Ambrov X, a story-driven, cross-platform science fiction RPG set in the universe of Sime~Gen, has landed on Kickstarter, and the $750,000 stretch goal will bring on former BioWare writer Jennifer Hepler.
Ambrov X is an five episode RPG in which your relationship and emotional ties with a single-bonded companion character take precedence.
The single-player, action role-playing game will contain difficult decisions that "truly alter the flow of story and quests," and is fully voiced with cinematic dialogue scenes.
Players can choose their gender and from the two human sub-species Sime and Gen. Classes such as the Endowed, the Monk, the Agent and the Sentinel can be chosen and all weapon and armor can be modified through the crafting system.
The game features a companion system that is lore appropriate and is being developed in the Unity engine for Linux, Mac, and PC with alternate releases for iOS, Android, PS4 and Xbox to be released at a later date.
Ambrov X is being developed by Loreful, an independent game developer out of Cincinnati, Ohio founded in 2012 by creative director Aharon Cagle. The firm also includes lead game designer Ben Steel who worked on such titles as Guild Wars 2, where he served as an Event Designer.
Helper said what drew her to the project, which she at first skeptical of as she thought was a "Mass Effect rip-off", was the source material and how "intense" the game relationship could be if "your followers if they were more than friends, more than romances – if they were both a part of your soul and the greatest threat to it."
Her thoughts on the project can be read through the update on the Kickstarter page.
At press time, the Kickstarter has 29 days left on the clock and 200 backers have already pledged $25,811 to the initial $500,000 goal.