Steampunk Deckbuilder Alchemical INC. Hustles its Way onto Kickstarter
Independent developer Looch Labs are excited to announce their first title, Alchemical INC. has just launched its Kickstarter campaign. Alchemical INC. is a steampunk roguelike where card battles play out through the management of steam-powered machines called alchemical kits. Explore the grubby streets of New Folk City, hustle with the locals to build your deck, and scuffle with Alchemists to earn cards. If you want to eat, you need the cards!
Filling the young shoes of a kid living in the shadow of the Alchemical INC. factory, you’ll need to scurry down to the streets below every day to buy food for your family. How do you pay for this food? Through the currency of cards.
The overworld of New Folk City is littered with gritty streets full of mobsters, schemers, and Alchemists. Maneuvering, negotiating, and defeating these colorful characters will reward you with new cards, alchemical kit parts, and even food for your family.
Card battling, or more specifically, alchemical kits are the very heart of New Folk City. Everyone wants to be an Alchemist, but very few possess the skill, knowledge, and patience to safely and effectively manage their machines to victory.
The core cards of Alchemical INC are elementals, each representing a different real-world element such as Thermite, Zinc, or Water. Positioning these elementals into your alchemical kit allows you to charge the machine for powerful attacks on your opponent. To up the ante, you can combine different elements to find new recipes and create even more powerful combos within your machine.
Playing your elementals is only half the battle. Your alchemical kit processes elements and other cards in a specific order, which can be manipulated. Not only do you need to think of what elemental to play but in what order you fuse them.
Hustling in the streets of New Folk City will also reward you with other unique cards, including action cards that react to your opponent's elements, Punch cards that provide passive abilities to your alchemical kit, and new Alchemist cards that can alter the archetype of your deck. With over 300 cards planned for Alchemical INC. the deckbuilding possibilities and fusing opportunities are massive.
Alchemical INC is live now on Kickstarter. A playable demo is available on both Steam and itch.io for those wanting to test their mettle on the streets of New Folk City. The playable demo will only be available for the duration of the Kickstarter campaign, which ends on the 14th of April.