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Mickael MacdonaldBy Mickael Macdonald
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Mickael MacdonaldBy Mickael Macdonald
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CA$ 185
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10
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 10 2015

About

  

Soul Keepers is a challenging 2D Action RPG with modernized design and mechanics in the feel of the best NES and SNES classics.

Ideas and visions for this game have been floating around in my head for as long as I can remember. Imagine a dark and stunning world, with gigantic forests to wonder into; deep ruins to loot; and massive hordes of enemies to slay! We want it to be as gorgeous as possible, blending both dark and vibrant colours to strange ruins and threatening landscapes.

It's inspired by game mechanics from gaming most iconic series. Players that crave fast combat, strong RPG systems, challenging enemies and large areas to explore with a captivating past will feel right at home in the world of SOUL KEEPERS.

  • Slash through enemies with responsive, engaging, brutal combat. Discover new equipment and travel a dark, detailed and interconnected world with alternate paths. From characters to background elements, everything is lovingly crafted.

  • The Difficulty - The game is accessible and easy to pick up, but difficult to master; enemies and hazards become more vicious and numerous, so players must use clever tactics to avoid death.

Main Features

Wander through the darkness

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Work in progress
  • Discover the world of Eastborne, a beautiful yet dangerous place lost to time. Brimming with dangerous foes, forgotten ruins, and powerful forces, Eastborne is brought to life with distinct hand painted pixel art.

Ponder impossible challenges

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Work in progress
  • Face the most unexpected challenges. Push the usual boxes, use switches, solve puzzles by breaking time itself and more...

Overcome incredible odds 

  • Have fun fighting against inconceivable monsters. The game uses a simple but deep fighting mechanic where enjoyment is important.Through your journey you will come across many items that will be very useful along the way. But be warned: make sure you don't run out of all your energy in battle.

Lose all hope

  • There is something more than what you can see from a glance. In this adventure you will perish, but from death you will learn new ways to defeat your enemies.
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Work in progress
Story
Short version: Tanaka dies and finds herself lost in an unknown world and time. Has she travelled to an unknown era of humanity's past ? This is a science fiction(and love) story at the core and revolves around the mystery that is time travel.

Long version: It all began the day Hiroshi meet.... Oups,unfortunately we don't want to spoil the story for all of you (and we're pretty sure some of you guys want it to be a secret) so I will stop now, but we may in lighting some story elements in an update very soon. 

Characters

Tanaka Miyuki is the main protagonist. She has forgotten everything prier to The incident.

More characters will be revealed in the upcoming days.

Music
The game music plays a grand role in the overall game atmosphere it tells a story just on its own.You can listen to some music sample below:

1. Serenity

 2. Hidden pool

 3. End of the World

Concept for a forest region
Concept for a forest region

The game is in a prototype phase, planned initially for PC, Mac and Linux, though we would love to expand to other platforms. 

The bigger task ahead is asset generation; enemy sprites (which use dozens of frames of hand drawn art), new level designs, and sound design.

We have planned for a potential release date in late 2016, with beta access at least three months prior (it might be earlier), allowing time to tweak and bug-fix and adjust according to player feedback. A more solid schedule will be given to backers once resources have been assessed.

We've been working on Soul Keepers for a several of months now and we've reached the point where we need your support. 

We have been working hard to become game makers because this is our life! We've been covering the development costs ourself, but if we want to make a great game so we need to do the things right. Because developing this game on your own is incredibly slow. We simply don’t want to finish this game in light years away but with your help we will be able to bring other people into the project thus completing this game sooner than later.

The money will be spent as follows:  

  • We will have to pay 5% to Kickstarter 
  • 5% to Visa/Mastercard.
  • 15-20% goes to Quebec/Canadian taxes.
  • We've estimated that about 10-12% will cover the production of the rewards.
  • The Music and SFX should be around 10-15%.
  • And another 10-20% will be for Business and Legal Fees.
  • The rest will be used to develop the game.
$15,000 CAD is approximately $11,500 USD.
$15,000 CAD is approximately $11,500 USD.

Mickael MacDonald(aka Mike)@BlueMothStudio

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This game has been a passion project for the past year, slowly crawling towards to its current state of being able to be showed to the public. This will be my first commercial title in the game industry and hope it won't be my last...

Michael Anderson www.michaelandersonmusic.com

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An experienced composer in many different genres of music, that includes: Electronic, Jazz, Classical, and New Age. He will be creating some crazy tracks for the game.

Remi Barrieau

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A passionate film/video maker who will be making every animation looks as smooth as it can possibly look.

