My child hood was spent gaming, and some of my favorite gaming memories are waking up as early as I could to play my favorite jrpgs (Final Fantasy 4, 6 & Chrono Trigger). I absolutely loved the concept and genre. I played most of the U.S. releases and would often replay my favorites. That is why I think everyone should take a look at this weeks Kickstarter spotlight, The Great Gaias.
“The Great Gaias is an ancient tome authored by the Gods that is able to reincarnate the souls of ones who have led a life that was supremely influential and helped shape history. The First Men, the Chosen Ones, having been granted immortality by the Gods and free will, were charged with the governance of lesser man and ruled justly and righteously their new city called Validus. After years of prosperity, a stranger from the east, Grindelwald Maultor, brought magic to the First Men, and with this new-found power came tyranny.
Using this mighty gift he corrupted the immortal First Men, transforming them to wickedness. The Gauf, as these ten immortal warlords were named, waged a bloodthirsty war against the other free folk of Tenat. It wasn’t until the Warriors of Old, souls birthed from The Great Gaias, battled Validus, and pushed their forces back, imprisoning the immortal Gauf and Lord Maultor within an ancient Tower of the Gods.
Peace has reigned for a millennia, but a new age is dawning in which an ancient magic is returning to the world. The souls of the Great Gaias have all been reborn into existence once again, and the seals of the ancient tower are weakening. It is up to a small group of unlikely adventurers to uncover the past and fulfill an age-old prophecy that will undoubtedly shake the very foundations of the modern world and shape the direction of a new age.”
The Great Gaias is a throwback to the jrpg video games I loved growing up and is being developed by people who seem just as passionate as I am about the genre Horizon’s End.
- Exciting player classes
- No Leader
- Dynamic Boss Fights
- Interesting story line
- Raise by use skills
- Player created city
- Over 50 playable hours
- Multiple Endings
And many, many more.
Why Back It?
It is obvious that the folks at Horizon’s End care deeply about this project and the genre. They are offering something that although a throwback, will stand on it’s own if the project is backed. Not only that but I admire the story regarding the development status, specifically the come back story that could come from this when Hurricane Sandy is factored in.
If you like the project take a look at the official Kickstarter page and show some love to a great gaming genre and awesome looking game.