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EsoterBy Esoter
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EsoterBy Esoter
First created
€915
pledged of €26,780pledged of €26,780 goal
32
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 9 2018 2:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

Battle Mechanics Alpha Footage:

-Platforms: Android Average 

-Gameplay Length: 4 - 5 hours with linear choices (expected)  

-Story: Based on old Irish and Celtic legends, but with a twist. 

-Major changes, edits, and updates:

 -All major updates will be displayed here as they take place

- Updates will also be regularly posted in the Updates section above

-Stretch Goals

 
 

$30,000 - We will invest in our game development process and we will have enough time to finish the game in the best possible way. With this amount of funding, our game will be available for Android in three languages. We will be able to make the game we’ve always wanted to, and we will provide you with amazing rewards for your loyalty. 

 $35,000 - This amount of resources will be used in two different ways. Most of the resources will go into the game development, but we will also invest in creating an original Children of Lir comic book. The comic book should give our players a more detailed view of our game world, and it will come as a reward for specific tier backers if the stretch goal is met.

 $40,000 - With this much funding we will be able to create a really enticing gameplay, a high-quality comic book and we will be able to modify this game so it fits various platforms (like iOS, Windows, and MacOS). We will give our best to make this game available worldwide for different devices so that everyone can get pulled into the amazing world of Children of Lir.

 $50,000 - This stretch goal is somewhat of a dream of ours. With this much funding, our developing team will be able to spend some time developing a unique Children of Lir board game. If this stretch goal is met, we will be able to transfer our storyline and our game to a different format. As passionate gamers who love tabletop games and board games, we’ve always wanted to create a truly enticing and engaging board game which will emphasize the world we’ve created. If this stretch goal is met, a fully developed board game will become a reward for certain pledges and rewards.

Why Would You Back Children of Lir?  

 

Children of Lir is an old Irish legend, tied to the legends about King Lir. These stories boosted the imagination of thousands of people across centuries and even inspired William Shakespeare to write an epic play. As a team of experienced and dedicated game developers and storytellers, we are always looking for great stories to adapt, but when it comes to old Celtic mythology, we’re all more than fans. We’ve been inspired by old Irish fairy tales and Celtic legends for years, so we’ve decided to try to share that love through one of the most enchanting stories from this era. 

The story of Children of Lir. Now, we wouldn’t want to spoil all the fun for you right away, so we took all the versions of this story we could find and we’ve spiced it up. In the virtually endless sea of mobile games that hit the stores on an almost daily basis, we are trying to create a game with a soul. What we’re focusing on is creating an enticing story that will simply drag you in and keep you playing until the very end. 

Unlike so many generic storylines, you will experience a hero’s journey in this Celtic turn-based RPG, like it hasn’t been experienced in mobile market so far. This project is very important to us as a team because it’s the first solo project we’re working on. By backing up this game, you’re helping us create an original content from scratch, which is a hero’s journey on its own. Hopefully, with your help, we can reach our own happy end to this story.

About the Game  

Game Setting

The unique art style for the game comes from our experienced artists. What we’re aiming to achieve is a fresh perspective through appealing visuals, which also stay true to the original environments where the game takes place.

Game Story

We’ve always appreciated Celtic mythology and we’ve really given our best to try and stay true to it, while still making the game appealing to all types of players. You will encounter all of the famous creatures from the Emerald Isle like Banshee or Kelpie, but you will also get to meet some forgotten ones as well as some new creatures along the way. As a player - you will get to lead your heroes through thick and thin to discover how this legend ends, or if it ends at all.

Game Music and Ambience

Entering the story of ancient Ireland is best done with your sound on. This may sound like something you see on the loading screen of a game, but in our case - we really did our best to use the music and sound of our game to engage you in the world we’ve created. You will be able to hear old instruments, ancient melodies, but also some contemporary arrangements and progressive music throughout your adventures, so, please, keep your sound on, for the full experience ;)  

Tiers and Pledges

Digital Rewards

 
For all of our backers, we’ve prepared a number of digital awards they will get after pledging. We would like to thank you for providing you with a personal thank you note you will receive via email. You will also get regular updates about the game’s development as well as an HD wallpaper for both your PC and your mobile. Your name will appear in our post-game credits, and depending on the tier you’ve picked, you can also get a demo and a number of copies of the game. For a limited number of pledgers we will provide an early access to the game once it’s finished, and we will provide specific pledgers with a digital copy of a Children of Lir poster. There is also a digital character development book specific backers will get, so you can truly understand our development process.

