Awaken: Dawn of Freedom
Awaken: Dawn of Freedom
Join us on a breathtaking adventure through the Fortress of Hell and an epic battle for the salvation of humanity!
Join us on a breathtaking adventure through the Fortress of Hell and an epic battle for the salvation of humanity! Read more
Two thousand years ago a man traveled the countryside teaching and healing. His passion and love was felt throughout the region. Thousands flocked around to listen to this shepherd's words of hope and life, but greed and jealousy stirred in the hearts of the religious leaders. Their eyes blinded by hatred they rioted to have Pontius Pilate sentenced him to torture and death. Men poured around this innocent man taunting, beating and torturing him, but throughout this cruelty he knew God had a plan. For all of this was foretold in ancient text and God DID have a plan! Mounted to the cross, ridiculed and mocked, the words of another man tortured and crucified next to him began a journey that this criminal could not have predicted. "I deserve my punishment, but this man is innocent! Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!". At his last breath what many thought was the end was only the beginning of act two.
As the Apostles' Creed tells us Jesus descends to the dead and it is here Awaken: Dawn of Freedom begins. You play as the Thief sentenced to death next to Jesus. You awaken in the Fortress of Hell to be tortured for the rest of eternity, but God's plan has an alternative outcome. Experience a story like no other! A walk with Jesus so powerful it will pull you to the edge of your seat until the very end. Battle side by side with Jesus as you ascend through Hell and discover why these events came to pass. Discover the true importance of Easter and what salvation cost. Jesus, in life, taught us the greatest commandments that we should live by and in death his teachings will resonate through every step of your adventure through Hell!
Awaken: Dawn of Freedom is a third person action RPG featuring interactive combat, free running style movement, living equipment and much much more. As you ascend through Hell you will explore and solve puzzles to unlock artifacts and side stories that will help you on your adventure. Free prisoners and bolster the captive army to assist you in the fight for humanity.
On earth this criminal was despised for the path he had chosen. Captured and sentenced to death men thought they would rid the world of what they thought was "vile scum", but like most things there was more to this man's story. In death he found true forgiveness and his true purpose.
The fighting prowess of this thief was formidable on earth, but donning the full armor of God bestowed upon him by Jesus, he wields his twin blades and bow in a fluid dance of deadly precision for life.
"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil! For you are with me!" Psalm 23
At the beginning of Dawn of Freedom, Jesus arms you with the armor of God. As the armor forms around you it does not seem cold like earthly armor but warm and full of life. You hold your weapons as they too hum with a life force. You do not fully understand this sensation but donned with this equipment fear and uncertainty flee from your soul.
Combat styles vary from player to player and Awaken: Dawn of Freedom harnesses that fact and does not limit it. Living equipment learns and evolves in appearance and stats to your combat style. For example, if you fight at range with the bow then your gear will enhance bow damage and take on a more archer appearance. If you wade into battle head on then your gear will enhance melee damage and take on a more armored appearance. As you dodge, parry, counter, shoot, strike and use abilities your weapons and armor will evolve to make your dance of death unique and more precise.
The bow in the physical realm is deadly but, a bow bolstered by the light of Heaven is devastating. Utilize the bow to shoot a proximity arrow into the ground that distracts, stuns or damages enemies that get too close. Charge a shot that hits up to 5 enemies at once.
A thief uses the shadows to ambush his target. While in stealth step through the shadows behind your target dealing a great amount of damage. When you counter an enemies strike, target another enemy to throw your other blade to dispatch them.
Control of movement is paramount and I want the player to be able to utilize everything in the game to their advantage. The free running is designed to allow a fluid movement when fighting, escaping or exploring. There are very few limits as to where you can go which allows for a more custom gameplay. This accompanied with the combat can be a very deadly combination.
Army of Captives
As you complete quests to free prominent souls, you will send them on missions to free other prisoners to build up the army of captives. These prominent souls will gain experience and grow in strength as they complete the missions. While they are not on missions you can call on them to assist you in battle for a short period of time. These prominent souls are The Berzerker, The Archer, The Spearman and The Shield.
Cast from Heaven and stripped of their righteous powers their bodies eternally scorched for their betrayal these demons fight with the power they reap from the evil of the world. Dawn of Freedom's demons do not resemble your typical demon with horns, tails and grotesque features. They are a darker version of their holy brethren.
- Interactive combat
- Living equipment
- Combat specialties
- Breathtaking Environments
- Main campaign
- Side missions
Other Possible Features
As Dawn of Freedom is developing more ideas are put on the table. Here are some that may see their way into the game. Let us know which ones you like and ones you don't.
- Criminal: instead of only being allowed to play as a thief one idea is to allow the player to choose what type of criminal such as Thief (bow and twin blades), Brigand (1h weapon), Robber (imbued hand to hand) and Deserter (2h weapon).
For the last five years I have written the story that Awaken will follow. The Awaken: Dawn of Freedom is the first story of a trilogy with the final game being an MMORPG. So as you can see this is not a game to make a quick buck. This year's focus will be on asset creation and level mock-up starting character design and animation in fourth quarter. Game launch will be Easter 2021.
This is a very rigorous timeline which is very attainable with your support.
Thank you and I cannot wait to share in this adventure with you.
Let me know what you think about the Awaken: Dawn of Freedom project and any questions you may have. I am putting together a walk through video of the prison level so that will be available soon.
Is This a Game of Religion?!
I have been fielding many questions over the last few days and have received this one fairly frequently. Each individual that asks, though; has a different meaning. So let me try and clear it up.
Awaken: Dawn of Freedom IS a game about Jesus with an emotional and inspiring storyline. This IS NOT a game that is just for a religious group, this IS a game that any one will enjoy. This game DOES NOT judge or condemn or cram a religion down your throat. This game DOES have Jesus' teachings of forgiveness, love and salvation. This game WAS inspired by my faith.
Playing Awaken: Dawn of Freedom can however have side effects: Feelings of inspiration, feelings of importance, crying, laughing, a deep desire for the next game, feelings to reach out and tell everyone you know about the game, a strong desire to play more and feelings of hope. Should you have any of these side effects... Congratulations! You just played one of the most epic adventures in gaming. Let us know, post it on social media and get excited for game 2!
Risks and challenges
This project is already underway and will not stop being produced. Obviously $50K does not fully fund the project but grants the ability to contract artists and focus almost completely on production this year. The only challenge is getting complete funding of about $12M which may push our project timeline back.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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