More than a Game. Trade. Make Alliances. Unlock Secrets and Shape your Destiny.
Welcome to the prospects of a new game: an epic adventure of puzzles and an evocative story spanning 90,000 years. Shape the world. Create Alliances. Trade and discover your fortune.
Rise of Emodo will become a FREE to play, ever-evolving, strategy and alliance-based puzzle and adventure game spread across two (maybe three) planetary systems with some really cool aliens and some not so cool aliens who plan to destroy Emodo.
More than a game, Rise of Emodo will become an experience beyond the realms of imagination and it's designed to transform you into a hero. Make strategic decisions, amass Qetoos (life force), become a Guild-member and seek to become the first person to solve the Orb Ikaran.
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30,703 years ago Emodo began a new era of civilisation. The Questorian explains that her world had emerged from 12,000 years of war and that the EneKai commander, Ikaran, had discovered a pulsating orb in the aftermath of the battle.
That discovery became a gateway to fresh advances in technology leading to the promise of interstellar travel. During research into a new energy source from the Akora tree the Orb Ikaran generated an explosion which decimated the Akora Spores, tearing the fabric of the Miroq network. When the shimmering pools of the Miroq portal settled, the EneKai made a startling discovery... The Miroq now connected to the distant planet Kemet and its emerging civilization.
That was more than 27,000 years ago and Kemet is now called Earth. The Questorian sighs... The Akora Spores are the only way the Emodons can reach the moon of Vyo and the only way to resurrect the Akora Spores is for the Kemet-Akra (Earth Key) to solve the Orb Ikaran: a complex puzzle which the Emodons haven't solved in more than 30,000 years. They need you to solve this within a year because the Architects are sending another storm of rocks...
The cogs in your mind begin to turn and the Questorian simply says: there is a prophecy...
The chances of solving the Orb Ikaran by pure luck alone are as slim as finding your clone trapped inside a refrigerator, strapped to the back of a skateboarding, woolly mammoth on the far-side of the galaxy...
In other words, to discover the correct sequence you're going to have to solve a myriad of puzzles and challenges created by other players. You will need to enter into trades and make alliances with strangers from across the planet, as you seek to amass Qetoos - the life force of Emodo. Oh, be careful because the Shadow D'harblus really doesn't like Earth-Persons and his legion of rogues will be out to thwart your success.
Your Qetoos can be used to enhance your game, access forbidden areas or even to acquire special merchandise. If you need more Qetoos to play then there are loads of ways to get these. You could borrow them from one of the Guilds or purchase an Enhancement Pack. Also, if you run a business you will be able to sponsor an in-game prize and benefit from an incredible business awareness concept.
Everyone involved in the world of Emodo will become part of our global marketing solution and, so, everyone has a chance to generate a small income stream from this amazing game. This really is a game where everyone wins!
Complete Earth is a freshly-squeezed Indie Games Company with a genuine, back to grass-roots-level view on life. Our primary development team is spread across the planet (USA, UK, Philippines, New Zealand and Slovenia). We are also supported by a network of marketing folks, editors and some amazing fans...
OK, let's make some introductions:
Tad Davis - a wonderful map-maker who is designing the space-based views of Emodo. The city level views of Merchantopia are currently being sketched by Andrea and these will be then passed to legendary map-maker Jonathan Roberts who developed the 'Game of Thrones' maps for George RR Martin.
Alex Ruiz - constant inspiration who has previously worked on Avatar, Aliens, Eragon, Halo 3, Family Guy and the Simpsons. Alex begins working on Rise of Emodo in June.
Vlado Hudec - creates some wonderfully epic soundtracks and he will be handling the primary music development for Rise of Emodo.
Jon Mohr - has a warm narrative voice and when you hear him, you know you've heard him before. He's like an old friend you've never met. Jon will become the voice of the Memory Stones and Codex Emodo.
Lili Wexu - will become the voice of the Questorian. Lili has worked on a couple of Assassin's Creed games and was also an actor in AVP Requiem. Lili always seems so excited by the prospects of Rise of Emodo that she's agreed to voice a stretch reward for you guys...
Naomi Mercer - the voice of the Bandies in John Chafont's 'Band Together; Naomi has also voiced in Mass Effect 2. Expect Naomi in Phase 2 of Rise of Emodo...
David J Peterson - gets a special mention. We want Emodo to be rich and diverse and whilst your Menorgra's Gift amulet enables you to converse with our aliens, we really wanted to breathe some life into the languages of both the Emodon and Architects. David has helped us in the early phases of language creation, with the languages themselves coming via the Language Creation Society (of which he is President). David has previously worked on Game of Thrones and Defiance .
