By Crystal Colwell / February 19th, 2015
Meet Unraveled: A Nostalgic 16-bit JRPG Adventure With A Powerful Message
A heartwarming RPG with platforming elements explores friendship and loss within the real-world ship breaking industry with beautiful visuals, exploration-based storytelling, and music by Hiroki Kikuta
Unraveled Official Extended Trailer
Laguna Beach, California – February 19, 2015 – RosePortal Games is pleased to announce that their beautiful and thought-provoking RPG platformer, Unraveled, has taken to Kickstarter for funding. This story-driven PC adventure follows a little girl and her cuddly monster companion as they search for her lost parents and cross the threshold between the shocking realities of the present-day ship breaking industry and the wondrous and vibrant world of our heroine’s imagination:
Unraveled Kickstarter Campaign
Directors Aaron van der Brugge and Chancler Harrison cite Chrono Trigger and Tomb Raider as major inspirations for the RPG and platforming elements found in Unraveled. With nostalgia being one of the key considerations in the design of the game, there area also tons of references to ’80s animated movies and more.
“Growing up, one of the most emotional games for me was Chrono Trigger,” reflects Co-Director Chancler Harrison. “It’s almost funny to say that by today’s standards of storytelling in games, but now that I’m making my own games, I want to explore serious topics that matter to me, such as the plight of those in the shipbreaking industry in India, and touch today’s audience in the same way I was touched by some of the JRPGs of the 16-bit era.”
The development of Unraveled has been long underway, which can be seen through the beautiful visuals, innovative gameplay design that combines RPG, adventure, and platforming elements, and a thoughtful story and scenario. In fact, early demonstrations of Unraveled garnered so much attention that the game was greenlit on Steam in a mere 19 days, so players can look forward to the addition of trading cards and achievements on their journey.
The modest funding goal of $15,000 will be used to pay some of the creative staff involved with producing art assets and music, although several stretch goals have been announced to include ports to other platforms and music by Secret of Mana’s Hiroki Kikuta and Dragon Fantasy Book II’s Dale North.
The reward tiers are also extremely generous, with copies of the game available for pledges of just $10 and all the fixings that follow, from physical copies of the game and digital copies of the soundtrack to immortalizing yourself as a part of Unraveled by contributing to its design or appearing in the game itself.
Experience a deep and touching story in “show, don’t tell”-style that will tug at your heartstrings as you learn of a little girl’s melancholic past and her hopes for a better future.
Immerse yourself in a moving musical score hand-crafted by Japanese RPG veteran composer Hiroki Kikuta and Dale North.
Adventure through a wondrous, intricately detailed world that is filled with beautiful imaginary, dastardly platforming and enchanting events.
Engage in slick, strategic combat with your monstrously fluffy companion in a completely unique State Balance battle system that is fun and deep, yet easy to understand.
Relive your childhood fantasies as you travel through a little girl’s imagination, full of giant sand castles, dragons, magical items, classic puzzles and an ’80s themed doll house.
Discover a bit about our world as the story of Unraveled is based on real events at a ship breaking yard – inspired by the documentary The Wire Nest!
About RosePortal Games
Founded in 2008, RosePortal Games is a tiny group of individuals scattered across the world who have several releases under their belt. Whisper of a Rose and Sweet Lily Dreams are both currently available on Steam, while the team has released four games in total, and has a track record of always finishing a project once it’s started.
The studio prefers to explore human nature and real world issues that are largely ignored in commercial games, including alcoholism, homosexuality, domestic violence, addiction. These sensitive subjects create the foundation upon which subtle stories and exciting gameplay mechanics are built to create deep and unique experiences that cannot be found in mainstream media.
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