It's a little less ambitious than Obsidian's Kickstarter powered epic, but Conclave is looking like a mess of old-school, 2D fun.
For veterans of classic DnD roleplaying, the developers of Conclave - a new co-op RPG designed to run just about anywhere, both in real-time and turn-based modes - have possibly the most evocative imaginable. The two man team at 10x10 Room came up from tabletop and online RPGs, but were faced with a common problem - getting the time to get a group of players together for a racially motivated home invasion.
Nick Branstator and Derek Bruneau's answer to the problem was to create Conclave. Currently in a free and open beta phase, the top-down, art-driven RPG is also in a Kickstarter drive to generate the funds to continue working on the game. With only six days to go, the team is a shade under half way to its modest $75,000 goal.
"My co-creator Derek and I have long been fans of tabletop and online multiplayer RPGs, but work, family, and our other interests have made it a challenge to schedule the blocks of time they often require," Nick told us via email. "Unable to find a good alternative, we decided to create a game that would feature tabletop-inspired aesthetics, gameplay, and story but not force players to plan their lives around it. Conclave is the result."