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For My Brother follows a girl who is willing to give everything for her younger brother. As she fights to gain the powers of untamed nature in order to save him,
she becomes less and less human and their bond is changed forever.
Throw Trucks With Your Mind, our first kickstarter-backed game, hit beta as scheduled and promised to backers. Now we're excited to be back for a second title with members of the amazing Machinae Supremacy creating the soundtrack!
For My Brother is heavily inspired by the Insular Art style, (the art of the early Romanization of the British Isles), and from broader illuminated manuscripts.
Insular art has a beautiful tradition of strange and fantastic beasts, and these have been deeply inspirational in creating our own creatures for Sister to fight!
The game beautifully showcases an ancient backdrop of nature, which lets the reference style really shine. It also lets us harken back to many classic standbys of the late 80's, such as parallax backgrounds, while giving a fresh new look to the 2D platformer genre.
Sidescroller puzzle platformer movement
Enemy-sparse environment with epic bosses
Defeat a boss form, gain its powers
Use your powers to explore more areas
Gameplay influences: Shadow of the Colossus, Megaman, Super Metroid
Transform along with Sister into something more powerful but no longer human.
This gameplay mechanic, along with animation quality, are two of the primary reasons we have decided to make a sidescrolling game with a 3D engine. After shipping our last game with UE3, we're thrilled for the chance to take advantage of all the new features of UE4. Using a 3D engine we're familiar with will allow us to produce excellent levels, bosses, and other content for you to enjoy.
Robert Stjärnström, Jonas Rörling, and Andreas "Gordon" Gerdin of Machinae Supremacy will be joining the development team to create an all-new original soundtrack for For My Brother. Machinae Supremacy has a long history of awesome, combining their love of metal, video games, and all things nerdy.
For this game they are bringing together traditional Celtic folk music with their famous SID metal for an over-the-top original soundtrack, just like they did for the trailer.
As a team, we’ve run two successful Kickstarter projects and shipped a game through Kickstarter before (Throw Trucks With Your Mind). We know what we’re getting into and we know what we need to do to make our backers happy.
We've learned a lot through this process: how we work together, how long it takes us to deliver things, the importance of minimizing the number of outside vendors, and that we never want to ship ceramic or glass rewards again.
Throw Trucks With Your Mind (we write TTWYM) was designed to mimic biofeedback programs which are used to treat a wide variety of medical issues. Two developers on the team have personally been through such programs: one for ADHD and one for chronic pain.
Biofeedback therapy is expensive and often difficult to obtain. We thought packing it up at video game prices was a good thing to do for humanity. The game is also suppose to help people, and it isn't done in our eyes until it is.
This is why the game is currently being studied at UCSD for how well it treats behavioral disorders related to autistic spectrum disorder and ADHD. We are actively working with more neurology labs around the country to get more studies and trials done. We may have to tweak our game depending on their findings. We don't want to have to slap the word "beta" back on it, so we're leaving it on for now. We can't rush medical testing, we are too ethical to sell it as medicine until it is proven, and we sure can't do the science ourselves and still have it be legitimate 3rd party actual science.
All game features of TTWYM promised to backers and all the rewards have been delivered with the exception of the OSX build (which should be delivered in under 4 weeks, we ran into a little trouble with that). We didn't advertise it as a medical device on kickstarter (just as a sweet game), so we're in the clear there re:delivery of science.
Medical testing is going to take some time, and there isn't a ton for our team to do until we get the findings, so we figured it was a good time to launch this game. We expect any changes the study results require to be primarily programming, so leaving the programmers free to implement those changes by having the majority of the challenges on the art side seemed ideal.
(I should point out you can buy and play the beta game right now. It is feature complete except the OSX build as discussed. www.throwtrucks.com)
Yes the $30 tier which includes the soundtrack also includes the game. Sorry that was not clear, it was meant to read "For My Brother (the game), the soundtrack, and ..." I can not edit the reward tiers once somebody pledges, but hopefully this FAQ will help.
This game and our previous one, early bird special! A digital copy of our game, your name in the credits, and a copy of our other title Throw Trucks With Your Mind! (Headset for Throw Trucks With Your Mind sold separately.) Both are DRM free, of course! Throw Trucks With Your Mind is available for Windows and Mac, but For My Brother will also work on Linux!
This game and our previous one! Get a digital copy of this game, a digital copy of Throw Trucks With Your Mind, and your name in the credits! (Headset for Throw Trucks With Your Mind sold separately.) Both are DRM free, of course! Throw Trucks With Your Mind is available for Windows and Mac, but For My Brother will also work on Linux!
Pretty sounds and pictures! Get the amazing soundtracks to both of our games as a DRM-free download. You will also get access to a digital PDF art book, a copy of Throw Trucks With Your Mind, a copy of For My Brother, and your name in the credits!
Laser cut wooden pendant of Cat (pictured on the farthest left of the set) It is about 2" in diameter and thick enough to stand up to a beating. Is it a necklace? Keychain ring? Zipper pull? Earring? You decide!
Plus you also get the unsigned poster, the art book, the soundtrack, both of our games, and your name in the credits.
Laser cut wooden pendant set: your single pendant replaced with a full pendant set, each boss beautifully made into an icon and laser cut into wood. They are about 2" in diameter and thick enough to stand up to a beating. Are they necklaces? Keychain rings? Zipper pulls? Earrings? You decide!
Plus you get the T-shirt, the signed poster, the digital art book, the soundtrack, both of our games, and your name in the credits.
Get an autographed copy of something from the recording sessions. These are objects like the sheet music, drum sticks and guitar picks used by the actual musicians who play on the score! Each will be autographed too! Needless to say, this prize will be a limited run.
You also get the plushie of the Cat, the signed poster, the full pendant set, the T-shirt, the digital art book, the soundtrack, both of our games, and your name in the credits!
A beautiful laser cut wood scenery set of The Beyond. Each layer of the wood will be laser cut and then layered on top of one another, so no two are quite alike!
You also get your choice of the physical commission or the digital commission, the plushie of the Cat, the signed poster, the full pendant set, the T-shirt, the digital art book, the soundtrack, both of our games, and your name in the credits!