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About this project

Join the conversation on our forums!

We will be continuing the conversation with all of you on our forums, which will feature exclusive looks at artwork, gameplay discussions, many more details about the Autumn Network, and even game demos when available. 

You can still support Fall Schematic

We are still offering ways for you to support the creation of Fall Schematic on our paypal site. There will be many special and exclusive options for as rewards for your support. The Fall Schematic paypal site can be found here.

One World, Two Games, Three Unique Experiences

Drawn by Clouds proudly presents two complete games, a digital RPG (iOs & Android) and a cooperative tabletop card game. Each can be played individually, or they can be combined for a third, completely unique experience. 

Explore. Program. Survive.

Fall Schematic is a seamless techpunk game spanning both physical and digital media. Because of the unique nature of the world, the stories in Fall Schematic are told across two mediums: a free-to-pay-what-you-want mobile RPG representing the abstract digital world within Autumn Network and a physical cooperative card game mirroring the ruined physical surface of the planet surrounding it. 

Both games are independent experiences, but they interact in creative ways when enjoyed together. Humanity's days are numbered if the Glitch is not stopped on both fronts.

Fall Schematic takes place in a techno-magical world where humans have abandoned their bodies and exist only as digital beings. The surface of the planet is an overgrown ruin heaped with the dormant technologies of an ancient era, and organic life has dwindled to little more than rudimentary plants and insects. Machines known as “Frames” traverse the planet and are piloted by digital people to move between vast digital cities known as Networks. Both physical and digital realities are being consumed by a poorly understood entity known as the Glitch. 

A Console Quality Experience - Optimized for Mobile

The Fall Schematic digital RPG is a free-to-pay-what-you-want Roleplaying Game for iOs and Android (and potentially more). It is a deep, tactical, and narrative-driven experience.

Long ago when humans became fully digital beings, they built giant computational structures called Networks in which to live. Fall Schematic RPG takes place in one such structure, Autumn Network. Communication with the other Networks has been lost, and Autumn Network is under siege by the mysterious entity known as the Glitch. You will be injected into a world forged by imagination, and fraught with peril, joining a global struggle to keep digital space from falling to corruption.

Key Features

• TACTICS: Recruit SubRoutines, Assemble them into Programs

You have powerful tools at your disposal for conducting battle in Fall Schematic. Your first consideration is your SubRoutines (SRs): digital units that each have unique offensive and defensive capabilities. It's up to you to assemble a host of parties (Programs) that can handle anything the glitch throws at you. Understanding how SRs interact with one another is key to your survival. 

• EXPLORATION: Explore a World Built on the Imaginations of its Inhabitants

The world of Fall Schematic is vast, and the Glitch is assaulting it in a myriad of devious and unpredictable ways. You will explore stunning and imaginative lands in various states of corruption as you work to expel the Glitch incursion.

• GEAR: Clothing, Food, and Patches

Style dominates in the Autumn Network, where imagination is the primary boundary on appearance. Find clothing for your character and patches to apply to your SubRoutines from eight core brands, including Benobasa's Fist, Infinite Divine, Feralesque, and more. Each brand has weaknesses and style bonuses tied to it. Your SRs gain power from your character's statistics during combat, so make sure you and your SRs are both dressed to save the world.

• DUNGEONS: Emergent Dungeons, Evolving Narratives

Whenever a Glitch personality manifests in digital space, it corrodes the area around it, forming a Glitch dungeon. Glitch dungeons take many shapes, from ghostly scrap yards to corrupted opera houses putting on twisted Glitch plays. Each hosts its own unique story, gear, and SubRoutines for you to contend with. Depending on how well Fall Schematic players worldwide are suppressing a particular Glitch personality over time, different Glitch dungeons will come in and out of existence. Repressed Glitches have a habit of coming back later, bigger and badder than ever. New Glitches are spawning all the time.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE DUNGEONS - COMING SOON!

• FREE-TO-PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

What? Yes, we are trying a brand new monetization model for this game. Quite frankly, we loathe the predatory tactics of many freemium games in the mobile space right now, and we don't want to be a part of that crowd. We will release cool, limited edition items into our game, and all of them will sell like a certain humblest of bundles that we all adore. 

You choose how many Drops of Sunlight (our in-game currency) you pay us for purchases in this game, and we will throw in something special for those who pay above the average. We are going to offer in-game product that makes you want to help us keep making this game. That's it! We are artists relying on your patronage. It's our job to impress you.

The digital items we have crafted for this Kickstarter are just for our pledgers and will not be available again.

Game Overview

In partnership with Wyrd Miniatures, we present the Fall Schematic Cooperative Card Game! 

Fall Schematic: The Cooperative Card Game is set in a world where virtual identities pilot unique, mechanized constructs, called “frames,” across a physical world. 

