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Game News The Iron Oath, a turn-based strategy RPG with cool pixel art, now on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Aug 9, 2017.

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    Tags: Curious Panda Games; The Iron Oath

    The Iron Oath is an upcoming turn-based tactical RPG that we first learned about back in January. Gameplay-wise, the game sounds similar to Battle Brothers, with a guild of warriors to manage and a dynamic open world to explore. What stands out about it the most however are its gorgeous pixel art graphics, which remind me a bit of the upcoming action RPG Eitr. The developers, an international indie team who call themselves Curious Panda Games, have been self-funding The Iron Oath's development for a year. Now they're looking to raise $45,000 on Kickstarter to complete it. Here's the game's pitch video and basic description:



    The Iron Oath is a turn-based tactical RPG that is set in a dark fantasy world. Recruit, manage, and embark on missions with a roster of adventurers, testing the limits of their mortality. Every decision made carries weight and can have a minor or major influence on your characters and the world that surrounds them. As you and your guild progress, the world changes dynamically, enabling new storylines to discover and resulting in a unique experience for every playthrough.

    Features
    • Tactical turn-based Combat: Deadly foes, traps and destructible objects means one misstep could be your party’s undoing. Proper planning and execution is vital to your success.
    • A Large and Dynamic Overworld: 9 regions with over 50 hubs to visit. Cities can be overtaken, destroyed and rebuilt; while various factions can emerge, rise and fall. A playthrough can potentially last hundreds of years, resulting in many changes to the initial world state.
    • In-depth Guild Management: Control your guild's finances, resources, alliances and roster. Your characters will age, retire and frequently die in combat and you will need to recruit and train their replacements.
    • Character Development: Every recruitable character has their own personal backstory, incorporating events that have taken place during your playthrough. Their motives, alignment and traits all stem from this, but each of the three is subject to change as their career progresses.
    • Dynamic Dialogue: Characters will converse over a variety of subjects such as the current state of the world or relevant past experiences, along with offering their input on any decisions you face.
    • Decisions Matter: Your choices bear consequences and they can affect your characters, your guild and the many factions that exist throughout the world.
    • Detailed Pixel Art: Meticulously hand-crafted pixel art characters, animations and environments help set the mood for your journey.
    The Kickstarter page is absolutely packed with details about the game's mechanics, exploration, character system, story & setting, and more. It's all very professionally done. If you like what you see, you can secure a copy of The Iron Oath for just $15. The game's estimated release date is March 2019.
     
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    TURN-BASED!

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    Looks great
     
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    Looks like a mix of Battle Brothers and Darkest Dungeon. There's so much potential for butthurt in this that it's already awesome by definition. :lol::salute:

    And it really looks great.
     
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    It does look good, but I am getting tired of games that simply only have combat and no utility skills.
     
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    This looks pretty cool. I hope it actually comes together.
     
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    Looks like Darkest Dungeon with a respectable art style. Hope they also use a narrator.
     
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    I don't really see that much of a similarity.
     
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    Is there going to be a Codex Fundraiser for that? I need more potato.
     
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    Great pitch, I hope it gets funded.
     
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    Didn't expect much reading the title, but that is indeed a cool art style.

    Too bad the impression is that we are in front of another "short and oversimplified but cool-looking" indie RPG.
     
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    Looks great. Mechanics sound like the business. Pledged.
     
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    I've followed the game for a time, mostly twitter updates from the devs. I hope this turns out good. I like the look of it, it has turn-based combat and the info from the Kickstarter page has me intrigued.
     
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    Hmm I may be one of the few but I'm getting bored with the overly pixelated looks. 2D is great but I prefer a clearer picture and a bit more modern look. Banner Saga is a good example, with a different style of course for this game.
     
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    somehow the art and moving animation reminds me of amiga "Moonstone"
    i hope it gets funded
     
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    Same here. The title sounded great up until "...cool pixel art". Oh no, not again. But it DOES look pretty cool, not too drab or low-res.

    These guys made the excellent decision to use side-view sprites only, so they can have quality hand-drawn art on an indie budget and the programmer doesn't have to fuck around with visual realism.

    Unfortunately none of them have good taste in games from a CRPG perspective, which makes me even more skeptical about their plans for gameplay. Might be "good for what it is" though. Lead dev sounds experienced.
     
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    compared to example torchlight its its its godly art
     
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    This game looks amazing, they can count with my money
     
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    Looks good. I also like the no-nonsense $15 bucks gets you the game tier. I'm in.
     
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