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About this project


"Sacred Agony" had a great debut at the beginning of 2015. The first video was presented to the players and thousands of them were impressed with the concept. The original movie was nothing but a prototype, created by one person, who simply asked for the public’s opinion about the game he always dreamed on developing. The feedback from the media and horror fans was too awesome to ignore. I'm pleased to share that even industrial rock band "Android Lust" contacted us, and gave great support and motivation to continue the work.

For the next few months, I was working on a new video and spent my free time making all the necessary documents, finishing the story and designing the descriptions. As of right now, I have a complete Game Development Document (GDD). During this time many great people have contacted me, given their support, and declared their desire to join the team once the project starts. Keep in mind, that all of the assets used in the videos are optimized, and can be implemented in the final product.

Now, Sacred Agony begins our Kickstarter campaign with a new video created with the best possible technology, the Unreal Engine 4. You can currently watch three minutes of demon gameplay below. More gameplay videos will be released soon!

My name is Tomasz Dutkiewicz, and I’m currently working as an expert effects artist at Vivid Games. For almost eight years, I was working on few big, AAA titles, such as Hellion: Mystery of the Inquisition, Alien Rage, Sniper 2, Real Boxing, Godfire: Rise of the Prometheus, and have met many great people in the process. Currently I have 10 talented experts who declared to join me if project starts. This includes two animators, three 3d artists, three pogrammers, concept/ui artist, and texture artist. It is more than enough to start the project.
With growing up on classic horror games like Silent Hill, Doom and Siren, I finally have developed the know-how and skills that allow me to start and present my own vision of how survival horror should look like.

 
In short, Sacred Agony is a survival horror game where player takes control of a hellbound soul with ability to possess creatures and people on its path. The goal of the game is to bring back the character’s memories and escape from hell. The project will tentatively debut on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Windows).

Sacred Agony has the ambition to become an amazing, AAA video game with unique gameplay and dark story. A first-person perspective will give players an immersive experience, which has been tested and well received in similar survival horror games.

Development will require approximately 18 team members, of whom have already pledged their skill to the project should it be funded, and 15 months of production with a current projected release date set for December 2016.

                                                                     STORY

Player will begin their journey as tormented soul within the depths of hell without any memories about his past.  The special ability to control people on their path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives the player the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions they are in. By exploring hostile environment and interacting with the other weary souls of the hellscape, the hero will soon understand that there is only one way to escape from Hell, and it will require a meeting of the mystical Red Goddess, who rules this segment of the underworld.


                                                                  GAMEPLAY

The player has the ability to take control of three different types of creatures that will help them survive the torments of hell and make their escape.


Ethereal soul


Allows the play to be temporarily immortal as well as levitate and become invisible, but only for a short period of time.

Martyr

The human souls of hell and the weakest type to possess, but also have the widest range of abilities, such as swimming, using a torch, solving puzzles and more. Stealth is the main goal of this type, and special stealth techniques will be needed to avoid the powerful demons of hell.

Demon

The strongest soul type to possess with the most powerful abilities, but also the hardest to possess and control. Consuming hearts gives the demon power to fuel its strength and immense durability array of powers.

These soul types have abilities that can be upgraded as the character progresses.

Sound - reduce sound that player makes as a Martyr,
Breath - increase among of time that player can play without making a breath (useful for swimming and hiding),
Defence - give an option to survive attacks from weaker demons.


Sacred Agony wouldn't have made it this far if not for the support of gamers, the press, and fellow developers. Since the original prototype, we have changed the graphics engine to the latest version of the Unreal Engine 4 and completed our vision of the game.

Kickstarter gives us an opportunity to create a game that will be in 100% OUR vision of the product. Going to investors and huge game developers always results in compromises and sometimes kills much of the project’s original creativity. This is main the reason why Kickstarter is the best available option.

The initial goal of €544,400 will allow us to cover the costs of setting up new studio, providing a living wage for the team, purchasing the required hardware & software licenses as well as the assets that will allow us to finish the game. It will also allow us to hire additional help for making a unique soundtrack, creating voiceovers and translations. All funds will go directly into making the game and covering the costs of promoting the game on various gaming events around the world.


We have a basic idea of what we want from Sacred Agony, in order to give the player as complete an experience as possible.

Single player campaign. Explore four unique levels by possessing various creatures. Enjoy a strong, epic, story driven campaign created with an original vision.

Agony mode - Survive as long as you can in procedurally-generated level. Play as a martyr to hunt and kill the demons with various traps.

Story behind the story - Find angels in hidden locations and discover what secrets can be found in their complex, unique minds

Hidden rooms -  Discover secret arenas with unique design and bonus content.

Collectibles - Discover paintings, notes, comics and much more!

For those who invest in the Kickstarter for Sacred Agony, we have a variety of backer rewards that are our way of saying “Thank You” for helping this project come to pass.

Pledge €1 or more
- Access to backer only updates.

Pledge €5 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers and screenshots

Pledge €10 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers and screenshots
- Exclusive "first draft" video, from Sacred Agony

Pledge €20 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers with Red Goddess
- Exclusive "first draft" video, from Sacred Agony
- Digital map with location of all ingame hidden chambers

Pledge €35 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers with Red Goddess
- Exclusive "first draft" video, from Sacred Agony
- Digital map with location of all ingame hidden chambers
- Free digital copy of the game with code to unlock preorder bonus content

Pledge €100 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers with Red Goddess
- Exclusive "first draft" video, from Sacred Agony
- Digital map with location of all ingame hidden chambers
- Free digital copy of the game with code to unlock preorder bonus content
- Key to unlock everything possible in the game
- Write a short note, painted in blood on the wall in "Sacred Agony"

Pledge €1,000 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers with Red Goddess
- Exclusive "first draft" video, from Sacred Agony
- Digital map with location of all ingame hidden chambers
- Free digital copy of the game with code to unlock preorder bonus content
- Key to unlock everything possible in the game
- Write a short note, painted in blood on the wall in "Sacred Agony"
- Write a long note, that will become one of the collectibles in the game.

Pledge €4,000 or more
- Pack of exclusive wallpapers with Red Goddess
- Exclusive "first draft" video, from Sacred Agony
- Digital map with location of all ingame hidden chambers
- Free digital copy of the game with code to unlock preorder bonus content
- Key to unlock everything possible in the game
- Write a short note, painted in blood on the wall in "Sacred Agony"
- Write a long note, that will become one of the collectibles in the game.
- Design a hidden chamber
- Write a dark, creepy story for one of the martys (Actor monologue)


Design awards are optional
and have to be approved by developer. We don't want to have random paintings and chambers full of family photos in our game :) Also, the name of backers who chooses to create something for the "Sacred Agony" tiers will be featured in credits!

Find more at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Agony/1559824020948652
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDKgJvysoLur2OuYoPki_A


If you have any additional questions feel free to ask
AgonyTheGame@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

Delivering the best possible quality takes time and require hiring many great programmers and artists. The strongest and most important team members have already declared their desire to join the team, so this alone should give us a great start. The whole creation process has a current development goal of 15 months, which will consist of production and testing. This should give us a few extra months specifically for hiring, and set up the studio to accommodate the entire game team

Meeting our goal will give us enough money to complete the game without the need for additional financial support. Our primary goal is to deliver a great, original game, and have best possible content available!

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