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About this project

We taking great inspiration from games such as OboroMuramasa, Dragon's Crown, Odin sphere, Castlevania X and elements from other games we really like to make this game of our own. But now we would like to share our project with you and finish the game with us together!

Straight into the point, lets start with our main characters!

ABOUT THE VAGRANT  

Fighter type the vagrant is for players who like to confront enemy in the front. She has various combo and counter-attacks to deal with any situation. Vagrant could also consume the rage bar to unleash power attack to destroy enemy, and she could perform different power attack by change to another weapon. Those power attack is upgradeable so when player is surrounded with monsters, you know what to do!  

Vivian the vagrant, travels to Mythrilia to look for her lost sister, but she will face difficulties and hard decision making. It is completely unpredictable that Vivian could find her sister.  

ABOUT THE CHARLATAN

Magician type the charlatan uses long-range elemental magical attack and supportive spells such as teleport and debuff enemies etc. Once charlatan accumulate enough magic in magic pool (same mechanics to the vagrant’s rage bar), a powerful elemental spirit will ready to be summoned to wipe the enemy! The charlatan also has the ability to perform a short range flying so player might need to keep moving to keep good position in battle.

Camden the charlatan, expelled from wizard academy and his family for shameful false dissertation regarding summoning magic. Once heard the rumors that the elemental spirits appears on Mythrilia, the proud and kind of arrogant Dr.Camden (self-claimed) sailed away to scrap any documents or records prove his hypothesis. Although Camden keeps convincing people to agree his theory in his journey a doubtful and unsettled feeling to himself keeps growing stronger inside his heart.

ABOUT THE BEARBORN

Assassin type bearborn is fast and formidable. She relies on her agility to strike enemy with deadly bear claw and get away from the traps and ambushes. She is also good at surprising enemy with a lethal backstab to eliminate foes with one hit! After her anima bar( same as rage bar and magic pool) grows to sufficient level, bearborn could transform into the legendary mighty berserker for certain amount of time. The berserker is an extremely powerful warmachine that crushes everything stands in front of it, and player could keep recovering anima bar by hitting enemy! In the worst and most desperate situation, bearborn could turn herself into the big bear to wipe out the whole scene!  

Betty the bearborn, raised in orphanage, discriminated by other villagers. Her only family was people from the orphanage, but the orphanage is experiencing financial difficulties and children are starving. Betty thought that she needs to do something, so she stows away to Mythrilia seeking for treasure. However, she somehow learned clue about who she actually is. After that, this trip of treasure hunting become more complicated than Betty expected.

 These are some of the concept design of game environments. We have prepared many different types of terrains for players to explore, and we are putting a lot of effort on maximizing the visual quality of this game! 

Finalized monster you will see in the game
Finalized monster you will see in the game
clean up-ed monster waiting to be coloured and animated
clean up-ed monster waiting to be coloured and animated

Despite what we showed in here, there will be much more types of monsters for players to kill!

MAGICAL PET COME TO AID YOUR BATTLE!

Get help from these lovely magical pet from wearing special item! Each of them has unique ability such as recover your HP or offensive magic spell, etc. 

 We designed multiple boss monsters in each region, and if you defeat the region's guardian, you will obtain very generous reward plus the key to next region!

 There are 4 types of facilities players can shop (for now! probably more later but no promise :p)

Potion shop - buy HP/MP and other types of potion, you will need these during the game.

Black smith - buy or enhance your weapon with materials.

Grocery store - food ingredient for your cooking needs.

Tavern - get full recovered plus you can use the kitchen to make your own food.

To know more details of our weapon and cooking system

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TALK TO THE NPCS AS WELL

Apart from the shopkeepers, these NPC will also give you useful information and help.

CHECK THE VIDEO TO SEE THE ACTUAL COMBAT AND HOW WE MAKE THE GAME!

REWARD CHART

NOTICE: DRM-free version will come together with the steam key!

Tier reward detailed explanation

We have put on detailed information of what each tier includes and how those tiers work in here:

Update#6: Tier reward detailed explanation

We think it's better to add the update content in here as well, so it could save your time to click the link ;)

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Tier 1 – Pledge £1 or more

This tier rewards includes

Wall paper

You name in the credit

An email showing our gratitude! ========================================================

Tier 2 - Pledge £7 or more 

This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper

You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) =========================================================

 Tier 3 - Pledge £10 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) =========================================================

Tier 4 - Pledge £13 or more 

This tier rewards includes 

Wall paper 

You name in the credit 

An email showing our gratitude 

Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) =========================================================

Tier 5 - Pledge £20 or more 

This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) =========================================================

 Tier 6 - Pledge £30 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 Work with us to design a consumable item in the game! And the term of “consumable item”, there are three types of item are consumable which are: 

 Potions – We will work with you to with the bottle designs if you like! Or send us your own design. You can also choose what effects your potion has, recovering HP for instance. There will be quite a lot of effect you could choose from such as temporary ability increase or decrease, change player size bigger or smaller, changing gravity to jump higher or lower, temporary invincibility, regeneration HP or SP, temporary unlimited SP or other effects! There will be more effects to choose from through time (our technician keeps discovering new features of the game engine!) 

