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PAYPAL PLEDGE OPTION NOW AVAILABLE!
Finally those of you without a credit card or Amazon account can now pledge through Paypal.
Additionally, you'll be able to pledge through Paypal after Legends of Dawn Kickstarter campaign has drawn to an end.
CHALLENGES - 10 dead swordfish scattered throughout the world of Narr will reveal the secret of the guardian - Xocotus
The first player who finds a dead swordfish and reports the found response sentence on dreamatrix forum will get raward. For example a free digital download of our next title. Only one award per player.
BACKERS CHEST full of items on secret location
Only backers will get email with instructions how to open because the chest will have to be open not by click on it but rather on secret object.
BOOK ITEM for backers which will give you the opportunity to permanently increase the value of your ability scores
RUNES one magic rune, two chest unlocking rune and one bridge unlocking rune
MAGICAL WEAPON (unidentified)
You will find that magical items have to be identified in oracle shrines in various locations throughout the world, to discover the item's unique properties.
RUINS two building with rich rewards
With some unique items with systems of leveler players needs to turn on or off in order to get through. At the end will be special item rewords and monument with names of all KS backers.
5 abandoned Elven water mills with rewards, scattered around
DREAMATRIX MOD TOOLS - BETA
We believe offering moding tools is a crucial factor in helping our vision for the future LoD titles. Moding tools will give passionate players opportunity to add their content, ideas, do changes which may give everybody else new things to play with. It will also give us feedback what users want so it will help us make Legends of Dawn 2 much more better. The tools will be free and only for non commercial use in first phase.
We received quite a few requests for additional tiers, most of you prefer to contribute the project and not spend the money on physical stuff so most, but not all of the following tiers are digital only. Hope that those will help us get closer to the new stretch goals.
$18 Digital only tier - you'll get everything of the original $15 tier plus a new (not in game) vocalized version of the main LoD song The Dawn. This is the newly added tier for stretch goals only and is not included in higher tiers.
$40 Digital only tier - you'll get everything from the $35 tier plus EXTRA DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF LEGENDS OF DAWN to gift your friends. This is the newly added tier for stretch goals only and is not included in higher tiers.
$50 Digital only tier - you'll get everything from the $35 tier plus TWO EXTRA DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPIES OF LEGENDS OF DAWN to gift your friends. This is the newly added tier for stretch goals only and is not included in higher tiers.
$65 Digital only tier - you'll get everything at the $35 tier plus the Top Secret Development Superpack. This is the newly added tier for stretch goals only and is not included in higher tiers.
Top Secret Development Superpack includes a lot of materials used or discarded during development process. Beautiful or ugly uncensored stuff. Imagine you had an opportunity to visit us and were invited to sit in Marko's (head of development) chair and started browsing through endless LoD Project folders on his computer. You'll find a lot of stuff; screenshots, sketches, ingame shots from early phase, models, textures, animations, early ingame movies, documents, diagrams with game systems we tried etc.
$75 You'll get everything at the $45 tier plus the Top secret development Superpack. This is the newly added tier for stretch goals only and is not included in higher tiers.
IMPORTANT: Unlike most projects on Kickstarter, Legends Of Dawn is close to being finished and all backers will be able to quickly get their rewards. Help us to raise enough funds to finish Legends Of Dawn, an isometric fantasy PC RPG set in an unique fantasy world.
What sets Legends of Dawn apart is the freedom of play expressed in several key attributes that are rarely seen in typical RPG genres. We have poured our passion and creativity into taking you on an enthralling ride away from wearisome reality, by providing you with the choice to be whatever your heart desires, in Legends of Dawn.
Of course, the choices you make during gameplay do not prevent you from trying something else later or simultaneously if you wish. You could combine the sword and the magic, be a powerful crafter or anything else. Legends of Dawn does not force players to choose class like in most other RPG. Class, race and differences exist within the game but after choosing your own race and gender, all else can be altered without restarting the game.
Another quality that makes Legends of Dawn interesting is the freedom of direction and movement. Most games force a player to follow the main storyline and forbid any deviation, or significant veering off the set course. Legends of Dawn is more sympathetic to your playing needs. You are free to wander wherever tickles your fancy within the continent, without limitations, under one condition. Stay alive. We have been careful to ensure that the quests only suggest, rather than impose direction of movement. Your journey is in your hands.
The first thing to notice about LOD is that it has an old school style and feel to it, with some unique features which differentiate it from classic games of this generation.
