A world destroyed by nuclear war...
A conspiracy to free mankind by all means necessary...
A young farmboy trying to avenge his father's death...
A mysterious amulet that may be the key to many secrets...
A guitarist in search of the greatest song in the world...
Welcome to the world of Götterdämmerung!
Abstract: Bringing the spirit of Rock'n'Roll to RPG gaming
Genre: Post-apocalyptic/modern RPG
Engine: RPG Maker XP
Download: http://defaultgames.de/data/gdrpg_setup.exe (233MB)
In the year 2012, a series of unexplained terrorist attacks pushes the world into nuclear war; civilization as we know it is completely destroyed. The war's few survivors gather in small villages and struggle against famine and disease. In the following decades, six charismatic leaders appear in various parts of the globe and begin shaping new civilizations from the ruins. It does not take long before these new empires start to fight among each other, and new wars break out.
Slowly, gradually, the new empires learn to live with each other; today, one hundred years after the nuclear war, the world lives in a fragile peace.
In the trading post of Dikea, on the southern border of the Saharan desert, a young boy grows up in a peaceful culture of farmers who shun any technology that is not absolutely necessary for growing crops. When a mysterious flying object falls into his father's cabbage patch, his life is suddenly about to become a lot more interesting...
* More than 30 hours playtime
* More than 2 hours of custom music
* Drive cars and tanks, fly fighter planes and airships
* Dozens of handscripted minigames, from usable game consoles to shooting galleries to an embedded, fully functional text adventure game
* Unlockable bonus features
* Full mouse support
* Fully animated sideview battles
* Custom faceset graphics
* Engine: RPGMaker XP
* Project website: http://defaultgames.de
The trial version allows you to play for free for two hours. If you want to continue playing after that, you will have to buy a license key for 19.99USD.
You are Marduk, a 16-year-old farmboy who is bored with life in his village and dreams of growing up to become a rock star, or at least a smuggler like his best friend Sheena. He is friendly, trusting, and more often than not a little naive, frequently stumbling into the most obvious traps and not understanding when people are trying to get the best of him.
Sheena has grown up in the neighbouring village; she is two years older than Marduk and constantly taunts him for being a stupid, useless farmboy who doesn't know anything about the world. Despite this, the two are the best friends you could imagine.
Sheena is very self-assured, extroverted and loves teasing people. Sometimes she tends to go a bit too far, and it is up to Marduk to make sure she does not constantly get into trouble.
Marduk's father does not like Sheena; he doesn't like that she's a smuggler, he doesn't like her monstrous car, he doesn't like that Marduk spends time with her instead of learning how to become a farmer, and most of all he doesn't like that she's fond of using all sorts of technology - because the way of the farmer is one of being in tune with nature, not of fiddling around with machinery.
Marduk and Sheena will meet a number of other characters on the way - all of them have their own radically different skill sets, and all of them are rather memorable characters.
Götterdämmerung gameplay trailer
Minigame trailer. Yes, it was a bit excessive to code a text parser and a keyboard input module just for a minigame, but it was fun.
Have a look at the game's manual here to get an overview of the game's features and a few glimpses into the background story (1.3MB PDF)
You can find a number of video walkthroughs on our Youtube channel. If you're stuck and need help with something, you can always visit our forum - we are always happy to help.