Crowdfunding Spotlight: Unraveled: Tale of the Shipbreaker’s Daughter

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

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Unraveled | girl1
Today I am here to tell you about Unraveled: Tale of the Shipbreaker’s Daughter brought to us by RosePortal Games. This is a new RPG-style adventure game that is trying to follow in the footsteps of those 32-bit JRPGs we all know and love. So much so that they have even created boxart for it in the same style of a Ps1 game. Actually, if you pledge $60 towards this project you will get a physical version in a Ps1-style case along with two digital copies of the game.

Unraveled | boxart

Unraveled | boxart

What makes this game special is that the events in it are based on real events. It is said to be inspired by the documentary The Wire Nest and as such, ship breaking or the process of disassembling ships and recycling the parts, will play a part in the story. In fact you will be exploring a ship as it is being taken apart at a ship breaking yard. You play as a young girl who is out to go find her parents and along the way her doll comes to life and helps her in battle.

Unraveled | screenshots
Speaking of the battles, they are going to be infrequent, so those of you who hate the relatively high encounter rates found in many JRPGs can breathe easy. The developers said that they wanted each encounter to feel unique much like a boss battle. At the end of a battle, you are given a ranking up to three stars. You are awarded a star if you:

  • Defeat the enemy.
  • Defeat the enemy within a small amount of turns.
  • Defeat the enemy while taking minimal damage.

The girl’s imagination is also supposed to affect the environment. For example, if she sees a patch of moss, she may interpret it as a forest and then the room will suddenly turn into one. She will be able to jump and climb her way across the various areas in typical platformer fashion. Some of you old-school RPG aficionados may want to check this one out. Why, you ask? What if I told you that Hiroki Kikuta will be working on some of the music? I can hear the hardcore fans are already screaming and throwing their wallets now. For those of you unfamiliar with him, he is known for his works in the Mana or Seiken Densetsu series.

Unraveled | girl and friend

RosePortal Games are asking for $15,000 for this game. They are currently at $3,713 with 163 backers and only 4 days left to go. Pledge $15 to get a digital copy of the game, $20 or more will get you the soundtrack and if you are really trying to give these people a hand, you can pledge $2,500. What will that get you? Well, how about all of the rewards in addition to being part of the team? You will be able to collaborate with RosePortal Games and take part in designing enemies, battle techniques and cutscenes. This is a reward limited to only one lucky backer.

Unraveled will be coming out on PC, MAC, Linux, iOS and Android. The developers noted that they wanted it to be released on “All” platforms so more could be on the way. The estimated delivery for the rewards is November 2015. You can check out the Kickstarter campaign for Unraveled: Tale of the Shipbreaker’s Daughter here.

 

About Justin Guillou

Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.




  • Cameron Ward

    I really love the idea of this game, but it’s RPG Maker look really drags the game down. I don’t know if it is made with RPG maker, but something did not catch the public about this KS.

    I think a lot of Kickstarters also got hit by the bad rap that was brought upon the news of The Stomping Land and Godus brought up that made people turn away from some really promising looking KSs