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About

Inspired by fast-paced, dungeon crawler classics Doom and Wolfenstein, Dread is a beautifully hand-crafted dungeon crawler, filled with endless secrets and epic boss fights.

Initially we focused our efforts on a mobile version of the game, but with your help, we'd be able to create more immersive version on the desktop and Oculus Rift!

All we need is the generous donations from people like YOU!

Explore Hand Crafted Levels

Nothing in Dread is generated.

Every single enemy, item, event, and key is there for a reason. Older games like Doom put incredible level of thought and design into each level, and we wanted to capture that with Dread!

Unique Enemies and Dungeons

  • Shoot rock golems in an earth temple? Check. 
  • Mow down endless zombies, ghouls, and slimes in the depths of a crypt? Check. 
  • Fighting soldiers in a futuristic space station? Check.

We've got all the basics you'd find in first-person shooters. 

But even better than that, we will be continuously creating fresh content for your gaming pleasure on mobile, desktop, and Oculus Rift.

“In those moments where you’re not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don’t get all stingy with your bullets.”
“In those moments where you’re not quite sure if the undead are really dead, dead, don’t get all stingy with your bullets.”

Epic Boss Fights

Each level of Dread will have a series of mini-bosses and gigantic boss fights to fight your way through.

And of course, each fight will be unique for you to figure out the best way to defeat them.

“A zombie once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
“A zombie once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”

Mobile Version of Dread

Dread was initially designed with the mobile game market in mind. Each step of our project has been thoroughly thought through to create an enhanced experience wherever you like to game.

Frankly, the vast majority of mobile games suck. 

Mobile devices have been identified by app developers as the latest “get rich quick” scheme, causing thousands of Flappy Bird clones and Angry Bird wannabes to flood the market.

As developers, we see this, and it frustrates us. 

Which is why Dread needs to be created. The most abused genre is by far the first-person shooter genre. 

Barely functioning, 12 frames-per-second, low resolution graphics, clones of “AAA” shooters make up the majority of the first-person shooter mobile market. 

Developers simply don’t care much anymore about the end product being good, just runnable enough to make a few dollars. We've spent countless hours pouring into the mobile version of Dreadso that it would not be just a marketing after-thought project.

What Will be Included in the Mobile Version of Dread?  

1.   Full resolution textures, dynamic shadowing, and full-screen shaders to provide a depth to first-person shooters never seen before on the mobile platform.

2.   60 frames-per-second that gives us a fast-paced, fluid gaming on your phone.

3.   Interactive battlefield dungeons to explore!

Dread will be available for iPhones, iPads, Android Phones & Tablets

"You’ve got red on you."
"You’ve got red on you."
Every member of our team has a full-time job, just like you.
 

We've worked as hard as possible to get Dread out to the public in a timely manner, but we've found it challenging to do so while managing everything else of life.

We need Kickstarter so that our first-person shooter game can be developed on mobile, desktop, and the Oculus Rift platforms.

Getting Dread fully funded will enable us to work full-time on the project and bring the best possible user-experience for you and your friends.

We Want to Hear From You!

  • Questions about the game?
  • Suggestions?
  • Any features you’d like to see?
  • Know what movies the above quotes came from? 

Feel free to let us know! We promise to respond to every single message we receive. 

Click "Contract Us" at the top right to get in touch with us!

Our team consists of a designer and programmer. 

We have grown up obsessed with the shooters like Doom, Wolfenstein, and Quake, so we wanted to bring these legendary, classics into the 21st century with Dread. We noticed a disturbing absence of 3D run-and-gun first-person shooters for mobile devices. 

Upon taking up game development, we knew right away that the first thing for us to do was to bring a fresh take on these first-person shooter titles.

Our aim has been to create a new and polished shooter that bridges the new with the old, filled with unlimited replay value.

The run-and-gun genre has slowly faded from the gaming industry and has been replaced with quick-time events, 20-minute cut-scenes, and bland, generic games about birds.

We have a passion for games, that's all there is to it.

Allows us to upgrade all of our models, levels and mechanics for desktop!
Allows us to upgrade all of our models, levels and mechanics for desktop!
A Mo-Cap studio will let us create custom animations for attacks, spells, shooting and more
A Mo-Cap studio will let us create custom animations for attacks, spells, shooting and more
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Risks and challenges

Every project has their challenges, Dread is no exception.

As you all know, we’re not into making simplified mobile widgets - video games are complex projects not for the faint-of-heart.

The mobile version will be released regardless of our Kickstarter's success.

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