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A nameless woman. A monster that nightmares fear. In an age of conflict, two lonely souls are trapped in a labyrinth of memories.

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In that ancient place, where a war in the shadows is about to begin, both will have a fundamental role in an unknown play that will decide their destinies. A story of secrets and forgotten dreams. The end of the fairy tales.

If you have discovered this campaign too late and want to help us to make Gate of Memories better you can pledge (or manage your existing pledge) through our Paypal Campaign to obtain rewards and add-ons.

The project is funded, but with your help we can add a lot of new features to make Gate of Memories even better!

 

Update 1: New Social Media Graphics!!

Update 2: The Order of Nathaniel

Update 3: Ki and Magic

Update 6: Fragments of Memories

Update 7: Gameplay Video

Update 8: Creatures Samples part 1

Update 10: Additional Game Mechanics and Skin Sample

Update 12: Creatures Samples part 2

Update 14: New Add-on and stages samples

Anima Gate of Memories is a third person action RPG. The game is mostly focused on combat and exploration, but it will also have a huge roleplaying elements. While it is story driven, it doesn't force you to ride along rails to complete it. The game gives players freedom to explore a rich world and tackle only the obstacles that they want. This way, each player can visit many diverse places and reach very different endings depending on their choices.

Anima Gate of Memories is being developed by the same people that wrote the Anima Beyond Fantasy books, who are now working with an experienced team of video game developers. Our first goal is to publish Gate of Memories on Windows, Mac, and Linux through Steam, but there are also plans for next-gen console releases.

A quick overview of the features

-A deep and multifaceted story. The player's choices and actions will influence the journey and decide the destiny of the characters.

-Epic battles with formidable opponents. Challenge many legendary entities, each with their own special features and game play.

-A combat system which combines RPG elements with fast paced action and spectacular attacks and spells.

-Gorgeous graphics and animations. Travel through the tower of Arcane and the world of Gaia across stunning backgrounds and places.

-DRM free!
Gate of Memories gameplay is one of its most attractive points. The basis of the game is a third-person Action RPG where you control two different characters. Each one has at its disposal a number of basic skills such as attacks or dodges, to which they add a large set of special skills that you will be able to develop and customize as in a traditional RPG.


Open World

Gate of Memories offers an open world. While it might not be considered a sandbox, the truth is that you can move with great freedom for its scenery, visiting different locations and allowing you to always retrace your steps to revisit areas, discover new secrets and unlock access to previously inaccessible places.

 Customizing Skills

One of the elements that make special Gate of Memories is that you can freely alter the allocation of your special abilities depending on what your character is doing in order to create your own combinations of techniques. Each action can be assigned up to four skills in different buttons, so that the same button can be used to activate diverse powers. For example, you could establish a single button to launch an offensive spell, a support arcane or a Ki technique depending on whether you are attacking, moving or jumping.

This system not only gives you great freedom to do whatever you want with your characters, but is also extremely intuitive to create any kind of combinations.

Dual characters

In Gate of Memories we control two different characters, Ergo and The Bearer, and we can exchange from one to another thanks to the special synergy they have. What makes this system truly fun is that both are not "physically" present at once, but we can invoke the other even in the middle of an action, continuing the movement with a completely different skill.

For example, while The Bearer is carrying an offensive combo we can invoke Ergo to perform an attack that launches the enemy into the air, only to switch back immediately to The Bearer and continue the air combo. Naturally, there are vast possibilities.

 

Gate of Memories is set in Gaia, an anachronistic setting which combines medieval fantasy with magic-based technology. While a great part of the game will take place in a mysterious tower called Arcane, the player will be able to move to different areas through the memories of the tower inhabitants.

Arcane

Arcane is an extremely unusual place. Not only does it have a huge labyrinthine structure, but it will also alter its appearance according to the past of its inhabitants. For unknown reasons the tower has also attracted powerful entities known as The Messengers, adapting its interior in a “dreamlike” way to reflect the lives of these creatures. Thus, the set of the game is not just made up of ruins and tower interiors, but of elements as diverse as cities or old battlegrounds. Of course, not every area is totally independent. At the points where the lives of The Messengers cross, the rooms blend into each other connecting the different dreamscapes together.

