Gameplay Trailer of 5E-Powered Solasta: Crown of the Magister Video Game

The folks making the 5th Edition powered Solasta: Crown of the Magister video game have released a gameplay trailer, and boy does it looks good. They launch their Kickstarter tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd September.


I chatted to the developers about the game a couple of weeks ago. I'll update this post with the Kickstarter link when it launches.

I'm definitely seeing what they mean by 'verticality' - look at the positions of the four characters in the screenshot below.

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ccooke

Explorer
The camera is annoying, still - I really want to be able to change the viewing angle so that I can see what's ahead - but the system looks to be very well implemented. I like how reactions were handled, too.
Backed :-D
 

Azzy

Cyclone Ranger
I've suggested this to several of my friends and they've all liked it.

Also, why doesn't the Kickstarter allow you to pay with PayPal?
 

sim-h

Explorer
The camera is annoying, still - I really want to be able to change the viewing angle so that I can see what's ahead - but the system looks to be very well implemented. I like how reactions were handled, too.
Backed :-D
Myzzrym, this is what I've been saying and some others have too - can you put some resource into getting the viewing angle a little closer to horizontal? Pretty please :)
 
I've suggested this to several of my friends and they've all liked it.

Also, why doesn't the Kickstarter allow you to pay with PayPal?
Because PayPal doesn't have any support for holding a pledge and only charging it after the Kickstarter is successfully funded. Some Kickstarter campaigns collect funds from PayPal on the side, but they only do this after the funding goal has been met.
 

Myzzrym

Explorer
We've had some friends telling us they had issues with Paypal during Kickstarter too, stating that Paypal would take the money from the users but freeze the funds until the project has been delivered... years later.

Considering the funds are needed for development, that ends up being quite messy - which is why we opted not to open a Paypal on the side.

For the horizontal camera there's a huge blocker: We would need to work on the ceilings / sky, which is adding a severe amount of workload. The current angle allows us to only work on what can be seen, so we can focus on making more levels and on the "gameplay" area (rather than spending time on beautifying places you can't go to).
 

jeffh

Explorer
Backing it, but I notice the Kickstarter page doesn't actually seem to mention 5E. Any special reason for that? Just lack of an official license? To what extent is it actually "5E-powered"?
 

sim-h

Explorer
This has now been funded and some nice stretch goals announced. Check out the updates for character creation - it looks awesome! There is some bemusement as to why this KS is not doing better given the number of 5e fans out there. If you're not backing it, maybe you can give some insight?

I blamed Sword Coast Legends...
 

Myzzrym

Explorer
Well, people are wary of video games Kickstarter nowadays (and for good reasons). I can't count the number of projects I've backed that came out not months but several years late, or with dubious quality (or both). And that's not even counting the projects that never got completed.

Can't blame them for being careful. That being said, super happy we finally reached 100%. Some later stretch goals have classes and races so I do hope we get there.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
This has now been funded and some nice stretch goals announced. Check out the updates for character creation - it looks awesome! There is some bemusement as to why this KS is not doing better given the number of 5e fans out there. If you're not backing it, maybe you can give some insight?

I blamed Sword Coast Legends...
For me it’s simply that I have a Mac. That shouldn’t affect the KS overall though. I know we’re a minority!
 

Myzzrym

Explorer
Oh by the way folks, we're holding an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit right now if you're interested. I'll be joined by our Creative Director and our Gameplay/Narrative Director:
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
They've promised it on Mac too now - but not at the same time as PC
I asked earlier in this thread, and @Myzzrm said it wasn’t currently on the menu. Has that changed? If there is a Mac version on the Kickstarter, I’ll happily back it!

So unfortunately we've already our hands full making the game for PC, so Mac & Linux will have to wait (we do want to add support later if we can though).
 

Myzzrym

Explorer

As the Kickstarter Campaign is starting to shape up, we also have a few announcements to make!
  • You've been many to ask for it, and we've decided to commit: We will release Solasta: Crown of the Magister on Mac as well! (Release date may not be the same)
  • We are currently in discussing for Russian Localization and a couple other languages!
  • We missed it the first time, but we've been given a "Project We Love" Tag by Kickstarter! Thanks guys!
As for your question, we'll give you the option to ask for PC or Mac version
 

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