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Rise Against the Gods in the Kickstarter Demo for Freja and the False Prophecy

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Freja and the False Prophecy

A gorgeous hand-drawn Metroidvania called Freja and the False Prophecy hits Kickstarter with a playable demo.

Developed by a brand new South African indie studio called Unsigned Double Collective, Freja and the False Prophecy promises an epic storyline, thrilling combat, and a heavy focus on narrative and world-building. The tiny team has chosen the nine realms of Norse mythology as the backdrop for Freya’s adventure, and a brand new Kickstarter trailer shows off the gorgeous hand-drawn environments and fast-paced gameplay.

Players still on the fence will be pleased to know that the team has prepared a small pre-alpha demo, giving prospective backers a chance to sample the goods before committing. Check out a demo on the game’s Kickstarter page. Intriguingly, the team says Freja and the False Prophecy will offer a fair but challenging experience, as well as a separate Story Mode option for players who just want to experience the narrative.

The husband and wife team of lead developer and concept artist, Lasse and Romy highlight games like Dark Souls, Ori and the Blind Forest, Hollow Knight, King’s Quest, Divinity Original Sin, Limbo, and Stardew Valley as inspiration. However, the developer is quick to note that Freya will be more than just the sum of its parts and that it will stand out in its own way.

“An epic story, awesome and satisfying combat and a strong, independent (although vulnerable in many ways), non-stereotypical female protagonist all thrust into this amazing world of Norse Mythology. said, Romy speaking to Coffee Break. “At least, this is our goal, to take a lot of cool concepts and bundle them together.”

Unsigned Double Collective is seeking $22,563 to fund development, and the team hopes to have the game in the hands of backers by January 2022. Freja and the False Prophecy is in development for PC, with Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One stretch goals. Players can back the project on Kickstarter.

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Adds Chinese-American Stories and Chinese Localization

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Where The Water Tastes Like Wine will be receiving a new content update featuring Chinese-American stories, including full Chinese language support.

According to Steam, a new content update entitled “Gold Mountain” is available for anyone who owns the game. The update focuses on new tales focusing on Chinese Americans and their impact on American history and culture. The Steam update also explains the reasoning for including these stories:

“The Gold Mountain update was created to honor the millions of Chinese-Americans generally overlooked in American history. We hope that you enjoy the new original stories that are included in the update and look forward to reading all of your thoughts.”

Additionally, the ‘Gold Mountain’ update includes full Chinese language support for the game’s ‘Fireside Chats’, which is a free standalone experience that adds exclusive story content to the game’s 16 characters. The full Chinese version of the main game will release once the Chinese localization team, led by Ryan Zhang, finishes the new content.

OnlySP’s Derek Swinhart was left disappointed by the game when it released last year, stating that it promised “a long and exciting road-trip across unknown territory, but ends up only offering flat tires and postcards of better places.”

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