Jason Godbey - more for Rise of Emodo Phase 2, Jason has worked on environment design for God of War: Ghosts of Sparta.
Alien Apple Studios - again for Rise of Emodo Phase 2, Donna and Stu Jennet have spent nearly two decades each working on AAA games in senior positions for some of the largest studios on Earth, including Rage and THQ Digital UK.
The complete story of Emodo spans 18 chapters and that's going to take several years and several million dollars to complete. We want to launch the first chapter - Rise of Emodo - this year and so we divided the game into two phases.
Phase 1 can be completed by this Kickstarter giving you access to a vibrant world. Expect a browser-based game with some wonderful digital artwork; a powerful, app-driven User Interface (UI) and; an incredible player experience. Think 'Myst' and you will be in the right area...
We know that for $36,000 we can complete the work we've started and deliver to you an incredible game. Deep down though, we want to go further. We want to breathe life into an awesome, interactive virtual world designed in the stunning Unity 3D and if you help us achieve $300,000+ we can begin to deliver that experience in 2014.
What's Beyond This?
We already want to create Chapter 2 and discover the new adventures when the Emodons finally reach the moon Vyo and make a shattering discovery. We want to explore the Shadow D'harblus some more. He's lived for 32,000 years: a weapon created in the Age of Wars who still has some grudges. We also want to write the books that our fans keep asking for. Together with our awesome Kickstarter friends we can achieve this and a whole lot more!
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Some of us within Complete Earth are on steep learning curves, as this is the first game we have ever set out to develop. Thankfully we are not the ones who are programming anything! Instead we have put a team of seasoned professionals together who are making this happen. Phase 1 (this Kickstarter) is non-demanding (in terms of time schedules).
The back story is already written and the database work is well underway. The logic of the game is well understood and suppliers for every reward can complete their aspect with a maximum 8 weeks lead time. We have given ourselves another month to complete the coffee-table art book. Naturally work is ongoing during this Kickstarter and you will see the fruits of our labor during the campaign.
Some unforeseen delays can occur and the moment we feel that these are likely to impact delivery times we will inform you. Something we haven't factored into this Kickstarter is the delay for international shipping.
At the end of everything please know that Rise of Emodo is something we've been dreaming of for years and we want to ensure that a fantastic game emerges: one which you and your family will want to play for a very long time. It has to be perfect and it has to be fun. When you become a backer, you will be directly involved in the Beta version. We are confident that everyone involved will help to make this an exceptional experience!
Some Emodons have developed telepathy and the tribes of the EneKai, Nerati and Kaolys have also evolved a new way of consuming life energy. Emodo is naturally abundant with life energy and this is simply absorbed through their skin.
Well, phase one of the game launches across all recent browsers and it should work equally well on PC, Mac and Linux. You will need a good broadband connection, which most people have anyway, and apps will also be created to enable interaction from your Android and iPhone. We will look at Ouya too, depending upon their success. If we get to make the virtual world, well that's probably Unity 3D or maybe the Unreal engine (UDK) or similar. With this in mind, we also have an Oculus Rift headset on order (head-mounted Virtual Reailty)...
Ahh, Qetoos are our in-game currency. Thousands of years ago Qetoos were rare crystals and metals but then a connection was made between them and the life force of everyone on Emodo. Quite simply, the more Qetoos you have the better you are doing in the game. Every Earth-Person begins the game with no Qetoos and as you need these to play the game, the Questorian suggests that you go and read the Codex Emodo. Ideally these will be in the top 20 languages on the internet, making this a global game. OK, you make some Qetoos and then head over to the Yalastar - think "Arabian Souk" and you will have an idea where we're heading. Here trades will be entered into and alliances formed (with other players). You will also discover Puzzles generated by other players and whilst these cost Qetoos to play, they do take you closer to completing the Orb Ikaran. There are many ways to make Qetoos and plenty of ways to lose them too. Even the Questorian wants her share! If you do ever run dry, don't worry. You can borrow from the Guilds, sell artifacts or even buy an Enhancement Pack for $1.95.
The core game resolves around the solving of the Orb Ikaran.
When the Xenari people first left the forests or Sanrsah and began exploring they found curious shards of metal inscribed with a language which no-one knew. These rare relics became items of great value and across millennia they became items of trade, before becoming lost and forgotten. Thousands of years later the EneKai commander Lord Ikaran, discovered a mysterious orb in the aftermath of destruction in Merchantopia. It was Menorgra (a living Ancient) who noticed that the language inscribed on the Orb was the same as the Xenari Relics. Together with the Tsarak commander Deiragh, Lord Ikaran began a quest to find them.
