Candelabra: Estoscerro is 100% COMPLETE, and ready to play on REAL HARDWARE. The goals of this Kickstarter Campaign is to build funds for an actual release. As awesome as it would be to do this on our own, we have big plans, and want to give Candelabra: Estoscerro the release it deserves!
Wait, on the NES?
YES! Estoscerro will play on all official release console versions and regions: NTSC NES, PAL NES, Famicom with a 72-to-60-pin cartridge adapter (not included). It will also play in higher-end clone systems such as the RetroUSB AVS. This game is not guaranteed to work in all clone systems.
Candelabra: Estoscerro uses all brand new parts. It runs on a custom PCB board called GTROM. GTROM is a product from Membler Industries, and is huge advancement to homebrew hardware. Brand new boxes, labels, manuals, sleeves, and foam blocks from Rizz will be used. Brand new shells in a custom translucent yellow color, or a traditional cartridge grey are standard. Please be sure to select the tier accordingly to ensure you receive the shell color you desire. As a special edition, every backer will receive an in-depth, expanded, PDF manual showcasing the depth of features and details.
The ROM version will play in your favorite NES compatible emulator, whether that be on your PC, Mac, or alternative device.
Where the Heck did this come from?
Candelabra: Estoscerro is a 3-D style, action-adventure, dungeon crawler in which the heroes from the games "The Mad Wizard", "The Scarlet Matron", and "The Warlord Slayer" band together in a quest compelled by the king. Exploration within a maze environment while battling enemies and enemy bosses are the fundamentals of the game. Your journey will be complete upon reaching the plateau's top and finding the Candelabra.
You may ask... I've played "The Mad Wizard" and "The Rise of Amondus", but what is The Scarlet Matron and The Warlord Slayer? How are they intertwined?
In "The Rise of Amondus", you play as the evil being Amondus, taking over Prim, the home land of Hekl! Hekl, being Amondus' biggest threat, is brought to his knees as the local goblin population and the gargoyles, are brought to follow under the rule of Amondus.
In the Mad Wizard we really get to meet Hekl, as his battle with Amondus continues. You get to play as Hekl, as he builds back his wizard powers, defeats the enemies of Amondus, and Amondus himself. Follow Him as he gains the strength to bring peace back to Prim.
Yet to be explored are the individual adventures of Hubs and Han, Mother and father of the First-Born. Look for SlyDogStudios future game releases of "The Scarlet Matron" and "The Warlord Slayer" to learn about what drives Hubs and Han to fight, and the demise of Sarah!!
On hardware, Candelabra: Estoscerro is uniquely played with two NES controllers, one in each hand, or with a modified Virtual Boy controller (Similar to SoleGooseProductions' Spook-O-Tron). Diagrams of the controller format are pictured, but further depth can be found in the in-game manual, or available to view on the Sly Dog Studios website. Modified Virtual Boy controllers are not available on this campaign, but a tutorial will provided demonstrating how to make the alteration.
For Digital game-play, any controller you can use in your favorite NES emulator will work. You will have to format your individual controller accordingly.
Risks and challenges
K3VBOT's Homebrew Highlights has participated in other game releases, and has even had some releases of our own, but nothing to this scale or quality. With that being said, the biggest risks associated with this release are the investments already made.
Candelabra: Estoscerro is a quality title that Sly Dog Studios has an uncounted number of hours programming. His dedication has made this game into what it has become. The entirety of the Candelabra: Chronicles resides on the success of Estoscerro. The Mad Wizard and Rise of Amondus are only two of the 4 games that lead up to Candelabra: Estoscerro. There are still two more that feed into this story line, and more that are estimated to follow. Success with this release will help ensure that happens, and that the background leading to this epic is revealed.
The time set aside out of our personal lives is justifiable to the success of this great epic. Responses so far from people who have seen this game's progression on Facebook or played it at game expos has helped encourage us to keep pushing. Planning and preparation for this release has given us the opportunity to bring our goal amount to a very obtainable level, now we just have to stomp it!
- (30 days)