Secrets of Grindea is an old-school RPG, with co-op support for up to 4 players. In the world of Grindea everything is determined by one thing - how big you collection of stuff is. You take on the role as a young hero (or heroine) taking his or her first steps to become a famed Collector and help collect the most valuable rares in the entire kingdom! The game features zelda-ish gameplay, but with deep character customization and skill systems. We have no classes; you build your hero from scratch putting skill points in almost anything you want, with no level caps holding you back. We have a lengthy main story with dungeons in all shapes and colors, as well as multiple side-quests and hidden secrets~ All this can be played with up to 4 players co-op, or just by yourself if you're more of a single player guy.
This week, we've added a Challenge Mode where players can put their skills to the test, earning items while doing it!
Posted by TheodoreVanGrind on Aug 13th, 2012
Settling on a difficulty for a game is tough. We’re not making Super Meat Boy, where the high difficulty is a major selling point, but we don’t want to make the game a casual stroll in the park either.
What we’re going for now is tough for a casual player and challenging for an average player, but probably a tad bit too easy for hardcore gamers.
In order to add some extra mileage for those wanting to push their characters to the limit without putting huge road blocks in front of “normal” players, we added a feature to the arena called Challenges!
At the top level, you can select between Challenges and Versus.
Challenges are just that. Designed trials where your performance will be graded! In multiplayer, you’ll cooperate in these.
Versus is a collection of mini games where you can challenge your friends to a farm-off, the noble art of chicken herding and other wacky mini games! We might cover this in more detail some other time.
In the Challenge menu, you’ll see a list of all unlocked challenges, together with your current best grade (the grades go from ‘C’ to ‘S’). You’ll unlock more challenges as you progress through the story!
Most challenges will be tied to the combat mechanics of the game. For example, you might fight through waves of difficult enemy constellations, or battle a nightmare version of a boss!
When you’ve completed the challenge, you’ll get to see a scoreboard with your grades!
When you return to the arena reception, you’ll receive different items depending on what grade you got. Whenever you beat a challenge on S-rank for the first time, you’ll be rewarded with a unique item!