 

 

 

The story of Anima Gate of Memories is one of the most absorbing parts of the project. The game is focused on The Bearer and Ergo, agents of an ancient society called Nathaniel which for centuries has protected mankind from the darkness. At the beginning of the story both receive the order to recover an old artifact called The Byblos that has been stolen by a renegade of the order. After a long pursuit, crossing areas ravaged by war, they are able to corner the fugitive in the middle of an ancient construction. However, suddenly the whole area is swallowed by light.

Soon our protagonists awake inside a strange structure where they are no longer alone; strange beings are also summoned there. Soon, both will discover that something darker than they could imagine is about to start, a war in the shadows in which they will have a leading role.

 

The Bearer is one of two main characters of the game and one of the cornerstones of the story. She is a twenty-year-old girl who works in secret for a holy society called Nathaniel as a hunter of nightmares. A decade ago she awakened the entity Ergo Mundus making a pact with him. This unusual act allowed her to partially control the creature as well as share some of his powers.

Oddly she has no name, since as part of her pact with Ergo, the demon "ate it". Nobody can remember what she was called before, so the other characters refer to her as “The Bearer of Calamities”, the given name of anyone who holds Ergo Mundus.

At the beginning of the game her background is not known, but as the story goes on and the characters travel deeper into Arcane, various fragments of her past, as well as the moment when she signed her pact with Ergo will be displayed.

Of the two main characters, The Bearer carries the greatest emotional charge. Her personality is serious and melancholic. She hates the supernatural, believing that it is what destroyed her family and her chance to have a normal life. Above all she loathes herself and her past, considering that she was the one to blame for her family destiny. However, despite her tough facade, she is still a young woman who dreams about the same things that any other girl of her age would.

The Bearer of Calamities uses the pages of Ergo as weapons. She is not only trained to be an incredible fighter by her own right, but she can use the book to attack or form anything she imagines to destroy her enemies or defend herself.

Ergo Mundus is the companion of The Bearer, as well as the character who takes the male protagonist role in the game. He is an enigmatic immortal creature (Nathaniel calls him a demon, but the truth is that nobody knows for sure what he really is) who, centuries ago, triggered a conflict that almost plunged the world into a state of chaos. After being stopped through the combined efforts of Nathaniel and other powers in the world, Ergo’s physical body was so shattered that, to avoid his destruction, he was forced to hide his soul in a book. Since then he has been under the close supervision of Nathaniel, which agreed to allow Ergo to exist in that form in return for his help destroying other creatures like himself. However, to do so one condition is necessary; someone must sign a pact with him, a contract that allows that individual to control the demon’s powers and, on unusual occasions, re-create a temporal body for him.

Ergo's personality is very charming in his own particular way. He is an egocentric foulmouthed character who craves attention. He loves making cynical comments only to disturb The Bearer, and he is always reminiscing about the past atrocities he committed. However, the truth is that he is not as terrifying as he pretends to be, nor has he perpetrated such horrible acts. In fact, Ergo doesn’t remember anything about his past before being sealed in the book, although he has never confessed it to anyone.

Of course Ergo’s background hides much more. His true identity, as well as the real reason why he has been bound in the book for centuries, will be essential to the story.

Ergo’s fighting style is very violent, but with his own stylistic look. He attacks by creating cuts in mid-air (which is visually represented as “energy claws”) and summoning monsters that emerge from his body or directly from the ground.

Throughout almost the entire game The Messengers play the role of the main antagonists. These are creatures that have been summoned to the interior of Arcane, whose memories and minds shape the chambers of the ruins.

Several centuries before the beginning of the story, the prophetess Harael Grimoire had a disturbing vision; in a near future twenty-one creatures would be the harbingers of the end of all existence. Since Harael had never been wrong before, Nathaniel took the threat very seriously and, from that moment, their agents have tried to locate and eradicate the foretold "Messengers of the End". 

