Nowadays we are living on the edge of technology, especially if you look at gaming with ray tracing, high resolutions, detailed textures, and more. In addition, game mechanics are full of more and more features, requiring much more investment to learn and advance. During my childhood in 80s, where the “computer game” term was still very new, 8-bit was the high tech and games were pick-up-and-play. It sometimes feels that maybe things are getting overly complicated lately!
I had this feeling for a long time when I first found my one man studio, Creamative, where I thought there was a gap where the simplicity of the past could be merged with today’s advancement to find an optimal point. This clearly reflected to Creamative’s slogan as well, “Games for the future from the past!” With this philosophy, I started to shape up my first project back in 2014 and today it finally came to alive as, Clan N.
Clan N is a solid beat’em up/brawler game where it’s roots can be found at the 80s classic arcades gameplay and it merges it with today’s modern brawler mechanics. It’s graphics are borrowed from the past as simple pixel graphics but it’s own unique style has a certain charm. On the other hand, its gameplay mechanics is borrowed from future. Benefiting from today’s modern brawling mechanics, your playground is full 3D space unlike horizontal brawlers you find commonly in today’s gaming market.
Once you start the game, you first notice the tight controls. Attacking and throwing shurikens feel so satisfying as if you are the agile martial artist that you always wanted to. Where you start with a simple button mashing tactic, you soon realize that you need to dodge/roll and block when needed to progress till the end. It contains both local and online co-op mode to get the most out of enjoyment with your friends whether you are in the same room or all around the world!
Another unique aspect of Clan N is its minigames. Each levels has its own minigame tightly integrated into the main game. As a part of modern game culture, we acknowledge the huge impact of mobile games and their casual nature which had a big influence on the design of our minigames. These minigames, once played within the campaign, will be unlocked to be played separately with or without your friends for a high score challenge.
One other feature we challenged was the online co-op feature. Again having roots in the arcades, a great beat ‘em up/brawler game would be the most enjoyable once played with more than one person. While it would be ideal to have all your friends sit in the same couch to share your laughs, there are cases that this may not be possible especially if you think the tough days we are going through nowadays. This is where the online co-op feature gets into place and always allows you to find a friend no matter they are in your neighborhood or in the other side of the world.
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Clan N is a beat’em up game which combines the classic arcades gameplay with today’s modern brawlers. With a fast paced nature, you have to dodge, block and use your light, heavy and special attacks wisely to progress. With an ancient far east theme, you’ll get challenged across 7 different levels with many different enemies, Mid/End level bosses and casual mini games integrated into main gameplay.
About Clan N :
Clan N is an ancient samurai group in the region of “Far East”, sworn to protect the realm from all who seek its destruction. The four group members consist of the shinobigatana-wielding ninja Akira, the staff-striking Reina, the dual sword-swinging Daiki, and the sickle-slashing monk Tarou.
After years of training and dedication to their respective craft, each character has uncovered their own unique magical abilities. Akira shoots pulse-filled lightning bolts, Reina controls the ground with vicious earthquake shocks, Daiki swirls up brutal tornado waves, and Tarou can call for the help of Dragons.
Akuji is a former samurai of the Clan N that discovered the balance of the world lies in three areas: Peace, Knowledge, and Time. Akuji found that if you knock the world of one of these, you can harness the powers of “spiritual imbalance” and grow stronger from it. As a result of pursuing spiritual imbalance, he was shunned from the samurai temple and kicked out of Clan N.
What Akuji didn’t know was that attaining spiritual imbalance would not only give you dark powers, it consumed your light and the purity of your life. Following his banishment from the temple and Clan N, Akuji was able to destroy peace by slaughtering villages and retain the power of those he killed, thus absorbing conflict and electric sorcery abilities, becoming the most powerful sorcerer warrior in the Far East. While he continued to grow, Akuji formed Seishin Gun, the spirit group, to join his conquest and remove anyone standing in their path.
Once his actions were discovered by Clan N, they set on a journey to stop the villainous pillaging by Akuji and Seishin Gun.
About the Characters :
Reina and Daiki grew as siblings in a southern samurai clan. Reina was not taught the teaching of the clan like her brother Daiki but still observed and learned the ways mastering the staff. She eventually took onto Shamanism as well becoming one of the first shinobi shamans in the land as a young woman.
Akira was a childhood friend adopted into the clan as a lost child wandering in the outer lands chased by a pack of wolves, barely making it to the village. Daiki’s father took the child in and raised them, although Akira typically covers himself from head to after severe scarring.
Tarou was from the same monastery as Akuji (prior to his joining of Clan N) and learned under the same teachers. Akuji returned to the Monk’s temple many years later and stole an ancient scroll that explained how to destroy the pillars of balance and extract their spiritual imbalance. In pursuit of Akuji, Tarou traced his steps to Clan N. After explaining the situation to the existing three members, they all decided to team up and take down Akuji.
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Author: Özden Irmak, Creamative