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The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 16 2018 11:35 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 632
pledged of CA$ 110,000pledged of CA$ 110,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 16 2018 11:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is Delusion Hunters?

Delusion hunters is a vibrant adventure RPG full of bizarre, memorable characters. It's inspired by classic Nintendo 64 and GameCube titles, especially the first two games in the Paper Mario series.  

The story centers on Lia and Gri: A pair of monster hunters that discover invisible mental invaders known as Delusions. Together, they travel the land of Aeia to save their friends and fulfill their own personal journeys.

The game is being developed by a single person, a die-hard fan of quirky character-driven adventure games.

The game will release for Windows PC. I would like to release it on as many platforms as possible, but can make no guarantees.

Tell me more!

The land of Aeia rests on a wreath of tree roots punctured by a mountain. Frightening creatures from the world below occasionally scale the mountain, and must be dealt with by Aeia's strongest heroes.

In this world, heroes become strong in one of two ways: By leveling up, or by receiving monster powers. 

Monsters are a diverse group of people with special abilities. Killing monsters causes non-monsters to level up, with diminishing returns. In modern Aeia this practice is frowned upon, but it has been a historical sore spot that has ostracized monsters from other people for generations.

Alternatively, monsters can give their abilities to others in return for money, favors, protection, or loyalty. The more monster power a person has, the more they risk losing themselves and going berserk.

The game's two protagonists, Lia and Gri, are monster hunters. When someone takes too much monster power and begins to rampage, Lia and Gri use their skills to incapacitate and detain them.

Lia is a cheerful and energetic half-nymph with a strong desire to bring joy to others. She has little interest in protecting the forest all day, and sets out to make the world a better place.

Gri is a monster. His personality is very subdued and level-headed, but he strongly believes that those with power should use it to protect those who do not. His lifelong dream is to join the First Response Hero Squad and save lives wherever there is trouble.

The course of Lia and Gri's adventure is drastically altered when a psychic stowaway reveals himself to be inside Gri's mind. A monster called Hunger, he informs them that his kind (called Delusions) are wreaking havoc in people's minds. After accepting some of Hunger's powers, Gri becomes able to bring Lia and himself into people's thoughts and save people from this new threat.

Gameplay in Delusion Hunters is varied and interconnected. Both Lia and Gri influence their world in different ways, and the different minds of Aeia's inhabitants provide new twists to the gameplay formula.

The world is sectioned into diorama-like zones, which Lia can examine and interact with like a puzzle box to uncover secret compartments and hidden mechanisms. This ability is called "Nature Sight", and comes from Lia's unique powers over the laws of nature as a half-nymph. She can even use this ability in combat without ending her turn to disadvantage her enemies.

Gri's powers are an array of subtle psychic abilities, which can be used to influence NPCs into doing things they ordinarily would not. His powers inflict negative statuses on enemies in the real world, and transform to deal heavy damage in the mental world.

Why Kickstarter?

The funds of this Kickstarter will mostly go toward development time. I need the money to be able to work on the game as my full-time job. Developing this game simply won't be possible for me without your help.

Risks and challenges

This game is a large project being undertaken by just one person. As such, the game will take a long time to complete. As video games develop, they can run into unexpected problems that delay progress. I want this game to meet my high quality standards when it releases, so I will delay the game if any significant problems occur to ensure that the game you get is as fun as possible.

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    Name a Creature or Character!

    At some point during development, you'll be given the opportunity to choose from a list of creatures and characters to give one of them a name of your choice (within reason, nothing inappropriate or copyrighted). If you change your mind, you'll have the opportunity to pick a different character or name until a cut off point shortly before the game launches. You'll also get all previous rewards.

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    Design a Creature or Character!

    The world of Aeia is full of strange inhabitants. The developer will contact you during development to create a character based on your reference materials (this can be a drawing, a written description, etc). The character will appear somewhere in the game world, going about their business. You'll also get all previous rewards.

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    Quest for the Milkshake of Doom!

    Create your very own sidequest for Lia and Gri! Maybe even get your created character involved! The developer will contact and correspond with you about the direction you would like the sidequest to take. Please keep in mind that some things will not be possible (for example, if the scope of the quest is too big, or contradicts the narrative). You'll also get all previous rewards.

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    Ok, but... Why?

    You, your character, or any name of your choice, will hold the high score on every arcade machine in Aeia. In the game's lore, this person will be hailed as the Supreme Master of Video Games. Includes all previous rewards.

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