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33
backers
35days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, December 22 2018 2:23 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Time Wanderer is a breathtaking action RPG in 2 dimensions filled with puzzles, dynamic combats and lots of exploration, all within the realm of an emotional science fiction story.  

Players take on the role of Corina, a girl who gets “lost” in time and wander throughout different historical moments of humanity as she searches for a way back to her own timeline to fulfil her mission, while avoiding making irreversible changes in mankind's story in the process.

With the “CHAOS SYSTEM” that we want to create, we aim to offer various game experiences so the player can complete the levels in many ways, choosing game styles that best fits their style. This element increases the “replayability” factor and the total number of game hours.

  • Strong sci-fi narrative filled with twists and shocking revelations.
  • Una historia de ciencia ficción trepidante y llena de sorpresas.
Talking with NPCs
Talking with NPCs
  • Multiple paths to solve the levels, leading into multiple endings to unlock!
  • ¡Varias posible formas de completar los niveles que te llevarán a desbloquear varios finales!
Use your "Cast Boulder" skill to create a brigde to cross the gap
Use your "Cast Boulder" skill to create a brigde to cross the gap
 
  • Tons of historical collectables and equipment to search for in huge and varied levels.
  • Montones de objetos históricos por encontrar en grandes y muy variados niveles.
  • Dynamic combat that offers different gameplay aproach.
  • Combate dinámico que ofrecen diversos modos de jugar.
Your skills offers a lot of possiblities
Your skills offers a lot of possiblities
 
  • Chaos system, every action you take has an impact in the game!
  • Con el sistema de CAOS ¡todas tus acciones tendrán un impacto en los eventos del juego!

Time Wanderer starts about 1,000 years into the future, in the year 3012. Earth has been invaded by a reptilian alien race known at the Ro’tuls and the human race has been enslaved.  

This is when the brilliant scientist, Dr. Fhaiz, clandestinely creates a time machine in his basement and in a desperate act, sends his only child, Corina, back into the past with one mission: warn humanity of the Ro’tul invasion and prepare the world for the coming battle.  

But something goes terribly wrong and Corina gets lost in time, wandering through different time periods. Her new mission will be to survive while she searches for a way home to her own timeline and above all, avoid making permanent changes to the past to prevent causing a time paradox.  

Visit Egypt in 2100 B.C.
Visit Egypt in 2100 B.C.

Alongside Corina, the player visits landmark moments in history, like Egypt in 2500 BC, Rome in the 1st century and Jerusalem during the Crusades in 12 AD, discovering mysteries and secrets throughout the journey.    

Survive the third crusade
Survive the third crusade

How long have the Ro’tuls been on Earth? Has Corina created a paradox simply by traveling back in time?

The many faces of the main protagonist, Corina
The many faces of the main protagonist, Corina

THE BASICS

Classic Action RPG – The game has a “top down” perspective, like the classics of the genre, where the player can use various abilities to find their way through the levels, explore them, reach new areas and defeat enemies that get in the way.  

By obtaining power cronospheres, the player will be able to personalize their profile with “level ups”, using the cronospheres to upgrade their attributes, equipment or abilities, improving their possibilities in combat and exploration.  

The game also offers many exploration and collection elements. There will be dozens of optional equipment objects hidden in scenes for the player to collect and equip to vary the game experience.

Light torches from afar with your fireballs
Light torches from afar with your fireballs

CHAOS SYSTEM

Time Wanderer implements a system called “CHAOS SYSTEM”, which measures the quantity of “Chaos” the player has generated in each of the time periods visited (levels). 

 All of the players actions, from using abilities to defeating enemies, hostile or otherwise, has an impact on the “CHAOS”. The player will be able to go about the levels in two ways: infiltrate or destroy, to reach the exit quickly or explore the level thoroughly. The CHAOS level increases with time, so the player’s actions must be thought out to not get lost in the level. 

If they player completes a level with a high CHAOS value, it will cause a time paradox that will result in a comic ending and the route to the TRUE ENDING will be closed. Levels can be replayed but time will reset when you do so.
We believe this system adds to the “replayability” of the game, as there will be an ending for every level as well as the real final ending, giving players more reasons to continue playing for more time.

Cast Doplegganger skill
Cast Doplegganger skill

"Puzzle-battle" System

Time Wanderer is full of puzzles, many of them with multiple ways to solve as well as a number of ways to reach the end of the level. What’s really interesting is that the battles themselves are “puzzles” as well, as many times the players will have to be creative to come up with ways to find and expose weak points, or use an enemy to open a new path, and similar actions. 

Every level will have a battle against a huge boss (this can be avoided by taking a infiltration/pacifist path) that is defeated by solving a “puzzle”.

Example: With the water ray ability, Corina can use a powerful hose to push enemies into an abyss or soak them to then freeze them with an ice freeze. A frozen enemy can be pushed to block paths or even used as a counterweight for floor switches.

Corina is a 19 year old girl who has been forced to work on a farm camp as a slave for the Ro’tuls. As a result, she didn’t have much of a childhood and she’s introvered and naive. She has a deep loathing and hatred of her oppressors, which motivated her to accept her mission, despite the fear of the challenges that lie ahead of her. She carries a hand sickle that she’s been using over the last 7 years with her to use as a weapon and the Ro’tul slave control chain that can’t be removed, making her appear strange and suspicious in the time periods she travels to. 

Corina and her father, Dr. Fhaiz
Corina and her father, Dr. Fhaiz

Dr. Fhaiz, Corina's Dad, is a prominent scientist who has dedicated his life to studying cronotones, the particle that makes time travel possible. As a man of science, he is not forced to work in the fields like his daughter.

