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BisoniaBy Bisonia
First created
BisoniaBy Bisonia
First created
$4,339
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
182
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 15 2015

About

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This is the first hour of our game. Find new items, combine them together, explore the real world and the cyberspace, talk with other characters AND ABOVE ALL HAVE A GREAT FUN! :)

This demo is available for PC in English. Full version of the game will be released on PC, MAC, Linux and maybe ANDROID.

      

 The Year 3102. Humanity has reached a level of technology that has allowed them to spread through the entire galaxy. For the galactic government, such a large population was very difficult to control. They wanted to invent a system that would control people more directly.  

 In the far corners of the Milky Way, an expedition of scientists got lost on its way home. What they found was something not made by humans. The ship looked like an organic root. Aliens who lived on it had been dead for a long time. It had hung in space and waited for its moment in time. Technology not of this world.

There was a man who managed to decipher a large part of the technology left behind by the aliens, the genius Alfred Nebula. He developed specialized nanobots that not only knew the human body perfectly and could heal it, but also affect its moods and thoughts. Alfred was horrified by how powerful his invention was, and destroyed the results of his studies and the prototypes of nanobots. However, he did not destroy everything.  

Thirty years have since passed, and the danger is closer than ever. Our hero, a stalwart space courier, has just fought off an attack by murderous space pirates. Damages to his ship have forced him to land on Venice Blue, a planet that should be an abandoned rock. He's goal is to get off this damn planet ASAP. But he can't help reflect on the recent battle, and the discovery that he is somehow involved in a vast intrigue which can threaten and change the whole of the human race. As much as he feels that the chances of such a thing happening were so cosmically small, he knows that not only is it true, but that he has already been changed by it.

Shadow Of Nebula is a very deep, emotional story. We spent a lot of time writing, discussing all plots, puzzles and designing mini games. We drank a few cisterns of coffee, tea and most power full drinks in the whole galaxy to make it great and be able to give you very unique and memorable storyline.

What about graphic? So we wanted to create our unique art style with hand-drawn details. Something that the game will be easily associated with. The final version of Shadow Of Nebula will have almost 100 backgrounds.

Space Port - ground level
Space Port - ground level

...and what about spaceships? Will be :)

Player's ship
Player's ship

 Space stations? Ok.

Orbital Space Station
Orbital Space Station

But... the first were some sketches

Space Port Upper Level
Space Port Upper Level

 There will also be some challenging puzzles. Don't worry, if you are an observant person then you'll find some valuable clues how to solve them.

We wanted to create a game with the spirit of old classic adventure games but with our unique world and ideas.

We have created parallel world in our game called cyberspace. You can go there whenever you want. All events from the cyberspace will affect events in the real world and vice versa. Cyberspace looks like if everything was created from some kind of light object mixed with holograms. Imagine that you have an implanted cyberspace chip somewhere under your skin. The only thing which you need to access to it, is to think about it and that's it. You are in another, digital world. A world created by holograms and lights. There you can jump to the other parts of the cyberspace. For example you want to meet with your friend. Just think about it and now you are with your friend talking and having a great fun.

Cyber Room
Cyber Room

The Infocube is another feature which you will find in our game. This is some kind of personal digital media center. What is it? It's your mailbox, private diary and encyclopaedia about technology in our world.

Dialogs. We put a lot of work in our dialog trees. This is a very complicated process because you need to prepare answers to every single sentence which NPC will speak and we didn't want to create simple dialogs. Especially if you want to write an interesting story and not to have the player bored by the way. We made very extensive dialog trees. How extensive? - you ask. Look at the image below. Yellow boxes are NPC and light blue boxes are our hero.

One of the dialog trees
One of the dialog trees

Our hero is a space pilot but he has a great knowledge of technology. That's why we designed some mini games for you to solve. For example the cyberspace scanner which you can find in our demo version.

Cyberspace sacnner
Cyberspace sacnner

Of course, there is a lot of items which you'll be able to pick up, use on some elements of scene or just combine them together to create another item.

