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CA$ 1,285
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 3 2018 6:24 AM UTC +00:00
CA$ 1,285
pledged of CA$ 21,000pledged of CA$ 21,000 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 3 2018 6:24 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is Pieces of 8?

Pieces of Eight is a VR pirate combat and exploration game. You can sail massive galleons to plunder ships, complete quests, and explore the massive 4 km world, filled with towns, caves, massive ocean cliffs, coral reefs, and more. It is an excellent combination of a VR experience with a VR game. You can join in with your friends and explore together, go in search for hidden treasures, defeat your opponents in ship battle or land, climbing, swinging and jumping obstacles to catch them, kick doors down or use your bow and arrow, guns and swords to defend yourself. In this game keep your profile low, pirates are never welcome to town, and if you are in the open sea be prepaired to defeat every pirates fear. 

Social:

Website: http://piecesof8vr.com/

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/803500/Pieces_of_Eight/

Discord: https://discord.gg/eDm2B6U

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PiecesofEightVR/

Youtube: 

(Po8): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6iSrtHqeevC1oCKbuwsUzg

(Personal): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCINxET0W6MSwzPvxhvaROhA

WIP Characters:

Captain Simuel: An avid sailor who turned sour over the loss of his leg. His mobility may be limited, but he makes up for this with heavy firepower, and his parrot to scout far distances ahead.
Captain Simuel: An avid sailor who turned sour over the loss of his leg. His mobility may be limited, but he makes up for this with heavy firepower, and his parrot to scout far distances ahead.
Assassin: An Assassin who fled South America with a massive bounty on her head. She found refuge in a pirate village, and became loyal to pirates ever since.
Assassin: An Assassin who fled South America with a massive bounty on her head. She found refuge in a pirate village, and became loyal to pirates ever since.
Butcher: A friendly man in town, who is known for his missing hand, which he replaced with a hook.... or whatever he can attach to his arm.
Butcher: A friendly man in town, who is known for his missing hand, which he replaced with a hook.... or whatever he can attach to his arm.
Múireann: If her accent didn't give it away, no one would know the origin of this Irish lady. " A "charming" heavy drinker is often found passed out in the bar.
Múireann: If her accent didn't give it away, no one would know the origin of this Irish lady. " A "charming" heavy drinker is often found passed out in the bar.

Po8 Screenshots:

Dynamic Lighting, and custom light functions give off beautiful Godrays, that dont bother the eyes in VR
Dynamic Lighting, and custom light functions give off beautiful Godrays, that dont bother the eyes in VR
The ocean floor is packed full of coral reefs, fish swimming, and hidden locations
The ocean floor is packed full of coral reefs, fish swimming, and hidden locations
Hidden in the dense jungle are several decaying ruins of an ancient civilization
Hidden in the dense jungle are several decaying ruins of an ancient civilization
Look carefully around town, there could be hidden war room or tunnels under the floorboards
Look carefully around town, there could be hidden war room or tunnels under the floorboards
Buried in the sand, you may find ruined ships, relics and old remains of pirate villages
Buried in the sand, you may find ruined ships, relics and old remains of pirate villages
Find and unlock cosmetic items for your characters and ship
Find and unlock cosmetic items for your characters and ship

Weapons:

Night Quartet
Night Quartet
Duckfoot
Duckfoot
Blunderbuss
Blunderbuss
Musket
Musket
Assassin's Recurve Bow
Assassin's Recurve Bow
Flintlock "Flip" Macegun
Flintlock "Flip" Macegun
Pirate's Scimitar
Pirate's Scimitar

The game currently features:

  -Stunning graphics with 4k textures, partial dynamic lighting, dynamic weather and storms with high quality reflections.

-Massive 4km island maps, featuring areas with volcanos, hidden ruins,cliffs, underwater caves, sunken ships and more.

-Coop support.

-Climbing, swinging, swimming and jumping obstacles.  

-Kicking and use of swords and guns or bow and arrow to defend yourself.

-Fight or meet AI that attack, patrol, idle, talk, dance, and even parkour. 

-Ambient life, including fish and birds 

-Steerable ships to navigate water (NPC ships coming soon)

Goals: 

Starting as a young artist and Indie Developer my first goal is to have enough founding to keep supporting the development of the game and being able to dedicate all my time on the creation of the game. Your contribution would help me to achieve this and with it also would support me to upgrade basic hardware and software with the intention to provide faster and more consistent results.

With your help I would like to:  

- Get more software to help enhance the project  

-Create more assets for the game  

- Upgrade my PC to reduce rendering times. (Currently I have a computer that is less than ideal for massive rendering and programming, which frequently crashes)  

- Get a Vive headset ( currently I only own an oculus, and I truly would love to be able to develop this game for Vive as well)  

In addition to this, I am looking for this funding to help me work on this project full time. I have been  building this game independently and I know I'm capable of producing a quality result, what I need the most is the time and resources to further expand the project.

I'm going to continue investing and working on the game until it's finished and with the addition of your support more features could be developed and the game could be produced faster.

Pieces of Eight is my first game, I have been working on it independently since November 2017 . This kick starter is to fund the project, and to help aid me in making the game complete. My dream is to expand my knowledge in game development and graphic design, to a point where I can form a studio/team and make several other games in the future. This passion has grown from the love of modding games, and creating graphical assets. I really hope you share my excitement in my project and can contribute for this goals to come true. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of developing a project as a Indie Developer is having enough time and money to maintain the game, with the addition of all the assets to start working independently.

From the start of the project I have worked on it every day, for more than regular working hours, and the challenge is to maintain this workflow without proper income or funding. I have been persistent with this for several months. I have the determination to finish this project, and reach my goal of having a game development studio in the future. I hope to upgrade my equipment to accelerate my workflow, allowing me to be far more efficient with the time spent on my project.

I believe these challenges can be resolved with determination, dedication and the support of the community.

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