An ambitious young Guild Master travels the dying sky islands of Medonia to uncover a way to save his once utopian homeland, but can he accept the shocking truth that awaits him? Your own airship, innovative turn-based combat, and more await you in this love letter to JRPG classics!
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April 1

Soul Saga delayed 5 more years: Dog ate my only backup

Hello, friends...

Today I have some horrible news: my dog ate the only backup I had of Soul Saga.

5 years down the drain... :steamsalty:

But don't worry, I'll get back to work right away. I just have to start from the beginning...

Unrelated: anyone want some Shiba flavored hot dogs?


https://twitter.com/disastercake/status/980582626984710146
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January 26

Soul Saga – Update 37 – Goodbye 2017, Hello Soul Saga Release Date!

Hello, friend!
Hey there, friend!  It's been a while.  How have you been?  I hope 2018 has started off well for you.  It's certainly been much better than 2017 for me.  Speaking of which...
Goodbye, 2017!
Oh 2017, how I loved you so.  Let us count the ways...


  • Evicted - At the beginning of 2017, a faulty water heater installation led to my landlord terminating my lease.  I was given a 1 month notice to vacate the home I had lived for 6 years.  It was morally devastating that I couldn't finish Soul Saga in the same space I had launched the Kickstarter, but such is life.  Then I was barely able to find and settle into new housing before...

  • Divorced - Immediately following the previous Soul Saga update, my wife divorced me stating the core reason to be my inability to maintain a work-life balance with Soul Saga.  I tried my best to resolve the issue, but Soul Saga's immense presence made it impossible for the marriage to work.  As a result, I was forced to leave my new home, evicted for the second time in 2017.  This led to...


  • Homeless - My unwavering dedication to Soul Saga has left me a homeless wanderer.  For almost half a year now, I've been floating between different living situations--some days forced to live out of my car.  I tried my best to keep an optimistic attitude, but as you can imagine this situation made it very difficult to focus on development.  That changes now...
 
Moving Forward
So bye-bye, 2017!  You won't be missed.

I was hoping to finally get Soul Saga to you by the end of 2017, but these obstacles made last year the hardest time of Soul Saga's development (and the hardest time of my life).  Thankfully, 2017 is now behind us.  Although I'm still technically homeless, I'm focused and determined to deliver Soul Saga to you this year.  Which brings us to the good news...

 
Soul Saga release date: July 2018
http://store.steampowered.com/app/251590/Soul_Saga/

Over the years following Soul Saga's Kickstarter, I have gathered mountains of art assets, written a bazillion story variations, and experimented with gameplay in countless different ways.  Each iteration of these elements always had you and your feedback in immediate consideration because the only thing I've ever wanted to do is make a game you and I can both be proud of.  Being the world's first solo developer to create a classic 3D JRPG with the production quality of Soul Saga has taken me through immense trials and tribulations. But the light is finally at the end of the tunnel.  I believe that...

Soul Saga will be ready by July 2018!  July of this year will mark Soul Saga's Kickstarter's 5th anniversary and it's a conveniently appropriate time to finally get you the humble JRPG I've been working on for so long.  The desktop version will be released first and polish will be applied based on fan feedback.  Information regarding console porting will come after fan feedback has been applied to the Desktop version of Soul Saga.

Stay tuned for further updates regarding Soul Saga in the near future!

 
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About This Game

About

Soul Saga is a love letter to JRPG classics, and the comfort food of JRPG fans. Utilizing the classic JRPG formula as a base, Soul Saga is the culmination of 3 years of prototyping and testing of new elements by a single full-time developer and thousands of passionate fans. In addition, many artists around the world have contributed to Soul Saga to help give it the well rounded and polished art such a game deserves. With over an hour of original music tailored specifically for JRPG fans, Soul Saga is both a fun and artistic journey through a familiar, yet fresh, world.

Story


Oterra was a once lush and vibrant world, but it’s surface is now wasted after the events of an ancient cataclysm. The planet is now split into 3 distinguishable layers: the Sky Islands of Medonia, the Tempest Reef, and the Surface World of Oterra.



