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What is Ardanus?
Want to join a fierce battle in a mystical world where magic-infused cards are used to clash against other cardmasters? Hundreds of character cards, special upgrade cards, special attack/defence cards and countless combinations all allow for a unique gameplay experience. Explore an expansive map to defeat enemies and prove yourself a legendary cardmaster of Ardanus!
Looking for an online action card game that takes this genre to a whole new level, incorporating some of the best gaming elements within it already? Love games that feature fantasy knights, dragons, mystical beings and other creatures? Wish there was a game like this that would allow for continuous and long-term play, with constant updates, new features, new cards and maps to explore?
Our goal is to create an action-packed online card game with a memorable and intuitive gameplay experience! Check out the full description of Ardanus and check out our artwork for a preview of what's in store!
The game will incorporate elements of both PVP and PVE.
Here's how the story goes based on a manuscript directly from Ardanus itself, which we saved from a raging fire dragon (we've been there already on an adventure, do you want to visit?):
The Gameplay & Special Features
Ardanus is not just another online card game! Our goal is to combine the best gameplay elements that have ever been introduced so far in order to create a memorable gameplay experience!
Enhanced Multiplayer Mode - Clash with anyone around the world, anywhere and any time! Card battles can be fought in Group Mode - form teams and fight major battles with no restrictions on the number of participants. Or face off against each other in a single battle.
Quest Mode - Journey across the map and interact with characters, clash off against opponents, visit the Towers and defeat all the bosses.
Knight Artifacts - Equip your Knight with numerous upgrades and special abilities/powers that will give you an advantage over opponents. Earn experience and gold during Quest Mode or during Multiplayer battles which you can use to buy upgrades.
Power Grades - Each card and artifact features a grading system that determines the overall strength or defence capabilities of the Knight or main playing card used).
Soul Cards - Collect cards which summons the souls of countless of mystical creatures native to Ardanus and use them to fight against the evil forces plaguing the land.
Chat Mode - Explore Ardanus while chatting up with your buddies to meet in certain areas or while battling it out at the Coliseum!
Bazaar - Sell cards with anyone in the game! Exchange cards freely at the main market of Ardanus.
And much much more!!
Explore the map to find hidden cards or visit the Coliseum to face off against the Warlords of Ardanus. Collect new cards as prizes as you progress across the map or clash with multiple opponents! At the arena you will have the option to clash with your friends directly in multiplayer mode!
Ardanus is all based on the elemental system, which works according to the description taken directly from a local scribe:
The Quest Mode
The 5 Tower Keys can be conquered once the player wins them in the Coliseum, facing multiple opponents and levels. Once a particular Tower Key is acquired, the player will be able to access each tower level in the game map in order to face off against the main boss.
Each tower will feature the ability to acquire new cards and artifacts which will allow you to further hone your powers against newer, stronger enemies and opponents.
1. Tower of Terra 2. Tower of Aquos 3. Tower of Ignis 4. Tower of Ventus 5. Tower of Ilusia
Collect all the Tower Keys, Demons to gain access to the Castle of Power and face-off against the Evil Force!
In the world of Ardanus, you will be able to choose from 10 different characters that best suite your preference. As part of one reward we are offering, we will incorporate one main game character based on your preferences! Check out our rewards!
In the beginning of the game, the player will be able to choose a main character and upgrade their defence, attack and other special abilities with special cards. Each card will also have their own grade, with Normal (N) being the weakest addition to an Knight's capabilities and the Unique (U) grade being the most powerful equipment cards.
The main equipment items for each knight will be divided into the following:
The decorative items that will be available will include:
1 - Jewellery 2 - Ear Jewellery 3 - Rings
Plus a wide range of other special items and upgrades!
English - Default language on all planned game platforms The Platforms
$30,000 - Online Multiplayer Browser-based; non-Flash based (Languages: English - Browsers: IE 10 and up, Chrome, Firebox, Safari, Opera) created using PHP, HTML, Java, Canvas
$85,000 - Android and iOS (Languages: English, German, French)
$95,000 - Released in the following languages: Spanish, Russian
$150,000 - PC & Mac Versions
Our team is composed of 4 motivated individuals* passionate about gaming! Each individual is responsible for certain parts of the project and has experience in that particular area in real life.
We are 4 individuals* with an idea and the necessary experience to realize Ardanus and deliver our promised rewards to our dedicated backers! We want to make your support for us worthwhile! We hope that with your help we can make this game a reality and deliver a breath of fresh air into the genre of online card gaming!
Our company is registered officially in Canada as Silver Snake Solutions Inc. and we are based from Mississauga, Ontario. If you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to email us at email@example.com regarding the project or send us a message directly via Kickstarter. We will usually respond within less than 24 hours to your inquiry!
*Our fifth member, Inaki, will only be contributing certain musical compositions to the project but not a full-time contributor.
Here's a quick look at what our team looks like:
Ivan - Is a UofT graduate with experience in Customer Relation Management, Business Development and is the founder of Silver Snake Solutions Inc., an officially registered company based in Ontario, Canada, providing custom websites and applications.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, he is the one who will be answering any questions directly or responding here on Kickstarter. Feel free to shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime! Any and all reasonable inquiries (along with constructive and reasonably founded criticism) are welcome!
