Tactical adventures have started the Kickstarter campaign for Solasta: Crown of the Magister and launched two new trailers along with a demo on Steam. Players can now download it for free to actually preview what they are pledging for.
Kickstarter campaigns don't often offer a free demo for players to check out before committing their money to the project but Tactical Adventures took this user-friendly approach as they launched their own campaign. Their goal is to reach $197,566 / €180,000 by 4 October 2019 and the counter had just crossed $40,000 / ~€36,400 at the time of writing.
The demo itself is free to download from Steam so players can actually see what Solasta: Crown of the Magister is like and decide whether it's worth pledging for. Unfortunately, there are no system requirements listed so players will just have to jump in and test it for themselves, at least for the moment, until previews come up.
Keep in mind that the demo is in pre-alpha state, meaning that it is likely rough around the edges and full product should be given some leeway before judging it too soon.
According to Tactical Adventures, the story of Solasta will span across multiple words. The eponymous world was not populated by humans and there were apparently no deities on it until a rift opened, humans came in and then a disaster happened.
Players will be delving the ruins of ancient structures that are apparently underground and therefore have barely any or no light at all. From that point on, it is quite obvious where this is headed - the light can be used as a double-edged sword that can be a useful weapon against the creatures used to darkness but can also reveal the party's position if not used carefully.
Considering the chances of the Kickstarter goal being met are looking really high, it is safe to assume we will get more Solasta news in the not-so-distant future. The €22 backer option that grants a copy of the game suggests that the full product will be cheaper than AAA titles.