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A blend of 2D point & click adventure and JRPG, Future Ghost is the story of a kungfu master whose adventures begin with immortality.
A blend of 2D point & click adventure and JRPG, Future Ghost is the story of a kungfu master whose adventures begin with immortality.
22 backers pledged AU$ 1,700 to help bring this project to life.

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Future Ghost is a blend of old-school 2D point & click adventure game with JRPG battles thrown in. It tells the story of Song, a semi-retired kungfu master who achieves immortality in the first 15 minutes of the game, with the rest of its intended 4-6 hours' play time being about the consequences of that immortality.

As this is a story I've been working on in one way or another for the past 20 years, and only now feel is taking shape in a way I feel confident in releasing publicly, I want to be able to afford to protect my IP and pay the Steam application fee, which is where the Kickstarter community comes in, I hope.

The demo of Future Ghost is already available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, at www.futureghostgame.com. I'm developing it in RPG Maker MV, but it doesn't look at all like an RPG Maker game, as I'm using all my own sprites and so on. In fact it looks, and for the most part plays, a lot more like an adventure game from the 90s.

 

Risks and challenges

Initially, learning how to use RPG Maker MV, the engine for Future Ghost, was a bit of a challenge. However, with my background as an illustrator, 2D animator, indie game developer and IT teacher, it didn't take me too long at all to get my head around it.

From hereon in though, I see the biggest challenge as being the length of the game's story; the finished script runs to 150 pages. So keeping my momentum and creative juices going will be the toughest part, I imagine. That's a big part of why I decided to do a Kickstarter campaign; to hopefully connect with people who are interested in what I'm doing, to help me keep going.

On top of that are costs such as trademark registration and application fees for Steam and other delivery platforms. Please see the associated Update for a breakdown of how I plan to cover those costs through Kickstarter contributions. Being that this is a one-man project, done in my own time while juggling paid work and family, all other financial costs are negligible.

The projected completion time is mid-2018, but with the right motivation and a bit of luck, it might get done even sooner.

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    Pledge AU$ 1 or more About $0.76

    Supporter

    Get 5 exclusive Future Ghost wallpapers for your devices and a copy of my kind of flawed first game, Quiet Falls, walkthrough included.

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    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
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    Backer

    All of the above, and your name in the credits of Future Ghost as a Backer.

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    Pledge AU$ 8 or more About $6

    Subscriber

    Save $2+ on the intended RRP of Future Ghost, with early access to the finished product, along with your name in the credits and the digital goodies.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $15

    Donor

    Get your face on an NPC (80x180px approx. full body size), monthly work-in-progress access, the full game, and all the rest.

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    • Wallpapers
    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
    • Your name in the credits
    • Full game of 'Future Ghost' with early access
    • Access to monthly work-in-progress versions of Future Ghost
    • NPC likeness - civilian, no dialogue
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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $38

    Sponsor

    Get your face on an NPC with dialogue (144x144px face size), a Future Ghost T-shirt, the exclusive bonus chapter Future Ghost: Alpia and everything else already mentioned.

    Includes:
    • Wallpapers
    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
    • Your name in the credits
    • Full game of 'Future Ghost' with early access
    • Access to monthly work-in-progress versions of Future Ghost
    • NPC likeness - civilian with dialogue
    • Future Ghost T-shirt
    • Future Ghost: Alpia exclusive bonus chapter
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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $76

    Patron

    Have your face put on a combatant NPC (380x280px approx. full body size), and receive a Future Ghost T-shirt, the bonus chapter and all the other rewards.

    Includes:
    • Wallpapers
    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
    • Your name in the credits
    • Full game of 'Future Ghost' with early access
    • Access to monthly work-in-progress versions of Future Ghost
    • NPC likeness - combatant no dialogue
    • Future Ghost T-shirt
    • Future Ghost: Alpia exclusive bonus chapter
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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About $189

    Benefactor

    Have your face put on a combatant NPC with dialogue (380x280px approx. full body size, 144x144px face size), and receive a Future Ghost T-shirt, the bonus chapter and all the other rewards.

    Includes:
    • Wallpapers
    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
    • Your name in the credits
    • Full game of 'Future Ghost' with early access
    • Access to monthly work-in-progress versions of Future Ghost
    • NPC likeness - combatant with dialogue
    • Future Ghost T-shirt
    • Future Ghost: Alpia exclusive bonus chapter
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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $378

    Philanthropist

    Get your face on one of the game's bosses! Plus all the other goodies, of course.

    Includes:
    • Wallpapers
    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
    • Your name in the credits
    • Full game of 'Future Ghost' with early access
    • Access to monthly work-in-progress versions of Future Ghost
    • NPC likeness - boss
    • Future Ghost T-shirt
    • Future Ghost: Alpia exclusive bonus chapter
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    Pledge AU$ 1,000 or more About $757

    Angel Investor

    Collaborate with Pinebox Games on the development of Future Ghost: Alpia, the exclusive bonus chapter. In addition to that, have your face used as the basis of one of the recurring bosses in the main game (3 appearances each). Plus everything else, of course.

    Includes:
    • Wallpapers
    • 'Quiet Falls' Flash Game
    • Your name in the credits
    • Full game of 'Future Ghost' with early access
    • Access to monthly work-in-progress versions of Future Ghost
    • NPC likeness - recurring boss
    • Future Ghost T-shirt
    • Future Ghost: Alpia exclusive bonus chapter
    • Collaborate on Future Ghost: Alpia
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