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Play as an alien plant and escape from a scientific facility, full of secrets and dangerous experiments. PC/Mac/Linux/Wii U/Ouya

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Update #21: New gameplay video! + Secret chapter achieved and more

Update #20: Reddit AMA Saturday 11/30 + info about the lovely Shantae!

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PC version: $9 / $12 tiers gets you the game on Win / Mac / Linux, DRM-free and Steam.

Console versions: with $15 tier or more you can choose between PC or console version.

Note: if you have a $9 or $12 tier and you pledge extra for an add-on, this will not include choose between versions.

Add-ons

You can add to your pledge extra rewards, but don't change your tier! Just increase the amount of your pledge and we'll send you a survey. You have to add $10 extra for shipping outside US to the last three physical rewards (just once if you purchase more than one):

  • Add $5:   digital OST
  • Add $10: new skin with a special ability
  • Add $12: copy of the game for Win / Mac / Linux + Steam
  • Add $15: copy of the game for console
  • Add $30: the awesome PLFC T-shirt
  • Add $40: art soft book
  • Add $50: extended physical guide

$ 70,000 - Initial funding goal ─  Release of the game in Windows, Mac, Linux, Ouya and Wii U.

$ 85,000 - Achievements ─  Test your skills with the addition of complex and challenging enigmas to resolve through the story.

$ 100,000 - Language Translation ─  Reaching this objective means that we will get your feedback and add extra languages to the basic Spanish and English versions.

$ 125,000 – Secret chapter 1 “Lost Memories” ─  Enjoy a new playable episode, discovering what happened to the alien before it was captured.

$ 150,000 - Graphic improvements! ─  At this point we could enhance the overall art of the stages, animations and effects to perfect the final product the best we can.

$ 180,000 – Secret chapter 2 "Unveil the truth” ─  A new extra episode starring Della Hudson, the journalist that sneaks into the facility.

$ 200,000 - PSN [PS3 / PS4 / Vita] ─  More platforms! Enjoy Paradise Lost on the Playstation family.

$ 230,000 - Day 1 launch for Wii U ─  With this goal we can speed things up and make a release for Wii U at the same time of the rest of versions.

$ 270,000 - Multiplayer mode ─  Expand your game experience with a new multiplayer mode outside the main story.

 In a remote desert, an unidentified object falls from the skies. A research organization known as G.E.R. has tracked and found the mysterious meteor: a capsule of organic material that brings an unknown life-form to our planet from the depths of space. Here begins the story of this impossible being, as it attempts to escape and survive on this strange, hostile world that we call home.

In Paradise Lost you will take control of an alien plant that has been hidden in a secret bio-engineering facility. A security breach in the system allows the plant to escape from imprisonment and discover the secret purposes of the research organization which put it in a jar.

References and gameplay

Our adventure takes inspiration from classic games like Metal Gear, Metroid, Castlevania and the Oddworld series, focusing on action/stealth gameplay with a dash of platforming and puzzle-solving elements.

The game incorporates nonlinear, Metroidvania style mechanics, in which the player at first finds many areas inaccessible. To continue the exploration and escape from the facility, the player has to use specific objects and unlock new abilities.

There is also an RPG component: during the course of playing the player gets to direct the evolution of the alien plant, adapting it to their playing style with different skills that will be discovered as the game progresses. These enhancements will allow players to develop their own gaming strategies as the story unfolds.

Current and planned features

  • Explore a huge and complex map full of secret projects and situations that will keep you hooked
  • Enjoy a rich gameplay experience based on stealth and platforms, mixed with modern mechanics and puzzles
  • Face different ways of progressing through the getaway, using stealth and action skills like mental manipulation, decoys, organic bombs and more
  • Exciting platform challenges. Climb different surfaces and defy gravity laws!
  • Amazing scenes full of immersive dialogues and situations
  • Find rare items and expand your game experience collecting them
  • Epic boss battles!

