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Children of Morta the upcoming roguelike to hit Kickstarter in January

Will launch a Kickstarter in January.

Back in October we wrote about a gorgeous upcoming action roguelike called Children of Morta, and it looks like development is progressing swimmingly because it still looks glorious in its latest story trailer.

Developer Dead Mage has mentioned the game is slated for an estimated Q3 2015 release on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Children of Morta will follow the exploits of the Bergson family, the sworn protectors of Mount Morta, a place that’s recently become infested with demons.

This latest trailer announces an upcoming Kickstarter campaign set to go live on 20th January. We will remind you when that actually happens and more info comes out of it.

Children of Morta’s pixel art coming to Linux, Mac and Windows


Children of Morta has some of the most vibrant #pixelart I’ve ever seen. Described by #developer Dead Mage as “a unique blend of action RPG roguelike with narratives and adventure” its debut #trailer is certainly eye-catching.

Little is known about the game, but it’s in development for Linux, Mac and Windows and its art style looks like a a mix of Sword & Sworcery and Crawl, but more detailed than the latter and more action-focused than the former. The character animations in particular are especially expressive. Quite simply, it looks glorious.

As detailed on its dev blog, Children of Morta‘s plot will surround the exploits of a family sworn to protect Mount Morta. Unfortunately, the god of said mountain has become corrupted and turned all of its creatures into horrible monsters. As it turns out overlooking a mountain is a lot of work.

Dead Mage has a rather mixed pedigree as a developer. It made the critically reviled Harshasp: The Monster Slayer, but followed it up with the critically acclaimed mobile game Shadow Blade.

Additionally, the studio is working on another upcoming game called Epic of Kings, which is a mobile affair that looks a bit like a third-person Infinity Blade with QTEs.

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