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About this project

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PUBLISHED ARTICLES In this section, you will find published articles about REBORN.

UPDATE#7 We are holding an AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) on Oct. 20, 2013 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Pacific Time Zone - UTC-08:00).

UPDATE#6 Cyber Soldier and boss of Forsaken Village: Ryo Musha in Unreal Engine.

UPDATE#5 We don't see any game-play, so what have you guys been doing for the past 9 months or so?

UPDATE#4 Typo Clarification for pledge reward levels: $750 and $900.

UPDATE#3 Please take a first look at the process of our 2D to 3D adaptation.

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Risks and challenges

As a new developer, trying to break into this already difficult industry is a challenge in itself, but we would not have taken up this challenge if we did not believe in the concept and our teammate’s ability to complete this game. Of course, tackling a game of this scope or any game for that matter comes with risks and challenges, however it is our job to mitigate those risks by weighing what works and what will not. From our standpoint, we foresee the following risks and challenges as mitigated:

1. Script – REBORN is heavily dependent on the script for direction and therefore we consider this to be our most important piece of the game. Without a solid and concrete script that intertwines cut-scenes, in-game player character to NPC interactions by way of dialogs, discoverable texts, player character’s progressive License Board, weapons, equipment, magic’s, various technological augmentations, leveling system, rare loot, various character classes, hardware texts down to the emails that the player characters could access, REBORN will suffer on the latter parts of the game design. Besides Eric Thuan, we are fortunate to have an industry veteran involved who will help to weave together a cohesive storyline giving you, our fans a deep engaging story.

2. 3D Art – Without skilled modelers who are not only great at taking a 2D concept art and adapting it into 3D but modelers who are both fast and efficient with their time, REBORN could fail, however we are equally fortunate on this end. We are blessed to have some of the most experienced 2D and 3D artists in the industry and because of this winning combination, we are able to deliver to you a 90% close to accuracy in the 2D to 3D adaptation. Furthermore, all artworks and 3D assets created are done so with the next-gen consoles in mind.

3. CG/Animation – Where some studios suffer in terms of the fluidity of their animations, we are extremely fortunate and blessed to have the support of House of Moves (moves.com). Coupled together with Manar, our seasoned in-house Senior CG/Animator, we are able to give to our audience a very ‘humanness’ in terms of the emotion and fluidity of animations. Because of our strong connection to House of Moves and their commitment to REBORN, you can expect to receive the best in character animations!

4. Programming – with a game concept of this nature, it is imperative to have skilled, dedicated and passionate programmers, and as such we are fortunate to have not only Unreal helping us along the way with our development process, but also having strong programmers on staff truly makes for a progressive development process. Furthermore, we are also blessed to have our unannounced senior programmer, whom you will all know soon enough, giving us his undivided attention. That said, having programmers on staff is not just enough, but rather having programmers who are very knowledgeable with the Unreal Development Kit is extremely essential to a fast moving and cohesive ecosystem. We do not have time for our programmers to learn UDK, so when we setup our team, we ensured that our programmers were first very comfortable and knowledgeable of the Unreal Engine and as such, we are now staffed with teammates who are all enjoying the power of the Unreal Engine.

5. Music – this is an area of game development that rarely sees funding. Game development needs to emphasize on the atmosphere and as we can all learn from Bastion, from Super Giant Games, we need to revisit this lost area of development and nurture it as it will resound a great many thanks from gamers. As gamers, we are always looking to find that user intimacy, and we firmly believe that music is the way to connect the player and the experience they will attain from the game. That said, we are fortunate to have some amazing musicians on REBORN. As you can hear from some of the pieces that have already been created in our official Soundcloud page, we care deeply for the music in REBORN.

6. Building Awareness – Since we are licensed by SCEA with several approvals already in place for REBORN and with the help of ACTTIL, we are very lucky to be in this situation where we have support. Even with this support, we do not have the financial backing from major studios since we are still indie, therefore with the money we earn from Kickstarter, we will allocate a portion of it into marketing by way of magazines or online ads. In order to generate awareness and sales, we cannot do this without the support of our fans, like you! REBORN will only happen because of our fans and those both in the industry and fans alike who believe and have faith in us as we walk this journey together. So we reach out to you and ask for your support…Take this leap of faith with us as we push hard to getting a successful Kickstarter campaign completed. Let us create REBORN not only for us, but also for you, our loyal fans/supporters!

