The long wait for the long-anticipated time travel RPG Cris Tales it’s finally over. After seven years of development, we’ve reflected on how much work has gone into this overly ambitious indie project. The developers of the Colombian studio Dreams Uncorporated have made it clear from day one how passionate they are about this project and have not made sacrifices to bring it to life with their unique vision – and this is no exaggeration. With an entire world in the game explorable into the past, present and future with drastic changes possible because of the choices you make throughout history, almost every ship, character and enemy needed to be drawn and animated three times.
Ultimately it is that attention to detail that has made this such an inspiring and enjoyable project to be a part of. For them, Cris Tales it’s more than just a turn-based RPG, but an all-encompassing amalgamation of indie games and Colombian culture, which has inspired many of the designs and locations of the characters you’ll explore in the game.
The overwhelming support we have received in recent years from the community is what has kept the team going. From sharing fan art on social media to meeting us in person at PAX and E3 to leaving comments on new trailers and even cosplaying as your favorite characters, fan support is been a major contributor to making this game what it is today.
Time to meet new friends
After a young orphan named Crisbell becomes a beginner time magician, she is spotted by Matias, a sympathetic frog companion, of a disastrous fate awaiting his world. Determined to save his home, Crisbell has to build a brigade of colorful companions to prevent the Time Empress and his vision of a future cataclysm. On his journey, he will recruit Christopher the Mage Warrior, the defensive expert who uses a splitshield, Willhelm the Child Mage who commands magic to support his party, Zas the Wild Card who attacks with an assortment of items based on fortune , and JKR-721, an android that uses its increased speed to channel electricity to trigger a flood of attacks. Up to three members can be active at your party at a time, so mix and match your favorites!
Change the Past to Change the Present and Save the Future
Crisbell’s ability as a time magician will allow you to see the past, present and future all on one screen simultaneously. When exploring the different realms, these triangular panels give you a window into each of these periods, so that Matias can interact directly by jumping between them. These updates in real time, so the decisions you make in various missions and secondary questions will show the ramifications of your actions in the three time zones. Every choice you make will influence how the world develops, and you can witness how these choices shape the future instantly, for better or for worse.
A Single Turn-Based Combat Spin
These unique time properties also apply to combat. Throwing an enemy in the past or in the future can manipulate their age, making them younger and inexperienced, able to do less damage, or old and fragile, dropping their defenses. This power can also be combined with the skills of your party members – inflicting Willhelm’s poison on an enemy doing damage multiple times can be applied all at once if the enemy is launched in the future, taking great damage. by bursting, and preventing them from healing him. Similarly, a heavily armed enemy struck with the water magic of Christopher may be launched in the future, where water will cause the armor to grow rusty, lowering its defensive properties. However, some enemies can become stronger over time – an old wounded monster cast in the past can become more agile and aggressive. Knowing how your party’s abilities will synergize and how time manipulation will influence different enemies will become crucial to surviving some of the game’s toughest fights. We encourage you to experiment with all the different combinations to find your strategies
Cris Tales‘A vibrant world has so much to do and see it’s almost impossible to see it all the first time. With the ability to observe how the world has grown and changed, everyone including the underlying characters will have their own story to tell. A walk through a soldier in town will make him look like a young man who trained in the past, a soldier destined for the present, and an old man retired and scarred in battle in the future, all in a matter of seconds. Maybe you can even fight him in the present only to mysteriously notice him missing in the future. Whatever choice you make, we hope everyone enjoys their time Cris Tales.
Cris Tales is a magnificent indie love letter to the JRPG classics with a new perspective. Look at the past, act in the present, and watch as your choices dynamically change the future – all on one screen as you play! Join the new Awake Time Mage Crisbell and his fantastic companions in a fantasy world facing a sad future. The powerful Empress of Time and her forces threaten to create a cataclysm that will destroy Crystallis and the other four Kingdoms of the region. To stop the Empress of Time and rewrite the future of the earth, you will embark on a harrowing journey through the kingdoms, gathering and recruiting powerful allies to help in the fight. Master your abilities and Crisbell’s unique Magic Time to overcome powerful enemies – send them into the past to face their weaker, younger ones, send an enemy into a future where they will succumb to all the damage of a poison applied in the present , or create your own strategies in this unique combat system. As Crisbell’s powers grow, you will make choices with far-reaching consequences for the people you meet – consequences that will have an impact on the world you will experience in real time during your journey. Each character, NPC, enemy, and even Kingdom has a past, a present, and one or more futures, depending on your actions! The beautifully hand-drawn 2D art is animated frame by frame to bring to life the possibilities of branching into more than 20 hours of play. Experience a unique combination of branched stories, innovative combat, and classic RPG excitement in Cris Tales ’exciting and unforgettable exploration of how our actions represent themselves over time. Key Features • A Love Letter to JRPG Classics – Inspired by timeless JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Valkyrie Profile, and modern classics like Bravely Default and Persona 5, meet and recruit a unique cast of Teammates, challenge a myriad of enemies, and make your way to an expansive world. • Try the Past, Present and Future Simultaneously – Discover and learn from the past, decide on actions in the present, and alter the course of the future in ways that reshape the world dynamically according to the choices you make. • Master Strategic Turn-Based Combat – Warp your enemies in the past or in the future, synchronize attacks for improved group skills, and master attack and defense time to go beyond the limits of your party in combat. • Discover a Fascinating Story & Characters – The Empress’s plot to destroy the world is complex and stratified. Use your ingenuity and recruit powerful allies in the world to discover and undo their multi-faceted web and make your way to the True End of this enchanting story. • Discover a Beautiful World – Get on board an airship or boat and traverse this artisanal, dark fairy-tale world. From the luminous kingdom of Cristalisi to the slums of Santa Chiara, discover every unique place and shape its future ”.