Kickstarter-backed Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a tactical strategy RPG set in a Venice-inspired fantasy world. In the world of Masquerada, masks—known as Mascherines—are the source of magical power, prestige, and even postmortem legacy. But only the wealthy can afford Mascherines, and so Masquerada explores themes of class warfare and human existence, all in a setting that is heavily influenced by the arts. Masquerada is certainly a unique-looking game, with 2D painted backdrops and a color scheme inspired by French comics. The game offers about 18 hours of gameplay with a fully-voiced narrative, and will debut on Steam in August for both Mac and PC.