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Stylized action / adventure RPG set in Bronze Age Europe. Classic 2D action & journey to an open world. Battle ancient Animal Gods.
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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

      
Playable on the Nintendo Wii U in Offscreen Play Mode!
Playable on the Nintendo Wii U in Offscreen Play Mode!
          
 
   
                                                               

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

Thistle -- [Ancient Warrior]
Thistle -- [Ancient Warrior]
Bronze Sword / RPG Elements
Bronze Sword / RPG Elements
Open World Exploration
Open World Exploration
Rift Bow --------------------------- Ancient Tribes --------------------------- Dash Cloak
Rift Bow --------------------------- Ancient Tribes --------------------------- Dash Cloak
  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, PC, Mac, Linux
  • Stretch Goal Platforms: PS4 
  • Release Date: Q4 2016
  • ESRB: T for Teen [violence, minimal blood & suggestive themes]
Animal Gods
Animal Gods

STORY


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 

Charged Strike!
Charged Strike!
Hatchlings!
Hatchlings!
Multishot!
Multishot!
Temples!
Temples!

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. 

Perfect.

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.

Animal Gods' story boards are sketched on a very large scroll
Animal Gods' story boards are sketched on a very large scroll

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

Coup De Grâce
Coup De Grâce

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. 

Thank you!!

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

Kara Myren +++++ the "Muscle" ==== Lead Programmer
Kara Myren +++++ the "Muscle" ==== Lead Programmer
Peter Harmon +++++ the "Eye" ==== Game Design / Lead Art
Peter Harmon +++++ the "Eye" ==== Game Design / Lead Art
Austin Gifford +++++ the "Soul" ==== Character & Concept Artist
Austin Gifford +++++ the "Soul" ==== Character & Concept Artist
Michael Rasbury +++++ the "Machine" ==== Sound Engineer / Composer
Michael Rasbury +++++ the "Machine" ==== Sound Engineer / Composer

Additional Responsibilities

  • 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
During this campaign we have joined forces with PR Hound, indie gaming gurus with experience working on projects like MyDream, InSomia, Warlocks and Planets³. They know their way around the Kickstarter and have helped the Animal Gods' voices boom!

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.

Thank you! We appreciate every bit of attention and support :)

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    EARLY BIRD GAME — 1 digital copy of Animal Gods for PC, Mac or Linux + 1 Steam Key (if we're approved) + Backer-exclusive Goldweave Cloak! (Game will retail for $15)

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    LIVE IMMORTAL IN ANIMAL GODS — All of the above (except for early bird tiers) + Be a character with a line of dialogue in game! We'll work with you on the line so that it fits with the theme of the game. Your character will also be featured in the credits for the game (along with your name, of course!)

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    FIEND CREATOR — All of the above (except for early bird tiers) + Work with us to design one of the enemies in the final game! You will be listed as "Fiend created by" in the credits.

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    GOD CREATOR — All of the above (except for early bird tiers) + Work with us to design one of the Bosses in the final game! You will be listed as "Animal God created by" in the credits.

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    3D PRINTED DIORAMA — All of the above (except for early bird tiers) + You’ll receive a 3D printed limited edition diorama of a scene from Animal Gods! Each scene is different (3 included here and 1 at the $10,000 tier). Sent in a special box signed by the Still Games Team.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + UNIQUE CANVAS — All of the above (INCLUDING extras from early bird tiers!) + You’ll be credited as Executive Producer for Animal Gods. To celebrate, you’ll also receive a large one-of-a-kind Canvas Print for Animal Gods (never to be printed again!), signed by the Still Games Team, and placed in a rustic frame. On top of this, you’ll also get a chance to visit the Still Games studio! You’ll get to play Animal Gods, offer your feedback and have your opinion make a difference for the game! We’ll even take you out to dinner (yes, we’ll pay for dinner).
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