Beyond excited to finally announce our next game… which also happens to be our first game for consoles: STEVEN UNIVERSE: SAVE THE LIGHT! Coming this summer from us and our friends @cartoonnetwork Games!
A direct sequel to our mobile game, Attack the Light, Save the Light features a customizable battle party (pick your favorite four characters!), 3D environments to explore, and an all new original story co-written directly by @rebeccasugar ! (Plus: lots of help from everyone on the wonderfully talented and brilliant @stevencrewniverse !)
We love Steven Universe, and cannot tell you how much of a pleasure it’s been to re-visit that world. Stay tuned this weekend for more – we’ll be at PAX East showing off some stuff!
DM: When you arrive you see the mangled corpse of a man
Player: I roll to pay respects
DM: You roll to- okay
Player: *rolls a nat 20*
DM: … Okay. You pay your respects to the dead man so well that Zeus himself comes down from the heavens and revives the man out of respect for your respect
Our party—a bard, a fighter, and a ranger—were on a one-off side quest to deliver a letter to somebody. He wasn’t at his house (learned after breaking in, to the DM’s dismay), so we found out the general area he was in and went there, confusion in our wake and a spring in our steps. I, the bard, had decided that I would funnel every ounce of skill I possessed into charisma, and at level 5 had a +6 modifier. I had been using that power at every opportunity that arose. We wander through the foothills full of caves, looking for this guy, when our fighter rolls a nat 20 perception trying to look for any signs of life.
DM: You—okay, so. Yeah. With that, you actually notice about fifty feet away that a particular cluster of bushes is rustling just slightly, but not with the breeze.
Fighter: Oh. Cool. “Hey guys, I think there are some folks in those bushes over there.”
Me: “Cool beans! HELLOOOOOOO, MY DUDES!”
DM: There’s a few seconds of silence before four guys come slowly forward from the bushes. They look pretty rough and tough, and uh—
Ranger: Can I roll perception? Uh… that’s a 15.
DM: You deduce that they’re probably bandits or something. They’re walking forward and one of the guys says, “Who are you little pests, and what’re ya doing in these here foothills of ours?”
Me: “We’re just hanging out, traveling, and actually it seems like a good time to break for breakfast if you lovely gents would like to join us! I can brew us up some chamomile, I have like a thousand mushrooms I got earlier—”
Fighter: “I got that chicken, too, and jerky.”
Me: “Oh hell yeah, we’re gonna chow down if y'all want in on that action.”
DM: That’s, uh… that’s persuasion, advantage because you’re offering them food and seem too dumb to be dangerous.
Me: Thanks man. Uh… 14 total.
DM: *head in his hands* I just—okay, they join you for breakfast I guess. And yet again you avoid a fight I planned for you. One of the dudes breaks out some eggs from somewhere.
DM: ………<i>all of them???</i> I mean… sure?? I guess??
Me: Hells yeah. Rolling.
Proceeds to roll: 16, 19, and <i>two natural 20s</i>.
DM: *head on the table* Like. You—you make your fellow party members super uncomfortable. You are piled under boys, it’s kinda gross but super chill for you. Kent wasn’t super into the whole group thing before, but now he would straight up die for you. He’s learning a lot about himself today.
Me: I’m gonna write those names down for later. Can I put “a boys harem” in my items list?
(More a Thing my DM said. As it stands the best opening to any games I have ever played)
“You see the wide expanse of Creation before you. To the South is the endless deserts and volcanoes, where the most exotic spices and gems can be found. Opposite of it the snow covered North, home to ancient temples and hidden secrets. The West holds the shimmering seas and sings of pirates and adventure. The forests of the East are dark and mysterious, holding countless secrets in it’s depths. And in the center of it all, the Blessed Isle, once home to the gods, and now the hub of the vast Empire that spans all of Creation.”
“It’s an amazing sight, one that truly puts into perspective the wonder of the world as well as how important it is to protect it, But you can’t enjoy the view, because you’re five miles up and free falling, with no means of stopping your descent. Also you’re being attacked by savage bird men. Roll for Initiative.”