A retro-styled roguelike RPG of hack-and-slash action with elements of narrative adventure, prepared by the independent studio Dead Mage. The title Morta is a mountain that for generations has been guarded by members of the Bergson family.
Children of Morta Crack is a retro production, combining elements of roguelike RPG and narrative adventure. The title was financed with the support of Kickstarter users, and was created by the independent studio Dead Mage, previously known mainly through the third-person hack'n’slash Garshasp. The title Morta is a mountain, which for generations has been guarded by members of the Bergson family living on its slope. As a result of the mysterious force, the source of life deep below the mountain, however, was contaminated, and all living creatures in the area turned into bloodthirsty monsters. As the next members of the family, players are tasked to find the seeds of life and use them to stop the spreading chaos. While playing, we control individual members of the Bergson family, each of whom uses slightly different special skills and different fighting styles. The game comes down to traversing the procedural generated levels, collecting items and fighting the monsters encountered. Although the mechanics of the game draws handfuls of classic roguelike hack-and-slash games, the title boasts a rich storyline, enriched with many side-themes. During the game, the authors often force us to make choices affecting the further course of events, so we can shape our own unique story. Of course, the game did not lack a character development system and equipment, which in accordance with the latest standards can also be modified using a craft system. Alchemy also plays an important role in the game, allowing our heroes to prepare various potions with different spectrum of action. In terms of binding, Children of Morta Torrent uses a classic pixel-art style, reminiscent of productions from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The authors, however, tried to provide modern lighting effects and a large dose of artistry, thanks to which the locations in the game acquired a beautiful, nostalgic look.