He has been given a greater degree of freedom, allowing him to build a prototype of a time machine in the basement of his residence. The problem is that someone is needed to operate the machine, and that someone can only be him since no one else knows how to operate it. So, he’s forced to ask his only child to risk her life to use the machine. Dr. Fhaiz thinks it’s a simple mission: go back 26 years to tell one of his friends about the coming Ro’tul invasion.

Unfortunately, the machine doesn’t work as expected and the simple mission becomes an odyssey through time. Dr. Fhaiz is always on the other side of the intercommunicator to help his daughter face any dangerous situations she may come across. He also has a large database that he can use to look up historical events to avoid undesired changes to the past. 

 The Ro’tuls are a bipedal reptilian race, the result of evolving from primitive reptilians. They have eyes and claws typical of reptilians and their backs are covered with scales. They are approximately 10,000 years more evolved than humans. No one knows what planet or system they are from nor why they decided to invade Earth and enslave mankind.

In her time travels, Corina discovers that the Ro’tuls have been on Earth for a very long time, passing as humans, camouflaging their reptilian characteristics and taking on important roles as leaders that allow themselves the ability to take action and control the progress of events.

Many times Corina finds herself between a rock and a hard place, should she intervene and stop the Ro’tul control, changing history in the process? Or should she let events take their natural course of action? Who are the Ro’tuls? Why did they invade? These are the questions Corina has to find the answer to in her adventure.

Corina's main weapon
Corina's main weapon
Can you tell if they are Ro'tuls or humans?
Can you tell if they are Ro'tuls or humans?
The many uses of Corina's skills
The many uses of Corina's skills
Time travel collage
Time travel collage
The Cut scenes in the game will be shown with comic style
The Cut scenes in the game will be shown with comic style

Our talented musician, top 3 in the Cordoba's Music Conservatory of the 2014 promotion, is on top of all that, a true core gamer.
And because so, his music always fits perfectly in the games he works in, and provides them with a great soul that will follow the players that venture into the world of Time Wanderer.

Here is a sample of his work:

Time Wanderer - 2421 B.C. - Exterior

Time Wanderer - Hope Arises

The game will aim to be launched on the Steam Store, and if possible, and some of the stretch goals are reached, on PlayStation and/or Xbox systems.

Also, we will love to launch our game in the amazing Nintendo Switch. So, we will be on the lookout for publishers that will allow us to reach that platform.

The work on Time Wanderer started in June 2017. The first stages involved the creation of the first set of concept art, to explore the artistic themes we wanted the game to feature. We’ve been working non-stop since then, and indeed completed some key milestones along the way, like developing more types of enemy's IAs.

After that, we developed our own puzzle engine, camera movement and other features and we had a playable demo at the November 2017 IndieMad Game Fair, having run a test on a nearly completed level we want to create.

Now, we are now preparing to fully take on the production, developing new levels and unique game mechanics, and that’s when we need you on board!

Testing a new prehistoric level in our latest build
Testing a new prehistoric level in our latest build

"Time Wanderer" is being developed by Timeless Games,  we are a new and small Spanish/American indie games studio based near Madrid, Spain. We're putting everything we have into making Time Wanderer a great game, but our funds only go so far.

Please help us by supporting us here, and we appreciate all kind of support, feedback is more than welcome, as we want you to be part of the process!.

If you want to help us right now and can spare a few minutes, we would really appreciate it if you could answer these questions in the comments section:

What do you think of the game so far?

What time periods or historical moments would you like to see in the game?

Would you like to have more rewards where you can participate more in the creation of the game?

We are a small team of Ro'tuls :p
We are a small team of Ro'tuls :p

 1) $10,000 – At this point, we believe there is enough interest and awareness in the game, so we will work our "rears" off in order to release the complete game by Q2 2019 and invest the money in some marketing actions to reach even more gamers out there that may like Time Wanderer.

2) $25,000 – We will use the extra funds to outsource some tasks and speed up the development, having the possibility of an early release date.  

3) $60,000 – Time Wanderer will offer 7 large levels situated in different places and times in human history. Another 3 levels have been thought up and designed, but for budget and time reasons, we have been forced to cut them from the final version. If we reach this goal, six times the first goal, we will create the vanilla game with 7 levels and the other cutted 3 as downloadable content, adding some good depth to Corina's story. Those extra levels would be free to download for backers that got the game in a deluxe reward.

4) $75,000 – Voice acting. All dialogs in-Game will be voiced. (English)

5) $90,000 – Voice acting Spanish - All dialogs in-Game will be voiced. (Spanish). Voces de los diálogos en Español.

6) $150,000 – Rougelite Mode - If we reach this inmense level of awareness and interest for Time Wanderer, we will add a new mode to extend the life of the game where players will test their skills trying to see how deep they can reach into a "time loop anomaly", a kind of endless rougelite mode with new and unique features.

The amount requested is quite low for a project such as this one, one that is the result of our passion for videogames and storytelling and that has required a lot of time and effort. The only thing we are looking for is motivation to continue moving forward. Without support and recognition, it’s complicated to enter into the market. 

For this reason, we’re hoping for a moderate success story that puts our game into the spotlight, allows us to get some funds to hire some marketing services or/and to buy development kits for different platforms.

Other smaller expenses exist, like the purchase of software licenses and an investment in testers and QA services, that we hope to cover with what we are able to collect.

Risks and challenges

The only risk / challenge we think we could face is a low reception of our game may delay our estimated release, mainly because we will be busy with other jobs, but we are determined to release the game no matter what, if our goal is reached.

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