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Genesis! Mobile OpenWorld RPG

Genesis! is an open-world, first-person RPG for mobiles set in early Bible times. Think Minecraft meets Prince of Persia.

Genesis! Mobile OpenWorld RPG

Genesis! is an open-world, first-person RPG for mobiles set in early Bible times. Think Minecraft meets Prince of Persia.

$711
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 18 2015 6:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

Genesis! is an open-world, survival RPG mobile game where you get to build your own homes, fortresses, and villages. Think: Minecraft meets Prince of Persia.

Gather resources to build your own fort any way you want. Trade for an increasing number of items from the rapidly-expanding people groups, and discover the world that formed the giants of our genesis. Find out what destroyed or divided major people groups and learn from their mistakes so you can build the coolest city or become the most powerful nomad on Earth. 

We need your help to get this game finished and onto all the major app marketplaces by September, 2015. Money will go towards paying for quality programmers, environment and character modeling, artwork, music and sound, and graphics. Because we’ve done this before and put in a lot of our own time, the cost is a lot less than a typical RPG. Any surplus money will go towards making the game bigger and getting better promotion to get it out to as many people as possible. 

Genesis! is…

A creative game. Inspired by Minecraft, Genesis! pushes the boundaries of what a player is allowed to do in the game, giving them the ability to plan and build their own homes and cities. Unlike typical RPGs, this lets a player use their own creativity to create their own world.

A learning game. Most games are set in non-existent worlds. But we wanted to create a game that would actually be beneficial to play! Learn about ancient history and figures that settled the Earth we live in today. Discover artifacts and find out how early civilizations thrived or failed!

A moral game. Choose between right and wrong and deal with the consequences. Become a bandit or an outlaw and experience the social rejection and plagues that haunted these men. Sacrifice in the Temple to make up for wrong-doing. Experience the blessings of God when you do what’s right instead of taking the shortcuts. 

Our Experience

As freelancers, we’ve created games and apps with people from around the world and we've worked at every stage of development. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. See our entire project portfolio

This game has been marinading for years, and we've slowly done the research and gathered our dream team to make it possible. Now it's time to raise the funds to do it! 

 The Research

Along with the massive amount of research we will be doing to make this game as accurate as possible, we are also teaming up with an awesome science nerd named Paul Taylor (In the BeginningCain and AbelThe Six Days of Genesis, among others) who has made a life study of what the earth was like right after creation. He has written, studied, and taught about it internationally. 

Which platforms? 

For now, Genesis! will be released on mobile devices alone, not on computers. This is because a lot of interest in the game has been world-wide, and many of our third-world friends don’t have regular access to computers, but do have smartphones.

Budget

So where's the money going? Again, because we make our living creating games, the cost is a lot less than a typical RPG. We've already done a lot of the work ourselves. But (as we're hoping and praying), if we get surplus funds, it will go into making the game bigger and promoting it better. 

  • $2500, Environment modeling and algorithms  
  • $2000, Other areas of programming such as overall game logic  
  • $1,500, Character modeling and algorithms  
  • $1000, Art work for animations, skyboxes, etc.  
  • $1000, Music for the game  
  • $1000, Sound Effects for the game  
  • $500, Graphics such as user interfaces and buttons 
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Dream Budget 

So, while we have our normal, reasonable budget, we also have a vision for a far greater, more amazing Genesis! game that could be possible if people catch the vision and this game is over-funded. So if we are over-funded, we will use the money to: 
  • Create more "jobs," mini games players can take in order to earn coins. In the process, they will have learn about some of the social structure that founded our world. (Up to $5,000). 
  • Develop a super-effective, ultra-light weather and day/night system. Currently, we have an extremely revolutionary system we've been developing for awhile. But we know we've only scratched the surface, and we can get weather to effect day-to-day life and vary according to region. (Up to $6,000). 
  • Make levels more comprehensive and motivating for players, add elements to coach them along, and make the moral ideals of the game even more prominent. (Up to $3,000). 
  • Develop animated shorts to help with the in-game stories and learning experiences. (Up to $5,000). 
  • Create more stuff and more options for trading and inventory, more models to build with, etc, while keeping the game light enough for a mobile device. (Up to $7,000). 
In short, we would be completely thrilled if this game was over-funded, and we have a plan for how to put that money back into the game. 

For more information: 

We almost daily update our FaceBook page with stuff about the Genesis! game or what we're doing. We also like Instagram, have an album dedicated to the Genesis! game on Flikr, and you can check out a more complete portfolio

Risks and challenges

Because of our rapidly-approaching deadline, we will be working and paying people as we raise funds. So there is the chance that, despite working day and night, we could encounter a huge problem and miss our deadline. However, we will keep backers updated and keep working at it until it's finished!
For these next months, we have no client projects scheduled and no major obligations, so we can concentrate fully on the Genesis! game.

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    The full game as soon as it is released! We will send you an email as soon as the game is launched! Be one of the first to download! Also, the full soundtrack in .mp3 format!

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    The pre-release version of the Genesis! game with exclusive, in-game objects showing you were a founding Genesis! member, along with monthly backer email updates and the full soundtrack in .mp3 format!

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    Pre-release version of the Genesis! game, along with exclusive, in-game objects that no one else will ever get (objects yet to be determined, so if you have a request, please comment!). We'd also love to invite you into the decision-making Skype group (optional), where we will ask critical questions and get your opinions throughout development!

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    The signed Genesis! map poster, along with the pre-release version of the game, exclusive in-game objects, and insider/decision-making Skype group access (optional).

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    A character designed to look like you! A signed Genesis! map poster, the pre-release version of the game, exclusive in-game objects, insider/decision-making Skype group access, and our undying gratitude!!!!

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- (30 days)