I spend a lot of time browsing through indie games and games still early in development—flipping through Web pages, searching through forums, and seeing a lot of… interesting projects. But every now and then a game just makes me stop for a moment, watch every video it has, and just stare at its art. Maker’s Tale is one such game.
The game, being developed by two people, is still in early development, but is nearing a playable release. Information is still scarce, but the developers state “Maker’s Tale game play takes place on a tabletop board game that has sprung to life in the imagination of a young boy named Maker.”
The tabletop board game style is really interesting. It has the usual grid-based board, only in full 3D that changes according to the in-game time. Animations looks smooth, characters and monsters have a cartoonish charm to them.
The game itself is a blend of fantasy RTS combat, but with a sandbox environment that lets players rebuild the level as they play.
We’ll keep you updated on this one, but in the meantime check out the video and a few of the screenshots below.