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Battle For Enkeon: A new turn-based sci-fi shooter for PC (Canceled)

Battle For Enkeon is an upcoming turn-based shooter, boasting an epic scifi story of rebellion against dictatorship.

Battle For Enkeon: A new turn-based sci-fi shooter for PC (Canceled)

Battle For Enkeon is an upcoming turn-based shooter, boasting an epic scifi story of rebellion against dictatorship.

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 20 2017
Last updated August 20, 2017

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Battle For Enkeon is an exciting new PC game, with an in depth story about rebellion and social uprising against brutal dictatorship. We hope to pack it full with gameplay features, including some never normally associated with a turn based shooter.

The FPS targeting in action
The FPS targeting in action

Our aim is for Battle For Enkeon to be a top quality PC game with fluent controls and a strong visual aesthetic that fits with the sci-fi story. As our first ever game, we're really excited to be able to share the game with you all!   

The Gameplay   

Battle For Enkeon will aim to incorporate a number of features not normally found in this style of game:  

  • FPS (first-person shooter) mechanics 
  • Team ambushing  
  • Strategic base building  
  • Grid-free movement system to allow greater freedom and flexibility  
  • RPG (role-playing game) mechanics (Stretch Goal)  
  • Destructible environments (Stretch Goal)  
  • Multiple dialogue options (Stretch Goal)  
  • In-game choices that affect the story (Stretch Goal)  
  • Stealth take downs (Stretch Goal)  
  • Character customisation and skills trees (Stretch Goal)
Using grenades to destroy scenery
Using grenades to destroy scenery

The core gameplay missions are focused on turn-based combat where the player controls a number of squad members. The game has a squad of main characters - Karru, Caitalin, James and The Commander. They are vital to the storyline, and as such in order to progress it's your responsibility as the player to not only defeat the enemy troops but keep your own squad alive whenever they are on the battlefield!  

You will also be able to recruit your own troops and customise them, using them to fight in story missions that don't involve the main characters. These units can be used on missions but beware, if they die you'll need to recruit more squad members!

Use the guide line to choose where to move
Use the guide line to choose where to move

Each class unit (Sniper, Assault, Support, Heavy) has unique skills and you must use everything they have to kill the enemy units, so be sure to choose a balanced team. Hide behind a wide range of environmental objects, remove the enemy's cover by destroying the scenery, heal your units, cause explosions and even synchronise your team's attacks to unleash devastating assaults against the opposition. Increase the quantity of items in your base to stand a better chance of beating the odds in battle.

Use stealth attacks to take down the enemy silently
Use stealth attacks to take down the enemy silently

 

Use cover to hide from enemy units
Use cover to hide from enemy units

The Story  

The story takes place on a planet called Enkeon, with a race known as the Enki, a planet gripped in a mass civil war. When much of the population began to realise the true plans behind a drug called Tranquillian, protests and riots occurred. These were quickly shut down with unbridled force by the ruler of Enkeon, Ezeru. Many were slaughtered.

Ezeru, Enkeon's dictator
Ezeru, Enkeon's dictator

From this point on, the individual resistance groups that had once been few and far between gained mass support and reformed into a worldwide, organised rebellion, with many civilians signing up after the massacre that had occurred. Very quickly the rebellion began to gain ground with the main goal being to seize control of the Tranquillian supplies and bring down Ezeru’s regime, until...  

The ongoing war between the rebellion and Ezeru was quickly put on hold when an un-identified, overwhelmingly powerful foe emerged. In his overconfidence Ezeru engaged this enemy head on but after the decimation of his forces, he disappeared and the power structure of the planet was suddenly left in the hands of the rebellion. Now the sole remaining organised force on the planet, they are left with a greater fight than ever before, a fight for the Enki's very survival.

Enemy character models
Enemy character models

Now as the new enemy moves to take over the planet, the rebels are the Enki’s last hope for survival. The power and ability to save Enkeon belongs to you. The planet needs you.  

It's time for you join the Battle For Enkeon!

The Characters

Character models
Character models

 Main Player Character: The main player character grew up in a Patrician district of Enkeon, with both parents having served as enforcement officers. He/she (depending on the gender the player chooses) learnt early on the importance of discipline and respect. Everything they do is for their partner Anu and daughter Koru, despite not being at home as much as they would like. They have always firmly believed that their absence is the best way to provide for their family back home. This character is a very charismatic person who commands a great deal of admiration and respect. They are a very loving person but at the same time very focused and able to put their feelings aside if needed.   

