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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 8 2018 12:09 AM UTC +00:00.

Bad Goat StudiosBy Bad Goat Studios
First created
Bad Goat StudiosBy Bad Goat Studios
First created
AU$ 5,276
pledged of AU$ 15,000pledged of AU$ 15,000 goal
90
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 8 2018 12:09 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Wander, ponder and laugh your way through a heartfelt exploration of independence, family, and growing-up.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DEMO

This demo showcases the desert moon of New Callisto, where Henry finds himself stranded after the family ship crash lands!

We hope it gives you a taste for the final look and feel of the project, especially how our multi-solution design functions.

As it is pre-Alpha, it is not fully optimised.

The demo contains approximately 45 minutes of exploration and puzzle gameplay.

When he’s not studying Cosmic Meta-Algebra, teen Earthling Henry Mosse helps his mother, Seren, operate Mosse Family Supplies - an interstellar delivery business servicing the outer-worlds.

Henry is a brilliant (albeit undisciplined) tinkerer - just like his Grandpa used to be. 

Seren is a navy-trained pilot with a mind for business (and little patience for Henry’s shenanigans).

While galactic delivery is much more fun than dividing the cubic-space of infinity by one solar parsec, Henry still longs to break free of his domestic duties to seek his fortune and fame amongst the Far-Stars!

When a too-good-to-be-true business opportunity whisks Seren off to a strange alien resort at the outer fringe of known-space, Henry seizes the opportunity for adventure; stowing himself aboard the family ship to investigate.

Together, the Mosses uncover a cosmic conspiracy overseen by the sinister Benedict Wormhole, head of ubiquitous mega-corp, Wormhole Industries.

This discovery sets the Mosses on an interplanetary journey of compassion, exploration, and self-discovery; together fulfilling a secret legacy founded a generation ago.

Meet the Mosses

Henry is teen Earthling with a knack for invention and mischief.

Bold and brash, he cares about only two things:
1 - being a galactic hero and
2 - making sure he never misses an episode of Blast Stellara and the Cosmic Adventurers!

Unfortunately, Henry is stuck assisting his mother Seren with the family business; delivering shipments to Near-Star settlements. These deliveries are Henry’s only viewport to the wider universe, leaving him to dream about what lies beyond the familiar trade ports and stardocks…

In her youth, Seren studied at the Earth Flight Academy, where she graduated with flying colours. In the years that followed, she charted unknown space in the mysterious Far-Star Galaxy for the Cosmic Cartographers Guild.

With the sudden illness of her father Albert, Seren gave up her life of exploration to care for her family and Mosse Family Supplies. 

It's hard running a small family business in a post-Earth spacetime... but caring for a troublesome teen is harder still.

Albert Mosse's many inventions helped propel humanity to become an interstellar civilisation. He was proud of the contribution he made to the lives of species throughout the cosmos. 

Yet despite the fame, Albert's most-beloved inventions were made in his retired years with his grandson Henry. The two of them spent many Solar-noons tinkering, inspiring in Henry a great appreciation for the art of invention.

When Albert Mosse fell ill to a mysterious malady for which no diagnosis could be found, it made galactic headlines. He passed soon after, leaving a surprisingly meagre inheritance to Seren and Henry. 

The cause of the mysterious malady is still unknown...

Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy brings everything we love from classic point-and-click graphic adventures, with a modern twist!

Adventure YOUR way

With multiple solutions to problems you can solve puzzles your way

This allows for whole new level of self-expression through interaction, players can adopt an approach that suits their own play-style. 

Multiple solutions also means each play-through of Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy is a fresh and surprising experience!

But be careful! Your choices may have unintended consequences...

Galactic Tourism

An original lore-filled galaxy rendered in over 40 beautifully illustrated and animated environments! Our multi-planetary adventure that will take you from a Blizzard-Ridden Tundra World to a Sun-Scorched Desert-Moon to a Tropical Station-Wide Spa-Party that never ends! 

The two galaxies holds many wonders and secrets to uncover, for those with a hunch for investigation. 

There's also a cast of over 20 fully-animated zany characters to encounter!

Music To My Ears

The game features a soaring original musical score that dynamically responds to player and narrative progression.

A Heartfelt Narrative

Our game tells a compassionate story of independence and family-connection. We hope that it will melt your heart, tweak your whiskers and leave you smiling! 

The story is told through gameplay, dialogue and fully voice-acted cinematic cutscenes!

A Helping Hand

Never lose your way, with the info-lens! Highlight objects of importance by activating this gadget - and say goodbye to pixel-hunting! 

Our in-built hint system will help guide you along should you need it – no need to Google a walkthrough!

Many solar-rounds ago...

When the moon-landing rudely interrupted the opening ceremony of the 10,000th Galactic Golf Championship, humanity was thrust unwittingly onto the cosmic stage.

Extra-solar trade and interstellar-emigration soon followed, spreading the people of Earth through the galaxy where they prospered in the company of a peaceful cosmic community.

But, whilst the galaxy held all sorts of wonders, even it had boundaries.

Hyper-Tune Drives could only travel so far away from the galaxy's midst before their Groove-Atuner began to fail.

This left the cosmic community gazing longingly at their elusive neighbour galaxy, nicknamed the 'Far-Stars'.

But they weren't left star-gazing for long.

Enigmatic Technologists harnessed the groovy waves of the Super Sonic Flare, linking the two galaxies with a Sub-Sonic Highway.

Mega-corporations and galactic factions alike saw the alluring opportunity presented by an uncharted galaxy, embarking on grand voyages to establish colonies.

A new galaxy was unveiled for those bold enough to venture forth!

Now...

All but the hardest-to-reach sectors of the Far Star galaxy have been charted by Cosmic Cartographers.

