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    After creating an indie success in the form of 2018's The Messenger, Sabotage Studio is back with a brand new game. Titled Sea of Stars, their latest project is a prequel to The Messenger, and is now available to back on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding campaign needs to hit a goal of $90,000 in order to get off the ground, and at the time of writing, currently has received $5,000 of that goal. You can back the game at $25 CAD in order to get a digital copy of the game for PC or console, though it's limited to the first 500 backers. For $45 CAD, and also capped to the first 500 to pledge at that tier, you'll get the game, and some digital goodies. When it launches, it'll be a full-priced $60 game.

    The game itself is a turn-based RPG--a bit of a slight departure from the original gamewhich was instead inspired by Ninja Gaiden--featuring detailed sprite-art. Rather than require players to "grind" for exp, the combat system in Sea of Stars will instead "rely on strategy and skill, rather than statistics". Even so, you will still be able to gain exp, level up, and learn new attacks. Should the game reach its required funding, it'll release for both consoles and PC, sometime in March of 2022.

     
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  3. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Sea of stars? Sounds almost like star ocean.
     
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    Reminds me of Willow, for the NES. I loved that game!
     
  5. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Kickstarter? :blink:

    Did the messenger not sell enough for this? Do I need to buy more copies? :ninja:
     
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    My assumption is that The Messenger went well and they want another means of income to make a game. Apparently The Messenger was costly.
     
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    Isn't that why dlc exist? To extend the value of a already good game? :ninja:
     
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    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.
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    Well they are proposing a new game, so they can evade those "milk the cow" jabs?
    Who knows? Game devs are strange.
     
  9. Xzi

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    The Messenger is very high-quality stuff. Following it up with a turn-based RPG is not something I would've expected, but that trailer is amazing. Getting some strong Chrono Trigger vibes.
     
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    Unfortunately I had enough after The Messenger. It was nice, but nothing I really think was that great.
     
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    I am excited, the messenger was probably one of my favorite games ever.
     
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    Gives me Chrono trigger feelings
     
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    Same here.
    The combat looks very chronotriggerish to me which is a good thing.
    Animations look so much better and smoother than in CT (obviously) and the soundtrack is f*cking awesome. Had to watch the trailer twice just to enjoy the soundtrack. I'm really hyped for the game.
     
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    digital only ?
     
  15. Xzi

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    I jumped in for $17. This is the fourth set of 1000 keys they've provided for that tier, so who knows how many more are left. First stretch goal has also been cleared already, adding a single player+ mode and a bonus dungeon. Next up is in-game cinematics at about $243k.
     
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    The game looks like it would work really well with real time combat instead of turn based.
    Let's see how it goes.
     
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