SellSwords is a 2D action RPG metroidvania platform game with interchangeable characters in randomly generated dungeons developed by Brazillian indie studio Flying Squirrel Studios. Four brave warriors from the land of Kaliria all come with sad stories and a misfit nature. Once their beloved kingdom is clouded in darkness, their fate is decided and all four team together to save it. The majority of their journey will be spent crawling through randomly generated dungeons, fighting various dungeon hoodlums, and gathering jewels and loot. Players can use said loot to craft up equipment according to the various crafting recipes they uncover.
One of the most important features of SellSwords’s gameplay is the ability to switch characters at will, all four characters available at any time. The group includes a berserker, stealth, protective, and tank member. To switch between all four gives the player wiggle room in combat and a playing style similar to team combat. Combining this feature with the randomly generated levels, SellSwords offers indefinite replayability and multiple pathways for the player to pursue to reach the ending destination.
Earlier this year, Flying Squirrel Studios formed and immediately went to work on SellSwords. After six months of full time development and the expenditure of their savings, the team is looking to funding through Kickstarter for $60,000 to afford the remainder of development. Additionally, with the exposure gained from Kickstarter, SellSwords can build a community and Flying Squirrel Studios can implement some of the suggestions given by said community.
Currently the core game design and the story itself is completed for SellSwords but the last part remaining to be tackled are the game mechanics which need a finishing touch.