Children of Morta getting a free update is news, but not unexpected – it’s had a couple of updates since launch. A new character? Ok, that’s certainly more newsworthy but plenty of games do that.
How about a new character that was designed by two of the game’s Kickstarter backers?
Well now you’ve got something…
I think it’s awesome that not only did they make a character that fills a need, but they changed the backstory of the character from ‘standard videogame fare’ of being an orphan to something that fit the game’s lore more.
Here’s the press release – jump into Children of Morta today to check out Apan for yourself:
Children of Morta Adds New Playable Character, Apan, Designed by Two of the Game’s Kickstarter Backers
The Bergsons’ House free update invites a new sister-in-arms — a mighty medic and firm defender rolled in one — into the family
Warsaw, Poland – June 24, 2020 — Children of Morta is an action-RPG all about the bonds of the courageous Bergson family, but that doesn’t mean the Bergsons’ home is a place where fellow adventurers aren’t heartily welcomed. 11 bit studios and Dead Mage are proud to present another free update to their indie hit, introducing Apan – a seventh playable character joining the party.
Apan – known as Clan Mother in her homeland – came from the far north of Mount Morta. She is as skilled in providing vital support for companions on the battlefield as she is in wielding a sturdy staff. Her weapon’s reach makes Apan perfect for delivering deadly mid-range strikes, her special Asva Pulse dash ability leaves opponents hindered in the dust, and her spells cover a large area of effect. In defence, all of the Bergsons can take advantage of Apan’s medical knowledge as she also boosts the effects of healing potions, and a new mechanic lets the family gain shields from items, abilities, and Apan’s Rage skill. Simply put, Apan’s presence makes them all stronger, especially in battle.
The exciting new character design was created by one of Children of Morta’s Kickstarter backers and his partner, who both believed in the project since its very early stages. Here’s what these backers – known as AgaRar and GlueBubble – had to say about the idea that inspired the Apan’s creation, “The idea for Apan came from the brainstorming of myself and my partner. We originally made her an orphan, but later changed her to a mother to better compliment the Children of Morta story and family theme. A strong leader of nomadic healers who allies herself with the Bergsons to aid them in their fight against Corruption. We hope that our inspiration, and Dead Mage’s hard work, translates into a character that you all will enjoy for years to come.”.
The Bergsons’ House free update is available on all platforms: Xbox One, PC (Steam, GOG.com, Humble Store), PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The free update contains:
- A brand-new character with a unique skillset designed to play in single-player, but also shine in co-op playthroughs
- Special shielding skills and passive healing mechanics
- 32 new Apan-specific Runes
- 9 new story cutscenes
- A few HUD and UI tweaks
- Additional bug fixes
More about the game:
About Children of Morta
The Bergson family has guarded Mount Morta for generations but now face their most dangerous trial. Corruption has spread, morphing the once peaceful mountain into a violent and monster-infested nightmare. Take part in their journey and experience what it means to be in a family of heroes.
An emotional roguelike with gorgeous pixel-art, Children of Morta combines a powerful narrative of familial ties with intense hack-and-slash gameplay in an ever-changing world. Choose the best character for your playstyle, craft new items for your adventure, and fight to find out what is the real source of evil.
About 11 bit studios
11 bit studios is a Warsaw-based Polish game development studio known for This War of Mine and Frostpunk as well as a publisher teaming up with indies to bring their gems to life, lately with Moonlighter by Digital Sun Games and Children of Morta by Dead Mage.