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Cure ArnaudBy Cure Arnaud
First created
Cure ArnaudBy Cure Arnaud
First created
€131
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 7 2018 1:32 AM UTC +00:00

About

Norman's Demo
Norman's Demo

Memories: This is where it all began.

Yes I remember 1977: it was a very hot summer. I met him once on the street between West 4th and Hudson Street in the City. He was there standing up in front of his car, a Citroen 2cv, the one very popular in Europe. I recall its engine was burning up so I stopped there to try to help him. He looked up at me with a smile and asked “Do you have some water please? It’s for my car - she is thirsty”. Well to make a long story short I came back with one gallon of fresh spring water from the deli. Then we sat down a while on the stairs and we started to talk. I must say there is no reason for you to believe me but what he told me struck me forever. He said that he was from the future, the year 2088, and he had been searching for someone for a very long time. At first I looked at him like he was nuts but then he showed me a strange looking, very flat device. He told me about things that will happen in the near future. You could feel the man was different from us by the way he spoke, the way he was dressed and the vocabulary he used. He was from another time. He was nice and polite. Then he left and I never saw him again but I still have this picture. He gave it to me the same day and I have kept it with me all these years. You can see him clearly in France in 1967 by the restaurant on rue Gabrielle in Paris. I can tell you that everything he said about the future very well happened. I think he was involved in some kind of government investigation! To this day I am not sure.

The Story at Present Day

The Year is 2088, oil and gas production as we know it has come to an end, pollution has increased, 10 billions people live on earth of whom 45 percent are starving and lack clean water. Governments all over the world have collapsed. Biodiversity has diminished more than 50 percent. Fresh food is only available in small quantities, only processed foods are available for the richest countries, and the oxygen we breath has become taxable. The end of our society is near. Norman, from Brooklyn, gets by as a private detective. He is happy that his job is financially rewarding but he admits to himself his daily boredom as not much goes on in this small business. He is surviving thanks to his customers and is nevertheless grateful for that; however, one morning he gets a strange delivery package….

“At mid-morning about 8:30 in October of 2088 in Brooklyn, someone knocked on the door in my office. It was an express delivery. The package was addressed to me. I found a letter and a strange device inside too”.

The message said: “Dear Mr. Norman, my name is Dr. Smith, I do not have much time, so please, you have to listen carefully: In 1967, Igor Popov, a physicist and cosmologist and dear friend of mine, disappeared without a trace in Paris. He was a double agent at the time and worked for the British government. He was in possession of top secret documents which could have changed our history. Enclosed you will find in this package two things. First, a device which will scan any worm holes in the area where you are standing. It will let you travel through time and space with precision but use it with caution as it is quite dangerous! The holes are not predictable and they open and close fast. Finally, you will find a magazine, National Geographic, from 1973, where you can clearly see Dr. Popov walking amongst the crowd in the streets of Valparaiso, Chile. I think you should look first for him there, but you MUST find him…”

After this message, Norman’s life would change forever. Numerous warrants were issued against him, he was being chased by the government and things started to spiral out of control. Now Norman did not have too many choices: either he surrendered to the authorities or used the Smith device and jumped into any worm hole he could find. Well, he did just that and became the first ever person to jump into the future.

Lost in the spiral of space and time, Norman would become for the few people he met just an illusion of the past. Norman would change without knowing the consequences of the future forever.

The Game Play.

The Game Play: It's a 2d story side scrolling point and click kind of game: Sci-Fi, adventure, espionage and mystery. It's the must. Norman is a detective. You're going to help him try to find the clues of the mystery scientist who vanished in Paris. Norman will meet with plenty of characters to interact with and make friends too. Some will get older through time. You will get a lot of dialogue with humor. In fact the logic of the game is based on dialogue and interaction with objects to resolve problems. With Norman you will travel through France, in South and North America, London, Paris and New York City where he lives. You will feel like you are in the middle of an interactive world where the past and the future will be linked together, with a lot of fun and beautiful scenes hand painted by the artist. There will be a lot of background sounds, noises and animations, animated objects and characters to enjoy the game play experience. Created from the ground up, this game’s originality is unique in so many ways. All of the animations start from the heart of the creator. The process? Pencils on paper, sketches, animation of characters and finally the color palette, incorporation in the scene with c#. This adventure will be exciting and fabulous to play as well as practical as it will be compatible with different platforms including Mac, PC, iOS and Android.

