Towards The Pantheon is a 2D top down role playing game by developer Connor O.R.T. Linning where four unlikely heroes venture through dangerous worlds and suffer great hardships in order to defeat the source of The Sworn Light at The Pantheon.
Gone are the RPG clichés of potions, wars between elemental gods, and plots about youngsters who accidentally stumble upon a magic power that allows them to save the world. Instead Towards The Pantheon is a unique and unusual game that follows Freyja the warrior, Bam the cat, Mishima the cyborg, and Phenez the ghost on their simultaneously lighthearted, fun, dark, and painful adventure.
Whether it be silent protagonist Freyja searching for self confidence to overcome her mutism, Bam wishing he was back home with his stash of catnip, Mishima’s conflict over whether she must replace her heart with a computer chip in order to fit into her cyberpunk society, or Phenez’ dark struggle for redemption, Towards The Pantheon deals with personal and philosophical topics that all players can relate to.
While the game draws inspiration from a variety of classics ranging from Paper Mario to Silent Hill to Golden Sun, Towards The Pantheon is an ambitious game that aims to leave its own mark of originality. It is currently aiming for release in 2018.
- Ability to switch between the four main characters, each with unique overworld mechanics.
- Turn based combat system where each character has unique battle mechanics.
- A Card/Combo system that allows collectible cards and combos found throughout the world to be used during battle.
- A huge fully connected overworld with an interconnected transportation system.
- More than 10 regions to explore including lush forests, freezing planes of snow, cyberpunk cities, barren wastelands, and an abandoned mansion.
- Dialog and support systems that allow for further character development and stat boosts.
- A full original soundtrack that combines modern production techniques with SNES/GBC/Genesis era synthesizers. The soundtrack will be released as both an Original Soundtrack (~70 minutes) and Complete Soundtrack (containing every song in the game).
- A unique and complex overarching story line that ties together more than 5 races spread over 10 regions, each contributing to a deep and rich lore.
Freyja is a young warrior who has yet to find her self confidence and as a result she has yet to say a word in her life. She is loved by her kin for her passion, dedication, and warm heart. Freyja has been chosen by her elder Wuotan to journey towards The Pantheon and defeat the source of The Sworn Light. Her years of training and hard work can be seen in her impressive melee attack abilities. Freyja‘s battle system uses Health Points (HP) and Stamina Points (SP). Health Points represent her ability to continue fighting. When Freyja‘s HP falls to zero, she will faint and become unable to battle. When Freyja attacks she uses her Stamina Points. Stamina Points are regenerated at the start of every new turn and can be recovered by using Card Combos or items such as Coffee.
Bam is a cat who longs for adventure outside of his university studies. He is known around his town for his whimsical and comical ways, playing pranks on fellow cats, and always going back to get seconds during breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner… and midnight snacks. While he has basic attack skills, Bam‘s strength shines through in his ability to heal and cure both himself and his team mates. Bam‘s battle system uses Health Points (HP) and Energy Points (EP). Health Points represent his ability to continue fighting. When Bam‘s HP falls to zero, he will faint and become unable to battle. When Bam attacks or casts a spell, he uses his Energy Points. Energy Points can be recovered by having Bam sleep for a turn, by using items such as Coffee or Catnip, and certain Card Combos.
Mishima is a cyborg residing in the outskirts of her cyberpunk society from which she has been ostracized. She has not yet decided whether or not to replace her organic heart with a computer chip and as a result struggles with acceptance from her cyborg peers. Although she can often leave a first impression of being shy and distant, Mishima will open up to the right people when comfortable. Mishima has a cybernetic arm that allows her to hack computers, pick locks, and attack in a variety of deadly ways. Mishima‘s battle system uses Central Processing Unit Points (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit Points (GPU). CPU Points represent Mishima‘s hard drive status and ability to keep fighting. As Mishima‘s CPU Points decrease, her hard drive becomes corrupted and she may accidentally attack her team mates or even herself When her CPU Points fall to zero, she is unable to continue in battle. When Mishima attacks she uses her GPU Points. Just like Graphics Processing Units, Mishima is able to decide how many cores to use when attacking. This means that she can use the same attack on any number of enemies at the same time, but this will make use of more GPU Points. GPU Points can be recovered by using special memory management scripts as well as using Items and Card Combos.
Phenez is a ghost from the dark past. He was a part of the army led by legendary warrior Aeternatus, but was unable to fulfill his duties to himself and his people. In his search for redemption and honor, Phenez joins the party and offers his skills in invisibility and dark magic. Phenez‘ battle system uses Necro Points (NP). Necro Points represent his ability to continue fighting. When Phenez‘s NP falls to zero, he will faint and become unable to battle. When Phenez attacks he also uses his Necro Points. This means that his attacks are self destructive, and careful decisions must be made when choosing Phenez‘ attacks. Phenez‘ Necro Points can be replenished by using certain Items and Card Combos.