Zeboyd Games’s highly anticipated Cosmic Star Heroine is finally available for both Kickstarter backers and the general public. The game is modeled after classic hits like Phantasy Star and Chrono Trigger, and provides a genuine classic feel with loads of content for just $14.99!
The indie JRPG studio also published a launch trailer to announce its release.
In an extended explanation on PlayStation Blog, Zeboyd Games also sold its game through its specialties of a fast pace and excellent balance.
Fast-paced battles are key elements to all of our games. While some of our previous games provided stationary, visible encounter points in maps, you were always taken to a separate static screen for battle gameplay. For Cosmic Star Heroine, we decided it was finally time for enemies to move around the map you explored, who would battle you right where you encounter them.
This lends consistency to the game world, and has the advantage of jumping straight into battles immediately. It also provides the simple but fun mechanic of being able to narrowly skirt by moving enemies to avoid some encounters. It keeps the pace up, it keeps the player grounded in the game world, and it provides opportunities to fight or avoid some battles.
Been waiting a long time for this one
I backed this game knowing that Zeboyd is usually very speedy with the development of excellent games. Before Cosmic Star Heroine came along, the company published Breath of Death VII, Cthulu Saves the World, and both Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness: Episode 3 and 4, managing to keep development under a year for all four games.
Cosmic Star Heroine took a long time to make, but after seeing how much this team can cram into a game in under a year, I’m sure all the extra time it took helped make it one of the best indie titles of the year. Be sure to check out Cosmic Star Heroine on PlayStation 4 and PC.
A PS Vita version will be available somewhere down the line.