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Between the pages of every book lies an unseen universe filled with all the wonders, and horrors, conceivable by the human mind.
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'In the infinitesimal spaces between the pages of every book lies an unseen universe: smaller perhaps than ours but filled with all the wonders, and horrors, conceivable by the human mind'

Unhappy Ever After will be available for PC, Mac, and Linux! Backers can choose between Direct Download or Steam Key!

All backers will receive 5 'Unhappy Ever After' digital wallpapers, an audio file containing beautiful song written for, and included in, the game, and digital Lore Book, containing information and artwork from the game! You'll also have our unending thanks!

 The Story:

Enter into a land of dark fantasy as Sophia, an eighteenth-century librarian's apprentice to Queen Anne of England, and help her find a way back home.

Discover a world filled with political intrigue as a power-hungry Emperor seeks to wrestle control of the Twelve Duchies by use of his magical Affinity Guards, and get swept up in a rebellion where your choices will help decide the fate of the strange, monster-filled world into which you've been swept. 

Seek out the secrets behind an ancient curse that lies over the world, denying all it's inhabitants the ability to read, and take control of ancient magical texts that, as you discover them, will allow you to develop abilities strong enough to challenge even the Emperor's most powerful Affinity Guards. 

Check out our updates for more on the story and game's lore!

 

About:

‘Unhappy Ever After’ is a dark, yet funny, RPG that takes traditional fairy tales and turns them on their heads. Along your journey you will meet familiar characters that you’ve know all your life and see them in new situations and within frameworks that you will make you both laugh and despair.  

Beyond its parody to the fantasy, ‘Unhappy Ever After’ also aims to parody the real, drawing on situations that are all too prevalent in our world, such as drug abuse, terrorism, and dirty politics. Death too is a prevalent theme and no character, no matter how well known, how famous, or how integral to the plot, is safe from its cold hand!  

Despite its beautiful graphics, wondrous music, and humorous interludes, ‘Unhappy Ever After’ is a game, in places, designed to shock and appal, and where your decisions, no matter how noble can lead to devastating ends.

 Features: 

  • Explore an open world where you decide who to help and who to leave to their own fate. 

  • An open quest system with hundreds of quests to undertake. 

  • Meet characters from ancient stories and rhymes such as Hansel and Gretel,or Little Red Riding Hood. 

  • A unique magic system where strengthening one ability weakens another. 

  • A addictive drug system, complete with dealers and quests. 

  • An adult-themed RPG with political coups, terrorism, drugs, murder, and revenge. 

  • Beautiful lands to explore.

  • A companion system, with reputation and conversation. 

  • A day and night system where characters go to bed, move around, and visit locations at certain times.

 
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Stretch Goals: 

We've reached our goal. Yay! Thank you to all our early backers. For each stretch goal we reach we plan to expand on the world with a new area, quests, and characters. Each of these will tie in with some fairy story, or work of classical literature. They will all be included in the main game as additional, non-compulsory, plots. We will elaborate more on each one if we reach them.

Development:

  

At present 'Unhappy Ever After is around 80% complete. All the major systems are in place, the main quest in finished as are many side quests. Because this is an open-world game we want to make sure that every corner is filled with interesting locations, quests, objects, and characters; and this is our main goal for the moment. 

We have come to Kickstarter looking for a small amount of funding to help us get the game released by Christmas. We will use the funds for more custom assets for a wider variety of biomes and a small amount for marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are a team of six developers that have come from other studios to create an RPG that is truly character driven. Between us we have helped develop and market five commercial games.

Due to the game's advanced development state, and our previous experience, we anticipate no issues in getting the game released by Christmas.

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    Special Early-Bird Price - Get the Game

    As one of our first backers you will get a copy of Unhappy Ever After and get included in our extended credits.

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    Have a villager named after you!

    In this tier you will not only get a copy of the game but will get a random villager in Unhappy Ever After, named after you. Imagine the fun in searching a fantasy world for yourself!

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    Create a villager with MV!

    RPG MAKER MV REQUIRED!

