This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, July 30 2018 6:58 PM UTC +00:00.
The MindSeize Developer Discord Channel is now online! Join the discussion at Discord
In MindSeize, you play as a private investigator chasing after a dangerous criminal organization called 'The Ascended', whose goal is to surpass humanity and leave their mortal shells behind. For unknown reasons, the Ascended have commenced to steal innocent minds, leaving their victims in a vegetative state. They have become a real threat to the universe.
After getting significant clues about the true intentions of the Ascended, they realized you had seen too much. Their leader managed to get a hold of your daughter’s mind and left you crippled.
In desperation, you decide to act against your ideals and risk your humanity in the process. You have to leave your old self behind, connect your mind with an advanced robotic body and ascend, in order to save your daughter.
MindSeize is a 2D Action-Adventure game set in a futuristic universe, in which you must explore untamed planets and fight powerful enemies. The game is a “Metroidvania”, inspired by series like Metroid and Castlevania, as well as Mega Man X. Exploration is key to success!
MindSeize is currently being developed for PC-platorms, but we're looking into porting the game for consoles as well.
Our love for old school titles such as Metroid and Mega Man X set us off to work on the game we always wanted to create. The general concept for the game has been evolving for a couple years and we started working on the actual development in January 2018. Most of the core mechanics are already implemented and everything from graphics to audio are building at a promising rate. At the moment, we are user testing with the demo build and receiving feedback on how to improve the gameplay, feel and looks of MindSeize.
2D Action Adventure gameplay with Metroidvania elements
- Beautiful pixel art with mesmerizing, handmade animations
- Reveal the secrets of unexplored planets and fight the dangers that lurk within!
- Discover multiple weapons and power up your abilities
- Get ready to take on difficult boss fights!
- Combat and exploration make up most of the gameplay in MindSeize. To help you fight enemies and explore planets, there will be many abilities, items and weapons for you to find and unlock.
- Your weapons are divided into two categories: Ranged Weapons and Melee Weapons, you can have one of each equipped at a time.
- Power, the green bar in the UI, is used by some abilities and special attacks which vary by weapon. You gain power by dealing damage with normal attacks.
- Customize your weapons and abilities in the Upgrade Network by spending Upgrade Points that you can find in the world. You can further customize your weapons and abilities by equipping items called ‘mods’.
POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL FEATURES
We've posted an update regarding the future mechanics and features of MindSeize. You should check it out in the Updates tab!
A Deep Story - Solve the Mystery of The Ascended
The story of MindSeize centers around M.C., a private investigator chasing after a dangerous criminal organization called 'The Ascended', which for unknown reasons is stealing minds of innocent people. The first confrontation between M.C. and the leader of The Ascended severely injured M.C. and left him crippled. They also managed to seize the mind of his daughter.
Get to Know Your Crew
In need of a helping hand, M. C. gathered a group of experienced crew members to assist him on his long mission.
While travelling from planet to planet in search for answers, your ship will act as a central hub during the game. Inside, you'll meet your crew members and can interact with different kinds of machinery, and of course, you will be able to choose a destination to travel to.
Community, feedback and improving as a result - We want to make MindSeize a high-quality game that's driven by the community. Making this possible demands early testing and getting feedback directly from the players. Kickstarter is a great channel to expand the community and let the backers join in on the development!
Paying for all the help - We're currently in a financial position where we can develop MindSeize with the core group of Kamina Dimension. However, compensating fairly for all the amazing people working with us outside the company ensures that we can use all the help we need. Adding more talent, such as a story writer, is what we're currently looking into!
When Will the Game Launch?
Considering the current progress, speed and the size of our team, we're expecting a full release of MindSeize in late 2019. The final date is subjected to change, but we're thinking positively about getting the game done in time.
With the Support Pack, you can help us out with a small but significant amount and get a Steam CD-key of our previously published puzzle game Grab the Bottle. You'll also get three digital MindSeize wallpapers which will be downloadable on your favourite device!
The Support Pack is a special, independent reward tier. Grab the Bottle isn't available in other reward tiers.
This reward tier is limited for the first 500 backers.
As an Early Bird, you'll get a MindSeize Steam CD-key. Be sure to act quickly! Includes three digital MindSeize wallpapers.
With this reward tier, you'll get a MindSeize Steam CD-key and three digital MindSeize wallpapers. Simple and effective!
Early Bird version of the Twin Bundle. Limited to first 100 backers.
Do you have someone special to share gaming experiences with or do you just like throwing CD-keys at people? With the Twin Bundle, you can get TWO (2) Steam CD-keys of MindSeize! Includes three digital MindSeize wallpapers.
Do you have someone special to share gaming experiences with or do you just like throwing CD-keys at people? With the Twin Bundle, you will get TWO (2) Steam CD-keys of MindSeize! Includes three digital MindSeize wallpapers.
