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WEB : http://www.8doorsgame.com

PC(Steam) | PS4 

Greenlit! Thank you !

 

8 Doors is inspired by

First,  Earthbound series

Second, Undertale  

We have played the games listed above. Therefore, we decided to create such games which can touch our hearts on our own. 

While making our own creative world, we tried to combine strengths which we felt while playing three games listed above into 8Doors smoothly.

 We tried to maximize the strengths that can be shown in story RPG, 2D game of quarter-view way while trying to delete any awkward points.

 If you were one of users who enjoyed playing any of these three games above, it is guaranteed for you that this ‘game of adventuring Afterlife’ will capture your heart and mind.

   

8 Doors’ is a multi-ending RPG with high degree of freedom, made with UNITY. 

Players have to solve puzzles, accomplish various Main and Sub Quests and deliberately apply accompanying NPC at battles, enjoying different types of plays. 

Through the game, the game play gets more and more interesting as you find numerous Easter Eggs

Also, every moment you play the game, the attractive artwork designed to fascinate you into the amazing story will capture your attention.

Genre: Adventure Rpg

Number of Players: Single Player 

Languages: English /Japanese / Korean / Chinese

Expected average play time: it is estimated to be about 12 ~  hours;

(8 chapters) + (3 ~ 4 Multi-ending). + (End contents)

Key Feature 

- Story RPG with high degree of freedom

- Multi-ending depending on players’ choices

- Fascinating atmosphere that goes well with its worldview

- Beautiful hand - drawn art 

- Easily accessible and unique characters

- You will meet so many lovely characters 

- End contents

 

 

 

 

 

  

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There exists a place called `IERO : the ghost hotel’ located somewhere in the Afterlife. This is the sacred place where the souls after death can spend their last day comfortably before the final judgment of the king of that world ‘Yama’. It does not matter who they were before the death.

In such important place, a strange thing happens. A sinister wraith that was not on the list of the living appeared. No one knew why, and the worries only grew. But the number of the dead and souls had to match, so it was a very serious problem.

   

And this influences the real world as well...     

Lily (Heroine,Main character) finds out those weird things happened where her neighbor villagers died unexpectedly and the dead rose again. Her father also became a victim.

Moving on from her sadness, she decides to leave the village to save her father, gets the information that there is a world that controls death, and sets out alone for the world of after-life as a representative of her village. 

When Lily arrives at the after-life's world after paying her tolls, she makes a sort of a deal with the Lord of Hell. Will she be able to save her father from an unfair death and correct the broken balance between the real world and the after-life?

 There’s ‘8 Doors’ at the beginning and the end of the game. However,  where would it be, this ‘8 Doors’? And, what would it do?

 

 

 

CONCEPT ART VIDEO

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We tried to emphasize the characteristics of Afterlife world and death through the overall design and color balance while depicting a natural scene. 

In order to create a fancy atmosphere within the game, there were many trials and mistakes, then finding solutions to reach the current version of 8Doors.

First 

we boldly expressed based mainly on three colors. We didn't want to give a complicated impression when playing game; that too much information would be added and make the player tired. We thought too much would be worse than less. 

By using solid black and brown, we maintained simplicity and formed the heavy atmosphere of the after-life, getting two effects at one time. 

Also, red reminds the player of death, since death is the motive of the game, and is used in many settings within the game. 

Second

scribbled sketch were used to show lightness and familiarity. .Anyone could scribble, don't you think? Whether you are professional in drawing or not, scribbling feels somewhat familiar. It's because we've all done it. Using this drawing style, we aimed to present a familiar and sensitive sketch.

Third 

Since it is about Afterlife, it gives a serious and heavy feeling but we couldn’t give up humor and fun in it. Detailed ideas of designers helped to put these fun points into the picture. It was because we thought it would be one way for you to communicate with us while playing the game.

 

 When we first planned the characters, we wanted to create something that was easy to copy. This is the reason that things don't go too far from being round. Something salient here was to avoid being monotonous. 

But each character had unique concept and story, and that helped completing the characters effectively. Now, it's your turn to meet these awesome characters.

   

 

 Easter Eggs are located humorously in different places; it is focused on the fun that users can discover them through talking to developers.

 

  

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 8Doors will present various puzzle elements, bullet hell patterned game and battles with many boss monsters as well as turn-based battle system in the future.

