Ivent Games want you to celebrate the launch of their sword combat game, Strength of the Sword 3, on Wednesday by recognising a new public holiday – Epic Win Day!
Strength of the Sword 3 is a PSN exclusive game for PS3.
“The player will take control of a blade-welding, magic-powered war-machine from the heavens and take on the Dark Mechanism and his minions in this Challenge-driven Sword Combat Game.”
The developers boast about their crazy hard difficulty provided by an advanced “Group AI” system that analyse the player’s gameplay style and adapts the enemy tactics accordingly.
On the other hand when asked about details on the story they admit:
“Story didn’t matter for us as much… we were spread pretty thin as it was… what we wanted to give the player was A CHALLENGING GAME, so that’s what we focused on.”
The studio seems to have some unconventional ideas about their overall marketing strategy, creating a goofy little digital comic ( http://iventgames.com/?page_id=52 ) that gives people “an inside look at the studio dynamics”, making up holidays, and numbering their first game as the third installment of a non-existing series. When asked about the latter, they proudly explain their reasoning:
“We’re NEVER going to make sequels to our games. We want to take up different challenges each time around. And getting stuck on a single series doesn’t fit into it. So… we’ll be finishing all of our “trilogies” right off the bat. Like, for Strength of the Sword 3… If we want to revisit the project, we much rather do it through DLC, so that we can just build on it instead of redoing it. Why go through all the boring things again-like tutorials and stuff; when we can just give the players that liked it more of the exciting content like Bosses, Levels, Weapons and stuff…”