Blacksea Odyssey Kickstarter Now Live!
Enter a vast chasm between space and time brimming with colossal creatures and runic technologies. May the greatest huntsman survive.
Once a decade, the greatest huntsmen in the universe gather to compete in a legendary tournament known as the Blacksea Odyssey. Armed with only a spear and a harpoon, hunters must battle against creatures of colossal size and unimaginable terror. Using wit and skill, the huntsmen must identify the weaknesses of their foes in order to exploit them or die trying. Steeped in blood, ancient treasures, runic technologies, and a madness that wills them to enter deeper into the black abyss, these huntsman compete for a chance to claim the ultimate glory of facing a creature of such magnanimous size and insatiable ferocity that its wingspan has been said to stretch across galaxies while it’s breath consumes black holes; the Titan of the Stars! But does such a great huntsman exist…
- Eviscerate your opponents with an onslaught of weapon loadouts and item customizations. Discover new weapon and ship runes to demolish your enemies with. Pick from an assortment of huntsmen each with their own unique characteristics to become the next great challenger in the Blacksea Odyssey.
- Choose from a variety of spacescapes to explore. Each with their own unique set of creatures to hunt, mysteries to discover, and ancient runes to unearth. From character dialogues and the environment to enemy spawns and loot drops, everything in the game is procedurally generated and is affected by your choices. Travel deeper into the abyss at your own peril; the Blacksea is not for the feint of heart.
- Prepare yourself for a steep difficulty curve. While picking up the game is fluid and easy in it’s earlier stages, the later parts require a mastery of mechanics both inside and out. Enemies become ferocious and unyielding, and bosses continue to adapt and grow until eventually becoming seemingly insurmountable. Intelligent strategy and fast reflexes will be required to overcome these colossal creatures.
Spear – The spear serves as your primary weapon and damage dealer. Four rune slots are engraved into every spear’s hilt. There, depending on the runes you have discovered, you can modify your spear to behave drastically different. Would you like to be an aggressive damage dealer with an emphasis on short quick bursts of fire? Or a sniper with magical enchantments focused on utility and long range combat?
Harpoon – The harpoon is your secondary weapon and prime source of utility. Use it to eviscerate enemy creatures by ripping them apart piece by piece as you damage parts of it’s body. Also use it to latch onto enemies as they give you a ride all the while you slow them down with your harpoon. The longer you charge your harpoon, the more damage it deals and the faster it travels.
Evasive Maneuvering – A rechargeable high-octane thruster offers extreme mobility. Depending on how the thruster is used it can behave differently, if timed correctly the thrusters offer a short, medium, or long boost great for out-maneuvering enemies in combat or evading them all together. The thrusters can be enhanced by various ship runes scattered throughout the galaxy. Your thrusters are pivotal to the game’s core gameplay. While the spear is undoubtedly your sword, think of the thrusters as your shield.
Consumables – You’ll come across a large variety of advanced weaponry, runic enchantments, and ancient items throughout your travels; hi-powered bombs, sentry guns, berserker potions, force fields and Thor’s Wrath – a fury of lightning bolts – just to name a few.
Runes – In the deepest parts of the galaxy, mythical enchantments from a time of ages past can be discovered scattered throughout the Blacksea. Huntsman use these enchantments to modify their weapons and ship. Mix and match various rune combinations to create the ultimate weapon. We currently have over 40 runes in the game and plan on having over 100. We expect a total of over a million different rune combinations to be possible by the game’s completion.
For more information check us out on our Kickstarter page here. We hope to see you aboard the Blacksea Odyssey!
-Team Blacksea Odyssey