While it’s certainly true that games have grown greatly since their inception, that doesn’t mean that the old ways are completely abandoned. Indeed, 8-bit, 16-bit and other classic styles are still being made to this day. Take for example Arcane, a pixelated adventure title that just hit Kickstarter recently in search of funds.
Arcane is very much a mixing of genres. One part adventure title, one part survival title, and one part magical RPG, yet, it’s combined with a story that makes these seemingly different playstyles meld together as one. You live in a world that has been overrun by magic, and as such, the world is now a much more dangerous place. Including a lurking danger that few seem to know about.
It’s your job to learn magic to fight back against the evils of the world, all the while trying to survive the world as you progress. Arcane has not only learning magic, but building a base, finding out more about the world, all the while getting resources such as food and water so that you can try and live another day.
The world of Arcane is big, and it makes sense when you find out that it’s procedurally generated, meaning that every adventure, no matter how big or how small, will be unique to the player playing it. Add that to the Spell Tree that’ll let you delve into three different types of magic, and you got a title that reeks of replayability.
Currently, Arcane is seeking a little over $23,000 to finish the game and distribute it. It has 29 days left in its Kickstarter run at the time of this posting. So, if you’re looking for a new RPG, Survival, Adventure game set in a 2D world that has magic, then you might want to consider backing Arcane.