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Victius Game StudioBy Victius Game Studio
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Victius Game StudioBy Victius Game Studio
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AU$ 10
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

BLACK CAMPAIGN IN A NUTSHELL

"Black Campaign - New Order" is an ambitious project from us, Victius Game Studio attempting to introduce players to Vietnamese history and culture in late 18th-early 19th centuries: the time of chaos and war.

"We may be relatives, but when it comes to power and wealth, I shall not share them with you!"
"We may be relatives, but when it comes to power and wealth, I shall not share them with you!"

CONCEPTS & GAME SETTINGS

The game primarily takes place in the aftermath of Trinh-Nguyen war and the rise and fall of Tay Son dynasty: the struggle for total dominance of Empire of Dai Viet by two influential rulling families which gave birth to a new dynasty created by a rebellion, and in turn the rebellion, commanded by Tay Son's brothers, pathed the way for the return of a man who would later become the founder of the last dynasty of Viet Nam.

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In 1527, Mac Dang Dung, Captain of the Imperial Guard removed and kill his Emperor, Le Cung Hoang, and became the monarch himself. The murder of the Emperor provoked the revolt against Mac dynasty by former cabinet Nguyen Kim and his son-in-law, Trinh Kiem, respective rulers of two influential families of the Le's inner circle, fighting to install the new Le Emperor.

In 1545, Nguyen Kiem and subsequently his eldest son was assassinated and his son-in-law took control over the Royal army. In 1558 Trinh Kiem gave the rulership over the southernmost province to Nguyen Hoang, the remain son of Nguyen Kim and his brother-in-law.

After fighting against Mac dynasty for 67 years, Trinh-Nguyen alliance captured the capital Hanoi, and install Le Than Tong as a new emperor, with the Trinh family is the de facto ruler of the empire. However, the relationship between two families became worse dating back from the  suspicious causes of death of Nguyen Kim and the takeover of Trinh Kiem.

In 1623, the new Nguyen Lord openly denied the submission from the Tring Lord, and the open war finally broke out 4 years later, with two sides backed by European powers: the Netherlands and Portugal until 1673, two sides agreed to a peace by dividing the country into two with mediation supplied by the government of Kangxi Emperor of Qing dynasty.

The division, however, was only the beginning. The peace was finally broken by the rise of three brothers...

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The reason why we choose this timeline is very simple: this is the time that Vietnam, aside from the time of being French colony in 20th century, fully interacted with the outer world, especially European colonial powers. This interaction laid the foundation of the modern Vietnam in the future (at one point,thanks to this that nowadays we use Latin alphabet, not Chinese logogram).

On the other hand, we also include some historical events from the outside world which were partially contributed to the cause of this era as well. You will encouter many familiar events such as French and Indian Wars, American Revolutionary War,...

"You shall not pass!"
"You shall not pass!"

Inspired by Assassin Creed's series by Ubisoft, the game depicts Vietnam from an fictious view based on historical researchs and theories from well-known Vietnamese historians about this era. Of course, these theories have not been fully confirmed, or some theories may contradicted to the depict of some Vietnamese historical figures in the 'right' media. And yes, it is intentional, we want the players to be curious so that they will embark on the journey to seek the truth.

"Gentlemen, this is how the proper Guard should press!"
"Gentlemen, this is how the proper Guard should press!"

GAMEPLAY

The gameplay, also inspired by Assassin Creed, features a mixed style between stealth, action and role-playing, which the player will assume the roles as three different persons, based on actual historical figures, remarkably contribute to the course of the history.

During the game, you will recognize some familiar concepts that we have borrowed from the Assassin Creed series, or other games such as Divinity Original Sin, Pillars of Eternity.

A couple of quick facts

  • The game is developed in RPG Maker VX Ace engine. At the moment, we are waiting for the release of the new engine RPG MV so that we can develop the game in cross-platform (finally, Black Campaign will be available for Android).
  • Releasing in RPG Maker is just the first stage. If the campaign is successful, armed with the experiences from trial-and-errors when developing in RPG Maker, we will develop the game using Unity Engine.

Risks and challenges

At the moment, all of the game budgets are coming from self-funded, and this has delayed our work in several occasions. The biggest risk is that we may not have enough members, which means we have to postpone our project until more members are coming, or some features may not be included in the game.
Those kinds of things may happen, but it won't affect our ability to finish and release the game.

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