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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 14 2018 11:19 PM UTC +00:00
¥53,109
pledged of ¥700,000pledged of ¥700,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 14 2018 11:19 PM UTC +00:00

About

Why I'm here? Let's cut to the case! KnifeBoy is Solo-developed by myslef and the Game has been in development for 2 years - I have literally worked on this Game non-stop and it's finally coming together - but - I lack the skills to write good dialogues and I have no musical talent whatsoever... So, I need your help to raise enough funds so I can outsource Music and Writing to improve the overall quality of the Game! I really want to make this game Great, rather than "just another Indie Game". The Art, the Enemies, the Level Design and the Unique Story telling looks and feels different from other games in this genre...I mean... this is the 1st Ever Mortal-Metroid-Kombat-Vania Game, so of course its different... But with your help, I can hopefully add great dialogue and music to the list of awesomeness & make this game something special! 


Download Demo Here:
If you can't download it for some reason; Watch this lets-play so you can get an idea what the game is like! If you can play it however, PLEASE leave feedback and let me know what you like/dislike so I can improve the experience & let me know if you have any questions!

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KnifeBoy Story: Shortly after the fall of The New World Order, a new regime, Anonymous, stepped out of the shadows to rule the world. With KnifeBoy dead, The Rebel army was slowly falling apart... But not for long - Dr. J managed to bring KnifeBoy back from the dead to Fight the Regime once more.

KnifeBoy Features:  
Day & Night cycle.
8 levels + "open world" + hidden levels & Challenge Rooms.
Epic Boss Battles.
Collectibles.
Unique Art .
Conspiracy-Monster-Hunter-ish SideQuests.
Diverse cast of Enemies.

Combat & Enemies: Fast paced melee combat with a hint of Light RPG-goodness. For example, Robotic enemies tend to be stronger towards Melee attacks but weaker to Knife-Attacks. Before I knew how to write a single line of Code, my goal was to have multiple "Knifes", each with its own Overdrive & Element (Water, Electricity, Fire etc)... I will still try my best to reach that goal - that would be sweet - but for now KnifeBoy is equipped with a SteamKnife and a bunch of cool moves!

Enemies: Expect a diverse cast of enemies... Some foes are easier to take down then others. At night, the world will be inhabited by stronger enemies.

Dialogue: NPCs will be scattered around the world. Talking to them can reveal information about the world, Hints of secret areas, story-bits and you can also accept "Conspiracy-Monster-Hunter-ish" SideQuests. For example, "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town", "The Roswell incident", "Is Bigfoot real?" One of my KickStarter-Rewards is to turn you into an NPC (non-playable-character)!

Collectibles: I always wanted to give the Collectibles a "meaning". These Comic book pages will reveal information about KnifeBoys past. However, its totally optional to read these Comic Books. If you are that kind of Gamer who doesn't care about story & lore, you can totally ignore the story and move forward. All you have to know from a story perspective is, "Knifeboy was murdered, he returned from hell to seek justice and to save Blue" - However, if you keep your eyes & ears open throughout the game, you might notice that something seems off with that narrative. That's where the comic book pages can fill in the blanks. They will tell you more about who KnifeBoy is and what happen to him before he ended up here.

The Hub: A place to hang out with the locals, view your collectibles, trophies/achievements, grab a SideQuest... Or just take a break from the outside world, kick back and enjoy the music. My friend AnnaLeya will perform at night and I hope to bring in more talents :)  

Stretch Goals:

Rewards:
At the Moment, "Digital Copy of The Game" is for PC only, but please let me know what version you're interested in - in case I get the chance to Release KnifeBoy on all Systems!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenges I'm facing right now is Music & Dialogues.
This Game is Greenlit on Steam and its playable from start to finish - that being said - there is still alot of improvements needed:
More Moving objects.
A solid SideQuest system (current one is glitchy).
Upgraded Enemy AI.
Parallaxing Foregrounds and Backgrounds.

With this KickStarter campaign I'm not asking you to pay my rent and put food on my table - I'm just trying to raise enough funds so I can
outsource Music and Dialogues to talented people so I can improve the overall quality of the Game. As I mentioned earlier, this Game is Greenlit on Steam and that's where our journey begins. My dream is, off course, to put this game on PS4, Switch, Xbox and Vita! (As you can see I've made PS4 UI in my current built).
I dont have Dev-Kits to all systems at the moment so I don`t want to promise something I can`t deliver - So Let's stay realistic for the time being - but also keep an optimistic attitude and hope that everything works out in the end :)

Edit: The Vita version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Was recently canceled due to Sony discontinuing the Vita development. I'm personally most exited of playing KnifeBoy on a Vita, but it seems to be the most difficult version to built - so let us approach the Vita version with a grain of salt for the time being...

I truly thank you for your consideration and support and I look forward to deliver the final version of the game in 2019!

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    Thank you!

    Thank you for supporting me and the future of this Game! Every bit helps!

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    You've taken on the task to bring down Anonymous! A Digital Copy of the game is yours, Good Luck!

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    Digital Art Book and Soundtrack...
    At this point, I can promise you the current Soundtrack - about 15 songs. In case this Campaign is successful, this Digital Soundtrack of yours will include those songs as well.

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    Your face mounted on the wall + a personal thank you letter <3
    Inside the SlaughterHalls, I've mounted 8 shields on the wall. Your face will hang on one of them and your NPC-Character will brag like crazy about how you Won a SlaugherHall-Tournament in the past! Good job!

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