Be at the forefront in the battle to come, and make sure you won't be forgotten!
In addition to the MindSeize Steam CD-key and the digital game wallpapers, you'll also get a plethora of new rewards! Your name will be honored in the game's credits and you will be promoted to the Vanguard rank on the MindSeize Developer Discord server, which allows you to join more channels and get early test versions of the game.
If this wasn't enough, you will also get to enjoy the sweet digital artbook (PDF) and the awesome soundtrack of the game (digital download).
As a Sentinel, you have carved your name into history. Your name with a short bio can be found in an in-game computer which lists characters whose minds have been taken from them.
You'll get THREE (3) Steam CD-keys of MindSeize, all previous rewards and a character named by you will have a short bio in an in-game computer. You could say hi to your mom or perhaps describe the rich history of your character! You will be promoted to the Sentinel rank on the MindSeize Developer Discord server.
Annihilate MindSeize players by designing a powerful enemy of your own!
As an Annihilator, you'll get FIVE (5) Steam CD-keys of MindSeize, all previous rewards and you can join in on the development by helping us design and name an enemy for the final game. The enemy will be listed in an info page in the game and you will be credited as the designer! You will be promoted to the Annihilator rank on the MindSeize Developer Discord server and get to join the discussion on the Enemy Design channel.
With this ultimate rank, you will ascend to a whole new level.
You'll get EIGHT (8) Steam CD-keys of MindSeize, all previous rewards, access all MindSeize Developer Discord channels and you will be invited to Finland, Kuopio to spend a day with the developers! We will take you on a tour at our humble office, go sightseeing, have dinner, relax and have fun!
Traveling and lodging not included.
When Can I Get My Hands on the Rewards?
- The MindSeize Developer Discord channel will be available on the day this campaign starts, but all the ranks will be distributed shortly after the end of the campaign.
- All of the rewards that let you join the development or have your name in the credits (Vanguard, Sentinel, Annihilator and Ascendant), will commence during development.
- The rewards from the Support Pack will be available on September 2018.
- The MindSeize Steam CD-keys, the PDF-artbook, the soundtrack and the final versions of your designs will be available when the game launches.
- The 'Spend a day with the developers' -reward will be planned out with the backer so that our schedules meet.
Kalle is the creative director and one of the artists of MindSeize. As the CEO of Kamina Dimension he keeps the game development running by handling all business related matters.
Teemu is the lead programmer and the CTO of Kamina Dimension. He likes to keep everything in order, handling project management and making sure everything gets done in time. Most of the social media activity and marketing is also managed by Teemu.
Paavo is a full-time programmer responsible for game mechanics and the enemy AI of MindSeize. In fact, some of us suspect that Paavo is a robot disguised as a regular-looking Finnish programmer.
Most of the environmental art and backgrounds are made by Jukka, who is an experienced graphic designer. He's an industrious workhorse of the artist team.
Sampo is responsible for all the technical art of MindSeize, which includes weaving shaders and assembling all the graphic assets together in the game engine. In addition, Sampo works on effect animations and produces marketing material such as game trailers.
Jori is an incredibly versatile artist who makes everything from concept art to cool looking sprites and environmental assets. He's also the hard working guy behind most of the animation of MindSeize.
Roosa works on the beautiful, high-resolution art featured in the box art, trailers and in-game cinematics of MindSeize. Here is the portfolio of Roosa so you can get a glimpse on what she can create! www.rx3studio.com/roosarasanen/
Pauli is an experienced sound designer who has worked with us on our previous projects. He spices the game up and makes your eardrums fill with happiness by creating crunchy/punchy/awesome sound effects! Here you can listen to some of Pauli's previous work: https://www.soundcloud.com/paul-ondruska
A great game needs a great soundtrack, and Adam is the right man for the job! As a professional music sorcerer and an old acquaintance of ours, we know that Adam will bring the audio of MindSeize to the next level with Pauli. Here you can listen to some of Adam's previous work: https://soundcloud.com/muhammad-adam-al-sawad
Risks and challenges
We've gathered a fantastic team to work on MindSeize, even so fantastic that we are prepared to work on this project around the clock and are not satisfied with cutting corners. Despite of our perfectionist minds, we strive to keep everything in balance and make sure that the project advances at a good pace.
Having published a game before, we know that game development has it's problems and everything doesn't always go as planned. In a small team, members' possible health issues might slow down the process. However, as a company we've learned how to overcome these issues and find the right answers for them.
As a fairly young company it takes a little bit more work to assure possible investors that help us keep Kamina Dimension running. Fortunately we have a strong network of fellow game developers, community members and investors that we can rely on. We strive to expand this network of amazing people, make fantastic games and continue this journey for many, many years to come, making "Crabby Games for You!"Learn about accountability on Kickstarter