Old school tabletop role playing games too overwhelming? Adventure Party: Cats and Caverns gives a similar experience without all the setup that is usually needed. It is a genre all of its own, a storytelling role playing game.
Adventure Party is a unique story-driven role-playing party game with one player acting as the storyteller. The storyteller uses the Wii U GamePad to control the world and interact with the other players. This is done like a tabletop, pen and paper, RPG allowing all players to focus on role playing.
The other players are the Adventurers and when they interact with the world they need to interact with the storyteller. The storyteller takes on the role of a villager, shop keep, enemy, or anyone else the adventurers interact with. This allows the storyteller to tailor the story and comedy of the situation to fit their friends.
This creates unique and hilarious situations as the storyteller guides their friends through the story on an epic quest to save the world! The Adventurers will need to remain together and make decisions as a group in order to succeed.
Gameplay is asymmetric but cooperative and discourages situations in which one player is against the others. Even in battles the objective of the storyteller is to make the experience of the others challenging and fun.
The story leads players through four different environments: town, river valley, plains and mountains. It even allows players to explore inside houses and caverns (as the game's name would imply).
Each environment challenges the Adventurers in different ways. Some environments are riddled with ancient blocks of unknown origin while others are covered in ice! The Adventures must plan their path else they might become separated.
While the players are exploring, the storyteller's focus is on making their experience enjoyable and challenging. The Wii U GamePad gives the storyteller a touch based interface for allowing players to enter buildings, controlling items in the world, granting treasure, moving townspeople, and initiating battles.
Battles take the players to an arena in which the storyteller controls the monsters. The storyteller is aware of all the elements of the battle. Information on attack damage and the ability to kill monsters is available. The storyteller picks the actions of the monsters and then reads the events of the turn based battle to the players.
Adventure Party: Cats and Caverns focuses on gameplay not graphics or music. Adventure Party: Cats and Caverns contains four missions with a total of 10-15 hours of gameplay.
It supports up to five players. Four players use Wii Remotes to navigate the world while the fifth uses the Wii U GamePad.
*GamePad graphic provided by Tokyoship on wikimedia.org.
Below is a listing of all events past, present and future where you might find us and a playable demo of Adventure Party: Cats and Caverns. We will be hitting up various conventions around the North East US this fall and winter. If you see us in person be sure to ask for a pin! Available in four designs.
E-Regular Games LLC. was founded by Ryan and Jeffrey in January of 2016. Its sole purpose is the publication and support of the Adventure Party: Cats and Caverns video game for the Wii U. We are based out of Wilton, CT in the USA.