About this project
NOTE: This project's currency is MXN. When converting to USD, you will find that the numbers are much more lower than what it initially looks like! 1USD=19MX$
Welcome to Jagger & Jones! The world’s best independent design consultancy NYC based.
Your special skills are: Design, research, brainstorming, and pitch.
In this story-heavy visual novel you’ll encounter angry clients, challenge, and thrilling adventures!
The game will teach you a couple of things about design! Such as design theory/skill-building fun game also glimpse what a pressure-cooker the real life advertising industry is!
In Design Hero you will learn how to work with the creative team to survive deadly clients. Depending on your decisions you will improve your relationship with your colleagues, maybe you can discover your new love or your new enemy. The projects will grow in impact from small restaurants, to international artists and also participate in design tournaments!
¡Bienvenido a Jagger & Jones! La mejor agencia independiente de diseño del mundo, en NYC.
Tus habilidades espaciales son: Diseñar, investigar, brainstorming y pitchear. En esta visual novel encontrarás clientes enojados, retos, y aventuras emocionantes. En Design Hero Studio tienes que aprender a trabajar con tu equipo para sobrevivir a los encuentros con los clientes. Dependiendo de tus decisiones mejorarás tu relación con ellos, o quizá descubras un nuevo amigo, amor o enemigo. Los proyectos crecerán de entre pequeños restaurantes a artistas internacionales así como participar en torneos de diseño para ganar trofeos.
"Have you ever felt lost? It is assumed that after finishing college you should have an idea of the direction you want to take in you life. But I feel completely confused and uncertain".
Your player is going to meet with a cast of crazy characters that will help to develop unique skills as art direction, copywriting and many others.
You'll follow the rookie's story throughout his professional experiences and growth. His ultimate goal is to be like his idol and legend Trevor Jagger. Depending on your decisions, the interactions with your team will change, as well as the sub events that exist between each chapter. You will see your character mature and learn to be part of a team, as well as in the end the decisions you took will lead you to the destiny you always dreamed of. In the 5 different endings.
This game is a love letter to the graphic design / Illustration / advertising / creative world. We are going to see lot´s of the situation that exist in the real world, such as the clients asking for infinite changes, debates with your colleagues, pitching the projects, etc.
Designers and creatives are going to notice the influence of Deviant art, Behance, Dribbble, the Adobe software, the project managing tools, and the design thinking hype workshops!
*Also the name of the game is inspired by graphic design heroes, such as Paula Scher, Paul Rand, Milton Glasser, Chipp Kid, and many others.
*We are huge fans of The Rolling Stones, so all the characters have one song or member of the Rollings Stones name or last name in their names.
English / Spanish / Japanese
Will you become the next creative rockstar?
“¿Te haz sentido perdido? Dicen que al acabar la universidad deberías tener al menos una idea de la dirección que deberías tener en la vida, pero yo me siento completamente confundido”.
Tu jugador conocerá a varios personajes alocados que te ayudarán a desarrollar habilidades como dirección de arte, copywriting entre otras.
Seguirás la historia del novato en la oficina y sus experiencias profesionales y crecimiento. Su objetivo máximo es superar a su ídolo la leyenda Trevor Jagger. Dependiendo de tus decisiones, cambiarán las interacciones con tu equipo, así como los sub eventos de descanso que hay entre cada capitulo. Verás como madura y aprende a ser parte de un equipo tu personaje, así como al final si las decisiones que tomó lo llevarán al destino que siempre soñó. En los 5 finales diferentes.
Inglés / Español / Japonés
¿Te volverás el siguiente rockstar creativo?
The initial goal of $6,000 usd will pay for the 5 chapter game, but if we reach the stretch goals we can make the wishlist happen, like the mobile and console version, more chapters, more languages and voices! We are very excited to do the best game that we can.
La meta inicia de $6,000 usd cubrirá los primeros 5 capítulos del juego, si logramos las stretch goals lograremos que suceda la wish list, como la versión móvil y de consola, mas capítulos, lenguajes y voces.
The game strongest reference is Phoenix Wright, we love that game and great balance of drama and comedy. Not forgetting also Grisaia No Kajitsu ,Fate/Stay night, or the super funny Hatoful Boyfriend and the new Dream Daddy. But the focus of the game (that also have elements of dating) are more into your relationships in the work and how it reflects in the job environment synergy.
The strongest influence in the art is the art of Tetsuya Nomura.
Also for the world references, not only they are lots of jokes about the designers obsessed in making absurd designs for the sake of winning awards instead solving the customer needs, but also real world reference about Pantone colors, design composition, software and webpages. The is filled with with content for the people full of love for Graphic Design or Creative business environment. You can easily spot references from Graphic Design legends from basically al the previous century from Arts and Crafts of William Morris, to Bauhaus, typographic style, Swiss design, to Minimalism or Material design.
