Voice cast includes Sarah Anne Williams, Kyle Hebert, Daman Mills, and Benjamin Diskin.
Indie developer Morteshka has reached full funding for its upcoming narrative-driven adventure game Black Books on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
The game is set in the nineteenth century and inspired by Slavic mythology; gameplay includes role-playing game elements and features card-based combat.
Black Book reached full funding ($35,000) after just a few days and has already reached its first stretch goal of $50,000, leading to the inclusion of English voice-overs for key characters and story scenes.
Several voice-over actors have been announced as part of the cast: Vasilisa is voiced by Sarah Anne Williams (Jynx in League of Legends and Chihaya Mifune in Persona 5), Egor is voiced by Kyle Hebert (Ryu in Street Fighter V and Atomic Samurai in One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows), Nikolai is voiced by Daman Mills (Frieza in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and The Krow in YIIK: A Postmodern RPG), and Proshka is voiced by Benjamin Diskin (Mega Man in Mega Man 11 and Dhar in Indivisible).
Publisher HypeTrain Digital has also released a new trailer (embedded below) in which gameplay is shown and the English voice-overs can be heard.
The game’s soundtrack is a combination of folk and electronic music by Mikhail Shvachko who also composed the soundtrack to a previous Morteshka game The Mooseman. The Black Book main theme is embedded below.
Aside from Shvachko’s compositions, Black Book’s soundtrack includes choral performances by the Perm Regional College of Arts and Culture student choir.
The development team intends to release Black Book on macOS and Windows as well as current- and next-generation consoles including Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
A free demo, titled Black Books: Prologue, is free and available now from Steam (macOS and Windows).