Neko.works recently launched a Kickstarter for Light Fairytale, a JRPG that is trying to recapture the simplicity of retro titles such as Final Fantasy VII. The one person French studio is looking to raise €30,000 (approx $33,680 USD) by October 20th to completely fund the episodic role playing game.
The story takes place in a snowy, underground world littered with dead bodies, and centers on a band of heroes who are guided by a strange girl with silver hair. There will be multiple characters to fill up your party with, and they’ll come with your standard anime characteristics. For example, the hero Haru who might be very lazy but has a solid gold heart. Battles will be turn based with enemies being visible before you’re thrown into the fray.
If the Kickstarter is successful, the first episode is set to release in 2017 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The studio has also supplied a short demo in order to get an idea of how the game will play. While it’s nice to see a game with blocky PS1 era graphics, there’s more I want to hear about this ‘return to simpler times’ JRPG. You can back here if Light Fairytale appeals enough to your need for nostalgia.