Children of Zodiarcs

Entrant 2017

Cardboard Utopia


Children of Zodiarcs (CoZ) is a story-driven, single-player tactical RPG that combines traditional strategic gameplay with collectible cards and craftable dice. CoZ was inspired by our deep love of tactical RPGs, namely Final Fantasy Tactics and the 16-bit Shining Force games, as well as board games and collectable card games like Magic: The Gathering. We decided to bring these two passions together to make a game that would resonate with fellow fans of tactical RPGs, and also to push the genre in fun and exciting ways.

CoZ uses a dynamic system that pulls the experience of tension, anticipation, and adaptation from cards and dice. Cards take the place of abilities and attacks in CoZ and are drawn at random. Dice are thrown every time a card is played and dictates how that card will perform. While luck is a factor in combat, it is a factor that the player will influence through dice re-rolling, buffs and debuffs, deck building, and dice customization (crafting).

Like all of our favourite tactical RPGs, CoZ features a single-player campaign whose story will reveal a tale of rebellion, familial bonds, and unexpected wonders.

Expected release date: Early 2017
Platforms: PC, Mac, PlayStation 4
Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish