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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.
With our powers combined, members of our team have contributed to making 10 great games come to life, including Star Trek Online, Champions Online, Guild Wars 2, and our very own Throw Trucks With Your Mind. We've made robots for NASA and software for Google. We know what needs to be done to scope out, build and deliver a project, no matter if it's making 250K in 6 months to save a hackerspace, creating 8 albums of music or delivering a title to our backers. We're excited for the challenges of making this game, but we're more than ready for them.
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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