This is not a game to appeal to casual gamers, it is a hardcore fantasy game with a large, diverse world filled with a lot of dangers, intrigue and mystery.
Unlike other games that have invisible walls in Legends Of Dawn there are no restrictions in how and where you want to go and what you want to do. From the very start, everything you do is completely up to you and howyou want to explore the world. Freedom and Exploration are the things that separate LoD from other games.
Even though you have standard quests and events that move your “understanding” of the world, you have freedom to finish the game according to what appeals to you, without the need to complete particular quests.
The Dawn is a complex physical representation of the supernatural, comprising many pieces of various materials that collectively harmonize the world. The purest essence of the divine remained within its depths and for the brief span of a millennium, peace and harmony reigned.
Powerful conspirators found the incessant conflicts beneficial. Their people became very easy to manipulate as mistrust of others intensified. Those among them, who were versed in old scripts, understood that if someone would find the forgotten knowledge of the Dawn, the divine machine could be realigned and their ambitions would never be realised in a state of harmony. They combined forces that attempted to destroy all the old scriptures and failed. So they fabricated and circulated false ones, to fool prospective seekers. Then they conjured up dark magic that would destroy the Dawn itself, but it was indestructible. However, they succeeded in shattering it into 23 pieces which they flung all over the world, hoping that the Dawn would never be put together again.
The world of Narr awaits heroes, special mortals of pure spirit that would seek out the fragments and reassemble the Dawn. Balance and harmony must be restored to the world, for that is the only way to save it from total destruction.
- Choose among 3 different races - Human, Elf and Danian and 2 genders - male or female
- Explore hundreds of unique locations (dungeons, forts, camps, cemeteries, docks, mountains, canyons, flying islands, swamps, temples, shrines etc.)
- Fight your way through more than 20 dungeons, caves, crypts, mausoleums and catacombs and rest in 3 cities - Human, Elven and Danian
- 150+ types of wild creatures and monsters that drop several loots so you stand a good chance of getting multiple valuable items
- Adaptable creature AI: depending whether it is day or night, creatures spawn and act differently. Weather conditions also influence a monster's behavior
- Players are free to move in this nonlinear world, in any direction they choose. As long as they have the necessary items or skills to survive in the field
- Combat and magic: A combination of Knight and Mage will work together without class restrictions and players have a wide choice of weapons or spells, they are able to use in combat
- Discover different ways to use and combine more than 35 combat, creature lore, crafting, gathering, resistance and devotion skills
- A complex crafting system with over 25.000 usable items, allows you to make everything from food, metal, wood, stone, leather to weapons and fashion armors
- Unlocking System with Runes: using specific runes players can interactively unlock and activate locked chests or crates and other mechanisms in the game
- System of sacrifices: The 3 gods; Perun, Veles and Svarog each have their own shrines throughout the continent. Activating a shrine opens the sacrifice panel with options to sacrifice items and gain divine favours
- Streaming technology enables playing without any loading screens. All data seamlessly loads in background.
1. We need topurchase and integrate VOs
2. We have to pay for a few plug-in licences that we integrated in our Dreamatrix Engine
We've allowed ourselves max 2 months for completing the game and we're confident that we can deliver a complete product by that date.
Estimated delivery: February 2013
Thank you for your support! Everyone at Dreamatrix loves you!
We want to invite you to our forums where you get a place to ask everything about the Legends Of Dawn. All bakers will be listed on our web site recognition pages as someone who helped us to finish this project and stay independent.
DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF LEGENDS OF DAWN! This price is only available for Kickstarter backers, since they are helping us to fund the game before it is released!
DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPY OF LEGENDS OF DAWN! + DIGITAL HIGH RESOLUTION GAME MAP + new song, band 8Finity, world premiere.
Digital COLLECTOR'S BOOK in PDF format. DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE SOUNDTRACK from Legends Of Dawn. Plus all previous rewards.
New BOOK Dwarven Chronicles (PDF), different collection of WALLPAPERS. Plus all previous rewards.
BOX VERSION of Legends Of Dawn. The boxed copy will include a DVD version of the game and a printed manual. This is in addition to the digital version of the game (so 2 copies total!). Plus all previous rewards.
Legends Of Dawn T-SHIRT One Dreamatrix's previously released PC GAME digital download (Spaceforce series). Plus all previous rewards.
Your name will be added to the silver special thanks list in game credits. THANK YOU ePOSTCARD FROM THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM. Digital download of two previously released Dreamatrix's titles (Spaceforce series). Plus all previous rewards.
