Children of Morta screenshot of green crystal pylons

Children of Morta is an upcoming hack and slash roguelike with a rather intriguing premise. Instead of playing as just one character, you will constantly be swapping between different members of the Bergson household, always making sure to balance potentially deadly adventuring with family obligations. I'm not exactly certain how it works, but I do like the idea of having your children eventually take over the 'adventuring business' while your initial character just gets to sit down and relax in their old age.

A lot of Children of Morta's charm comes from the visuals and overall presentation, so if you're even remotely interested in the concept I would recommend you check out the most recent gameplay trailer. Have a look, its quite pleasing on the eyes:

Children of Morta is currently in early alpha following a successful Kickstarter campaign, though it doesn't appear like the alpha is open to any new visitors just yet. If you would like to give it a try I'm afraid you're going to have to wait until 2018 as only then will Children of Morta be releasing for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. To learn more, or just follow its development moving forward, I would recommend heading to either the official website or Steam. And finally, here's some rather lovely images:

Children of Morta screenshot of the whole family

Children of Morta screenshot from the combat sections

Children of Morta screenshot of a peaceful forest full of animals