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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 15 2017 8:00 PM UTC +00:00
Zebedee GranadaBy Zebedee Granada
First created
Zebedee GranadaBy Zebedee Granada
First created
AU$ 626
pledged of AU$ 2,000pledged of AU$ 2,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 15 2017 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

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DISCLAIMER - 25/2/2017 - "I actually had no idea that my game's name shared similarities with 'Dust: An Elysian Tale'. In fact, I had no idea that the game existed. I assure you, the only similarities that my game has towards 'Dust: An Elysian Tale' are the names and the platforming element. I could never hope to create a game of such beautiful traditional art and gameplay as the Creator of Dust has.

In light of recent events, the game's name is subject to change."

'Dawn - An Alescian Tale" is a 2D RPG Platformer with Metroidvania elements - focusing on unique gameplay mechanics, vibrant characters and an unforgettable storyline! Play as Dawn; a head-strong, mature young woman who tests the depths of her devotion to family in her epic quest to save her Mother - and the Land of Alescia - from the Power Hungry King Rylai!

The Blade of Alderon - a blade passed down to Dawn from the elder of Orion. This strong blade can strike down Mechs and Overworld Dwellers with ease - but is weak against cave/dungeon dwellers. Without your torch underground, you are more vulnerable and susceptible to attack - as monsters will deal more damage to you since you are not protected by any light source.

In caves, it is essential to use your Torch, as without it you will lose health and are vulnerable. The Torch also has an AoE (Area of Effect) as enemies who stay within the light of your Torch take Damage per second! As simply using your Torch depletes your 'Fuel' gauge, it is up to the player to make the most of their time exploring the caves and fighting enemies before your Fuel Gauge runs out - deciding when it is best to use the Sword or Torch. The Torch no only functions a light source, but can be used against dungeon dwellers - as monsters in dungeons are more vulnerable to fire and sources of light. Be warned - attacking with the Torch depletes the 'Fuel' Gauge much faster. If you are not careful, you may find yourself in a predicament.

Dawn's magic infused boots allow her to double jump, and even wall jump! The combination of wall jumping and double jumping will allow Dawn to traverse and explore the deepest and darkest caves of Alescia.

Dawn will be able to Romance certain Characters within the game, and will enable you to unlock special items, and even new quests!

Become a Diamond Tier Donator and you will be able to Design a Romance-able character! Original Characters (OC) are welcome! (That includes Furries and Anthros!)

 With 5 unique chapters to explore, save the Land of Alescia from the power-hungry King Rylai!

 

This age old tale begins with Dawn; a young woman with a heavy burden thrust upon her - to rid the Land of Alescia of the power hungry King Rylai, and to save her Mother before she is lost to the clutches of Lady Death. Play as Dawn in this Epic Quest to save Alescia - and her Mother - from destruction!

Orion was a peaceful village, whisked away in the blankets of the Renae Forest. It was in this village and forest that Dawn was born and raised by her Mother - and as such she felt a deep connection to the land and her people.

One day, Dawn's mother is struck with a rare and incurable disease, and Dawn has lost all hope... until a strange, but beautiful woman knocks upon her door.

"Greetings. I am Lady Death, and I can save your Mother - but at a cost."

With no other choice, Dawn accepts in haste, questioning what she must provide her.

"Kill the King, and your mother will be spared of my grasp."

2 Centuries ago, the Fauna Goddess Nel waged war upon humanity - convinced that humans did not deserve the gifts that her Mother Gaia had bestowed upon them. She conjured foul monsters to fight the humans and in turn the humans responded with the creation of magical stone giants - the Marble Swordsmen - and this bloody war raged on for 2 whole decades before an unlikely hero changed the fate of humanity.

A young boy, while travelling through the forest stumbled upon Nel - who was critically injured and desperately clinging on to life as a result of a recent scuffle with a Marble Swordsman. He took her back to his residence, and in her comatose state he nursed her back to health. 2 days had passed before she had finally awoken.

