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Paul PhoenixBy Paul Phoenix
First created
Paul PhoenixBy Paul Phoenix
First created
£711
pledged of £70,000pledged of £70,000 goal
23
backers
29days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 19 2018 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Kill Or Be Killed.

  • Genre: Horror.
  • Game Modes: Single Player (Base Goal). Asymmetrical Multiplayer (Stretch Goal).
  • Multiplayer Player Count: Up to 10.
  • Perspective: First & Third Person.
  • Launch: Estimated Late 2019.
  • Platforms: PC Steam (Base Goal). PS4 & XB1 (Stretch Goals).
  • Engine Tech: Unreal Engine 4
  • KICKSTARTER GOAL: £70,000 for Base Game. The Base Game will include the Single Player game mode, 2 Maps, 2 Killers and 4 Victims.

KILLER FEATURES 2 GAME MODES.

Single Player (Base Goal):

You play as the Killer. Each map comes with its own story to play. Each story plays out just like a Horror Slasher movie. The start of each chapter features a cinematic featuring the victims. You must then complete various objectives to complete the chapter. The further you get the more challenging the chapters become. Unlock secrets about the Killers through collecting special items. If you look hard enough, you'll find teasers about the victims.

When you play as the killer, the environment can hinder your chances of completing the map. For example, with the Hookman, if he approaches a landmark where there are many people like the diner and he was detected, the game would end. To successfully complete the objective, certain items would be available to pick up and players need to utilise his surroundings.

We intend to create a gaming environment where research and nostalgia would enhance the gamer’s experience in KILLER. If the game is successful, there would be a possibility of introducing chapters where players can play the victims.

Multiplayer (Stretch Goal):

9 vs 1. The Killer has one objective, kill everyone, in anyway they see fit. The Victims must scour the maps finding parts to build traps to kill the Killer. There is no escape, either kill or be killed. Even if you die you will get points depending on how you play the match. An example of this is how many times you have stunned the killer or how many traps you built or helped build. Depending on which killer you choose will determine what traps and weapons are available within the match.

The Hero: If you can successfully call the police without being sliced and/or diced then someone who is already dead within the match will be randomly picked to come back as the Hero! As the Hero you have one job, slow the Killer down. The Hero can't kill the Killer but they can use weapons to slow them down so that the other Victims can escape. If you die as the Hero then you are dead for good and the Victims will have to survive on their own.

HYSTERIA: Fear can affect your gameplay within multiplayer. Each character including the killer will have different attributes that are pre-set before the level begins to make them unique and you must find out what they are for yourself. This feature can affect the character’s response to the killer. As a victim, certain areas of a map like structures can affect his/her level of fear. In other words, if the character was more fearful and panicky then he/she would have a higher chance of going into a complete panic. This would immobilise the character making It harder to build traps and complete objectives to defeat the killer. To reduce the level of fear, certain items can be picked up to help the victim. Examples would be a torch, or a chocolate bar which may provide some sugary comfort for the frightened victim.

1950s - Small Town - Mortville, USA:

YOU SHOULD NEVER PARK AT A LOVERS' LANE IN A SLASHER MOVIE...
YOU SHOULD NEVER PARK AT A LOVERS' LANE IN A SLASHER MOVIE...

1960s - Circus - Little Black Heath, UK:

THIS KILLER ISN'T CLOWNING AROUND!
THIS KILLER ISN'T CLOWNING AROUND!

1970s - Desert - Budoo Creek, AUS:

YES THERE WILL BE BLOOD SOAKED KANGAROOS...
YES THERE WILL BE BLOOD SOAKED KANGAROOS...

1980s - Beach Town - Sunset Pearl, USA:

THIS USED TO BE A NICE SEASIDE TOWN...
THIS USED TO BE A NICE SEASIDE TOWN...

1990s - Small Town - Aylesbury, UK:

LET'S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY!
LET'S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY!

2000s - Farmland - Greenlaw County, USA:

POOR CRYSTAL, WHAT DID SHE EVER DO TO THE FARMER?
POOR CRYSTAL, WHAT DID SHE EVER DO TO THE FARMER?

2010s - Forest - Beaverhead Backcountry, USA:

NEVER ENTER A CREEPY OLD CABIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST...
NEVER ENTER A CREEPY OLD CABIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST...
DEAD END. NO KIDDING!
DEAD END. NO KIDDING!

The Hookman

The Clown

The Farmer

The Mountain Man

TRUE MOVIE STYLE CINEMATICS:

We will be utilising Unreal Engine 4.20's advanced post processing effects to achieve the look and feel of a movie. The cinematic depth of field method provides a look that closely resembles real life photography and film for desktop and console platforms.

We aim to use cinematics to capture the true spirit of slasher movies.

CINEMATIC DEPTH OF FIELD IN ACTION
CINEMATIC DEPTH OF FIELD IN ACTION

GRUESOME KILLS:

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There will be many different ways to kill victims in KILLER. This will  include the ability to KILL VICTIMS HOLDING THEIR OWN WEAPONS!

