Developer UDX Interactive has today announced a new project called Wheel of Fate. The game’s genre is described as an artificial intelligence RPG, in which player decisions shape the world around them using unique technology.
“With Wheel of Fate, we took a massive leap that RPG’s never do and that’s to incorporate machine learning to continuously explore thousands of possibilities and create new story arcs,” says former Mass Effect 2 developer and Wheels of Fate designer Miles Holmes.
“Our team implemented machine learning to analyze each player’s moves, skills, choices, weapons, items, and more and be able to come up with ways to either support that into the story or even combat it. It’s really an unprecedented approach.”
The game’s story description reads:
“Experience the journey of a lone adventurer who reawakens the mythical Wheel of Fate in the world of Providence, which in turn, brings the army of Fateless back from with it.
The AI tech is said to have an effect on both story and gameplay situations.
“In a butterfly effect method, the world around them continues to change with each spin of the wheel and actions taken during each spin will affect the outcomes of the next spin, giving thousands of story possibilities.”
As for combat, the game uses an Active Response Battle system (ARBs) that results in “engaging turn-based combat.”
Wheel of Fate is set to offer players “billions” of gear combinations, craftable items and weapons, fort-building elements, and more story/environment elements that take advantage of the A.I. tool.
The game’s features are listed below:
- Artificial Intelligence Wheel adapting the world to player choices
- Strategic turn-based combat with initiative turn system
- Active Response Battle system allows for engaging turn-based combat that keeps players on their toes
- Procedural Dungeons that adapt to the wheel spins
- Build and customize homes in the lore-rich region of Kismet’s Fall
- Manage and defend Kismet’s Fall as the protector, upgrade buildings and prepare for sieges
- Rich story that ties actions to the outcomes of fate
- Craft items, weapons, and armor to head into battle
- Billions of gear combinations to build a character in any way
A Kickstarter campaign launches next month, Sept. 10, to help fund the game.
Check out a very early alpha build trailer below:
You can find out more on the Wheels of Fate website.
In other indie RPG news, The Waylanders cinematic trailer at Gamescom 2019 teed up its epic fantasy narrative.