"Why did you help me?" 

"Because we humans have more to offer to you, and to Alescia."

As it would turn out, the young Prince had a vision - an intense fire of motivation within him to change the Land of Alescia.

It was a vision that had piqued the Goddess' attention, and in the coming months whilst the young Prince told stories of his people, the Goddess' forces had all but mysteriously retreated.

And in the years that the two had spent together, there came the birth of the first Faunev - a human with animal characteristics, such as ears, or tails.

In the century and a half to come, the Faunev and humans prospered and had built the Kingdom of Renae - ruled by the family of Rylai, and a safe haven for humans and Faunev alike.

  • Music (25%) :
  • Part of the funds will go towards paying Music Producers/Composers to write and create music for the game - considering the amount of levels/how long the game will take to finish (roughly 2-3 hours in game length) there needs to be a lot of music for each individual chapter (5). Royalty free music / commercial free music just won't cut it! The music, I believe - plays a big part in narrative - it's an essential role that dictates the mood that the setting is trying to convey.
  • Game Resources (25%) :
  • Part of the funds will go towards purchasing licenses to Game Resources such as special/custom sound files, bit-crush/8-bit/16-bit sound effects and promotional art. There is only so much I can do with open-source material/my own creations and I feel that I can breath much more vibrancy and life into the game if I outsourced certain material. All in-game art, sprites, backgrounds, coding and programming will be done by me however.
  • Living Expenses (35%) :
  • Part of the funds will contribute towards my living expenses - since before Kickstarter I've been devoting only my free time towards making the game, if the project is funded I will need to dedicate more time after work / uni in order to meet project milestones, and as such I need money for living expenses such rent/food to compensate for the increased workload.
  • Distribution Costs / Launching a Website (15%) :
  • Part of the funds will go towards distribution costs, such as purchasing a server / hosting a website in order to distribute the game towards my backers (if my project is funded)

Dawn is an Indie Game Project that I have been working on for 8 Months now, and with your help I can complete this game and share my work with you guys! Everything you see on this page, whether it be the video, the story, graphics and game are all done by me - this project is dear to me and I've worked very hard on this game to make it the best it can be.

As a child I always dreamed of making video games as a career - childish as it may have seemed, my parents supported my dream and facilitated my creativity in every aspect! Whether it be computers, basic programming, design, digital/traditional art, writing and culture - as a child, I was pretty lucky to have these things. For years I toiled and developed my skills and competency in game design and development, and now I'm even completing a University Degree of Game Design!

I consider this game to be a gift to my past self - to when I dreamed of a greater future, to when I dreamed of being someone who could make people feel a connection to the games I made, and to the stories I wrote.

Completing this game also allows me to put it into a portfolio that I can be proud of - to show off my skills as a Game Developer for employment opportunities. I cannot thank you enough if you pledge to this project -you're letting me take one step closer to my dream.

Here are the rewards that I offer to you! I can't thank you enough for pledging.

Includes:

  • Your name in Credits!

A Special thanks to everyone who donates! Everyone who donates will also be put into the games Credits! Thank you so much for pledging to this project.

 Includes:

  • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Digital Download (PC)
  • Your name in Credits!

You get the Game! (PC, Digital Download)

Includes:

  • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Digital Download (PC)
  • Your name in Credits!
  • Special Bikini Skin for Dawn!
  • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn!

Get the game with a Special Bikini outfit for Dawn to wear, along with a Digital 1920x1080 Wallpaper!

Includes:

  • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Digital Download (PC)
  • Your name in Credits!
  • Special Bikini Skin for Dawn!
  • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn!
  • Design a Character (NPC) or Enemy!

All previous rewards, and you get to design either an NPC Character or an Enemy! (Conditions apply to the design of the Character/Enemy, NOTE that the character plays a minor role in the story. Original Characters [OCs] are more than welcome! That includes Furries and Anthros!)

Includes:

  • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Digital Download (PC)
  • Your name in Credits!
  • Special Bikini Skin for Dawn!
  • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn!
  • Design a Boss!

