What is Echo?
Echo is a game and yet not a game, that is, it gives all the features (like an RTP) and brings to life the text adventures created via Adventure Creator (cf. JAM). But what are these text adventures - These are âlla old school games or stories in that similar to a book the story changes through the choices of the player. Well known books that use this for example are: The Lone Wolf or XYZ of 1000 Dangers (XYZ interchange with island/cave etc) and many more books.
Text adventures already clear - what is special about it?
The special thing about Echo is that it is based on pen and paper and you can create your character individually with which you accomplish various adventures. Which ones are determined by the added stories. Furthermore, not only the creation of the character is an essential part, but also the character development. This includes a complex character management, which adapts to the experienced stories. Furthermore, the basic foundation or Echo itself is available in two languages: German and English. Depending on the installed stories, more or less stories are available depending on the selected language.
Complex character management - What does it all involve?
First of all, the typical leveling system we all know is omitted, which means that the player gains power by gaining experience, which is broken down into 6 different runes. These runes can be used by the player to improve his skills and attributes. If the player has increased his attributes accordingly, he also rises in level, but this can also be a danger, because the opponents do the same to him. This means that not only the character is important, but also his equipment to prepare for the opponents accordingly. For this purpose, about 500 pieces of equipment can be manufactured by yourself - as long as you meet the skill requirements. This equipment can be made by about 150 different items. But where do they come from? Once from the stories and from the player facilitation.