Sea of Stars is an upcoming turn-based retro RPG. It’s a sequel to retro platformer “The Messenger” from 2018 and takes on the same classic, nostalgic style that fans loved.
Although it has a modern twist, the game manages to keep the classic feel of platform games from the 90s. Creative Director Thierry Boulanger said: “The goal is to create a game that will last today but also shed some light on what made those games so great.”
Unlike The Messenger, a classic side-scrolling platform game, Sea of Stars focuses on a bigger story and a bigger world. With Sea of Stars, you can embark on a journey that explores this vast, multi-character world.
The story follows two solstice children who combine the powers of the sun and moon into something called Eclipse Magic. Together they have to fight against the creations of the evil alchemist The Fleshmancer.
A first reveal trailer was released back in March, but a brand new Summer Game Fest was recently discontinued.
This longer trailer shows us a little more what to expect from the world and the different environments. We get a better look at the battles, powers and gameplay.
Sabotage Studio turned to crowdfunding to raise money for this game and launched a Kickstarter campaign with a funding goal of $ 100,000. That’s a huge amount, but it’s still not enough to fully fund the development of a game.
Boulanger instead confirmed that funding would come mostly from The Messenger’s profits. “We’re investing everything we did in The Messenger back into this game. ”
So it looks like the Kickstarter campaign was a way to test the water to see if there was enough demand to make the game. “It is this sanity check. We need to hear the answer that people want to play this so we don’t throw everything down the drain to make our dream game and then get unemployed. ”
This is an interesting way to do market research while getting funding for it.
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign has 25,589 backers who have pledged a total of $ 1,628,126 to date. They offer a range of freebies to Kickstarter supporters, including high-definition wallpapers, signed copies of the game, and a digital artbook.
According to the Kickstarter site, Sea of Stars will be released in 2022. In addition, we do not have an exact date. All we know is that it will hit both PC and consoles.
This won’t be the toughest game in the world, but it’s always worth taking a look at what system requirements are expected. Previously, the minimum requirements were set on the Steam Store page.
You need at least a Windows 7 operating system, 8 GB RAM and an Intel Core i7-4700HQ with 2.40 GHz or equivalent. At least an Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics card and DirectX version 11 are also recommended.
If we hear any news on the release date, we’ll keep you informed. In the meantime, do you think you’ll be picking up Sea of Stars when it gets released? Are you a Kickstarter backer? Let us know what you think in the comments below.