“Greed Shall Infest Us All!” Hungarian-developed Video Game “Black Geyser” Might Be the Next Big Hit
Abraham Vass 2018.05.15.
A promising, Hungarian-developed role playing game (RPG) called Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness, has collected 66,000 Euros to date on Kickstarter, a global crowdfunding site, exceeding its base funding goal in less than two weeks. This means that the project will soon be realized, potentially with even more features than originally planned.
According to its creators, the idea for Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness was born in 2011, but the development of the game started only years later. Inspired by Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale and other classics, it is an isometric, party and XP based, real-time RPG (with pause option) set in the world of Yerengal. It combines immersive graphics and brand-new features with features of classic RPGs where gamers can solve mysteries, fight epic battles, help beggars and kings alike, and outwit swindlers and gods. Gamers can have as many as 5 characters, and the plot will focus on greed which is penetrating the empire, poisoning every aspects of society. Where the story goes from there, however, is largely influenced by the choices the gamer makes.
The planned release date is August 2019, and it will initially be available only in English. Depending on the success of the Kickstarter funding campaign however, other languages, among them Hungarian, and additional features might be developed and added as well. You can find more information here, and below you can view a trailer video presenting the game:
The entreprise behind the project, GrapeOcean Technologies, is a software company based in Vienna and Budapest with most team members coming from Austria, Hungary and the US. They specialize in developing apps and games with a strong focus on computer role-playing and adventure games.
via szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, blackgeyser.com, kickstarter.com, grapeocean.com, gamestar.hu
featured image: Map of the Kingdom of Isilmerald; via blackgeyser.com