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  • Windows (Download) (XNA 4.0 Runtime Required)
  • Controls (Movement - Arrows, Attack - X, Action - C, Health Potion - S, Stamina Potion - D)
Please note: The demo is a cross section of all the gameplay we hope to offer. This is not meant to portray a completed version of the game. We wanted to get what we had on the screen so that you could all take part in what we are working on :)

What is Tales of Descent?

Tales of Descent is a classic style dungeon crawler with a few modern additions. The entire game will take place in various different dungeons that are all randomly generated. The pace of the game will involve grabbing keys, fighting monsters, and taking down bosses. 

The biggest difference between this game and a traditional dungeon crawler is that improving your character does not require grinding for experience. The game instead focuses on gathering materials from enemies you've slain in order to convert them into charms that can be used to increase stats or upgrade weapons.

This materials based stat upgrades means that you can focus on becoming an amazing melee character, or a mage powerful enough to be rivaled. The game is designed around the idea that the player should be able to build their character exactly the way that they want. The control is in the hands of the player, exactly as it should be!

The Adventure Begins!
The Adventure Begins!

What good would dungeon exploration be if you couldn't do it with friends? Tales of Descent will feature multiple multiplayer games modes ranging from co-op, survival, hardcore mode, and a PVP arena. Finally, players can host their own servers. These servers can be either private or public.

Features

Classic single player gameplay

Randomly Generated Dungeons & Encounters

Hidden Passages and Secret Treasure

Materials based player progress, no experience grinding!

Co-operative online gameplay so that you can enjoy exploring dungeons and beating bosses with your friends!

A horde mode that will test your skills by sending in wave after wave of enemies to try and break you!

A PVP arena so that you can show your friends whose boss!

Hardcore Mode -- Because who doesn't want to cry salty tears when their uber-powerful character gets deleted from a not so good encounter?!?!

Gamepad Support

Windows, OS X, and Linux Support

The dungeons are all randomly generated, so you can be sure that you will be settling into a custom adventure each time you play! The multiplayer aspect of the game will allow you to gather your friends to descend into the depths of the world to fight monsters together!

Why fundraising through Kickstarter?

Currently, Will McCullough, Raymond Stewart, Mylene Bennett are working to make Tales of Descent a reality and working full-time jobs in order to keep their lives afloat. The end result of this is that they often works upwards of 16-18 hours a day to build Tales of Descent.

Metavirus Games, LLC is a young company and Kickstarter would allow them to break free and get the company moving while providing a fun experience with Tales of Descent. Metavirus Games was founded by gamers and hard workers that want to bring simple and fun entertainment to the world!

Kickstarter is a means to that end. If this Kickstarter is successful, they can begin to work on Tales of Descent full-time. This means that the final product will arrive much faster than it would otherwise. It also affords Metavirus Games the opportunity to make Tales of Descent live up to its full potential.

Breakdown of Costs

Total: $59,950 

Risks and challenges

It is important to put this out there. We have not put out a commercial title before. It is important that you know and understand this about us. We have an absolute commitment to getting this game done. For the last six months, we've been working on it while maintaining fulltime jobs. We have worked to provide a demo to show that we are serious. The demo may only show a small slice of what we want to offer, but within that demo are thousands of hours of work to develop this game.

Metavirus Games is still a company at the beginning of its journey. The artist and programmer is still working a full-time job. Kickstarter would enable Metavirus Games to begin to take off.

Kickstarter will enable us to dedicate ourselves to building the game in the way that we intend. If this Kickstarter campaign does not succeed, the game will still come out, but with certain features cut. While our programmer may also be somewhat decent at pixel art, having the resources to have a dedicated artist to help us would fully bring the game to life.

The game currently only features royalty free music. We would love to replace this with a score that is dedicated to the game. We believe that music, like art and mechanics, are very important to the feel of the game. After speaking with a number of musicians about creating music for this project, the best price we could get was roughly $1000 per minute of music. We are hoping for the game to feature about 10-15 minutes of music, so Kickstarter would really help us in that regard.

Finally, we can't forget about promotion. We have to promote the game so that we can continue to grow the community. This will also enable us to build a company that can continue to deliver fun games in the future. Promotion and marketing are critically important to the process.

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