Indie developer, NostalgiCo has teamed up with ATLUS to bring their crowd-funded Action-RPG, Cyamore, to the Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and PC in summer of 2016. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter for $242,309 in 2013, but was forced to change the release date in 2014 to “TBA”. Since that time, NostalgiCo has been in contact with ATLUS in hopes of picking up the company as a publisher.
Why did we choose Atlus?
Well, we collectively feel that Cryamore fits right at home with Atlus’ core demographic, and Atlus feltthis way too. As hinted previously, we have been fans of their catalog of games for decades, so it seems only natural to choose them. We’ve been contacted by many other publishers during the past 2 and a half years, but their enthusiasm and mutual respect made them feel like the right fit for our team.
For those who have contributed to NostalgiCo’s kickstarter, the company provided a small FAQ as to what their partnership means for contributors with rewards:
- “Oh no, does this mean that the game is getting gutted/losing original vision/will be taken over now!?” Not at all! We retain full control of our IP and the development process. The entire reason Atlus reached out to us in the first place was because they liked the property, not because they wanted to overhaul it! Rest assured, this is purely a publishing deal.
- Platforms Will Change Though! Because we are now releasing in 2016, it was mutually agreed upon that we need to rethink our release platforms. As such, Cryamore will be released on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PS4, and the Wii U. You will be free to switch your initial platform preference to whichever choice you like. Also, we are finding that the title is a bit too complex for touch devices, so the iOS and Android versions are likely to be cut from the initial release, so we can focus on the primary platforms.
- “What is going to change about the project here on Kickstarter?” Nothing at all. We’re going to do our best to keep up and give you information involving the game’s development right here, as always.
- “What about my rewards?” Everyone who backed the game for a specific reward (for example, the game itself) is still going to receive their reward! You will not have to pay again (unless you want to pay for another copy, which we wouldn’t mind). This also does not change anything regarding physical rewards, such as the art book, figurines, etc. DRM-free will still be an option, as well.
With their next step out of the way, NostalgiCo can provide a more concrete release date for their game. A demo for the game is also expected to hit this October.
For those who want to check out video progress of their game, NostalgiCo has posted a few video updates on Cryamore.