Soul Saga - A J-RPG Inspired by Playstation Classics.
Indie developer Disastercake has announced a new retro-styled JRPG Soul Saga. The goal is to get $60,000 and so far it's earned $11,849 with 27 days left. Now if you dislike or just loathe JRPG's this game wont be for you.
A love letter to J-RPG classics from the Playstation era like Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire, Suikoden, and Persona.
The Tempest Reef is a protective barrier of storm clouds that Medonia sits on. This barrier is the only thing keeping the islands safe from the terrors of the Ink corruption that ravages the planet below. Nothing can pass through the Tempest Reef without being utterly annihilated.
300 years after it's conception, the Tempest Reef is weakening, and the Islands of Medonia are dying and falling from the sky. There are rumors of a passage called Cloud's End that will allow a ship passage through the Tempest Reef to the surface world below. It is assumed that Mithos' father had found this passage, but he left no trace of its existence behind. The Guilds of Medonia now search for Cloud's End in hope to find a cure for their dying islands somewhere on the surface of Oterra.
What's a Disastercake?
Disastercake is one normal guy with one large dream: to make games he's passionate about. This guy's name is Mike Gale... and that's me! I've been working on Soul Saga for years as many roles including a programmer, game designer, and technical artist. I also outsource a lot of Soul Saga's art to talented artists around the world using my life's savings. I use to work at Microsoft in their games department, but I've quit that comfy job to work on Soul Saga, a game inspired by classic J-RPGs.
Why a J-RPG?
J-RPGs (Japanese Role Playing Games) are the reason I fell in love with the game industry. When I was young, I spent countless hours playing games like Final Fantasy, Breath of Fire, Suikoden, and Persona.
What attracted me to J-RPGs was that they are one of the most impressive forms of multimedia to date. They contain nearly all forms of media in one beautifully orchestrated piece of art. Traditional art, graphic design, 3D, music, sound, lighting, cinematography, choreography, script writing, acting, story telling, and a whole lot more!
But it's a fine balance. If one part seems off, the rest suffers greatly. For this reason, it's also one of the most challenging forms of media to orchestrate successfully. I hunger for that challenge!