All previous rewards (including getting to design a character or enemy) and you get to design a Boss for the main character to defeat! I will personally work with you to create a boss befitting of the game! I can't thank you enough.

Congratulations - you've become a Diamond Donor to this Project - and you get to Design a Romanceable Character within the Game! (Conditions apply to the Design of the Character - Original Characters [OC] are welcome!) Thank you so much!

    Congratulations - you've become a Grand Master Donor to this Project - and you get to Design the Final Boss of the Game! (Conditions apply to the Design of the Final Boss - pledging to this reward enables you to find out what happens at the end of the story.) This seriously means alot to me - thank you for pledging and I can't thank you enough.

Risks and challenges

Risk/Challenge 1: Varying Rate of Production Speed
As I'm entering my first year of University, production speed may be slow to start off, as I have to get used to the new environment/working times and hours. Should my new schedule greatly interfere with production times, it would impact and maybe even push the completion date farther than anticipated.
As I'm creating all of the graphics and sound myself and coding/programming everything by hand, the greatest challenge would be meeting production goals and objectives at all, as it will be increasingly difficult to work on the whole project independently. However, the more the project is funded - the greater incentive I have to complete project milestones, the greater the graphics, game mechanics and production speed will be!
My available working hours are:
Monday to Thursday - from 5pm to 12am
Saturday - from 12pm to 12 am

Risk/Challenge 2: My First Commercial Game
Although I've been making basic games since I was a child, have been immersed in games since early childhood and am even learning how to design large scale games as my University Degree - I'm only self-taught - whether it be on the programming/coding side of things - and even the graphics and art side of things. Although I believe that my skills are enough to satisfy the projects needs, it will be a challenge to overcome extreme technicalities such as game-breaking bugs - as I have no point of reference or cannot ask for any assistance on the project as I am the only one working on the project. Rest-Assured, I am more than capable of handling the workload and I will try my best to make sure that you guys love the game!
The more the project is funded - the greater incentive I have to complete project milestones, the greater the graphics, game mechanics and production speed will be!

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    Special Bikini Skin + Digital Wallpaper!

    All previous Rewards, a special Alternative Bikini Character Skin for the Main Character and a Digital 1920x1080 Wallpaper of Dawn!

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    Design a Character or Enemy!

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    (Conditions apply to the design of the character or enemy - NOTE that the character plays a minor role within the story - Original Characters [OC] are welcome! That includes Furries and Anthros!)

    Includes:
    • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Full Game Digital Download
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    • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn
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    Design a Boss!

    All previous Rewards, and you get to design a Major Boss Battle! I will personally work with you to design a Boss Battle befitting of the game!

    (Conditions apply to the design of the Boss - Original Characters [OC] are welcome! That includes Furries and Anthros!)

    Includes:
    • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Full Game Digital Download
    • Name in Credits
    • Special Bikini Alternative Character Skin
    • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn
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    Design a Romance-able Character!

    Congratulations - you've become a Diamond Donor to this Project - and you get to Design a Romanceable Character within the Game!

    (Conditions apply to the Design of the Character - Original Characters [OC] are welcome! That includes Furries and Anthros!)

    Includes:
    • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Full Game Digital Download
    • Special Bikini Alternative Character Skin
    • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn
    • Design a Romance-able Character
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    Design the Final Boss!

    Congratulations - you've become a Grand Master Donor to this Project, have funded my entire project - and you get to Design the Final Boss of the Game! Thankyou so much for pledging, you just made my dreams come true!

    (Conditions apply to the Design of the Final Boss - pledging to this reward enables you to find out what happens at the end of the story.)

    Includes:
    • Dawn: An Alescian Tale - Full Game Digital Download
    • Special Bikini Alternative Character Skin
    • 1920x1080 Digital Wallpaper of Dawn
    • Design an NPC or Enemy
    • Design a Boss
    • Design a Romance-able Character
    • Design the Final Boss
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