 

 

 

 You can carry on the game by usefully applying the normal attacks and skills. According to each, each NPC demonstrates unique and wonderful battle effect based on its own concept. Also while carrying on the story, Player would meet a company to accompany throughout the adventure; a battle will be played more stylish and in various ways from now on.

 GIF image above shows that the face of players is taken by FACETAKER as the monster knocked down the player. As such, you can experience many fun parts besides the battle through various monster concepts.

Get stronger by properly using an item you purchased from the store in the game or which you received from a monster. You can even combine different items to make them into a new item or equipment!

 Every battle system, visual effects and items will be continuously updated through constant communication and feedback. 

Since this game is a story RPG, there are so many lines and an English translation that fits into the native culture would be one of the most important elements. The precious fund raised from your donation will be used for this, and we will do our best for a high-quality translation.   

Also we can add more frames to each character , monsters etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A word about reward!!  

$5)      2 HD wallpapers of 8 Doors will make your pc beautiful! 

Only you can own this wonderful screen image. You can decorate your own PC or laptop, or any hardware’s screen wall paper with these two illustrations. 

Super Thanks ! We will keep up the good work for you!

$15)    By using this Steam key, you can download the 8 Doors on Steam

Huge thanks to those who helped developing this Title successfully. We promise that we would continue to develop better games. You will receive Steam Key which allows you to download this game from Steam immediately on the day it’s launched.

$20)    Make your name appears in the game! And become a Master of    8 Doors!

You will be kept at the Hall of Honor in 8Doors. Your great names will be marked in this game forever since you were the source of life of 8Doors. We give you all the glory!

 $30)    3 Digital illustrations of three main Characters. 

You can own 3 high-pixel digital illustrations which depict three main characters wonderfully for your lifetime. This limited edition of illustration will be given to you only. We could call it an honor medal!

 $50)     Unique and beautiful soundtrack of 8 Doors. 

You can receive wonderful full soundtrack which captured the mood of 8Doors beautifully.

 $60)     Digital Artbook of 8 Doors. It contains full digital illustrations with our design progressions and behind stroy of the game. 

It is a digital art book that has every step of illustration, design and behind scenes of development. We are confident that this artbook will be great as we poured our hearts into the art of this game! It is the limited item for Backers only.

 $80)    Get your own tombstone!! it will be placed at the game.

You can leave your marks in the Afterlife of 8Doors. Then, you become able to share the Afterlife and the real life! Yama named you a hero, setting a tombstone to take care of your soul which still is in the real world. You are heroes of 8Doors! Please try not to be too blunt in writing words of the tombstone.

Check out your tombstone that reads your name and your inscription in game!  

 Example)      - Toucan Min - "Lies here after sketching tons."  

 $100)    Your own NPC in game..(says two lines when you talk to it)

Don’t you have your own character that you have imagined before? If you deliver a wonderful character which has your own story, we will bring it into the 8Doors world through the hands of our designers! Make your own character!! Who will get the No.1 title of Character design? Give us your own idea for the character!

 $200)    Battle Monster based off your idea!  We will make your Monster!! Just give us your cool idea! 

Who will create the most critical monster to 8Doors… 

(I'm sorry Lily.)

 $1,000)  Become a god in 8 Doors...................................................

You are mad. Who would in this world pay for this? …

'Rootless studios' was founded in 2015, and four people with steaming passion for game have been developing 8Doors since. 

Users are happy when we are happy’ is our motto. We, Rootless Studio, try to communicate with users through our games. Our motto is to ‘maximize strengths and to get rid of shortcomings even when they are critical to us’.   

Philp Kim is the founder and the creator of the 8DOORS's world. He is always hungry from many worries.   

A.j Park is a co-founder and the main programmer. He's always tired from programming alone, but his heart for game never fell.  

Toucan Min is the art director. He is a well-known artist of the field. 

Marcin J. Sobczak is an artistic industry (games, film & music) veteran with over 10 years work experience and the founder of This Way Publicity, a creative communication agency, and a film & music production company. 

 Daniel Park is the marketer, sub artist, the youngest, and a game freak... 

 Guinea Pigs ? These guys eat the most!! They're eating dry grass here right now..

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Financial risk is always a burden to start-up companies. Currently we are having much concern with operation cost, additional hiring, and cost with translation. We are very much determined to present this project with our best effort and passion. Maybe you are the leading part of this project development.

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