The almost top-down RPG Driftmoon has today been released after its famed 7 year development cycle.
From Finnish indie developer Instant Kingdom, Drifmoon‘s plot centers around the “last hope of an enchanted world”, lying in the unlikely alliance of a “hyperactive firefly, a queen panther with a whale-sized ego, and a fellow who’s lost all but his bones.” Driftmoon promises to take you on “a journey like no other, full of amazing adventures, smiles and surprises, fantastic discoveries, wonderful stories, and fearsome foes!”
Instant Kingdom have set themselves the goal of “making games fun again” (though I’m not exactly sure what they mean by this?) and claim the game features a “rich, magical world” filled with “captivating personalities” and plenty of “wit” and “humor”.
Until March 5th, Driftmoon can be downloaded for €11.99 (around $15.67) and 15% of the proceeds go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, a charity which seems close to the developer’s heart. “It’s sometimes easy to forget how much devastation war, famine and catastrophic disasters constantly bring to millions of lives all around the world,” reads a statement from the official site. “Those are the kind of situations where a single meal may mean all the difference, where a single dollar can have a huge effect. So, from now on, every time a new person embarks on a journey to save the magical world of Driftmoon, they’re also making a difference in our real-life world.”
The project is awaiting the greenlight from Steam, but is already available from various other outlets, including the official site. So, if you’re itching for some old-school, fantasy RPG adventuring, head over to InstantKingdom.com.