When they returned the Orb Ikaran and the Xenari Relics were moved to the Questoria for study. Across the next year the first Questorian Emnemana discovered that there were 80 Realm Keys (as she calls them) and that 32 Realm Keys interlock around the Orb. The Counsel Emodo agrees that these keys represent some form of code. The Questorian notes that with 7x1060 combinations she cannot perceive when the correct sequence will ever be found. That was our reference to the ‘skateboarding mammoth’ earlier...
The Questorian spends her days placing Realm Keys onto the Orb Ikaran: a task she enjoys as she can enter a near meditative state. One sequence causes the Orb to flare suddenly. A beam of blue energy follows, crackling into the data vault, focussed upon one data shard. Suddenly the beam is gone and one Realm Key had fused into place. Emnemana examines the data shard and to her wonder, she discovers information about the Orb and the system of Kera written within it. She calls this shard the ‘Realm Map’ and presents it to the Counsel Emodo.
Across the millennia more Realm Keys would fuse into place and each time the Realm Map would be updated with a stream of new knowledge, leading to advances in technology and the way the Emodon understood their world. A link was also discovered between the Orb Ikaran and the Akora Spores (a source of energy) and whenever Earth-Persons were used in experiments the Akora Spores would once again flare into life. Eventually the Emodon people unlocked a way to replicate the Realm Map enabling anyone to attempt to discover a solution. However a few years ago an Earth-Person called Ta-Leah fused the 8th Realm Key and forever locked the solution to Earth-Person DNA. This means that only someone from Earth can now fuse the remaining 24 Realm Keys in place...
When the last Realm Key fused in place, it described the Architects: severely uncool Aliens who now threatened to destroy Emodo. On Emodo you are given your own Realm Map which is then powered as you solve a wide range of puzzles. You will begin to unlock access to the Realm Keys (some Emodons may also give these to you as tokens of thanks). The more Realm Keys you have the closer you come to successfully solving the Orb Ikaran. Perhaps this is why our Kickstarter rewards you with so many Realm Keys. Help us to reach our targets and you gain a huge leap forward in the game.
90,000 years ago the stories which the Xenari pass from one generation to the next are now described in the caves of the Xenari Temple where crystals record their memories. These become known as the Xenari Stones (‘Memory Stones’). The Xenari Temple lies to the west where the waters cascade around an ancient monument to the gods towering more than 80 Xenari high (see the large image above). During the last storm of rocks 799 years ago much of the Xenari Temple was destroyed. The Xenari Stones were ripped into fragment and dispersed across Emodo. These became known as the Xenari Fragments.
Now to the $2 Reward. On Emodo a Tsarak trader will find you and give you an amulet which enables you to find these Xenari Fragments with more ease. These are valuable and may be exchanged for Qetoos. However if you find enough fragments to complete a Xenari Stone, you can expect something far more valuable, such as a Realm Key. This Reward makes your Quest a little easier.
The Quest: Rise of Emodo is being designed as "more than a game" - an entertainment channel which we believe will become the NEW HOMEPAGE for hundreds of thousands of members. Imagine having a suite of puzzles designed around your business which players then encounter. Imagine thousands of people interacting with your business and discovering more about what you do. $400 suddenly seems inexpensive. For more information, please contact us.
