It's Hard To Believe This Is An Indie RPG

This is Shiness, an upcoming role-playing game by a team of independent French developers. It looks... phenomenal. This could certainly pass for a big-budget JRPG.

The folks behind the game are asking for $US100,000 on Kickstarter, and while I'm growing more and more sceptical of crowdfunded projects with each passing day, it's hard not to be impressed by this one. Their page is full of art and details -- the game is ambitious, to say the least -- and they say they have been working on Shiness for quite some time now.

Producer Hazem Hawash told me his team of 15 people have been developing Shiness on the Unreal Engine for three years -- without a budget. Hard to believe, right? Check out the Kickstarter page for a very large list of specifics, or just marvel at the above trailer. Shiness will be out next year for PC and Mac, Hawash says. Hope that happens.


    Wow. Just amazing. Consider it a day one purchase by me. Fighting system reminds me of Xenogears! So yep Im IN!

    while I’m growing more and more sceptical of crowdfunded projects with each passing day
    why because a few fail ?

      He's an awful, lazy writer who stirs up fake controversy to get hits. Rubbish.

    the music's great, reminds me a lot of Chrono Cross, with a bit of naruto anime vibe to it

    Holy shit looks so great. Take my pledge money!

    EDIT: Just pledged $65 tier woo

    Last edited 10/05/14 1:11 pm

    Wow! Just, wow! I'd love for PS4 to pick this up as well.

    I just can't deal with an all furry cast.

      Oh no! This game has animals that look and behave somewhat like people, and because there is a small, tangentially related internet subculture of people who find animals with humanoid characteristics sexually attractive, this game is now ruined!

      How did you even deal with anything from the PS1/N64 era? It was anthropomorphic protagonists all the way down.

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