For many, Phoenix Wright was the first “visual novel” style experience they ever had. The puzzling, story-focused game series was great fun, although not too many titles have utilized a similar framework. Regeria Hope, currently seeking funds on Kickstarter, happily acknowledges its Phoenix Wright inspiration but moves beyond it. In this game, our protagonist Regeria is a lawyer fresh out of school and ready to work hard for her clients. However, sometimes the monetary rewards for failing her clients are worth more than taking a moral stand against corruption. Players will actually get to choose if they’re going to defend each and every client or to use them as unwitting scapegoats.
It’s a surprising twist, and one that sounds like a lot of fun to mess around with. Would you like to see it in action? Luckily for you, there is already one episode of Regeria Hope available for folks to download free of charge. The demo runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android and helps to establish the basic mechanics, as well as protagonist Regeria and antagonist Artemis. This Kickstarter campaign will fund the creation of four new episodes. Unlike Episode 1, there’s a host of new features to be implemented in later episodes as well (jury interaction, new characters, soundtrack by Zack Parrish, etc).
If you’d like to help out designer Nathan Low create more episodes of Regeria Hope you can pledge toward the campaign goal of $6,000. There doesn’t appear to be a Steam Greenlight page up yet, but expect to see one if and when it gets funded.
Track the progress of the Regeria Hope Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.