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An Original, Fun, Charming Game about Personal Growth, Overcoming Obstacles, and Never Giving Up!
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Meet the Dev! An interview with the creator himself!

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The main 3 things I want to achieve with this campaign:

  • Complete set of expressive dialogue portraits (Approximately 100)
  • An additional 10 minutes of music
  • Improved boss sprites and animations (4/5 bosses)

In order to do that we'll need to hit a minimum goal of $7500, the game is set to release this Summer, and anything above $1500 will help improve the game, whether it's one piece of additional music or one boss that gets improved (instead of 5). I'm really leaving it up to the community to determine the extras that we get to add for release, I need your support to make it all it can be!

Here is an example of how this funding would help improve the game:

DON’T GIVE UP is a dark comedy RPG about a mentally ill game dev trying to find success in life who becomes wrapped up in the manifestations of his own inner demons. You'll delve into your subconscious in order to face the darkness inside you and confront an evil entity intent on unraveling your mind.

Our story begins with...

One really bad day

One socially awkward protagonist

And one epic quest of romance, self discovery, and reflection!

Do you have what it takes to confront your darkest demons, pizza bullies, and impending male pattern baldness?

                                                            THEN DON'T GIVE UP!

There's two sides to DON'T GIVE UP's core gameplay, a combination of narrative open exploration, smak talk, and real time combat.


Exploration

In DON'T GIVE UP You'll be able to explore the awesome sights of Threeson pretty freely, arcades, cafes, frat houses, and even the local subway system are all just a short run away! Once you familiarize yourself with the city, you'll be tracking down key places and items down in no time flat!


Smak Talk

Smak Talk is a super fun mechanic unique to DON'T GIVE UP! It’s a mini roast session that happens before combat where the player gets to insult the opponent in order to try and take the edge off of them in battle! You can even choose to empower your enemies for a little bit of an extra challenge! 

Combat

The combat in DON'T GIVE UP unfolds in an original real time battle system that goes between 2 phases!


Enemy Turn

The enemy gets to launch attacks while you do your best to dodge, counter, and parry! Do this for long enough and you'll break the enemy's defenses!


Player Turn

Once the enemy's guard breaks the player turn begins and things get up close and personal! Unleash combos and deal massive amounts of damage before the enemy recovers!

The game takes place between two worlds, Threeson and Limbic. 

Threeson is more or less the “human world” where Tris resides, while Limbic (the part of the brain responsible for motivation, emotion, learning, and memory) is home to Subris, Tris’s subconscious, the second playable character.

 Because I was born and raised in New York City, making an RPG with a modern city meant there wasn't any way I could resist incorporating that influence into Threeson.

Marcy Station Brooklyn NYC
Marcy Station Brooklyn NYC
Warren Station Downtown Threeson
Warren Station Downtown Threeson

After scouring the Twitters for an awesome composer to take the ambiance and music in DON’T GIVE UP to another level, I came across a really talented composer who's making our tunes from now on! Have a listen!

I’m excited to announce that this time for rewards we’ve got some physical merch! Collectible cards, sticker sheets, pins, and a sweet hoodie!


DON'T GIVE UP Digital Copy

Digital Goodie Pack

Behind the Scenes Game, A DON'T GIVE UP Mini Adventure


Digital Visitor's Guide to Threeson!


 Cuties Sticker Sheet 

An 8 ½ by 11 inch sheet of cute character emotes for you to put on your walls, laptops, and notebooks to show your love for DON’T GIVE UP!


DON'T GIVE UP Exclusive Reflective Collector's Card Set! 

(Tris pictured, Subris & Kickstarter prints to come!)


DON'T GIVE UP 1 Inch Pin Set featuring the iconic duo Tris and Subris!


DON'T GIVE UP Cotton Hoodie!



Become a background NPC Roaming the streets of Threeson, a Quest Giver, or a Secret Boss! 


 A signed copy of the 244 Page Original Script!

(image coming soon)

Within the last year DON'T GIVE UP has made its at a few events (and hopefully more!). The most recent was PAX South and the reception was incredible, with people laughing and jamming to the game over the course of 3 days!

DON’T GIVE UP managed to raise $5868 on Kickstarter back in September of 2018.

That $5000 was the difference between the game not existing at all and having a release, so at the time setting the goal higher meant risking not having a game at all. It was the absolute minimum amount I needed to pull this off. Now 4 months later and in closed early access it’s clear from the feedback we’ve received that our hard work is paying off and we have a product worthy of some additional support to make the game even better!

Risks and challenges

It’s been a really tough road for DON‘T GIVE UP, in a world of battle royale games appearing everywhere you look, and roguelikes and metroidvanias pretty much dominating the indie scene… trying to launch and gain traction for an old school inspired narrative RPG is… certainly ambitious. But I’ve overcome every obstacle, and after doing so, have only worked harder to make this game better and more worthy of your reception. We are just a few months from finishing the final thing, with the script and areas finished we’re on to final characters and polish!

