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Watch out retro fans! Here’s something for old school lovers: an 80s style Point & Click Crime Adventure game (1st person) with all possibilities that come with the 80s era and its subsequent years. I’ve added a luscious sound to taste, spiced with a very individual graphic style in sepia / mint. Combined language version (english / german).

Well… Who doesn’t secretly dream of embarking on an exciting, criminal adventure? Going on a leisure walk, unsuspecting… and getting entangled in some serious criminal case from one minute to the other? As a player, you yourself take on the role of the investigator, suddenly and unannounced, and shook by the eerie discovery of a cell phone lost by the river. The phone shows a pic of a creepy person wearing a clown mask. Is someone messing with you here? Or is someone clearly threatening anyone who gets to find this phone?

So, it’s on you now… Go ahead and inspect the area around the old forest cemetery. Follow the mysterious tracks around an abandoned weir at dusk and find out what's going on there…

Since the short version of the game is already on the verge of its release, the required financial support will already be used to part-finance the development of the game’s sequel.

Without your appreciated support I would soon have to discontinue working on "Shadows by the Waterhouse" due to the time and effort it requires. However, should I really cross the funding threshold of 590 euros or more I’d be financially independent enough to devote myself to exclusively work on the game for another one or two months. Before long, each backer will receive parts 1 and 2 upon their completion which will both be part of an additional "major version". You may play the game chapter by chapter or beat it in one go (as a coherent story).

Now… If, hypothetically speaking, I were to exceed the amount of 750 euros with your help, I would invest the extra money in an additional software to do even more effective and extensive game programming in the future (for various other platforms).

Retrofans aufgepasst! Ich biete hier was für Liebhaber der alten Schule: ein Point & Click Krimi-Adventure (1st-person) im Stil der 80er und den Möglichkeiten darauffolgender Jahre, fein abgeschmeckt mit leckerem Sound und einem ganz individuellen grafischen Ausdruck in Sepia / Mint. Kombinierte Sprachversion (Deutsch / Englisch).

Wer träumt nicht selbst insgeheim davon, aus einem gemütlichen Spaziergang in ein spannendes, kriminalistisches Abenteuer hinein verwickelt zu werden? Du als Spieler übernimmst hierbei selbst die Rolle des Kommissars – plötzlich und unangekündigt, völlig überrascht über den unheimlichen Fund eines in Flussnähe verlorenen Handys. Darauf zu sehen... das Foto einer gruseligen Person mit Clownsmaske. Handelt es sich hier nur um einen Joke oder bedroht da nicht eindeutig jemand den Betrachter?

Inspiziere daraufhin die Umgebung eines alten Waldfriedhofes und folge den mysteriösen Spuren rund um ein verlassenes Wehr in der Abenddämmerung. Was geht dort vor sich? Der Verdacht liegt nahe - hier werden womöglich geheime Experimente an Menschen durchgeführt...

Da die aktuelle Kurzversion bereits kurz vor ihrer Veröffentlichung steht, soll der erwünschte finanzielle Support bereits die Arbeit an einer Fortsetzung des Spieles ermöglichen.

Ohne diesen ist es mir aufgrund des zeitlichen Aufwandes nicht möglich, die Arbeit an "Shadows by the Waterhouse" weiter auszudehnen. Mittels Unterstützung in Höhe der Fundingschwelle von 590 Euro oder mehr wäre ich jedoch finanziell unabhängig genug, um mich ein- bis zwei weitere Monate intensiv dem Spiel widmen zu können. Jeder Backer wird in Kürze Teil 1 und Teil 2 innerhalb einer zusätzlichen "Major Version" nach Fertigstellung erhalten. Die Major Version wird aus einer Kombination beider Teile bestehen, die dann sowohl als einzelne Kapitel wie auch komplett (als zusammenhängende Story) durchgespielt werden können.

Sollte durch eure Hilfe gar der Betrag von 750 Euro überschritten werden, würde ich die darüber hinausgehende finanzielle Unterstützung in eine alternative Software investieren, um zukünftig noch effektiver und breitgefächerter (für diverse andere Plattformen) arbeiten zu können.

N I G H T P A T H
N I G H T P A T H

Near the old cemetery. The car behind us. From now on by foot. Starting point of the story.

In der Nähe des alten Friedhofes. Hinter uns steht das Auto. Von nun an zu Fuß. Ausgangspunkt der Geschichte.

T H E C O N T A I N E R
T H E C O N T A I N E R

There is a scrap yard on the way. Is there anything useful in the old container? Let's check!

Auf dem Weg liegt ein Schrottplatz. Ob in dem alten Container etwas Brauchbares zu finden ist? Probieren wir`s aus!

C A V E O F T H E L I O N
C A V E O F T H E L I O N

At last! The lion's den… We forced our way into the mysterious headquarters. Now… special caution is required! The last battle is coming up!

Endlich. Die Höhle des Löwen. Wir haben uns Zugang zum mysteriösen Hauptquartier verschafft. Nun aber ist äußerste Vorsicht geboten! Auf ins letzte Gefecht!

