It truly is rare on the mobile gaming scene, whether indie or otherwise, to find a game that you can count among your favorites and “enjoy for many years”. In fact, for some people, it may never happen at all. However, this is exactly what Dinofarm Games is promising with their upcoming title Auro.
Auro will be a turn-based dungeon crawler, described by the developers as comfortable for fans of both Final Fantasy Tactics and Diablo. The story is centered on Auro, a spoiled young prince who has never worked a day in his life. When the king, at the behest of the royal scholar Quillsh, finally stands up to his son, Auro is sent on a journey into the kingdom’s sewers. In true heroic fashion, he ignores Quillsh’s many warnings and unleashes an “ancient evil that may spell the end for his people”.
As the player, you will be tasked with combating this evil across three different modes of play: Normal Game, Story Mode and Puzzle Mode. Each mode will feature quick, pick-up-and-play action designed for quick bursts of play and endless replayability. You will be able to develop Auro’s combat abilities however you see fit, with the ability to pursue multiple skill trees including destructive fire abilities and sneaky evasion tactics.
Auro is being developed for the iOS, Android operating system, Window, Mac and Linux, and will feature cross-platform play between them all.
The game has been in development for more than a year, but the creators have turned to Kickstarter in order to fund the rest of the project and make their deadline of “late 2012”. As is usual for Kickstarter, different tiers of contribution will be rewarded with various rewards, ranging from a t-shirt for a $100 pledge to a personalized, playable class based on you for $500. At the moment, Dinofarm Games is halfway to their $7,500 goal, which must be reached by June 29.
Auro talks a big talk, but if it can back up its words with solid results, every contribution will be worth it. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Kickstarter and give them some, anything!
You can learn more about Dinofarm Games, including their previous game 100 Rogues, by visiting their official website.