For Near-Star dwellers, the second galaxy has become more of a curiosity than a fascination - something to chitchat about over a round of Slopgargles at the local space-stop.

But our young protagonist feels differently. He knows there's something about the second galaxy that he, Henry Mosse, is destined to uncover.

The Mosses are on the verge of a cosmic discovery that goes to the very core of post-Earth society...

Why Kickstarter?

Henry Mosse and The Wormhole Conspiracy has been in development for over two years by a passionate team of artists and developers. We have already completed so much of the game with our small budget and are very proud of where we have come to date!

However, to give this game the polish and finesse it deserves, we need to bring in additional resources, up our hours and take time off our day-jobs to give it the polish it deserves. 

With your support we can make this happen!

Special illustrated Galactic Tourist designs are available for pledgers at the Name Bound For Fame tier and above. Pledgers at this tier will receive a full set of printed posters as well as a T-Shirt with their chosen design!

Bad Goat Studios is an international team of independent artists from across the Asia-Pacific.

Collaborating across the ocean has provided a unique blend of cultural influences upon the Mosse Universe - creating a shared vision of a distant future that is truly original!

Design and Development

Ezra A and Felix S
Ezra A and Felix S

Ezra and Felix comprise the design and development team - constructing the Mosse Universe through written words and technological magic!

Art

Rachel F, Kit L and Adeline J
Rachel F, Kit L and Adeline J

Rachel, Kit and Adeline are our aesthetic gurus - bringing the Mosse Universe to life through gorgeous illustration and delightful visual design!

Animation

Fraser C
Fraser C

Fraser is our animation wizard - breathing life into our characters through kinetic sorcery!

 Sound and Music

Nick R, Felix W and Finn B
Nick R, Felix W and Finn B

Nick, Finn and Felix (oh no there are two of them!) are Echoshop - conjuring wonder in the aural spectrum with bold musical composition and sleek sound design!

We are inspired by a colourful array of influences, from the slapstick animation of Popeye to the retro-futurism of Jean-claude Mézières.

We draw aesthetic influence from the charm of Disney and contemplative beauty of Studio Ghibli productions; as well as science-fantasy classics such as: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Forbidden Planet, The Jetsons and Star Wars!

Our gameplay and exploration is inspired by the rich worlds of LucasArts Adventures and Double Fine Productions - as well as more experimental approaches to the adventure genre such as Kentucky Route Zero.

Our world-building is influenced by science fiction visionaries such as Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, Phillip K Dick and Douglas Adams!

Bringing this rich tapestry of influences from across cultures has helped us forge the Mosse Universe into something very special - a retro-futurist fantasy with a big heart, a soulful mind and a joyous sense of humour.

Funds raised through Kickstarter will go towards the completion of Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy and much more. Here's the break-down:

  • 35% for development time and resources
  • 25% for art and animation time and resources
  • 15% for music composition, sound design and voice actors
  • 10% for reward fulfillment costs
  • 10% for Kickstarter and payment processing fees
  • 5% for marketing costs

Risks and challenges

We’ve always known that Kickstarter crowdfunding would be a necessity, but it was also a key decision from the beginning to only raise funds once a significant portion of the game had been developed. This allowed us to test and iterate upon our production processes, build upon our toolset and iron out any the kinks in our development pipelines.

By front-loading this iterative pre-production period before committing to Kickstarter, we were able to crystallise our vision for the game and pre-emptively eliminate production issues that may have inhibited us from delivering the project.

Whilst there will undoubtably still be hurdles ahead, we have already crossed and conquered far more.

We have a well-versed team that collaborates productively, a tested content pipeline and schedule, an excellent tool-set, a clear vision and the dedication to see this project through to fruition.

Whilst we can’t guarantee we won’t be hit by some sort of spontaneous tragedy, we are very confident in the path ahead and have factored contingencies into our timeline.

Transparency is important to us. As a backer, you’ll receive regular updates to give you visibility over our progress, any challenges we may be facing and all the exciting things we have in store for you!

We appreciate all backing, big or small.

Our warmest thanks,
The Bad Goat Team

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    EARTH COUNCIL

    Immerse yourself in the Mosse Universe with a Digital Artbook and Official Soundtrack!

    Additionally, you'll get early access to Alpha and Beta builds of the game with the opportunity to offer your own ideas and feedback to the developers!

    Get your say in the creation of an original universe!

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    COSMIC COLLECTOR

    Treasure the Mosse Universe with a Printed Artbook and Physical Boxset with CD/DVD - including extra special collectors content!

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    Includes:
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    • Printed Artbook
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    NAME BOUND FOR FAME

    Your NAME will be featured in the GAME! Perhaps you'll be a famous cosmonaut - or an outlandish galactic performer!

    INCLUDES COSMIC COLLECTOR

    Includes:
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    INTERSTELLAR LIKENESS

    What's cooking good looking?

    Our artists will illustrate a likeness of you (based on a photo you provide) that will be featured in-game on a viewable prop.

    You will also receive a PHYSICAL PRINT of that illustration/portrait.

    INCLUDES COSMIC COLLECTOR

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    • Portrait Print
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    • Early Access Builds
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Artbook
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    • Exclusive Phone Background
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    Early Bird Offer (Limited to 50) - You will receive a digital copy of Henry Mosse and the Wormhole Conspiracy for PC and Mac.

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    YOUR EXALTED HIGHNESS

    You will be featured as the EXALTED RULER OF AN EXOTIC ALIEN SPECIES, illustrated from an image you provide and named in your honour!

    You will also receive a PHYSICAL PRINT of the final character.

    INCLUDES COSMIC COLLECTOR

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    • Limited Edition Boxset
    • Printed Artbook
    • Early Access Builds
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Artbook
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