A thousand years ago, the five gods of Anora defeated one from their ranks. Aderyn, the god of free will and creation was abolished in a war remembered as the Soulfire Crisis. His followers were routed and his works destroyed. Eventually, Aderyn and his realm, the Cradle, were erased almost entirely from Anora.
Today, you are an exiled traveler in flight from the wrath of Ostia. Pursued and cursed by the god of hunger for defying his will, you seek refuge in the last of Aderyn's shrines. There, you take up arms for Aderyn, and begin a journey to return his Cradle to Anora. This land, once the center of technology and culture for the world, stands empty. Its inhabitants have either perished or become twisted parodies of who they once were. Only a few managed to retain some of their sanity.Your victory depends on the advice of these last few survivors and their tenuous grip on reality.
Fight your way through these ravaged lands, journeying to diverse environments and defeating a wide array of enemies. By uncovering the mysteries of the Cradle you will ensure not only your own survival, but help Aderyn return to the world with his promise to the human race: free will.
Maintaining your health and stamina in Cradle will require exploration. You will need to forage for plants and herbs to make life saving salves. Discovering combinations of ingredients and finding the right recipes is the key to survival. Regenerate your health in the heat of battle, or create poultices to permanently enhance your resilience. Learning your environment will save your life.
In Cradle, Mana is not just a bar that refills over time or when you chug a potion. It's a direct connection between you and the environment. As the physical manifestation of the damage done to Aderyn's realm because of its removal from Anora, mana is a powerful resource. Harnessing this energy can greatly enhance your defensive and offensive capabilities, but only if you can tap into the magical corruption of the world around you.
What's a good adventure without a few good secrets? Cradle's exploration will be driven not only by the search for weapons and tools to aid you in your journey, but also by your own quest to uncover the hidden history of the Cradle. As you explore the vast world, you can expect to find hidden stories and treasures that reveal the past, present, and future, of the Cradle.
Kotaku published about Cradle! Check it out in the link below:
The Tartan, Carnegie Mellon's newspaper, delved into Cradle's combat and exploration, as well as the future Mojo has in store for its debut title.
For more information, check out our Kickstarter or website linked below.
Latest tweets from @mojogamestudios
#Cradlefactoftheday Mana, the lifeblood of Anora, powers your weapon augments and comes in 5 types: life, fluid, light, stone, and fire.
Jul 17 2014, 7:58pm
Jul 7 2014, 6:22pm
Cradle Fact of the Day: Each class can use six unique weapons.
Jul 6 2014, 2:14pm
Jun 24 2014, 7:13pm
We are excited to announce our Official Aderyn's Cradle wiki through Curse! Check it out here: T.co
Jun 14 2014, 3:32pm
@kevincochara yup :)
May 20 2014, 2:20pm
@kevincochara the rewards tier is still available on our website!
May 19 2014, 1:38pm
@Ged_IR Thank you! Your support keeps pushing us to make the game! :)
May 15 2014, 2:04am
@Ged_IR Hey Ged, the game is called Aderyn's Cradle, named after the land in which the game takes place in!
May 12 2014, 3:03pm
@DeathbyBeta thank you for the support! Keep your eyes peeled, there's more to come :)
May 6 2014, 4:40pm