 Food – you can design either cooked-dish type or deli & snack (pickup and eat) type. Just tell us your favourite dish, meat, veggies, fruits or dairy product, etc. together with a picture of it we'll put it in! If by any chance this item is already in our item list, we can make it XXXX (your name)’s whatever it is. 

 Cooked-dish – a cooked dish could permanently increase player’s ability, so we will work with you to design its effect and temporary buffs or debuffs this dish add to character refer to the potion function lists we will provide you. Also, tell us up to four types of ingredients required to make this dish! 

 Deli & snacks - since it will be consumed right away for recover HP/SP only, you could design how much HP or SP (or both) this food recover OR damage by percentage while eating it! (Just like the foods from the classic old-school arcade games!) 

 Treasure - you could design a collectible treasure item values up to 50,000 G in the game and will be added to the in-game encyclopedia. You could also tell us how big this item will be as in-game size. There will be a scale references sent to you once we are on that stage (funded, of course). As long as the item isn't bigger than the character it should be fine. 

 For example: 

 “…I think I'll go with lasagna for food (cooked dish, require pasta, ground meat, tomato juice and cheese) - buff/debuff: increased ATK, lowered DEF.” 

 That sounds nice! Then will work on your request and it looks like this! 

your designs in the game!
your designs in the game!

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 Tier 7 - Pledge £40 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 Work with us to create either a portrait painting OR a sculpture of yourself placed in game somewhere you decide! 

 - send us a photo of you! Whether mug shot, bust shot or full body, you can always request what you want to wear! 

 - You have a self-portrait you want to put in the game! Why not show your work in the game to let people in Mythrilia know you better! 

 Once it’s done, we would like you to add yourself a description of this piece of art to show our heroes who you are and a bit story of you! 

 For example: 

Send us your photo or design, we make it into the game! 

your own portrait or statue!
your own portrait or statue!
statue material variations - iron/copper/silver and more! material variations - iron/copper/silver and more!
statue material variations - iron/copper/silver and more! material variations - iron/copper/silver and more!

Then add a line of description for yourself! 

 Such as” [your-name] : a wanderer of dimensions, maybe you'll encounter him someday?” =========================================================

Tier 8 - Pledge £75 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 Work with us to make yourself a NPC or put your own character in the game! 

 -You could send us a photo of you and make yourself a NPC in the game! Tell us what you would like to wear, and you can wear anything you like since there will be time-distorted area in the game so it's your call! (As long as your costume doesn't drag us to a lawsuit.) 

 - You have your own character design, and your character wish to have some interactions with Vivian, Camden and Betty! We might need to redo your character to fit the style of The Vagrant universe so you will get the most immersive experiences! 

 Also write a line of dialogue as well so you know what you want to say when you meet Vivian, Camden or Betty! Or just say anything you like! Be smart and be stupid! (As long as there is no swearing languages, political and religious offensive context. Also, when we say A line of dialogue it doesn't have to be just one sentence, just don't make it to a long paragraph.) 

 For example: 

 you tell us what you want to wear and stuff. Then we make you (or your character) into the game like this: 

you as a NPC in the game!
you as a NPC in the game!

After that, you write a line of dialogue for you character such as: 

 "I once was an adventurer like you, then I got lazy." 

 "Did you know that, at this moment, there's an alternate version of you working an office job? Sure sucks, huh?" =========================================================

 Tier 9 - Pledge £150 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 Work with us to design a monster in the game! 

 - You can make yourself (or your pet) a monster in the game! Send us a photo and work with us to transfer your evil self into the game! 

 - Bad enough to unleash your own monster and challenge the heroes? Send us your design and work with us for your monster debut in Mythrilia! 

 Once you are happy with the looks of the monster, we will then work with you to design how you want your monster to attack! At last, a monster does not mean boss monster. Your design could be an exclusive monster though. 

 For example: 

 If you would like to transfer your pet into a monster in the game, send us several photos, and some description such as flame on the tails etc. Then it looks like this! 

monster you designed in the game!
monster you designed in the game!

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 Tier 10 - Pledge £200 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 Work with us to design a magical follower pet! 

 - Either send us photo of your own actual pet in real tell us how you like to be done, or leave it to us with some descriptions. We will work together to bring your very own magical pet follows you to the battle. 

 - You have a design already and would like us to make it into the game. Then we will still work with you to get your design running around in Mythrilia! (We might need to redo your design to match the style of this game for immersive gameplay.) 