You get your COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOX with printed new BOOK Dwarven Chronicles + ecard signed by Dreamatrix development team. Plus all previous rewards.
A GOLD PLEDGE SPECIAL THANKS in the credits + 2 EXTRA DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPIES OF LEGENDS OF DAWN as a gift for your friends. Plus all previous rewards.
For all fantasy lovers! Artists will create original DIGITAL ART picture just for you! And a print will be physically and digitally sent to you. Your name and a personalized message on the info-stone IN-GAME. A Platinum PLEDGE SPECIAL THANKS in the credits. NAME AN NPC (Non-Player Character). + 3 EXTRA DIGITAL DOWNLOADABLE COPIES OF LEGENDS OF DAWN to gift your friends. Plus all previous rewards.
Be the King! Artists will create original DIGITAL ART picture just for you with you in main role! And a print will be physically and digitally sent to you. Artists will create an original song for you. Give the name of the song! Plus all previous rewards.
We really want to thank you for your generous pledge in person. You must be able to pay for travel and accommodations to the Dreamatrix office in Zagreb, Croatia, Europe. Special program - 3 days! Plus special SURPRISE GIFT. Plus all previous rewards.
Our target goal here on Kickstarter will allow us to focus our efforts to complete the game.
It is a very small target in relation to what is already invested in LOD development so in this context your support is even more important to us.
If we reach the following targets we would like to be able to ad following great features:
$80,000 -- Mod Tools
If the Kickstarter campaign reaches $80,000 we will take our in-house rpg ready tool to the next level and open it to the community. You will be able to create your own worlds and share them with the community.
$150,000 -- Multiplayer
Should we hit $150,000, we'll be able to offer multiplayer after the main release of the game.
Dreamatrix is an independent ship with crew of 8 full timers (and a number of free lancers) dedicated to the production and publication of fun games of all genres. Discovering new worlds and innovation is at the core of the Dreamatrix soul, whether it is in the creation of addictive games or trying out new business models like Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
Everyone knows that the production of a big and complex game like Legends Of Dawn is a challenge, especially considering that it's our biggest project so far. We've been developing this game for a long time and managed to overcome many obstacles (like developing proprietary engine designed specifically for complex RPG).
There are still a few smaller but crucial steps in front of us. The most important are recording and integrating voice-overs and doing the final testing.
We estimate that the game will be finished by the end of February, however with such big projects there is always a chance of some delays. In that case we'd rather take a bit more time and do things properly then rush the game out. We'll keep you, our backers, in a loop and post progress reports on our web site and forum.
If you will like our project so much that we achieve our higher target goals, mod tools and multiplayer, we will incorporate them in a subsequent patches.
Mod Tools will come first as a patch several months after the release of the game. Building such tools for you gamers and moders brings some additional complexity and has to be done carefully so we would like to invite you to participate in our forum and express your wishes or preferences once we show you what we are working on.
For multiplayer we anticipate additional 4 months of work after the Mod Tools patch release.
If you have some question or concern, please contact us for additional info.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Combat is mix of WoW and Diablo. Regular attacks work very similar to Diablo, you click on the monster and your player attacks it. One click per attack. There are cooldowns after each attack, but for most weapons they are very short, half a second or so. Only two-handed, big weapons and ranged weapons such as bows and arrows have noticeable cooldowns. Cooldowns for these weapons are introduced to compensate their increased damage and/or range. Cooldowns are also affected by player's skills, active spells, other effects such as monster auras etc.Spells work more like WoW spells. Each time you click on the monster, that monster is selected. Click on the spell icon casts that spell toward the monster. This works for missile spells. There are other types of spells, for examples protection spells which work on player and do not require target, or ward spells which create magical wards on the ground beneath the caster.Skills also play big role in the combat. There are separate skills for all major weapon groups which increase your chance to hit monster. Also, there are “Lore” skills which show how experienced you are to fight creature of specific type (undead, animals, spiders, reptiles etc.). You can use Bestiary panel to search database of creatures you have encountered. As you fight more creatures, you will get more information about them. For example, when you kill single spider, bestiary will show it's level, health and faith (equivalent to mana). However if you kill 50 spiders, bestiary will display spider's ability scores, resistance, attack/defense scores, damage and more.Combat can also be affected by sacrifices. There are shrines of three main gods scattered around the world. When you click on these shrines Sacrifice panel will be opened. You can use it to sacrifice various items (each god requires different type of items, some require food or plants, other requires weapons etc.). Depending on which items you have sacrificed, you will get temporary blessings which help you during combat. For example, if you sacrifice Dagger, you will receive temporary bonus to attack or damage. These bonuses last few minutes and are very useful in defeating major monsters in the game. At the beginning you can sacrifice one item only. However as you sacrifice more and more items, you will get additional options for sacrifice (up to 4 items per sacrifice and multiple blessings at the same time).It's worth mentioning that combat is also greatly affected by items you carry (of course :) ). We have implemented crafting system which can be used to create wide range of items. From different armors, helmets, weapons, pants, shields to potions and food. Each time you craft item, there is slight chance that item you create will be magical. More you craft items, bigger that chance is. Magical weapons and armors can have wide variety of bonuses. There are thousands of different weapon and armor variations you can create.And when you find new weapons, armors and other items be careful not to throw them before you have identified them. Certain magical items are unidentified when you find them. Only way to identify such items is to find “identify stone”. That's actually a small shrine usually found in wilderness. Click on that shrine will identify unidentified items in your inventory and allow you to use their full capabilities.Hopefully, this is a good introduction into combat possibilities in the game, although there are more details which we'll cover some other time.
