In the latest Kickstarter news, the producer of Planescape: Torment, Guido Henkel, has started up a fund for a new RPG he’s calling Thorvalla. Teaming up with Neal Hallford, whose credits include Betrayal at Krondor and Dungeon Siege, they have a reputation for RPGs that can be relied on. So what’s Thorvalla all about?
Steeped in Norse mythology, Thorvalla will be a party-based single-player game harking back to RPGs of old. But on top of the Norse veneer there are also elements of high-fantasy, such as the dragons you can harness and fly, and a world rich with magic. But the world of Thorvalla isn’t all Nordic. There are other cultures filling the world including a tribal people not-unlike the Native Americans, and a rich colourful people with a heavy Asian influence.
All in all, Thorvalla sounds very much like breathing new life into the Baldur’s Gates and Planescapes we know and love but haven’t seen for many a year. Check out it’s Kickstarter fund for yourself. There’s still 28 days left on the clock, so we can totally make the $1 million they’re hoping for. But the fund isn’t in a great place at the moment. If this sounds like something you or your friends would enjoy, make sure you pledge, and encourage others to give it a shot too. I think this could be a great game, but we’ve got to reach that goal if we want to see it in action! Don’t you want to fly a dragon?