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HERO: Welcome to Emodo. You clearly have a passion and wish you could do more. That’s all the House of Qerah needs to know. She will add your name and profile to the wall of heroes within the game. Plus you are more than welcome at our interactive Developer Briefings and to test the Beta versionEstimated delivery:
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XENARI: In the game a Tsarak trader will give you a Xenari Amulet. This will improve the chances of you you finding valuable Xenari Fragments, which ultimately enable you to acquire Realm Keys. We also give you the HERO Reward. ____________________________ Please Note: This is a new reward and is now included as a benefit in the ENERGIZE Reward. Please see FAQs for more info. ____________________________Estimated delivery:
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ENERGIZE: Qetoos are the life force of Emodo and without them your game is over. To honor you, when you start playing the game we will give you an exclusive (to backers) Quest Shaper called 'Insider'. This gives you a random award of 1 to 50 Qetoos every day. We also give you the HERO reward.Estimated delivery:
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EPIC: Vlado Hudec will design the music for Rise of Emodo and it promises to be awesome. Here we give you access to a digital download of the original music designed for The Quest. Oh yes, we also give you the ENERGIZE reward too.Estimated delivery:
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EVOLUTION: We send you a digital copy of a beautiful 100-page, full color book: ‘Evolution Emodo’ showing concept art, storyboards, timeline, doodles, behind the scenes stuff, interviews with the leading people designing the game and lots of other cool things. We will even list your name (or a business name) inside the book! We also send give you the EPIC reward.Estimated delivery:
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THE T: Seems like everyone has a T-shirt. Well, we haven’t designed ours yet but we will during this campaign - with your help! I’m sure we will even find a good looking model to wear one for you (you don’t get to keep the model). So for $24.00 you get the T and everything in the EVOLUTION reward too.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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THE ORB: We know how stressful playing a game can be so we've commissioned an exclusive stress ball to send to you. Inspired by the Orb Ikaran, this life-saver will keep you sane as you seek to become the Kemet-Akra. Naturally you aso receive all previous rewards.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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EARTH-KAN: Sometimes Earth-Persons are miserable creatures, stuck in the far-reaches of space or lost somewhere in time. They need a friendly face and that’s where you come in. Share your excitement and give them a dose of positive energy. KAN is the Emodon word for ‘success’ and this reward will give you success beyond your wildest dreams. First we give you everything from ‘THE ORB’ reward and 3000 bonus Qetoos too. Then we connect you to 30 Earth-Persons who are playing Rise of Emodo. Send them a positive vibe and watch your Qetoos soar. Plus expect a few special bonuses too. OH YES, THIS IS AN EARLY BIRD OFFER.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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EMODON: One morning you decide that Emodo would become your new home. Select your exclusive screen-name AND choose one of the seven Emodon tribes. This gives you a range of exclusive benefits when trading with other members of your tribe - including free clues, bonus Realm Keys and good Quest Shapers. We also give you the EARTH-KAN reward. ____________________________ Please note that this is a new reward and is now included in all the rewards below. ____________________________Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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SHADOW: The Shadow D'harblus was created in the Age of Wars as a weapon of stealth. Exiled for 32,000 years, he became a master of everything. Now he heads the feared Guild of Thieves and he's seeking fresh recruits from Earth. He promises you nothing but a secret life in the shadows where you seek to deflect other Earth-Persons from their path on The Quest. He also promises you a stream of Qetoos. Although you receive all the benefits of the EARTH-KAN reward and EMODON reward, you lose the in-game role of Earth-Kan and your tribe will become the D'harblus. ____________________________ Please note that this is a new reward and is now optional in all the rewards below. ____________________________Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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QUEST: Evolution. Discovery. Breakthrough. Survival. War. Earth... Across 90,000 years, so many events have shaped Emodo. We are going to send you a personalized and signed print from the timeline. Uniquely this will include a puzzle (embedded into the print). When you solve it you unlock Realm Keys, Xenari Fragments and Qetoos. ____________________________ Please note that this is a new reward. You receive everything from the EMODON reward. The SHADOW reward is optional. The QUEST reward is also added to all the rewards below. ____________________________Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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SEEKER: The ancient Xenari emerged from the forests of Sanrsah some 60,000 years ago and they evolved into the seven tribes of Emodo. We are going to send you a hard-copy version of our beautiful 100-page, full color book: ‘Evolution Emodo’ showing concept art, storyboards, timeline, doodles, behind the scenes stuff, interviews with the leading people designing the game and lots of other cool things. We will even list your name (or a business name) inside the book! Then we will get as many people involved with the project as possible to sign your book and also personalize it to you. We also give you everything from the EARTH-KAN reward plus ANOTHER 3000 Qetoos (6000 in total) and your Insider wildcard (from the ENERGIZE reward) now gives you a random reward of 50 to 300 Qetoos every day.