For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Mercury Games's Tyrant's Blessing. The game is slated to release in Q1 2022 on PC, Mac & Linux via Steam with Nintendo Switch and Mobile platforms as stretch goals.
Here's the overview:
The Tyrant has come to the shores of Tyberia to build a new world, free from war, suffering and death. He intends to bless the people of this island realm with immortality. Once the Dead Army has overrun your homeland, every man and woman, and every animal from the towering crags bear to the tiny shrew, shall have life eternal in the Tyrant’s kingdom of the undead.
Unless you intervene and turn back the tide! Drive the Dead Army back to the sea and defeat the Tyrant once and for all.
The game’s combat system is inspired by Into the Breach and Invisible Inc. Every enemy action is displayed in advance of their turn. However if a hero is targeted by the enemy and simply walks away, this triggers an immediate attack. How can the player get around this?
Each game-day, you will have several locations to choose from, each with different challenges and resource rewards, like weapons, food or heroes/pets needing rescue.
Before combat, you must analyze the enemy’s forces and decide which units to commit to battle. Heroes will be teleported onto the battlefield by our wizened mage Screeg, but the number of fighters he can transport are limited by their mass. A small pet for example would have mass 1, a normal hero 3, and a big tank 4.
During rescue missions, any recovered pets or allies must also fit within the mass limit for the return trip.
Any lost player unit becomes a pawn of the Tyrant, and will roam the Island with his army. But unlike the other Undying, it’s not too late to save them! Fallen heroes can still revert to their human form. If you encounter them later in your journey, you’ll have to defeat them in order to bring them home.
This game requires £15,000 and it is currently sitting at £10,803 after 392 backers with 23 days still remaining and yet for the Nintendo Switch stretch goal, it requires £25,000. To help show support, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.