Based on Harael’s predictions the organization created a list of twenty-one candidates which embodied the greatest threats to the world. Since then, the organization placed a special emphasis on their capture and destruction, but given the considerable powers and intelligence of such beings, they haven't been able to neutralize any of these threats.

Of course, each one of them has an interesting background with deep motivations and a complex life. Exploring their memories the player will discover who they really are as well as their personal drives, giving them character development so that they become more than just ”bosses” to be vanquished.

Created by a collaboration of occidental and asians authors, Anima Beyond Fantasy is a license recognized for its role-playing books, miniature wargame and card games. Anima products have been translated into English, Spanish, French, Italian and German, and are available in more than 20 countries worldwide.
You can see part of Anima Beyond Fantasy art in:

 

After a successful campaign, this is the second Kickstarter that we do for Gate of Memories. In our previous one we obtained all we could need to create the game, but the reason why we decided to start this new one is not because we are unable to complete it; our true goal is simply to make Gate of Memories even better.

Very often people asked us how we could make a game with the visual quality of Gate of Memories with a limited budget like we have. The secret is simple; with a lot of personal sacrifice and enthusiasm to do our best, reasons why we are in front of the monitor countless hours each day.

However, there are limitations that can not be avoided even with all our effort and desire, and there are many things we would like to be able to do to further improve Gate of Memories.

That's why we need your support, as just a little more would allow us to go much further than where we are right now. With the whole basis of the game done, we plan to use these additional funds to design new scenarios, new enemies and Messengers to face, as well as improving the soundtrack and voice effects; ultimately, to make an even better gaming experience.

If this campaign is successful, it will grant us the possibility to open dozens of new features for Gate of Memories, allowing us to create a much better game. Let’s see with detail what we are talking about.

· The Tower of Arcane will get an additionnal wing: the city of Arkangel, which means a whole new area and a new Messenger boss fight. This will not only increase the game length, but also will give a much better closure to the story, since it shows one additional point of view of the war in the shadows.

· The characters will have more skill trees which will give them a lot of new abilities and powers, and their maximum level cap will be raised by 5.

· New dialogues and cutscenes will be added to the game.

· The whole game will have full voice dialogues.

· There will be more items, artefacts and weapons.

· We will include online rankings for a special dungeon: The Wake. It will allow you to compete and compare your skills to other players from the whole world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some optional items you can add to some pledge levels. Just increase your pledge by the appropriate amount. When surveys go out we'll ask which you have chosen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





As way to thank you for your support, we will send as a free gift to all our backers a high res map of Gaïa!  

 

We would like to thank all of the people who believe in us. It is because of your faith in our work that we are able to make things that entertain us all. We would also like to express our gratitude for looking at our project here. With your support we can make Gate of Memories into a much better game.

If you have any question about this project, feel free to contact us here on this Kickstarter campaign or at Anima@edgeent.com.

Kicking it forward

Once Gate of Memories is finished and published we want to support other projects that need help too, so with the help of our community we will be pledging 5% of the profit s made from Gate of Memories to projects which need our help to succeed. Learn more at

http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

Creating a video game is not easy. It is an extremely complex work, which requires hours to solve the many problems that may arise on our way and finish the project.
However, the development of Gate of Memories is in a really advanced stage, and the funds obtained will be used mainly to improve the video game. Therefore, there is little risk of being unable to finish the game nor being unable to provide the rewards.
Of course, there are always some risks that cannot be foreseen or avoided, but honestly, we are quite sure that with your help, we can make Gate of Memories a video game that will captivate all action rpg lovers in general.

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    When the game is released you will receive a poster featuring the main characters of Anima Gate of Memories signed by us. Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6. Plus you will receive a free download of the game, the unleashed book code, the game soundtrack, the digital art book, your name will appear in the credits and you will get the HD computer wallpapers!

