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Update #5: We want to say thank you!

Update #4: 8 days left ~ The spirit is still alive

Update #3: 10% achieved ~ Wani new actions


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Born of the romance between Ghost Goblins and Pang, living in worlds like Naruto and Hellboy” It would be how we define our game…

Savage: Road to Darkness is a 2D Adventure/platform game, which is heavily influenced by traditional animation combined with digital art, the challenges that came with retro games and our love for manga/anime.

"Abandon hope all ye who enter here" I remember very well this phrase written at the Gate of Hell of Dante Alighieri, this phrase for some reason always caught my attention, what a terrifying phrase at the entrance of such an overwhelming place. Anyone reading it would feel the same fear Dante felt about to enter hell, but it also made me wonder what would happen if someone about to enter this tragic place was worse than the Devil himself, and so it occurred to me to write Savage: Road to Darkness.
       

 

  • Become Oni Wani, uncover the mystery about his past and turn into a merciless warrior in a merciless world. Let his Darkness consume you and survive using his violent instinct.
  • Akuma no Rakuen (Devil's Paradise) is a big continent, full of life and challenge, replete of beauty and danger. The whole area is connected and what lies beyond, in each part of Akuma no Rakuken, is unknown.
  • Once you decide to play this game you must leave all salvation behind you, and strive to survive and become stronger.
    Welcome to the Darkness.

 

 

 

The king has passed away and for ten years his kingdom, an incredible world finds itself sunk in an endless war due to the void left since the king's death has awaken many people's desire to take over the empty throne. Akuma no Rakuen has split off and a whole continent lays under the laws of some self-claimed kings, who with a great power and intellect, have accomplished to own a vast extension of territory in which everyone who crosses their path is forced to submit.

A legend lives in the shadows like a whisper that manifests itself as a myth among the faithfuls to the previous king... "The dragon will come and the fire will consume everything to make of paradise his kingdom".

 

 

Ninjutsu:  An ancient lethal art that defines a ninja. It allows Oni Wani to use a variety of weapons and secret techniques, in order to transform himself into a living weapon.

Shinobigana (ninja sword): A deadly discipline that only few beings can master. Oni Wani can use any kind of ninjaken (ninja blades) with tremendous dexterity and precision, even the legendary Cursed One. Different types of ninjaken exists, each one with its own unique effects. So be prepared to improve your sword skills and become a master.

Chakra/Jutsu: Chakra is the energy of life, created from all livings things. Several forms of Chakra exist that affects the nature of the individual. By harnessing this energy special, powerful techniques can derived, known as Jutsus. Wani can bend the Chakra energy to his will, enabling him to switch between its different manifestations. Those who run out of Chakra will perish.

Shinobi Hidden: Special abilities that can be used for defense,deception, stealth and engage.Embracing these skills will make the Darkness your ally.

 

 

 

 The driving force of the story is a mysterious anthropomorphic being called Oni Wani.

He was given the name based upon his close resemblance of a crocodile (wani) and his demonic (oni) nature that brings chaos to any land he sets foot on. He was reborn from the Greater Tree of the lost continent, Akuma no Rakuen, with his memory wiped clean. Lost without memory, the emptiness he feels strongly tempts him with anger and violence.

With his beating heart, Wani forges a weapon created by his deep hatred. He will seek out new places and encounter strange creatures which will in turn, unravel his true existence.

Iwa no Senpū (岩の旋風)
Iwa no Senpū (岩の旋風)

 

Mizu kurōn (水クローン)
Mizu kurōn (水クローン)

 

Shinobigatana (忍刀) - Taka no Kage (鷹の影)
Shinobigatana (忍刀) - Taka no Kage (鷹の影)

 

 

Doragonburesu (ドラゴンブレス)
Doragonburesu (ドラゴンブレス)

 

Tsubuyaki (つぶやき) - Shi no Mai (死の舞)
Tsubuyaki (つぶやき) - Shi no Mai (死の舞)

 

Ten no Ryū (天の龍)
Ten no Ryū (天の龍)

 

Amaru Kingdom: The place where the origin of chaos for the civil war started. Uma The Protector from Amaru died, and with her the loyalty for the King. Now the beast's land have another leader so aggressive and ferocious, that blood cover this land. Anyone who challenge him will face his destructive force.

Tawā (タワー) - Hanabi (花火) - Hashiro (は白)
Tawā (タワー) - Hanabi (花火) - Hashiro (は白)

 

Shuma (数码)
Shuma (数码)

 

Kurenai (紅)
Kurenai (紅)

 

 

Blanka ( 白)
Blanka ( 白)

 

Kinzoku (金属) - Awai Shi (淡い死)
Kinzoku (金属) - Awai Shi (淡い死)

 

Watanabe (渡辺)
Watanabe (渡辺)

 

Together we can release the seal that oppresses the other goals, as the power of Oni Wani increases through the campaign.

  • We can currently assure versions of the game for Pc, Mac and Linux.
  • For other consoles (Ps4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) should be expected to be confirmed each version and reach the respective goal in the campaign.
  • People who donate 15 € or more, will have access to them, although they will be available for everyone in the add ons list.
  • Wani himself will be notifying you of any changes that occur in the process of acquiring the game in these versions.

Our original take on Savage: Road to Darkness was that of an arcade style, intended for mobile devices. However, after months of development and careful planning the project has rapidly evolved, featuring an incredibly extended world, an exciting story, and expanded gameplay features.

Furthermore, this project makes use of high definition 2D art which is one of the most expensive forms of art. To produce a high quality visual result like that requires a lot of work, patience and time. Our general scope for the future is to establish Artcle Studio as a full game company, which means that we will have to deal with different forms of costs, like operational, licensing, and living costs.

Taking the above points under consideration, this game will require the help of the community in order to be able to reach its final form within a proper deadline. Savage: Road to Darkness will be the start of a great and long journey, a journey that will require constant Improving, testing and the feedback of a strong community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Character design 

 

 

 

Akuma no Rakuen (悪魔の楽園)
Akuma no Rakuen (悪魔の楽園)

 

Tsuki (月)
Tsuki (月)

 The world

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Savage: Road to Darkness is the game that we've always dreamed of bringing to life. This passion drove us to undertake a lot of risks, including pushing back our Kickstarter campaign for several months in order to have something truly amazing in our hands. Hand-drawn, high quality art like this comes at a high price and requires the aid of some very talented people. But that didn't stop us investing time, money and energy so we could design the world of Akuma no Rakuen exactly as we have imagined it.

We worked extensively for months into building a functional prototype so that you can have a better understanding of our game design, as well as our final vision. Most of the core mechanics and basic framework is in place, however, there is always room for improvement. We have carefully planned our development stages with deadlines to ensure the smooth production of this game. Art will be further polished and gameplay will be greatly expanded and enhanced since this is required to produce the gaming experience that we have envisioned.

This is the labour of love that we've always wanted to create: A beautiful, challenging game with cool powers and awesome characters. We have a lot of work ahead of us, because like our protagonist Oni Wani, we are striving for complete mastery of our skills. It is important for us for this project succeeds, since this is just the beginning of Oni Wani's journey and we plan to turn his endeavour into a complete saga! We feel confident that with your support we will offer a unique experience, unlike any other so far. So please join us, and together, we will travel along the Road to Darkness.

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