A lost shadow seeks to be reunited with her human girl, while searching for memories and avoiding the dangerous city lights.
A dark force in town is tearing shadows from their people, leaving them feeling empty inside. The separated shadows are stripped of their memories and wander the streets in search of belonging. The people missing their shadows lose a half of their soul.
One fateful night, a young girl falls prey to this evil, and her shadow is nearly consumed by the black ball of shadow. Making a narrow escape, her shadow gathers the courage to brave the cold of winter and search for her lost human.
In Find Me, you guide the girl's shadow through the dangers and puzzles, in hope of reuniting her with her person. As a separated shadow, she perishes under direct light. Find Me is a puzzle platformer with a deep, touching story about loneliness, memories, and identity.
Find Me was created by team Invenio, a group of girls grades 6-11, at the Girls Make Games summer camp in San Francisco, CA.
The team spent 3 weeks writing, designing, and programming the prototype for Find Me. They also created all of the art and music!
Music from the game, composed by Katie:
Find Me - Main Theme
Level 1 - Shadows Theme
Shadow Being Stolen
GMG runs summer camps all over the country, and of the 35 games developed this summer, Find Me made it to the top 5. The top teams went on to compete at GMG’s 4th Annual Demo Day held at PlayStation. Invenio pitched Find Me to a panel of industry leaders:
- Shawn Layden, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America and Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios
- AJ Mendez, New York Times Bestselling Author and former wrestling champion
- Maria Essig, Business Development with Google VR/AR
- Tim Schafer, founder and CEO of Double Fine Productions
- Katie Stone Perez, Principal Program Management Lead for Xbox
The judges were blown away by Invenio's originality and creativity, awarding the team Most Original Concept and the 2017 Grand Prize!
This Kickstarter will let the girls continue to work on the game, hire professional artists, musicians, and programmers, and publish a polished and complete version of their concept. Find Me will be developed at LearnDistrict and published on Steam in winter 2018! (PC/Mac)
I'm Audrey, I'm 13, and I'm really into space. I'm obsessed with NASA and I read lots of science fiction. My favorite book is the Martian. I like to play puzzle and escape-the-room games but I'm also into world-building. I worked on the level and puzzle design of Find Me, did some project management, and a little bit of the code. Getting into the scripts in Unity was super fun. I have two cats that I love and chocolate is the best.
My name is Avalon and I did all the art for find me it was hard but I loved creating the characters, and backgrounds. I have always liked video games and many different kinds to like Minecraft, Marvel hero Lego game, and assassin's creed. I think our team did a really good job on find me. We all did different things but we were so excited to see it through and even happier that we can make it and share it with the world.
Hey, I'm Katie and I worked on level design and music for our game. My favorite video games are Metal Gear, Prey, Pokemon, and Kingdom Hearts. A few of my hobbies are writing stories, drawing, learning new languages, and listening to music. Since video games are my passion, my favorite part about camp was creating the idea for our game, then bringing it to life with my team!
Hi my name is Maeve and I am 11 years old. I taught myself how to code using scratch since I was 9. I have always liked games and coding. I am so exited to be able to do something like Girls Make Games and had a great time. It was even better to be able to have a chance to get our game published and created into a real game. I have never made a game like this using a complex and creative website, I have only made mini tv shows that are like 30 seconds long, But that knowledge helps a lot now that I am putting it to use. I am so happy we got this far and I hope we can go farther.
$5 - A NORMAL SHADOW
Huge thanks from all the shadow people! You'll help us shadows be shadows.
Receive a credit in the game, a digital key for a copy of Find Me, and the opportunity to find lots of good memories!
$15 - DIGITAL SHADOW
You're a shadow that's cast by the light of computer screens. Almost pixellated if we look closely.
Receive everything above + the Digital package: Find Me Wallpaper, Soundtrack, and Artbook.
$25 - CAT'S SHADOW
Did you know cats have shadows, too?
Receive everything above + an exclusive Find Me postcard.
$50 - HUMAN SHAPED SHADOW
We made a t-shirt to fit the human shaped ones. Receive everything above + a Find Me T-Shirt.
$75 - SHADOW DECORATION
Decorate your walls and notebooks with shadow stickers, buttons, and a poster! Receive everything above + Find Me stickers, buttons and poster.
$100 - GMG AMBASSADOR
Receive a GMG Official T-Shirt, GMG Ambassador Certificate and a large Find Me poster SIGNED by the developers, Team Invenio!
$200 - GMG MINI SPONSOR
Everything above + MINI SPONSOR a scholarship for 1 girl to attend a Girls Make Games mini-camp/weekend workshop of your choice in 2018.
$300 - CUSTOM SHADOW CHARACTER
Everything above up to GMG AMBASSADOR + add yourself or a custom shadow character that appears in the game!
$500 - SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR
Individual Level: Everything above up to GMG AMBASSADOR + Sponsor a girl's tuition to attend a GMG camp, or 3 girls to attend a weekend workshop of your choice in 2018.
Corporate Level: Newsletter Mention in addition to above.
$1,300 - 13% OFF CAMP TUITION / GMG SUPER SPONSOR (LIMITED)
Individual Level: Everything up to GMG AMBASSADOR + Sponsor a girl's tuition to the Girls Make Games three-week camp of your choice in 2018 (regular camp tuition: $1,500-1,650)
Corporate Level: Newsletter mention in addition to above.
$5,000 - GMG MEGA SPONSOR
Individual Level: Everything up to GMG AMBASSADOR + Sponsor 5 scholarships for a three-week GMG camp of your choice in 2018, PLUS join a brainstorming sessions with the developers, AND yourself or a custom shadow character into the game!
Corporate Level: Sponsor 4 scholarships for a three-week GMG camp of your choice in 2018 + Newsletter mention.
- Kickstarter Fees: $2,500
- Music: $2,000
- Art: $6,000
- Student Team Mentorship, Game Design, Programming, QA & Publishing: $14,500
$25,000 - Project Funded!
$28,500 - Mobile Ports: iOS, Android
$35,000 - Character Choice: unlock and play the story line of another lost shadow from thegame!
$40,000 - Character Choice: unlock more lost shadows (e.g. toddler, cat, criminal) from the game!
$45,000 - Console Port: PlayStation, Xbox
$55,000 - Console Port: Nintendo Switch
Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video games. With the help of a growing list of partners like Xbox, PlayStation, Intel and so many others, we're determined to address the gender gap in the games industry, one camp at a time.
Emily's story is not unique. From being stereotyped to being ignored, it's hard work trying to combat the hostility that women - especially young women - face in video game communities these days.
One of the reasons we started Girls Make Games was to give burgeoning young developers in the face of these sometimes discouraging experiences the confidence and experience they'll need to pursue careers in video games or technology.
The more support we can get for programs like Girls Make Games, the more confident young women will feel about becoming developers - knowing that others like them are getting the recognition, encouragement, and support they need.
Watch the “GIRLS LEVEL UP” documentary short covering Founder and CEO, Laila Shabir, and her story behind Girls Make Games.
Let's be Friends!
The girls and team would be very thankful if you could help spread the news about this game development project on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, or whichever social media network you prefer.
Please feel free to leave a comment on this Kickstarter, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!! We would love your feedback.
A special Thank You to all our industry partners and sponsors!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk with this project is timeline. We're running workshops and developing our studio's own games alongside which puts us in a bind. With the Kickstarter's assistance we'll be able to hire help to get the games out on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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