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$246
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 25 2015 9:21 PM UTC +00:00
$246
pledged of $12,750pledged of $12,750 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 25 2015 9:21 PM UTC +00:00

About

Soulless is a multiplayer, medieval, rpg game currently in its early stages of development.

We started making Soulless because we wanted to bring back what we feel many video games today are lacking. This means we will be focusing primarily on open world exploration, and multiplayer interaction. Remember the days of playing LAN games with your friends and family? Now-a-days, large video game companies are focused primarily on single player games, or MMOs. And we all know that MMOs simply do not have the same play styles as standard multiplayer rpgs. With Soulless, we hope to bring this play style, and sense of adventure - with your friends - back to video games.

As an independent developer team (2 man team) we have to be realistic with our goals. But by the end, we hope you are surprised with a fun game you can experience with your friends and family.

RELEASE DATE
We plan on releasing Soulless, for $20 USD, on Steam, by May 2017. We believe this is a good estimation for backers to expect. Know that all our efforts will go towards getting this game released, in its polished form, earlier, if all goes well - but we are prepared for changes and set-backs. There are a lot of variables towards getting a game made and released, and we'll to keep you posted as development continues.

WORLD AND EXPLORATION

We plan on making a large open world, sectioned into multiple, separate, instances. We will include many different types of terrain and weather, such as: snowy mountains, jungles, deserts, forests, etc. Along with this, we may have dungeons within each zone, which will be instanced separately as well.

In multiplayer, players will have to stay together. That is, in the same zone as one another. However, we plan to make these zones large enough that party members do not have to stay side-by-side, and can venture off on their own discoveries, if they wish.

COMBAT
There are no exact classes. You can use any armor and any weapon you find. Your skill with a weapon or armor type levels up as you use it, and you gain skill points for that equipment type, to learn new abilities.

Armor will also affect your play style. If you have heavy armor, you will not be able to move as fast, or attack as fast as someone wearing light armor, although you may be able to take more damage and/or have more health.

STORYLINE AND QUESTS
The main storyline of Soulless starts the player out as a skeleton, recently raised by a necromancer. However, as the hero of the story, you find a way to resist your master's will with the help of a spirit guardian.

As a soulless skeleton, your journey may not be quite straight forward. In this open world, the player will not be limited to a strict path, nor directly guided through the story, and may rely on talking to npc's, and exploration, to lead them in the right direction.

Along with this, the player may encounter side-quests, unrelated to the main storyline; either by talking to people in a town, or coming across instances in their travels.

We want to make the quests in the game fun for players. Players should have to figure out how to complete quests, not necessarily be told exactly what to do. Instead, quests may often just hint players in the right direction, or suggest something based off rumors or myths. We definitely want players to explore, and they should be rewarded for doing so. For such, players will be provided with a writable journal log, instead of standard 'quest' logs, like other games, to keep notes throughout their travels.

EXPERIENCE
The Lylek Games team has been developing games with Unity and Blender for over four years now, and have exceptional experience in programing, 3d artistry, and animation. Supporting that, we have such a passion for video games; we have a keen eye on detail, and know the do's and don'ts, likes and dislikes, and certain components that make good video games.

We have had these great ideas replaying in our heads for many years now; and finally, we have the chance, and the know-how to make it a reality. All we need now is your support!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
It takes an immense effort to create a game like Soulless; especially for an independent developer team like Lylek Games. In order to continue the development of Soulless we must ensure the finances needed to complete the game. Your contributions will guarantee necessary resources, hardware, and software, required for the development and release of Soulless.

So please, tell your friends, your family, your Facebook friends, and your Twitter followers - we need your help!

With Soulless, we hope to bring the sense of adventure - with your friends - back to video games.

THANK YOU! <3

OVER-FUNDING
As it stands, our funding goal only includes the cost of necessary resources. Any over funding would go towards adding additional features to the game, as well as support Lylek Games and its members.
Other features we'd love to include in the game, are:

  • Fully Lootable World: This means, things like plates, books, pots, etc., would all be lootable by the player.
  • Destructible World: Pots, crates, gravestones, etc., would all be breakable!
  • Stealth / Stealing: The player would be able to pickpocket and steal off the shelves of merchants. (With the chance of being caught, of course.)

Feel free to post a comment!

