Graywalkers: Purgatory announced

Graywalkers Purgatory
After hitting their Kickstarter goal on the second attempt, indie developer Dreamlords Digital is officially good to go on developing their apocalyptic strategy RPG Graywalkers: Purgatory.

The premise: the apocalypse has happened, and

parts of Heaven, Hell and Earth have merged together in an event called “The Rupture”.  Your story begins in the new island of Purgatory, a place made up of displaced land masses located in the Bermuda Triangle. In this game, you play the prophesied leader of the Graywalkers, the 36 Hidden Ones who walk the line between the darkness and the light. It is your task to gather them all, unite the different factions of Purgatory under your banner, and lead the war to reclaim the world for humanity against the supernatural forces that have dominated the world.

Graywalkers will employ a structure somewhat reminiscent of Jagged Alliance 2, in which you send individual squads around the island completing various missions. The world will be dynamic: the developers state that “the world acts on its own motivations, but its destiny can be changed and shaped by you. Each of your actions (or inactions) will shape the economy and politics of the world.

The game will feature several factions with individualized agendas for you to interact with, and you’ll be able to recruit characters to pursue your own. Between missions, you’ll have to manage resources while researching technology and crafting tools to ensure your survival.

The list of planned features includes:

  • Races– Choose from races such as Human, Dhampir, Nephilim, Cambion, Wolfkin, Hunterborne and Faechilde
  • Character Paths– Choose from different paths/classes such as Arcanist, Armsman, Diviner, Martialist, Soldier, Agent and others.
  • Recruitment – Find, convince and recruit your team members from at over 40+ playable NPCs, each with own style, personality, motivation, relationship and history.
  • Strategic Management– Manage your resources, personnel, influence, technology, research, crafting and scavenging.
  • Factions– Each faction has their own agenda to pursue and do so on their own. Your action can influence their next move.
  • Resources – Scavenge for resources, rebuild lost technology, recover ancient relics, research new technologies, and craft objects from ordinary items that youfind.
  • Special Abilities– Each character has a series of special abilities such as spells, combat maneuvers, and special advantages based on his Race, Path and preferred Style.
  • Enemies – Encounter enemies such as cultists, gangers, criminals, demons, fallen angels, vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, witches and other supernatural creatures.

Graywalkers: Purgatory is being developed for Windows, Mac, and Linux, with a tentative estimated release date of January 2016. The developers plan to port the game to Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, iOS and Android tablets, and OUYA after its initial release.

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  • BarryB says:

    Sounds kind of neat, if the world is truly reactive that way. Of course, that also takes a lot of development time. Still, a fantasy-based JA would be interesting.


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