Author Topic: [Kickstarter] Zaharia- an isometric Middle Eastern style fantasy cRPG

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A Kickstarter campaign launched for Zaharia recently.  They have a pre-alpha demo / prototype that you can DL.  I think this game looks really promising and I'm always looking for cRPGs that are not in the standard generic Tolkien style fantasy setting.  And it has turn-based tactical battles, which is my favorite.   


Some of the proposed features :
• Real time stealth system, similar to the one of Commandos series.
• Nonlinearity in the narrative and interpretative aspects, allowing the player not only to choose which quest to start from, without urgent obligations, but also to make a lot of choices and then solve a problem in more than one way;
• A Fallout-like open world;
• Lots of choices and consequences that dynamically influence the context of the game;
• A huge variety of abilities and statistics to manage, in order to craft and personalize one’s own alter-ego in every possible aspect;
• An original setting created from scratch, completely different from the usual fantasy worlds and inspired to the late Medieval Persia and Arabia;
• Living NPCs, provided with an IA that allows them to react dynamically to the player’s actions and to create really deep interpersonal relationships;
• No filler content, like useless fights, made to extend the game’s longevity in artificial ways;
• Presence of mature themes like slavery, sexuality, racism, theology, philosophy, morality, politics, and so on;
• Five main factions to choose, each one deeply characterized and different from the others;
• Innovative magic system that turns mages into something different from just portable siege machines;
• Fights are not mandatory in most cases, and it won’t be necessary to use a character who excels at combat to end the game;
• Tons of multiple choice dialogues, in order to grant the player a large range of interpretations;
• No moral dualism.

I'm pretty excited about this game and backed it, but I'm a bit worried they won't reach their funding goal.
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Re: [Kickstarter] Zaharia- an isometric Middle Eastern style fantasy cRPG
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 09:54:42 AM »
The link seems broken for me. I'm gussing this is PC only though anyway?

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Re: [Kickstarter] Zaharia- an isometric Middle Eastern style fantasy cRPG
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 11:18:21 AM »
The link seems broken for me. I'm gussing this is PC only though anyway?

PC / Mac / Linux are the planned platforms. 

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Re: [Kickstarter] Zaharia- an isometric Middle Eastern style fantasy cRPG
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 12:25:37 PM »
what is a cRPG? first time ive seen that abbrev.

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Re: [Kickstarter] Zaharia- an isometric Middle Eastern style fantasy cRPG
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 01:01:13 PM »
Computer RPG.

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Re: [Kickstarter] Zaharia- an isometric Middle Eastern style fantasy cRPG
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 12:24:15 PM »
The game is now at 10% funding.  They're going to need a big boost, like a recommendation in the KS update of a really big project to make it this time around.  Still, no harm in backing them to show them there's interest.  Maybe they'll try again. 

A few updates on KS:

#1: What will change in the final game compared to the prototype?

#2: The Stealth System

#3 Skill System and Consciousness of a Thousand Worlds

#4 World of Zaharia