HAVE A QUESTION?
Website:
http://www.lylekgames.com/
Email: support@lylekgames.com

REWARDS

MUG SHOT
Here is a preview of the Soulless mug:
Ceramic Mug
Estimated delivery: September, 2015

LOOKING SNAZZY
Here is a preview of the standard edition t-shirt:
Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt: YXS-4XL sizes
Estimated delivery: September, 2015

LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
Here is a preview of the limited edition t-shirt:
Gildan Ultra Cotton T-shirt: YXS-4XL sizes
Estimated delivery: September, 2015

HAT TRICK
Here is a preview of the Soulless hat:
Valucap Bio-Washed Hat: Youth-Adult size
Estimated delivery: September, 2015

NICE AND COZY
Here is a preview of the Soulless hoodie:
Gildan 50/50 Hooded Sweatshirt: S-3XL sizes
Estimated delivery: September, 2015

CHARACTER DESIGN
Content is subject to our approval. Your artwork must be entirely your own. Any copyrighted, or illegible designs will not be accepted. We may decline any content that we feel is not suited for the game, or any content submitted too late to integrate into the game. We may make any changes to accepted content that we see fit.

You will retain all rights to your design, name, and back-story!

By submitting a design, we obtain the rights to use any and all submitted content, or any content resulted from your submission, that has been accepted, for use as integrated components of electronic games and interactive media.

The time it takes to create a 3d model of your design will depend on how many people choose this reward, how early your design is submitted, and how complicated your design is. It may take some time! We will email you when we begin work on your design, and send you a digital image of the completed model, when it's finished.

DIGITAL COPY OF THE GAME
Digital copies of the game will be distributed through Steam. When the game is released you will receive a key-code to unlock the game for download.

BETA INVITATIONS
Beta invitations will be sent with a beta-key, allowing you to unlock and download the game from Steam. Beta invitations will be given when the game reaches beta stages. This Early Access invitation will carry into full release. This means, you will already be able to update to the full version of the game, when it is fully released.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING
Physical items will be shipped to you as soon as possible, and should arrive no later than September of this year. For this, we require you to provide us with an address to ship to. This information will be collected at the end of the fundraising period.

Risks and challenges

Our targeted platforms are PC and Mac. For this, we are looking towards Steam for distribution. Currently, for Soulless to be accepted for distributed, on Steam, we will first have to submit the game to Steam Greenlight. The game must be at least in alpha stages for this point.

From there, it will be up to the community, and supporters like you, to up-vote Soulless. Only then, when Soulless has enough support, will it be accepted for distribution on Steam.

If and when accepted, and when the game has reached beta stages, will we then submit the game to Early Access. At this stage, we will be able to hand out beta-keys for people to play and test the game.

People will also be able to purchase the game while in this stage. Just note that, at this stage, the game is not yet complete and may have a few or more bugs. Purchases at this point will also carry over into fully released, you will not have to purchase the game a second time.

When the game is complete, we will submit the game as fully released, on Steam. Those who pledged $10 or more will receive their digital copy of the game at this time.

For now, you can find Soulless under the Concepts section of Steam Greenlight: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/…

Soulless will remain under Concepts until ready for beta testing. Any up-voting at this point will NOT work towards getting the game distributed on Steam... but we appreciate it, regardless. :)

Thank you. <3

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    For $10 you will receive a digital copy of the game (for PC or Mac), on release! This limited, early bird, offer is a significant savings off the expected retail price of the game!

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    With a donation of $25 you will receive a closed-beta invitation. You will be able to play in our closed beta testing, and tell us your thoughts and ideas, to help us craft and polish the game.

    We will also put your name in the credits as a Junior Supporter, and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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    For $50 you will receive the Soulless mug! The mug is displayed in the description.

    You will also receive a beta-invitation; we will put your name in the credits a a Junior Supporter; and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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    LOOKING SNAZZY
    For $100 you will receive the standard edition, black t-shirt, featuring a design from Soulless. The t-shirt is displayed in the description.

    You will also receive a the Soulless mug, a beta-invitation, we will put your name in the credits as a Senior Supporter, and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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    LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
    For $135 you will receive the limited edition, black t-shirt, which features a design from Soulless, as well as includes the unique, blue, Soulless title. The t-shirt is displayed in the description.

    You will also receive a the Soulless mug, a beta-invitation, we will put your name in the credits as a Senior Supporter, and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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    For $165 you will receive the Soulless hat! The hat is displayed in the description.

    You will also will receive the Standard Soulless t-shirt, the Soulless mug, a beta-invitation, we will put your name in the credits as an Senior Supporter, and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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    NICE AND COZY
    For $225 you will receive the Soulless hoodie! The hoodie is displayed in the description.

    You will also receive the Soulless hat, the Souless mug, a beta-invitation, we will put your name in the credits as a Senior Supporter, and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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    CHARACTER DESIGN
    Are you an artist?

    For $250, send us a drawing(s) of a character or creature you have designed, and we will construct a digital 3d model of it and bring it to life in our game!

    Feel free to include a name of the character, and give it a back-story if you'd like.

    Content is subject to our approval. Please read the description, under Rewards, for more information.

    You will have your choice of either the Standard edition Soulless t-shirt, or the Soulless hoodie.

    You will also receive the Soulless hat, the Soulless mug, a beta-invitation, we will put your name in the credits as a Graphic Designer, and you will receive a digital copy of the game.

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