Physical Rewards


For all of our more serious backers, we’ve prepared a more serious set of rewards. Most of our physical tier rewards include almost all of the digital tier rewards, but you will also get a number of physical rewards such as a Children of Lir T-shirt, a printed and personalized A3 format poster, printed character development book (and a comic book if we the stretch goals are met), a number of hats/caps and a number of 3D printed figurines of our playable characters. These figurines are printed in our own studio, and they were hand-painted by the same team of developers that worked on this game. For those few limited backers that really want to make their mark on our game - we have the option to provide you with the ability to change some story elements. The selected few will have the opportunity to decide one of our characters’ fate and influence on the way our story evolves. You will also get the opportunity to become one of the opponents our heroes get to encounter on their adventures. And we’ve saved the best for last - we will ask you to come and visit us at Novi Sad, Serbia, where we intend to spend one completely unforgettable day with you.  

Stretch Goals and Budget Layout

 

Meet the Team

We’re a small team with loads of things that unite us, like music, books, and art, and all the way to the preferred game genres, but the biggest factor that binds us is game development. We really enjoy creating virtual worlds from scratch, making engaging stories and immersing our players into our creations. After many years of working in the game development industry, we’ve finally decided to take things into our own hands and here we are. We really hope that you will get to meet us and understand us through the world of Children of Lir, but until then - this is who we are:

Suzana Savanovic - Fearless team leader, studio owner, and an amazing 2D generalist. With more than 4 years of game development experience, Suzana worked for some of the biggest game development companies in Serbia on different types of games. With an amazing and quite unique art style, Suzana is able to create unforgettable environments and surroundings. As a true leader, she could be found in the dark dungeons of Esoter Studio at almost any time of day. A dedicated boss and a passionate gamer - Suzana is the most hardcore project leader there is. A badass World of Warcraft player, Suzana steadily leads Esoter Studio and her brothers-in-arms through the stormy waters of game development.  

Darko Subotin - When it comes to environments, 3D and animation - Darko is the point man. With quite a lot of varied experience from all segments of game development to character design and even storyboard editing, Darko is a creative monster ready to devour every reference and concept art and turn it into something breathtaking. You can find him sitting quietly in our office when he’s not chilling out on the surface of the moon or giving lectures to students. He enjoys video games quite a lot and Half-Life series, as well as some older titles like Monkey Island or Max Payne, are his games of choice. Absolutely dedicated to his work, Darko is the one who brings out the personality of our games.  

Danilo Radojcin - Always three steps ahead, but never too sure about all the steps before that, Danilo is a Jack of all trades at Esoter. He tackles game writing, narrative and game design, production and marketing for the game. With immense gaming and game development experience, a quiz-like knowledge of so many (unnecessary) subjects, Danilo’s job is to make sure everything goes as planned. A die-hard fan of first person shooters, but also passionate about Assassin’s Creed series and, lately, the World of Tanks, Danilo uses his keyboard as a weapon to take down potential obstacles on a rocky road of game development.  

Daniel Hulala - Coding genius and programming master of the studio, Daniel is the one who makes our gaming dreams possible. Even though he’s young, he already has quite a lot of incredible game development projects to his name. A master for Unity, blueprints and game assembling, but also the one who brings fun to the office, Daniel is always making sure things are running smoothly, while everyone is having a great time. Great fan of extreme sports, mountain-biking and good music, Daniel is a programming machine with amazing taste and even better skills. There is nothing he can’t do, except keeping quiet for longer periods of time.

Dejan Subotin - Sound editing wizard, digital minstrel and a man with the ear, Dejan is the one responsible for anything you may hear in our games. With more than 10 years of music production experience and over 4 years of sound editing, Dejan is the master of sound and ambiance in our merry band of developers. Rarely seen around the office, Dejan is like a phantom - striking from unknown locations and leaving you amazed once he’s gone. Very big fan of storytelling games like The Walking Dead series, The Wolf Among Us, Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls, Dejan always makes sure that his music and sound are constantly serving the story in the best possible way. Dedicated, passionate and extremely talented, Dejan helps put our game where it rightfully belongs.

