Cold Fusion: A Steampunk Inspired Post Apocalyptic RPG

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Dragula, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Wheras steampunk is not right up NMAs alley in the same way 50's retrofuturism is, it's still an interesting setting.
    <blockquote>- An old west motif creates a steampunk inspired dystopic setting.
    - Multiple-solution format supports diverse play-styles and replay value, and multiple potential endings dependent on the players choices. These will be REAL separate endings. Not a "different color explosion" ending, and not a "which button you pushed in the last 30 seconds" ending we've seen in some recent games. Who is in your party, who lived and died in your adventure, even what items you decided to bring along will affect your end of game options.
    - Enemies will detect and pursue the player, confrontation is not always the best option.
    - All enemies are in-map. Combat is a tactical choice and there will be no random encounters. Cold Fusion is a puzzle/mystery game at its core, and random encounters would interrupt the player's thought process.
    - Survivalist skills of the player will be tested, poor decisions will result in real, permanent consequences to the player and their party. For example: Using a found whiskey still correctly can yield liquor, however mistakes can create poison or possibly explosions.
    - Leveling system is based on equipment and skills growth, not battle experience. This is to encourage the player to scavenge areas and make survival choices.
    - Player interactions with NPC's significantly influence gameplay. To do what it takes survive, you will need a silver tongue, fleet foot, deep pockets, or an itchy trigger. The choice is yours.
    - Party members are the choice of the leader, but be warned that in this harsh and lawless world, you will not be able to bring everyone with you and situations may force the player to choose between being a friend and being a survivor.</blockquote>

    It's 1/3 funded and has 12 days to go. Whether or not it makes it is really hard to say.

    Would you like to see more steampunk inspired post-apocalyptic games? It seems to be a underused setting as far as RPGs goes.
  2. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    I dished out the minimum $10 pledge, but the RPGMaker/jRPG art and absence of a gameplay video are huge put-offs for me. The features sound nice, but it's hard to have faith in a project like this.
  3. Bewitched

    Bewitched aka Vault_13

    Jun 13, 2006
    Yes, the video wasn't that inspiring.
  4. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Hey Tagaziel, if you sold the apartment and bought into the 10K tier, you will get to pet a Corgi! :P

    As it promises to combine my three of four most favourite things in the world, namely steampunk, postapocalypse and elaborate choice-to-consequence endings, they will get my money.
  5. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    The concept art looked pretty cool, kind of cel shaded. Then i saw the screen shots and it looked a little too jRPG to me. I wish them luck but I'd like to see some video or something of gameplay footage before I risk my money.
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    SteamPunk + Post Apoc + Branching RPG, I am there. Well, not really, can't give any money to Kickstarters, no credit card. But if it gets funded I will probably buy it.
    But yeah, the video was kind of boring. I hope those screenshots are only partial or something, Sprites can look a lot better than that.
  7. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    I rather like the art direction, really. Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Terranigma, all really beautiful games. If they make this right it could be just as pretty.

    Also, the video was shit at introducing the game, yes, but the dog in the end sold me. <3
  8. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    One could get labeled an incurable cynic for pointing out the obvious truth about most of these projects.
  9. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    So RPGmaker games now need 15,000$ to get "finished" ? :lol:

    This kickstarter thing is getting more and more ridicolous.
  10. Goweigus

    Goweigus Mildly Dipped

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yeah I really don't feel it captures the themes that well for me visually. If it ends up having good game play without looking much different I'll probably try it anyway...
  11. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Antediluvian as Feck

    Sep 14, 2009
    There has already been one attempted scam, let's see how many more appear, not that I'm saying this game is a scam. I wonder what happens if a game doesn't get completed, and the money is long gone. Our Indian friends with their call center scams are probably designing some amazing games for a Kickstarter release as we speak... :P

    Oh Mircosoft is calling again, I seem to have another computer problem that needs urgent attention, hey they operator has an Indian accent. :roll:
  12. IMissLark

    IMissLark It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 17, 2004
    Hello I am Nigerian Prince Tod, I am to make RPG where You Can recuse Princess from Evil Spartan Ninja Army. Please to fund my Kickstarter, I need $10,000 euro and then Nigerian King Todd will give Me $100,000 euro to finish project.
  13. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    The game looks ridiculous. Also what Surf Solar said.