Kindred Fates is an indie game that’s currently looking for funding on Kickstarter. It’s an open world monster battling RPG, but it’s got a lot of differences that set it apart from games like Temtem and Pokemon. The game is gaining a lot of traction at the moment on Reddit, so it may get successfully funded pretty quickly. Regardless, check out the trailer for the game below and read on for more details.
Save The Kinfolk
While the game’s story isn’t fully fleshed out, or explained, on the Kickstarter campaign, we do know that it’s one for those of us who played Pokemon when we were younger and hoped for a more mature version when we grew up. There are decisions to make, ambiguous outcomes, and harsh truths to work through, but at the heart of it this is very much a game that’s going to pull at your heartstrings, and that sounds perfect.
From what I can see, it looks like a fog is causing Kinfolk in the world to go berserk, or lose themselves. That fog is spreading, and somehow it needs to be stopped before all of the Kinfolk in the world are affected by it. To do this it looks like we’ll be exploring the world, collecting Kinfolk, and using them to help us beat dungeons that I think have something to do with this fog.
As you fight the rogue Kinfolk, you’ll see them transform into what look like souls. These can be collected to form a bond, which means you can use them in battle in the future. Your own Kinfolk will also transform into these souls when defeated, and if you’re also defeated then you’ll return to your home or your camp. If you don’t then collect the souls of the downed Kinfolk in time, they’ll die, turning into nothing more than a pile of blue ash. When I saw this I was heartbroken, but I also realise that this is the evolution that Pokemon needed to make as it matured.
The world is filled with towns to visit, and also features PVP which is pretty cool. One of the biggest differences that makes this game stand out though, is the fact that the Kinfolk are sentient and talk to you. Kinfolk can have businesses, they can discuss complicated subjects, and they can be your friends. Pokemon are animals. Yes, they are sentient, but it’s the same way that dogs are sentient. Kinfolk have personalities, and that’s why it’s important to save them. The fog is taking them over, and it’s almost the equivalent of a zombie outbreak in the real world.
How’s It Looking?
Kindred Fates looks like a game that is going to get more than funded. The Kickstarter campaign currently has stretch goals that reach out to $450,000 at the time of writing, even though all the campaign needs to get funded is £38,297. At the time of writing the campaign has 29 days left and already has £7,076. I think it’s safe to say that this will get funded, so I’d get in there quick and buy a copy of the game while it’s cheap, because it’s going to be as big, if not bigger than, Temtem.