Releasing these screenshots
, The Games Foundation
has launched a Kickstarter Campaign
for Nibelungen Saga
, an action adventure game coming to PC and Mac.
As the name implies, the game's storyline closely follows the Nibelungen saga, an ancient tale from Northern Europe. In the game, the player gets to relive the adventures of Sigvard, a young warrior who must fight to aid a young queen in peril. Her realm is threatened by Fafnir, an evil creature from the swamplands that is ravaging the lands of the Nibelungen tribe and brutally decimating her people. To stand a chance against this powerful enemy, Sigvard must find and salvage the sword Gram, a magical weapon that once belonged to his father. Also of significance is the Andvaranaut, a ring forged by dwarves that has shape-shifting and invisibility powers.
Gameplay focusses on action-heavy sword combat. The player maintains a high degree of control over the moves of his game character, carrying out combat moves that are based on actual medieval sword-fencing techniques. The game developers are working closely with masters of the martial arts to create a true-to-life sword fencing experience, and are using motion capture technology for lifelike and dynamic animations. The game also features advanced physics and object tessellation technology that enables interactive and fully destructible environments. It also provides the ability to dissect limbs off enemies and monsters, and literally cut them to pieces.