Based in Charleroi, Belgium
ARISEN is a narrative card game about a quest for freedom. The player has been captured by soldiers from the island of Maccialatt and is now enslaved. He barely knows anything about this country. During his journey, the character crosses paths with many different people. Six of them, depending on his choices, could have a positive, neutral or negative relationship. As the player develops in the story, he will receive more cards to communicate and express himself. The character can fall in love, build an intense friendship, have a fierce enemy… The choice is his'. Every choice has consequences in ARISEN. They might cost him a lot more than it seems…
Like a lot of TTRPG fans, Elene and Anais dreamt of making a game, in the universe that Anais created herself more than 5 years ago. When Elene began a gamedev course, she had the idea of gathering a team of people from the course to realize their dream. It was at the end of 2018. She met Wendy and Sylvain during the training. Sylvain joined Elene and Anais for a gamejam to test the trio’s compatibility. In autumn of 2019, they made another gamejam with Wendy, who then became the fourth member of the team. After more than a year of work on the project, they got their first funding. They began to work with freelancers to increase the visual quality of the game. They released a preview of the game in July 2020 to share with their community and are now working on a crowdfunding that will be coming soon.
- Impactful decisions: the player will shape the world around him all along the story.
- Emotion based choices embodied by beautiful tarot cards.
- High replayability: multiple kinds of relationships, more than 3 endings...
- A captivating original soundtrack by Yann Rayon.
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Maratus is an indie video game development studio based in Belgium. They want players to have fun, to connect with characters and to explore themselves while they’re exploring Var’Nagal. They think everyone deserves to be represented and aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd. Kindness, originality and quality are our most important values.
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