've got a lot to learn in that department then, damn.
     
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    Considering how Subverse got 16 times more than their 100K goal, they must have done something right, haha.

    Perhaps you could use a stretch goal to invite a guest writer to work on the project?
    Like Chris Avellone, for example. He is not too busy lately.
     
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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceandrivestudio/lost-eidolons/posts/3169365

     
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    Will definitely buy this one way or another, somewhere along the line. I just have one request, and it's only tangentially game-related. Please, for the sake of success, don't let anything from California infect you guys. Disinfect and virus-scan all files and opinions if there's even a chance of transmission.
     
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    Good luck with this. Looking forward to playing as Gaston
     
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    Backed. Looks like my kind of game. The last tactical RPG from Korean devs I played was Troubleshooter and that was awesome so you benefit from some reflected glory.

    I did cringe pretty hard at this part of the pitch though:

    Please don't make him an insufferable smartarse who doesn't take anything seriously and makes terrible quips in life or death situations. That personality has been done to death in JRPGs and usually results in a character people want to die in excruciating pain.
     
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    I had a completely different impression. Maybe it's because of the name, though.

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    Yes, I suppose Eder was someone who was a bearable smartarse. He had a bit of depth to the character and wasn't just a one-dimensional cardboard cutout. Hopefully Eden is going to be cut from a similar cloth and not bastard Tidus from FFX.
     
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    I backed this. Let's see how it goes.
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    Maybe the Codex could have a little fundriser for the Outlaw tier?
    I can imagine quite a few dev mugs to be put on "Wanted" posters for crimes ranging from serial drunken fornications to brutal franchinse murder.
     
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