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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 3 2014
£888
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
66
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 3 2014

About

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 PewDiePie Plays Stowaway!

 Thank you for all your support in getting us noticed and featured on so many channels and websites!

REVIEWS     

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 On the outskirts of the Arctic circle.... deep within the bowels of a Russian Nuclear Icebreaker.... 

There is nowhere to run...

It's time to get out and explore the decks of the NS Polaris and piece together the mystery of this goliath Icebreaker. 

Currently being developed by a two-man team, using Epic Games' next generation Unreal Engine 4 your experience will be visually stunning and expertly crafted resulting in intense levels of immersion throughout the entire game.

With inspiration from games like Amnesia and Outlast, this horror game plans to leave you with an unrivalled fear as well as an unmatched desire to know more…

"Things that happen when you press buttons"

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  • CCTV Feed System
    Navigate the NS Polaris using its CCTV system and gain information about your surrounding area to help you plan your next move.

  • Peak and Lean / Cover System
    Explore the ship safely and use stealth to your advantage.

  • Intuitive Control Mechanics
    Manipulate doors, drawers and objects naturally to fully control how you proceed through the environment.

  • Item Mechanics
    Scavenge items to light your way and create distractions to help you progress.

  • Puzzles and Challenges
    In the ship's damaged state some areas will require extra thought and skill. Use your abilities and intuition to overcome these obstacles.

  • Captivating Storyline
    A captivating and in-depth story for your to experience, crafted by both us and our Kickstarter backers.

  • Soundtrack
    Orchestral music will help immerse you into the sinister atmosphere. We achieve greater tension and unsurpassed horror through the qualitative interweaving of sounds in the game.

" Nikita Sevalnev is a film and video game music composer. His music has been praised by many game developers and his dark, fascinating orchestral style is perfect for "Stowaway". At the moment Nikita also collaborates with Paradox Interactive and others studios and publishers. You can listen to his works at www.soundcloud.com/nikcomposer " 

 "That sweet, sweet eye-candy."
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Personal Observation Device (Used to monitor CCTV Feeds)
Personal Observation Device (Used to monitor CCTV Feeds)
Custom Solar Gate Studios Lighter ( Design your own! )
Custom Solar Gate Studios Lighter ( Design your own! )
"Things we will add if you throw more money at your screen."

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  • £15,001 - New Strings for our Air Guitars
    This will allow us to rock out after reaching our goal, thanks to you guys!

  • £20,000 - More Complex AI + Gameplay Mechanics + Oculus Rift Support
    Allow us to invest more time into creating a more complicated AI system which in turn will allow us to create a more polished and challenging gameplay experience!

  • £25,000 - Extended Story Arch
    We will use the funding to extend the length of the playable game, allowing you to explore deeper depths of the NS Polaris

  • £30,000 - DLC/Bonus Ending
    Additional FREE Downloadable Content for everyone influenced and designed by You, our backers!

  • £40,000 - Console Port
    We will take steps towards porting our game to AT LEAST one of the Next Generation consoles, whichever is voted highest by our backers!

"Where we've been, What we are doing and Where we are going... If we don't get lost"

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Past

We are a two-man development team, both Staffordshire University Graduates with First Class Honors in Game Design/Development. 

Our previous title, Drawn Onward, was voted "Best Game" of Global Games Jam 2014 representing Staffordshire University. 

We also were Semi-Finalists in the "Make Something Unreal 2013" competition in affiliation with Epic Games and Unreal Engine.

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Present

All of our current efforts are focused on providing as rich an experience as we can to our first major project since graduation: Stowaway. 

We are currently in an early alpha phase, however our core gameplay mechanics have been firmly rooted in development and we are expanding around these mechanics more and more each day.

Right now we are trying to get as many backers as possible to shape this game into something truly terrifying. 

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Future/Funds

We want to be able to put our maximum effort and time towards Stowaway. We want to provide you with an independent horror game able to stand next to AAA titles already in the market. We want to stand out from the crowd.   

With your support and feedback we plan to expand our small team, purchase more licenses for better development, and give Stowaway the chance it deserves. 

The £15,000 goal will be spent as follows, please understand as the goal is beaten the amount lost to Kickstarter and Epic Games will increase as it is percentage based not Goal based.

  • £3-5k Will be lost to Kickstarter Fee's and Unreal Engine 4 Loyalties, as well as spent on official product Liscences

  • The remaining money will then be divided between the team to purchase equipment upgrades to improve workflows.

  • Everything that remains will be our budget to live on while the game is being created.

The larger that budget the longer the game...

 Reiss Archibald

Project Lead / Desginer
Project Lead / Desginer

"I make the things work and the scares spooky. I also cook a mean goulash"

John Ravenhall

Lead Environment Arist / Designer
Lead Environment Arist / Designer

"I make pretty things out of squares."

Risks and challenges

With the release of the alpha we have proven our ability to create realistic modular art, engaging smooth mechanics and an immersive gaming experience overall.

With the Kickstarter we plan to develop these ideas and mechanics further to create an even more high quality game. The main Risks & Challenges are the complex mechanics, these will require a lot of testing and knowledge to allow for a smooth experience; But thanks to the large Unreal Engine 4 community and our own games industry contacts we have a plethora of resources to fall back on in the creation and development of our game.

We already have many offers from other individuals willing to work on the project and provide assistance where needed.

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    Producer for a weekend, Design your own Ranking Officers Cabin, Face in the Game, Name in the Game, Personal Item + Beta Access + Digital Copy of Stowaway + Tier (1)

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