‘Melancholy Republic’ Kickstarter Channels Classic JRPGs

Of all the video game genres, JRPGs are one of the most beloved thanks to their intriguing, and often emotional, storylines as well as beautiful graphics. Developer Cloud Runner Studios is creating a new RPG in the vein of classic Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger.

Titled Melancholy Republic, players assume the role of Claire C. Lockridge. As a politician in the city of Lorna her goal is to stamp out rampant corruption. Of course, that’s much easier said than done. This tale of political intrigue will affect the lives of all citizens, not to mention Claire herself.

The developer requires $22,883 (converted from Pounds) to succeed on Kickstarter. If successful, Melancholy Republic is pegged for release on PC in 2016.