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Omicron StudioBy Omicron Studio
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Omicron StudioBy Omicron Studio
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 27 2017

About

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Deus Vult - Arena is an Action Adventure third person shooter with stealth elements and a combat system that rewards tactical ability and quick player reflexes.

Welcome to Lythra!
Welcome to Lythra!

Deus Vult - Arena is the realization of a dream born playing the great masterpieces of our childhood like 'Soul Reaver', 'Metal Gear Solid', 'Doom' and a little touch of 'The Legend Of Zelda' The beating heart of the DVA experience is the dualism of its gameplay. There will be two main characters will be 2;

Minocar and Lulu
Minocar and Lulu

Trapped in an indissoluble link! They will need each others to proceed in the adventure. With Lulu we will face the phases of Exploration, Stealth, Puzzle. And transformed in Minocar we will take on the Arenas! Making our way through hordes of enemies with viciousness, tearing and absorbing their spirits to increase our power.

First, we meet Lulu, a spirit with a dark past that doesn’t have any memories or consciousness of who he is or why he is there. Then we will meet Minocar, a mysterious talking skull with an axe stuck in his cranium, to whom Lulu will speak as his master.   

The story of DVA (Deus Vult - Arena) starts in Lythra, a place devastated by a supernatural cataclysm and populated by hostile creatures and deadly traps! The player's goal will be to escape Lythra, to do so he will need to explore every corner of his prison, following the clues that Minocar will give him and learning to make use of his immense power!

Lythra is an infernal dimension twisted by a supernatural cataclysm where the player will discover what really happened through clues scattered around the map, and talking with the Pure Spirits and with Minocar during the course of the adventure.

Deus Vult - Arena is a game with a persistent world, thoroughly walkable from one end to the other without interruptions. The map in its actual state has 6 dungeons linked with various shortcuts and secret passages between one area and the other, in every dungeon there are many arenas and secret zones, only accessible through solving of ambiental puzzles or looting specific items.

Minocar and Lulu togheter will be able to acquire a physical body:

Lulu acquires the Minocar form at an altar
Lulu acquires the Minocar form at an altar

The main goal of the combat system of DVA is to increase power through the absorption of the enemies’ spirits! To do so, the player will have to destroy the physical body of the enemy, making his spirit vulnerable in order to absorb the fragments of his spirit to become stronger.

Lulu destroys the body of 2 Civis and breaks down the Umbrae by releasing fragments of spirit
Lulu destroys the body of 2 Civis and breaks down the Umbrae by releasing fragments of spirit

But destroying and absorbing won't be so easy, because the enemy spirits, once deprived of their body, will immediately look for a way to reincarnate:

Umbrae resuscitating in a Civis
Umbrae resuscitating in a Civis

The same fate awaits the player if he is defeated while fighting as Minocar. The player will lose Minocar's skull until death, at which point the player will have to retrieve it.

Minocar's body is destroyed by liberating the spirit of Lulu, the minocar skull bounces off to the destruction of its body
Minocar's body is destroyed by liberating the spirit of Lulu, the minocar skull bounces off to the destruction of its body

Once back in the form of Lulu, the player will be defenseless against most enemies, but also invisible to them. However, right when the player loses the physical form, the Guardian Eyes will descend from the sky to hunt. The Eyes will be able to see Lulu, and once spotted they will make him visible to all other enemies, putting the player at risk of Game Over!  

The player will have many ways to avoid and trick the Guardian Eyes.

Lulu distracts a Custos by throwing a fragment of spirit
Lulu distracts a Custos by throwing a fragment of spirit

The level design of DVA makes it so there will be places Minocar will be able to reach, but only when taking the form of Lulu. Players will have to use their wit to find the best way to access areas inaccessible to physical beings.  

Many riddles will require the combined use of both Lulu and Minocar:

Lulu is able to cross barred doors and small cracks, but Minocar's skull is not!
Lulu is able to cross barred doors and small cracks, but Minocar's skull is not!

In the form of Minocar, players will be able to change the elemental state instantaneously. Each elemental state will change the presets of all moves, giving life to brutal and kickass combos! At the peak of his power Minocar will have 4 elemental states: Primogenial, Fervor, Gelu and Fulgur.

Possible combinations of "Elemental Explosions" executable in the form of Minocar at full power!
Possible combinations of "Elemental Explosions" executable in the form of Minocar at full power!

Minocar will be able to summon various weapons depending on his state end what attack is used, from a fearsome Spiked Mace to a devastating Arquebus:

Minocar's Arquebuse is a devastating weapon within a short distance
Minocar's Arquebuse is a devastating weapon within a short distance

In DVA there will be NPCs called the Pure Spirits which will be hidden in various locations of the game world and will spawn when certain enemies are killed. There are two ways to interact with the Pure Spirits: talk to them, or absorb them! It will be possible to talk with the Pure Spirits only in the form of LuLu. If Minocar is not present, they will give insight about the history of Lythra and what happened to its inhabitants. Talking with a Pure Spirit will make the player lose affinity with Minocar, otherwise, the player will absorb them and gain affinity points that can be used to unlock new abilities.

