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An old-school action adventure with RPG touches. Explore, solve puzzles and fight against an army to avoid a war between worlds.
An old-school action adventure with RPG touches. Explore, solve puzzles and fight against an army to avoid a war between worlds.
An old-school action adventure with RPG touches. Explore, solve puzzles and fight against an army to avoid a war between worlds.
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Languages we're targeting to include: Eng, Fr, Ger, Spa, and Por/Bra. Maybe more to come!

It’s 1986 in California and a group of friends will live the summer of their lives after a mysterious discovery in woods outside their quiet town. By uncovering an artifact whose powers they don’t fully understand, these remarkable kids will defy the laws of Nature and somehow interact between two planes of reality: life and death. Their curiosity will trigger a series of unexpected events that will get them involved in a government conspiracy and a mysterious U.S. Army general with his own nefarious plans.

Welcome to Crossing Souls, an old-school action-adventure game with just a touch of RPG elements - coming to PC, Mac, and Linux.

Our initial goal is to bring Crossing Souls for Windows, Mac and Linux. We'd love to see the game on console as well! Check out this update for more information about PS4 and VITA ports.

Crossing Souls is an action-adventure with RPG touches set in a classic 80's style. You will play in a orthogonal 2D view slightly similar to classics like The Legend of Zelda.

The player will be able to control five different characters, mixing each one's unique abilities and weapons to overcome all the challenges and obstacles ahead of them. You will explore lots of places, interact with hundreds of NPC from different periods of time, solve puzzles, look for secret places and treasures, and fight against enemies in order to save your loved ones.

The band of accidentally heroes will have an artifact of invaluable power: the DUAT stone. Through this artifact they will be able to connect to the death plane and the thousands of souls that exist there, awaiting their trial to be able to finally rest in peace.

But, be careful, no one knows what repercussions the use of this stone may have - is it as harmless as it seems?

Chris: The leader of the group. He's the one we all identify with. A normal boy that hides a limitless courage. He's crazy about Charlie, even though he's not very good at demonstrating it.

  • Ability: Very agile, he can climb and move faster than everyone.
  • Weapons: a baseball bat.

Charlie: A girl with character, she always has the last word, and she's usually right.

  • Ability: She's a great pitcher. She throws objects with a very high precision.
  • Weapons: Skipping Rope

Big Joe: He doesn't believe in Matthew's scientific follies nor in fantasy mysteries. According to him, a bit of brute force fixes everything.

  • Ability: He can move all kind of huge objects with his strength. He fears nothing.
  • Weapons: His big hand and a garbage bin lid that he uses as a shield.

Math: The cleverest guy of the group. Higher IQ than average. He uses his own toys and electronic knowledge to invent all kind of useful tools.

  • Ability: Decipher encrypted codes and electronic puzzles. Shooting at a long distance.
  • Weapons: Hyper gun and a laptop with a hacking plug.

Kevin: Chris' little brother, funny and naughty. He doesn't take anything seriously, but he knows when to obey to his older brother when things get serious.

  • Ability: He's very stealthy and he hides where nobody else can.
  • Weapons: Slingshot.

· EXPLORE 

Discover a marvellous and wide world. Explore your town and its surroundings, get lost in the woods and discover hidden and unbelievable places. The game will take you around your city’s outskirts where you will discover new places as the story goes.

· THINK

Face the most unusual challenges. Push boxes, use switches, break a code and solve puzzles in both living and death planes. Mix the group abilities with the DUAT stone to overcome all the obstacles you will find.

· TALK

Communicate with those around you. You live in a busy town of California. Talk with their citizens! Everyone has an anecdote or clue for you, although some of them may refuse to help you unless you help them first...

· FIGHT

Have fun fighting against a soldier or… a dinosaur. The game uses a simple and straight fighting mechanic where fun is the important thing. Besides, each character has its own style and weapon. Choose whichever suits better for you or the situation! Fight against enemies of both planes: ghost warriors, evil huge spiders or soldiers from a mysterious army.

· DIE

There is something more than what you can see at a glance. This adventure will take you to a parallel plane where you will have to interact with their existing souls. You will have to use the DUAT Stone whenever it’s needed to find both friends and foes. But take care, its power is unknown yet.

