Knite & the Ghost Lights delivers a mixture of adventure, storytelling, and action from games we know and love, with handcrafted feel. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 26, 2013.
About this project
- Oct. 26th declared “Day of the 1773 Ghost Lights"
Thanks you to our 1773 backers. Because of you Knite has been funded and is on it’s way to Wii U, PC, Mac and Linux!!!!
But we’re not stopping there. Thanks to helping us hit our stretch goal, we are taking the campaign to Steam via Greenlight!
Did you miss out and still want one of the really cool rewards?
Below here is all the original kickstarter information.
What is Knite & The Ghost Lights?
Imagine taking a hand-crafted world and turning it into an amazing side-scrolling adventure. Knite & The Ghost Lights delivers a mixture of adventure, storytelling, and action from games we know and love like Metroid and Castlevania, but with a completely fresh feel for today’s gamer.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: EVERY pledge gets all previous rewards - All of our pledge levels include every reward form the previous levels. There has been a little confusion since we have added pledge levels after the fact and it messed the flow up. Rest Assured you get your pledge level with everything before it.
Wii U support - ATTN: We are unable to tweak the wording on the existing tiers. EVERY TIER from $35 up WILL get a download for Wii U. The wording sounds like it's only the $35 tier. It is every tier from $35 and up.
$25 gets you all Four character books - again sorry about the wording. You do get all three
Knite & The Ghost Lights is unique take on the classic side-scrolling action adventure game - filled with puzzles, platforming, hidden surprises, tons of magic and exploration. One of the most fun and unique features is the way the game lets you play with light and music to control your surroundings. Be ready to experience:
- Beautiful hand-crafted environments with meticulous attention paid to every detail
- Unique use of lighting that plays an integral part in gameplay and puzzle solving
- Lush music and soundtrack that is seamlessly woven into the story and gameplay.
- Eccentric cast of characters that truly bring Mistland to life
- Unparalleled level of realism and depth – all game objects built from real-life models
Mistland is populated with an eccentric cast of main characters, including Knite, The Witch Sisters (Kiki and Mora), Xavier, and Wilhelm. The characters represent a diverse set of races that live together and Mistland, and are complemented by variety of equally fascinating supporting characters. Keep reading to learn more about your favorites, and visit the Mistland Wiki to go even deeper.
- Knite – Knite is a little marsh imp who lives in the southern part of Mistland in the marshes known as Knitemire. Like his great grandfather and the generations of his ancestors Knite is a ghost piper. For many thousand years ghost pipers have played melodies during full moons and other special nights to guide lost souls through the darkness. Diagnosis: reluctant hero.
- Kiki – Kiki Grimoire is a young witch. She is a huge fan of old time forest witches and wants to be the greatest witch of all times. She doesn't really understand what's good or bad, she is simply fascinated by witches, black magic and ghosts and lives in her own world of demons on white horses and epic spells. Diagnosis: nice witch.
- Mora – Mora Grimoire is a young witch to, but she makes messes everywhere she goes and just enjoys doing nasty things. She knows perfectly what's good or bad, but she just likes being bad. Diagnosis: wannabe villain in-training.
- Xavier – Xavier de Selva de los Duendes is an old Aztec fiend or a goblin. A gunslinger who smokes mist herbs and drinks cactus rum, a former robber, headhunter, vagabond, etc. Diagnosis: ill tempered son of a bitch.
- Wilhelm – Wilhelm "William" Eik is an old oak stump. Grumpy and unkind, he hates everything and anyone. Diagnosis: unbearable piece of wooden crap.
NEW - Xavier will draw a picture just for you!!!!
Off to the sea:
Knite Theme - version 1:
The comet is to Come:
The Back Story - Mistland
Knite & the Ghost Lights is set in Mistland, a magical world with a unique visual style that will take your breath away.
Mistland has a rich mythology and history all its own. We only have time to touch on a few of the more notable tales in this Kickstarter overview, but for the full back story of Mistland lore check out the official Mistland Wiki.
