The first two episodes of Valiant Game Studio's roaring twenties inspired RPG, Pendula Swing, are now available via Steam.
Featuring fantasy themes, players of Pendula Swing will find goblins, dwarves, and orcs in a unique setting that the game's developers call "Tolkien meets The Great Gatsby."
Valiant Game Studio says each episode last approximately 40-60 minutes. These first two episodes lay out the story, introduce the protagonist, and give background for the current events. The game is rendered in the art deco style made popular in the 1920s.
“What has already been quite a journey for us begins today for players, and we are so excited to unveil Pendula Swing on Steam,” said Anna Jenelius, CEO and Creative Director of Valiant Game Studio. “We set out to make a game that discusses some of the sensitive social issues that face society, in such a way that players are faced with sometimes difficult choices to progress through the game’s deep storyline.”
The game's first episode, Tired and Retired, introduces the protagonist, Brialynne Donu Tenúm, a once famous dwarven hero who saved the world 400 years ago and is forced to interrupt her indefinite retirement when she discovers that an important artifact has been stolen. The world she knew four centuries ago has changed, however, as strange music, completely new and flamboyant fashion, fast moving steel horses, as well as goblins and orcs now roam the streets in broad daylight. Players must unlock areas of the town of Duberdon to solve problems and help Brialynne make heads or tails of this new world in order to find and recover her axe. It's a task that turns out to be much more difficult that she had originally thought.
The first episode of Pendula Swing is a free download and the second is priced at $4.99 USD. Five more episodes are planned and are expected to roll out over the course of the next year. A season pass is also available for players for $24.99 and provides access to all of Pendula Swing's episodes as they become available.