Thank You Note

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who believed in us and in this project. Thank you for your amazing support and belief you had in us. With your feedback and with your support, we hope we will be able to produce this game in the best possible way. We will give our best to make our players and backers proud. We would really like to say thank you to everyone who supported us or plans on supporting us here, on Kickstarter, and across the social media - You’re amazing! We would also like to call everyone to feel free and visit our social media, especially if you have any questions for our team. We really like talking about games, so feel free to contact us at any time with anything that comes to mind. We will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

https://www.facebook.com/childrenoflirr/

http://childrenoflir.com/

Risks and challenges

This game has been in active development since August 2017, and it has evolved quite significantly during that time. This project is very important to us as a studio, as it is the first completely independent adventure we’ve embarked on. The entirety of this game and all of the following bonuses and rewards are made in-house by the very same team of people. From the game development, through marketing and placement, and all the way to the 3D printing, our main goal is to finish Children of Lir independently and on our own.

We will give our best to complete the project in time, and we will focus on keeping you up to date with all the changes our game is going through. We certainly hope we will meet our stretch goals in order to create a more immersing world for our players and supporters, but our main point of interest is completing the game in time, and in highest possible quality. Following the current schedule, and if we meet our Kickstarter goal, we hope that the game will be completed somewhere by the end of 2018, or in the first few months of 2019.

Our biggest risk at this point is not reaching our budget, but even if our Kickstarter campaign doesn’t do well, we will still finish this project. The only issue is that in this case, we can’t be sure when the game will be released or how much will it cost. We will certainly give our best to finish the game for all of you. Make sure you’re following our social media for any additional information or suggestions, and check out the FAQ section if there is something you are still wondering about.

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    God of Heroes and King Saviour. Thank you for helping us out! Your pledge means a lot to all of us. We are a step closer to out goal thanks to you!

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    A Warrior Minstrel. You are a fan of mobile games and you're looking for something new and original - we thank you for that! Your help means a lot, we wouldn't make it without you.

    As a backer and a true supporter, you will get an access to the game demo, once it's out, and you will get all the rewards from lower tiers as well.

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    Bran

    The Seafarer and Traveler. Where would we be without you? Pledging 15$ or more will get you a digital copy of the game, as well as all the lower tier rewards, and a place in the credits screen.

    Other than already mentioned rewards, you will have our eternal gratitude and the ability to brag around by doing a great deed for a day. You are awesome!

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    Fraoch

    The Fearless Monster Killer. You are a true supporter and you really care about RPG games. This tier will allow you to access the game before it gets released, and you will get a personalized Children of Lir digital poster.

    We will be eternally grateful for your effort, and we hope this project helps spark your imagination! We hope you will get the opportunity to lose yourself in our game, thanks again!

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    Early Bird Amaethon

    The God of Agriculture and Harvest. This tier is for early backers only! As a gamer and an experienced Kickstarter explorer, you get the chance to get two copies of the game at a limited price. This tier is meant for all of you great people with fast-clicking fingers.

    For your early bird support, you will receive a game demo, two digital copies of the game and all the lower tier rewards as well. We've included a digital game poster in A3 format which you can print on any type of material you would like.

    As a true helper, we want to say thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. This project wouldn't make it without you!

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    Amaethon - The God of Agriculture and Harvest.
    You are a true Kickstarter fan and an RPG gamer. You love enticing stories and that makes you really stand out. Your support is the reason we're doing all of this so you will be specifically mentioned in our credits. You will also get 2 digital copies of the game, as well as the game demo, and you will recieve an amazing A3 format game poster.

    All we can say is - thank you for being so amazing!

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    Creidhne

    The Gold Maker and Magical Blacksmith. When in need, count on your friends, and that's exactly what you are. With this pledge you're helping this game become a reality, and for that we wish to include something more. For a pledge of 36$ you will get all of the previous tier rewards, but you will also get our digital character development book, so you can get more insights on how we developed this game.

    Your friendly help is what makes us do what we do, so we really hope you'll get your chance to enjoy both the game and all of the rewards you've earned. Thank you for being awesome!

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    Early Bird Macha

    The Goddess of War and Horses. This tier is for early backers only! As a gamer and an experienced Kickstarter explorer, you get the chance to get an inside look on how this game was developed. You will recieve an early access to the game, a game demo and 2 digital copies of the game, but you will also get a printed personalized game poster. It will be printed on a high-quality paper and it will be shipped to you, while the shipping cost is covered by us.

