Every time we start developing a new game, we remember a powerful experience that we had with video games in our childhood and try capture it and make it part of our game. In the case of Curses ‘N Chaos, it’s about going to an arcade with a friend and joining forces to face that weird, hardcore, single-screen, fantasy, sci-fi mashup action game — and come out victorious!
Well, at Tribute Games we’re in our 30s (We’re pretty old!), so we lived through the golden age of the arcades. Curses ‘N Chaos is a tribute to that era and it’s meant to allow all 21st century boys and girls, as well as older gamers, to have as much fun as we had playing those great games.
Punching ‘N Kicking
At its core, Curses ‘N Chaos plays like a classic arcade game. You pick your character (Lea or Leo), pick a level, and start punching and kicking monsters solo or cooperatively. What’s special about the combat is that in addition to the smooth controls and lightning quick responsiveness, you have a huge arsenal of items at your disposal. In fact, enemies drop tons of items, so no need to hoard them! Use your items liberally, overcome all waves of enemies, and defeat the bosses!
A Recipe for Success
There is, however, a somewhat modern concept present in Curses ‘N Chaos. This “modern” game mechanic is called Alchemy! In between levels, you meet Allison, a young and ambitious alchemist accompanying Lea and Leo on their quest. Give her a bit of gold earned during fights and she’ll combine items for you to create better ones.
In Curses ‘N Chaos, cooking items is going to make you stronger and give you better chances of winning. Even though Allison doesn’t make gold (she keeps it all for herself), her alchemy really is a recipe for success.
Want to know more about Allison? Read the Curses ‘N Chaos prologue comic book on our blog!
Break the Curse, End the Chaos!
We’re proud to announce that Curses ‘N Chaos will be available on August 18th! It’s a cross buy title on PS4 and PS Vita, and it features cross play and cross save.
We sincerely hope you enjoy Curses ‘N Chaos! Even though it looks like a small game, a lot of craftsmanship went into it. It features top pixel art by Justin Cyr, Stéphane Boutin, and Paul Robertson, and super polished gameplay! If you want to know more, check out the Curses ‘N Chaos website.
If you have questions, I’ll be available to reply in the comments section below!