Backers of the City of the Shroud Kickstarter get access to a 4-part mini-story that will play out over the course of our Kickstarter campaign (new episodes released every 7~10 days). Their choices in each episode over the month will drive the story in a live campaign written by chart-topping author Moira Katson. This will preview how the system will work in the final game, where the story will play out on a grander scale.
“Moving from novels to video games has been an incredible challenge, and I am so excited to bring this story to life. Abyssal Arts is a fantastic group of people, and I’m lucky to work with them.”
– Moira Katson
Combat in City of the Shroud uses a real-time tactical fighting system where you unleash special moves, build powerful combos, and outmaneuver your opponent in a format with incredible depth but that is easy enough to play with one hand.
The story is a new approach to video game narrative: a live, episodic campaign where every player’s actions impact how the story unfolds for the entire community. Each episode is crafted based on the cumulative effects of every player’s actions by our resident novelist Moira Katson, author of The Light & Shadow Trilogy as well as other stories and novels. Moira has topped the Amazon Fantasy download charts 3 times since making her debut only a couple of years ago.
City of the Shroud Features:
- New approach to interactive fiction: written by a critically acclaimed author based on your and every other player’s actions
- Brand-new type of tactical gameplay
- Deep combo and stat system to customize your character to suit your playstyle
- Online multiplayer
- Character appearance modding
- A distinctive world, beautifully realized in 2D and 3D
Here is the official City of the Shroud trailer:
About Abyssal Arts
Abyssal Arts was founded by former Capcom Japan Production Manager Keaton White, who left AAA development to move across the world and marry the love of his life. Joined by his fearless companions, including the 3-time #1 Amazon Fantasy chart-topping novelist Moira Katson, they ventured (virtually) forward into the wilds of indie game development. They are currently neck-deep in development of City of the Shroud, a tactical/fighting game mash-up with a community-driven narrative.
City of the Shroud is currently running a campaign on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight through March 1. Backers will gain access to all 4 Kickstarter-exclusive episodes, and can influence the evolution of the story by playing the latest episode.