A downloadable game for Windows

A Victorian Steampunk RPG where saving the Kingdom requires more than just brains and brawn: you also need to talk to people! Featuring a debate battle system, talk, debate, convince and negotiate with NPCs in order to save the country!

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A decade ago, a devastating civil war rocked the country of Gataela. Though the country has recovered, the victims have not, and Zack - one of these - heads to the local Lord to request aid. However, along his way, his journey leads him as far as the capital, stirring up the old flames of war.

Travel the country, talk to the locals, and convince them to help you!

The game focuses on exploring and talking to NPCs. There is your common JRPG gameplay elements, such as turn-based battles, skits, and so on, but the game largely focuses on stopping to smell the flowers. Who knows if that child complaining about a bully will lead you to discovering something that could change the course of the country!

  • Two Battle Systems: Timed turn-based, and Debate battles where you can negotiate, convince, and debate with NPCs
  • Speaking to NPCs is important: NPCs can give you the facts you need to back up your arguments in debates
  • Skits: Get to know more about the characters and the world
  • Skills level up with you: The more you use a skill, the better you'll get at it
  • Point allocation: Distribute points each time you level up and build your party however you want
  • No Magic: Use gunpowder and science to craft items which can help you get out of a pinch
  • Costumes: Changing your outfit will also change your overworld's appearance, and their appearance in skits

Q: Can I do a Let's Play/Review/Stream of the demo?

A: Yep! Go for it! We'd also love to see it~

Q: What are the minimum requirements to play the demo?

A: Windows 7, 8 or 10 with at least 8GB of RAM.

Q: Is this an RPGMaker game?

A: Nope! Gataela is built using Cocos2dx, a C++ open source game engine.

Q. I'm getting stuck with debates/I don't know what to do next!

A. Here's a spoiler-free guide with some general hints.

Q: How long is the demo? How long will the final game be?

A: The demo is approximately 3-5 hours long depending on your familiarity with RPGs. Based off that, the final game will be around 30-50 hours long.

More information

Published Feb 21, 2017
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(2)
AuthorAtemly Games
GenreRole Playing
TagsJRPG, meaningful-choices, Singleplayer, Steampunk
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Twitter, Forum

Install instructions

Unzip the file, and double-click on Gataela.exe. You can also run the exe from bin\Gataela.exe. If you receive any errors in running the exe, check README.txt first.

Download

Download
GataelaDemo_2017-07-13.zip 234 MB

Comments

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Really neat game!


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I really enjoyed playing this game, and I'm really excited to see what comes next! There are a couple hitches in the gameplay, but I really like the direction it's going!

Here's a video of my gameplay:

(Video will be up February 27, 4:00 PM EST)

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And you should learn how this game solves collisions around edges.


I'm not too sure what you mean (and your link doesn't work?), but I do know that I need to fix a bug with the collisions, there's just a significant hiccup in getting it done. (Also thank you for the Z sorting bug)

Oh, excuse me and I've updated my comment.

Thanks a lot. I'll look into putting that in.

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a bug with depth sorting

http://imgur.com/a/X25g8

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I know I've posted this like everywhere I can but... I really do like this game so far and with a few improvements it will be so amazing! I've enjoyed what I have played so far. I can't wait for the release and I hope it gets greenlit!



Thanks a lot! I'm glad you're enjoying it! I watched it ♥ I'm looking forward to the rest :)