After virtually 4 years engaged on Legend of Grimrock, members of developer Almost Human have break up off from the corporate to kind a brand new studio, named Ctrl Alt Ninja. This new studio is now growing a brand new RPG referred to as Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest which sees gamers solid as a reincarnated druid who should uncover what precipitated their resurrection.
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Founded by Legend of Grimrock designer-programmer Petri Häkkinen and artwork director Juho Salila, Ctrl Alt Ninja is extra like a spin-off of Almost Human, fairly than a rival. According to Druidstone’s FAQ, Almost Human is presently not growing any video games so lots of the designers break up off to kind this new studio to each take a break from Grimrock and nonetheless scratch their design itch. While Ctrl Alt Ninja is a distinct firm, lots of the designers will work for Almost Human in the event that they introduced a brand new sport. It’s greatest to think about the staff as “members of a band who…have a dual membership in another band.”
As you might be taking part in a freshly reincarnated druid, a playthrough of Druidstone has gamers beginning off with simply the cloak on their again. By exploring close by ruins, defeating monsters and finally teaming up with different denizens of the forest, you’ll begin to regain your energy and your recollections as a druid. The precise forest is procedurally generated, making every new playthrough totally different and mirroring the druid’s hazy recollections. Every time you die, you may be reincarnated and the forest will change, matching the druid’s fixed wrestle to recollect his previous. Meeting new companions and defeating enemies will show you how to finally piece collectively why the forest referred to as you right here, and what your precise aim is.
Moving away from Grimrock’s first particular person fight, Druidstone has gamers preventing on a 2D grid the place characters take turns shifting and preventing with one another. Your fight abilities and social gathering will develop as you progress, with enemies even remarking at your reincarnation if you happen to run into them on a repeat playthrough. While lots of the encounters will likely be randomly generated, there are fastened battles and eventualities that gamers will inform the principle storyline of Druidstone.
At current, there isn’t a fastened class system, with gamers investing in potential factors to construct up their druid anyway they need. According to Ctrl Alt Ninja, there could also be some gentle puzzle fixing within the full sport, however Druidstone’s core focus is its tactical fight. While the studio was really shaped again in 2015, improvement of Druidstone solely began final autumn, that means it’s nonetheless very early days for this RPG.
So far, Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest is simply deliberate to be on Windows, with there being no actual thought for a launch date at this stage in improvement. Ctrl Alt Ninja suggest checking in on their official website sooner or later for extra particulars on this druidic RPG.
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