Luckless Seven is an isometric card game RPG with advanced lighting and 3D visuals. The game takes place in a fantasy near-future setting and features extensive dialogue trees, story-driven side quests, and a card battle system inspired by Pazaak.
The game will put players in the shoes of Mark, a young adult drifting through life. Bored of his dead end job and feeling less risk averse than usual, Mark decides to take a leap of faith and joins his friends on a cross-country Ekosi tour.
Ekosi is the name of the card game used as the battle system for Luckless Seven. The foundation for the card game was inspired by Pazaak, a minigame from Bioware’s 2003 hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Both Ekosi and Pazaak are similar to Blackjack but have a few key differences such as players having a hand in which they can play cards to manipulate their score.
Besides battling other characters, players will travel with a group of Mark’s childhood friends. Each of the characters that travels with Mark will have a prominent role in the story and fully developed character arcs. The player’s interactions with his party members and other characters in the story will determine what dialogue choices they can make and how their story will conclude.
The game will have a top-down isometric view and feature an overworld that the player can explore. Numerous NPCs scattered throughout the world will engage the player in Ekosi battles. Players will unlock new cards and additional quests by taking the time to explore the world and challenge other characters. The player will also have numerous interactions with their party throughout each stage of their journey.
The players will have more options and strategies available to them as they win more cards. Besides collecting powerful cards, the player will also be able to interact with many NPCs and witness many story-creating events when they explore Arithia’s cities. By taking the time to interact with the world’s characters and participating in each party member’s story arcs, the player will level up their character and unlock additional story events, dialogue trees, and endings.
Download our demo here on IndieDB
Today, we’re happy to announce the release of a new demo that opens up new areas and allows you to experience Day 2 of Mark’s adventure.
Full cast of main characters from Luckless Seven
In Day 2, Mark’s story continues with his first step into the competitive Ekosi world. After committing to join Krista and company on the competitive tour, Mark is finally reunited with the full Luckless Seven crew. After a tumultuous reunion, the group departs for the casino, where Mark prepares himself for the tournament.
New areas to explore
Day 2 offers approximately 45 minutes of new gameplay, depending on your skill and luck. You’ll get to see plenty of new dialogue that fleshes out the main cast. You can explore new environments, battle new opponents, and make meaningful story choices.
We’re very excited about Day 2 because it introduces several design standards that will continue throughout the entirety of Luckless Seven. We’re progressing towards larger, more open environments. We’re introducing Casino and Card Shop interiors, which will become familiar settings as the player journeys across Arithia. Day 2’s design balances competitive, Ekosi-intensive quests with more dialogue-rich ones, a balance we plan to maintain throughout the game.
In addition to setting a course for many of Luckless Seven’s design standards, Day 2 also introduces a few smaller tricks. We’ve implemented a “follower” system that allows the player to spend one-on-one quest time with various characters and learn who they are. The new demo set up the ability for players to select between story days for testing purposes. Finally, we’re revealing an updated Bertrand, who recently received a makeover.
You can download Demo 0.641 at our IndieDB page.
Day 2 Released!
As always, we welcome your feedback. We’ll continue to refine Day 2 as we begin work on Day 3 and beyond. Keep an eye on our IndieDB page for updated demos, as we’ll only be announcing major releases (new days) in our Kickstarter posts.
Until next time!
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