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    When the game is released you will receive a boxed DVD version of Gate of Memories (with its own unleashed book code and skins pack) with an authentication certificate. Plus you will receive 2 free downloads, each with their own unleashed book code, the soundtrack, the artbook, the art poster, your name will appear in the credits and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    As soon as the campaign is over, you will get access to a demo version of the game. You will be able to test various sections of the game and give direct feedback. Plus you will receive the limited edition of the game and 3 free downloads, each with their own unleashed book code and skin packs, the t-shirt, the art poster, the game soundtrack, the digital art book, your name will appear in the credits, and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    $500 (aprox). The Bearer Miniature

    When the game is released you will receive a limited edition miniature of The Bearer, sculpted by the world renowned artist Juan Navarro Perez. Plus you will receive the limited edition of the game and 3 free downloads, each with their own unleashed book code and skin packs, the t-shirt, the art poster, the game soundtrack, the digital art book, your name will appear in the credits and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    $550 (aprox). Legendary Deluxe Collectors Box

    When the game is released you will receive a limited edition deluxe box which include a DVD version of the game with its own unleashed book code and the skins pack, a CD version of the OST, a DVD version of the artbook, a Gate of Memories USB Keychain, the miniature of The Bearer, the Nathaniel medallion, a set of Gate of Memories postcards, a special card signed by all the development team, an original sketch draw by Wen Yu Li and an authentication certificate. Plus you will receive 3 free downloads of the game, each with their own unleashed book code, 2 t-shirts, the art poster, the game soundtrack, your name will appear in the credits and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    $1.000 (aprox). Visit Gaia

    Based upon your photo as reference and your preferences, our lead artist will make a piece of art of you as a character in the Anima world. This piece of art will be send to you and later used in official Anima setting products with your approval. Plus, when the game is released, you will receive the legendary collector box, 3 free downloads of the game, each with their own unleashed book code and skin packs, 2 t-shirts, the art poster, the game soundtrack, your name will appear in the credits, and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    $1.200 (aprox). Design Your Own Creature

    You will get to collaborate with developers on a creature design for both Anima Gate of Memories and the role playing books. Your input will be used on how it looks, its attacks and defensive maneuvers, and any other issues that need to be addressed. Plus, when the game is released, you will receive one legendary collector box, 3 free downloads of the game, each with their own unleashed book code, 2 t-shirts, the art poster, the game soundtrack, your name will appear in the credits and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    $2.000 (aprox). Become part of Gaia

    We will make a piece of art based on you and your name and appearance will be used in a relevant point in the Anima Gate of Memories game. It will also appear in other Anima products or future games. Also, you will be able to design with us one quest in the game, adjusting your ideas to the setting. Plus, when the game is released, you will receive the legendary collector box with all its contents, 5 free downloads of the game, 2 t-shirt, the art poster, the game soundtrack, your name will appear in the credits, and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    $5.000 (aprox). Design Your Own Character

    You will get to collaborate on the design of a character that will be used in a prominent way in Anima Gate of Memories. On your election, this character may be also used in other Anima products, or future games. Plus, when the game is released, you will receive 3 legendary collector boxes, 5 free downloads of the game, each with their own unleashed book code and skin pack, 4 t-shirts, 3 art posters, the game soundtrack, your name will be used in Gaia, we will make a piece of art based on you, your name will appear in the credits, and you will get the HD computer wallpapers! Domestic shipping is included, for international shipping add £6.

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    Come visit our office in Valencia, Spain, and spend a full day with our dev team! You can come to visit us in Fallas, eat with us have the team show you the city in one of the greatest festivals in the world. You will also receive a very special thanks to in the game's credits! Travel not included. Plus, when the game is released, you will receive 5 legendary collector boxes, 10 free downloads of the game, each with their own unleashed book code and skin packs, 6 t-shirts (don’t worry about the shipping costs), 5 art posters, your name will be used in Gaia, we will make a piece of art based on you, and you will get the HD computer wallpapers!

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