It’s now being published by 11 bit
This War of Mine and Frostpunk developer 11 bit studios is handling publishing duties for Children of Morta, a narrative-driven hack-and-slash roguelike about a family of guardians. Today’s trailer is more of a reminder that this game a) exists and b) looks real good, but there’s nothing wrong with that.
While you’re here, you should go read Patrick’s preview from last year.
A snippet, on the game’s approach to storytelling: “The beauty here is how the narrative evolves. While playing, you’ll come across scenes seemingly at random that help to advance the plot; they’re usually tucked away in some random room of the dungeon. Some will give more detail about the ‘corruption’ that is taking over the mountain, others are more like little side-stories that add to the world building. The narrator comes in during these events and helpscohesively blend the story and the gameplay bits. […] These small little side-stories help add to the feeling of a cohesive whole and don’t let the player forget that there’s a reason they are down here fighting.”
Children of Morta is targeting “the first half of 2018” on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.