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We cancel our campaign (details and new screenshots - in our last update), but we are more than ever want to make Sketch Tales happen. The development continues. We are searching for alternative ways to finance it. Thank you for your support and stay in touch with us: YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | VK | Steam Greenlight | Flickr | Indie DB | Official Web Page

PRESS ON SKETCH TALES

The low-rent art is an intentional style, meant to mimic high school notebook scribbling, but the final outcome is whatever you’d like it to be.Hardcore Gamer

The Kickstarter gaming scene is getting more crowded every day, but Sketch Tales' drawing mechanic, promise of being able to "invent new gameplay solutions on the fly," and relatively low $50,000 goal might just be enough for it to stand out and succeed.Escapist  

Sketch Tales is a sandbox RPG where doodling is a superpower. – PCGamesN

The Imagination is Mightier than the Sword. – IGM

A classic roguelike experience in a sandbox world, involving your imagination and creativity in the process. GamersHell

UKRAINIAN PRESS

Totally outstaning gamePlayUA

Promising and unique projectШпиль!

Draw yourself a gameKitchen Riots

RUSSIAN PRESS

An incredible example of sacrifice for the labor of loveGamer Info

That’s what Minecraft could never dream ofCyber-game.tv

An interesting, creative, and most importantly replayabile adventure in the painted worldCoop-Land

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Once upon a time in a slapdashedly drafted world all the colors were stolen. Get them back and save the world... or don't. So begins your journey full of mysteries, humor and moments of horror.

ACTION / RPG SANDBOX

Take Note: the following features and rules are common for both singleplayer and multiplayer modes.

  • Playing the character you draw - you will take a journey into the open world of countless cities and many different creatures.
  • Freedom of choice - be a hero, a wanderer, a creator, a slaughterer or someone else.
  • Action - fight numerous enemy types using numerous weapons and battle magic, chase and escape, avoid deadly traps and magic anomalies.
  • RPG elements - dialogue system, trading and quests. 
  • Sandbox - generated world: dungeons, castles, isles, cities, continents and other worlds. Explore, conquer and transform this realm, create new worlds and new presets for  generation.
  • Non-linear storyline - everything you create in game makes sense and influences the world with plots having multiple storylines.
  • Life simulation - NPC AI - creatures act like living beings. They travel the world, collect items, create new objects, construct buildings, reproduce and confront others.
  • World-simulation - day and night cycle, weather effects, landscape changes under the influence of natural disasters and magic, buildings deteriorate.
  • Multiplayer - invite your friends to the world you just created. Explore together or fight against each other. Anything you will find or create in multiplayer, will be accessible in singleplayer and vice versa.

DRAWING GAMEPLAY

  • Gameplay level - anything you meet in the game world you can redraw or duplicate. For instance, different kinds of weapons, animals and NPCs, parts of buildings and elements of nature.
  • Exploration level - search the world to find new tools and Sketches – scrolls, that allow you to draw new types of objects and creatures.
  • Educational level - while playing Sketch Tales, you will improve your real-life drawing skills. Evolve from simple black & white drafts to complete paintings in full color.
  • Technical level - easy and accessible ingame drawing editor with the opportunity to make almost unlimited frames for animation.

 REALISTIC PHYSICAL EFFECTS

  • Blocks you draw fall and break.
  • Wind blows clouds and smoke away.
  • Gravity counts: tossing and crushing creatures and objects.
  • Break the laws of physics with magic: walk on walls, fly and so on.

CROSS-PLATFORMING

Play with your friends in the same game session no matter what device you use.

You have a friend, relative or guest playing the game on PC or MAC? Get your tablet out and join their World in multiplayer!

 CONTENT SHARING

  • Еxchange your creations with other players - saving and sharing of drawings, worlds and locations goes through our server. Draw your world and give other players access to it
  • Mod support - create new gameplay features, modes, instruments and more. 

 $5 [Sketch Pack]

You will receive a set of digital hi-rez wallpapers ready for printing..

$10 [Draft Pack]

[Sketch Pack] + digital version of the official game soundtrack.

$20 [Artist Pack] 

You will get a DRM-free digital copy of Sketch Tales Open Beta for one of the following platforms: PC, Mac or Linux on the day it comes out in 2016 + [Draft Pack] + our gratitude for your help!

$25 [Wet Paint Pack] 

You get early access to Sketch Tales for backers in 2015 for one of the following platforms: PC, Mac or Linux. The Early Access version will be updated to the Open Beta. Furthermore, we will include your name into our Hall of Fame section in credits of the final release version + [Draft Pack] + our great thanks for your help and your support!

