Poetic Studio officially announced this week that the turn-based, psychological RPG, Sacred Fire, has entered Steam Greenlight. The planned narrative, indie RPG features voice actor Doug Cockle, most famous for his work as Geralt of Rivia for The Witcher video game franchise.
The project is a game of survival, power and home. Players have to lead a band of resistance fighters in ancient Caledonia and take on invading forces of the Roman Empire. Players will have to gain political influence and find an inner balance in a struggle for survival.
The game marks the ambitious debut for Poetic Studio, who are opting for a realistic setting over a fantasy or medieval fantasy type of setting. The game is set to be centered on risk-based choices and combat. Poetic Studio is promising that players can resolve conflicts through the Emotions & Motivations storytelling platform using a combination of skill, smarts, and empathy. The game will emphasize players building a strong personality to win respect with bravery in combat and also set traps for their opponents.
Additionally, Poetic Studio is also prepping a Kickstarter campaign for the game that is set to kick off in March. You can check out the Steam Greenlight campaign at this link. You can also check out a gameplay teaser trailer, with some of Cockle’s excellent voice work below.