We are really looking forward to make Paradise Lost a unique and exciting gaming experience for the players. Our goal is to find the right balance between the different aspects that shape the gameplay and build an open map full of secrets, surprises and hair-raising situations.

Regarding the storytelling, dialogues and cut scenes are the cornerstones of the game. This means that not everything will be what it seems to be: twists, mysteries and double-crosses will be a constant during the alien’s escape. Also, the adventure will be filled with references and hidden winks to our sharp-eyed players.

We also believe that the audio is an essential part of any immersive experience: not only it gives life to the story but it also intensifies its personality and atmosphere. Our close friend and amazing composer Pablo J. Garmón is producing an enthralling soundtrack for Paradise Lost: First Contact. Here you can find a sample of the game's OST:

From digital to physical tiers, you can find a wide variety of rewards that fit your needs. Keep in mind that ALL pledges will include the previous rewards (unless it specifies otherwise).

Pc version: $9 / $12 tiers gets you the game on Win / Mac / Linux, DRM-free and Steam.

Console versions: with $15 tier or more you can choose between PC or console version.

Note: if you have a $9 or 12$ tier and you pledge extra for an add-on, this will not include choose between versions.

$ 9   ─ G E N E S I S ─ (early bird)

DRM-free digital copy of the game (with 25% discount) for Windows / Mac / Linux and Steam  +  animated backer exclusive GIF with your name  +  appear in the game credits (because you deserve it!)

$ 12   ─ G E N E S I S ─

All the above rewards  +  a retro style manual on PDF that includes original art

$ 15 ─ G E N E S I S  (console)

All the above rewards (choosing between PC or console version)

$ 25   ─ C O N T A C T ─

All the above rewards   pre-release game Beta  +  access to the private development forum  +  kickstarter exclusive in-game item  +  digital soundtrack

$ 40   ─ M I T O S I S ─

All the above rewards  +  Paradise replica! Here’s a copy of the game for a friend (choose between PC or console versions)  +  digital paper diorama (to create your own stories at home or simply have fun cutting and folding!)  +  personalized ID with your pixel face on it!!! (Choosing between the science team or security team)  +  a wallpaper starring your character

$ 60   ─ E X O D U S ─

All the above rewards  +  the digital art book, filled with design concepts, gameplay techniques and mechanics, revealing the process of game making  +  you will also have the basic PDF guide of the game  +  download of the making-of when the game is done (where you can see us work, fight, love, and other mayhem)  +  gif set  +  4 digital postcards  +  two new digital dioramas.

$ 75   ─ B I O T E C H ─(from this point on, every tier has physical rewards)

All the above rewards  +  physical copy of the game with a special sleeve cover (only because we love you so much)  +  printed retro manual  +  4 exclusive printed postcards  +  new printed diorama

$ 125   ─ B I O A R M A ─

All the above rewards  +  real and palpable copy of the original soundtrack of Paradise Lost  +  special 20 x 28" map of G.E.R.  +  set of stickers and badges  +  new plant skin with a special ability!

$ 180   ─ D R E A M E R

All the above rewards  +  this is the special ART edition! Which includes: the exclusive and signed physical softbook, full of development notes and sketches  +  20 x 28" poster  +  super exclusive handmade drawing signed too  +  the code to break in the “secret lab”  +  the Paradise Lost T-shirt

 $ 250   ─ S P E C – O P S  /  L A B R A T ─

All the above rewards  + signed physical guide with secret rooms and easter eggs detailed that are not included in the digital one and… brain or muscle? It’s your choice! In this edition you can pick between these two sets: 

  • Spec- ops include a printed security cap  +  military personalized tag
  • Lab version had a scientist coat  plastic security card with your pixel face on it

$ 300   ─ R E P L I C A N T ─

All the above rewards (choose Spec-Ops or Lab-Rat)  +  special hard case box including a copy of the game and the making-of DVD  +  the big deal… we will include your avatar into the game! Be a part of Paradise Lost in the form of a NPC (and tell your friends you are cool, they are not… period)

