https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8tQTkdZf2A Towards The Pantheon
is a top down turn based 2D RPG in development that follows Freyja
the warrior, Bam
the cat, Mishima
the cyborg, and Phenez
the ghost on their journey to destroy The Terrorforce
and restore peace to their world. Players adventure through lush forests, freezing blizzards, barren wastelands, horrific mansions and dystopian cyberpunk cities throughout their personal and immersive quest.Towards The Pantheon
is the first full commercial game by game developer and soundtrack composer Connor O.R.T. Linning
- Release Date: Aiming for Summer 2017.
- Developer: Connor O.R.T. Linning.
- Genre: Role Playing Game, Fantasy, Sci Fi, Horror.
- Started in: 2016.
- Website: http://www.towardsthepantheon.com
- Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux. Future Console & Smartphone ports TBD.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Media: Facebook
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For a thousand years the world has believed itself to be at peace. But behind the scenes, the forgotten group once known as The Terrorforce
has reawakened and are using divide and conquer tactics to destabilize the worldís economic, social, and political norms. Tensions are rising between the many races of the world but luckily a small number of people remember the past and are determined to not let history repeat itself.Towards The Pantheon
is a 2D top down role-playing game in development where players journey through lush forests, freezing plains of snow, dystopian cyberpunk cities, and barren wastelands to find and defeat the source of The Terrorforce
at The Pantheon.
Gone are the RPG clichťs of potions, wars between elemental gods, and the journey where someone accidentally stumbles upon a unique magical power that enables only them to save the world. Instead Towards The Pantheon
is a unique and unusual game that follows the unlikely team of Freyja
the warrior, Bam
the cat, Mishima
the cyborg, and Phenez
the dead on their simultaneously lighthearted, fun, dark, and painful journey.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of classics ranging from Paper Mario, Silent Hill, and Golden Sun, Towards The Pantheon
is a personal game that is currently aiming for a Summer 2017 release.Main CharactersFreyja
is a young warrior who has yet to find her self confidence and as a result she has yet to say a word in her life. She is loved by her kin for her passion, dedication, and warm heart. Freyja
has been chosen by her thorpís elder Wuotan to journey towards the Pantheon and defeat The Terrorforce
. Her years of training and hard work can be seen in her impressive melee attack abilities. Freyja
Ďs battle system uses Health Points (HP) and Stamina Points (SP).Bam
is a cat who longs for adventure outside of his university studies. He is known around his town for his whimsical and comical ways, playing pranks on fellow cats, and always going back to get seconds during breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinnerÖ and midnight snacks. While he has basic attack skills, Bam
Ďs strength shines through in his ability to heal and cure both himself and his team mates. Bam
Ďs battle system uses Health Points (HP) and Energy Points (EP).Mishima
is a cyborg residing in the outskirts of her cyberpunk society for which she has been ostracized. She has not yet decided whether or not to replace her organic heart with a computer chip and as a result struggles with acceptance from her cyborg peers. Although she can often leave a first impression of being shy and distant, Mishima
will open up to the right people when comfortable. Mishima
has a cybernetic arm that allows her to hack computers, pick locks, and attack in a variety of deadly ways. Mishima
Ďs battle system uses Central Processing Unit Points (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit Points (GPU).Phenez
is a ghost from the dark past. He was a part of the army led by legendary warrior Aeternatus, but was unable to fulfill his duties to himself and his people. In his search for redemption and honor, Phenez
joins the party and offers his skills in invisibility and dark magic. Phenez
Ď battle system uses Necro Points (NP).Features
- Ability to switch between the four main characters, each with unique overworld mechanics.
- Turn based combat system where each character has unique battle mechanics.
- A huge fully connected overworld with an additional transportation system.
- More than 10 regions to explore including lush forests, freezing snow lands, cyberpunk cities, barren wastelands, and a desolate mansion.
- Dialog and support systems that allow for further character development and stat boosts.
- A full original soundtrack that combines modern production techniques with SNES/GBC/Genesis era synthesizers. The soundtrack will be released as both an Original Soundtrack (~70 minutes) and Complete Soundtrack (containing every song in the game).
- A unique and complex overarching storyline that ties together over 5 races spanning over 10 regions, each contributing to a deep and rich lore.Screenshots
Click thumbnail to view full image:SoundtrackTowards The Pantheon
by Connor O.R.T. Linning
will be available for purchase on Bandcamp upon release of the game as both an Original Soundtrack (~70 minutes) and a Complete Soundtrack (containing every song used in the game). While the soundtrack includes symphonic, chiptune, and synth elements often found in RPGs, elements of genres such as noise, drone, and dark ambient help set the soundtrack apart from the standard RPG formula.
Listen to the current soundtrack demos HERE
After the completion of two Gameboy Color styled survival horror demo games Overlooker and Overlooker 2, Connor O.R.T. Linning
began planning his first commercial game Towards The Pantheon
during the first few months of 2016. Development began during summer 2016 and pixel artist Leandro Tokarevski
was brought onto the project as both developers had previous experience working well together.
Longtime friend Kyle Mountifield
managed to break away from his Tree Of Savior obsession to aid the project with additional enemy design, game design, and quality assurance testing. Promotional artist Maerel Hibadita
was soon brought on to create artwork of the four main characters. Daniel Tindall
and Tyler Rogers
were later brought in to help the project with additional game design and quality assurance testing after having previous experience working well with Connor O.R.T. Linning
and Leandro Tokarevski
The first teaser video for Towards The Pantheon
was released on September 14th, 2016, 2 weeks after Connor O.R.T. Linning
began developing the game full time. On September 24th, Nicolas Kaufman
joined to contribute additional game design and quality assurance testing. The team is currently working hard together to complete remaining gameplay mechanics and artwork so that development of the game's levels can begin.Artwork
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