Morteshka Launches Black Book, a Tactical Card-Based RPG Steeped in Slavic Lore Kickstarter Today

Morteshka Launches Black Book, a Tactical Card-Based RPG Steeped in Slavic Lore on Kickstarter Today

Black Book Cinematic Story Intro

Play the Prologue, the Entire First Chapter, For Free Right Now!

May 5, 2020 | Morteshka is proud to announce the crowdfunding campaign for their latest title, Black Book, published by HypeTrain Digital, is live on Kickstarter right now!. Black Book isn’t your average roleplaying game. Immerse yourself in a world of Slavic mythology, following the tale of Vasilisa as she seeks to unlock the secrets of the demonic Black Book, a relic said to have the power to grant any wish to the one person that can uncover each of the Book’s seven seals.

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 Kickstarter Trailer
Read what the press had to say previously about the game:

PC Gamer – “what really caught my eye is the striking visual style”

Destructoid – “My favorite tidbit: you can command demons, but they’ll ‘torture you if you don’t find them something to do.’”

Black Book’s crowdfunding campaign is live now on Kickstarter and you can try it for yourself in the free demo, Black Book: Prologue, available on Steam.

Morteshka has a line up of exciting stretch goals established for the game. The first of which consists of including a star studded cast of voice actors for their characters. Sarah Anne Williams is the first reveal as the English voice of Vasilisa but a lot of games might know her better as the voice of Jinx in League of Legends!

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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.

About Morteshka

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.