Download

The following chapters can be downloaded:

 Chapter 1 - Windows (~90Mb)

Chapter 1 - Android (~47Mb)

Background

I/ Story

All the background of Cardinal is based on the "Tale of the 4 Cardinals". See Introduction Cinematic.

Cardinal is a world of floating islands and is the result of the fate of the 4 angels. Even if its inhabitants have all they need to live, the natural barriers that the 4 angels created prevents them from travelling too far and see what is behind. Violent blizzard in the North, eddies of water in the West, destructive tornadoes to the east and sand storms in the South. All those who tried to cross one of them never returned.

One Adventurer and a Dragon Warrior are flying together in this sky. They each pursue their own goal: while the first is pursuing a dream of the past, the other is trying to escape a very present threat. This way may lead them to what has been lost in this world: the four cardinals themselves.


II/ Characters

III/ World

The world of Cardinal is made of floating islands. There are four main parts:

  • The East Empire
  • The South Republic
  • The West Kingdom
  • The North Lands

Gameplay

I/ Battle

Cardinal is a turned based RPG game. All available actions are defined on a timeline. Contrary to most of the other timeline based game, the actions are not linked with a specific character.

Each action can be set to a hero of your choice. In order to trigger an action an element is required. Each hero has 4 elements available.

Each element is stronger than another one and weaker than a third one. It will increase or decrease the damages on enemies.

The efficiency is only affecting attack. Regarding support, an effect is applied as described below.

Some elements are also trigerring an effect on the enemy when attacking.

II/ Hero management

There are 6 statistics defining the unit skills:

  • Health Points (HP)
  • Armor: damage resistance
  • Attack: base damages
  • Luck: increase damages and to trigger critical damages
  • Speed: increase number of actions and chance to avoid critical damages
  • Precision: increase the chance to trigger critical damages

Contrary to most of the RPG games, there is no experience gain in Cardinal. At the end of a battle, the player wins elements which can be used in the next battle or to improve the hero equipments.

The equipment is divided in three parts:

  • The Base stats: it defines HP, Armor, Luck and Speed.
  • The Boat stats: it defines Attack and Precision of the hero for air battle
  • The Hero stats: it defines Attack and Precision of the hero for ground battle

Each part can be upgraded separetely. The player must pay attention to keep his element stock filled otherwise it will lead to game over for sure in the next battle.

 

 

Media

Home

Cardinal is a Role Playing Game, set up in a fantasy world called Cardinal. Its target platform is Windows for PC. Divided in three chapters, Cardinal is offering a dynamic and original gameplay for short sessions.

I/ Chapter 1

The chapter 1 is introducing the main characters, their goal, the gameplay mechanics and the tale of the 4 Cardinals.

 

Cardinal - Chapter1

 

II/ Chapter 2

The chapter 2 is the core of the game and adds new skills, one new hero, new original places and enemies. It also reveals some secrets of the world of Cardinal and the fate of the 3 first angels.

III/ Chapter 3

The chapter 3 is the ending of the game and adds the ultimate skills, the last hero, places and enemies. The last secrets are also discovered until the tremendous final.