In 1945, the archeologist Dr. Carter Jones discovers a strange tomb on a secret mission to Cairo funded by the US government. Inside this tomb, he finds a strange small pyramidal rock on a excavated lectern in the rock with a lot of puzzling hieroglyphs. 

You will have to use it wisely to collect clues or solve some puzzles. Thanks to it, you will be able to interact with NPC from different times who can help you in your adventure. The character holding the Duat Stone will be the one we’ll be controlling in the dead zone and it’s the only one who can see the ghosts.

Along your adventure you will visit all kind of places inside the town: houses, stores, arcade, library… In the outskirts: the junkyard, the woods, caves… You will also even have to infiltrate in the Major Oh Rus’ maximum security facilities created to carry out his evil plan.

Former Colonel Beringer and self proclaimed Major Oh Rus, backed by the American Secret Service, has recruited near one million of dead people from all time for what he calls “ODWW” (One Day World War). From his underground headquarters somewhere in California, he plans to annihilate every interfering power between his path to glory.

Major Oh Rus has achieved a lot of power at the highest levels of government and the army so he won’t hesitate in use them against you to stop whatever may put his mission at risk. Even the police will try to find you so, take care!

The ghost zone is also tricky in Crossing Souls… How will it be to face already dead enemies? You will find foes from every ages, like indigenous or cowboys, even prehistoric enemies such as dinosaurs.

Secondary characters will have lots of diversity. Thanks to the Duat Stone, you will find vikings, troglodytes, American Civil War soldiers, Indigenous, dinosaurs, historical characters, unknown creatures to mankind and much more. Of course, we will also meet town citizens (parents and relatives of our group of friends) which sometimes will make them to have a hard time.

These small videos will expand the game’s plot as if it were a tv show from the epoch.

We really want them to be like the TV shows you used to watch on the 80s television, such as Teenwolf, Saint Seiya, He-Man, TMNT… Luckily, we have a great team with a lot of experience and love for this sort of animation to overcome this challenge.

The game we take more elements from is clearly The Legend of Zelda. Dungeons, a vast map, exploration, camera perspective and puzzles are elements in this game series and so will be our game. 

However, we are looking for a cinematic touch with a more linear plot, so that the player won’t miss the storyline at any moment. Our battles will also be more dynamic than the ones used to be seen in the most classic Zelda games, as the player must switch between the characters to use different objects and strategies.

Final Fantasy Series is our clear reference when attempting to create a charismatic group and telling a deep and intertwined history. Our characters will have a very defined personality, which one will evolve over time according to events.

Crossing Souls is an ode to our childhood, to quirky hairstyles, to funky t-shirts, to adventure films and cassettes… but, above all, it’s a tribute to consoles and video games... Those games that gave us so many unforgettable hours of fun.

Everything in the 80s had its own soul and we bet you can remember more than one track from that decade. That's why we believe that music is an essential part in Crossing Souls. One of the main aspects of the 80s was its funky music and we want to teleport you there with style.

The great Timecop1983 (Soundcloud) will be in charge of creating this unique atmosphere with his amazing ability to create 80s tracks. Here you can find some samples of his music:

                                                                                                            

Next to him will be a promising young of German music. Chris is very young but he already composes like the masters. You can listen to their music on their Soundcloud. Chris is composing some orchestral tracks for the game which will remind you some Spielberg's films:

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COLLABORATORS

We've been working on Crossing Souls for a bunch of months now and we've reached the point where we need your support.

We are a humble team that have been working hard to become game makers because this is our life! We're settled on a very very small attic from the beauty city of Seville, Spain. We've been covering the development costs ourselves, but if we want to make a great game we need to do the things right. We will use the money as follows:

  • We will have to pay 5% to Kickstarter and another 5% to Amazon Payments. 21% goes to Spanish taxes.
  • We've estimated that about 11% will cover the production of the rewards.
  • The studio rent will be about 8% of the total.
  • The rest will be used to develop the game, including the music and SFX.

Fourattic is partnering with indie game label Devolver Digital on the marketing, promotion, and distribution of Crossing Souls. With their help we will be able to reach more players, press, and platforms than we would on our own. Additionally, the Devolver Digital team will help with localization of Crossing Souls into many more languages and QA testing to help ensure it works as smoothly as possible on more system configurations upon release.