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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SECRETS: Shhh. Tell no one. Perhaps the coolest reward ever; the EneKai recruit you into the Guild of Secrets. Discover the art of creating mind-bending puzzles and then generate thousands of Qetoos every day as you become a hidden power behind The Quest. ____________________________ Please note that this is a new reward. You receive everything from the SEEKER reward. The SECRETS reward is also added to all the rewards below. Please look for update SR5 for more info. ____________________________Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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ENHANCED: The Endrazdos come from the frozen lands to the south and for millennia they have designed most of the architecture of Emodo. Now they create Quest Shapers: wildcards which change the dynamics of your game. The Endrazdos will welcome you to their maze-like temple and work with you to design an exclusive Quest Shaper. You decide its power and name. Whenever a player uses your Quest Shaper you make a bonus Qetoo. And, yes, you do get everything from the SEEKER reward.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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DISCOVERED: We send you a limited edition, signed print from the world of Emodo created by Tad Davis, Jonathan Roberts, Andrea Pua or Alex Ruiz. You choose the artwork you want and we do the rest. ____________________________ Please note that this is a new reward. You receive everything from the ENHANCED reward too. This reward is also added to the WOVEN Rewards. ____________________________Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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WOVEN 1: The advanced moon of Emodo has generated many stories and in the WOVEN series of rewards we give you something exceptional. Here, we create a story about you and plant you somewhere in the past 24,000 years. Players of Rise of Emodo will discover you in the House of Qerah. Here’s your chance to get something that games seldom give you: a chance for your name to live forever... You also get a copy of the story created for you, signed by the writer. Plus we give you ANOTHER 3000 Qetoos (9000 in total) and everything from the ENHANCED reward!Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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WOVEN 2: Your story is more than a chance encounter as you become interwoven into the fabric of the game. Dependent upon the decisions made by players of Rise of Emodo your story becomes part of their Quest: an answer which takes them closer to solving the Orb Ikaran. You also get a copy of the story created for you, signed by the writer. Plus we give you ANOTHER 3000 Qetoos (12000 in total) and everything from the ENHANCED reward too and FREE SHIPPING from this reward onwards!Estimated delivery:
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WOVEN 3: Your story gains an enhanced weave as you become a key character within the world of Emodo. Now every player of Rise of Emodo will encounter you within their Quest as they seek to solve the Orb Ikaran. You also get a copy of the story created for you, signed by the writer. Plus we give you ANOTHER 6000 Qetoos (18000 in total) and everything from the ENHANCED reward too.Estimated delivery:
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THE OSHAI: We give you membership of the Oshai (Guild of Merchants) which would normally cost 10,000 Qetoos. Membership comes loaded with in-game benefits: especially against rogue trades. As a special reward the Oshai will give you one Realm Key: an incredible leap forward in your game. In fact the Oshai are so impressed that you will be recognized as development partner as the Emodon seek evermore Earth-Persons. Plus we give you ANOTHER 12000 Qetoos (30000 in total) and everything from the ENHANCED reward and any of the WOVEN rewards. Cool eh?Estimated delivery:
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DISCOVERY: An exceptional reward, aimed at Business Members and Good Causes, we develop an interwoven story about your brand and embed you into the game. Imagine potentially tens of thousands of members solving puzzles which are designed around your business brand and profile. There are many things that every player must complete in order to progress and now, discovering your business name within the game will become part of that experience. You decide the prize (Realm Key, Quest Shaper, Qetoos etc). Plus you have everything from the OSHAI reward.Estimated delivery:
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EARTH TRIBE: For thousands of years the Xenari Temple has provided leadership for Emodo. Now, from 30703 XT Earth-Persons are free to enter. Choose this reward and your name will be translated into Emodon. An artifact or landmark will then be created for you and woven into the game. This will generate thousands of Qetoos for you when discovered by others seeking the Orb Ikaran. Beyond this, you also receive everything from the OSHAI reward (DISCOVERY is optional) and become a valued member of our awareness team. Your ideas will be considered and whenever possible we will Skype or meet in person.Estimated delivery:
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EMODO TRIBE: Instead of becoming an Earth-Person within the Xenari Temple you choose to represent one of the seven tribes of Emodo. Whenever Earth-Persons interact with any aspect of your chosen tribe you generate potentially millions of Qetoos. Beyond this, we will also ask Vlado Hudec to design a piece of music and name this after you, your business or a loved one. This will be used within the game and we will provide you with a digital copy, along with all other tracks Vlado creates exclusively for us. You also receive everything from the OSHAI reward (DISCOVERY is optional) and naturally, you will become a valued member of our awareness team. Your ideas will be considered and whenever possible we will Skype or meet in person.Estimated delivery:
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MIROQ MASTER: Deep in the Cave of Arkat, the EneKai discovered shimmering pools of energy. They were portals and they became known as the 'Miroq''. You receive the EMODO TRIBE reward but also become an integral part of our marketing and awareness team, seeking a stream of new Earth-Persons. You will interact with our team every week and face to face meetings are also possible.Estimated delivery:
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ARCHITECT: Six years ago the Questorian Nemiba discovered that an advanced alien race known as the Architects were responsible for the storm of rocks which had so often shaped Emodo. She also discovered that these were the same aliens seen in the skies of Earth 24,000 years previously. As an Architect you help create the storyline and artwork for Chapter 2. You will be involved in day to day meetings and there will definitely be a face to face meeting involved. Naturally you also take the EMODO TRIBE reward (MIROQ MASTER is optional). We also list you as a development partner and aim to make every day an exciting journey into the world of Emodo.Estimated delivery:
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