Akupara Games is an indie developer / producer known for his ambitious forays into multiple genres of digital game storytelling – point-and-click adventures, puzzle RPGs, rhythm brawlers, and platformer. The company is working with Brazil-based developer Little Leo Games to create Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles, a deck building game with villainous mechanics and a “brutal” twist. Literally.
Instead of just collecting and mastering traditional decks of cards, roll six-sided dice to activate a range of skills. Then you take these skills and try to purify / corrupt the enemies you face. Check out the trailer above for gameplay details.
With over six characters to choose from – each with their own play styles – and profound advancements in conjunction with upgrades and classes (you can even create dual classes), you’ve got your job to do with climbing the ladder to face stronger enemies. The 2D graphic style and unit placement UI remind me of the Astria: Ascending graphic. If you like deck building games with a magical touch, then Astrea: Six-Sided Oracles may be the next indie title for you.
The functional overview of Astrea can be read below:
- Strengthen your astrarium – Choose from hundreds of different cubes that suit your preference; reliably safe, perfectly balanced or extremely risky
- Cleaning vs. Corruption – Tactically employ an innate risk-versus-reward system by calming enemies through cleansing, or corrupting yourself to unleash skills that will make the difference
- Choose your path wisely – Loaded with generous blessings to increase your chances of success and encounter waves of enemies hindering your progress, embark on a course through the star system to the source of corruption
- Choose from six brave oracles – Everyone has their own unique dice sets, skills, and play styles
You can now add Astrea to your Steam wishlist. A release date has not been announced.