Think comic books, CGI, magic, steampunk and isometric real-time strategy, and it might seem that Action Squad wants to do a lot more than would normally be deemed ambitious with Iron Danger.
At the heart of it all though lies a deep-seated fascination with The Kalevala that now has a teased pre-alpha.
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Posted by Iron Danger on Friday, April 6, 2018
Finnish Viking folklore and a retelling of the classic duel between good/evil headlines its fantasy setting that houses Kipuna, a simpleton with unwarranted primal power over time and death. Fate would have it that said power is the very one vied by warring factions.
One the one hand there’s the City of Kalevala, a sort of Metropolis on-steroids as the developers deem it, the Northlanders on the other and attempts to harness the power for various intents/purposes over multiple deaths in between.
If it’s any relief Kipuna comes with a side-kick and an adaptation of time-manipulation that attempts to challenge the norms of the action – RPG genres of which Iron Danger also derives from.
Keyus appear where the corpses lie, spreading decay and decomposition. Important job for sure.. Better not disturb them though, or you may end up the same!#indiedev #gamedev #rpg
Posted by Iron Danger on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
This might mean slowing down time to try out varied mechanics, using attained knowledge to revert back to better decisions through trial-and-error, and even communicating strategy between the duo of protagonists.
Decisions will indeed influence character progression and the RPG inspirations notwithstanding, the emphasis is to lie on story rather than player customization/skill development. Select sets of gear/upgrades are meant to be enjoyed, sure, but only though fulfilling special objectives minus the grinding.
Amid other Unity-based niceties such as procedurally generated in-game populace is the intention to communicate combat in an intelligent way, with the predominantly linear experience being designed for two episodes of roughly 25 episodes and 5-10 hours of playtime each.
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Interestingly Iron Danger began life as the theme for a feature-length plot that went so far as to make for itself a proof-of-concept teaser circa 2015. Plans for that may have subsided, but Action Squad still wants Graphic Novels preceding the game’s release.