If you have never heard about King of Dragon Pass, well then you have missed out on something special. Or maybe it was after your time.
Regardless, before we get into Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind (Release date June 28th), let me take you back in time to 1999.
King of Dragon Pass was originally released in 99 and it was one incredible RPG developed by ‘A Sharp’ for desktops.
The game is unique because it’s firstly, a choose-your-own-adventure game which was a mash-up of text-based and menu-driven elements.
The iOS version was later released in 2011 which maintained the games’ core gameplay structure.
King of Dragon Pass is not a game you play for its graphics. Because there are none in a way. The game is basically static art.
And it involves a lot of reading (a lot). Most of you are thinking of running far away from this game right now.
But trust me when I say this. YOU WILL BE MISSING OUT.
King of Dragon Pass is full of depth and it you will be rewarded handsomely should you choose to take on the journey.
For being such a niche game, King of Dragon Pass did extremely well when it was released on the mobile platform selling over 30K copies. The game wasn’t cheap either, 10 bucks a pop, and I’d say that’s success.
It was back in 2014, A Sharp announced that they were working on the successor to the 2011 success, KODP and that it will be called Six Ages.
We knew this games will take some time to see the light of day, but definitely did not expect it to take seven long years.
Given the depth that King of Dragon Pass had, we knew the developers will put a lot of effort into making sure that its successor would improve on it in every single aspect.
After a long development period Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind will finally be released on June 28th, 2018.
Check out the trailer below:
The story of King of Dragon Pass took place in the fictional universe created by Greg Stafford in the 1960’s called Glorantha, and the story of Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind is set to unravel in the same magical place.
From what has been announced, Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind will take place 2000 years before the story of King of Dragon Pass and will explore a different part of Glorantha.
Additional features announced:
- Short-story elements
- 400+ interactive scenes
- Built-in note-taking
To name a few….
The gorgeous hand-painted artwork will be a key feature in this game as well, and Six Ages is set to have over 468k words of text.
Same as KODP, Six Ages will have the VoiceOver feature for Blind players (for iOS).
Most of the same team from the original was a part of the Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind project as they wanted the game to have the same ‘essence’ if you must.
However, with the addition of better software available now, it will be interesting to see how they have incorporated that to improve gameplay.
Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind will be released on 28th June 2018 with pre-orders starting on June 21st for $9.99.
The game will debut on other platforms in 2019.