Imagine a cool Skylanders for adults. Turns out, it’s happening.
Prodigy, the first game to come out of Hanaki Studio, is a classic turn-based RPG card playing game, but amped up with the inclusion of physical figurines that will produce digital cinematic sequences on a computer screen.
Comparable to Activsion’s multimillion dollar figurine based video game franchise Skylanders and Disney’s Infinity series, players can build up their character base through purchases of different models.
Once the figurines are bought, they’re placed on a specialized board that lights up to correspond with the figurines currently in play. Using Unreal 4 technology, the cinematic sequences are completely based off what’s happening on the adjourning board.
Perhaps the most interesting –and one of the major draws for potential buyers- is the promise of owning the “Ring of Power,” which must be swiped across the board at the beginning of each session to ensure all future progress is saved.
Those fanboys and girls who always wanted a powerful ring like Hal Jordan, here’s your chance.
According to Digital Spy, Hanaki Studio has already completed the beta testing for Prodigy, and is going to be Kickstarting its alpha testing, promising backers exclusive figurines and boards that won’t be available to the general public.
As of right now, Prodigy will only be compatible with PC and Mac computers, but Jean Bey, CEO of Hanaki, told Digital Spy that a console version may be possible with the USB interface.
The Kickstarter campaign for the project is supposed to launch later in the week.
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