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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 11 2016
CA$ 235
pledged of CA$ 25,000pledged of CA$ 25,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 11 2016

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 The video above is a short walk-through of part of the dungeon work in progress to show some of the features the game will include and to give you a glimpse of and feel for the atmosphere of the dungeons in Bask & Shadow. It is a dark and dirty world beneath the broken city--perfect for a dungeon crawl!

Bask & Shadow 

 A first person, single-player adventure where Sword and Sorcery meets Steampunk: based in a twisted city and the dark depths below. Crawl through multi-levelled dungeons riddled with tricks and traps, where exploration and route planning skills are as important as fighting. Difficult challenges await you in the city and dungeons as you encounter unique hordes, motley crews, legions, lieutenants and bosses . This is not a hoarders paradise. The treasures are unique to the quest. 

The Story

Your are a young traveler enlisted for a job from afar, who meets with misfortune when mugged in the twisted streets of Thanedol. Stripped of all items of value, your body has been tossed down a used cistern, left for dead and unnoticed in the shadows. Alone and unarmed you must survive the darkness below the broken city as your journey takes you deeper and deeper. And so it begins…

Screenshot of part of level 1
Screenshot of part of level 1

Type of Game – Adventure/Dungeon Crawl

  • Not a new genre survivor-style game
  • Heroic game story with no evil ending
  • Game balance priority for well-developed story and adventure
  • Single-player, not sandbox
  • No DLCs or expansions will be added
  • Will receive full game with nothing else to buy
  • First-Person Adventure combines sword and gun (special) combat, but not a backwards shooting or sniper game

 Style – Sword and Sorcery (Swordcery) meets Steampunk 

  • dark, dank and seedy dungeons below, richly designed
  • broken city above with additional encounters
Wizards - unpainted
Wizards - unpainted
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The Black Goat - unpainted

 Characters – Traditional character class development

  •  Minimum of 3 main character classes to choose from, with possibility of more combined
  • Skill points awarded at end of each level (some levels will also have bonus points hidden within)
  • Class specific treasures will be rewarded to the correct class and level of player
  • Enemies are bipedal
  • Unique Bosses and Lieutenants
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Menagerie - unpainted

Combat – Combat is dangerous combat choices for each class

  • Combat choices for each class
  • Swords and guns (with a steampunk twist)
  • Not hack and slash
  • Not all situations require combat, some rely more on wit and route planning, while others definitely require fighting
  • Experience points are not based on kills

Level Design – Multi-designs and plans

  • Some levels are a straightforward A to B to C and out design
  • Other levels offer choices and will allow multiple routes to be explored
  • Levels are designed within the parameters of the story
  • Even with choices, this is not an open-ended game or world

 There is a beginning… and there is an end.

Soundtrack - all songs on the Bask & Shadow soundtrack are original pieces written, performed and recorded by Tim Dupuis, published by Lazy Deadman Studios Inc. All rights reserved.

Here are samples of some of the songs to be included.

 Dear Diary 

Dream Myself Awake

Below is a basic chart to show how funds will be used and what is needed to complete the game. If we raise more than our goal and reach stretch goals, the additional funds would go towards realizing those goals with costs and support and would also increase amounts required for fees, taxes, rewards and support.

Basic Budget
Basic Budget

Risks and challenges

As an Indie studio, we understand why you might ask why should you back us and why should you trust us to complete and deliver the game as promised if we are successfully funded. You may also be questioning why, compared to many other campaigns, we seem to be asking for a low amount and how can we possibly finish with that kind of funding. All very valid questions.

For the past 5 years we have been working on designing and creating all elements of the game from textures, to models, animation, buildings, and dungeons. Story development and level planning have been ongoing. This has been done through extreme bootstrapping and full-time dedication, both of which will continue to ensure completion of the game. We hope you can see from the images and videos how much has been accomplished and understand that we are ready to begin the final stages.
We are wholly committed to completing and delivering the game, but cannot do it without your support, backing and willingness to be a part of helping this get done.
The main portions of funds are for licensing, fees, vocal talent and professional testers and support.

Could we do more if we raise more than our funding goal?
Of course, but with elements beyond the main game.
We will have stretch goals, but they will be for things beyond the main game such as bringing the game to consoles and providing translation to several languages.

Do we know what we've gotten into and will we realistically be able to complete and deliver the game? Yes, years of learning, research and work have already gone into this and we are prepared for anything (barring being struck by lightning) that might come up. We are also fully prepared to maintain transparency and ongoing communications. We value your support, but also appreciate your willingness to be a part of this and encourage your feedback, insights, suggestions and questions.
We believe, that with your participation and support, we can prove that Indies are not only viable, but worth backing for success. If not an Indie, who else would bring you a classic dungeon crawl!

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    + Bask & Shadow digital artwork, signed by artist!
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    + Bask & Shadow digital artwork, signed by artist!
    + Help name a character (approval per developers discretion) and receive a special print of character, named and signed

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    #10 - Be Fascinated or Pop!
    You get 3 copies of the game, Bask & Shadow
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    + a Lazy Deadman T-shirt
    + Bask & Shadow digital artwork, signed by artist!
    + Help name a character (approval per developers discretion) and receive a special print of character, named and signed
    + 1 of a kind Steampunk fascinator OR 1 of a kind Lazy Deadman Pop Vinyl character

    You will also receive our thanks, have your name (or nickname-developer's discretion) added to the crypt wall, a digital game poster and we will send you project news and updates.
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    #11 - On Top of it All
    You get 5 copies of the game, Bask & Shadow
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    + a Lazy Deadman T-shirt
    + Bask & Shadow digital artwork, signed by artist!
    + Help name a Boss (approval per developers discretion) and receive a special print of character, named and signed
    + A Special Handmade 1 of a Kind Steampunk-style Top hat!
    + Your name will be listed in the game credits under special listing for top tier backers

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    The Ultimate
    You get 10 copies of the game, Bask & Shadow
    + Digital Original Soundtrack
    + a special Bask & Shadow Boss T-shirt (your Boss), limited edition
    + a Lazy Deadman T-shirt
    + Special Bask & Shadow Hoodie
    + 3 Bask & Shadow digital artworks, signed by artist + printed, numbered and signed editions!
    + Help name a Boss (approval per developers discretion) and receive a special print of character, named and signed
    + 1 original artwork
    + 1 Handmade leather journal
    + Digital book of game artwork
    + 1 of a kind Steampunk fascinator OR 1 of a kind Lazy Deadman Pop Vinyl character
    + A Special Handmade 1 of a Kind Steampunk-style Top hat!
    + Your name will be listed in the game credits under special listing for top tier backers

    You will also receive our thanks, have your name (or nickname-developer's discretion) added to the crypt wall, a digital game poster and we will send you project news and updates.
    Game will be via Steam Key.
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Funding period

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