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The Ballad Singer

p>The Kickstarter campaign will end in 10 days, and The Ballad Singer has reached over 60% of the goal funding for the project.

TBS is a 2D animated adventure, taking inspiration from vintage book-games and strongly influenced by role playing games.

The goal is to let players live an engaging experience, halfway through reading a book and portraying several characters within a world that reacts to their own choices.

A particularly interesting feature is that the game will be completely narrated, both in Italian and English. The development team told us this characteristic will noticeably help players engage in the story, allowing them to follow along the narrative path, without having to read the over 350,000 words which make up this title.

The structure of the game spreads like a huge tree, where each player's choice doesn't just affect the current storyline but also those of other playable characters and the whole world of The Ballad Singer altogether.

But that's not all, the concept of "Game Over" has also been revised. Upon the death of one of the heroes, the adventure won't simply end, the experience will continue with another character, in an environment which has been heavily altered by the previous hero, not just for the choices which have been made, the effects the death has caused will also be taken into account through the whole the gaming world.

Another element of particular interest is the ability to use minions, such as a dragon or war beasts, to obtain singular benefits in combat.

Through the "Domino System" every decision is final and has immediate repercussions throughout the game world. This system has been strongly inspired by the Chaos Theory and guarantees unpredictable repercussions in the narrative path!

The game will be available in 2018, for Windows and Mac, and later on even for gaming consoles, once the Stretch Goals on Kickstarter will have been reached. The development of this title will be carried out only if the Kickstarter campaign will be 100% funded. The game will envisage both a single player mode and a "Hot-Seat" mode, for local turn-based multi-player campaigns.

Find out more about the project at the following address: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/curtelgames/the-ballad-singer-write-your-own-fantasy-story?ref=9shd7n


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