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Colony 42 - Immersive Indie Horror Game

Alone, lost and forgotten. You tread the dusty ruins of a deserted, city-sized Nuclear Bunker in search of freedom...

Colony 42 - Immersive Indie Horror Game

Alone, lost and forgotten. You tread the dusty ruins of a deserted, city-sized Nuclear Bunker in search of freedom...

$953
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
28
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 20 2016 11:36 PM UTC +00:00

About

Colony 42 is a First-Person Horror Survival Game designed to work on a psychological level and traditional horror level. Colony 42 is aimed to scare and scare in both big ways and subtle ways.

Colony 42's main focus is ambience and story. In this game, the ambience will serve as an accomplice to scares and as a way of keeping you on your toes when you're not facing down an enemy. We're going for immersion

The story will itself be a puzzle that you will have to put together as you go along.

We want to make this game the very best it can be, we want to create a totally immersive experience that will leave you shaking for hours after you've played it and even when you play it again!

You are Dr. J . Donovan. A genius biological scientist hired by the government to work on a project known only as Project: Winter. But months into development, the virus mutated beyond expectation and broke free.

What we're aiming for in Colony 42:  

  • A fully realised single-player Campaign.
  • Immersive and suspenseful experience.
  • Completely original story told through ambiguous clues throughout the game.
  • Achievements... because everyone loves achievements.
  • Ability to post your progress to Social Networking sites.
  • AI mechanics that will cause the player to use the environment carefully and logically.
  • Interesting and complex environments that scream for you to explore them in greater detail and across multiple play-throughs. There's a lot of secrets throughout these levels so keep an eye out!
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Platforms

We have plans for a Steam Greenlight campaign, an Xbox One edition and a Playstation 4 edition to be made available. This will be a part of the Stretch Goals. (Steam Greenlight will not be a stretch-goal)
 

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The Tools

Colony 42 is being made entirely on the Unreal 4 Engine. Assets are being created using Maya and several other 3D Modelling Programs and texturing programs such as Substance Painter. Mixamo will be the primary source of animations due to the high-quality and versatile nature of their products.  

The game is being developed by Verdict, a film and game production company. We've been planning this game for some time, already in the last two years we have made several different iterations of the game and completed several complete overhauls due to change of style or story. 

Currently we have a playable Alpha stage where we can explore the first level and beginnings of game mechanics. This section of the game can be explored in the Demo (see above) But we're still in need of a lot more help and assets to fully realise the game.

We have long lasting plans for Colony 42, an interesting and deep story that will be cleverly intertwined and hidden within the game itself and it's future DLC!

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Rewards

The Rewards we have compiled are designed to the highest quality, and we are excited to get them out to our loyal backers! Check them out below!

Design a Company - 

You get the opportunity to design a company that appears in the Marketplace District of Colony 42. This is an area of the game you must explore and features all kinds of abandoned and destroyed stores. 

You get to design one of these stores, the logos, the branding, everything you want. You are free to be as creative as you wish. Simply design, submit to us, and we'll keep you updated on the in-game progress of your company as we develop it! 

The only rules are:
* No sexually explicit company logos or names.
* No Nazi references.
* No references to racist or hateful organisations in a way that could be seen as support. 

We will review what you submit thoroughly before putting it into Colony 42, and we maintain the right to refuse your design if it breaches the listed rules. You will be able to redesign and resubmit however.

Have fun!

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* Please note that the Colonial Edition is exclusive to Kickstarter. 

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As a company, we're just taking our first steps. And we are in talks of hiring new staff later this year. Your support will help get the extra hands we need to finish the game! 

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Should our campaign exceed the stated budget, we will put the surplus money into developing PS4 and Xbox One versions of Colony 42. 

 Thank you for your support!


** The Demo is currently for PC only.

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges when embarking on a project such as a video game, challenges that will be faced will include Optimisation, getting and building assets and Coding AI. We already know what we need and how to create what we need.

What ever setbacks to arise or whatever perils ensue, we will work to finish the game to the standard we originally conceived. We want this game to be the very best it can be and we're not going to settle for second best. We want to make something that we can enjoy and that you can enjoy even more.

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    - A huge thank-you from everyone on the Colony 42 Dev Team!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game! Just send us a photo of your choosing and you get to be a part of Colony 42!

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    - 3 HD Desktop Wallpapers!
    - Your voice in the game!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!

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    - A digital copy of Colony 42 for a platform of your choosing!
    - Exclusive Poster
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!

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    - A digital copy of Colony 42 for a platform of your choosing!
    - A digital download of the games original soundtrack!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!
    - Design a company!
    You get to design an in-game company for the colony 42 marketplace district!

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    - Two hard copies of Colony 42 for a platform of your choosing!
    - Exclusive Poster
    - A digital download of the games original soundtrack!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!
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    You get to design an in-game company for the colony 42 marketplace district!

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    - Two hard copies of Colony 42 for a platform of your choosing!
    - Exclusive Poster!
    - A digital download of the games original soundtrack!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!
    - Replica Dr. Donovan's ID card!

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    --Doctor Edition--
    - Exclusive Doctor Donovan 3D-Printed Statue!
    - A copy of the games original soundtrack!
    - Exclusive Doctor's Journal featuring replica in-game notes, drawings and some free space for your own notes!
    - A hard copy of Colony 42 for a platform of your choosing!
    - Your voice in the game!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!

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    --Winter Edition--
    - Exclusive in-game infected 3D-Printed Statue!
    - A copy of the games original soundtrack!
    - Exclusive Doctors Journal featuring replica in-game notes, drawings and some free space for your own notes!
    - A copy of Colony 42 for a platform of your choosing!
    - You get to join the "Missing Persons" board in-game!
    - Your voice in the game!

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    -- Colonial Edition --

    - Both the Winter Edition and The Doctor Edition combined!
    - Your own customised Colony 42 ID Card!

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