Ghost Lights – The Ghost Lights - also called "ignis fatuus" or "will-o-the-wisp" - are often seen in Mistland and surrounding places at night, especially over bogs, swamps or marshes. These lights are the lost souls of sinners, self-killers, heretics, witches, abandoned babies, and other people who died in the woods. These souls in the form of green fireflies wander without a rest and suffer in despair. But when Knite plays his melodies some of them have a chance to awake from their despair and reborn again as innocent souls. This special ghost piper melody is a key for them to get released from pain and start over.
The original concepts for Knite & The Ghost Lights were based around building a point and click adventure game, but as time went on we thought the faster pace and more fluid gameplay of an action adventure would make it even more engaging. However, there were a lot of challenges: because all of the environments and characters are handmade, the amount of work the that goes into something as simple as just making Knite walk is quite substantial.
And that's why we're launching this Kickstarter, to help us finish the game and share it with the world. Our lead designer's apartment is literally full of clay! Because each completed set takes up a ton of space, we're even trying to secure an extra room to hold all of the sets, characters, and models for the game.
FINAL 48 stretch goal update:
38k we will send everyone at $10 or more a special thank you digital fan pack of new unique avatars and wallpapers.
40k we will rush are push onto Steam. If we are accepted on green-light at the $35 level will be expanded to you choice of a Wii U download or a Steam Key. Again, only if it goes green light. There is no guarantee but at 40k we will get things moving and do what we need to to prepare a greenlight campaign.
You get you every reward that is lower than the level you choose. It's automatic!
UPDATE - Wii U officially added to launch targets.
We will launch Knite & The Ghost Lights first for PC and Mac (and potentially another big game console to be named soon), due the to more advanced capabilities and available graphics power of those platforms. At the same time, we’re already looking at options for scaling down to mobile devices in the future (see stretch goals for more detail).
We've got a small but dedicated team working knite and day (pun intended) to help turn the vision of Knite & The Ghost Lights a reality. With a project this large and ambitious everyone is deeply involved in the creative process. From designers and artists to programmers and producers, we're all working to help bring Mistland to life! The Mobot Studios team is:
About Mobot - (Mobot Studios LLC)
In 2012 Mobot Studios made its debut by building the critically acclaimed "Paper Monsters for Crescent Moon Games (iPhone and iPad). At time, Paper Monsters really pushed the boundaries of mobile gaming by featuring a fully 3D modeled adventure platformer on a handlehld device. At the time there was nothing like it and Apple quickly featured it as editors choice. As an Editor’s Choice app; it was also very well received by the press. We are now ready once again to do something that a lot of people say just wont work.
Praise for Paper Monsters
"if you’re looking for a gorgeous-looking platformer with that pick up and playability, you’ll find everything you need and more with Paper Monsters"
- STUFF Magazine
"From the gameplay to presentation to control, Paper Monsters is a real treat for iPad owners"
- USA TODAY
"The controls are masterfully crafted" "a fresh, original soundtrack add those special touches to an already solid game"
"Paper Monsters is one of the prettiest games to hit the App Store in a long time"
Risks and challenges
We feel that the biggest risk to the project has already been mitigated by our gameplay samples, which are really our proof that this somewhat ambitious concept will work well.
Now the biggest challenge is simply building out the rest of the sets (which take up a ton of physical space) and fine tuning the gameplay.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, you get every single reward below your level. For example if you pledge $100 you get every prize up to that level.
We had some issues since we can't change the wording on the reward tiers. We apologize for any confusion.
YES! All rewards are retro active.
For EXAMPLE: You have pledged $150 but then a new awesome reward just showed up at 50 bucks. Do you get that new reward? YES, yes you do!
Pledge $5 or more
300 backers All gone!