Where are We at…?

There is a lot to do yet but we have the main characters: Norman, Dr. Smith, Monsieur Bertrand, the kid, George the Robot and the mystery man, Dr. Popov . This last character will not be exposed yet, and of course a lot more will be added along the making of the story. What remains to be done? We have to find a composer to create great songs and who will contribute to the excellent sound effects in the Game. We may have to get an additional programmer for special effects. Furthermore, we must continue to work on the background scenes, animations and of course programming. You may be wondering: “What are the responsibilities of the Project’s team? Who does what?” The animations and background, inventory, characters and objects and even some of the script will for the most part be handled by the game’s Designer, Arnaud Cure. The Art Director, or Manager of the project, Alexandra Arias, will have numerous responsibilities: finding pros in the game industry such as translators, programmers and musicians and overseeing staff. She will also supervise the development of the game, ensuring that deadlines are respected, etc. As a result of her high-spirited and business-minded ways, networking is nothing foreign to Alejandra. Lastly, the Translator Maria Loreto, will take care of translations and speech corrections. As a final point, with your much appreciated help, the making of the Game will go much faster by enabling us to hire more people to work together to bring to life this amazing concept. You, the Investor, have a key role in the project’s success.

Arnaud Cure: The creator and his associates.

Born in Paris, in his twenties he became a graphic designer and visual artist. The computer came around and soon enough he created his first business as a freelance graphic artist (Visio) in France in 1996. Then he went to work in New York City in 1998 where he worked as a graphic designer. Arnaud is no stranger to the games industry. He became a game developer in 2009 when he started to publish many small apps for Apple and Android such as one of the first classics, the labyrinth-classic-2. The Norman Project is 20 years of experience put together and for Arnaud this project is going to be his next most important creation. Currently he lives with his family in Chile and work half of the time in France in this industry for various clients.

Alejandra Arias: The Art Director.

Born in Valparaiso, Chile in 1978 and having lived there until 2001, Alejandra’s interest in the Arts can be seen through her education and actions. An example of the latter is her participation in 1992 in the Workshop of Light conducted by Héctor Ríos. From 1996 to 1998 she attended INCACEA – Professional Institute of Sciences and Arts - located at Venue Viña del Mar; here she worked in the fields of Advertising and Photography. From 1997 to 1998 she attended the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where she obtained a Diploma in Cinema Theory and Criticism. Alejandra was always active in the field of Visual Arts and in 2001 she moved to New York City and lived in the U.S. until 2010. During this time she and Arnaud met and collaborated on numerous projects and the two fell in love. Since her move back to Chile she has participated in several independent projects and has collaborated with Arnaud in various audiovisual projects, among them the video games of CureGames. She will be an important element in the development of the Norman Project thanks to her overall acute artistic qualities.

Maria Loreto A Salgado: The mighty Translator.

Born in Viña del Mar, Chile, 1983. Psychologist from ARCIS University, Master in Psychology, Mention Community Psychology from the University of Chile, and Master in Visual Anthropology, Documentary Mention from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Since 2009 until today, she has dedicated herself to social research and intervention, carrying out various studies with migrant communities in Chile and Perú, this experience led her to create SurOeste Consultores, a platform that together with other professionals are dedicated to psychological studies, social and anthropological and work with residents on issues of identity, intangible heritage and memory. He is currently conducting research on midwifery in rural areas in the Andes, a study that will be recorded through the audiovisual record.She will be responsible for the psychology of the game an the translation English in to Spanish.

Why Kickstarter?

