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In the style of Old European and ancient tomes -- cover is distressed and stylized, pages will be tact, vibrant, and colorful
Animal Gods is a stylized top-down action / adventure game set in Bronze Age Europe, 15th century BC. The game pairs the tight and polished action of The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds with a cast of characters and touching story moments that might remind you of classic 90's JRPGS
- Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux
- Stretch Goal Platforms: PS4
- Release Date: Q4 2016
- ESRB: T for Teen [violence, minimal blood & suggestive themes]
The Animal Gods have fallen. Once sacred, they are now husks—haunted beasts lost to toxic fumes from a great bronze industry. Play as Thistle, a small & agile warrior hellbent on destroying the curse that plagues these creatures. Wield a 17th century BC Bronze Sword... and set the Gods free
Some games have epic origin stories. If you'd like to, you can imagine that Animal Gods is a game idea that was given to us by the squawking specter of a raven that rose from the ashes of our 7th birthday party, a sight that divinely haunts us for ages, inspiring us to pursue the noble path of indie game development.
Animal Gods' real story is simple. Afternoon, a gravel road. Peter explains a game with battles of a truly grand scale and player mechanics that are perfectly reduced. He uses words like "crunch" and "sizzle," and it all feels very musical. We move forward.
Up until now, Animal Gods has been a self-funded title, but we need your help to continue pouring our hearts into its development. We are verified by Nintendo to develop for the Nintendo Wii U! The game will also be released for PC, Mac and Linux.
Animal God's mission is to bring the charm, grandeur and engaging gameplay of the greatest 90's classics into the 21st century with full-HD, dynamic lighting, Hi-res textures, and a brilliant story. To get this done the right way, the way that Thistle's plight demands, we need the budget to do it and we appreciate your support!! Animal Gods is a culmination of a hard-working team dedicated to the highest possible standards.
We are a pocket-sized development studio located on the East Coast in a beautiful and remote town on the outskirts of Washington DC. You can check us out at www.still-games.com. For information about all updates, please visit our page on Facebook. And if you want more, don't forget to follow us on Tumblr & Twitter.
- The "Muscle" – Programming + Debug + HTML + Animation + Accounting + Writing + Communications + Typography + Illustration + T-Shirt Design. Scientifically fickle about details.
- The "Eye" – Level Design + Illustration + Animation + In-game Graphics + Storyboards + Concept Art + Beat Charts + Beatdropping + Writing + Character Art + Communications + Logos + Promotional Materials. Has a vivid imagination.
- The "Soul" – Digital Painting + Concept Art + Character Art + T-Shirt Design. Adds heartfelt charm to this otherwise nightmarish project.
- The "Machine" – Music + Soundscape Artist + Professor of Sound Design at University of Virginia. You can hear more of his work here.
Risks and challenges
Video games are fickle. They take many, many, maaaaaaaaaaaaany dedicated hours to produce. A lot of time is spent assessing, reassessing, and polishing everything up until it showcases simple, seamless fun.
Animal Gods is developed by a small but talented team. We face relatively low costs, intra-office communication is easy, and new ideas are quickly communicated and incorporated. Everyone is so stacked with tasks that there’s no time to get stuck in the old grind.
The biggest risk you face while supporting Animal Gods is a delay on the projected release schedule. When calculating the projected release date of Fall 2016, we did account for these time-delay risks, but there are always quite a few unknowns. We have several extra ideas and concepts for increasing the scope of the game, so if we end up getting extra funds, we can incorporate them into Animal Gods for all of you to enjoy.
We will remain in communication with you all throughout development. We will be posting development updates on Tumblr and Twitter, as well as official updates on our Facebook page. Links to these websites are found above.
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