With a little over a day left in their Kickstarter, Arcadian Atlas developers revealed the inclusion of cameos from Booker and Liz from Bioshock Infinite. Arcadian Atlas is sitting around $71,313 out of their goal of $90,000 with 27 hours to go at the time of writing. Ken Levine tweeted out a gif showing off a sneak peek of Booker DeWitt’s cameo in the game on May 6 which was confirmed in an update the next day.
— Ken Levine (@IGLevine) May 6, 2016
If you haven’t heard of Arcadian Atlas before now check out our Crowdfunding Spotlight here for a more in-depth look. Arcadian Atlas is a strategy RPG in the same vein as Final Fantasy Tactics and Fire Emblem. The team behind it has worked on other smaller projects before, but this is their first of this size and ambition. There a lot of options for customizing character classes and specializations. There are several main classes which each have two advanced classes to choose from after reaching a certain level that can change up and add to your strategies and tactics in combat. Another big aspect of the gameplay is the use of the terrain in combat, whether it’s using a river to allow you to attack an enemy unchallenged with ranged attacks or using trees to protect you from the enemies’.
The main force behind the team developing the game is the brother/sister duo of Taylor and Becca Bair, with help from composer and sound designer Moritz P.G. Katz and a programmer Austin “Cozziekuns”. Just from the material they have to show so far you can tell Arcadian Atlas is inspired by time spent playing games like Final Fantasy Tactics as kids by the developers and taking that inspiration and molding it into something completely their own. If you have any interest in strategy RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem then you owe it to yourself to at least give Arcadian Atlas a look; as much of a risk as crowdfunding a game can be, Arcadian Atlas definitely seems worth the gamble.
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