$30 [Artist Bundle] 

Two [Artist Packs]: one for you and one for a friend.

$35 [Wet Paint Bundle]

You will receive everything doubled from [Wet Paint Pack] including our double appreciation for you being our backer.

$40 [No Paint – No Gain Pack] 

You will get Sketch Tales early access on one chosen platform (2015) + a DRM-free digital copy of Sketch Tales Open Beta (2016) for ALL three platforms (3 games in total!!!), which you can launch on 3 different devices simultaneously playing through LAN in multiplayer mode with your friends or family members + your name in credits, wallpapers, soundtrack and our gratitude for your help and support. In addition, you will own a Rare Sketch Triptych (creature, melee and projectile weapon).

$50 [Must Dye Pack] 

You will get all from [No Paint - No Gain Pack] + unique rainbow paint + Artbook (digital version in PDF format) Thank you! Thank you!

$60 [No Paint – No Gain Bundle] 

You will get everything from [No Paint – No Gain Pack] doubled.

$80 [Must Dye Bundle]

[Must Dye Pack] times Two for you and your friend too.

$100 [Must Dye Super Bundle]

[Must Dye Pack] times Triple, we love Kickstarter people!

$250 [Vyshyvanka Set]

Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery clothes) + one hand-made soft toy, related to Sketch Tales characters + [Must Dye Super Bundle] and a special thanks to you and two of your friends in our credits.

$500 [Flying Fortress Set]

Immortalize yourself or somebody important to you by helping us create a boss enemy looking like you or your friend. Also you will get a FLYING IN-GAME FORTRESS + Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery shirt) + 3x hand-made soft-toys related to Sketch Tales characters + 5x [Must Dye Packs] + a special thanks to you and two of your friends there in our credits and all our gratitude and appreciation for your help and support.

$1000 [Platoon Set]

Your support won’t be forgotten! Bards will sing a glorifying song about you in Sketch Tales. You will get 7x [Must Dye Packs] + 1x [Flying Fortress Set] + you will be able to leave your unique message in credits. Furthermore, you will acquire a hand-made ST branded bag to put in all other rewards except of our gratitude - it's so big it simply won't fit.

$2500 [Ink-Redible Set]

Along with us you will design a key story character and two boss enemies. You're going to get a 7x [Must Dye Packs] + 2x FLYING IN-GAME FORTRESS + 2x Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery shirt) + 3x hand-made soft-toys related to Sketch Tales characters + 2x hand-made ST branded bags. Also, bards will sing a glorifying song about you in Sketch Tales. Don't worry about shipment, we got it covered.

$5000 [Art Icon Set]

We’ll create your temple in the release version of Sketch Tales, where players can pray to you in order to get power-ups. Plus you will get 10x [Must Dye Packs] + 3x FLYING IN-GAME FORTRESS + 3x Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery shirt) + 3x hand-made soft-toys related to Sketch Tales characters + 3x hand-made ST branded bags. Also, bards will sing a glorifying song about you in Sketch Tales. Don't worry about shipment, we got it covered.

$10000 [Patron of Arts Set]

We will bring you to Kiev for three days to hang out with us, visit Maidan, travel to Chernobyl Zone (if you wish) and create a story mission together. Also you get everything from [Art Icon Set] + an additional personal in-game temple. Don't worry about shipment, we got it covered.

Formal version of the rewards spreadsheet is HERE

You will define how your Sketch Tales adventure will look, but how it will sound? We invited several great music bands to complement our immersive game atmosphere. Tape Flakes and its front man Alexander Filonenko are working on the catchy surrealistic ambient melodies. The Gentle Moustaches help us to add some mix of 8Bits and hard guitar riffs to our sandbox, while Soncesvit will emphasize some moments with industrial sounds. Sketch Tales OST will be replete with high quality music and is available in almost all our rewards. Regardless of you support us or not – feel free to download and enjoy the tracks bellow.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

 Alex says: I’ve worked with multiple investors and producers enough to know their influence restricts the creative freedom and can alter the project so much, that the final game is but a shadow of the original idea. I didn’t want this to happen to Sketch Tales, the project that I’ve dreamt of creating for almost 10 years now. This is where my decision to fund the project independently comes from. However not even selling my apartment (which I did), let alone my personal savings, wouldn’t be enough to bring a project as ambitious as Sketch Tales to life. Nonetheless, I made this step to bring you my vision of Sketch Tales, to show you at least a piece of what this project can be. And in order to finish it, I need your help, dear backers.

