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Last updated June 29, 2015

The Isle (Canceled)

"The Isle" recreates the perils of open-world survival where players take control as one of several dinosaurs species or human factions

The Isle (Canceled)

"The Isle" recreates the perils of open-world survival where players take control as one of several dinosaurs species or human factions

$5,643
pledged of 50.000 $pledged of 50.000 $ goal
139
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 29 2015
Last updated June 29, 2015

About

The Isle is a passion project of Don "Dondi" Wittich of Primal Carnage and Primal Carnage: Extinction fame. He made a promise to people to make a great dinosaur game and when he felt limited by what he could accomplish at Primal Carnage he branched off to create his own game in his own vision.

Dondi met with MOTD Media just before the Kickstarter launched. Give it listen to hear more from the lead dev himself.

Create an engaging dinosaur themed game with open and transparent development. A game the community can actively participate in by way of modding, voting and engaging with the devs themselves.

The Isle is a multiplayer title that will be available on PC as an open world shooter where players fight for resource points for their factions and ward off aggressive dinosaurs. Traversing a gorgeous island ecosystem to capture key points.

Repair abandoned outposts to use as your base
Repair abandoned outposts to use as your base

Our priority is to create a dinosaur themed game that feels fresh and ambitious. One which excites the players imagination and doesn’t limit the player. The Isle allows the player to play as several different human factions, each offering a unique gameplay experience. If humans are feeling a tad too mammalian the option to play as a various dinosaur species exists as well.

Each human faction - Concept art
Each human faction - Concept art

Herbivorous dinosaurs can create cross-species herds to bolster survivability while navigating the island. While carnivores are in no way aligned with one another by default, they can create packs within their own species. Team up and play with friends, or go solo and claim the land as your own.

The demo features four playable dinosaurs
The demo features four playable dinosaurs

After growing from juvenile to adulthood, each carnivore will have the opportunity to evolve even further. There are three strains (more planned) to add more mechanics and playability to these carnivorous beasts.

Tyrannosaur Hyperendocrin Strain
Tyrannosaur Hyperendocrin Strain

Hyperendocrin: This strain will increase the player’s size and mass, and pure brute strength. Coupled with extreme tissue regeneration, this class renders most dinosaurs close to unkillable - unless they fail to consume enough food to maintain their regenerative metabolism.

Tyrannosaur Tissoplastic Strain
Tyrannosaur Tissoplastic Strain

Tissoplastic: This strain will allow camouflage capabilities, changing quill patterns to blend in with the environment. With the ability to use quills as traps and tracking utilities, and an acidic bile which can eventually eat through the strongest of defenses, the best of carnivores can move unseen.

Tyrannosaur Neurotenic Strain
Tyrannosaur Neurotenic Strain
 Neurotenic: This strain will give the dinosaur hyper-intelligence and further systemic capacity. A leading mutation, players gain the ability to hear human conversation, disable electrical equipment with an EMP, project a telekentic shield, and lead cross-species packs.


 But, why wouldn't you just play as a dinosaur and forget about the humans? Playing as a human will have it's own strengths. For example, play as the Ranger faction and create your own pack of vicious raptors.

Ranger concept with dinosaur companions
Ranger concept with dinosaur companions

 The game will be moddable through Steam Workshop integration allowing players to create their own game modes. Fans of dinosaur games will finally be able to create the dinosaur game they’ve always dreamed of!

Development has been ongoing for over a year and we’re in the final stretch before having it at a state ready for public play. Development streams are regularly available on Twitch:

Once Valve approves our early tech demo, it will be up on Steam for everyone to play before deciding if they want to donate their money. Remember, the demo is an unoptimised, pre-alpha work in progress and does not represent the final game. We will be updating the demo throughout the duration of the Kickstarter campaign.

So tune in throughout the Kickstarter to see what’s being worked on today!

We've plucked some of the best talent from around the indie scene. Matt Cassells (creator of the Breaking Point mod for Arma III) is doing our C++ and Network programming, the incredibly talented Rodrigo Vega (The Stomping Land) as our concept artist, Phillip "Windebieste" Wlodarczyk (level designer of Primal Carnage and experienced modder of AvP2) is designing the world of The Isle, Lee "GovernorOstrich" Fisk (UI designer of The Stomping Land) is creating our UI, Bryan Phillips (animator of Saurian) is doing the animations in The Isle and many other talented individuals have joined to create this squad based open world shooter.

Work with a team on one of three factions to control and defend strategic territories across The Isle or play as a dinosaur, organize hunting parties and claim the island for the beasts of the land! Watch out for rogue players whose actions can't be predicted. How will you play?

The Isle is already in development and a free playable demo (single player) will be available soon.

But we need your help to turn this into the quality game we know it can be. Our goal of $50,000 will secure the hiring of the talented and qualified individuals needed to make this game a reality.

As well as provide the Dedicated Servers needed to make this an enjoyable user experience.

Kickstarter Build For Backers on Steam

Approximately 7-10 business days after Kickstarter ends backers will be given a Steam key to access a special Kickstarter Build. This build will be independent of the free demo and updated leading up to the Early Access release.

The official Kickstarter backer T-shirt features art by Rodrigo Vega. The design is not finalized but will be printed on American Apparel T-Shirt.

Community Voted Skins!

For each tier of Kickstarter Backer skins the community will get to vote on which skin they want. You can even submit your own skin ideas for community consideration.


The $2,500 Model Overhaul!

Just to clarify this allows you to tell us to take (for example) our existing Raptor model and overhaul that model to be a different sort of raptor model. This does not allow you to play a raptor model as a dog or a hover squid.