DISMEMBERMENT:

SLICE UP THAT VICTIM!
SLICE UP THAT VICTIM!

Victims can be dismembered in many different ways as shown above.

FIRST AND THIRD PERSON PERSPECTIVE:

We know every player have different tastes when it comes to how they play so we're adding both first and third person so that players have the best of both worlds.

ANIMALS ON THE MAPS:

Animals will wonder around the map in single and multiplayer mode but they are not just there for decoration. They will inadvertently play a part. The animals may throw off the Killer's senses making them think a Victim is nearby when in fact it could be just a deer!

PROPOSED DAY & NIGHT MAPS:

  • Day
  • Sunset
  • Night
  • Night Stormy

DIFFERENT ERA CLOTHES FOR EACH DECADE (Multiplayer):

Each decade will come with a different style of clothing for each Victim to wear. Clothing will be variables and NOT JUST RE-COLOURINGS. You can choose these in the Customisation selection in the main menu.

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE REWARDS:

HAVE YOUR PHOTO, NAME & A SHORT MESSAGE WRITTEN BY YOU UP ON THE WALL OF THE POLICE STATION'S MISSING PERSONS BOARD IN-GAME! #See Reward 9.

CENTROID MOTION CAPTURE:

THESE GUYS HAVE DONE SOME OF THE BEST ANIMATIONS IN THE VIDEO GAME & MOVIE INDUSTRY!
THESE GUYS HAVE DONE SOME OF THE BEST ANIMATIONS IN THE VIDEO GAME & MOVIE INDUSTRY!

THE ANIMATIONS WILL BE SHOT AT BRITAIN'S FAMOUS PINEWOOD STUDIOS BY CENTROID MOTION CAPTURE.

These guys have made animations for games like Hitman, Until Dawn, Mad Max, Injustice 2, Destiny, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Crysis 3, The House of the Dead Overkill, Kinect Star Wars, Kinect Sports Rivals, Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 & Many More... They have also worked on movies like Prometheus, Terminator Genisys, Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides, The Wolf Man (2010), Wonder Woman (2017), Iron Man 2, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time, Spectre, Quantum of Solace, Lost in Space (1998), Total Recall (2012), 300 - Rise of an Empire, Hercules (2014), John Carter, Jupiter Ascending, Godzilla, World War Z, 2012, Snow White & The Huntsman, Beauty and the Beast (2017), Robin Hood (2010), Pan, Hugo, Stardust & Many More...

As you can see these guys don't mess around and will provide breath taking animations worthy of the biggest games in history!

ORIGINAL SCORE BY Mark Braga.

www.markbragamedia.com

£70,000 – Base Game

The Base Game will include the Single Player game mode, 2 Maps, 2 Killers and 4 Victims. The Killers have already been designed as shown above and some have been modelled.

£80,000 - To add an additional 1 VICTIM, KILLER AND MAP

£90,000: 1 VICTIM, KILLER AND MAP ADDED.

£100,000: 1 VICTIM, KILLER AND MAP ADDED.

£110,000: 1 VICTIM, KILLER AND MAP ADDED.

£120,000: 1 VICTIM, KILLER AND MAP ADDED.

£180,000: MULTIPLAYER MODE ADDED.

This will cover reliable dedicated servers and an Anti-Cheat System.

£250,000: PS4 & XB1 PORTS.

Why use Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is just the first step of my plan. Me and my team are fully committed to making KILLER the game that horror fans deserve. The good thing is that we’re not starting from scratch as this has been in development for over a year and a half. We have invested a huge amount, both emotionally and financially. We're not asking you to pledge money to just an idea. We need the initial support to know this is the game that players, like you reading this Kickstarter, want to play. We have big plans for KILLER once we hit the Base Goal and get it published on Steam. We aim to release this on PS4 and XB1, release both game modes and we will continue to support KILLER for years to come through DLCs and updates. We hope this gives confidence to backers that we're here to work together with you to make the game we all want to play. 

KILLER has already achieved a good size fanbase even before the Kickstarter! My youtube channel has over 148k subscribers and have a growing discord and twitter community. We've even already received fan art and fan cosplay which makes us happy and confident in putting this campaign forward.

VICTIM CRYSTAL COSPLAY! Credit To IG: pleadingeyescosplay
VICTIM CRYSTAL COSPLAY! Credit To IG: pleadingeyescosplay

Risks and challenges

This will be the first ever Kickstarter that I will try and create with the help of very experienced gaming developers in the form of Airship Images and supportive friends. Before this, I have been creating game concepts on unreal engine and paying out of my own pockets. There will be many risks and challenges along the way such as translating my ideas into a reality, directing the mocap and transferring these motion capture into animation.

Whilst the kickstarter campaign is live, My team and I will be very active in promoting and being very engaging on Youtube, twitter and discord. I am very passionate and determined to create a game ... from a fan for the fans of horror/gaming. I have put my heart and soul into this game and I promise you it won't disappoint.

Feel free to send an email to me at yt85pphoenix@yahoo.com for any questions about this project.

Thank you for taking the time to read our campaign and I hope you consider being a special part of this project.

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