A well-loved tabletop RPG series, Pathfinder will finally be turned into a video game with Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Working with games industry veteran Chris Avellone, who has written for Fallout: New Vegas, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and more, developer Russian developer Owlcat Games hopes to deliver an authentic Pathfinder experience.
Promising over 80 hours of gameplay (including main storylines and side quests), Pathfinder: Kingmaker allows players to “claim” the fantasy world of Golarion “as their own.” This includes customizing characters with powers and classes, choosing whether they will run a kingdom as a villain or a heroic champion of the people and getting stuck into the political side of things, with rival factions and NPCs all having their own agendas.
In addition to these features, which build on the tabletop version of Pathfinder, Pathfinder: Kingmaker will also feature same-sex romances which are another staple of the franchise. As the Kickstarter campaign for the game comes to a close, we spoke to Chris Avellone about the inclusive romance gameplay and his work on the project.