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UPDATE #3 

Pre-Alpha demo is now available to play! Download and check it out here! Gamepad recommended.

 

'Rubi: The Wayward Mira' is a 2D metroidvania fantasy platformer with settings and inspiration taken from particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider located at CERN. Enemies like the Muon decay into smaller particles upon taking damage, and Rubi's ranged attack, the Alpha Particle, gets upgraded into the Beta Version with greater range.

You still have the classic bats and pools of slime to contend with though! More features include:

  • 6 Expansive hand crafted interconnected areas, plenty to explore and secrets to find!
  • Upgrade Rubi's abilities and attacks by collecting Strings from fallen foes and using the ability tree!
  • Challenging combat scenarios, making the best choices from Rubi's limited mana reserves.
  • Beautiful pixel art rendered characters and backgrounds to enjoy along the way!

 

From large outdoor expanses to maze-like underground laboratories, journey with Rubi as she quests to find a way back home to save her planet!

 

 

 

Casimir is a dying planet. The native inhabitants, the 'Mira', have extracted the mana from the leylines of the world to support their civilization, leading to the collapse of the ecosystem that supports all life on the planet. During the decline of the land, a young Mira was born without the ability to use mana, Rubi.

An otherwise fatal condition, Rubi had two implants installed in the backs of her palms to regulate her mana flow, allowing her to survive among the increasing decay.  

As the years passed, the population decreased as the Mira frantically scavenged whatever mana remnants they could find... when suddenly one day, Rubi and some of her kin find themselves transported into a strange lush land on Earth.  

Despite their confusion, the Mira are initially overjoyed to be surrounded by the abundant, untapped mana resources available in this new land. But all is not as it seems as the Mira on Earth soon begin to turn against Rubi, transforming into something more dangerous, something Feral!

 

Music by Geoff-Meyer @jvstgeoff, the musical talent bringing beats to this project. Listen to a couple sample tracks from the current build:

 

  

Meet the team! 

Erik Halverson - Designer, Programmer. @WaywardMira

Erik has been developing Rubi over the past three years, iterating on an initial idea to use particle physics over magic as inspiration for abilities and effects. He still doesn't understand social media.

Geoff Meyer - Audio & Soundtrack Technician. @jvstgeoff

Musical Guru and cyberpunk artist, Geoff balances absolutely beautiful mood setting background melody with bursts of epic score, weaving together unforgettable moments in time.

Clement Swennes -  Character Pixel Artist & Animator. @paintbread

Clement took the early builds of Rubi and injected so much love and personality into those sprites. His work and constant feedback is truly something special, and we're super excited to share his craft with everyone!

Harry Panourgias - Environmental Pixel Artist. @GFLK_pik

Recently brought on to revamp the environment and detail of the world that Rubi quests through, he has a stupid-good sense of design, and his vibrant scenes are sure to bring this project to life.

... and the rest of our Digital cast!

 

So why Kickstarter? 

This project has been self-funded for over two years, and can continue to be on that path, eventually leading to a released game. However, with the additional funding that Kickstarter can secure, we can bring on additional talent to deliver the quality we're striving for within a much more reasonable timeframe!

With that said, the raised funds would go towards securing additional commissions to update and create new art assets, music, and support/expedite the project until delivery. We know this game is going to be awesome, the only missing piece is you!

 

 

If we meet our goal thanks to backers like you, we have a few stretch items in mind! 

  • BOSS RUSH mode!

Play in this unlock-able mode where you take on the hardest encounters BACK-TO-BACK! Only limited upgrades will be available to complete this nightmare mode. Not for the faint of heart.

  • MULTIPLE endings!

New endings based on player action; change the fate of Rubi, Casimir, and the Mira!

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Thank you so much for checking out our campaign! 

Come chat with us on Discord if you have any questions! Also on twitter at @waywardMira

https://discordapp.com/invite/XeVuD9N

 

Risks and challenges

The main risks with this project would be associated with a delayed release. We are aiming for a late Summer 2018 and will strive to meet that goal, but as it is often said, a delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad. We're REALLY committed to providing the type of experience that we ourselves would want to play, and while we are compelled in making every effort to getting this into the hands of players, we want to make sure that what we're handing over is something worthwhile.

Backers can expect frequent updates with the status of the project as time moves on. We want you to be the among the first to know where the project is at! We have the tools and the expertise to land this, and we're not going to stop until we do. We're also reachable on our Twitter @waywardMira, and on our Discord server if you have any questions.

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