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    【A】SUPPORT TECH

    【1】Thank you for your support! You have our deepest gratitude and we will continue to work hard to make REBORN a reality with you, our support techs in mind! We invite you to join the REBORN forums where you will be identified as a Kickstarter supporter and be able to discuss the game within our community.

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    【B】PRIM REBEL

    【2】Digital: Special Thanks on website's credit list
    【3】Digital: Receive a high resolution 300dpi (2560 x 1600) concept artwork wallpaper which includes 1 character illustration placed in one of the game’s environments.

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    【5】Digital: Receive our complete character illustration concept art.

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    【C2】GAME ON HACKER

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    【E】ENGINEER

    【7】Digital: Have your name added to REBORN’s ending credits 'Special Thanks' section.
    【8】Physical: Receive a free high quality REBORN T-Shirt (XL, L, M and S).
    【9】Digital: Receive the making-of REBORN DVD
    【10】Physical: Receive your Collector’s Edition box that will be signed by all of the key developers of REBORN.

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    【13】Digital: Receive a Kickstarter exclusive (KSE) in-game alternative costume.
    【14】Physical: Kickstarter exclusive - storybook of REBORN including a colorful illustration of the prologue.

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    【16】Physical: Receive a high resolution A1-Size poster.
    【17】Physical: Receive the DRM-free soundtrack

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    【20】Physical: Musical Score (Game's Main Theme - Printed in A4) *Autographed
    【21】Physical: Receive the blade master Musashi Miyamoto in a high quality 1:6 scale deluxe statue.

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    【23】Digital: Kickstarter exclusive (KSE) - possibility of all areas unlocked in Neo-Tokyo at launch.
    【24】Physical: Kickstarter exclusive - augmented gate card indicating your developer status on REBORN.
    【25】Digital: Have your name be listed as a Developer in REBORN’s credits.
    【26】Digital: Be immortalized and have your name placed inside the world of REBORN.

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    【27】Digital: You will aid our developers in creating the look and feel of a prominent Neo-Tokyo Cyber Jazz Bar Non-Player Character.
    【28】Digital: Receive a high resolution A1-size poster of Non-Player Character with the background of the Cyber Jazz Bar you helped to create with our developers.

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    【29】Digital: You will aid our developers in creating the look and feel of a prominent ‘Black-Clinic’ NPC that will be in charge.
    【30】Digital: You will also receive the framed A1-size poster of the NPC which you will help our developers create with the environment of the Black-Clinic in the background.

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    【31】Physical: Kickstarter exclusive (KSE) - Visit and tour of the famous House of Moves and get to watch a live mocap session from REBORN.
    【32】Digital: Kickstarter exclusive - You will receive a DVD B-Roll footage of your mocap session.

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    【33】Digital: Kickstarter exclusive (KSE) - Have your face in-game.
    【34】Physical: Receive REBORN script *Autographed
    【35】Physical: You will receive an invitation to the internal developer’s launch party and press event in San Francisco, California
    【36】Physical: Visit the developer and you will get to play the pre-master version, give feedbacks
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    【R】DEMI-GOD

    【38】Digital: Design a major Non-Playable Character and receive a 3D printed model of a character of your choice, the 3D model reference sheet, and a framed concept art of the character you chose with a background and upon your request have it autographed by the entire development team.
    【39】Digital: In addition, you will receive an invitation to the internal developer’s launch party, and get an exclusive VIP access to all of the conventions and events for REBORN! (Transportation and accommodations are not included).

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    【40】Digital: Design a hidden boss character and receive a 3D printed model of a character of your choice, the 3D model reference sheet, and a framed concept art of the character you chose with a background and upon your request have it autographed by the entire development team.
    【41】Digital: In addition, you will get to sit in with the developers at the studio, have dinner with the developers, receive an invitation to the internal developer’s launch party, and get an exclusive VIP access to all of the conventions and events for REBORN! (Transportation and accommodations are not included).

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