Fight the Dragon Kickstarter Campaign Starts for Action RPG

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+3Sprockets launched a 36-day crowdfunding campaign today for Fight the Dragon, a 3D mini action role-playing #game scheduled for release via Steam and Humble store on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Fight The Dragon is a #hack-and-slash game based around short 10-15 minute play sessions that allow players to jump in for a quick fix or play multiple adventures over longer play sessions. Players take control of a hero who begins the journey as a young naive adventurer who must battle everything in their path to quickly evolve into the ultimate dragon warrior. With a procedural loot system that allows the hero to fine tune equipment and abilities, players will never run out of loot to find, no matter how far they progress.

Fight the Dragon Kickstarter screenshot

At its core, Fight The Dragon is very much a hack-and-slash game, focusing on fun and exciting gameplay and responsive combat, all based around short play sessions. 10-15 minute adventures in a non-linear format allows players to jump in for a quick fix, or play multiple adventures over longer play sessions.

Fight the Dragon Kickstarter screenshots

Blocking, rolling or sprinting, your hero is super agile and can avoid any situation or take enemies face on using chained light attacks with dynamic movement, heavy attacks with knock-back and real physics, all augmented with magic abilities based on shield type. Your hero is set to battle their way through everything in their path.

Fight The Dragon has a fairly in-depth procedural loot system allowing players to fine tune their equipment to enhance specific character abilities. Players will never run out of loot to find/pickup no matter what level they get to. A character customisation system that allows you to select from different skins, heads and hair styles, including the ability to play as a female character.

Fight The Dragon supports local drop-in split-screen co-op, a cool feature we feel has been overlooked in many of todays local multiplayer gaming experiences. Also supporting up to 4 player online drop-in co-op over LAN and Internet.

Fight the Dragon Kickstarter screenshot

Key Gameplay Features

  • Action packed Hack-and-Slash Adventuring
  • Epic loot to find and dangerous enemies to battle
  • Local Drop-In Split-Screen Co-Op
  • Up to 4 player online Co-Op (cross platform)
  • Endless range of adventures to play
  • Intense Dragon Fights
  • Fully intuitive gamepad support as well as Mouse & Keyboard
  • Full Steam Big Picture/Steam Machine support

Fight The Dragon ships with a highly flexible in-game Adventure Construction Kit (ACK) that allows players to design, play and share their own adventures with other players on all platforms around the world. The ACK (as is the gameplay) is designed to be as intuitive to use via a gamepad as it is via mouse and keyboard. Creators are able to sculpt and paint environments, place props, enemies, NPCs, checkpoints and other key game elements.

Prop Selection Via Categorised Palettes
Prop Selection Via Categorised Palettes

Creators will have a huge range of props available to them to place within their adventures, including traps, various types of doors (unlocked, locked via switch etc), lights, rocks, gates, barrels, loot chests etc… Creators can place markers for enemies, which determine what type of enemy spawns from that location. They can also assign behaviour types including patrol paths to really bring the adventures to life.

Fight the Dragon Kickstarter Campaign

Making an RPG is a huge undertaking in its own right, but shipping with a complete construction kit has more than doubled the complexity and scope as game development is often held up by editor features, and constantly changing editor tools regularly breaks the game features.

3 Sprockets have come to Kickstarter to help raise funds that will allow them the ability to ramp up development in a few key areas:

  • More traps, interactive & destructible items and general props.
  • Lots of art content required for new Enemies, Loot, Character customisations etc
  • We have an awesome music composer on board, but we haven’t even started on any Sound FX sourcing or implementation.
  • General content creation – You guys need adventures to play right?

For more details, check out Fight the Dragon on Kickstarter

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