--- EARLY ACCESS ---
Get Digital Copy of the Game on Mac or PC before it's released.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
--- GAME ON - ROCK ON ---
Official Game Sound Track in MP3 format + early access to the game.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or more
--- MAKING MISTLAND --- A digital book of hi res images and photography detailing the characters of Mistland and the "behind the scenes" creation + plus everything at the $10 and under levelsEstimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
--- READ ALL ABOUT IT ---
Enjoy a hand written book of poetry from Wilhelm the old oak stump + everything included at the $10 and under levelsEstimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
--- Play it on Wii U --- You will be given a download from the Wii U eShop upon the games release PLUS get everything from the $25 tier and below (including early access version of the game for Mac PC and Linux) Please note: game release date is approximate only.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
--- CARTOGRAPHERS DELIGHT ---
A beautiful hand-drawn map of Mistland (digital) + everything included at the $25 and under levelsEstimated delivery:
Pledge $65 or more
--- Personal Portrait --- Delivered to you a personal sketch made AND signed by Xavier himself. The sketch will be based on your photo. Also a great gift for a child or loved one. **see our update section for a sample of the work ...And of course you will get the previous rewards at this level.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
--- The Real Book --- A real full color physical book shipped to you: THE BOOK INCLUDES:
• Over 40 full color and hi res photos including behind the scenes and more.
• A collection of short stories.
• All four character books combined and in full color (now including Collection of Kiki’s lullabies)
ALL previous rewards included. Every single one!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $80 or more
--- Your Own Melody --- Enjoy your own personal melody from the ghost piper himself, Knite. All of the melodies will be used in songs on the soundtrack and the name of your melody will be listed in knite's book. Pretty cool, yeah?
A ghost melody from Knite dedicated personally to you! The title is gonna be in the following format:
The ghost melody of YOURNAME, whose soul was lost and found on YOURBIRTHDATE. (if you prefer not to share, the year is optional)
Example: The ghost melody of Jennifer Crane, whose soul was lost and found on October 14, 1986.
This can also make a great gift to a friend or child.
An example of Knite's music can be found on the main page.
This also includes ALL previous rewards. Every single one!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $90 or more
--- Kiki's Lullaby --- Since you will already be getting your own melody at $80, Kiki will add some words to it. All of the words will also be in the Grimoire Sister's Book (digital and paper format version). Now you can have something to sing along with your melody! ---- You of course get all the previous rewards, wii u download, portrait, etc, etcEstimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
--- YOUR NAME IN STONE ---
Your name appears “in-game” on a unique Mistland Tombstone + everything included at the $50 and under levelsEstimated delivery:
Pledge $125 or more
--- CARTOGRAPHERS POSTER --- A beautiful hand-drawn map of Mistland in poster format delivered to you. Final dimensions are yet to be determined. You also get everything included at the previous levels.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $150 or more
--- T-SHIRT TIME ---
An official Knite & The Ghost Lights t-shirt + everything included at the $100 and under levelsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $200 or more
--- PERSONALIZED ON CANVAS --- A beautiful hand-drawn map of Mistland on stretched canvas delivered to you. This map will include the addition of a monument marked in Mistland that has been named after you or a loved one(s). Final dimensions are yet to be determined. You also get everything included at the previous levels.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $250 or more
5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)
--- OWN A PART OF THE GAME -- Get a real assortment of small props actually used in the game + everything included at the $150 and under levelsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $500 or more
7 backers Limited (68 left of 75)
--- YOUR OWN KNITE --- An exact model of Knite, hand-crafted by our lead artist + everything included at the $250 and under levelsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
--- IF YOU WERE FROM MISTLAND --- An official Mistland character figure, based on a photo provided by you. The perfect custom gift for you or a loved one + plus everything at the $500 and under levelsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $2,500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
--- LIVE AND DIE IN MISTLAND --- We'll turn your official Mistland character figure into an actual in-game character (most likely a bad guy). What better way to show off to your friends and digitally live forever. The actual hand crafted doll based on your photo will be in the game!!. + plus everything at the $1000 and under levelsEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (30 days)