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90
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 7 2013

About

"Watch the shadows...sharpen your hearing... Beware of all you think you see..."

Mars Homeworld, Lince Studios & Drakhar Studio invite you to delve into the dark world of the Cthulhu Mythos, created by visionary horror author H.P. Lovecraft.
 

Ages Of Madness is a Cthulhu Mythos horror/adventure game for mobile/PC platforms, and promises to bring a new level of enjoyment for those players brave enough to face the terror that awaits them inside this world of sanity-shredding mystery.

And this is where YOU come in; we need YOUR help to help make this game a reality.


 

Game details 

You are Balthasar; a young student forced to unravel a mystery in the ancient Middle East. Strange events will unravel before your eyes as disappearances, murders, and lies reveal a strange conspiracy that could shake the Earth itself.
 
You will meet characters from whom you must pry hidden secrets if you are to move forward. Unexpected plot twists will await you at every turn. Only through careful exploration, and the solving of arcane puzzles will you make the right choices to ensure your survival. Watch the shadows, sharpen your hearing, beware of all you think you see. One mistake can lead to death, or much, much worse...


Lince Studios

Founded in 2007, it has established itself as a unique creative force with webseries such as Cosmo Trip (http://www.cosmotrip.tv), Sangría (in development - http://www.lincestudios.com/sangria) and managing the production of Clanners (http://www.rtve.es/clanners).  Last year we created a videogame development division, and published several titles for iPhone/iPad/Android including the graphic adventure game  "An Idiot Hero", a comedy game in the vein of the classic "Monkey Island".
 
With Ages Of Madness, Mars Homeworld, Lince Studios & Drakhar Studio plans to create a downloadable "Point-and-Click" graphic adventure game based on the Cthulhu Mythos. We believe H.P. Lovecraft's style of horror forms the perfect world to immerse the players in a horrifying, AND satisfying game experience. 

DEAD HOUSE MUSIC 

Was founded by Mars Homeworld ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2343453/) in 2005 as a company specializing in original, high quality music for independent genre film,TV, Internet & Video Games.

With 34 finished projects as a composer; Mars has moved into directing films of his own as well as producing other exciting projects. As the Executive Producer of AGES OF MADNESS, Mars will bring his life-long passion for H.P. Lovecraft fully into focus to ensure the game has the proper look, feel, and gameplay needed to do pay proper homage to the "Old Gentleman From Providence".

About the Project

Keeping the scale of the project this small accomplishes two things. First and foremost, Lince Studios gets to make the game they want to make, promote it in whatever manner they deem appropriate, and release the finished product on their own terms. Secondly, since they’re only accountable to themselves, there’s an unprecedented opportunity to show the public what game development of this caliber looks like from the inside.

Over a six month period, a small team working under the supervision of Mars Homeworld (film composer, horror journalist, and lifelong H.P. Lovecraft fan) and Dario Sanchez (founder of Lince Studios) will develop Ages Of Madness.

We are excited at this chance to create something new; yet reminiscent of those great Horror/Adventure games of the past, and we want you to be a part of it as well. So, the game's progress will be presented in updates for all the backers to see.

Mars Homeworld, Lince Studios & Drakhar Studio will be documenting the creative process and releasing monthly video updates to the Kickstarter backers. This documentary series will strive to make the viewer as much a part of the process as possible by showing a game grow from start to finish, with all the passion, humor, and heartbreak that happens along the way.  Lince Studios is committed to total transparency with this project, ensuring it is one of the most honest depictions of game development ever conceived.


 
There will be a private online community set up for the backers to discuss the project with the devs and submit their thoughts and feelings about the game's content and direction, sometimes even voting on decisions when the dev team can't decide. Backers will also have access to help test the game once a beta is available. Once the game is finished, backers will receive the completed version in the available format of their choice.

For fans of adventure games, this is a chance to prove that there is still a large demand out there for a unique medium that inspired so many of us.

The Ages Of Madness Goals!

Ages Of Madness goals are additional features that we can promise if we hit higher levels of funding, once 100.000$ goal will be reached. Here's what we're planning.

We need to raise 100.000$ to complete current game development. It means new art, new characters and animation and whole lot of lore and dialogue. We’ve also designed the game to have a flexible budget and scope, so if we reach our target budget goal, we have a list great stuff we can add into the mix through stretch goals. And, additional money we raise will go straight into the game to add new levels, NPCs, features, and even entirely new parts of the world which will add hours and hours to the adventure.

Rewards

     Important information about our ACCESSES to the AGES OF MADNESS forum:

    GUEST ACCESS: you could review all the final material delivered by the Ages of Madness team, including current status of the project, next steps and the information about our development process. On the other hand, you could read/send messages from other guest members of the forum.

   TESTER ACCESS: Same access as guest members plus our testing area, where you could read/send messages to our Ages of Madness tester team and, even, propose new interface/game experience ideas.

   CONTRIBUTOR ACCESS: Same access as tester members plus our contributor area, where you could read/send messages to our Ages of Madness team (scripters, developers, art designers, modellers, animators, etc.) and, even, propose your own ideas about this game. They will be evaluated and, if finally considered, being part of the credits of the game in that specific area.

   PRODUCER ACCESS: Same access as contributor members plus our producer area. Only two positions available (development and art). You will be part of our team of producers, working together with Miguel Company (development) or Manuel Carbajo (art).

   EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ACCESS: Same access as producer members plus our executive producer area. Only one position available. You will be part of our team of producers, working together with Mars Homeworld, Dario Sanchez, Moisés Otero and Oriol Novella.  

 
Closing
 
For anyone interested in the inner workings of the game industry, either professionally or as a fan, this project will be a landmark in exploring the art of development. For people that just love great games, this is an opportunity to help bring one to fruition.

Please support us, tell your friends and participate in the discussion. An amazing,  adventure waits!

Risks and challenges

Risk and challenges

There are challenges in any game design project, but we are formidably equipped to deal with them. Our team each have years of experience in their respective fields, and we've already shipped four games as a team. More importantly: we are making the game we want to play. That alone means a great deal towards success!

We've already proven that the game can be made - we have a working prototype which you've probably already seen in the videos and images on this page - the challenge now is to polish that prototype into a mature and engaging experience: one that will be memorable and unusual. Our goal is to create something genuinely interesting, and we're well on the way to doing that.

With your help, we'll bring home a veritable trophy of a game.

So please pledge your help today!

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