Kickstarter campaign is now live

Posted by Stealth David   19th November 2018

Enferi is a third person hack and slash ARPG with a unique 1-4 player online co-op experience and split screen support. Fans of the genre can now enjoy the simple, engaging and addictive gameplay of zombie mode games mixed with their favourite genre. No more lengthy catching up to the level and gear of your friends in order to comfortably play with them, just grab a controller and you’re good to go!

Armed with an electrified bastardsword, dual grappling guns and an array of dark magic, players have to survive the horde and their bosses for as long as they can in an increasingly difficult environment. Featuring classic hack and slash gameplay, leaderboards, levelling and permanent death on all mayor platforms, players can soon compete for bragging rights, personal glory or just a fun evening on the couch with friends!

Enferi is live on Kickstarter, check out the trailer below!

Main Features

• Fast paced hack and slash combat with levelling system, allowing you to amplify your magic, dual Winchesters, strength and health.
• Zombie/horde mode gameplay with permanent Death • 1-4 player online co-op
• 1-4 player split screen mode
• Planned release on Steam(PC), Playstation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch
• 4 leaderboards for 1-4 players online co-op • 5-6 stages with different environments and bosses that can be explored by the players. No procedural generated dungeons, every session will be exactly the same to keep the leaderboards balanced.
• Achievements and cosmetic customisation (after early access) • Tutorial level for new players

The game was inspired by the horde mode from Warhammer 40k Space Marine, mixed with the gameplay style from games like Ninja Gaiden, Devil May Cry, Bloodborne and the addictive and fun nature of zombie mode games like Black-Ops or Killing Floor. For years I’ve been waiting for an ARPG that would allow players to enjoy a fast paced realistic looking Hack and Slash game with friends without having to grind and gear-up for hours and days before you could enjoy the game with your friends.

In a world where time is limited, people might not have the time to level-up and just have a few hours per week for some gaming. Which leaves you very little time to enjoy RPG’s, with their deep mechanics and vast locations. RPG’s generally aren’t ideal to play once in a while, like shooters or race games for example.

And this was the idea behind Enferi, the game is designed the be an easy to pick up and hard to master game that can be played for a few hours with your friends or on a solo adventure, without having to spend a lot of time setting up. Enferi is best viewed as the hack and slash counterpart of zombie mode games like Black Ops and Killing Floor. Every player has an equal chance to be on top of the board, even if you’ve spend hours, days or weeks grinding, all players start at the same level and with the same stats. That way, it all comes down to the player’s skills and not their time spend in the game.

Players begin the game session in the first stage of Enferi, players have to survive the demonic Enferi until the first boss will spawn. This boss has to be beaten in 5 minutes in order to advance to the next stage. In the meantime, players will earn experience points, that they can use to level-up their characters that tailor their playstyle or the needs of the team. If the players die and don’t receive a revive from their teammates, the session ends. Once the session has ended, the players start all over again, from the first stage, with their levels reset. The game will feature permanent death.

Permanent Death might seem like a harsh or scary game mechanic, but the game isn’t meant to be completed by the players. The game will feature leaderboards to see which players can outlast the Enferi the longest. Players can fight for the first place in the most difficult leaderboard, the solo session, try and beat their own personal record, or invite a friend and beat the co-op leaderboards together. Got some friends over? No problem, just give them a gamepad and enjoy the game in split screen mode up to 4 players!

The World of Enferi

The game will take place in the dungeons of the Enferi, the players will start in the first stage of these dungeons. Once the boss has been defeated, the player descend to the next stage and delve deeper into the dungeons. Each stage will be indoors to make full use of the movement mechanics of the grappling hooks. The stages will feature separate environments that can be used to the players advantage. The level shown in the trailer will give you an idea of the style of the environments. The final version of the stage will be bigger to accommodate 4 players, as the current stage might get a bit crowded.

On release, the game will feature Tier 1 of the Enferi stages, as described above. Once the game has been released and has acquired a large user base, work will begin on creating more Tiers that the players can enjoy. These additional Tiers will be added to the game in the form of Downloadable Content, for a small fee. The player is in no way obligated to acquire these Tiers, as the game can still be played without these Tiers, they only won’t have access to these Tiers, their leaderboards and perhaps even their separate game modes.

If sounds like a good idea and you want to find out how you can help this amazing small developer use the links below! Some of my best Xbox One memories are from games made by small or even one man developers!

The Hatchling Games started out in the beginning of this year, with Enferi being its first project. Currently it’s a solo operation, but with your help in the Kickstarter campaign, that is about to change. Learn more at www.enferi.com or www.thehatchlinggames.com.

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Kickstarter link if you want to help this game get made!

    DeraesPieterjan 8 Jan 2019 04:42 pm

    That looks like it'd be right up my alley! I'll definitely have to keep an eye out 😁

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