There are many non-combat quests in the game. There are many NPCs that will ask you to complete various quests such as those where you have to find items or carry items to another NPC, those that require you to find or explore specific locations, those where you need to talk with another NPCs etc. Some of these quests are in towns so there will be no combat in those quests, however there are some quests that require you to travel through wilderness or to go to locations that are filled with monsters. Even though those quests are non-combat in nature, it may still be required to kill few monsters just to get where you have to.
Some of these quests can be finished in only one way (for example quest that requires you to find specific location). Other quests can be solved in multiple ways. For example, if a quest requires from you to bring herbs to NPC, you can solve that quest in more than one way. That includes finding the herbs in various chests (for example in dungeons), or you can use herbalism skill to collect plants in wilderness, or search warehouses in the city, you can buy herbs from NPC merchants or you can even try to solve some other quests that give you what you need as reward.
Each solved or failed quest modifies your reputation with factions. Reputation affects way NPCs act toward you. Reputation also modifies prices with merchants of that faction. It's worth mentioning that some quests require you to choose way to solve quest that will positively affect your reputation with one faction and negatively with another faction.
There is yet another type of quest, a single game-wide long quest for artifact pieces. The Dawn artefact has been broken in many pieces and in order to finish the game you will have to find all of them. Pieces are scattered throughout the game and usually well guarded - both with monsters and with puzzles. Finding these pieces is also one of the 27 achievements player can solve. Achievements are divided in three categories - exploration, combat and crafting. Each of those three categories has nine different achievements. Solving specific achievement brings you additional experience.
The version on Kick Starter is English.
We are working on Russian and Croatian version and in negotiation at the moment are German and French.
We'll continue to add languages.
Legends of Dawn currently runs only on windows platforms. Support for other platforms is our big wish, but will depend on available resources. On our current to do list first is bunch of localizations and then patches (with mod tools and multiplayer). As soon as we will see that we shall be able to develop versions for other platforms, we will put notification on the main site and here.
Yes it is possible as we did with adding custom difficulty level as a response to your suggestions (detailed in Update3). We don't have resources for big marketing campaigns and cannot compete with big publishers so besides our work the main assets we could hope for are you, satisfied players. It is impossible for a small team to make a game that we'll appeal to all or most of the fans of RPG accustomed to expensive production, fancy animations etc. however what we can do is listen to you and try our best to find doable compromises and implement features that would make you happy. Stay with us, talk to us on our forum at www.dreamatrix.net and we'll improve what we can in subsequent patches and LoD2.
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
RAM: 1 Gb Windows XP / 2 Gb Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 512 Mb RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)
Hard Disk Space: 7 Gb Available
OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4
RAM: 3 Gb Windows XP / 4 Gb Windows Vista and Windows 7
Video Card: 1 Gb RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)
Hard Disk Space: 7 Gb Available
Definitely DRM free for you Kickstarter backers. We can't know what demands some publishers may have in relation to copy protection issues. However we do know that we don't like DRM, it's in our opinion the punishment for the fair buyers. The only DRM we like is a DRuM set or DRuM machine. We certainly hope that our future partners (primarily distributors and publishers) will share some of our values and apply common sense. Products should not be more complicated or costly, just because those trying to control things are not innovative enough to make it simple.
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