    If you are an MV developer you can create and name a villager for 'Unhappy Ever After' - You will also get a free copy of the game and mentioned in our extended credits!

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    Design a villager!

    Work with our graphic artist to create a digital version of yourself to be included in the game as a villager. You will get a free copy of the game and a mention in our extended credits.

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    Quest Master

    Work with our graphic artist to create a digital version of yourself to be included in the game as a quest giver, and work with our story-teller to create a unique quest based around that character to be included in the game. You will also get a free copy of the game and included in our main credits.

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    Be a Demigod

    Work with our team to create a unique character based on yourself who will be one of the Demigods. These grant special boons and quests at shrines throughout the world. Choose how you look, coin a catch phrase, chose your magics and weapons, and live the fantasy of being a demigod.
    You will also get 2 free copies of the game and included in our main credits.

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    The Affinity Guards

    In 'Unhappy Ever After' the World is split between two factions: The Empire and the Tattered Flag.

    The Empire controls most of the land by use of the Emperor's 'Affinity Guards' - people with strong magic, pulled away from their parents as children and raised to enforce the will of the Emperor.

    In purchasing this tier you will get to help create one of the Emperor's five bodyguards that will be used to try to thwart Sophia on her journey. Choose how you look, coin a catch phrase, chose your magics and weapons, and work with our storyteller to help design one of the most challenging battles in the game.

    You will also get 2 free copies of the game and included in our main credits.

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    Be the bad guy/girl!

    Work with our team to create a unique character based on yourself who will be the main antagonist in a large side quest. Choose how you look, coin a catch phrase, chose your magics and weapons, and live the fantasy of being a truly, bad guy/girl.
    You will also get 2 free copies of the game and included in our main credits.

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    Be the good guy/girl!

    Work with our team to create a unique character based on yourself who will be a playable ally in a large side quest. Choose how you look, coin a catch phrase, chose your magics and weapons, and live the fantasy of being a truly, good guy/girl.
    You will also get 2 free copies of the game and included in our main credits.

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    Lord of the Underworld

    With our ‘Underworld Town’ stretch goal released we have a new character creation opportunity that we are opening up to you.

    The underworld, also known affectionately as the purple, is a large and terrifying series of dungeons in ‘Unhappy Ever After’.
    Work with our team to create the ‘Lord of the Underworld’ – an antagonistic character that will trap Sophia and her party in the purple until she can devise a way of escape. Create a unique character based on yourself who will be the main antagonist in a large side quest. Choose how you look, coin a catch phrase, chose your magics and weapons, and live the fantasy of being the ‘Lord of the Underworld’

    You will also get 2 free copies of the game and included in our main credits.

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    Be the Doctor - Build the Monster

    With our ‘Frankenstein Tower’ stretch goal released we have a new character creation opportunity that we are opening up to you.

    Frankenstein Tower is a large non-compulsory, dungeon quest. When backing this tier you will get to choose the first name of Dr. Frankenstein, perhaps naming him or her after yourself. You will get to create a unique character who will be the protagonists captor and the creator of a fiendish monster. Choose how you look, coin a catch phrase, chose your magics and weapons. Your character will join Sophia's party and fight alongside her for the duration of the quest.

    You will also get 2 free copies of the game and included in our main credits.

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    Be "The Emperor"

    In 'Unhappy Ever After' the World is split between two factions: The Empire and the Tattered Flag.

    The Empire controls most of the land by use of the Emperor's 'Affinity Guards' - people with strong magic, pulled away from their parents as children and raised to enforce the will of the Emperor.

    In purchasing this tier you will get to work with our team to design the Emperor. You will get the most powerful person in the world named after you. You'll get to choose their look, help create a personality for them, choose their battle magic, and work with our storyteller to create a unique, custom quest where the player will get to play as the Emperor alone to discover his or her backstory!

    You will also get five copies of the game to share with your friends!

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    Sponsor Us!

    Become our sponsor and get your business promoted through our game. Have your logo displayed on our game's digital packaging, during the game's start up, and take pride of place in our credits. You can use a current logo or you can work with our graphics artist to create a unique crossover logo.

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