  • Writing (story): 100%
  • Designing (puzzles, dialogs): 80%
  • Development (locations editing, game scripting): 65%
  • Graphic design (locations, characters, items): 70%
  • Music (themes for locations): 50%
  • Sounds (for all actions): 40%
Bisonia Team
Bisonia Team

 So... from the left:

  • Krzysztof Jelonek - writer, composer. A real volcano of great ideas
  • Ewa Walther - graphic artist. I don't even know if there is something which Ewa couldn't draw
  • Damian Zubrzycki - producer of Shadow Of Nebula. Graphic artist currently working in Exor Studios. Before moving to the game industry Damian gained years of experience in 3D visualization working for Polish and British marketing agencies. In EXOR Studios he was responsible for most of the D.I.P.R.I.P. vehicle design and 3D modeling and and later cooperated on the Zombie Driver title. Currently he is working in EXOR Studios on another excellent game.
  • Rafał Piórkowski - graphic artist. Rafał has knowledge how to use Blender and he is doing it very well :)
  • Paweł Stelmach - sound engineer, composer. Paweł started his career in audio design on the Commodore 64 system and then progressed to the Amiga demo scene. He contributed his work in movies (Klatka - directed by Sylwester Latkowski), PC (The Loona Base - SFX and music) and mobile games (Jump That Car, Godzilla). He was responsible for the entire game audio design for D.I.P.R.I.P. He was responsible for the sound desing for movies "Zombie Hunter", "Human Treshold", "Co roku". His latest project was music and sound design for Zombie Driver and Zombie Driver HD by Exor Studios for PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

How exactly our rewards looks like? This is a little breakdown of rewards offered for supporting Shadow Of Nebula

  • $5 [[ Thank You Pack ]] - You will be listed in our credits in special section dedicated to all wonderful people who supported us. You will also receive these two HD wallpaper for your computer :)
Crashed Spaceship - Wallpaper
Crashed Spaceship - Wallpaper
Underwater World - Wallpaper
Underwater World - Wallpaper
  • $10 [[ Early Starter Pack ]] - This is a reduced price of DRM free digital copy of Shadow Of Nebula for all ours great fans. You will also get digital game soundtrack. Don't miss it :)
  • $15 [[ Starter Pack ]] - It's still lower price than the planned price for digital copy of Shadow Of Nebula and digital soundtrack of the game. You deserve it :)
  • $25 [[ Fat Pack ]] - Additional digital copy of the game, digital soundtrack.
  • $55 [[ Early Visage Pack ]] - You will get an extended digital soundtrack of the game (+3 additional tracks). Ok, we will give you additional digital copy of Shadow Of Nebula. Give it to your friend or mom or dad... kid maybe? Just send us your face photo and we will put it in the game. You can be on some poster in the game, we may make a hologram from your photo in some location. There is a possibility that you'll become some part of the cyberspace. It will be a surprise for you (we will contact you at the end of out campaign).
  • $100 [[ Visage Pack ]] - We must prepare a new location to put your photos in the game or find a completely new one in current locations (we will contact you at the end of out campaign). This is not an easy task but we will do it for you with pleasure. You will have an additional digital copy of Shadow Of Nebula.
  • $150 [[ Early Writer Pack ]] - You can be a writer. Yes, just write a dialog (maybe with your face? :) ) and send it to us. We will put it in the game. But there is one condition. This dialog will be for approval, so it must not be profane or obscure - a maximum of 30 sentences (we will contact you at the end of out campaign). Ok, you'll get a digital copy of our artbook as well. There will be sketches, drawings and some pictures of technology.
  • $250 [[ Writer Pack ]] - Being a writer is a nice job. So write a dialog (maybe with your face? :) ) and send it to us. We will put it in the game. But there is one condition. This dialog will be for approval, so it must not be profane or obscure - a maximum of 30 sentences (we will contact you at the end of our campaign). Digital copy of our artbook is yours.
  • $350 [[ Early Spaceship Owner Pack ]] - You can have this special T-Shirt which all spaceship pilots in our game wear ;) In addition to this we will give you a poster of our game. So you would like to have a physical copy of our game. That's good. We will give you. One more thing. Send us photos of your head and a few photos of you (you will receive details after our kickstarter campaign) and we will make you a very important NPC in Shadow Of Nebula (we will contact you at the end of our campaign).
T-Shirt
T-Shirt
Poster 24" x 18"
Poster 24" x 18"
 
