Faeland is a Metroidvania Action Adventure RPG video-game in pixel art style, inspired by the nostalgic 8-Bit classics, with a modern charm for all generations. It is currently in development for PC, Mac and Linux, with Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch console ports as Stretch Goals on this Kickstarter campaign!
Faeland Prototype Build Access!
Backers can now gain instant access to our Prototype Build for Windows, Mac & Linux! Please, find the access instructions here:
The Ravens Challenge!
For those of you who just found out about Faeland's Kickstarter campaign, we are currently running a challenge that will reward you by having your name in a special section on the game's credits. You can find more info here!
Note on Stretch Goals: We have planned many extra features and ways to add depth, richness and longevity to the gameplay. Having reached a particular stretch goal ensures it will be in the final copy. However, for the ones we don't reach, we will still do everything in our power to include them as we would love to implement every single one of them as they have been conceived.
Note on Console Porting: We very much value that you place your trust in us, backing us at this early stage. Hence, it is very important for us to create a reward based on your preferred console, specially for those of you who are getting more than 1 copy of the game. Even if we don't reach this stretch goal through this campaign we will continue to do everything in our power to get the funds needed in order to make it happen. Therefore, we will gather information about everyone's preferred console towards the end of the campaign for pledges of $15 +. We are committed to bring Faeland to consoles, and we look forward to making it happen.
In Faeland as the player, you can freely explore the open world, traveling from one town to another, talk to friendly NPCs, learn about the game’s lore and get useful tips, commerce valuable items to improve your economics, buy new equipment and consumables and do quests to acquire useful loot while progressing in the main story. Some of the areas you need to traverse are challenging forests, caves, dungeons, castles and more. You also have to acquire new abilities and special items to gain access to previously inaccessible areas and paths. The combat style is customized through your equipped weapons, choose from knives, daggers, swords, axes, spears and bows, all with different attack animations, speeds, strengths and effects.
In a fantasy world, humans have established their kingdom through centuries of peace efforts to keep a safe margin with the dark forces of magic and monstrous beasts that lurk away from civilization. Sam, our protagonist, is a skilled hunter living in a secluded cottage in the forest until one day his home gets raided by a horde of orcs and trolls.
Escaping the attack, with little left but his life, he will begin a new adventure and forge allegiances throughout his travels. Unbeknownst to him, a larger threat looms in the background and the entire realm’s survival will rest upon him becoming the hero he was born to be.
- Detailed hand crafted pixel-art graphics.
- Open world / metroidvania exploration style.
- Change your equipped weapons to match your preferred combat style.
- Enhance and replace your armor while enjoying the new looks on your character.
- Puzzles and riddles solving.
- Learn new skills.
- Explore large dungeons with challenging boss battles.
Here's a glimpse of the enemies you will encounter in Faeland. They all have been designed thoroughly, showing an art style that goes with the general game design, environments and player. They are mostly challenging for first timers, expect to fail a few times when you confront them until you understand well their behaviors! Don't underestimate them! A lot more of these are planned to be developed following the campaign!
This will likely be "the most difficult action scene" found in the "Prototype Build" delivered to you as a backer on this campaign. "The Goblin Archers" and "The Ravens" combined will be a difficult challenge to master, but a very rewarding one, once achieved!
We have been designing and implementing the AI of our latest enemy, "The Spectre." Even though he looks tall and scary, he is a regular enemy you will find in "The Magic Tower." He levitates, which adds a new flavor to the combat. He teleports when you get too close and fires magic missiles towards your direction. In all, he is a pain specially when he is not alone.
In Faeland, you will encounter massive and challenging bosses who can be found in dungeons, and also freely roaming certain areas. See below some of the Bosses’ Design Concepts!
Faeland's artwork is built up on detailed and handmade pixel art animations and graphics in an "enhanced 16-Bit" that exposes wide color palettes, widescreen resolutions, and fluid animations resulting in a contemporary, original and appealing art style.
We have used traditional hand-drawing techniques to sketch the game’s concept and designs. You can watch some of our creation process here!
We are very happy to count on Shannon Mason and Jay Fernandes, teaming up to tackle the soundtracks for Faeland. They both have lifelong experiences in the video game industry, specially in the enhanced 16-bit style we are creating through Music and Art as well. Listen here to one of the themes already composed for the current Prototype Build shown at PAX East!
Faeland is currently in development for PC, Mac and Linux, with full support for game controllers. We are also aiming to release Faeland on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch if we get the funds needed through this Kickstarter campaign to make these console ports happen allowing us to team up with an experienced porting partner.
Notes on all Rewards:
We want to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign. We hope to have awakened in you a special interest in "Faeland" and that you are eager to support us in creating this magic game, becoming yourself the most important force in shaping the development and future of this entire project and our team. The rewards below mean infinite support to us beyond their price tags. We carefully crafted all the options thinking of you, by creating interesting and appealing prizes at competitive rates, so we can all benefit from this campaign! Enough said, please take a deeper look into the rewards descriptions and pick what you like best!
- Faeland's Team
All copies will be sent out upon release. The estimated release date is December 2019. The planned platforms are Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. If the console Stretch Goal gets funded, we will update the campaign to reflect the console deliverables and methods to receive the game copies. Currently $10 + tiers will get the PC/Mac/Linux game, $15 and above will receive the console option. The $25 and $50 + tiers respectively will receive Kickstarter exclusive versions of the game with bonus equipment items.
