For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Reece Geofroy's Monster Tribe. The game is slated to release in Q1 2022 on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Here's the overview:
Monster Tribe is a fresh new take on the monster taming genre, where exploration and strategy have become key focal points for the project. Players will find themselves in the vast, reclaimed wilderness of the island of Akama, surrounded by bits of ancient history and countless creatures known to the people of the island as the Ateyan. You will collect and battle with the Ateyan at your side, leveling up, crafting a team and strategies for many challenging combat scenarios, and ultimately fighting your way through the large towers that loom over the landscape of Akama. With a score crafted to seamlessly blendthe sounds of ancient technology with the wonders of an untamed wilderness, a vast world, a gripping narrative filled with style and mystery, and hundreds of unique monsters to collect and battle with, we at Boundless Games hope to create an experience unlike any you've ever played. We hope you enter the world of Monster Tribe and get lost in its wonders!
In a vast ocean landscape, a lone island sits. This island is called Akama by its people, and it is a very special place. It is the home of not only its native people, but also strange creatures called Ateyan. The Ateyan appeared on this island through a magical Rift, and continuously draw energy from it. Using this magical spirit energy, the Ateyan have manifested wonderful powers of all kinds.
The people of long ago are said to have had a special connection with the Ateyan, and together they built a beautiful island civilization. But all that is ancient history. The island of Akama is very different from what it used to be. These days, the Ateyan only barely cling to the land. Their spirits wander the island, causing strange, supernatural occurrences where they roam. A few say they still see them floating around, but even they only describe faint balls of light. The creatures of the past are long gone and near forgotten. Similarly, the once grand civilization has become a mythic past; a grand life beyond imagination for the people of the present. That is, until one young man begins his spiritual journey.
The player will embark into the land of Akama and relearn the secrets of the past. Along the way, you will use the unique powers of the Ateyan to restore a balance that had been tipped a long time ago, and reveal truths about the island, the creatures, and the people who inhabited it long ago. There is much more to the history of this land than the stories that have been passed down. Will you journey to the heart of this world to see them for yourself?
Monster Tribe fuses strategy combat with rpg systems, item collection and dungeons filled with puzzles to pull the player into its world. But ultimately, this is a game all about exploration. The island of Akama is vast and wild, reclaimed by nature over many years. There are mountains, beaches, forests and mines, along with some scenery much less familiar. Remnants of vast ruins can be seen all throughout the land. In order to explore these strange - and sometimes dangerous - lands, you will need the help of the Ateyan. By binding your spirit to these creatures, you will be able to uncover the many secrets Akama has to offer. You will use the Ateyan to battle your way through the wilderness, and along the way there will be many unique resources to collect. Your tools will help you scavenge for rare ores and logs, and forage for food in the trees and beneath the waves. Resources will be a huge aid to both you and the Ateyan that choose to follow you, allowing you to unlock special fusion forms and power up your party. Once you feel ready, the player can take their team of Ateyan to one of the many Towers present throughout the island, to try to tackle the strange and mysterious dungeons and puzzles that await them there. Beyond these epic challenges lie answers to the mysteries of the past, and possibly a way forward for the people of the present.
We want to provide a well balanced and nuanced combat system along with a world that keeps you wondering what's around every corner. That's what Monster Tribe promises to deliver.
This game requires CA$15,000 and it is currently sitting at CA$7,617.29 after 139 backers with 27 days still remaining. To help show support, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.