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Blue Omen Operation is a 2D action-command RPG with a battle system that emphasises timing and reflexes, inspired by beloved classics like the Paper Mario Series, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and even a little WarioWare.

Knock the lights out of many foes!
Knock the lights out of many foes!

 

Precise Skill Maneuvering
Precise Skill Maneuvering

The biggest part of Blue Omen is the role-playing aspect - as a story-driven RPG, we want to bring our own brand of bizarre to the table, with an overworld filled to the brim with unique characters and critters for the player to encounter. 

Those childhood memories of purchasing a game for the art alone; slotting it in and booting it up without knowing what to expect, only to be introduced to a unique and exciting RPG world waiting to be explored - this is the type of feeling we want to recreate.

Developing that strong attachment to the unique faces you meet along the way is what Blue Omen is about.

STORY

It's been 31 years since the discovery of the Blue Omen, a prophetic and ancient sarcophagus that had descended down from the depths of space itself. Since that moment, decades have been spent researching for answers as to the nature of this mysterious object, but the only things to come of it thus far are more questions. What exactly is inside this coffin-shaped artifact? Is it something to be protected, or is the coffin protecting us? An oppressive aura emanates from Blue Omen, and some fear that a time may come where the object inside will render the earth into a state of eternal damnation.

One way or another, the truth will come out...

 

 Jiro is a young man burdened with a terrible curse. After becoming the host of an otherworldly parasite, he has been granted supernatural powers. Though the benefits are great, it comes with a fatal price - one that leaves Jiro unable to sleep comfortably at night.

Despite being burdened with this mysterious parasite, Jiro lives life as peacefully as he can. As a self-taught mechanic and automobile enthusiast (who knows how to work a wrench as well as he can style his hair), Jiro is a greaser down to his very core. Although he prefers not to fight, he can take hits like a tank, and dish em' out just as effectively. His rough-and-tough exterior might be intimidating to some, but to those that know him, Jiro is a good-natured man who is always willing to lend a hand to those willing to take it from him. In most other situations, he tends to keep his thoughts to himself (and his partner, Yagiko).

 

 Yagiko is Jiro's faithful partner-in-crime. As a promising magus-in-training, her specialization in the Dark Arts is an invaluable asset for the two of them, despite how much of a troublemaker she can be.   

With all things fantastical, Yagiko is as smart as they come - she knows the Netherworld like the back of her hand, can learn spells in record time, and is an exceptional navigator with no qualms about giving directions towards the nearest gas station. She struggles with more practical matters, confiding in Jiro when she needs help. Doesn't know how to swim, and sometimes gets stray birds caught in her hair. A little guidance is necessary for this punkish fiend.

See the world through the eyes of Jiro and Yagiko as they travel the globe in search of Soul Lamps, treasures from a different dimension which house the souls of powerful and restless spirits!

The Battles in Blue Omen are all about timing, and how well the player utilizes their ability to Dodge, Parry, and use special Skills

Dodging allows you to avoid enemy attacks without taking damage. Be warned - learning your timing is essential, and certain enemies will try their best to slip you up!

Parrying is a skill for those confident enough in their reaction time to bite back. When the time is right, a good parry will allow the player to cancel enemy attacks as well as deal damage at the same time!

Skills are Jiro and Yagiko's greatest, well, skills! From the helpful heals of Jiro's Shock Therapy ability to Yagiko's electrifying Lightning Bolt, the duo can tap into a wide range of attacks, buffs, debuffs and more to turn the tides of battle

If you have the skill, it's possible to play the entirety of Blue Omen without taking even a single hit!

The Overworld in Blue Omen is vibrant and deep, and like most RPGs, filled with things to interact with. Jiro and Yagiko like to play it by ear, so it's up to the player to guide them and find clues on where to go next. All sorts of things are hidden along the way, from secret items, friendly fellows, and crowds of monsters to fight through! No hand-holding for you!

The world of Blue Omen takes place in a very bizarre version of Earth. Try traversing the wild and dusty plains of Pepper Gulch, the laid-back tropical city of La Pala, or the futuristic lands of Ranza! Many more locations will open up to you in time - some far more dangerous than others.

Pepper-Gulch
Pepper-Gulch

 

Migosora Ravine
Migosora Ravine

 

Chiropetran Hotel
Chiropetran Hotel

The enemies in Blue Omen come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, from the mischievious Witchy-Kitty to the pick-pocketing SmutMutt. However, a new threat with a dark agenda has been making waves... the secretive Ranza Army, who seek to change the very nature of this world.

