Japanese Folklore-infused Action RPG A Credible Tale of Yokai, Robots & the Lunar Tourist Debuts on Kickstarter
SEATTLE — September 25, 2015 — A Credible Tale of Yokai, Robots & the Lunar Tourist — heavily influenced by Japanese folklore and inspired by SNES classics Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana — is now on Kickstarter! The action RPG was developed by Overclocked Games, a multi-national indie team based in Seattle and Tokyo — and it needs just $27,900 from backers to become a reality.
Inspired by Japanese folklore, A Credible Tale features accurate depictions of yōkai — supernatural beings that appear throughout Japanese mythology. Every yōkai in A Credible Tale has its own unique A.I., which matches Japanese tradition. To stop the yōkai, the player will take control of Hiro and his companions (Kaguya and P.O.P.S.) — who discover the Moon Princess in the woods and suddenly find themselves responsible for the safety of the village.
A Credible Tale’s combat takes inspiration from popular action RPGs with an Eastern bent. Explore your surroundings and uncover the land’s secrets during the day so that you can prepare to survive the yōkai attack at night! Fight every battle in real time using a combination of your team’s abilities and your town’s defenses. Combat is completely customizable depending on how you want to play: Go in with fists ablaze using powerful charge attacks — or arm yourself to the teeth with weapons and armor. The choice is yours! For added fun, knock enemies around and see what chaos you can create in the enemy ranks.
Aside from putting the spotlight on Japanese folklore, the team at Overclocked Games is also taking their love of Japanese culture one step further. A Credible Tale incorporates the basics for teaching elementary Japanese within the game so that players can learn the Japanese language while battling yōkai.
“We love Japan and everything it has to offer,” says Jared Palmer, lead developer at Overclocked Games. “Japan is and always has been fertile ground for wild, inventive folklore. The diverse range of yōkai available is great for combat and gameplay — and it really showcases Japan’s unique culture.”
- Explore a hand-drawn 3D world set in classic Japan
- Build creative traps to defend your own customized village from yōkai invaders in battles that require careful planning and perfect execution
- Defeat hordes of yōkai in real-time combat (inspired by Secret of Mana and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past)
- Experiment with endless synergistic possibilities by customizing the skills and weapons for more than three distinct player characters
- Immerse yourself in Japanese folklore, and learn a bit of Japanese along the way!
Here are numerous new screenshots:
And, take a look at the Kickstarter video:
Source: Press Release