Developer Black Hive Media has announced that its side-scrolling RPG, Kova, needs your votes on Steam Greenlight as well as announcing their Kickstarter campaign beginning March 28, 2017.
Kova is a metroidvania RPG set in a distant, technologically-advanced future when human-kind has colonized planets across galaxies.
You’re Kova Rimor, a space mercenary on her way to the next payday. You happen across a foreign beacon when your ship is interdicted by another ship and crash lands on an uninhabited, icy planet. What is the mystery behind this beacon? Where does it come from? As you unravel its story and contents, you might find an answer to the most perplexing question of all: “Why have humans been alone in the Universe?”
Investigating the mystery behind this alien-like beacon, players will explore different planets and interact with allies and foes alike that may push them to change tactics, battling hostile forces and taking on side missions to increase the abilities of their weapons, suit and ship.
Kova was born out of Mandy and Blake Lowry’s love for science-fiction narratives, and a desire to bring more depth to the first game they developed together, Chibi Chaingun.
- Join one of three factions, each with their own perks, missions and dialog options
- Craft shift upgrades, ammo and other items
- FPS-like combat controls paired-down for 2D, allowing you to fully aim and control trajectory
- Take on side missions to get information and earn credits, so you can upgrade your skills, ship and weapons
- Uncover one of the universe’s greatest mysteries by collecting and analyzing beacons
- Explore a variety of planets with their own distinct atmosphere, different town hubs and side-missions to take on
Watch the Kova Steam Greenlight Announcement Trailer:
You can go vote for Kova on Steam Greenlight right now. Stay tuned for the Kickstarter announcement coming next week.