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Nectira
 
 
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Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Oct 10, 2014 @ 7:10am
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Description
Release date: Early Access: 2016, Full Release: 2017
Nectira is an indie, retro action-adventure game which will include free-form tower defense elements, fast-paced combat, upgradable skills, unique power-ups, randomized traps to unlock, fresh story about healing the world and repopulating it with extinct creatures, and procedurally generated realms to explore and reclaim.

Nectira created and tasked by the last mortal Raetian to reclaim the 6 Realms of Raeos from hoards of the invading Yarku race, using her gift of regeneration, a vast assortment of traps, and powerful combat abilities.

Each realm will provide a freshly randomized set of traps to unlock, generated battlefields to reclaim, Yarku mobs to fight, unique landmasses to explore, and a boss to defeat for the revival of an extinct native species.

Planned Features:
  • Hundreds of Trap Combinations
  • Endless Realms (Stages), Generated from Seven Environment Types
  • Procedurally Generated Battlefields (Levels)
  • Handcrafted Boss Battles in the Style of Retro Zelda Bosses
  • 16 Ways to Upgrade and Customize Nectira, Using Collected Sap
  • Story that Unfolds as Level and Stage Victories Heal the World and Revive Raeos' Lost Creatures
  • Hoards of Uniquely Vile Yarku to Battle
  • Encounter Roaming Yarku Mobs, to Fight for Extra Sap
  • Full Controller Support Available
  • Pixel Art and Digital Music, Reminiscent of the SNES/Genesis Era
  • Frequent Updates via Early Access: Enjoy the Game as it Evolves!


Arsenal of Traps:

Every trap learned is a combination of a form and an element, providing hundreds of potential traps to learn. All of the 15 different trap types designed deal damage in different ways, while the 15 elements designed enhance every trap, and carry thier own special effect or power.

Every trap unlocked will become a unique piece of strategic leverage, which you'll need to combine with many others to defeat the invaders and heal Raeos.

Banish hoards of diverse Yarku by arranging traps on the battlefield however you like. Strategically plant traps anywhere on the healed ground, which Nectira grows, spreads and restores with her life-giving tail.

Experiment with different formations and combinations of traps to develop your own strategy, adapting to the unique assortment you gain in each realm, and progressively harder Yarku you'll face.


Battles for Raeos:

Nectira gains the dew she needs to plant traps by growing grass (or other ground cover in some biomes). The challenge is to keep it alive so it can keep producing dew, while the Yarku naturally carve a path of corruption anywhere they roam.

The ground cover Nectira grows also heals the "Celiem Vine" of an area, a life force that gains its growth and power from the increase of natural life around it. If Nectira can grow enough grass, and/or plant enough traps, the Celiem Vine will be fully generated and banish all the remaining Yarku in the area, with a blast of healing energy. This echoing blast will also heal a large area of wilderness around the level. It's then that the Celiem Vine opens paths to other battlefields and creates two more (randomized) traps, one of which Nectira chooses to add to her arsenal.

If Nectira can't manage to establish enough growth while the enemy is attacking, she will have to hold her position and fight the Yarku until their morale is depleted. As your traps and their elemental powers inhibit and banish dozens of Yarku, blast a variety of projectiles from Nectira's mouth, to take out Yarku from afar, or jump in the action and bash the Yarku around with Nectira's tail. Along the way, Nectira will grow stronger and learn a number of special moves to bring devastation on legions of Yarku at a time. Spend your collection of sap, earned through slaying Yarku and healing levels, to upgrade Nectira the way you like!


Restoring the World:

There will be 6 Realms of Raeos, plus one other-worldly realm. Each realm will present environmental benefits and hazards, deepening replayability, changing the scenary, and requiring you to mix up your strategy.

Explore a newly-generated realm, from the many types to unlock, any time, to slowly reclaim the world and cultivate Nectira into the hero that Raeos needs. As you heal the endlessly-unique stages of the world, you'll awaken natural forces once lost to the corruption, and repopulate Raeos with previously extinct species!

Revived creatures and the powers of this mysterious world will appear on the battlefield from time to time, while others can be summoned, as a result of the realms you've healed! From bugs that give powerups, natural hunters that will protect thier turf, to mystical and poweful beings; the creatures you repopulate Raeos with will provide an invaluable benefit, as the Yarku harden their tactics and develop more advanced and cunning forces themselves!


Thank you for your interest in Nectira, and for your Greenlight vote!

Nectira is anticipated to be available through Steam's Early Access program in the Fall of 2014, expected to sell for around $10 USD, then and at full release, anticipated in early 2015.

This game is also being considered for release on other platforms, and in other languages. (Please Vote "Yes" and make your voice heard, if you are interested).

Popular Discussions View All (2)
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Oct 11, 2014 @ 1:31am
nice game
Ghost
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Oct 18, 2014 @ 7:29pm
Sign Up for Alpha!
adam_jd
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ren_arrais Nov 23, 2015 @ 11:51am 
Nice game! YES!
Mr. Farkas Sep 29, 2015 @ 11:06am 
Good game. Voted
adam_jd  [author] Jun 27, 2015 @ 8:11am 
This game has made some major progress over the past few months. I'm excited to share all the latest changes as we get closer to some sort of Alpha phase of development. Until then, here's what you can expect:

-Lots of new traps and elements added to the random generations available.
-Multiple biomes, each with unique traps and elements
-More diverse breeds of Yarku, including special units with unique abilities
-Redesigned Nectira appearance with 12 alternate colors, corresponding to 12 "Gems" (special abilities)
-Large Overworld map to explore, populated by randomized islands (which each can be explored through randomized battlefields).
-Much More...

I'll update this whole page soon. Thank you for the votes!
Tapewormz Jun 25, 2015 @ 5:46pm 
Voted yes, which is rare for me and Greenlight.
Truckdaddy42 Jan 7, 2015 @ 5:46am 
Voted
Truckdaddy42 Jan 7, 2015 @ 5:45am 
It's nice but it has room for improvement
Smer4 Nov 16, 2014 @ 10:12am 
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Cool game! vote please for mine too. Thanks in advance!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=341299194
Looks good, voted! :acduck:
adam_jd  [author] Oct 29, 2014 @ 6:11am 
Thank you for your support and solid input on Nectira's design (TL and DB).

I agree that she could use some redesigning, and have a few ideas on how to make her a more aesthetically pleasing protagonist. :)

I REALLY appreciate the feedback!
Dangerous Beans Oct 29, 2014 @ 3:59am 
Game looks good. MC looks disturbing. Thumbs up, but please redesign the MC.