Quest of Souls is not a good title for a videogame. What does it convey? What does it imply? If you think it sounds like a fantasy RPG, then you’re right, but that’s about all the project’s generic name channels, which is a shame, because the game itself looks all kinds of quirky and unique.

Having just launched on Kickstarter, Quest of Souls has already been marked as a ‘Project We Love’, and it’s easy to see why. The game looks tons of fun, and it’s visually nice too. We’ve already identified the game as a fantasy RPG, but the game is also a twin-stick shoot ’em up inspired by nineties’ SNES classics such as Pocky & Rocky, Super Smash TV, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy III and Gauntlet.

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There’s also co-op support, which is important considering that the game’s three protagonists are creatively individual. There’s a dragonslayer who also happens to be a corgi, a samurai who also happens to be a lizardman, and lich who happens to be goodly. It’s random in a way that works, and players will likely have a hard time choosing their favorite.

Quest of SoulsI’m pleased to see a decent amount of information on the Quest of Souls campaign page, too, which details how the team would divide the project’s proposed $42,000 into different areas of development (with the majority of the money going into programming). There’s even a unique gif for each reward tier! If developer King Crow studios show this much dedication to the game itself, Quest of Souls could be a very special game indeed. If so, perhaps I can forgive its dull title.

For more on Quest of Souls, see Kickstarter, and stay tuned to Cliqist for future coverage.

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Gary Alexander Stott
Gary Alexander Stott is a handsome young writer from Scotland absolutely brimming with talent, who feels his best feature is his modesty. When it comes to overthinking narrative and storytelling in games, his otherwise useless degree in English with Creative Writing comes in very handy indeed.
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