Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten hack and slash game hits Kickstarter for Windows PC, but Linux and Mac is in the mix. Thanks to developer Zerouno Games. Who just went live with their crowdfunding campaign. Along with a free playable Demo.
Zerouno Games is a new games studio comprised of experienced team members. Who are also coming from well known companies. Such as Rockstar Games, Electronic Arts, 343 Industries, and Mercury Steam. Launching a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming 3D action-adventure quick RPG game, Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten. Which is expecting to release on Steam and DRM-Free for Windows PC. But also has Linux and Mac in mind, as a stretch goal.
Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten invites players to explore the world of Dracorum. Doing so after the death of King Haziel of Draken. Making way to the rise of the self-proclaimed emperor, his son Hazulem. Who also declares “everything that is under the sky” belongs to him. So an army arrises from the kings of Draconia and Koricoh. Including and Princess Hazulka, daughter of the deceased King Haziel. Aiming to fight against this rising threat. But with the help of demons known as “shadows”. The Shadow War decimates this rebel force, leaving only Princess Hazulka alive. However, she also gets kidnapped and her location remains unknown.
Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten Kickstarter Trailer
Players will take on the role of three protagonists: Kandar, Valentia, and Tatsu. Since each has their own tragic story of failed heroism. Which they also hope to redeem by defeating Emperor Hazulem. And take place within the legends. Each Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten character comes from different cultures. Along with their own distinct combat style and weapons. The hack n’ slash combat mechanics allow players to deliver powerful combos. So can deliver deadly finishers across a variety of enemies. Each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Customization will help players make quick work of their foes. Since characters can wield different weapons and items. Creating their own attack combos, and evolve via skill trees.
It’s also worth noting. There is a Free Demo for Windows PC on Steam. But is very playable on Linux using Proton, as game development is using Unreal Engine 4. Which also makes for smoother combat mechanics.
Due note, there is a suggestion to use a controller. You’ll have to set it up using Steam as well as in-game. Which does require the keyboard and mouse. ESC doesn’t work to get out of the Settings Menu, instead use Backspace.
Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten features a high level of replayability through its branching story. So players will find friends and foes along the way. Some will give you quests or sell unique items. While others may not be as trustworthy as their only objective is to deceive. Choosing the right path won’t be easy. Since paths may involve intricate environmental puzzles. These can lead to certain death. While others can result in access to secret areas filled with rare loot.
You start the game using the three protagonists. There will be times that players can choose which hero is best suited for a certain mission. While others will force one to take the lead.
With the launch of the Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Players can earn a number of goods through backing the project. This includes a code for the game when it releases. Also various pieces of in-game content for the hack and slash. Such as t-shirts, posters, and more. The highest-tier pledge will net backers a permanent placement in the game. Including their own tombstone and a physical game box. Which comes with a copy of the game, its manual, a cloth worldmap, and sketches.
Since the game is due to release on Windows PC. It looks like Linux and Mac will be a $55,000 USD Stretch Goal. But the Free Demo is certainly worth playing.