BLACK MONKS STUDIOS seeking funds for their Zodiac Wars fighting video game
Exciting new Fantasy Fighting Game features characters that depict 12 familiar personas of Western Astrology as arcade-style Warriors
by Omar Lamela Thursday, November 15, 2012
Imagine a Fantasy Fighting Game that utilizes the 12 astrological signs of the Zodiac as its central characters—with warriors resembling and possessing traits identified with each of the dozen celestial sectors. This is the premise of Zodiac Wars, a next-generation video game featuring stunning HD visuals, interactive scenery and vivid atmospheres, developed by high-end animation company Black Monks Studios.
By creating characters based on the popular Western personas of the Zodiac— Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces—players can immediately identify themselves with a chosen Warrior before actually playing the game. Once the action begins, Fighters compete against each other via a one-on-one arcade template, utilizing such popular fighting game styles as Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Dead or Alive and Marvel vs. Capcom. Each character offers unique fighting moves, combined with cutting-edge special effects and magic attacks.
Among the features of Zodiac Wars: 12 playable characters to choose from, plus hidden characters to unlock; Arcade Mode, Player vs. Player Mode (LAN and Online) and Multiplayer Tournament Mode (LAN and Online); attacks that include special moves, magic attacks, hit combos and finishing moves; and numerous stages on which to play. Unofficially, the game will be powered by the Unreal 4 Engine, featuring digitally mastered HQ music from international orchestras and music producers; and will offer controller support for Xbox 360, PC/Mac/Linux-compatible and arcade-style joysticks.
Zodiac Wars will also be marketed with novel merchandise that portrays many of the digital images from the game. Products will include a Special Edition physical box version of the game, downloadable PC and Mac screensavers, an official Zodiac Wars 24x36 poster (several designs), an official black cotton T-shirt featuring the Zodiac Wars logo on the front, a high-quality embroidered Polo shirt, and a branded baseball cap.
Currently in development, Zodiac Wars will first launch via digital copy for the PC/Windows/Steam platform, and over time, on Xbox360, Sony PS3, Mac OSX and Linux.
About Black Monks Studios
Black Monks Studios comprises a modest but highly skilled team of programmers, designers and industry professionals. Omar Lamela is Creative Director and Lead Programmer of the project. Zodiac Wars is being developed with generous financial backing via crowd-funding site Kickstarter http://kck.st/VSdpp3, with an initial development goal of $100,000.
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