Lotia: The JRPG of Your Dreams? Featuring Music From the Composer of Dungeons & Doritos!
The setting of Lotia isn’t newly formed – it’s built on the rich lore and history of the underground MMORPG, Underlight which launched in 1998 and is still going! Underlight is a genre-breaking MMO rooted in actual player-driven roleplaying. That’s nearly 20 years of gamer-created history and world building that’s influenced Lotia‘s story, locale, and more. The game itself is the first single-player project to take place in the world of Underlight, and doesn’t require past knowledge of the series.
In Lotia, dreamers are in service of The Dominion, but you play as one of the few not under their control: Reef O’Meara – captain of the smuggling vessel, the Surprise. While the world was inspired by Underlight, Lotia itself also draws inspiration from Ultima, Secret of Mana, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Big Trouble in Little China, and the Princess Bride to name a few, and the creators hope to bring the spark of what they love most about these highlights of pop culture into the title.
The team behind Lotia is Crayon Ponyfish is a small group of former Underlight developers and this Kickstarter sees them looking not to fund the completion of the game, but to assist in pulling in artists and polish its look and sound: sprites, score, user interface, etc. As such, their goal is very much in reach: $10,000. Among the creators their working with to bring the game to life are “Personigo de la Cefo” a well-known face from the RPG Maker community, who’s designing the battle sprites, and Lotia‘s score is by Ryan McQuinn – who Nerdy Show fans may know as lead composer of the score to Dungeons & Doritos.
Lotia is being developed on the RPG Maker MV engine and is being produced for Windows and OSX with iPhone and Android support to follow. The Kickstarter campaign ends November 22nd at 10pm EST.