All funds raised via Kickstarter remain ours for development and Devolver Digital will handle marketing, event, and other activities to promote Crossing Souls. Through Kickstarter, Fourattic may be able to raise more funds than a publisher might provide, create a larger community for Crossing Souls, and allow our fans to be a part of development through interaction with the team and select rewards to create pieces of the game itself.

Tiers

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$5 - THE BROKE ASS

$15 - THE CONFORMIST

$20 - THE BOOKSWORM

$25 - THE BUDDY (limited)

$30 - THE GAMER

$40 - THE ARTIST

$55 - THE FAN+ (limited)

$65 - THE FAN

$80 - THE STYLISH (limited)

$125 - THE COLLECTOR (limited)

$185 - THE READER (limited)

$250 - THE SHY (limited)

$400 - THE RASCAL (limited)

$620 - THE CREATIVE (limited)

$850 - DA BOSS (limited)

$5,000 - BEST FRIENDS IN THE WORLD (limited)

Risks and challenges

Any project has its own risks and we know that developing a game is not an easy task. Making the game we've designed takes time and, although we've planned timings very carefully, unexpected problems may arise. We believe in Crossing Souls to the point that some of us have quit our previous jobs in order to make this game a reality and we wouldn't be asking you for support if we weren't completely sure we can't make a great game.

We've been planning the game's architecture and design for months and we're confident in the budget and the timeline based on our own experience in projects and our advisors', but it's still an estimate. We will do our best to meet timelines and we will be fully transparent with anything, no matter what.

Of course, if you have concerns about anything, you can always reach us on Twitter or e-mail.

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    THE BROKE ONE

    + THANK YOU EMAIL - Every coin counts! You will receive an e-mail from the team giving you our eternal gratitude for your support

    + EXCLUSIVE BACKER WALLPAPER - An exclusive wallpaper for our backers

    + EXCLUSIVE FORUM ACCESS - As you have contributed to this dream, you will be able to access to the exclusive forum of the game where you can follow and comment all our news and updates.

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    THE FASTEST (EARLY BIRD)

    + DIGITAL COPY OF THE GAME - You will receive a digital copy of Crossing Souls at the lowest cost (for PC, Mac or Linux)

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    THE CONFORMIST

    + DIGITAL COPY OF THE GAME - You will receive a digital copy of Crossing Souls! (for PC, Mac or Linux)

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE BOOKSWORM

    + DIGITAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL - An introduction to the game. Know the background from some characters. Take a look at the basic controls and find some tips, lore and artwork.

    + DIGITAL WORLD MAP - A PDF Map of the world of Crossing Souls to help you in your journey!

    + EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER COSTUME PACK - Alternate costume pack for the guys! The final pack will be choosen from a Fan Art Contest!

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE BUDDY

    + TWO COPIES OF THE GAME - Because your friends are the most important! Receive an additional copy of the game at a lower price and share it with your best friend!

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE GAMER

    + FULL SOUNDTRACK OST Download - A digital copy of the soundtrack composed by Timecop1983!

    + EARLY PREVIEW BUILD - Go back to your childhood! Help us to improve the game by playing an early build!

    + YOUR NAME IN THE END CREDITS - Thank you for making an extra effort to help us to make this adventure. Your name will be listed in the end credits and will stay there forever!

    + DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE POSTER Download - A full quality recreation of the game's main poster.

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE ARTIST

    + PAPER CRAFT SET - Turn the guys of Crossing Souls into a collection of beautiful 3D figures. Just print and fold them!

    + SET OF WALLPAPERS - A set of hi-res backer-only wallpapers for your old loved computer!

    + STICKERS COLLECTION - Do you remember your stickers collection from your childhood? It's time to play again with them! Get your own digital sticker set collection in the world of Crossing Souls!

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE FAN+

    + DIGITAL ART BOOK - A book filled with concept art, illustrations, drawings, game assets and behind the scenes notes detailing the creation of this history in a neatly designed PDF file.

    + DIGITAL WORLD GUIDE - A guide of the world of Crossing Souls where you can find a description of the people, places, secrets and easter eggs you will find throughout the adventure.

    + SET OF DIGITAL TRADING CARDS - A collection of beautiful trading cards featuring some of the most important characters of the game!

    + DIGITAL COMIC - Want to know more about the DUAT pyramid and its power? You will get a copy of this story in a beautiful comic format.

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE FAN

    + DIGITAL ART BOOK - A book filled with concept art, illustrations, drawings, game assets and behind the scenes notes detailing the creation of this history in a neatly designed PDF file.

