The action-RPG genre has really kicked it into high gear lately, mostly because of the success (and community failure) of Diablo III. One genre, however, that we haven't seen much of lately despite it's vast popularity is the steampunk theme. Well, one group of indie devs have decided to dive headfirst into a story-oriented, steampunk ARPG called Cryamore and it recently hit its goal on Kickstarter.
The game is being designed by a small team going by the name of Nostalgico, an appropriate and fitting title no doubt. The game borrows a lot of its appeal from the 16-bit era of SNES action-JRPGs such as Secret of Evermore, Terranigma and Secret of Mana.
The game features a young girl in the lead role named Esmyrelda Maximus who goes on a great fantastic adventure that spans colorful locations and includes dangerous enemy encounters. You can check out the promo video for the game below.
There's also a preview of the soundtrack available for the game on the Kickstarter page and oh boy does it sound ever so similar to Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana, it's obvious there was some strong influences from Yasunori Mitsuda.
Anyway, the game was funded pretty quickly, showcasing that gamers really are in the mood to rekindle a new-generation of games based on nostalgic concepts that seem to have been completely foregone in the mainstream arena. But the new motto these days is that you can always count on the indie scene to deliver the goods.
You can learn more about Cryamore, which is set for release next March, in 2014, by visiting the official Kickstarter page.