Snowcastle Games have released another update about the exciting Earthlock: Festival of Magic, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The game was originally announced for the Wii U during a European Nintendo Direct in August 2013, but of course needs to reach it\’s Kickstarter base goal before it can become a reality.

The campaign launched just over two weeks ago, and rapidly progressed to its $150,000 base goal. Sadly it seems that momentum has slowed over the past week or so, and they are sat at just over $85,000 at time of writing, with 11 days remaining.

We chose to go with turn based combat, first and foremost, because we all have fond memories of playing games featuring turn based combat. We wanted a strategic approach to combat and to let the players be able to take the time to think about their next move rather than stressing them out with active time hybrid models or real time combat. There is nothing wrong with either of the latter models, but we feel that turn based combat is a good fit for Earthlock.

Turn based combat: plan your moves rather than reacting
Combat Pairs access unique pair abilities
Chaining of elemental attacks
Enemy states change during combat
Full control over all pairs during combat

Check out the entire update here!

Have you, like this author, made your pledge? What was it about the game that spurred you into action, or what would it take you to do so? Tell us in the comments below.

Written by Andy W.

Andy W.

I’m the Developer Liaison at Nintendo Enthusiast, and when I’m not working my butt off at the toy store I manage, I’m talking with developers from around the world, promoting crowd-funding campaigns, conducting interviews and also offering advice and support to developers looking to bring their games to Wii U & 3DS.

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