€1,690
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 30 2016 7:42 PM UTC +00:00
Stanislaw SchitzBy Stanislaw Schitz
First created
Stanislaw SchitzBy Stanislaw Schitz
First created
€1,690
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 30 2016 7:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

First MMO RPG chat bot for messengers.
And in fact the first messenger chat bot on Kickstarter at the moment.

Text-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game delivered to its native environment of fast-growing messengers via chatbot solution. Just imagine old-school MUD experience with convenience of contemporary chatbot.

Player interacting with gaming world by sending simple text commands or pressing buttons with lovely icons right in his messenger. Moving on map by choosing direction to go, killing a monster by sending a /kill command, picking up items and managing inventory by clicking simple links in incoming messages.

Bot sends images for visualisation of game map, items and player's apparel.
Bot sends images for visualisation of game map, items and player's apparel.

Each map location may contain Items, NPC («non-player character»), monsters and other players. Player can take, drop and wear items, talk to NPC, attack a monster, fight or chat with other players.

Each NPC is in fact independent chatbot with its scenario and kind of artificial intelligence. NPC can offer a quest, cure, restore strength, give you a new skill, sell or buy items and so on. Quests suggest players to find items («Please collect some Silver and Red mushrooms for me»), killing monsters («Can you clear Eelion Mill from rats»), making some work («Bring this letter to Rancis in Wilford») as well as more complex scenarios including decision making that influence game process.

World Map Alpha Preview
World Map Alpha Preview

Gaming world at the moment represented by a single Island called Dorwine with its cities and villages, dungeons, lakes and rivers, temples, ruins, caves, deserts and jungles it's a huge territory to explore. Gameplay includes travelling, extensive trading, discovering new characters, materials and ingredients.

Player's Manual, official game channel and group
Player's Manual, official game channel and group

In-game player’s manual describes all the details of gaming process. Special messenger groups and channels are open for discussions and game news distribution. There is already a community of players taking part in product development.

Where we are?

Game is already up and running. You can @playrpgbot for Telegram Messenger on any mobile device or desktop version of Telegram. We consider the game is in early Alpha, thought it is already full-functional vast gaming world with 250+ unique locations, 500+ items, 5 cities, 10+ dungeons, 50+ kinds of monstrosities and growing. Every aspect described below is already set up, tested and working. 

At the moment there are three race, three items classes, 8 skills defining which class of armor and weapon would have best performance, 7 sizes of monsters and 12 types of NPC. 

All items in game are classified as Common, Uncommon (mostly common things with some additional value or effects), Rare (all Dragon items) and Unique.

Common weapons and armor classification made by level: Ancient / Rusty → Iron (Level 1) → Steel (Level 2) → Bronze (Level 3) → Silver (Level 5) → Golden (Level 10). Golden are the most powerful base items. Adding effects to these types of items makes them Uncommon (so steel item with powerful effects can beat simple Golden). 

Every of these items have additional distribution to items class - Light / Medium / Heavy. Skills defines the ability to use classes: Speed for Light, Agility for Medium, Power for Heavy.

Adamantine items is exception to these rules, has even more power than Gold items, uses all of the above mentioned skills and has no limit on level, but is extremely hard to get.

Game reviews on Storebot.me:
https://storebot.me/bot/playrpgbot

Project Development.

Project is in constant development, every day we are trying to bring new features, extend gaming world and invite new players to «Dragon Islands». What we need is your support to put it on a global scale.

One of upcoming features - ability to share Item or Player info card using inline commands in chats or groups.
One of upcoming features - ability to share Item or Player info card using inline commands in chats or groups.

Project Roadmap.

1. Translate game interface to 10+ more languages and gaming world to at least 5 languages to make it accessible worldwide.

We almost made translation of the game to 5+ languages with support of players and enthusiasts. Though that is only interface. Messengers are really multinational platforms which are used by millions of people all over the world. Game is mainly text-based so most of content in gaming world – locations names and description, quests, scenarios and NPC dialogues are in text. There is really a plenty of work to do.

2. Expand gaming world.

Three islands, 75+ towns and villages, 3000+ locations, 100+ NPCs, 50-100 quests, 500+ monsters. The gaming world you would love to discover.

3. Functionality and gameplay.

Make our player's wish list real:

  • Magic (Spells, Scrolls);
  • Clans (Collective Fighting);
  • Real Estate (Castles, Homes);
  • Guilds (Skills Development);
  • Mining, crafting, PvP trading;
  • Locations and Items Images;
  • Core plot for single mode.

All the requests sent to official game group are listed. Every feedback is taken in consideration.

4. Provide game with powerful servers to keep it running fast.

As the game becomes more popular, we need to deal with high-load. Scripts optimization potential has it's limit, so we need good hardware.