    + DIGITAL WORLD GUIDE - A guide of the world of Crossing Souls where you can find a description of people, places, secrets and easter eggs you will find throughout the adventure.

    + SET OF DIGITAL TRADING CARDS - A collection of beautiful trading cards featuring some of the most important characters of the game!

    + DIGITAL COMIC - Want to know more about the DUAT pyramid and its power? You will get a copy of this story in a beautiful comic format.

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE STYLISH

    + T-SHIRT - Because you are the fussiest of your group! Take a awesome unique large short sleeve, designed and illustrated by our team! 100% Cotton, Gildan 5000, 5.4 oz. T-shirt!

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE COLLECTOR

    + SET OF TRADING CARDS - A collection of 10 beautiful physical trading cards printed on both sides, UV gloss and foil wrapped!

    + HANDMADE SIGNED DRAWING - An exclusive handmade drawing signed for you

    + Previous tiers also included! (Except limited ones)

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    THE READER -== (BLACK FRIDAY LIMITED EDITION) ==-

    + ART BOOK + WORLD GUIDE (TOGETHER) - A copy of the digital art book and world guide, together in a printed and physical softcover book.

    + POSTCARD - A beautiful and funny postcard featuring Crossing Souls gang of kids greeting you from their town

    + Includes THE COLLECTOR tier

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    THE READER

    + ART BOOK + WORLD GUIDE (TOGETHER) - A copy of the digital art book and world guide, together in a printed and physical softcover book.

    + POSTCARD - A beautiful and funny postcard featuring Crossing Souls gang of kids greeting you from their town

    + Includes THE COLLECTOR tier

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    THE SHY

    + YOU IN THE GAME AS A NPC - Send us a picture of you and appear in the game as a npc! The character can say some sentences too!

    + DIGITAL CUSTOM TRADING CARD - You will also become immortalized in your own awesome trading card!

    + SECRET CREDITS CAVE - Your name will appear written in the walls of a secret cave! You have look for that cave though!

    + Includes THE READER tier

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    THE RASCAL

    + DESIGN AN ENEMY - Work together with the team on art and behaviour of a generic enemy!

    + EXCLUSIVE FORUM SECTION ACCESS - You will get an exclusive access to a section in our forum, where you cant talk directly with the team about the game and we can receive all your feedback!

    + Includes THE SHY tier

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    THE CREATIVE

    + DESIGN AN IMPORTANT NPC - Help us designing a significant NPC that will tell special parts of the plot to the gang. Be a living one or a dead one! The gang will need you to reach their goal!

    + T-SHIRT - Because you are the fussiest of your group! Take a awesome unique large short sleeve, designed and illustrated by our team! 100% Cotton, Gildan 5000, 5.4 oz. T-shirt!

    + Includes THE RASCAL tier (except "Design a generic enemy" and "You in the game (NPC)" rewards)

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    DA BOSS

    + DESIGN A BOSS - You will closely work with the team to design a boss who will fight the gang! We'll work with you to nail down the perfect look, mechanics, special powers and moves!

    + YOUR HOUSE IN THE GAME - Immortalize your house in the game! Send us pictures of your home and we will include it as another place to go in the town. Fill it with secrets areas, items and easter eggs you will only know!

    + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - We really appreciate you invaluable help. You will credited as a Executive Producer in the end credits.

    + T-SHIRT - Because you are the fussiest of your group! Take a awesome unique large short sleeve, designed and illustrated by our team! 100% Cotton, Gildan 5000, 5.4 oz. T-shirt!

    + Includes THE RASCAL tier (except "Design a generic enemy" and "You in the game (NPC)" rewards)

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    BEST FRIENDS IN THE WORLD

    + DESIGN AND NAME A SECRET AREA - Help us to design a secret special area in the game and name it!

    + BE A MYTHOLOGICAL DEAD CHARACTER - Become a special part of the game as a mythological character in the dead zone. You will appear in the area you previously designed and will give the gang a exclusive quest.

    + SPECIAL MENTION IN END CREDITS - You will appear in a special section in the end credits as best friends deserve!

    + T-SHIRT - Because you are the fussiest of your group! Take a awesome unique large short sleeve, designed and illustrated by our team! 100% Cotton, Gildan 5000, 5.4 oz. T-shirt!

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Funding period

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