Ivan will be in charge of the storyline, all texts, gameplay elements, project administration, quality assurance testing, financial management and coffee machine tuneups. Loves his husky and listening to vinyl records.
Favourite games: Magic: The Gathering, Sword & Sworcery, Braid, Legend of Zelda (all games in the series), Chrono Trigger, Metroid Prime
Gustavo is a talented artist from Chile, who is working with us on this project to supply us with the artwork we need to bring our idea visually into life! Without Gustavo, we would not have the beautiful artwork that will be featured on our cards and during gameplay! Gustavo will be leading all the artwork, in game design, graphical elements that will illustrate the entire world of Ardanus!
Eugene (HCT Production) is an adept sound mixer who will be setting the mood of the game with his unique tracks! If you want to listen to a demo of his debut rap album, message us!
HCT Production will be contributing the soundtrack, in-game music, sound effects, mixing, mastering and recording. Eugene is an aspiring rap artist and music producer that aims to provide solid music and sound support for our project! We are glad to have him aboard the project!
Inaki is a talented Producer and DJ who will be contributing to our soundtrack and musical production. Based out of Spain, Inaki has already gained widespread recognition. Check out more of his work on SoundCloud. We are glad to have him contributing to the project!***Top 50 On Beatport***
***Winner of Sirensceol - Nightmare Ft. Sean Dee Remix Competition***
Originally, the inspiration to create Ardanus came from Constantine and Ivan who longed for an online game that would implement the best features from existing games. Both fans of Magic: The Gathering and even the Pokemon Trading Card Game, the main duo behind this project have extensive experience in the IT sphere and are fans of retro/indie games.
Many great and unique games been launched and successfully funded on Kickstarter, and our goal is to be one of them with your support!
Kickstarter offers us the ability to offer a wide range of rewards for our backers because we want to reach out to those who invest in our idea. We perfectly understand that people want to know that they will receive a slew of benefit if they help us achieve our goal and Kickstarter is the perfect platform for it. We also are receptive to the "all-or-nothing" funding scheme because unless we reach a certain sum, development cannot begin.
We want the game to be playable long-term and to constantly be expanding in scope. Our plan is also to continue to support and develop the game with more maps, cards, levels and heros if successfully funded!
Reach out to us with any comments, questions or concerns at email@example.com with a direct message to Ivan, with the subject of "Ardanus: Kickstart Project Inquiry" or message us directly here on Kickstarter!
Risks and challenges
Ardanus will take about 6 months to fully develop and this includes:
- Drawing all graphical elements and card artwork (hundreds of high quality card images)
- Coding the game using PHP, HTML, Java, Canvas and integrating the story, artwork and sound
- Outlining the game logic and rules
- Integrating the gameplay engine
- Testing the game (with the help of our backers)
- Multiple coffee breaks and long work hours
We are a dedicated team that has the ability to work to realize this game, aiming to invest our time and energy to create a streamlined gameplay experience for our backers!
We have chosen 6 months as a MAXIMUM timeframe to avoid any potential setbacks. Although there might be unexpected delays and unforeseen difficulties (we are all human), we are dedicated to finishing and delivering the promised rewards and game. Both our financial and social reputations are at stake here on Kickstarter and we do not wish to disappoint anyone!
Once again, if anyone has any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message directly here on Kickstarter!
Receive 2 exclusive wallpapers digitally signed for each backer directly from our team! Your name in the credits as a "Backer"! Receive 10 rare cards to use in the beginning of the game! Receive 3 Good Hero equipment items.
1 pack of printed collector cards from the game - 6 cards included PLUS a special collector's album with the game logo! 10 rare cards, 5 legendary and 1 unique card to use in the beginning of the game!
2 packs of printed collector cards from the game - 6 cards included in each pack! PLUS the special collector's album and a game POSTER (61 x 91.4 cm)! PLUS 1 unique card and 3 rare Hero equipment items to use in the beginning of the game!
Receive all of the above and be mentioned in the title credits as our "Exclusive Sponsor" and receive a special badge in the game. PLUS a full set of rare Hero equipment items to use in the beginning of the game! Receive 3 packs of collector cards! PLUS play the BETA version of the game!
Receive all of the above rewards mentioned PLUS your Hero will have 5 unique cards and full set of rare Hero equipment items to use in the beginning of the game. PLUS a custom printed t-shirt from the world of Ardanus! PLUS 4 packs of collector cards! Plus 3 Legendary Hero equipment items! PLUS play the BETA version of the game!
Receive all of the above rewards mentioned PLUS your Hero will have 5 unique cards and a full set of legendary Hero equipment items to use in the beginning of the game. PLUS 5 packs of collector cards! Play the alpha-version of the game!
Receive all of the above rewards mentioned PLUS your Hero will have 5 unique cards and 3 Unique Hero equipment items to use in the beginning of the game. PLUS 6 packs of collector cards! Play the alpha-version of the game!
Receive all of the above rewards PLUS be able to access and play the alpha-version of the game prior to launch. Receive 5 unique cards and complete unique set of Hero equipment items. PLUS 7 packs of collector cards! PLUS we design a Hero avatar especially for you!
Receive all of the above rewards PLUS be able to access and play the alpha-version of the game prior to launch. PLUS all rare cards! PLUS complete set of unique games cards! COMPLETE printed collector's card deck! Custom Hero avatar design based on you!