 Once you are happy with the design, we then will work with you to decide if you want your pet to be supportive at the back recover HP for you, or you would like the cutie to fight by your side. Your choice. 

 We will also work with you to design two sets of attack or spell casting motions, and backers could write 3-5 short lines of dialogue for pet to speak randomly in the game! 

 For example: 

 Now you want to make your pet a magical follower pet! Send us photos with some requirement descriptions, and we work together. Then it looks like this:

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 Tier 11 - Pledge £300 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 We will work with you to design a weapon! 

 You could choose to design ONE piece of weapon for ONE character. As long as the weapon doesn't get us into a lawsuit, any design would just be fine. 

 We will have a model sheet for you if you have access to graphic tablet to create your own designs. If you prefer to use words and reference pictures, we could work with you to create your dream weapon! For what weapon the heroes use are: 

Vivian's weapon includes a sword and a shield as ONE weapon 

Camden's weapon includes a walk-stick 

Betty's weapon includes a pair of claw 

 Once you happy with the design, we will work together to figure out how strong your weapon will be. For example:

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 Tier 12 - Pledge £1,000 or more 

 This tier rewards includes 

 Wall paper 

 You name in the credit 

 An email showing our gratitude 

 Digital download of The Vagrant (Steam key + DRM-FREE, so that’s 2 copies in total) 

 A PDF format artwork collection of The Vagrant (Original size concepts, design and many art assets used in the game) 

 Access to early beta testing (get your hands on the game earlier than others, and hopefully giving us some feedback) 

 Write your own story as a side-quest in the game! 

 This is a tricky one. Since the story will be a side quest, you could really get wild write you own story without concerning this games universe! However, there are resources we can provide for you to use just so you could get the most of this tier reward. 

 This game’s universe includes three types of civilizations which are medieval Europe, Scandinavian Viking and Ancient Persia with some fantasy touches, and there are time distorted environment in some places as well, so I think there should be quite a lot of freedom to write anything you like. And we could also create new NPCs (up to 5 maximum) and items (up to 5 maximum) just for your story! That’s actually 5 new characters and 5 items comes with this tier! 

 But how does this work out? For example: Once you have your script written, you could send us and discuss how many new characters and items you need, how many battles and cut-scenes there will be. Then we will arrange it to a series of quests to the game. We will work very closely to make this happen and that will take quite a while to actually implement to the game. Therefore if you really want to choose this tier you will need some patience to see your story come alive! But once it’s done, I think it will be one of the most exciting side-quest in the game!

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Because this seems the most ideal platform for small team such as us! We believe if the the stuff is good people will like it and support. Also, get crowd funding from Kickstarter would really keep us independent in order to make a game that people sharing same vision with us. To be honest, games produced by Vanillaware actually gave us the first motivation, we have been discussed so many times that if this could have done this or that game could have done that. All these frustration pushed us decided to work together from last July 2014. 

Another reason we choose Kickstarter is there are many more games we want to make in the future and this is only our first step! We take this chance to prove our passion and commitment, finish this game with us and make it happen!

HOW DO WE USE THE FUND?

There is 10% Kickstarter Fee and 20% Tax we have to pay, then non of us is musician so we would really like to have a talented music guy to contribute his/her talent as well and that does not come cheap(We have found the composer already! Many thanks to who contacted us offering his/her great musical talents!). At last, we need to eat and sleep as well so a nice warm meal and some sleep for us everyday would make us do our best to accomplish this project.

ABOUT US

 

Qiang Wang (Animator, Game design)

All the character and monster's animation and design is from this guy. He also designs this game's mechanics. He does not compromise on the game's quality, and really really passionate about what he doing.

Yiran Rong (Programmer, Technical support)

Without Yiran, this project will not be here,and he working tirelessly to solve technical issue and optimize the game. Yiran also manages our website. We love him.

Canlin Liu (Background Art, Concept)

He paints the background and environment, and concept art to visualize how this game would look like. He also make sure everything is on track and decide what we have for dinner every evening.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Review from One Angry Gamer:

http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2015/03/the-vagrant-dragons-crown-esque-game-lands-on-greenlight/

Review from Indiemag.fr (in french):

https://www.indiemag.fr/articles/vagrant-decouverte-ce-jeu-inspire-productions-vanillaware

Review from Gamegeekz:

https://gamegeekz1989.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/the-vagrant/

Review from Jed Whitaker on Destructoid:

The Vagrant Kickstarter shows us how to use a belt

Risks and challenges

The only risk for us is the unpredictable technical issue might delay the game development. however, we have got most of the core functions sorted and the amount of visual asset is not a problem at all.
Financially, we have another option for guarantee already so the potential thread is eliminated before it happens.

Finally, we really thank you for backing us and finishing this game together with us! Please ask us anything regarding the game and tell us what you think we would love to hear that!

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