Initial Stretch Goals Announced, More to Come
May 11, 2020 | Morteshka is happy to announce its latest title, Black Book, published by HypeTrain Digital, fully funded on Kickstarter in less than 4 days.
Additionally, Morteshka has announced their first two stretch goals for Black Book. At $50,000 they will add English voice-over for key characters and story scenes. At $60,000 they will add loyalty quests. Each of the companion characters will get their own side quest delving deeper into that character’s backstory.
The voice-over cast includes award-winning actors with hit-studded resumes.
Vasilisa: Sarah Anne Williams known for Jinx in League of Legends and Chihaya in Persona 5
Egor: Kyle Hebert known for Ryu in Street Fighter and the Narrator in Dragon Ball Z
Nikolai: Daman Mills known for Frieza in Dragon Ball Super and Kai in Beastars
Proshka: Emmy winner Ben Diskin known for Mega Man in Mega Man 11 and Aida in Beastars
Morteshka has also released an English Voice over Trailer which can be viewed here: LINK.
About Black Book
Blending the best parts of card-based, deck-building RPGs with adventure games, Black Book takes gamers on a journey through Slavic folktales, told by a team who grew up hearing them. It’s a world where myth meets reality and otherworldly creatures live alongside humans but only a select few are gifted enough to see it. Demons, elementals, giant wolves, talking pets, and more bring this shadowy and mysterious world to life. Recruit evil forces to do your bidding, but be careful, because not every monster is what it seems.
Just as Black Book embraces the strong narrative of the adventure genre, fans of turn-based RPGs will feel right at home with its strategic turn-based combat. As you chase the seals of the Black Book, you’ll collect cards that combine to create unique and devastating spells. The cards you choose will directly impact how each battle unfolds, but it doesn’t end there. Companion characters and demon recruits add another layer of strategy to Vasilisa’s journey.Inspired by games like The Witcher, Slay the Spire, and SteamWorld Quest, Black Book will draw you in with its beautiful, hand-drawn art style and hook you with its evocative, interactive narrative. The world of Slavic mythology is at once familiar and ominous, filled with danger and intrigue, and grounded in Vasilisa’s pursuit of powers that may better be left alone in the pursuit of lost love.
Black Book’s crowdfunding campaign is going strong on Kickstarter and you can try it for yourself in the free demo, Black Book: Prologue, available on Steam.
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About HypeTrain Digital
HypeTrain Digital is the indie game publisher for PC and consoles. Their mission is to help young developers deliver their games to worldwide audiences, regardless of genre or platform. Working with a diverse team of industry professionals, they’ve led numerous games to success across the world, including Stoneshard, The Wild Eight, and Police Stories.
Based out of Perm, Russia, Morteshka is a small indie studio whose games embrace mythology and ethnic-culture, drawing on historical facts and folklore to craft their world and narrative. Their first game, The Mooseman, was released in 2017 on PC and was applauded for its rich narrative and beautiful artwork.