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Game News DEMIURGOS, an alternate history RPG-adventure set in a modern Ancient Greece, now on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Jul 10, 2017.

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    Tags: DEMIURGOS: Path of the Leviathan

    The eagle-eyed CryptRat first spotted DEMIURGOS: Path of the Leviathan on Steam Greenlight back in May. It's an "RPG-adventure" set in an alternate history in which the cultures of the ancient Greek world exist in a noirish mid-20th century industrial dystopia. It's a world riven by philosophical and social conflicts. To be honest, there's no other way to describe this game but "pretentious". It makes No Truce With The Furies look like casual fare. But it's not all talk. DEMIURGOS' creator, a German (because of course he is) known only as Daniel Bill, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for it, and instead of a pitch video he's delivered a 21 minute(!) alpha gameplay demonstration. It reveals a remarkably impressive-looking game, focused mainly on dialogue and choice, although unlike No Truce it does have a turn-based combat system.



    DEMIURGOS: Path of the Leviathan is a semi-historical, story and decision driven, dislinear game about Social Science, Politics and Philosophy that is set in a gradually opening, detailed and large world. The player roams this world and interacts with his environment like in an adventure game. At the same time, a large variety of RPG-Elements and -Mechanics like skills, quests, shops and turn based battles are implemented. The game's universe itself is a composite of the political ancient Greece during the Persian wars and the European "long 19. Century"; a time of political and social disturbances. After the downfall of the feudal system, great persons tried to build a completely new order upon its ruins that was to be ruled not by god or tradition, but by the ingenuity of mankind itself. Dominating questions and tendencies of that time ranged from Collectivism and Individualism on one side, Pluralism and Totalitarianism on the other. To take his place in history, make important decisions, struggle for the true order and change the world in its foundations: these are the tasks the player is destined to tackle in the course of the game.

    RPG-Adventure
    • Experience a gripping action thriller with 9 varying and 3 distinctly different endings.
    • Nearly every action influences the course of history – often considerably and sometimes substantially.
    • You are no nameless hero.
    • You are Achos Polikron – first commissioner of messenai –known to the Politeia for his zealous fervor and great virtue.
    • As a powerful individual you step into an unstable world and it is your destiny to fight for true order on this planet.
    Turn-Based Battle System
    • Fight for your cause, using a turn-based battle system that is easy to learn but tough to master.
    • Actions available to you during battle are influenced and determined by your equipment, your surroundings and your prior decisions.
    • Vaporize your enemy using Teslas lightning cannon, seek a dialogue with your ideological adversary or frighten him with your reputation based on past achievements.
    Alchemy & Crafting
    • Use the powers of alchemy for your purposes. Prepare potions, explosives or ointments that are essential for your physical and psychological condition.
    • Combat the results of mental maladies with the means of modern medicine; for depressions and anxieties can haunt even the emotionally strong - if entangled in constant fighting and suffering.
    • The odds in combat can be increased by improving your armory.
    • Construct new weapons or modify the ones already available to you.
    This game is really something. I almost can't believe it exists. The Kickstarter is seeking only €8,000, and you can get yourself a copy for just €10, but barely anybody has pledged. I really hope more websites pick up on this. If the campaign does succeed, DEMIURGOS is scheduled to come out on February 2019.
     
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    Well. Points for creativity.
     
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    I agree with my initial reception being 'pretentious' but damn me if I couldn't afford 10 bucks for something this original.
     
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    Yep, this is the first time in a very long time that I've pledged to a no-name Kickstarter. Holy shit.
     
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    Whoa that's actually a pretty impressive alpha.
     
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    Copper Dreams, No Truce With The Furies, Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, Demiurgos... who the hell needs Obsidian dumb down games anyway? I know I don't.
     
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    Backed because why the hell not?
     
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    This sounds just great! Amazing idea! Will pledge!:obviously:
     
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    Well that's some original shit! :obviously:
     
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    We need a fundraiser for this. If we won't raise at least a big chunk of a game development we will lose all our streets cards and then some.
     
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    By the way: gamiifaction of pledges using political ideologies points is just pure :obviously:
     
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    Christ, even voice acting stretch goal is :obviously: as fuck. This games just breaks :obviously: emoticon. I can't just :obviously: it enough.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Seems like the typical game popping up every week nowadays.
     
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    Great setting, and I really like this. Will possibly back :salute:
     
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    I like have you can support different factions through your pledge. I joined the socialists, only cost a few dollars more
     
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    Its a really cool idea to support an idelogical group through pledging, I am not sure what exactly this one point of influence actually does though.

    Have you guys read the creator description?

    How are these devs not on the Codex yet?
     
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    It's called decline.

    Now the battle against Leviathan comes to PC!

    They don't want to disclose too much on it "to not affect the outcome".

    Daniel, you don't have to be a Randian to see the crucial part of epistemology in the freedom philosophy. Natural rights and laws are absolute.
     
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    When this game gets popular and journos and hipsters starts blabbering about how this game is "proof that videogamez can be artz" you are going to take back your words.
     
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    And who would pay them to say that? In most cases of "artistic videogames" there is usually some big company behind that (for example Sony which know that it is great business move to sell your games with poor gameplay and almost no story as an art).

    I doubt this one get similar attention from media- nobody would pay them for that.
     
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    Right now Codex is the only website that has posted about this. Not even GameBanshee or RPGWatch.

    This guy needs to come here if only because we're the only ones who care.
     
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    Well some of the codex supporters can use their power of KS comment posting and invite them here.
     
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    Maybe we should help to spread the news?
    Creator is so inept at marketing that he even did not think about coming here, I doubt he contacted other sites.
     
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    So this is another Pierre .. makes awesome game :incline:, sucks at marketing and people skills and nobody knows about his game :negative:
     
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    It takes a true autist to make a good cRPG. If they look at you awkwardly instead of smiling, you know you have found a quality developer :salute:
     
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    Who is Pierre?
     
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