La versión en español contará con la voz de Pepe Toño Macias para la narración del juego
Why this story? In the past we made mythical or magical adventures in different genres, but this time we did not only wanted to make a present time story, but to have relatable and human characters. Not only independent strong women, but also characters with different racial backgrounds that normally have small presence in films and almost invisible in video games. There are more characters in the team of Jagger & Jones that you will know though the story.
¿Porqué esta historia? En el pasado hicimos historias míticas o mágicas en diversos géneros, pero esta ves queríamos realizar una historia en los tiempos modernos con personajes humanos relacionables. Como mujeres fuertes e independientes, o con diversidad racial que normalmente tienen muy pequeña presencia en cintas y casi invisibles en los juegos.
Así como el cast mostrado de Jagger & Jones existen mas personajes que integran el equipo.
We needed some upbeat and unique music so we are collaborating with the talented Taylor Ambrosio Wood. Taylor holds an M.M. in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from The Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain and a B.M. in Percussion Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music. Her music has a strong, unique identity and lots of personality!
Necesitábamos un ritmo animado pero no cliche, por lo que trabajamos con la talentosa Taylor Ambrosio Wood, que tiene un M.M. en Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games de The Berklee College of Music en Valencia, Spain, y un B.M. en Percussion Performance del The Boston Conservatory of Music. Está trabajando duro para que la identidad musical tenga gran personalidad.
Pledgers will receive awesome rewards! We have chosen a list of the favorite rewards of the polls, such as welcome kits, shirts, pins, be a character and other interesting rewards. Even a dollar will help to get the difference.
Stretch goals are only the beginning. Unlock enough backer achievements by sharing this Kick starter or submitting fan art. Some backers are also showing they´re social affect in the backer achievements, sharing and inviting their friends to join our networks to get even more rewards, such as digital comic books and more outfits for the characters.
Ademas de las Stretch goals puedes desbloquear logros de backer compartiendo este Kickstarter o mandando fan art.
Backer Rewards unlocked:
- 100 Backers: Trevor Comic Book
- 200 Facebook Likes: Ronnie Comic Book
- 100 Twitter Followers: Angie Comic Book
Some of the backer rewards are free comic books that explain the backstory of the characters and also change of clothes.
When it´s going to be released? January 2018
How many languages are? English and spanish, if we get the stretch goals we plan to localizare it to french, german, italian, portuguese, mandarin and japanese.
What is the goal of the game? To defeat the clients and achieve the unique career ending for your character depending on your decisions.
How many hours of gameplay? 5 hours
Can i play the game with an old computer? It depends, but yes, you can even play it in a regular smart phone..
Can you customize your character? In the demo we have 2 established characters, but in the final version you can customize your character.
Gerardo Garcia. Story & Development
Game Designer (Flat Kingdom) and Business Innovation consultant, comic book fan, and Tarantino movie lover.
Wendolyn Santacruz. Business & Development
Engineer and psychologist, tech geek, cryptocurrency trader and Rick & Morty fan.
Alejandro Tio. Artist, freelancer
Artist with a strong and unique style, loves jrpgs and Square Enix.
Carlos Combaluzier. 3d Artist, freelancer
Architect with photorealistic renders for luxury houses and business, always fan of retro consoles and games, now making the game 3d backgrounds.
Taylor Ambrosio wood. Music
M.M. in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games from The Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, and a B.M. in Percussion Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music.
Spencer Carter. Voice acting
New York trained writer actor and musician. He recently moved to LA where he works with his company CC Writer to create a variety of film/tv and music projects.
Videogames mx. Link
Communications and Marketing Partners
DEVHR. Crowdfunding event partner LINK
Sushi Studio. Social Media
Akinaba is focused to make multi platform games with original concepts for people normally don't represented in games. The first project is Design Hero Studio a visual novel focused in the advertising world for pc, mobile devices and Vr. Learn more at: www.akinaba.com.
Risks and challenges
This game is a love letter to the graphic design / Illustration / advertising / creative world. This is a big project but with your help, this project will be a success, and you’ll be able to enjoy our game in your favorite device! thanks very much.
We are compromised to secure the development. We launched 3 games in the past so it´s no news for us, and we want to deliver not less than the wow factor. There are multiple languages and lots of moving pieces and something could always go wrong or slow things down. We're committed to delivering a high quality, finished product, in a timely manner to all of you. We're going to be as transparent as possible with updates as we progress and if anything does go wrong/get slowed down we'll let you know right away.
If you can’t make a larger contribution, you can still contribute by telling all your friends about this. if ten people mention your name when they make a donation, you will get a free download of the game, and thanks in the credits. We will thank you on my website, send you good karma. Join and become a Design Hero!
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