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€814
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 15 2019 7:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

FREE DEMO HERE! - https://gamejolt.com/games/trytofallasleep/56716

John Herrin survived a horrible accident and as a result, he damaged his brain and lost his memory. Only Dr. Rick Norberg and the friendly robot "AB" can help John to recover from his brain damage and restore his broken memory. 

By falling asleep and rediscovering the past in his dreams, John can restore his memory and remember what caused the unfortunate catastrophe in one of the most secretive laboratories of the "Revivel" company. 

But due to John's brain damage, falling asleep won't be as easy as it seems at first... John will start to hallucinate and hear sounds that will only make it harder to fall asleep. Only by dealing with his fears and staying calm can he successfully fall asleep, otherwise, his overwhelmingly high stress may lead to an untimely death ...

“Try to Fall Asleep” is an indie horror game. The main goal of the game is to fall asleep before the time runs out. The brain damage from the accident won’t help, since it’ll make you hallucinate terrible things.  Once you fall asleep, you'll start to dream and relive the horror that lead up to the horrific catastrophe. At its core it has an interesting story with a very deep and intriguing lore.

Falling asleep sequence
Falling asleep sequence

This is the part where you have to fall asleep. With the help of an info panel at the bottom left corner, you'll be able to monitor your stress and sleep levels. Any hallucination or anomaly will raise the stress level and if it fills up, the game will be over. Calm your stress by turning on the old fashioned lamp. However, it may burn out if you use it too much.

The more you keep your eyes closed, the more sleep you'll get and the higher the sleep level will be. Once it's full, you'll fall asleep and start to dream...

Dreaming sequence
Dreaming sequence

Once you successfully fall asleep, you'll start to dream and relive the events that led up to the horrific catastrophe.

"Murgs"
"Murgs"
"Copper"
"Copper"

When we released our first Beta in the spring of 2018, it was played by a few big players, like:

Markiplier - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RzWigCwTrw

Jacksepticeye  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdrJT0cGxEw

PewDiePie (sub 2 pewdie)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGlNYtxlFtc

Since then, our team has been hard at work to improve the gameplay and graphics, implementing some of the feedback and requested features from the players.

AmberDrop was founded in Latvia by Martin, so he could successfully complete "Try to Fall Asleep" and release it everywhere! Here are the AmberDrop team members:

Mārtiņš Runkulis - the creator, founder of "AmberDrop", writer, level designer and community manager and the main supervisortron of the project. Says "Hello there!" way too many times.

Jorge -  lead programmer, Co game designer of the project. Always making sure everyone SAVES their progress.

Will (Willo) Martinez - I guess I'm this projects resident all-rounder?. I do a bit of everything, except for coding.. You don't want me doing that...  Mainly a character artist and modeler, here to bring nightmares to life! Has an epic beard.

Philippe Messer - Voice of AB the Robot and all round happy go lucky scamp....most of the time. As long as people do as they are told and go to sleep...everything will be fine. Just fine.

Making a video game is no easy task, especially if we want to make a good one. We want to make the best game that we can - that's our main goal, but that requires a lot of time, work and funds. Our team isn't big and all of us have to sustain ourselves and our families. With the help of Kickstarter, some of us wouldn't have to take a 2nd job and could dedicate more time and effort to the game. Plus, we would have more resources to make a much better game that reaches more of its potential.

The money will be split among the team members for the work and contributions that they had already made.  

Before it's in our pocketses, the taxes will come and take away some of it from us... Once the taxes are gone, all of the team members will be able to support themselves and dedicate more time to the project.  

Depending on the need, some of the money will be spent on new sound/code/graphical assets and program licences like Adobe's programs, Unity Pro and cloud storage expansion.

Note: Every single pledger will be credited in the game credits!

Don't mind what's at the end. Bad tape...

 Stretch goals 

15k - Support us, allow us to dedicate more time to the project, release a polished early access version in early spring.

20k - More voice acting in the game.

30k - Purchase better software, better assets and sound design.  

40k - New monster in the game. 

50k - New/better equipment AND a VR version (bundled with the game).

60k - PS4, XBOX and Nintendo Switch versions. 

The whole AmberDrop team would like to thank you for stopping by and checking out our campaign. Bonus points for supporting us! With your funding, we'll be able to make a better, more polished game that keeps us afloat. With that said, let's make something very special together!

Follow us at:

Youtube - AmberDrop

Twitter - @AmberDrop_Devs

Our Discord server - https://discord.gg/ppRDryV

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk, of course, is that we might not finish the game. Compared to where we were at the beginning, we've established a lot of groundwork for the main core of the game and a lot of the level design elements are set in place. So the risk of overwhelming ourselves with too much work is not as big as it would be compared to how it would be one or two years ago.

If our Kickstarter efforts bomb, we'll release a less polished Early Access potentially earlier, so that we can attempt to fund our project that way.

Since this started as a passion project, the biggest challenge probably is gonna be how to balance our time on professional work, family and the work on this game. All of us try to dedicate as much of our spare time to the game as we possibly can.

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