Certain legendary frames are equipped with powerful relics left behind by more advanced civilizations. These relics allow the frames to energize and deploy dormant lesser constructs, called “rigs,” to fields of battle. In this time of conflict,frames command rigs directly from the front lines in an ever-growing struggle with the ominous threat commonly referred to a as, “the Glitch.”

Fall Schematic: The Cooperative Card Game can be played with one to four players. A Starter Kit contains enough contents for one person to enjoy a quick single player encounter. By combining multiple Starter Kits, a group of players can engage in a longer, more challenging experience. During the game, a player controls a single frame equipped with the ability to deploy rigs, attach mods, and resolve various other effects.

The Glitch is an automated enemy that does not require any player to play as it. Cards in the Glitch’s deck will enter play automatically due to various instances until either the players win or the Glitch wins.

Object of the Game

The objective in Fall Schematic: The Cooperative Card Game is to help the factions clear all remains of Glitch corruption from an infested area. The Glitch's deck represents both the enemy force, and the overall amount of corruption in a targeted area. When there are no cards in the glitch deck and the table is clear of glitch rigs the players win. The Glitch defeats the players when every Frame in play is destroyed.

Cooperative Card Game Play Video

The below video features prototype cards with stand-in art for the purpose of demonstrating play. All final artwork will be to the standard seen in the card stills above and below.

Find the Beta Rules of the Cooperative Card Game here! 

Contents

EACH of the four faction-based Starter Kits include

1 Rulebook

112 Cards

Player Deck

  • 45 Faction Cards
  • 1 Frame Card
  • 1 Energy Gauge Card

Glitch Deck

  • 60 Card Theme Deck
  • 4 Glitch Stage Cards
  • 1 Threatened Zone Card

25 Tokens

  • 18 Damage Tokens
  • 4 Surge Tokens
  • 3 Energy Tokens

Click here for a look at the contents of a starter box

Each faction box gives you enough cards to create a deck for the faction represented by that box AND a completely automated Glitch deck that you can battle either alone or working cooperatively with up to 4 players (each additional player must provide their own faction deck).

Add-ons

If you pledge at any level, you can purchase any number of add-ons with your pledge. To include in your reward package, simply increase your pledge by the amount listed next to the add-on you want. You will have a chance to let us know which add-ons you chose when we send the survey to you following a successful campaign.

$18 - The Fall Schematic Art Book (International backers please add $7 for shipping.)

A coffee table book that includes 44 pages of full color artwork from the game.

$36 - Custom Fall Schematic Key Necklace (Digital Key also included) (International backers please add $7 for shipping.)

Choose one of four custom made Faction Keys, like the ones used by your character in the Digital RPG. These hand made keys will be one of a kind and allow you to show off your support for Fall Schematic and your chosen Faction. By purchasing this add-on, you also get the Luxury Key in the Digital RPG. (Final key designs are still in progress.) 

$35 - A Lucius Limited Edition Miniature (International backers please add $7 for shipping.)

Lucius and his Hunter work together as a Frame in the Fall Schematic cooperative card game, but with help from our partners at Wyrd Miniatures, you can own Lucius as a 32mm scale highly detailed figure (assembly required). This miniature is also fully compatible with the Malifaux tabletop miniatures game and will include a Limited Edition stat card. (International backers please add $7 for shipping.)

$32 - A Miss Direction Limited Edition Miniature (International backers please add $7 for shipping.)

In honor of the long line of "Miss" characters created by Wyrd Miniatures, we've offered one of our SubNet personalities to the cause. Miss Direction will be a 32mm scale miniature (assembly required) inspired by Fall Schematic, useable as a collectable and compatible with the Malifaux miniatures game. Malifaux statistics for Miss Direction will appear in an upcoming issue of the Wyrd Chronicles where you can learn about this new Outcast (and her sister, which will be the standard sculpt). 

Stretch Goal Add-On? - 8 Inch Tall, Pre-Painted Resin Colette

An important character in the Digital RPG, Colette, a powerful member of the Shogunate, wields great power against the Glitch. This is your chance to own a high quality 8-inch tall, fully painted resin Colette figure. Manufactured by Kotobukiya, the quality will be immaculate. Unlock this add-on by reaching her stretch goal! (Note this is also the artwork being used for the 32mm scale miniature available in the Complete Interface and Just The Minis levels.) 

 Additional Add-ons to be announced.

 

In both games, you will be joining one of four factions that rule Autumn Network. 

Monarchy of Boom

Bound by individualism and dripping with style, the Monarchy of Boom is all about big attitude. Barely qualifying its namesake, the Monarchy is a happenstance assembly of like-minded individuals with an informally acknowledged King and Queen. 

Everyone in the Monarchy walks to their own beat and follows their own destiny, and they stand united purely upon that shared understanding. Members of the Monarchy believe the Glitch can just be smashed out of existence. It has worked so far.

