Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark Brings a Spiritual Successor to Final Fantasy Tactics

Indie Duo Aims for a Complete RPG Experience with Crowdfunding

Kickstarter is a chest of gems when it comes to game projects, and it looks like we found another one, something fans of old-school RPG and turn-based tactics can get behind. Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark looks to deliver everything great about the classic genre, yet with some additional features. Here’s the rundown.

Fell Seal is a game being developed by a passionate team of two, a married couple with years of experience in the gaming industry. The project offers everything we can love about classic RPGs: story, intricate level design, character customization, and all the bells and whistles that make for a great adventure. And when it comes to gameplay features, there’s enough to keep you engrossed for hours upon hours. As the developers reveal on their page, it includes “20+ classes, 200+ abilities, 240+ pieces of gear and 40+ different gorgeous environments with full elevation and topology. We’re aiming at a 25-35 hours normal playthrough, with 10+ hours of optional end-game content.”

2D environments in Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark are hand-drawn, facilitating that old-school feel. The title is inspired by and takes cues from Final Fantasy Tactics and Tactics Ogre. Every stretch goal met Kickstarter paves the way for improved features; for example, there would be room for more Sprite animations. But as it sits, there is a full-blown story with great attention to the characters, dialogue, and even cut-scenes. You can see for yourself in the playable demo, which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. With the demo, you’ll also get a taste of the musical score.

Music on Fell Seal is being composed by award-winning film and game composer Jan Morgenstern. He’s worked on many titles over the years and has been hired to deliver his special melodies to this project. His original score provides the cherry on top to what already looks to be a promising venture. Thus, if you yourself want to see the game meet its potential, you can learn more on the official Kickstarter page.

If Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark meets its goals, we look forward to following its progress all the way to launch. Check back for updates and news on similar indie titles as the days go by. Until then and beyond,

Happy gaming.