You want to see more screenshots? No problem! Look here: www.artsunited.de

All backers will already find their names in the first part of the game (short game) under “Credits”. You may download the first part as well as the digital poster as of September 1st. All other rewards (besides the beta test) you will receive right after completion of the "Major Version" (presumably at the end of February 2018).

Jeder Backer kann seinen Namen bereits im ersten Teil (Shortgame) des Spieles in den Credits wiederfinden, den ihr euch – ebenso wie das digitale Poster – bereits im September runterladen könnt. Alle weiteren Rewards (abgesehen vom Betatest) werde ich euch dann nach Fertigstellung der "Major Version" zukommen lassen (voraussichtlich Ende Februar 2018).

A R T  P O S T E R
A R T P O S T E R

 

G A M E & S O U N D
G A M E & S O U N D

                                               INCL.CARDBOARD BOX (Euro 50+)

GET A SMALL BOOKLET WITH THE STORY OF "SHADOWS BY THE WATERHOUSE"
GET A SMALL BOOKLET WITH THE STORY OF "SHADOWS BY THE WATERHOUSE"

 

P O S T C A R D S E T
P O S T C A R D S E T

 

C A R D B O A R D  S T O O L
C A R D B O A R D S T O O L

 

TWO OTHER POSSIBLE MOTIVES. YOU GET A PERSONALISED STOOL WITH A SCREENSHOT OF YOUR CHOICE + TS (TONBAND STORIES) LOGO + (NAME) DEDICATION
TWO OTHER POSSIBLE MOTIVES. YOU GET A PERSONALISED STOOL WITH A SCREENSHOT OF YOUR CHOICE + TS (TONBAND STORIES) LOGO + (NAME) DEDICATION

 

YOUR OWN ROLE! CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL GAME CHARACTER FOR THE MAJOR VERSION!
YOUR OWN ROLE! CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONAL GAME CHARACTER FOR THE MAJOR VERSION!

 

A R T W O R K
A R T W O R K

 

 

                                           "START MENUE THEME"

                                           "AT THE CEMETARY"

                                            EXAMPLE OF A SPEAKING PART BY MARKUS MAGER 

 

 

ADVENTURE "IDENTITÄT" IN C´T (350.000 COPIES)
ADVENTURE "IDENTITÄT" IN C´T (350.000 COPIES)

 

Any questions? Feel free to contact me at: raphael@artsunited.de

Risks and challenges

As you may be asking yourselves whether you should support a project that is already in the process of development, I would like to put some emphasis on the advantages of my strategy: I, for my share, can reassure you that on the one hand you’re supporting a project that is already on its way. On the other hand, however, without your support I’d be forced to put the project on the shelf. So, to get to the point: In it for you is a great benefit at low risk. As for myself, this great opportunity of crowdfunding would mean a huge step towards fulfilling my life’s dream (game development).

The backwind that comes with a campaign like this will allow me to happily finalize "Shadows by the Waterhouse"!

And you can be a part of it!

In addition to providing you with both the short and full version of the game, as well as with the premium beta and all the other rewards, I'd gladly pay you back beyond that: every backer may regularly and exclusively gain insight in the process of further development of the game. But there's more: you may discuss and exchange thoughts and ideas within a closed community and even influence the game contents. Those who have the "Premium Beta" included in their package may also look forward to beta-testing the major version of the game and getting a special mention in the credits.

So - why not? Let’`s get rollinggo ... together!

Da ihr euch vielleicht fragen werdet, ob ihr hiermit offenbar ein Projekt unterstützen sollt, dass sich bereits in der Entwicklungsphase befindet, möchte ich vorab einen konkreten Vorteil meiner Strategie deutlich machen: Hiermit kann ich euch die Sicherheit bieten, dass ihr ein Projekt unterstützt, welches einerseits bereits sicher auf seinem Weg ist, andererseits aber ohne eure Unterstützung auch nicht mehr weiter vertieft werden kann. Für euch also ein großer Nutzen bei geringem Risiko und für mich ein weiterer Schritt auf dem Weg in Richtung Lebenstraum (Spieleentwicklung).

Mit dem Rückenwind dieser Kampagne kann ich "Shadows by the Waterhouse" nämlich in einem weitaus größerem Umfang weiterentwickeln!

Und du kannst dabei sein!

Neben der Gegenleistung von Kurz- und Langversion, Premium Beta sowie weiteren Rewards revanchiere ich mich auch gerne über das übliche Maß hinaus: Alle Backer erhalten von mir regelmäßig einen exklusiven Einblick in die weitere Entwicklung des Spiels! Und nicht nur das – ein reger Austausch per Closed Community mit einer möglichen Einflussnahme auf Spielinhalte eurerseits (und Engagement als Betatester der Majorversion für alle, die "Premium Beta" mit im Paket haben inkl. hervorgehobender Erwähnung in den Credits) als weitere Optionen)!

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