On Thursday (2/2), Indonesian Developer Gambir Studio and UK-based game publisher PQube released the demo of Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur. The demo is available on Steam, while the full version of the game will be released in 2023 on Steam, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, and Nintendo Switch.
The developer describes Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur as a rogue-lite action romp based on the Arthurian story and Knights of the Round Table legends. The game is originally a remake of a 2013 hack-n-slash action Flash game titled Knight vs Giant. The developer then remade the game using a new engine with improved gameplay and graphics.
The game is set in a kingdom that is destroyed by giants. Fearing the giants may bring calamity to the rest of the world, the royal wizard Merlin tried to seal the Void Giant back to the Astral Dimension, unintentionally banishing the entire kingdom with it.
The player will play as a legendary hero who has to restore the Kingdom. The game will feature randomly generated maps and more than 100 active and passive skills which you can receive as blessings from the legendary knight.
Here are the game feature listed on their Steam page:
- Defeat Monster and Giants.
Giant bosses await you outside Camelot. At the end of each area, you must fight one of three mighty giants equipped with devastating attacks and tons of HP. On your way to these dangerous battles, you’ll encounter the mischievous monsters inhabiting the area around the kingdom. Once normal, peaceful creatures, they have turned evil as Camelot faced the giants’ attack. Engage in combat with these monsters and defeat them with your broken Excalibur.
- Restore the Kingdom.
The kingdom of Camelot is in ruins after the catastrophic attack. Restore it to its former glory by defeating giants and bringing back many of its surviving inhabitants who have been scattered across the Astral Dimension. Restoration works will help you advance in the story and will unlock features aiding you on your adventure.
- Count your Blessings.
On your mission, you can choose from several power-ups by selecting one out of three blessings. Overall, there are more than 100 active and passive skills which you can receive as blessings from the legendary knights who perished in Camelot’s destruction. Choose carefully, some abilities may be the most useful when equipped with a certain weapon.
- Randomly Generated Maps.
The beautifully hand-drawn map will randomly generate itself every time you are transported from the kingdom to its surrounding areas. This way, as you explore the Astral Dimension, no two runs will be the same and saving the world won’t get boring.
- Help and Recruit Survivors.
On your adventure, you will encounter various NPCs who might be able to help you on your mission to save the kingdom. While some will aid you, others can be recruited and sent back to Camelot.
Gambir Studio is an Indonesian game developer based in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. Founded in 2016, Gambir studio has released 12 titles on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. While the studio has previously developed games for browsers, Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur will be their first game developed for the desktop and console platforms.
PQube is a UK game publisher that has published some Indonesian games. Prior to Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur, PQube also published Studio Namaapa’s Ciel Fledge, Twin Hearts’ Kitaria Fables, Agate’s Valthirian Arc: Hero School Story series, and MassHive Media’s Potion Permit. PQube was also listed as the publisher of Mojiken Studio’s A Space for the Unbound with Toge Production. However, Mojiken Studio and Toge Productions have ceased their collaboration with PQube due to a dispute.
The Indonesian Anime Times