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Update #14

Update 14

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Post Kickstarter:
While our Kickstarter was unsuccessful, we learned a lot from all the feedback we received from you, our backers. There’s also much to be said for the experience of running a Kickstarter, from this, our newly-reformed PR Team is ready to show you everything you wanted to see the last time around. Development We have begun development of our next area of the game, the Iceland! We think that this new part of the game will do a great job to display some of our systems we didn’t show last time, such as mana, weapon augments, and ranged combat! As the Iceland starts coming together, we will be posting updates about it across our Facebook, Twitter, Indie DB, and Tumblr! Sneak peeks and preview to follow; stay tuned!

GDC :
Hank Zwally, our President and Lead designer, as well as myself were fortunate enough to attend this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco. Although it wasn’t Mojo’s first year at GDC, it was mine, and I found it a great learning experience. The conference was exciting for Hank and I on several fronts, such as finding potential sponsorships for our development. We spoke with several companies, such as AMD, Intel, and Nvidia, and are now fortunate enough to be in contact with several pillars of the Indie industry. Overall, we were really pleased with the way GDC went for us as a business experience, as well as overjoyed by the recognition that Indie game publishers received!

Building towards the Future:
In the next month we plan to expand the size of the team and amp up production on the Iceland for another go at Kickstarter later this year! Please keep up on all the latest Mojo news by leaving your email at our email listing on Mojo Game Studio’s home page or by following our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Indie DB

Mojo Love,
Mike Pekala (Pelakalaka)
Community Manager 


Update #13

Update #13

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Aderyn's Cradle is approaching its last days of funding. After seeing the fantastic support from our backers, Crytek has decided to feature Aderyn's Cradle in their developers video at GDC! Check out some of the HD footage Cytek will be using in their video. 

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Your support for our campaign has more than shown that the game is more than capable of attracting a following. This means a lot to us as indie developers. It not only proves the viability of our project for the gaming market, it also shows that the vision we have for Aderyn’s Cradle is recognized and appreciated by the community we’re making it for. As we continue to learn from this Kickstarter experience, we are more even more determined to stop at nothing to make Aderyn's Cradle a reality.

Mojo Game Studios has now launched its forum for Aderyn’s Cradle. Click on the link to head over and sign up as an official part of the Mojo community. Engage in discussion about Aderyn’s Cradle with your fellow heroes!

As we move forward, our original core supporters will be instrumental in continuing to develop a community. We want to keep all of you involved through the end of Kickstarter and beyond, so check back for occasional updates on the game’s development, exclusive sneak peaks, and more information about game content!

As an exclusive to you all as backers, check out below the map of Anora and visualization of mana as it would be force the force of life.

In this map, Aderyn's lands, the Cradle, are shown before the Soulfire Crisis and still as a part of Anora.
In this map, Aderyn's lands, the Cradle, are shown before the Soulfire Crisis and still as a part of Anora.
Mana is harvested as it bleeds from the land, the physical manifestation of the forces of the world. Of the five possible forces, the mana crystals pictured are of the Life variety.
Mana is harvested as it bleeds from the land, the physical manifestation of the forces of the world. Of the five possible forces, the mana crystals pictured are of the Life variety.

Update #12

Over $100,000!

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Mojo Games Studio is proud to share the milestone we have just passed: over $100,000 have been pledged towards bringing Cradle off the drawing board and onto your screens. Thanks to all of you who have been with us from the beginning or are just joining us now.

As of February 8th we still have 12 days to reach our goal of $350,000, and everything you do to see us through to the end matters. For this purpose, we have revamped our Kickstarter page to more accurately portray our vision, and clear up a few points of confusion. Be sure to check out the new section on augments, which features some gorgeous never-before-seen concept art by our Lead Concept Artist Josh Eiten.

Many of you have asked us about the previously-released Cradle by Flying Cafe. Out of respect for our fellow indie developers, and to avoid confusion, we have changed the name of our game to Aderyn's Cradle. To help spread the word, we have registered the domains AderynsCradle.com and CradleRPG.com, which for the time being link directly to the Kickstarter page. We ask that you share these far and wide!

Help us make it the rest of the way by spreading the word about Aderyn’s Cradle and showing off our new page! Share our new domain names on social media and let people know what has you most excited about our game. Here’s to one hundred fifty thousand more!

Mojo love,  

Mojo Games Studios


Update #11 - For backers only

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Update #10

Cradle Update #10

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Marcus Zuhr creates the compelling and powerful soundtrack that binds Cradle together, and so to celebrate breaking $70,000, we’d like you to meet him.

You can download the full track of the song below on his Sound Cloud page!

What is your role in the production of Cradle?

I'm composing, orchestrating, arranging, and engineering the musical score for Cradle.  

How long have you been doing what you do?

Since I was 22, so about 6 years?

What's the best part about working with music? What’s the worst?

Aha, loaded question! I think the best thing of what I do is finding that "moment" when composing. That moment when the mountains shake, the stars align, and the gods smile. It's a rare moment when I actually like what I'm composing. It's hard to find, but when I do, it's incredibly fulfilling. Music is an incredible teacher - there is a never ending wealth of wisdom to be learned. You can never learn it all – that’s probably why most composers never really seem to retire.

The worst is that moment in between gigs when you are unsure of your next paycheck. A composer’s lifestyle is unsteady, and not many get to do it professionally, let alone full time. Even at this point I'll book up a year of work in advance, and then have several projects get cancelled, investors pull out, production delays, etc.

Still, I'm incredibly fortunate that I can consider myself "fulltime.” I'll never forget yearning for that time when I could compose as a professional.

What would you say are your main influences? Are there any videogames on that list?

Oh, I love the same scores everyone else loves. Anything from John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, Lorne Balfe, Steve Jablonsky, Inon Zur, Rod Abernethy, Jack Wall, Sam Hulick, Lorne Balfe, and Jason Graves. There are honestly too many to list!

Notably, my personal favorite video game score is from Dead Space 1, which was composed by Jason Graves.

What would the 12 year-old you think about what you’re doing now?

Honestly? Not too shocked. My addiction to video game scores began when I was 12, listening to FF7 and FF8. I'd pick out my favorite motifs, and try to compose variations of the melody. I always knew I wanted a career in music - even if I did start out in metal band. Thank God those days are over.

What types of games do you like to play?

Well, I'm constantly feeding my addiction to Starcraft 2. Outside that, DayZ has me firm within its tendrils – I just can’t get enough. I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky when it comes to gaming, I think. As far as genres go, I like a good RPG, FPS, or RTS. I'm really not a guy for puzzle games, though.

As a professional composer, is there any particular type of music you listen to just for fun? Any guilty pleasures? 

I love metal. P.O.D, Slipknot, a little bit of Three Days Grace. 

Where else can we hear your music? 

http://marcuszuhr.com. Either that, or my soundcloud page at https://soundcloud.com/marcus-zuhr


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