I thought straight away of Football Manager – a hugely popular, addictive game, where you have to hire, fire, manage star players and coordinate the activities of a football club. That’s what Adam Smith from Rock Paper Shotgun had to say about Epic Manager which means: if I’m wrong, we’re both wrong. You can check out the Kickstarter pitch here.
Epic Manager offers up the roster management and character levelling of characters while also promising narrative choices and consequences. It’sa mix of Final Fantasy Tactics and Fighting Fantasy.
ManaVoid Entertainment, based in Canada, have a 100+ different locations planned for exploration; each with unique random encounters, events and quests.
As manager of a whole agency you’ll need to coordinate activities such as sending scouts across the realm to find the best adventures and then you’ll need to neogotiate a contract with them. The game has 16 basic classes and a multiclassing system that can unlock hidden prestige classes. Each adventure comes with an “Epicness Level” that shows you how many times he/she can multiclass and how strong they can become. This means you have to wrestle between hiring a tried and tested adventurer or growing your in-house recruits.
At the time of writing Epic Manager has 18 days on the clock, 710 backers and over $18,000 CAD in the bank. The goal is is $30,000 CAD. A pledge of $15 CAD gets you a DRM-free digital copy of the game. A pledge of $25 CAD gets you the same, beta access and a mobile version if that’s unlocked later in the stretch goals.