THE IDEA

Remember, how you were bored in a classroom or in a work meeting, and started drawing a hero or a monster right in your notebook or on the margins of your business reports? The drawing was inanimate, but we dreamed about bringing it to life, and not just with our imagination. A well-known Ukrainian developer Alex Sytianov shared this dream and started looking for the ways to make it a reality 8 years ago.

We are 8D Studio – a small team of indie developers based in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. If you take our logo as a smiley and expect flippancy from our games – you are only a 1/8th right. We want to create immersive, quality multidimensional games, which involve different emotions, provide unforgettable experiences and always have something new to discover. Having our completed vision on Sketch Tales, we don’t want our game crippled by investors and marketing schedules, and that’s why we stay away from AAA companies. We believe we can find like-minded people here. So let us get to know each other a bit better.

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve been working on Sketch Tales for almost half a year now and surely will see it to the end. The risks are minimal. A slight delay of the release is possible due to the challenge of developing some of the planned features that need extra work and polishing. Therefore, we are grateful for the help of all of our backers and will be gladly listen to your feedback and advice.

Certain bugs and difficulties are expected during the testing phases of development, but we will be tackling them one by one and are glad for the help our backers can provide in this endeavor.

Some delays are possible in delivering the physical rewards to the backers who chose them, however we will pursue the solution to this potential problem persistently.

Overall, we have absolutely no doubt that the game will turn out as good as we promised, if not better, provided the project gets fully funded.

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    [ARTIST PACK] (EARLY BIRD) – You will get a DRM-free digital copy of Sketch Tales Open Beta for one of the following platforms: PC, Mac or Linux on the day it comes out in 2016. This is an early bird tier for the very first backers. In addition you will get a set of wallpapers, the official game soundtrack and our gratitude for your help!

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    [WET PAINT PACK] – You get early access to Sketch Tales for backers in 2015 for one of the following platforms: PC, Mac or Linux. The Early Access version will be updated to the Open Beta. Furthermore, we will include your name into our Hall of Fame section in credits of the final release version + [Draft Pack] + our great thanks for your help and your support!

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    [NO PAINT – NO GAIN PACK] – You will get Sketch Tales early access on one chosen platform (2015) + a DRM-free digital copy of Sketch Tales Open Beta (2016) for ALL three platforms (3 games in total!!!), which you can launch on 3 different devices simultaneously playing through LAN in multiplayer mode with your friends or family members + your name in credits, wallpapers, soundtrack and our gratitude for your help and support. In addition, you will own a Rare Sketch Triptych (creature, melee and projectile weapon).

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    [MUST DYE PACK] – you will get all from [No Paint - No Gain Pack] + unique rainbow paint + Artbook (digital version in PDF format)
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    [VYSHYVANKA SET] – Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery clothes) + one hand-made soft toy, related to Sketch Tales characters + [Must Dye Super Bundle] and a special thanks to you and two of your friends in our credits.

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    [FLYING FORTRESS SET] – Immortalize yourself or somebody important to you by helping us create a boss enemy looking like you or your friend. Also you will get a FLYING IN-GAME FORTRESS + Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery shirt) + 3x hand-made soft-toys related to Sketch Tales characters + 5x [Must Dye Packs] + a special thanks to you and two of your friends there in our credits and all our gratitude and appreciation for your help and support.

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    [PLATOON SET] – Your support won’t be forgotten! Bards will sing a glorifying song about you in Sketch Tales. You will get 7x [Must Dye Packs] + 1x [Flying Fortress Set] + you will be able to leave your unique message in credits. Furthermore, you will acquire a hand-made ST branded bag to put in all other rewards except of our gratitude - it's so big it simply won't fit.

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    [INK-REDIBLE SET] – Along with us you will design a key story character and two boss enemies. You're going to get a 7x [Must Dye Packs] + 2x FLYING IN-GAME FORTRESS + 2x Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery shirt) + 3x hand-made soft-toys related to Sketch Tales characters + 2x hand-made ST branded bags. Also, bards will sing a glorifying song about you in Sketch Tales.
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    [ART ICON SET] – We’ll create your temple in the release version of Sketch Tales, where players can pray to you in order to get power-ups. Plus you will get 10x [Must Dye Packs] + 3x FLYING IN-GAME FORTRESS + 3x Sketch Tales Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian hand-made embroidery shirt) + 3x hand-made soft-toys related to Sketch Tales characters + 3x hand-made ST branded bags. Also, bards will sing a glorifying song about you in Sketch Tales.
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    [PATRON OF ARTS SET] – We will bring you to Kiev for three days to hang out with us, visit Maidan, travel to Chernobyl Zone (if you wish) and create a story mission together. Also you get everything from [Art Icon Set] + an additional personal in-game temple.
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