Age of Heroes is a fantasy action RPG game currently being developed by Omnigames. The game has been Steam Greenlit and is expected to release for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift sometime next month. The studio also wants to add PSVR support sometime in the future.
The game functions a lot like the arcade style action RPG games that we’ve come to associate with many Chinese developers. It’s got the boobs, the big flashy swords and the fantasy characters that we’ve all become familiar with over the years.
Let’s Raid Some Undead, Ice Monsters, and Demons!
So first off – this is another wave-based game. So if you fall into the group of VR players that are really tired of wave-based games then I suggest you pass on this. But if you’re still up for it then let’s get this raiding party started!
Currently, there are 4 classes to choose from in the game – all of which you would expect to find in a medieval fantasy game. You’ve got your mages, your warlocks, archers, and priests. All of whom bring a different ability to the table of course. And you can choose between male or female characters of course. There will be a single player mode and multiplayer co-op mode in Age of Heroes where you can play with up to 5 other players. In terms of the magic, you’ve also got your typical fire, ice and lightning spells. So if you’re looking for ingenuity here – you’re going to be hard-pressed to find it. But that doesn’t mean that Age of Heroes won’t be a fun game if you’re into this sort of thing.
According to the developers, the single player mode will have a definite storyline where the player will be guided by a wiser to complete the story and the main tasks. You will get to play across 4 areas, including, Temple of Heroes, hall of Death, Freezing Stronghold and Fort of Horror. But Age of Heroes is not an open-world game. Players will need to go through a portal to get to the next play area. The full playthrough will take about an hour to an hour and a half according to the developer.
Check out the trailer below:
Kickstarter Troubles? Apparently Not
The game was on Kickstarter but the campaign was canceled about a week after the launch. We reached out to the developers and spoke to Yongming Wang, Game Producer at Omnigames. He said that “We only planned a 1-week campaign on Kickstarter just to see the initial players’ feedback. The short period campaign doesn’t really reflect the final result but we did receive plenty of attention from enthusiastic players, and we’d like to extend our gratitude to them.”
But there wasn’t a lot of funds procured during that time. So we then asked if the lack of funding will have a deep impact on their progress he said, “The lack of funding will definitely affect the future development plan, after all, it’s a huge cost to develop such a sophisticated VR Role-playing game with multiplayer features. We already made a large investment to make the game features as attractive as possible. We do have a tight budget but it will not affect the release in June. We may have the early access open by the end of May.”
He continued by saying that “The current build can’t fully exhibit all of the content in our game design. We did place a lot of interesting stories and features in the current version. For example, game map, tavern, player personal storage, PVP and adventures. We are a small studio and we really want to make the game fun to play to all the players instead of just hitting the game launch milestone. Therefore, we spent a lot of time to make the details perfect. Because we don’t really have deep pocket of funds, we are not able to realize all the contents/features that are in our original game design. We sincerely hope to get support from all the players.”
The Lore In Age Of Heroes
The source of all the energy on Omniland (get it) comes from the Omnistone (so much Omni!). A thousand years ago, human beings abused the energy from the Omnistone, causing the Omnistone to be on the verge of breaking. If the Omnistone is broken, Omniland will be destroyed.
A group of senior magicians created a powerful magic circle to allow the Omnistone to siphon the energy from the other side. This saves the Omni world (is there an Omni universe too?) but almost destroyed the world on the other side – a crack in space appears between the two worlds. Some evil entities are sneaking into Omniland from the crack.
The story is about heroes fighting with all the evil monsters that went across the crack. However, those monsters are generated from the side effects of energy imbalance. In order to survive, they had to invade Omniland to protect their own. So in this story, there is no absolute black and white answer to who’s right or wrong. It all originated from human beings abusing energy and trying to siphon from another world.
Age of Heroes is expected to go for $29.90 according to their Kickstarter page, but that price may change before the launch.