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(This is a 3D rendering, please note that the final product may not be exactly as shown)
What Is Thermidor?
Thermidor is a multi platform (mobile, Win, Mac, Linux), state of the art 3D Tactical Japanese RPG with a unique gameplay system that combines the best of classic JRPG games, whilst borrowing elements from other game genres.
Thermidor takes place in the unique and fascinating world of 18th century Paris, at the dawn of the French Revolution, and portrays the life and adventures of two main characters - Léandre and Armandine, in an intense and immersive story.
① A SRPG taking place in the unique and fascinating world of
18th century Paris.
② Cross Platform, start playing on one device, and continue on another.
③ Dynamic Awareness System, a unique system that provides the characters in the game an awareness of movement and path choice of other characters around them.
④ Original weaponry system, weapons can be shared between players.
The year is 1789 and the world is on the brink of revolution. The age of enlightenment has dawned and the old world is slowly being swept away. To the west, Britain's great colonies have thrown off the shackles of the old world. The systematic inequality between the aristocracy and the common has been placed under scrutiny.
France is teetering on the edge
of chaos. Ruled by ignorant rulers, ill suited for the task of saving a
King Louis XVI inherited a heavy debt from his grandfather. He and his wife, Marie Antoinette have only made an already dire situation worse and the common folk have been the only ones to suffer. After years of oppression, the third estate has finally begun to awake.
The decadent, self indulgent aristocracy has had their boots on the neck of the common man for too long and they are about to strike back.
The first four battles
Léandre is one of many young people being dragged into the emerging era. The only son of a family of tavern owners, he grew up under the heel of the aristocracy, watching his parents being robbed of their hard earned money and constantly plagued by hardship while the people of the first and second estates lived a life of luxury. But are all those who were born to privilege as heartless as those he's come to know?
After his mother's most precious ring is taken by a corrupt clergyman, Léandre willingly defies the law and generations of tradition to fight back. Along the way he'll encounter many challenges, meet a variety of fascinating people, both rich and poor. His quest will lead him deep into a world of lies, rivalries, and intrigue. Scraping off the surface to reveal the truly ugly underbelly beneath the corrupt French court and the coming storm. A world where not everyone is honest, not every hero is good, and not every villain is evil.
Léandre will learn that even the best of people can have the
darkest of pasts and that the most sinful of men can be the most
innocent of all.
After an un-expected encounter with one beautiful and enchanted lady by the name of Armandine, the two, along with others, will defy age old traditions, put their fighting skills to the test, and venture deep into the turmoil of the dawn of the Revolution.
(Please note this is a work in progress screenshot, it does NOT represent the final quality)
A tactical RPG game. Thermidor stays true to the roots of Japanese RPGs, but also borrows features from other video game genres.
(Please note this is a work in progress screenshot, it does
NOT represent the final quality)
Full 3D state of the art graphics, blending western style with Japanese Anime style art.
Thermidor will be a multi platform game, for PC, Mac, Linux, mobile, AndroidTV, and eventually consoles. As already introduced by HyperDevbox on previous games with "Android TV support", Thermidor, on mobile, will provide the exact same features as the full desktop version, allowing players to enjoy the big screen TV gaming experience similar to the one delivered on console.
There will also be an option to start playing on one device,
and continue on another.
A unique path movement and “space awareness” system is being implemented into the game, we call it - “ Dynamic Awareness System”, or DAS for short.
DAS is a unique system in RPGs, that provides the characters in the game an awareness of movement and path choice of other characters around them. So, depending on the path you choose, the other player can block and intercept your movement, or change his attack strategy accordingly. So there is a lot of focus on the strategic part of the attack and movement, where a certain path can prove to be a better tactic than another.
Thermidor’s Weaponry Features
All the weapons in the game will be available for all characters to use, with each character having his/her own specialty weapon.
Each weapon requires experience to be able to use properly (except your specialty weapon).
Characters will be able to pick up weapons from the game field, but also lose them, similar to a “Beat 'em up” arcade game style.
Weapons can also be shared between players.
To better understand how this weaponry system will affect your game play, here is an example of a potential scenario:
You've come across a rifle in the game field and pick it up. Since you have no experience shooting it, you miss your target quite a bit, eventually ending up hitting your own foot and taking some damage. Then you realize that one of your group members is an expert rifler, so you pass him the weapon (given that he is close enough to you), and he accurately shoots down the enemy.
Each character will have special skills and experience points that will develop throughout the game, and will be a key to the ease of success in the game.
The skills vary with each character, and there is an ability to strengthen a certain skill by gaining experience during game play, and also by choosing your initial skill points at the beginning of the game.
We are developing a special system that will have the music change seamlessly, when events change in the game, effectively, making the soundtrack sound more like that of a movie, rather than your typical video game. The system has been tested, and is working very nicely. But a lot of music still has to be written in order for it to be showcased, but we will be sure to share our progress with you!
HyperDevbox Japan is a Top Developer in the Google Play Market, and has already released some massive high quality JRPGs for mobile since its foundation in 2005, along with other games.
We are an independent game studio with big dreams for amazing games.
CEO Carlo Perconti (French), a veteran in game development, creator of “Legend”, the “ExZeus” series, and more recently “INDY 500® Arcade Racing”, is the mind behind this project, and is leading the development Alongside Junko Hanzawa, with Ron J. Ward composing the music, Nurlan Kalybekov programming, and Kaho Yuguchi and Lauri Emmanuel Caravaca behind the illustrations and character design.
To be able to produce this wonderful game we need your support.
Thermidor is a Tactical RPG style of game that requires a great amount of content and resources, especially when building such a game from scratch.
While we will be using our experience from past released games, the funding will be used to secure the most talented people, such as programmers, artists, voice actors and other roles for this project, which will help us make the most out of your contributions.
The amount we are requesting is a well calculated budget for such a game, so we can guarantee our backers getting the game out faster without sacrificing quality.
We want to build the game that we want – and that you, our community, wants -- not the game that is the most likely to appeal to the "mass market", especially considering that in these days and times, there is a very unfortunate trend of poor unbalanced games, crippled by "in app purchases" that degrade the entire gaming community.
We strongly believe that the crowdfunding platform allows commitment between a game developer and users, without any commercial interference from third parties.
Our commitment to you:
- We will use ALL of the funds raised to directly further the development of Thermidor.
- We will do our absolute best to deliver the game with the highest level of refinement possible.
- We will stay in constant communication with you, our community, to let you know of changes to our content, features or schedule (should we have any).
Your direct support and feedback are very important to us.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for your consideration. We hope you like our vision, and will help us to make Thermidor a reality!
- The HyperDevbox team -