Golden Hour

Golden Hour

Golden hour is a hi-res exploration based pixel art RPG platformer/Metroidvania currently in development for PC (Windows).

 

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Story

After death of king Faragon and the end of Lindgren family reign, the four provinces of the Heratos kingdom are about to break out a war as the four kings want the reign of the whole kingdom for themselves.

Our hero, eighteen year old Arion, gets drafted for a skirmish at the Idessa mine. What seemed to be a mild encounter between two provinces, actually turned into a massive battle for an important strategic spot – as the kings of the remaining two provinces sent in their armies as well.

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At one point, the mine starts to collapse, and only four people, including Arion, survive, getting trapped, without weapons, food, sources of light or a way out. Arion, Lazar, Venegor and Rhea, hopelessly trapped for hours, realize they’re better off trying to cooperate in finding a way out than killing each other.  As they improvise a torch and light a fire, they notice a funny coincidence – they were all carrying a same item in different forms – a fourth of an orb, as a necklace, brooch, pocket watch and a buckle. They join the orbs, summoning a mystic spirit; The spirit shows them a prophecy, warning them what will happen if events continue to unfold this way and a war breaks out: It shows that a fifth side will use the kingdoms weakness to invade all of Heratos; but more importantly, other than a catastrophic war, they each see a devastating personal tragedy. After a handful of rage, denial, cinism and convincing, they agree to abandon their lives, unite and try to stop the war.

mechanism

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Features

  • Unravelling story following a main quest and many tangled side-quests
  • RPG leveling system including four primary and many secondary skills to improve your battle, platforming, crafting and other possibilities
  • Explore a world composed of beautiful hi-res pixel art
  • Destructive environment with special effects and realistic physics
  • Use your enviroment in battle!
  • 6 bindable quick action slots
  • Over 30 spells whose power depends on players levels and skills
  • Variety of melee and ranged weapons
  • Game-altering items and equippables such as potions, magic jewelry, shields and armor
  • Dynamic music following the mood of the game events
  • A dynamic world with 40 levels, consisting of 4 distinctive kingdom-towns, 8 different ground biomes and many under and above ground levels