Will receive 2 4K, FHD and HD exclusive Desktop Wallpapers for your computer screens! Tiers $50 + will receive a bonus set of 2!
Instructions Manual PDF
The Instructions Manual PDF will be filled with illustrations of hints, tips, lore and notes about the game. Delivered digitally as a PDF.
The $20 + tiers will have access to the closed alpha stages (for 1 game copy when receiving multiple copies). We will aboard the development from the beginning of the game. Within a few months after the KS campaign, you will receive the first game version, helping us test the game and providing feedback. You will be able to play and experience the first part of the story of the game, levels and quests. From there, you will continue receiving updates until its final release!
Receive a Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Equipment. Tiers $25 + will get alternative designs for the Starting Hunter's Knife and Bow! Tiers $50 + will receive an alternative Starting Hunter's Outfit, plus a Sword and Shield to acquire later in game.
A 18" x 24" quality print featuring "Sam" riding his "Fleecan" and gaining distance from a red dragon who chases them relentlessly, while showing the "Valia" Town in the distance, hand signed with a grateful Thank You note on the back!
Backer Exclusive T-Shirt
You will get the "Faeland T-Shirt" with an Exclusive Backer Design (Gildan T-Shirt model, available from XS to 4XL) Base color options to be determined.
The Official "Faeland Art Book:" A full-color printed version containing all production art work, both used and discarded concepts and pixel work, level design sketches, detailed back story, characters and lore of the game, including selected works by invited artists and fan art!
Because you believe in us, we'll make a statue of you! Be immortalized as a Hand Sculpted Pixel Art Statue to your liking, with your name and custom message inscribed, in a fancy stone plaque at the foot of your statue. Help or mislead the player's adventures with it, your choice. Your statue will be shown in the Founder's Secret Passage, a dedicated area for our backers and a hidden place for every player to explore and read your custom engravings!!!
Design a Piece of Equipment
Design a Weapon, Armor Outfit or Shield to be available in the final game! Choose its attributes. Will it be light or heavy? With positive, negative or both effects? What's its lore? Where did it come from? How is it acquired? Is it created by a particular character or do you find it through exploration? We are excited to see what you come up with!
Design an NPC
Choose to design an Enemy, Mini-Boss or Friendly NPC or to impersonate it. If you do so, you will be double featured because it will also be places in the Founder's Secret Passage as a statue! Write its backstory, decide its height, weight and smell!
Design a Secret Area!
Work hand in hand with Faeland's Team in designing a Secret Area containing your own NPC!
Design a Quest
Work hand in hand with Faeland's Team in designing a Secret Area containing your own NPC who will trigger a Special Quest that will reward the player with a customized achievement written by you!
Trip to Miami!
Visit us in Miami in a 3 days 2 nights trip, with a scheduled/optional itinerary (includes lodging) where you can hang out with Faeland's developers and celebrate Faeland's release! Let's connect and share our stories! Up to 2 backers per pledge! (Does not include travel expenses).
You can add extra rewards to your tier anytime, regardless of what you chose. You don't need to change your tier. Just add the item, and we will get your selections through the Kickstarter survey you will receive at the end of the campaign via e-mail.
$10 - Game Key digital download (Steam or GoG/DRM-free) for Win, Mac & Linux.
$5 - Faeland's Soundtrack OST in all formats.
$10 - Exclusive Backer Equipment Items: exclusively designed Starting Hunter's Knife, Bow and Outfit, plus a Sword and Shield to acquire later in game.
$10 - Art Book in PDF.
$25* - The 18" x 24" Faeland's Official Poster in quality print.
$30* - Faeland's T-Shirt with Exclusive Backer Design.
$45* - The Full-Color printed version and in a PDF copy of The Official Faeland Art Book.
* Note on shipping: For physical rewards Add-Ons if your base Tier does not include shipping already please add $10 U.S.A. (or $20 International) for shipping costs.
On the Press:
So far, Faeland has been developed in a Vertical Slice, allowing us to showcase different areas/levels of the game with a fine level of polishing and design, including its mechanics, enemies and some of its features.
We have put together a “Prototype Build”, which we are sharing today with you to show you the core functioning mechanics, and let (you) our backers know we are capable of taking this project to completion in a realistic time frame, especially since most core mechanics are already implemented and working smoothly.
Faeland's next steps are defined and ready to be taken into action. Therefore, we now need to focus on development and most importantly, make Faeland our full time job, so we can release it in the least amount of time possible and take it to its full potential.
This quest towards making Faeland a challenging and inspiring video-game project will only be possible with your support, let's make this campaign count. Faeland's future is now in your hands.
Get in touch through our social media channels and help us spread the word!
Risks and challenges
Faeland is a project by a small dynamic team. We have gotten this far by working with constant dedication, on our spare time, to create a unique and engaging game with an immersive fantasy world. We have planned as much as possible when it comes to Faeland’s next steps, including its entire World Map.
We have been to GDC and PAX East, and have continued to expand our network. We are very lucky to count on the support of many experienced game designers and developers, always willing to offer us their continuous support. This has been an invaluable tool to overcome unexpected challenges that, as in most long term projects, will continue to arise.
In essence, Faeland has been our life for quite some time now, and we won't stop until its release! So please jump on board with us and let’s make this adventure together!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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