This cataclysm was caused by a mysterious corruption called Ink that mutated the world’s creatures into monsters called Inkheart. The Inkheart ravaged society and mercilessly destroyed civilizations as they spread across Oterra. The last haven for humanity, Medonia, was saved by a mysterious man called the Philosopher. The Philosopher introduced the science of Alchemy to Medonia’s people and they took up arms using their new Alchemical powers, but it was too late. The Dragons of Oterra had succumbed to the Ink corruption and joined the assault against Medonia. As a last effort, the Philosopher used his powers to raise Medonia off of the planet and into the sky, setting it safely on the clouds above and out of the reach of the indomitable Inkheart.



And now... 300 years after it’s conception, the Tempest Reef is weakening, the Islands of Medonia are dying and falling from the sky, and an omen of catastrophic proportions has appeared. There are rumors of a passage called Cloud’s End that will allow a ship passage through the Tempest Reef to the surface world below. It's assumed that one man found this passage, but left no trace of its existence behind. The Guilds of Medonia now search for Cloud’s End in hope to find a cure for their dying islands somewhere on the surface of Oterra.



Armed with alchemy and a mysterious sword, an ambitious young Guild Master travels the sky islands of Medonia in his new airship to uncover a way to save his homeland, but is he ready for the truth?

Help Mithos and Elise fight against the impending menace threatening the sky islands of Medonia with their guild of close friends and unlikely allies. Your own airship, classic turn-based combat, real-time airship combat, crafting, and more await you in Soul Saga!

Features


Meaningful difficulty modes! Choose from either Cake, Vanille, or Jacked difficulty modes to match your play style and skill level! Soul Saga's different difficulty modes go beyond the standard increased health and damage to also add new skills and intelligent decision patterns to many enemies!

Innovative Strategic Combat! Soul Saga's combat system first found inspiration from turn-based JRPG classics then evolved into its own unique system by allowing the player to choose exactly when they take their turn. In addition, every turn has a special buff or debuff granted to the person acting. By accumulating action points by either delaying turns or taking certain actions, you can control the flow of battle with well calculated strategies!

Customize your skills! Utilizing the amber system, you can equip your characters with different ambers to enable them access to new skills!

Synthesize magical amber! Collect and harvest almost any item from the world to craft amber! Utilize Soul Saga's unique and experimentive alchemy crafting system to synthesize the purist amber possible by matching any combination of items to it's alchemental formula. The closer you are to the base formula, the higher quality amber you'll produce. Don't know a formula? Just deconstruct an existing amber to learn its secrets!

Transmute stronger weapons! Upgrade your weapon to unlock new slots, then transmute special items that can customize the stats of your weapon!

Airship Exploration and Wonders! Free roaming airship exploration gives you the power to explore every nook and cranny of this vast world to uncover all of Medonia's natural and historical wonders!

Real-Time Airship Combat! You're not alone in the skies, and your neighbors don't like to share their space! Use your airship to wrest the skies from your airborne opponents and claim the treasure and glory you deserve!

Cook Yummy Lunches! Soul Saga's unique lunchbox system adds a desperately needed balance to the classic JRPG formula by allowing you more options to strategize in and out of combat! Lunches are utilized to heal, strengthen, deal damage, escape from combat, and more!

An Epic Saga! An epic story involving sky islands, airships, Guilds, alchemical magics, interesting NPCs, deep lore, and heart-moving character developments.

Development History

Soul Saga was the first 3D JRPG launched on Kickstarter and gained immediate praise from new fans reaching over 300% of the original funding goal! The new budget allowed Soul Saga to enhance its art style and gameplay based on fan feedback, but was still too small to finance a large dev team. I then dedicated the next 3 years of my life working on Soul Saga as the only full time developer to bring you the best game I could. I sincerely hope that you enjoy my humble love letter to JRPG classics and that it can bring just a fraction of the irreplaceable joy we all experienced from the great games that inspired it.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz single core or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.4 Ghz multi core or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM Dedicated Graphics card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz single core or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM Dedicated Graphics card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 1.4 Ghz multi core or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM Dedicated Graphics card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS+, Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz single core or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM Dedicated Graphics card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS+, Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 1.4 Ghz multi core or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM Dedicated Graphics card
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
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