See you in the Summer! :)

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    Unlimited Gratitude!

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    DON'T GIVE UP!

    You'll get a copy of the game once it's released! You'll be the first to bask in the efforts of my labor! Woohoo!

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    Digital Goodie Pack!

    You'll get the game AND you'll get these digital goodies: High resolution cover art that you can use for wallpapers or prints, and an animated gif set of each of the core cast members you can use for your avatars and posts (Tris, Subris, Beck, Billie, Ryne, Mystery Man)

    From this tier and on you'll also be invited to the Early Access Demo once the campaign ends!

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    Behind the Scenes the Game!

    You'll get a copy of DON'T GIVE UP, including Steam Early Access , AND an exclusive "Behind the Scenes" mini promo game where you'll get to interact with the cast of DON'T GIVE UP "off set" and uncover a dark secret! (Will feature 1 super fun boss fight!)

    From this tier on, you'll also be invited to the early access extended demo!

    Includes:
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    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Steam Early Access Extended Demo
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    Visitor's Guide to Threeson

    You'll receive all of the previous rewards and the Visitor's Guide to Threeson! Featuring in depth bios, likes/dislikes of main characters, facts about Threeson local hot spots, character art, concepts, development blurbs/pics and more!

    Includes:
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    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
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    Cuties Sticker Set!

    You'll get an 8 1/2 x 11 sticker set of kawaii characters from DON'T GIVE UP!

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    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
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    Exclusive Collectible Card Set!

    You'll get a limited print Subris DON'T GIVE UP Collector's Card in shiny Astro Silver, a Tris DON'T GIVE UP Collector's Card in gold or silver, and an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter Edition Promo Card in protective cases!

    Plus all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of DON'T GIVE UP
    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
    • Cuties Sticker Sheet
    • Limited Print, Exclusive Collector's Card Set
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    DON'T GIVE UP Enamel Pins!

    You'll get an enamel pin featuring Tris as well as the DON'T GIVE UP logo!

    Plus all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of DON'T GIVE UP
    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
    • Cuties Sticker Sheet
    • Limited Print, Exclusive Collector's Card Set
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    DON'T GIVE UP Hoodie

    Get this sweet cotton hoodie featuring DON'T GIVE UP's core cast!

    Plus all previous rewards!

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of DON'T GIVE UP
    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
    • Cuties Sticker Sheet
    • Limited Print, Exclusive Collector's Card Set
    • Enamel Pin Set
    • DON'T GIVE UP Cotton Hoodie
    • Steam Early Access Extended Demo
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    Become a Threeson extra! (NPC)

    You'll get all of the previous rewards PLUS, I'll make you into a civilian background NPC (non-playable character) who walks the streets of Threeson! Don't think I can fit you all into the city? Just watch me.

    Plus all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of DON'T GIVE UP
    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
    • Cuties Sticker Sheet
    • Limited Print, Exclusive Collector's Card Set
    • Enamel Pin Set
    • DON'T GIVE UP Cotton Hoodie
    • Become a Threeson extra!
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    • Your name in the credits
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    Become a Threeson Extra PLUS

    You'll get all of the previous rewards except you'll be upgraded into an NPC that can be interacted with at all times! You'll even get to design your own dialogue! (Within reason of tastefulness) Brag to all your friends about how you're ACTUALLY in a video game, because let's face it, you've made it.

    You'll also get an signed copy (by me) of the original 224 page script!

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of DON'T GIVE UP
    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
    • Cuties Sticker Sheet
    • Limited Print, Exclusive Collector's Card Set
    • Enamel Pin Set
    • Threeson Quest Master
    • Become a Threeson Extra PLUS
    • Signed Copy of the Original 224 Page Script
    • Steam Early Access Extended Demo
    • Your name in the credits
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    Threeson Quest Master

    You'll receive all of the previous rewards, PLUS your personal NPC will be upgraded into a side quest giver and have their own small plot arc that you can help create! (Within reason of tastefulness)

    You'll be remembered for your quests, but never your name.

    You'll also get an signed copy (by me) of the original 224 page script!

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of DON'T GIVE UP
    • Digital Goodie Pack
    • Behind the Scenes Game
    • Visitors Guide to Threeson
    • Cuties Sticker Sheet
    • Limited Print, Exclusive Collector's Card Set
    • Enamel Pin Set
    • DON'T GIVE UP Cotton Hoodie
    • Threeson Quest Master
    • Signed Copy of the Original 224 Page Script
    • Steam Early Access Extended Demo
    • Your name in the credits
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