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A paranormal casual adventure game from indie developer Anarchy Enterprises for PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
67 backers pledged $2,169 to help bring this project to life.

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“Ghost Encounters: Deadwood - The Collector’s Edition” is an exciting, casual adventure game where you play the role of an extraordinary paranormal detective who has an uncanny ability to see beyond the normal world and communicate with lost souls. You will travel to the ghost town of Deadwood where the spirit of the infamous outlaw Blackjack has been unleashed and he is killing off the townsfolk. Your paranormal talents will be required to communicate with his past victims and uncover the mysteries of Deadwood before more innocent lives are lost.

“Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” was originally released last year for the PC. Since then we have decided to remaster the game with an entirely new game engine allowing for faster performance, more special effects, and the ability to make mobile versions. But this is not a typical port to new platforms. We have gone back and reworked numerous areas of the game to make it an even better gameplay experience. We are adding: 

  • New game content and puzzles
  • Improved cinematics and special effects
  • Additional story elements
  • Introducing a new main character
  • Recording voice overs throughout
  • Adding a new hint system
  • Numerous other gameplay enhancements.

“Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” is a casual adventure game that includes over a dozen types of minigames and puzzles, including some hidden object games. The core gameplay mechanic of this new “Collector’s Edition” of the game is adventuring. We love old school adventure games, but casual adventure games are also a lot of fun and open the adventuring genre up to a wider audience. So rest assured that there is plenty adventuring to be had in the town of Deadwood!

“Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” will be available for a wide variety of platforms and devices including: 

  • PC
  • Mac
  • iOS (iPad & iPhone)
  • Android (Phones & Tablets)
  • Kindle Fire
  • Nook HD

Additionally, “Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” will be available in the following languages:

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Korean

The good news is we do not require additional funds to complete this game, but have brought this project to Kickstarter to help it succeed once complete. We are a very small indie developer who has mostly relied on publishers through the years to promote our games. Recently we have begun to branch out and start to distribute some of our games directly to the players. As you are probably aware, this is not an easy task. Finding an audience for our games is always the biggest challenge. We don’t have a marketing team, let alone a marketing budget. So we thought Kickstarter would be a great way to work directly with players and help us get the word out about “Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” and Anarchy Enterprises.

In addition, there are some things that can be done on Kickstarter that frankly would be hard to replicate through most other distribution models. The ability to bring the players into the development fold as well as the type of rewards we can offer makes for a unique development experience.

First off thank you for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter project. Anarchy Enterprises has been developing independent games for over a dozen years. Our first retail game Moon Tycoon came out way back in 2001, but we have not yet crowd-sourced a project. We are extremely excited to be able to work more closely with you – the people who actually play our games!

Sometimes game development feels like working behind closed doors. When working with a publisher, us developers can get isolated from the people that are most important to the game development process – the players. Game developers tend to have to deal with publishers, distributors, hardware techs, lawyers, corporate middlemen and a myriad of others that will never end up playing and enjoying the games that are being created. Anarchy Enterprises has always been a small, indie studio that would like to stay directly connected with game players, and now we have a tremendous opportunity via Kickstarter to make that relationship even closer

(Please note: the graphics below are only representations of the rewards and may not reflect the final products)

  • Special Thanks from Anarchy Enterprises
  • Full version of the game on your choice of platform (PC, Mac, iOS, or Android) 
  • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper 
  • Digital Strategy Guide (PDF) 
  • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Supporter” 
  • All of the above plus: 
  • Full Version of the game on as many platforms as you want (PC, Mac, iOS, and Android) 
  • Exclusive Digital Poster (PDF) 
  • Digital Version of the Map of Deadwood (PDF) 
  • Choice of one other Anarchy game.
  • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Supporter” 
  • All of the above plus: 
  • Making of “Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” Book (PDF) 
  • The Journal of a Paranormal Detective (PDF) 
  • Deadwood Wanted poster with your name and likeness on it (PDF) 
  • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Bounty Hunter” 
  • All of the above plus: 
  • Have your likeness appear somewhere in the game. This could include on a wanted poster, a framed picture, a newspaper, or a gravestone, to name a few places. Show your friends that you are in a game! 
  • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Deputy” 

KICKSTARTER SHERIFF

  • All of the above plus: 
  • Become one of the ghost characters in the game that players must interact with! We will use your likeness to create one of the ghost characters in the game. Everyone who plays the game will have to interact with you and you will be forever immortalized in the game! 
  • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Sheriff” 

We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to read about our Kickstarter project. We hope that if you have made it this far we’ve grabbed your attention enough to make you want to be part of the process. The making of Ghost Encounters: Deadwood will be an amazing experience for everyone involved and we hope that you will join us.

Risks and challenges

The risks of this project are very low. We are well along in the development cycle and are using a well established tool set which minimizes potential setbacks. In addition, we have been making (and shipping) games for more than a dozen years now. We pride ourselves on hitting our deadlines and delivering on our promises. We thank you for your support and look forward to making you a part of the development process!

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    SUPPORTER -- Special Thanks • Full version of the game on your choice of platform (PC, Mac, iOS, or Android) • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper • Digital Strategy Guide (PDF) • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Supporter”

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    DETECTIVE --- All of the above plus • Full Version of the game on as many platforms as you want (PC, Mac, iOS, and Android) • Exclusive Digital Poster (PDF) • Digital Version of the Map of Deadwood (PDF) • Choice of one other Anarchy game (list will be provided) • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Supporter”

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    BOUNTY HUNTER --- All of the above plus • Making of “Ghost Encounters: Deadwood” Book (PDF) • The Journal of a Paranormal Detective (PDF) • Deadwood Wanted poster with your name and likeness on it (PDF) • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Bounty Hunter”

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    DEPUTY --- All of the above plus • Have your likeness appear somewhere in the game. This could include on a wanted poster, a framed picture, a newspaper, or a gravestone, to name a few places. Show your friends that you are in a game! • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Deputy”

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    SHERIFF --- All of the above plus • Become one of the ghost characters in the game that players must interact with! We will use your likeness to create one of the ghost characters in the game. Everyone who plays the game will have to interact with you and you will be forever immortalized in the game! • Name in the Credits: “Kickstarter Sheriff”

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