5. Deploy to other platforms.

Telegram Bot API is certainly the best platform to start a bot with, but we also plan launching the game on other platforms to make it available for a wider audience. We are tracking updates on core messenger platforms (Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Kik, Viber, WeChat and may be even Slack or Whatsapp) for chat bot implementation opportunities. As soon as it will become possible we'll start to expand. 

Detailed world map made by players community: Swant, Plup and naz7 respectably.
Detailed world map made by players community: Swant, Plup and naz7 respectably.

Why Kickstarter?  

We invested a lot of our time and money to launch absolutely new product on an entirely new platform with kind of unpredictable future. Kickstarter was always a good proof-of-concept. We genuinely hope our project can inspire launch of other chat bot projects out there. Chat bot revolution is coming - help us shape the future!

Benefits for Bakers.

That is a an opportunity to get valuable game items, most of which are unique and can be received only while participating on KickStarter project. Every single thing here is offered on a ten-times higher value.

Diamonds are the main recourse in the game. You can use it to restore health (to keep fighting) and strength (to keep exploring the world), gain rare items, turn into any materials or change to a gold.

Most expensive pledging opportunities offers absolutely incredible value - having your own real estate right in the center of main Island. Castle will be built by your requirements, accommodating plenty of space to store all your apparel and items. Every other player would see it on map and on their way. Give it your name and distribute the room keys if you wish - reserve them for your clan members or rule it in your sole discretion. And as it is a real estate may be you can sell it later even for a bigger price.

All backers would receive unique jewellery marking their participation in early game development. All limited pledging options also offers an opportunity to put backer name in game credits.

Referrals.

If you introduce someone to our Kickstarter campaign and they decide to back us, you will receive number of Diamonds equal to half of amount of their pledge. Just make sure your friends send us a message telling who referred them.

Extras.

Exclusive icons for each item in game.
Exclusive icons for each item in game.

Each item in game will have its own unique icon set for all of its variations.

...and that is not even the half of the list :)
...and that is not even the half of the list :)

 

Risks and challenges

As the product is already released, the only real risk there is being massively played. There would be challenges with high-load and bot reaction speed. Also that would be extremely important for us to keep it on the top of chat bot stores ratings, so we can constantly bring new players. We recognise our team members as experienced professionals in corresponding fields able to deal with these issues.

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 11

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    ▪ 15 Diamonds
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    ▪ 30 Diamonds
    ▪ Full Golden* Armor Set (Level 10)
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    ▪ 2 Teleportation Scrolls
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    ▪ 50 Diamonds
    ▪ Rare Dragon Weapon**, 50-100k in-game Gold value
    ▪ Full Golden* Armor Set (Level 10)
    ▪ Unique Jewellery Item, for backers only
    ▪ 5 Teleportation Scrolls
    ▪ Your name in game credits
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    Pledge €250 or more About US$ 281

    ▪ 100 Diamonds
    ▪ Rare Red Dragon Weapon**, 150k in-game Gold value
    ▪ Full Adamantine** Armor Set
    ▪ Rare Magic Jewellery Item
    ▪ Unique Jewellery Item, for backers only
    ▪ 10 Teleportation Scrolls
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    ▪ 250 Diamonds
    ▪ Rare Black Dragon Weapon**, 250k in-game Gold value
    ▪ 2x Rare Magic Jewellery Item
    ▪ Full Adamantine** Armor Set
    ▪ Unique Jewellery Item, for backers only
    ▪ 15 Teleportation Scrolls
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    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,124

    ▪ 500 Diamonds
    ▪ Unique Epic Weapon**, 500k in-game value
    ▪ Full Adamantine** Armor Set
    ▪ 3x Rare Magic Jewellery Item
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    ▪ 25 Teleportation Scrolls
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    Pledge €2,500 or more About US$ 2,809

    ▪ Real estate - your house on the main street of any game town to keep your items, restore health and strength for free. You give the name. No one can enter without a key.
    ▪ 50 Teleportation Scrolls
    ▪ Unique Jewellery Item, worth 1M in-game Gold
    ▪ 1000 Diamonds to buy weapons and armor
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    Pledge €7,000 or more About US$ 7,866

    ▪ Castle - personal in-game location in the middle of Dorwine Island. You give the name. Everyone can see it but no one can enter unless you give keys to some rooms. Private storage for all your loot and items. Unique real estate!
    ▪ Unlimited number or teleportations to your Castle from any location of the gaming world
    ▪ Unique Jewelery Item indicating you are the owner of the Castle
    ▪ 5000 Diamonds to buy just everything
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    ▪ Your name goes on the top of game credits

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Funding period

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