Style & Aim of Valcarta:
Valcarta is a unique piece that brings the look and feel of SNES RPGs to the PC. The Valcarta series, and Valcarta I itself aim to deliver an overly unique feel to the player through complex storytelling. Our main mechanism for this is the "split-path". Valcarta doesn't contain dialogue splitting or speech choices like most games of this age. It does however contain two entirely different stories; two entirely different ways to view the world of Valcarta I and two different outcomes which will carry over to the next game, Valcarta II: Awakening.
Valcarta aims to provide the user with a unique experience that isn't found in today's game market.
Valcarta captures and expresses itself through old style RPGs, giving an epic feel through 2D sprites.

Rise of the Demon is the first chapter of a 'storyline' game series that spans 5 chapters titled: Valcarta. The Valcarta series will be built on a premise of heavy storytelling in a split path fashion. There will be a minimum of 2 paths in every game in which the player can play and experience the events that will unfold. Each path will provide the character with different pieces of the puzzle to put together to allow the user to experience a full view of the events unraveling within the world. Rise of the Demon, the first Valcarta title series, follows Valak, a young man that has no family to speak of and a blurry past. He has spent most of his 'youth' in the central province known as Drachell working as the 'protector' of a small town. At the beginning of the game, Valak must make a choice that will change not just his fate but also the fate of Drachell and Valcarta.

Key Features

  • Split Path Storytelling: Experience the story and events of Rise of the Demon as they unfold from two different perspectives.
  • Old School RPG Action: Side-view battle system, an immersive world and story, unique characters with their own personal history, quests and more.
  • Unique Game Play: Both paths of the game play differently, with new characters and new skills unique to each path
  • Unique Fighting Styles: Each playable character has a different plethora of skills giving you the ultimate strategic advantage over your foes!
  • Life Filled World: Experience and explore Drachell, a small isolated province on Valcarta. Talk with NPCs, learn about your fellow companions, the races within Drachell and more.
  • Explore & Discover: There is over 15 hours of game play for each path of the game, totaling over 30 hours! Discover secret quest lines for your allies and secret lore as you try to restore peace to Drachell.
  • Finely Crafted Time Line: Experience a split path adventure like never before. The events of Drachell will unfold, regardless of which path is being played. Follow Valak through the telling of the Dark or Light path of the game and see the detail within the common time line.
  • Lorebook: The Valcarta series is based on the telling of lore between a Loresmen and his daughter, the apprentice. In doing so, each game will yield a new chapter of the Lorebook, for fans!

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Rise of the Demon is the first chapter of a 'storyline' game series that spans 5 chapters titled: Valcarta. The Valcarta series will be built on a premise of heavy storytelling in a split path fashion. There will be a minimum of 2 paths in every game in which the player can play and experience the events that will unfold. Each path will provide the character with different pieces of the puzzle to put together to allow the user to experience a full view of the events unraveling within the world.

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Valcarta is a magical world suspended high above the clouds, out of reach of you or I... And on this island like world are many things far greater then...

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BlackswordGamesTalon Creator
BlackswordGamesTalon Apr 13 2013, 1:29am says:

Price dropped! Enjoy!

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BlackswordGamesTalon Creator
BlackswordGamesTalon Mar 14 2013, 8:14pm says:

launching a 24hr sale starting midnight! Look forward to it!

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BlackswordGamesTalon Creator
BlackswordGamesTalon Mar 15 2013, 1:22am replied:

extended to 48 hours!

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Sylnashura
Sylnashura Mar 14 2013, 9:42am says:

I don't know that it's overpriced. It's an RPG Maker game, sure, but I don't think that much matters. I figure it's priced pretty well to be honest. I would try it, but I don't have the $15 to shell out for it (sad, I know). I don't really have much in the way of suggestions, 'cause if you could put it out for a lower price comfortably, I'd like to think you would. My only real thought is that you could come up with a demo of some sort, perhaps. Or maybe put it out for free for a couple days, or even just one day. That way, you could get some real reviews in, as long as it's good. I'm sure that would help convince people to spend that little bit of extra money that makes them uncomfortable with trying it.

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monkeynohito
monkeynohito Mar 13 2013, 6:19am says:

Eh, it really is about the right price when compared to other examples of these indie RPGs, cheaper even. Compared to a more traditional CRPG like Avernum, these JRPG-style titles are a niche of the indie gaming niche itself and the price reflects that the same way handmade Too Much Coffee Man minicomics used to cost as much or more than a copy of Batman. I personnally think a lower cost could draw more people, ut that's a gamble the author may not be able to afford and it's his call either way.

Real geeks will shell out a bit extra for what they love, provide a little extra support while mewling babies throw tantrums in the aisle of the store when they don't get their way.

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Orpheusftw
Orpheusftw Mar 13 2013, 3:03am says:

Looks pretty decent. I hate to see a game (overpriced or not) get buried by low reviews from people that do not own it. Desura should only allow those who have purchased a game to rate it.

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_Lōw_
_Lōw_ Mar 10 2013, 8:11am says:

This game is not worth the price. $15 too much.

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trunks10k
trunks10k Mar 7 2013, 11:47pm says:

animation seems pretty good for an RPG maker game but like everyone is saying 15$ for 20 hrs is ridiculous. If you nastaglia you can get a ps1 emulator or buy PS1 HD remakes on PS3 for 15$ which will give u easy 50+hrs like any of the FF series and then u got the other JRPGs.. BSGtalon if this is ur first game u need to listen to the community dude

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BlackswordGamesTalon Creator
BlackswordGamesTalon Mar 8 2013, 12:32am replied:

@trunks10k
40hours of gameplay...

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Boundach
Boundach Mar 7 2013, 12:16pm says:

Unfortunately it is too expensive

PS: Je suis Français pardon de mon anglais moisie! ^^

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Making money on resources you didn't make and charging 9.99 for it already?!

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A lot of changes are coming to Valcarta II. For starters, separating it into 3 games. More details in the upcoming dev blog! Stay tuned!

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