"This is a battle that won't be written in our history"
"This is a fight that we will never know about"
"This is a story of those who exist in the boundary of existence"
INheritage: Boundary of Existence is the first game by Tinker Games (same developer with Pale Blue ) . It is a horizontal scrolling Shoot 'em Up Bullet Hell game for Iphone... with elaborate Visual Novel plot and cutscenes. Yes, you just got that right. A Visual Novel Shoot 'em Up . Why not?
INheritage offers you the adventure Magical Catgirl (err, actually she's a tiger, but don't think about it too much) Guardian , Arca of Bandung, Nala, to seek the culprit of who stole the roots of Tree Of Life, Kalpataru, from each cities who keeps the two worlds separated, with her Rakyan, Reta.
This game provides examples of:
- All There in the Manual : The past of the Arcas are revealed in the official artbook.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Both of Khaula and Asri are subversion that Khaula lacks the dark colored hair in her Arca form (played straight in her human form) and Asri lacks the height. However, Asri is still wiser, calmer and more graceful than Khaula.
- Animal Mentor: The Rakyans are this for their Arca.
- Animal Motifs : All Arcas have this, because their Arca form should resemble their Rakyan.
- Back from the Dead : All Arcas are this because one can only became an Arca one he or she is dying, but Alya takes the cake because is the Sacrificial Lion for Nala, the reason the latter is so determined to protect everyone so none would gone what they have been gone through.
- Bullet Hell
- Cat Girl: Nala, in Arca form.
- Color-Coded Characters: Each Arca-Rakyan pair are color-coded with the same color set. Nala and Reta are white and blue, Dita are black-white when Wisana is white-black, Khaula are purple-gold when Anjana is gold-purple, Asri and Rawaja are green-gold, Alya and Aruna are white and orange as opposed to Nala and Reta's white and blue.
- Costume Porn : Ripe with Indonesian culture elements of each region, no less! The artbook even takes this Up to Eleven.
- Light 'em Up: Nala
- Light Is Good: Nala and Reta.
- Magical Girl : The Arcas can swap between Arca form and human form, but only Nala and Asri displays this. Dita and Khaula stays in Arca form all the time.
- Meganekko: Alya. Even after becoming an Arca.
- Our Demons Are Different: The Yaksas.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Rawaja. What's seen of him is only the head and claws... Which is actually isn't his real form anyway.
- Playing with Fire: Alya
- Plot Coupons : The roots of Kalpataru who have gone missing from each cities.
- Power Dyes Your Hair : All arcas initially has black hair like typical Indonesian does, but all of them have their hair color changed in Arca form.
- Really 700 Years Old: Khaula. She was originally born in 1903, making her 110 years old because the game is set in 2013.. All Rakyans, and Asri, are implied to be this.
- Shoot 'em Up
- Tsundere: Dita.
- Visual Novel : This is a Visual Novel with the game as the extra, or a Bullet Hell with visual novel element, pick your suit... Is what the INheritage Facebook Admin says.
- Vitriolic Best Buds : Dita and Wisana.