Ranza Army Troops
Ranza Army Troops

 

Class Enemy Line-up
Class Enemy Line-up

 

Enemies Messin' Around!
Enemies Messin' Around!

 

MUSIC!

The music for Blue Omen has been the solo-work of our very talented Michael Staple, whose past projects can be found here! He has continued to shine with every successive track he makes, and we're very glad to have him on board.

Check out some of the wonderful work he's done so far:

 Blue Omen Operation: Victory Theme

 Blue Omen Operation: Cave Theme

 Blue Omen Operation: Mini-Boss Theme

Awesome, Right?

Everyone likes a good reward, and we're here to treat you guys with the smorgasbord of gifts we have prepared for our backers. Check out a few examples of both our physical and digital merch:

Buttons and Stickers!
Buttons and Stickers!

Show off your love with a set of buttons and stickers to play with, or a postcard to display as you like! 

Blue Omen OST Cover
Blue Omen OST Cover

If you're a fan of music, don't pass up the chance to grab the Blue Omen Digital OST, full of tracks reminiscent of those classic GBA-era tunes. Comes with a stylish cover for your thumbnails! 

Designing Enemies!
Designing Enemies!

Add to the already-bizarre bestiary of Blue Omen by helping us design the colorful critters that populate this world! It doesn't stop at enemies - whether you're interested in making an NPC, a boss monster, or even a humble item, there's a plethora of tiers specific to your needs. No need to be an artist - flex your mind-muscle with us a little, and we'll handle the rest!

To settle things down a little, we'd like to say that we're incredibly grateful to any and all people interested in our game, whether you're a donator or simply a fan. 

In the event that our goal is met (a heart-stopping idea on its own), we've set up plans to move forward with development to make sure that what you're donating to will not only be a complete experience, but an experience worth the weight of the love we have for this project.

 

Technical issues come and go with each successive build we make, but our strict QC ensures that we squash as many bugs as possible between releases. With access to Beta-Testers, we'll be able to be as thorough as we need prior to release.

The biggest challenge that we have for the game is simply the amount of work required to make it happen. We all work on other jobs separate from Blue Omen, and we will continue to work these jobs if needed. We are a small team and plan to stay fairly small. Other than severe injury, death, or Cox finally pushing Ink down the stairs, there are very few challenges facing us that we aren't prepared for.

Bryan Cox, or known to most as just "Cox", is the Programmer/Game Designer of Blue Omen. He's wanted to make games ever since he got his hands on his own GameBoy Advance. He's been working on small games for years now, and is ready to make Blue Omen the best as it can be. Though he wishes he was playing Megaman Zero for the first time again.

Favorite Games: Megaman Zero 1-4, Paper Mario, M&L: Superstar Saga, Legend of Zelda: Link to The Past.

Inker, the artist and creator behind Blue Omen! Drawing ever since learning how to use his opposable nubs, he sports a captivating and charming art-style inspired by artists such as Akira Toriyama, Bengus and more! Hobbies include; figure collecting, playing videogames half-way and never touching them ever again and listening to 10 hour extended versions of his favorite songs.  

Favorite games: Paper Mario 64, Mega Man X, Animal Crossing, Kirby Super Star

Michael Staple, is the mad scientist behind the music for Blue Omen. He attacks genres with a touch of a key on his MIDI Keyboard. Michael's favourite hobbies include taking long baths and jumping on goombas everyday.  

Favorite Games: Windjammers, Pokken Tournament, Aero The Acrobat, M&L: Superstar Saga

We greatly appreciate anyone and everyone who have supported us. Seriously. 

Blue Omen would have been dead in water without the community being as interested as they are. Every little piece of fan art or interaction has been amazing. We hope that the Kickstarter is succesful so we are able to give you guys the best product that we are able to. See you on the other side!

Risks and challenges

(This is just copy and pasted from the "Risk and Challenges" section above.)
Technical issues come and go with each successive build we make, but our strict QC ensures that we squash as many bugs as possible between releases. With access to Beta-Testers, we'll be able to be as thorough as we need prior to release.

The biggest challenge that we have for the game is simply the amount of work required to make it happen. We all work on other jobs separate from Blue Omen, and we will continue to work these jobs if needed. We are a small team and plan to stay fairly small. Other than severe injury, death, or Cox finally pushing Ink down the stairs, there are very few challenges facing us that we aren't prepared for.

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