    You trully are a mobile RPG enthusiast, and that's why we hope these rewards mean as much to you as your help did for us! Thanks!
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    Macha

    The Goddess of War and Horses.
    You are a true fan of RPG games and good stories, but you're also an experienced Kickstarter explorer. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you by giving you some insight on how this game was developed. You will get all the preivious tier rewards, but we will also include a printed Children of Lir poster which we will send to you.

    Thank you for your amazing enthusiasm, it really is what keeps the good games and good stories alive!

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    Early Bird Érimón

    The First Big King of Emerald Island.
    This tier is for early backers only! There are not much true believers left, when it comes to simple indie games with great story. you are one of those true believers. We want to reward this faith in us by sending you all the previous tier rewards, as well as a Children of Lir T-shirt.

    Thank you for your amazing support, and we're proud you've decided to back our project. We will try to repay you for this trust with an amazing game. Thank you for believing!

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    Érimón

    The First Big King of Emerald Island. You have faith in indie development, and you've shown that faith by backing our project. We are extremely proud and grateful you've decided to help us out. In addition to all previous tier rewards, we will send you a Children of Lir T-shirt, so you can proudly show off how great you are!

    Your support means the world to our small team, and we hope we will repay your faith in us by giving you the game you'll love. Thank you for believing!

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    Daghdha

    The Good God. We are a small team, and any bigger support to our cause makes us look at you like you know what challenges are ahead of us. You seem to understand how hard it can be to develop a game independently, and you're showing your support. We would really like to thank you in a special way.

    In addition to all previous tier rewards, we would like to extend our gratitude by sending you a Children of Lir hat/cap and a 3D printed and hand-painted 3D figurine of one of the game playable characters of choice. We've printed and hand-painted these figurines in-house with our own equipment to ensure their authenticity and our huge respect for you and your support. Your name will be accented in the credits after the game, and we wish to say thank you from the bottom of our heart.

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    Merlin

    A Powerful Mage and Ancient Wizard.
    This offer is limited to a specific number of backers. You probably have immense Kickstarter experience, and you've decided that our project has a value for you. We cannot express how humbled we are, and we want to express our deepest gratitude.

    As a serious investor in our project, you will be rewarded with all previous tier awards, as well as an additional T-shir, a hat/cap, two more copies of the game, and your name will be accented in the credits at the end of the game. We would really like to repay you by finishing this game and providing you with hours of amazing gameplay. Thank you for supporting us, we'll try to make you proud

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    King Lir

    The Righteous Ruler of the Emerald Isle. This offer is limited to a specific number of backers. Pledging this ammount means you know exactly what it means to make great games. You want to show your full support, and as a token of our appreciation, we want to give you this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved with the story of our game. We also want to offer you a place amongst game villains. You will get to decide in what way you would fit the game, and you can decide how some of our charcters end up. Above all that, we would like to invite you to come to Novi Sad and spend a day with us. We won't be able to include a plane ticket to this offer, but once you reach Serbia - you are our guest for the day.

    We would like to say that your help is what makes the difference. It's a power that drives us to create enticing games and it's the reason why we decided to become game developers. We want you to be proud of our good job, and we want to thank you once again. We will include 3 T-shirts, 3 hats/caps, 5 digital copies of the game, and you will also get 3 of the playable character's 3D printed and hand-painted figurines. You will also get a 3D printed and framed game character in a different format, with a special dedication. Thank you for being an absolute legend, and thank you for helping us make great games.

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    Cernunnos

    The Horned God.
    This offer is limited to a specific number of backers. With this amount you are no longer a backer - you are a full time investor in this Celtic story we're telling. You will have our eternal gratitude, and you will receive every type of awards we will produce, and then some more!
    We would like to extend this gratitude by offering you every 3D printed character we make, with 5 t-shirts, 5 caps, a framed poster, customized USB flash stick, a hardcover copy of our character development book, and a custom made and laser-carved gift box. We will include lots of other goodies, as well as all of the previous tier rewards.You are a true legend, and you shall be reffered as one. We will highlight your name in the credits, and your name will also go on our "Wall of Fame", as one of the crucial contributors to our goal.

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Funding period

- (60 days)