John

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He has years of experience in the legal/business of this and will be helping us to avoid any business complication.

Unannounced ?

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More coming very soon...

The Game

All copies will be sent upon release. Planned platforms are Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and (????). I would love to see the game on other platforms.

Instruction Manual

This Instruction Book will include known moves, a secret passage and more, with illustrations to accompany important sections.

Art Book

 

This artistic beauty will contain tons of concept art + world map, sprite and pixel artwork, early sketches, notes on the characters and the world. There will be a PDF version and also a print version.

Original Soundtrack

Michael Anderson will be composing the OST for this game and I'm loving his work thus far.The full OST will be included in digital form at the $30 Tier.

Alternate Keeper

Receive a Kickstarter-only alternative main playable character to destroy and explore with its own side story. He might have a...IT'S A SECRET.

Poster

A 12x18 quality print of the main character posing in a fantastic manner will be yours to own. Hand signed and numbered, with a lovely thank you note on the back to warn you of things to come.

Immortalized Name

Your name will be translated to the in-game symbols, thus immortalizing your very being into this world for ever. They will be used in special locations. Only real names, please note that we will have the right to evaluate anything that is deemed inappropriate. 

Design an enemy

Create an enemy for the game, you will be putting your skills to use by designing the look, behavior and name with a general description of its usual habitat. All design rewards are subject to creative oversight from us.

Limited T-Shirt

A Backer-Exclusive Soul Keepers T-Shirt.

Design a Boss

You will be creating a BOSS with all it's crazy behavior patterns, it's heart chilling looks, it's unusual and dangerous location description and of course the insane player reward for slaying that terrifying bastard. All design rewards are subject to creative oversight from us. 

Join the team

Join me (a foolish and strange independent developer) for a wrap party evening of pure chaos and fun, we'll play games such as TowerFall Ascension (plus other multi-player games). You'll also receive a special surprise , a few high fives, and some great big smiles. Your name will be listed in the credits under the Major Thank-You section. (Does not include the cost of travel and accommodation) 

Design a Keeper

This is the Ultimate known gift, one of you lucky fellows will have the power to design a Keeper!!! Always dreamed of creating a playable character for a game, than this tier will satisfy your hunger! You'll work with me to get your idea into the game, where it will be playable right from the start. You'll also be honored in the game's credits as an awesome Character Designer. All design rewards are subject to creative oversight from us.

Producer

Receive an exclusive weekly update of the game development.

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 Add-Ons:

You can add extra rewards to your current pledge if the one you selected is missing some goodies you crave.  

  • Add $5 - Digital OST for the game  
  • Add $12 - Additional copy of the Game

Risks and challenges

All project have their own risks and we know that developing a game is not an easy task. Making the game we've designed takes time and, although we've planned almost everything very carefully, unexpected problems may arise. But there is no doubt that we will someday release Soul Keepers, but with your help, we will be able to bring more skilled people on board to make this project, bringing the release date closer to 2016 rather than light years away!

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈ Early SOLDIER SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + A digital copy of Soul Keepers for PC, Mac or Linux at a lower cost.

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ SOLDIER SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + The Game
    + PDF Manual
    + Special Wallpapers
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈ WARRIOR SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Beta Access
    + Your name in the credits
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈ Early KNIGHT SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Digital Soundtrack
    + Digital Art book
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ KNIGHT SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Two copies of the game
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    + Digital Art Book
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ DUKE SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + The Game
    + T-Shirt
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ NOBLE SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Special edition of the game ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Previous tiers also included! (Excludes limited ones)

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ KING SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Three copies of the game
    + Submit your name to be transformed into a custom glyph to appear in-game. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Previous tiers also included! (Excludes limited ones)

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ HERO SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + A gorgeous poster for your wall
    + Design a monster ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Previous tiers also included! (Excludes limited ones)

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ EMPEROR SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Poster
    + Physical copy of the Art Book ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Previous tiers also included! (Excludes limited ones)

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ GUARDIAN SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + The ultimate collector package that includes all physical rewards
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ SAINT SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Design a mid-boss
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ NEMESIS SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Design the players greatest fear, a freaking deadly Boss that will only bring death to the player. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ DEMON SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Design a Keeper
    + Join us in Montreal
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ANGEL SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Ten copies of the game
    + Create a lore
    + Be a Producer
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    ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ GOD SOUL ◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈◈ ₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪₪ + Ten Copies of the game
    + Printed Art Book
    + T- shirt
    + Poster
    + Your name in game
    + Join us in Montreal
    + Be a producer
    + Design a region
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Funding period

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