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Last updated January 15, 2017

Legend Maker

Play, create, and share massive action adventure worlds. Are you ready to begin your quest?

Legend Maker

Play, create, and share massive action adventure worlds. Are you ready to begin your quest?

$8,685
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
282
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 13 2016 1:56 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 15, 2017

About

Heroes are born, legends never die
Heroes are born, legends never die
  • Download: (Alpha Demoupdated as of 6:00pm, 5/16/2016
  • Note: All assets contained within this demo are created by Dream Mix.
  • Warning: Certain graphics drivers are causing performance problems in the demo as of right now. Texture load is not optimized and can cause slowdown when a lot of objects are on screen, however, in recent updates to the demo, there have been great optimizations to combat this. This will be fixed when we purchase the professional version of GameMaker Studio that allows for texture pages, and texture groups.

Tutorials:

How to play the game from Youtuber Ryukiroku

How to save, share, and load dungeons (temporary system until online is integrated)

Upload download links to dungeons that you make to our subreddit. Download an officially created level here.

In Short

  • Legend Maker is a game where you create, share, and play action adventure game worlds. The size and scale of these worlds can be absolutely massive (approximately 1000 times larger than the size of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past), or you can make a single dungeon and call it quits. The size of each world is up to you.

In the alpha demo we only feature dungeon creation, with some very basic features. In the full game there will be many more environments, objects, and features. The final game will allow you to work with 4 types of areas (overworld, houses, caves, and dungeons), create multiple environments and biomes in each, and connect them all together.

Character, NPC, and boss customization will be a huge focus of the game, but it is not included in this demo because it will require a lot of time to develop. We think that each game world should have unique character created by the maker. We also want the player to be able to give depth to the NPCs they create by adding dialogue, quests, and options (in other words, you could make a whole game based upon text interaction if you wanted to - Legend Maker Dating Sim?). We have big plans for boss customization, too: we plan to design a system that will let makers piece together bosses; as Mick from Gametyrant.com said "you can basically Mr. Potato Head your own boss!" 

(Interview with Mick from GameTyrant)

Not feeling creative at all? Want to just sit back and play someone else's game? In Legend Maker, you can do that too. When Legend Maker releases, it will come with a ton of dungeons (and a full campaign / story mode if we can meet the $100,000 stretch goal), but you will also be able to download other people's game worlds and play them, which could allow for infinite play time! Keep in mind that sharing levels will be much more streamlined and easier to use than the temporary system in the demo.

We think that the kind of customization that Legend Maker will offer allows for a huge variety of experiences, and we are so excited to see what kind of worlds you can create using Legend Maker!

  • Latest update video:
 
  • Enemy, character, and environment designs are all imagined and drawn by our wonderfully creative concept artist Tanner Eakin.

 

 

 

 

  • In game sprites are created by our incredibly talented artist Jim Demello (MotorRoach).

 

In game
In game

 

  • In the demo you will have access to a few puzzle elements. We kept things simple, but the possibilities are still endless!
  • The demo offers 4 different items to use: fire rod, boomerang, bow, and bombs.

Our musician, Jackson Reed (jaxcheese), has already created a vast amount of music for Legend Maker. He continues to blow us away with every new track! In the final game you'll be able to choose from all of his tracks and pick the best one for each situation.

Stone Dungeon (Maker Mode)

Town Memories (Maker Mode)

Peaceful Cave (Play Mode)

Check out the Demo OST and more from jaxcheese!

We chose Kickstarter for fundraising because we know that it will allow for the most creativity on our part. Instead of making a deal with a publisher, who could limit the scope of our project and stifle our creativity with business motivations, we'd like to devote all our time and resources to making the game that we want to make; and, more importantly, the game that our fans really want.

 

 

Our stretch goals are based mainly on how much development time our budget will buy us. Extended funding will allow us to spend more time working solely on the project and produce more content.

To follow the development of the game, follow us on our social media pages!

YouTube - Where we live stream and post videos of Legend Maker's development

Twitter - Where we tweet about the latest news on Legend Maker

Subreddit - A hub for info, suggestions, and dungeon uploads (for the time being)

Facebook - Where we post the latest news on Legend Maker

Dream Mix is an indie game development team that was formed in Louisville, KY by Justin Sink. It began as a one man project and slowly adopted a team of talented creators.

Justin Sink

  • Role: Project lead and lead Programmer
  • Favorite Games: Silent Hill, Shadow of the Colossus, The Legend of Zelda, and Sonic the Hedgehog

Matt Ritchie

  • Role: Programmer
  • Favorite Games: Shadow of the Colossus, The Legend of Zelda, and Dwarf Fortress

Guillaume Caruso

  • Role: Programmer
  • Favorite Games: The Legend of Zelda, Crash Bandicoot, and Spyro

Jackson Reed (jaxcheese)

  • Role: Music and SFX
  • Favorite Games: Cave Story, Chrono Trigger, and Mother 3

Tanner Eakin

  • Role: Concept Artist
  • Favorite Games: The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Earthbound

Jim DeMello (MotorRoach)

  • Role: Sprite and Environment Artist
  • Favorite Games: King of Fighters and Garou: Mark of the Wolves

kickstarter page created by matt wargo

 

Risks and challenges

Our main risk has to do with getting the funding necessary to work solely on Legend Maker. Our base goal is set as low as we can manage; we hope that we can meet that target and stretch much farther, to give the team more time to work on more ambitious ideas that we list in the stretch goals.

A smaller risk, but something that we feel that we need to be transparent about, is that we aren't 100% sure that we can get licenses for Playstation 4 and Xbox one. If the associated companies decide that they do not want to license Legend Maker, it will not be licensed for those consoles. If that is the case, we will use the money in those stretch goals to add features planned for later stretch goals.

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