Zerouno Games launched the Kickstarter for their 3D hack n’ slash title, Holmgang: Memories of the Forgotten. As a spiritual successor to the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, Holmgang features quick RPG action and adventure.
The game pulls players in the world of Dracorum with beautiful watercolor and stylish ink accents. In the story, King Haziel of Draken had died which paved way for his son Hazulem to be the self-proclaimed emperor. Hazulem even goes on to declare that “everything that is under the sky” belongs to him. Other leaders, such as the King of Draconia, King of Koricoh, and Princess Hazulka who is also the daughter of the deceased King Haziel have formed an army. Demons known as shadows, provide aid to Hazulem in the Shadow War that destroys the rebel army leaving on the princess alive who appears to have been kidnapped and now missing.
Players take on the roles of three protagonists: Kandar, Tatsu, and Valentina. Each have their own tragic story of failure of which they hope to redeem themselves by defeating the evil emperor. Additionally, each character has their won culture, combat style and weapons along with their own strengths and weaknesses.
With the Kickstarter campaign for Holmgang there are a number of items one can get through the various tiers. From the simple name in the credits all the way a wide range of physical goodies like an art print, poster or t-shirt. Plus there are several digital items as well like exclusive in-game items, OST, design docs and at higher tiers backers can be an NPC in the game.
On the Zerouno Games YouTube channel there are a series of videos that introduce various members of the development team. The videos give a peak into what happens behind the scenes and are in Spanish however English subtitles are available.
On the game’s Steam page a free pre-alpha demo is available to download for players to experience and play.
Zerouno Games (@ZerounoGames Twitter) is a game development studio and publisher from Madrid, Spain. The studio aims to tell great stories that catch the player that they can get excited about and characters they can identify with.