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A side scrolling action adventure video game that embraces a new mythology.
A side scrolling action adventure video game that embraces a new mythology.
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Last Stitch Goodnight is a side scrolling action adventure that is coming to Steam!

After surviving a near-death, out-of-body experience, you are kidnapped by a doctor who is experimenting on people who satisfy certain criteria. Escaping the doctor’s laboratory will require new weapons, new powers, and a strong stomach for facing science gone bad. 

Last Stitch Goodnight is about exploring every spidery corner of a gigantic mansion.  It's about discovering new weapons and powers, facing off against horrible experiments, and witnessing humanity in the process.  Ultimately, Last Stitch Goodnight is about rolling your eyes at death.

 

You aren’t the first test subject to be imprisoned by the doctor, you are just the prettiest. In the laboratories you'll be surrounded by an army of failed experiments, all of whom are a result of exploring branches of science that were best left ignored.

  • Robotics that push beyond mere humanity and run the risk of out-evolving us
  • Questionable investigations into "what organ isn't THAT important"
  • Office Temps who are really good at spreadsheet formulas

Carefully study all of their unique attacks so you can run, duck, dash, attack, and survive.

 

Carve a path through the unwholesome hordes with a massive meat cleaver. Cave in the metallic skulls of an army of robots with a lead pipe. Use a bonesaw to... okay, that one is pretty self explanatory. 

But you won’t be able to brute force your way past all of Last Stitch Goodnight's obstacles and traps. Fortunately, every weapon is a tool, and every tool is a weapon. When you aren’t bludgeoning enemies, you can use your tools to dismantle, poke, and saw, letting you gain access to rooms that have been hidden away from prying eyes. After YEARS of using a screwdriver to shiv various things that need shiving, you will finally find a new use for it! 

 

 

Explore the dark, handcrafted mansion of Last Stitch Goodnight and find all the hidden rooms and passages that connect the loose ends of mystery.  Unearth decayed prisons where many before you suffered.  Uncover medical laboratories that would make Hippocrates extremely uncomfortable.  Discover offices full of accountants who ARE JUST TRYING TO DO THEIR JOB!  COME ON!  

And if you find your way over to the residential wing, make yourself at home in the ballroom, the game room, or any of the long abandoned bedrooms.  Just be sure you don't get lost in the basement.  Last Stitch Goodnight hosts a genuinely livable space for you to explore, where you’ll uncover secrets, powers, and truths.

 

Last Stitch Goodnight has grown immensely over the years using just sweat equity, but there is one major thing it needs: an amazing soundtrack.  While working on the game, I have had the opportunity to meet Fat Bard, the musicians behind Crashlands, Hive Jump, and Cards and Castles. They have been helping me out immensely with feedback, but I would love to officially bring them on to the project.  I know they could make a beautiful, intense, quirky batch of songs that would match the unique gameplay of Last Stitch Goodnight.

Should the Last Stitch Goodnight Kickstarter exceed its goals, all money will go directly back into the game.  

 

  

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Meteors, mostly.

The base game with the primary story is done. All that's left is a few finishing touches that this Kickstarter will help fund. Time between now and release will be spent on incorporating these enhancements, polishing the game, and adding more side missions.

To FURTHER remove risk for all backers, as a safety measure, I have given a friend VERY thorough instructions on how to release the game should I be hit by a meteor. Or should I be sent on one of the first missions to Mars to help establish defenses against the meteors that keep trying to kill me.

Ignoring the meteors for a second (which is exactly when they sneak up on you), the risk of release day slippage will be very carefully monitored. This Kickstarter has the opportunity to add some fantastic new features, so to ensure we stay on schedule only proven, professional collaborators will be brought along for the ride. Should there be any unforeseen complications, we will be completely transparent with our backers, and we will make the hard decisions with the emphasis on shipping the completed product.

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