Custos:These are Lythra's all-seeing sentinels, they hunt the player while in spirit form to support the demonic hordes.

Custos descends to the player death
Custos descends to the player death

Civis (Demons): The servants of the Custos and the main enemies that inhabit the world of Lythra, of which there are many types with various abilities.

Civis have many types of attack
Civis have many types of attack

Caelestis (Celestial Knight): The last remnants of the mysterious war of Lythra, they are the deadliest of the common enemies, a Caelestis is worth 10 Civis both in resistance and damage, but also in death!

An Umbrae takes possession of a Caelestis
An Umbrae takes possession of a Caelestis

Priscus (CorruptedPoltergeist): Lowly creatures that will try to steal Minocar's skull, and bring him to one of the altars scattered through the map, to obtain the Eyes approval and acquire a better form.

A Priscus Delivers the Minocar Skull at the altar becoming a Civis
A Priscus Delivers the Minocar Skull at the altar becoming a Civis

Umbrae (Spirit): The restless spirits of the defeated demons, constantly striving to reincarnate in better forms.

Umbrae take a fragments of spirit by becoming a Civis
Umbrae take a fragments of spirit by becoming a Civis

Gabbiano (Seagull Psychopomp): Vicious flying creature capable of long and short range attacks, these greedy monsters will see and devour the player both in his spirit and physical form.

Gabbiano attacks Lulu in its spiritic form
Gabbiano attacks Lulu in its spiritic form

Herba (Primogenial Plant): An aberrant mutation, a deadly plant able to kill every living being, including Minocar.

Herba attacks and destroys all forms of life but not spirits
Herba attacks and destroys all forms of life but not spirits

 

Advectio (SpotDog): Terrible beast able to charge the player from a distance, teleporting to his location, then escaping to a safe zone. In addition, they will be able to perceive the player in his spirit form and warn the Custos.

                                         And much more coming...

After the release of deus vult-arena in its base state containing the story mode, our intention is to immediately start working on expanding the DVA experience, with additional content like new game modes, new powers and new characters and expanding the story with new chapters!

All this will be released in the form of DLC during 2019/20/21

The funds we receive will be used to amplify our team and our infrastructures, so we can improve everything already shown And add much more, like a larger game world, new enemies, an original soundtrack, cut scenes regarding the story, voice acting, adding new mechanics and more!

 

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Omicron Studio is born from the passion and dedication to videogames, which, we believe is the King of the ways for an artist to express his maximum creativity in every field.

We are using Unreal Engine 4 to power our game. It is a powerful, out-of-the-box toolset that runs on all major. It's been used to create games like Paragon, Gears of War 4, Tekken 7 and many other wonderful games. Unreal Engine affords us to develop the game in 4K with HDRsupport on next-generation platforms (PC, Xbox One, Play Station 4 and Switch).

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The idea of "Deus Vult - Arena" was conceived in February of 2016 and in September of that year we released a trailer of a PRE-ALPHA version of what was the essence of our idea, that DVA had to be BADASS! But we weren't satisfied yet and we knew we had more in us, so we rolled up our sleeves and rewrote the code from scratch, with the only objective in mind to make DVA even more DOPE! Everything we have shown has been realized by making available our body, our spirit and our money. We believe in our project and our work and hope to be able to keep making our dreams come true, but all of that is in your hands!

At the actual state our first concern is to launch the game on Windows, but the conversion of Deus Vult Arena towards other platforms, specifically PS4/Pro and XBOX One/X and Nintendo Switch is totally doable in future, we have already tested various prototypes but we dont intend to release on other platforms with a version that doesnt respect the quality of the PC version. To convert Deus Vult - Arena for other systems we need to expand our Team, hence to reach a certain level of disposable income

Based on the success of our Kickstarter campaign and the additions that we will make we think we will be able to release DVA for Windows at the end of 2018, in the first months of 2019

Risks and challenges

When we decided to embark on such an ambitious project as creating a videogame we knew it wouldnt be easy.

The initial project 'Deus Vult' had a much simpler structure than the actual version, but in course of development and with the increase of our programming skills we upped the bar of our ambitions higher and higher, until we came to the conclusion that our only compromise was about time, time equals work, equal money.

Until now we dedicated to Deus Vult Arena our soul and body, everyday, full time, investing our savings in the project and putting aside our main professions.
The funds that we hope to obtain will allow us to keep working full time and hire more programmers which will guarantee us to integrate additionals features actually in prototype state, without risk of derailing the release date we set, in addition we will adjust our 'development infrastructure' with the goal of improving our technical sector, with your support we will do much more!

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