$ 500   ─ H O S T ─

All the above rewards  +  we will make an original animation of your character making everything you want  +  you will have a cool holographic poster

  • PS1: the animation will not be included in the game, it is for your personal use
  • PS2: if you want to be naked note that we are going to pixelate EVEN MORE your parts ;)

$ 1000   ─ C L A S S I F I E D ─

All the above rewards  +  decisive role in the game. Your character will be an essential part of the story  +  you will chat with us and ask everything you want about the game development and the decisions that your avatar takes  +  as the title said, we will send you a secret envelope full of classified material

$ 2500   ─ G . E . R . ─

All the above rewards  +  collaborate with us in the making of a stage / area of the map and a final boss  +  you will appear as executive producer in the credits

Add-ons

You can add to your pledge extra rewards, but don't change your tier! Just increase the amount of your pledge and we'll send you a survey. You have to add $10 extra for shipping outside US to the last three physical rewards (just once if you purchase more than one):

  • Add $5:   digital OST
  • Add $10: new skin with a special ability
  • Add $12: copy of the game for Win / Mac / Linux + Steam
  • Add $15: copy of the game for console
  • Add $30: the awesome PLFC T-shirt
  • Add $40: art soft book
  • Add $50: extended physical guide

Physical rewards

Note: these images are a work in progress, some of the current designs could change in the final version 

Games have been my passion since I was a child and I have always dreamed of making one someday. I grew up drawing adventures set in the games I played at the local arcade, where I spent the money I'd earned, fascinated with the imagination and beautiful sprites of classics like King of Fighters, Dungeons & Dragons and Midnight Wanderers.

Since then I have dedicated myself to becoming a graphic designer and animator, and I want to put every fiber of my soul into developing an inspired visual experience for our players. 

When I was young I fell in love with Spielberg's movies. The way he tells stories and mix fantasy with reality touches my heart. I want to take this experience into the world of videogames, because I think it is a great medium for personal and artistic expression. In a game you become the hero and live intensely all sorts of events and adventures. My goal at Asthree Works is to make awesome and passionate stories and share them with you <3

I took my first steps into the world of computing when I began programming at the age of 6. I enjoyed the golden age of pc gaming and I especially love adventures with deep storytelling and great characters, games like The Dig, Broken Sword, Monkey Island, Final Fantasy and The Elder Scrolls saga.

It has always been my dream to devote my life to the creation of Videogames, and there is no better time than now to join my best friends on a journey to do exactly that.

I started making music at the same time that I started writing and imagining journeys, and for the very same reason: to tell stories. Since then I have written music for theatre plays, documentaries, short films, shows and, yes, video games. However, for me "Paradise Lost: First Contact" is more than a video game: it is a world in itself, it is a compelling story and an engaging experience, and I am truly honored to give it sound. In short, my goal is simple: to make music that is worthy of your time.

I have been in public relations for a long time, it has been a dream of mine to work with indie video game developers to help their projects become a reality.

Woof, grrr... support Paradise Lost, bark!

This project has been in our minds for a long time, and now that we have finally taken the step to fully embark on this adventure and push our ideas forward, we need your help so that we can cover the costs of the development process. Here is an approximation chart that shows the different things we will use your money for:

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Developing a game of this nature requires a great creative effort, tons of hours of programming and writing and a huge amount of art and animations. These are the reasons that lead us to quit our jobs and devote full time to it, to create the best possible experience for the gamer community. We carefully planned everything and if we reach the production milestone, we will strive to create a deep and compelling microverse (or macroverse, who knows!).

One of our biggest risks is that we have adjusted all the stretch goals very tightly, to reach as many people as possible so they can enjoy the game on different platforms. All of this takes a great deal of time and money, and we hope you will support our campaign to achieve this together.

We are offering a large and varied number of rewards from the lower tiers so everyone can get their money’s worth, because we think that we owe you everything if the project goes ahead.

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