DVD digipack of Shadow Of Nebula
DVD digipack of Shadow Of Nebula
  • $500 [[ Spaceship Owner Pack ]] - Thank you for supporting us. We really need your help and for this pack you'll get a our T-Shirt. Be the pilot with his uniform :) You will get poster and... Oh yeah, DVD digipack of Shadow Of Nebula and you will be the part of the game as NPC 
  • $800 [[ Early VIP Pack ]] - We will title you in our game credits as co-producer. We will give you our exclusive poster - first 10 persons will be printed on it as our special co-producers. Ecopack with an extended game soundtrack is yours. We will also give you the printed version of our artbook. There is additional T-Shirt for you :) And now something special. Record voice over for your NPC - because you got everything above you can write a dialog, send us your photos that we could make you as a NPC and now you can voice over this character with our sound engineer support. You will be immortal in Shadow Of Nebula (we will contact you at the end of our campaign). Access to our upcoming forum.
Poster 18" x 24"
Poster 18" x 24"
Ecopack with an extended soundtrack
Ecopack with an extended soundtrack
 
Artbook
Artbook
Additional T-Shirt
Additional T-Shirt
 
  • $1500 [[ VIP Pack ]] - You are a really great fan :) We will title you in our game credits as co-producer. Additional poster is yours. Stick it on your wall, I think it will look great :D You got ecopack with an extended game soundtrack, additional T-Shirt and this great opportunity: record voice over for your NPC - because you got everything above you can write a dialog, send us your photos that we could make you as a NPC and now you can voice over this character with our sound engineer support. You will be immortal in Shadow Of Nebula (we will contact you at the end of our campaign). Access to our upcoming forum. You are The Master of our rewards because you got them all :D Thank you for your helping to make this game happen :)

 You can add additional items to your pledge level by simply choosing the item(s) you would like. All add-ons require base pledge to be at the $15 tier and above. You will need to click the "Manage Your Pledge" button, then add in the amount and let us know which add-on you want :) You can contact us by sending us messages(the button is on the right side of the pitch video)

Digital Add-ons:

  • $15 - Digital Artbook

Physical Add-ons:

  • $75 - Printed Artbook
  •  $60K - We'll make an alternate ending. You'll have a chance to complete the story in some curious way.
  • $65K - Extra locations in cyberspace
  • $70K - Android version of Shadow Of Nebula
  • $80K -  Additional back story of one of the main characters by making this character playable. There is enough room in the story for that kind of things.

  We're creating Shadow Of Nebula in our free time. Instead of having fun with friends, dealing with our hobbies or just resting with our families, each of us is working hard to make this game as good as it can be. All of that because we strongly believe in Shadow Of Nebula.  

What we need is a little bit of fuel to be able to drive this crazy rally to the finish. This fuel is your help in backing Shadow Of Nebula. All the funds will go to:

  • professional voice overs and proofreading 90%  
  • language versions 10%

Risks and challenges

Bisonia is a really small indie developer group. Each of us has own work and own private life. But we are dedicated to this project as much as we can. We believe in Shadow Of Nebula. This game has a special place in our hearts.

Our producer is already working as a game developer. He has 6 years experience in creating video games. Ewa can draw anything. She is a big fan of computer games, especially of science fiction genre. Krzysztof is a very experienced composer and story teller. He loves writing stories, screenplays, creating game worlds and inventing crazy ideas. Rafał is working at light speed :) He's really fast in designing new locations. Paweł is a very experienced sound engineer. Go and find him on soundcloud :) He's doing a great job and his experience from working with movies and video games gives us a professional feedback in sound and music ground.

Why do I write about our team instead of writing of risks and challenges. Because we are friends for years and I'm confident that with these people and with your help supporting this campaign we will make this game great and extremely fun to play.

THANK YOU ALL

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