Godshard Chronicles [Game Showcase]

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  • March 7, 2024
Godshard Chronicles [Game Showcase]

Godshard Chronicles is a top-down action RPG based in the high fantasy world of Alban, where the gods have fallen, and their remains exist only in pieces known as godshards. Join Adanna and Ruby as they progress through the ranks of the Mana Knights and chase down Adanna’s lost father while discovering the mysteries behind the titular Godshard. Adventure in the world solo, or bring along a friend in local co-op!

  • Journey with a pair of Mana Knights and take on side quests, or save the realm in the main story and uncover the secrets of the Godshard.
  • Enjoy our melodic soundtrack, composed by Noriyuki Iwadare and Shauno Isomura, and engage in a story-rich adventure written by novelist Elmon Dean Todd.
  • Easy-to-play. Even a beginner can pick up a controller and play without the need for a drawn-out tutorial, yet there will be enough depth and customisation for veterans.
  • Fluidity. Players can move and attack in 8-directions, which gives combat a more graceful and responsive feel. Characters can also utilise special movements, such as dashing, to evade traps and surprise enemies!
  • High Replayability. Hidden bosses, secrets, collectibles, and side quests.
  • Animated Cutscenes. Cinematic hand-drawn cutscenes with professional voice acting to enhance the story.

Action Combat + Two-Player Co-Op

Fast-Paced and Seamless: Our real-time combat system leaves no pause in the action, even during spellcasting, special attacks, and item use! In addition, players can level up their magic spells and special abilities, increasing their effectiveness and ferocity. For instance, a leveled-up Iceshot spell will shoot several icicles instead of just one.

Two-Player Co-op and Character Swapping

RPGs should be enjoyed by more than one active participant. In our game, co-op will be available from the very beginning. Players will share the same screen, and Player 2 can drop in or out anytime by connecting a second controller!

If a player is solo, the AI will control the other party member to assist in battle. Players can also swap to the other party member if they desire. We will explore this mechanic in our level and environmental design as well. Players will utilise co-op (or character swapping) to help solve puzzles, evade traps, and more!

Melee vs. Projectiles

Although players will typically fight in close quarters with the sword, some enemies and puzzles will require the use of magical projectiles such as Iceshot and Fireball. Each character will also have special attacks in both melee and projectile form.

World Exploration

Alban will contain many secrets to reward the curious traveller. Branching side quests will allow for different outcomes, often with humorous results! Each NPC will have a unique name and background, and players will uncover the lore of Alban by reading through bookshelves, talking to NPCs, or completing side quests. Players will also grapple with more than 30 monsters, each with a unique design and bespoke animations (not just palette swaps)! 

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An innovative action RPG title with an emotionally-driven story, gorgeous pixel art, animated cutscenes, voice-acting, deep lore, and renowned Japanese composer Noriyuki Iwadare.
Release Date: To be announced
Platform: PC
Developed by: J-Cat Games Limited
Published by: J-Cat Games Limited
Genre: Action , Adventure , RPG
Game Engine: Unity
Stores: Steam
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