about kristala

A fledgling Anagativan warrior from one of six clans is called by the ancient, sacred crystal to prove her worth. Beneath the spectral moonlight of Ailur—across desolate swamplands, crumbling ruins, and abandoned villages long forgotten by time—a wicked sickness begins to stir.

 

Are these mutated monstrosities all just part of the test...or could it be there’s something much more sinister at play?

Kristala seamlessly fuses fast, ferocious, 3D combat with smart storytelling and rich, robust RPG mechanics. Uncover and upgrade a multitude of weapons, spells, and additional items as you explore a wild, wonder-filled world shrouded in both mystery and magic.

Come, let us transport you from the confines of your reality into the unbounding, unearthly expanse of the surreal.

DEVELOPER:

ASTRAL CLOCKTOWER STUDIOS

GENRE:

DARK FANTASY ACTION RPG

ENGINE:

UNREAL ENGINE 4  (UE4)

DEMO RELEASE:

EARLY 2020 FOR PC  (ITCH.IO, STEAM)

FUTURE RELEASE:

NINTENDO SWITCH, PLAYSTATION, XBOX

 
 

the clans

Long ago, an ancient, sacred crystal hurtled from the cosmos and violently struck the planet of Ailur, shattering into six uniform pieces. Each piece possessed its own unique brand of magic.

Upon settling, the crystals called out to the creatures of Ailur. Stirred by their calling, the feline-like Anagativa gravitated in hordes to the crystal shard that spoke to them the loudest. It was here they made their home.

Thus, the six clans of Ailur were formed – each one discovering how to harness the powerful magic within its piece of the shattered sacred crystal.

Masters of the natural world and what exists within it, the Nisargans are a gentle and kind clan. They call upon their crystal’s eminence-based magic for protection, but only in times of great need.

Skilled in divination and all things occult, the Myrtunan crystal’s malediction-based magic allows this clan of necromancers to summon the spirits of warriors past to aid them in battle.

The tundra-dwelling Tandarans are skilled hunters and fishers. They summon their crystal’s eminence-based magic to manipulate weather, freezing any enemy who dares to approach.

From the hot magma of their volcanic landscape, the Keozans craft awe-inspiring weaponry. Their crystal’s fiery, malediction-based magic grants them the power of flame and fire in battle.

The Sykomanans are masters of the mind and matter. Their crystal’s heady, malediction-based magic allows them to manipulate time and space, using the power of confusion to thwart their foes.

The pure-hearted Lyuminans seek the energy of light. They use their crystal’s eminence-based magic to gather the energy of the sun and stars, harnessing its power to stun all who dare to oppose.

the objective

Few Anagativa possess the gift of Kristala - the ability to communicate with the magic-infused sacred crystals. To understand their longing. To know their desires.

As one blessed with the gift, you must embark on the quest to becoming a famed Raksaka warrior: keeper of crystals, master of all Ailuran sacred magic.

As you journey clan to clan, seeking out the crystals and overcoming obstacles and enemies along the way, you must discover who - or what - has cursed the creatures of Ailur, mutating them into monstrous, murderous beasts.

Before you can fully master each crystal's magic, you must first defeat the six powerful Shard Guardians that stand watch over them.

When you've completed your Raksaka trial, defeated all enemies, and uncovered who's responsible for the curse, you will have won Kristala.

 

the lore

Each clan believed the magic within its own sacred crystal to be superior to the others. While they first existed in relative harmony together, the clans slowly became weary of one another, fearful one may someday become more powerful than the rest.

But there was much more to fear than themselves. The rodent-like Kotakaya who dwelled in the great cities and towns that lay just beyond Anagativa clan territory craved the magic of the crystals too, and wanted it for themselves. Though the Kotakaya urged the Anagativa to share their magic, they refused.

After many years of growing dissent, a devastating war came to Ailur. The Mad King Edam - crazed leader of the Kotakayan empire - unleashed his army of scientific abominations on the Anagativa in a dastardly attempt to willfully seize what he believed to rightfully be his.

Though heinous and especially brutal, the Mad King's army proved no match for the powerful magic of the crystals. The Anagativa emerged victorious and in turn eradicated the Kotakayan monarchy. Many fled, banished into the shadows, unwilling to accept defeat. Those who remained were forced to adopt the democratic way of the Anagativa and live by their mantra.

For a time...the ugliness of war receded and the voice of the crystals quieted.

Yes, peace had returned to Ailur, but the Anagativa lived in fear of the day when the safety of the crystals would be challenged once more. And so, each clan cast aside its lust for power, joining together in search of a solution.

Eventually, it was decided that the strongest, most magically skilled members of each clan would forego their given clan affiliation and become the first of the famed Raksaka warriors - protectors of the sacred crystals and keepers of all clan knowledge.

 

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