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Kickstarter for Indie Fantasy JRPG Runa Launches April 16th

Runa Screenshot

Kickstarter campaign for the turn-based, JRPG-inspired game titled Runa was revealed by Fennec Studio, an independent publisher and developer headquartered in Madrid. Keep an eye out as the campaign goes up on April 16th. Interested players can now add it to their wishlist on Steam. Preview the trailer that aired along with the said announcement.

At first glance, you can easily tell that it draws much inspiration from well-loved series such as TalesPersona, and Xenoblade Chronicles. Apart from the usual turn-based formula, the game also incorporates other gameplay features such as social links to develop, base building, riddles, minigames, and a calendar system. See the details below that we have learned so far about this fantasy RPG.

Runa Overview

Runa is an adventure game inspired by modern and classic JRPG, with turn-based battle system, social links and a story-rich science fantasy world. Promising to keep intact what makes classic JRPG games fun, Runa also features elemental puzzles and base building, as well as minigames like farming, fishing and cooking.

Runa is set in a world in which runas symbolize the technological advancements of an ancient civilization. Whether for domestic use or combat, the use of runas is key. Only some people, known as adepts, are able to fully control them and unleash their true power


Explore a huge world

The world of Runa is a colorful and vibrant fantasy one, but also full of mysteries and sci-fi elements. Follow the journey of a group of adventurers who, driven by their unique motivations, find themselves traveling the world and unraveling all its hidden secrets.

Fight turn-based battles

The “Elemental Break System” is a battle system inspired by JRPG classics: turn-based battles with ordered turns, elemental affinities and strategical approach. With 4 active and a total of 7 party members, that can be swapped anytime -no turn wasted-, group ultimates, and a lot of powerful skills!

Relationships and romance

Date different characters individually to strengthen your relationships with them. If you’re trying to find that special someone in the world of Runa, you’ll have more than 15 romance options, including same-gender relationships.

Solve elemental puzzles

Solve a wide variety of elemental riddles, with 7 different elements and 12 elemental skills at your disposal. Engage in quick puzzles in both the overworld and cities, and navigate dungeons designed around unique puzzle combinations.

Base building and minigames

Build your own base in the city of Enyth by creating and enhancing buildings according to your preferences. Recruiting certain characters or completing important quests unlock the creation of some buildings, including: Residences, Canteen, Dojo, Lab, Farm, Runa Research Center, Antique Shop…

  • Weather & Time changes
  • Day and Night cycle
  • Mixed calendar system
  • Elaborate dialogue system with choices
  • No silent protagonist
  • Elaborate quests
  • Hand-painted minimaps


Runa is an upcoming indie fantasy RPG being developed by Fennec Studio. If you’re satisfied with what you’ve seen so far, the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign goes live on April 16th.

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Tin Manuel

Tin Manuel

Tin is a Graphic Designer by the day & an adventurer in whatever game she is playing at night. She gets giddy talking about RPG games (specifically JRPGs), new releases, and loves almost every female protagonist. She loves animals but has a great fondness towards pugs & shibas. She’s forgetful at times but she will never forget Aerith’s death in 480p.

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