When we first discovered Thea: The Awakening, we were taken by surprise. It was an innovative game set to Slavic folklore. We were delighted so much, that we ended up giving it our Game of the Year award in 2015. Later, we learned that Thea had two failed Kickstarter campaigns. I guess we, as a gaming community, didn’t appreciate it for what it was.
We can change that this time around! Thea 2: The Shattering is about to embark on its own Kickstarter campaign and we will do our best to get the word out… Like we’re doing now. If you haven’t heard of this game yet, check out our previous coverage here, here and here, to get caught up to the present. Or maybe watch this trailer to get excited instead.
Thea 2 is a turn based, 4X Strategy Survival game with a smattering of RPG elements to take advantage of Muha’s proven lore team. The sequel is set in the same rich, Slavic fantasy world as the original. Players are back as one of the deities from the pantheon trying to fix your broken world. This time around, however, you are no longer restricted to a single tiny village. You can control multiple towns or remain nomadic, taking advantage of being a mobile community. An updated card game and an improved equipment screen are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to new features. Not only that, the art is getting an upgrade too in order to reflect the mysterious changes the world of Thea underwent since we last visited.
eXplorminate will continually update the community on the progress of Thea 2’s kickstarter and development. We’re confident that this title will be one of the most anticipated 4X games to come out over the next 12 months, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on it.