We are here to tell you about an artbook we are working on. It is a 8.5" x 11", hardcover, full colored book. It’s based on our upcoming video game, Dusty Revenge.
Dusty Revenge is about Dusty, an angry rabbit who is out to avenge the death of his beloved. Along the way, he crossed path with 2 allies, Rondel the heavy arms specialist and McCoy the sharpshooter. Together, they will hunt down Craven, but each for a different reason. It’s an action game, with tonnes to enemies for you to hack and slash.
Dusty Revenge is our studio’s 1st main game. It’s a production that spanned over 2 years. And it’s our most awesome yet.
When we first started conceptualizing the game, it was not in production yet, only some sketches were done and ideas thrown around. For the next 9 months, the game started to evolve. We revamped the art style totally. From a cutesy design, we turn Dusty into something more kickass. Since then, we have continued to churn out many characters and environment designs.
We thought it would be fun when we decided to design an art book. When we printed some copies and posted on Facebook, fans were interested in getting a copy for themselves.
We continued to update the book with more images and proper descriptions. Now that it’s almost complete, we really want to share it with everyone. There are too many cool concepts that didn’t make it to the final art. There’s something really special about raw, unfinished concept art. It has its charm but it has no place in the game. And this book is where they get showcased.
The book is over 150 pages currently, quite huge for an indie game production we think. And we are still adding pages to it. With the current page count, it’s extremely costly to produce a limited quantity.
And this is why we are doing it through Kickstarter. You can help turn this artbook into a reality. We have created many cool tiers which you can choose to pledge. We’ve come up with the goal of $12,000, which will cover the cost of printing and shipping this large 150-page art book.
Because Dusty Revenge is not only a compilation of awesome artworks, but a full game coming out this year, we can offer the game as a reward! Immerse yourself in the world of Dusty, fight Craven and claim your revenge in a massive adventure filled with action! We’ve also included the game’s original soundtrack and exclusive prints throughout the different reward tiers.
So why Kickstarter?
We need a minimum quantity to be able to make it a reality. So we would like to raise some funds to offset costs on the full-color, roughly 150-page volume. It’s important that the book speaks for itself; well bound, standard book-size, with a color silk-screened cover and extra goodies. A great physical book that’s worth having for a long long time.
Who is it for?
It’s for people who appreciates great art and design. It’s for gamers and artists alike, with a gripping story, awesome graphics and lots of action!
What can I find inside it?
The book is divided into the following sections.
The book will feature plenty of concepts of the characters and environments. You'll get to see the evolution of the characters, early sketches of environment designs. We'll let you in on our thoughts and design processes. These are the things you won't get to see in the game. Illustrations of the cinematic sequences are also showcased, these are beautifully rendered images. We are showcasing some of the UI, props and effects done for the game too.
We are also sharing some of the art we have done for our marketing materials. You get to see different layouts and sketches that we didn't choose for the final design.
On top of that, we are including a full color 11-page comics detailing the events preceding the game's opening movie.
Sample Pages from the Book
So what do I get in return?
Now we're talking! We have prepared many cool tiers to reward interested backers. But first of all, you will be able to get a hardcover 8.5" x 11" full colored artbook. You will also get to help us in choosing the final cover design. We will be putting up a minimum of 3 designs for backers to vote for.
Like we mentioned in the video, we are able to offer Dusty Revenge, the game as a reward as it will be released very soon, summer 2013. We are expecting to retail the game at $9.99, but will offer to backers of the project, as a reward, at $7.
For backers who backed the tiers that includes the Dusty Revenge game and soundtrack, downloads will be made available to them once the game is released! We don't have to wait for the book to be completed.
There are also exclusive prints and posters, T-shirts, DVD boxset with a beautifully designed 24 page booklet and soundtracks. Original artworks and commissioned artworks are also available.
Here's a rundown on the tiers for the campaign!
A big thank you for looking through our campaign! And did we mention you can further show your support by voting for us at Steam Greenlight?