Anu (Main Player Character's Partner): Anu grew up in a slum district of Enkeon, her/his (depending on main player gender choice) parents scraping by to provide, but at the same time teaching the great value of love and the bond of family. Anu is a very compassionate person and would do anything for his/her partner. Due to their strong sense of compassion they trained as a healer and have devoted their life to healing others and raising their daughter (Koru).  

Koru: Koru is the seven year old daughter of the main player character. She is very bright and understanding. Originally growing up with her parents in a Patrician district she enjoyed learning about medicine. Eventually she moved into a “safehouse” in a slum district when the main player joined the rebellion.  

Karru: Karru grew up in a slum district of Enkeon. At the age of 8 his parents disappeared and he was forced to learn to survive without them. It wasn't until many years later that he would learn the truth about their disappearance. When he was 10 he was taken in by a man named 'Nabu' who helped him to understand himself and the world he was in. During his teen years Karru began to resent those in the Patrician Districts but was also alienated from the Slums districts. Nabu continued to be a great influence in Karru's life, becoming like a second father. Unfortunately the more Nabu explained why the world was in it's current state, in an attempt to help Karru find acceptance and peace with it, the more Karru rebelled against the system.  

Caitalin: Caitalin grew up in the Slums of Enkeon and never had it easy growing up, but despite this, it was rare to see her without a smile on her face and a dream in her heart. Unlike Karru who grew to resent those in the Patrician districts, Caitalin always idolised those in the shimmering towers above her. She would often be found watching with amazement the vehicles flying overhead. If asked what she was doing she would state 'watching my future'. At the age of 7 her mother grew ill and without the medicine and technology of the Patricians to save her, she perished. Raised by her father, Caitalin would often ask him how she would get to live in one of the 'blue giants'. Her father would point at the Enforcement Officers everywhere and say 'There are many of them, and they all live in the Patrician Districts...'  

James: James grew up in the Patrician District with loving parents and everything he ever wanted. Despite this, from a young age he always felt like he didn't quite belong. As soon as he was old enough he began to journey down into the Slums and was horrified by the suffering. This began to create a lot of guilt for the life he had been born into and so he spent a lot of time dressed in old clothing down in the Slums, trying to understand this way of life he could never have imagined.  

Ezeru: Ezeru made his way into the inner circle of Kristoff (the last ruler of Enkeon) after his 'Time For Greatness' speech given in Kristoff's name at a gathering of major planetary businesses. Three years after joining this inner circle, Kristoff fell ill and even the best physicians on the planet could not figure out how to cure him. He eventually died, leaving behind a will dictating that Ezeru was to be his successor. He became a manipulative and cruel dictator, an unpopular but dangerous leader.

Environments  

We will have a range of different environments for players to explore in the game, including:  

  • Patrician – A rich, affluent area, this is a well maintained district with a pristine, clean look  
  • Mixed cityscape – A variety of new buildings, interspersed with older looking ones  
  • Slums district – Not a good place to be; things here are worn, destroyed, and the people are struggling to make ends meet  
  • Rural – Outside of the city, cover will be hard to find without the protection of buildings around you

 

Patrician concept art
Patrician concept art

 

Slum concept art
Slum concept art

 

A Patrician city area where battles can take place
A Patrician city area where battles can take place

 

The rebel team headquarters
The rebel team headquarters

Funding  

Our main funding goal will be spread across development, marketing, audio and more. The below pie chart shows the split.

The Team  

John Grunwell - Director / Lead Programmer  

John is the co-founder of Storm Wolf Studios, and has lived and breathed the art of programming since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. As Battle For Enkeon’s lead programmer, John is the chap who makes everything happen thanks to his demon coding skills and ability to juggle ten things at once. Amazingly, after all this time and stress, he still has a full head of hair!  

Martin Muller - Director / Modeller / Animator  

John’s partner in gaming, Martin has grown up passionate about video games. Having studied art and graphics at college, he went on to graduate at university where he learnt the basics of video game design. He is now taking additional courses in sleepless nights, long hours and steep learning curves. Rumours that he sees the world in pixellated shapes are as yet to be disproved!  

Adam Muller - Scriptwriter / Modeller / Animator  

As Martin’s older brother, there are many things in life that he has taught his younger sibling; namely how to beat Ganondorf in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and the number of planets that exist in the Stargate series. Along the way he has picked up a tip or two from Martin when it comes to game development, and his keen eye for detail helps bring the environments and characters in Battle For Enkeon to life.  

Watch an interview with the team below to find out more about the game and how they work!

 

Risks and challenges

Our main risk is not getting the funding, as the work the money will pay for will really make Battle For Enkeon into the game we want to release.

Without slick animation, voiceovers or cool sound effects the gameplay will be missing key elements that will truly add to the game's atmosphere.

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