However you choose the model will be created in the art styling of The Isle. 


The Season Pass!

The Isle has been in development for over a year and we plan to continue that development into the foreseeable future. Part of that future are expansions to the game. Note: to Not purchasing or having access to these expansions will not restrict your experience from playing with other players who do have the content.


Become a Part of The Isle's Story

The Isle features a non-linear narrative told strictly through the environment. Hidden locations and ancient artifacts will be dynamically created revealing the how and why of The Isle.

Players who donate at this tier will get to have their names (or nick names) included in this story

Risks and challenges

There are a number of risks and challenges that arise during game development and fixing one bug may lead to creating three more. Problems will come up - it’s a matter of when rather than if. However, we have already taken measures to get past these difficulties as the present themselves – hiring the best and most experienced people we can get. We have already hired Matt ‘Deathlyrage’ Cassells, who is the lead programmer for the hit Arma III mod, Breaking Point. He is a very skilled programmer and is writing our C++ code, as well as our .NET code.

We are always on the look-out to pick up skilled programmers and level designers to bring a better game to our community, faster.

When it comes to these obstacles, there is always a chance that we may get temporarily stumped. When this happens we will spend the time to make sure it gets fixed. With that being said, if we feel we are not fixing a bug/glitch in a timely manner, we will be the first to let it be known.

Our team has worked on other released titles and understand how much commitment is required to successfully accomplish the challenge of completing a project such as this.

It is important to us to keep our community up-to-date with our progress. We are planning to read every post in our forums and on our Steam page; post news and announcements; and have regular developer streams to show our progress and answer any questions.

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    Thank you for your support!

    Your donation will grant you
    • A single digital copy of The Isle for Steam

    • A custom forum badge to display on our forums at http://findtheisle.com/forum/ to show everyone that you were an early adopter of The Isle

    • Community Vote for Tier 1 Kickstarter Backer custom skin

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Thank you for your support!

    Your donation will grant you
    • Two (2) digital copies of The Isle for Steam

    • A custom forum badge to display on our forums at http://findtheisle.com/forum/ to show everyone that you were an early adopter of The Isle

    • A Digital PDF Art book featuring art from our concept artist, Rodrigo Vega

    • Community Vote for Tier 1 Kickstarter Backer custom skin

    • Access to private backers only forum where you will receive exclusive screenshots and will be the first to learn of developments.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Thank you for your support!

    Your donation will grant you
    •Three (3) digital copies of The Isle for Steam

    • A custom forum badge to display on our forums at http://findtheisle.com/forum/ to show everyone that you were an early adopter of The Isle

    • Digital PDF Art book featuring art from our concept artist, Rodrigo Vega

    • Official Kickstarter The Isle T-Shirt

    • Community Vote for Tier 2 Kickstarter Backer custom skin, custom sound and custom vehicle skin

    • Access to private backers only forum where you will receive exclusive screenshots and will be the first to learn of developments.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Thank you for your support!

    Your donation will grant you
    • Four (4) digital copies of The Isle for Steam

    • A custom forum badge to display on our forums at http://findtheisle.com/forum/ to show everyone that you were an early adopter of The Isle

    • Digital PDF Art book featuring art from our concept artist, Rodrigo Vega

    • Official Kickstarter The Isle T-Shirt

    • Compy Companion Pet

    • Season Access to The Isle where you will receive all future DLC’s & content

    • Community Vote for Tier 2 Kickstarter Backer custom skin, custom sound and custom vehicle skin

    • Access to private backers only forum where you will receive exclusive screenshots and will be the first to learn of developments.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Thank you for your support!

    Your donation will grant you
    • Five (5) digital copies of The Isle for Steam

    • A custom forum badge to display on our forums at http://findtheisle.com/forum/ to show everyone that you were an early adopter of The Isle

    • Digital PDF Art book featuring art from our concept artist, Rodrigo Vega

    • Official Kickstarter The Isle T-Shirt

    • Community Vote for Tier 3 Kickstarter Backer custom skin, custom sound, custom vehicle skin and have a dinosaur model edited

    • Access to private backers only forum where you will receive exclusive screenshots and will be the first to learn of developments.

    • Compy Companion Pet

    • Season Access to The Isle where you will receive all future DLC’s & content

    • Our sound engineer (also the narrator of our Kickstarter trailer) will read a full paragraph of your choice and record it for you. It can be whatever you want it to be (up to 400 words.)

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Thank you for your support!

    Your donation will grant you
    • Ten (10) digital copies of The Isle for Steam

    • A custom forum badge to display on our forums at http://findtheisle.com/forum/ to show everyone that you were an early adopter of The Isle

    • Digital PDF Art book featuring art from our concept artist, Rodrigo Vega

    • Official Kickstarter The Isle T-Shirt

    • Community Vote for Tier 3 Kickstarter Backer custom skin, custom sound, custom vehicle skin and have a dinosaur model edited

    • Access to private backers only forum where you will receive exclusive screenshots and will be the first to learn of developments.

    • Compy Companion Pet

    • Season Access to The Isle where you will receive all future DLC’s & content

    • Become a part of The Isle’s story and have your name (or nickname) included in The Isle’s back story

    • Have one of our dinosaur models overhauled just for you! Maybe you have a favorite movie from the 90's featuring dinosaurs that you'd like to reference. Or a different genus of the same species. The overhaul will be done in a style to suit The Isle's art direction. The skin will be purely cosmetic but only you will rock it!

    • Our sound engineer (also the narrator of our Kickstarter trailer) will read a full paragraph of your choice and record it for you. It can be whatever you want it to be (up to 400 words.)

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