To be honest with you,  a years ago I did not know anything about this wonderful website. As a developer, getting the budget to finance any kind of project can be very challenging and time consuming. Then by chance I found Kickstarter. I did not know that such a website could exist. People and believers like you can really make all the difference to help passionate Independent video game development to fulfill their dream and bring their project to life. I do not claim to know the secret to success but this I do know: the extent to which I value hard work, my never-ending perseverance and attachment to this Project and my passion for the arts and creative skills are certainly most of the ingredients required in order that The Story of Norman be shared by everyone worldwide. The remaining key ingredient necessary to complete this recipe for success is your investment. I urge you to share in my success and become part of The Story of Norman. Don’t just invest. Include yourself in what may be a worldwide success story! After all, in The Story of Norman, anything is possible!...

The Rewards: Nobody will be left behind.

Pledge US €5 and get a warm hug from us, our eternal Thanks, wallpaper and your name in credits.

Pledge US €15 and get a full copy of Norman (DRM free) plus free updates with your unique key to get your Mac, PC or Linux standalone to download through (itch.io) website, or a Steam CD key. Estimated delivery, (September 2019) Includes previous rewards.

Pledge US €20 or more and get the digital soundtrack. Includes previous rewards.

Pledge €30 get a unique preface (.pdf) of the story of its profound secret with illustrations the first week the game is published. Includes Full Copy of Norman, Pdf drawings and Story.

Pledge US €35 and Get your Special Handmade polished Metal Norman’s Hat Numbered Key-ring Size: (6x4cm) x (3mm). Estimated delivery, (December 2019). International shipping will take up to 25 days or more depending of the country. Includes previous rewards.

Pledge US €35 and Get your Norman’s t-shirt size: ( S, L, XL, XXL ) black or white: Estimated delivery (January 2019), International shipping will take up to 25 days or more Depending on the country. Includes previous rewards. Key-ring Not Included.

Pledge US €41 and get a high quality A2 poster colored (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 in), signed and numbered by the Artist. Estimated delivery (January 2019) International shipping will take up to 25 days or more Depending on the country. Includes previous rewards. Key-ring Not Included.

Pledge US €53 You are the Alpha, Beta tester, you will be able to download the progress of the game monthly, gave us some tips and ideas too, and help us to make a better game play, and you will be rewarded in the credits as the Alpha, Beta tester. Includes previous rewards.

Pledge US €140 and get a Norman t-shirt plus a high quality A2 poster colored, signed and numbered by the Artist. Also get Norman’s personal USB Memory Stick limited edition with Certificate of Authenticity, in addition to original Digital drawings and extra high-quality soundtracks in the memory stick. Moreover, a special Handmade polished Metal Norman’s Hat Numbered Keyring will be your companion forever, while keeping your keys safe. lncludes previous rewards.

Pledge €240 and get your character look alike in the game. Includes previous rewards.

Pledge €500 and get your character look alike actually talking with Norman and becoming involved in the story. Includes previous rewards.

€20,000 the Norman's Project is funded and will be in English. Yup! however, we really need more help here. Yes! we can do it!

€35,000 the Platform iOS Android is on its way. Nooo Way!

€58,000 will finance the full audio voices. English, Spanish and French.Wow! this is it!

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Risks and Challenges.

We strongly support our backers in our campaign. Risks and Challenges is a form of contract of trust between us and our backers. Once the project is launched there is no turning back - we will deliver in full our project. Our objective and responsibility is to assist as much as we can all of our backers from day one and make sure that everyone is happy with everything. This includes good communication, properly dealing with ITEMS, shipping and delivery, etc. The risks are just a limit to our budget and vice-versa. Our challenges are to make sure that all deadlines will be respected as promised, to answer all questions concerning our rewards and to provide as much detail of our progress as possible. The journey will not be without risks and challenges as making an exacting game is quite difficult and challenging, yet exciting and very rewarding when the journey has reached its end and the game is completed. Risk is essential, there is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try to share with other?

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    • Download Full copy of Norman.
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