Montreal, Canada – September 9th, 2021.
The Canada-based indie games developer Autoexec Games today announced with great excitement and delight that they have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming time-bending action-RTS hybrid “Timemelters” (which Autoexec Games did in the hopes of expanding the scope of the title).
While it’s already far into development, with a Steam Early Access launch coming slated for later this year, there are a slew of extra features Autoexec would like to implement that would require additional support.
Directed by Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves co-creator Vincent Blanchard, Timemelters is a completely original action-RTS hybrid that offers both single-player and co-op play throughout its entire 20-mission campaign. You play as a witch, Teagan, trying to stop a mysterious undead uprising from taking over her village in the dark and corrupted land of Hogendale, which is loosely inspired by the events that occurred in Scotland in the 16th century.
Playing from a behind the shoulder third-person perspective, you’re given a host of magical powers ranging from rewinding time to play alongside your past self, raising the dead, recruiting trees to wallop foes, erecting walls, blasting baddies with energy beams, and setting portals to teleport around the map.
Timemelters hosts a huge menagerie of strategic powers that combine immediate third-person character action games with RTS and tower defense gameplay, as you zip around the map setting up defenses using a mix of AI companions, mind-controlled foes, and echoes of your past self. You’ll have to use your full arsenal of magical powers if you’re to protect Hogendale!
Timemelters has been in development for three years and most of the game is in a playable state with about 85% of the single-player campaign completed. The Kickstarter campaign is being used to fund extra features, such as a Challenge Mode that offers extra replay value, voice acting, extra language options, more playable characters, controller support, and even console ports. Furthermore, rewards include beta tests, offering players an opportunity to leave feedback on what changes they’d like to see.
“We truly want this campaign to help create a strong community around Timemelters, with gamers who are as enthusiastic as we are about fine-tuning the game – particularly in its multiplayer modes,” said Autoexec Founder and CEO Vincent Blanchard.
“That’s why we are giving beta access as a reward. We don’t want people to just try out our game; we want to have a real discussion with the community that will help us really evolve the game, allowing Timemelters to reach its full potential.”
What critics are saying:
“I cannot wait to play more. This wonderfully weird thing has classic written all over it.”
“It feels like you’re getting to play tactical general and frontline soldier all at once”
– Edge Magazine
“The mechanics are so clever and unique that they blew my mind a little bit.”
– PC Invasion
More about Timemelters:
Autoexec website: https://www.autoexec-games.com/
Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1096140/Timemelters/
About Autoexec Games
Founded in 2017, Autoexec Games is an indie studio based in Montreal that strives to merge innovative gameplay with rich and unique universes. Its CEO is industry veteran Vincent Blanchard, the co-founder of Artifice Studio and co-designer/producer of Sang-Froid – Tales of Werewolves, which sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide. Autoexec Games aims to create something entirely new, with never before seen mechanics and game rules. Most of all, it seeks to create something fun.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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