Read More about the Monarchy of Boom here

Celestial Shogunate

The Celestial Shogunate is Autumn Network’s oldest faction and spans a region that evokes a technology-driven feudal Japan. The Shogunate’s founder, Cherry-Snow, is revered as having been the Network’s greatest historian. She devoted her long life to cataloguing and recording knowledge about pre-digital humans and their technology. The Shogunate believes the Glitch will inevitably consume the entire world and is researching the means for a mass exodus to the stars.

Read More about the Celestial Shogunate here

Hana Mori

The Hana Mori are a young faction founded upon an old sentiment: humans made an incomprehensible mistake when they became inorganic. Now that the world is literally being eaten by Glitch, they feel the only way to save humanity is to find a path back to return humans to their bodies and regrow a lush, organic world. The Hana Mori are the shamans of Autumn Network.

Read More about the Hana Mori here

SubNet 88

Secretive and loosely affiliated, members of SubNet would prefer to dispense with the physical realm altogether if they could, viewing physical space as unclean and impure. The members of SubNet are digital elitists and view intelligent abstraction as the only true perfection. SubNet has no official territory and has far fewer members than the other three prominent factions, but it is every bit as powerful and potentially more dangerous. SubNet members know how to manipulate Network code in ways the other factions assume to be impossible.

Read More about SubNet 88 here 

                                                                                                                                      

Matthew Anderson - Creative Director, Programmer

Matthew is a professional game developer and director. Recently, he developed and acted as lead design on the thesis prototype game ERIE, which became an internet smash hit and achieved #1 most popular game on Desura multiple times. He has also released mobile games that charted in their category or were featured on the front of the App Store as Apple Staff Favorites, including Catball Eats it All

Eric Johns - Executive Producer, Art Director

Before founding Drawn By Clouds, Eric was (and still is) co-owner of Wyrd Miniatures for many years. He developed the game mechanics and most of the characters appearing in the world of Malifaux. While in his role as Creative Director at Wyrd Miniatures, Eric has been both the lead developer of several games, including Malifaux, Evil Baby Orphanage, Puppet Wars, and overseen teams working on these and many other games. At Drawn by Clouds, he brings his extensive background in game design and applies that knowledge to digital titles.

David Hanold - Lead Card Game Designer

David has worked at Wyrd Miniatures for 2 years on multiple titles including Malifaux, Showdown, Puppet Wars, and Through the Breach.

Alex Hall - Programmer

Alex has a home office 50 feet away from a classic wooden roller coaster.  From here, the coaster noises slowly grind away at his sanity as he programs video games to rival his influences – the Civilization series, XCOM, and Master of Orion. Alex holds a degree from the techno-hippie paradise of UC Santa Cruz.

Tyson Anderson - Programmer, Writer

Tyson is a game developer and designer with years of experience in technology start-ups and independent games. He’s studied Computer Science at the University of Utah and spent the 2000s creating hardware and software for the rhythm game craze. Recently, he’s worked in the mobile games space crafting vibrant, quirky, and eye-catching phone apps with award-winning artists and musicians.

Christian Paulsen - Programmer

Developer, technology enthusiast, and avid gamer. Christian has worked with a broad variety of technologies and loves seeing where technology and life intersect. He has done web development for a number of companies for the last 5 years and enjoys being able to tie his work to his love of gaming at Drawn By Clouds.

Redd Cohen - Graphic Design, Game Design

A guy who's number one input is design. Redd is a graphic and tabletop game designer. Working at Wyrd for the last 2 years on various games such as Showdown and Jetpack Unicorn. His favorite thing to do you ask? Eat sandwiches, relax, and kicking up the graphic arts in the games he works on.

Bryant Koshu - Character and Environment Artist

Drake TsuiCharacter and Environment Artist

Carolin Vogt Character and Environment Artist

Jacqulyn MacHardy Sound Designer

Wyrd Miniatures - Card Game Production

First of all, if you have decided to back our campaign, THANK YOU. You have become part of this project which is our passion. We will be working endlessly to provide to you the highest quality rewards for your faith in us. But we wanted to provide just a little more information about where your contribution will be going...in a informative, but sadly non-edible, pie.

 That's all folks! Nothing left but to get back to work...taking over the world...

Risks and challenges

We've built a highly competent and experienced team, used to deadlines and production schedules. Several of us are veterans from successfully funded KickStarter projects with other teams in the past, so we know how to protect this project from setbacks.

As such, our primary challenge is budgetary.

We have a powerful vision of the Fall Schematic universe, and we believe this can be one of the most fascinating and engaging settings expressed in both mediums. This is a world we want to explore and create for years to come. We've built the core for two wonderful games, but our ability to expand upon those visions will be depending on the success of this Kickstarter.

We knew that our own personal savings and investment as a team would not be able to take these games as far as they deserve to go. We have planned to open this game opportunity to the KickStarter community when we'd put together a package to show our potential with the funds we had. We've come this far stretching every penny and will continue to do so with your pledges. How much (or if) you contribute will determine how richly we can build out the worlds we are inviting you to play in. We have an ultimate vision, and we need your pledges to make it reality.

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