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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 6 2015
$3,342
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
189
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 6 2015

About

Elventales: A Path Foreseen has been Greenlit! The game will be available on Windows and Mac.
Elventales: A Path Foreseen has been Greenlit! The game will be available on Windows and Mac.

Elventales: A Path Foreseen is a role-playing game with dynamic battles merged with a deep story and conflicts. The story revolves around factions inside a kingdom and an endless battle between different ideologies and interests where there is no absolute truth. It is all about "a man should do what a man should do".

You'll play as August, a brave young elf that always dreamed of being in an army. On his journey, August will reveal many surprising truths and unexpected realities that will lead him to the question "Am I doing the right thing?".

Elventales: A Path Foreseen is crafted using pixel art and enhanced audio. Despite the pixel art that is used in creating the visual, the game itself is made for mature players. August's journey will be filled with an action packed battles. Blood, tragic stories, and sinister plots will create an exciting experience for players.

EXPLORE THE WORLD!

Interactive World - Enjoy a journey through a beautiful vast universe which holds huge statues, sacred ruins and many mysterious places containing secrets waiting to be revealed.

Unique Creatures - Each creature has different stats and abilities. Don’t dismiss their abilities as often they can cast arcanes (skills) better than you.

Objects - Most objects are destructible and have a re-spawn time. And if trees get in your way, don’t worry as they are often destructible.

Quests - 50+ side and primary quests, most of which can be completed in different ways. You may consider letting a bandit live after pickpocketing his gold since you’re a merciful soul.

Challenges - Tons of mini games, puzzles, and deadly traps. Ancient ruins not only contain treasure but might also contain misfortune for those who becomes too greedy. Pity the soul that gets trapped by taking a wrong turn.

Items – There are 100+ items that can be obtained by forging, harvesting, and fishing. But you can only obtain artifacts by defeating bosses, completing certain quests, or revealing secret recipes.

WIPE OUT THE ENEMIES!

Invisibility - One of the core mechanics in the game is invisibility. What would be more exciting than being invisible (if you know what I mean). Invisibility also unlocks many possible actions like pick pocket and assassinate.

Combos - Pressing the key with correct timing will result in combos. And it is possible to create an unlimited combo.

Dash - Another core mechanic in the game is dashing. Double pressing the direction key results in movement 2-3 blocks from your current position. The dash effect can be altered using combos, arcanes, and even clothing. For example, dashing forward wearing a shield, will result in knocking the enemy back.

Status - Elventales will use 6 primary status models. Each will have 2 descendent statuses, which will allow you to create many fighting styles.

Arcane (Skill) - There are 100+ unique arcanes (including passive arcanes) in the game. Combine combos, clothing, and arcanes to boost your fighting style.

Elements - Can be considered as a minor mechanism. Understanding the elements can sometimes help you win a battle. Elventales uses 4 principal elements: water, earth, fire, and wind.

INTERACT WITH THE CHARACTERS!

Another interesting part of the game is that you can always choose how you'll finish your quest. When you are asked to retrieve an artifact from a certain character, you'll have several ways on how to get it done. You can do it well-mannered by asking the character nicely, or by helping him in some way. After that he becomes your friend and you'll finally get what you're after. Otherwise, you can intimidate him by casting spells near him or show him your beloved war hammer to see if he suddenly changes his mind about helping you.

Several appearances of Elventales' characters.
Several appearances of Elventales' characters.

You can also retrieve an artifact by building a reputation. Village citizens respect a good, decent person while girls in revolutionary army love a bad one. Be the one that they adore and you'll accomplish the mission easier. Or be the one that is so fearful, even the bravest warrior will stutter and give an artifact to you willingly, knowing that you've just wiped out an entire bandit gang alone.

Reputation mechanism also lets you handle various problems easier. Gain a lot of strength and the guards will treat you as one of their own. So, when you “accidentally” commit a crime, they’re less likely arrest you.

Your behavior during the journey will always have consequences, even if you did nothing. In this game, people around you will act not only based on your reputation, but also your stats, your clothing, even your gold. Citizens will respect you when you have a high reputation and merchants will be friendlier knowing that you have a huge pile of gold.

You might run accross an annoying NPC that keeps trash talking to you, even if you are far stronger than him. You can always challenge him to a duel. Hurt him bad enough and the next time you run into him, he might show you some respect.

Characters in this game will remember your deed to them, personally. A beggar will keep calling you an angel even if you have an extremely bad reputation, since you’re the only one who keeps giving him coin.

Following the death of King Aethel in the 4th era, known as the Nightingale Assasination. The whole kingdom started to be covered by mourning and sadness. An unstable government in a tense relationship with neighboring kingdom put the government between hard decisions. Should the truth be sought or peace be kept?

August in military academy
August in military academy

With the assassination of the last member of the royal family, there was no heir to the kingdom. This caused anxiousness amongst the kingdom. Also during this time, the neighboring kingdom kept pushing the borderland leaving the kingdom in a crisis. Feeling responsible for the safety of the kingdom, young August entered the army survival test so he could join the army. He survived the test and joined the army as told in Elventales: The Arcanery.

August as a royal army
August as a royal army

August went on to join the army and became a part of the team he always dreamed of. But still, the terrifying shadows stayed silent. Upcoming storms approach quietly, moving unseen, hiding the miserable nightmare that soon will be uncovered, in chaos.

Hygronn island is one of the most important parts of the kingdom. It has been the military training center since King I The Conqueror unified the Eastern Elven kingdom. It also contains crucial kingdom infrastructure like Gryphon Aviary, Seclusion Dungeon in Crescent Island, and Temple of The Moon.

Hygronn island has ranging from green savannahs to high mountains with steep cliffs.

HYGRONN FIELDS

Once a great Gryphon aviary, Hygronn field is well known for its huge expanses consisting of grass. Most of the ruins are still untouched, leaving visible traces of the great Gryphon rider. Hallowed with natural spirit, the area is still the favorite place for camping. Nothing more comfortable than eating a blueberry pie under shady clouds with breezes flowing through the grass.

THE SILENT WOODS

The most sacred place in the Elven realm is the forest and an Elven kingdom is known for the way they value living things. Entering a forest without its keeper is considered a crime in many regions.

The Arena - Location of an unending battle to test your skill. Prove your fast hand and steady mind here. Fight here as long as you can since the adaptive enemies will certainly defeat you in the end.

Hall of the Champion - Dedicated warriors never tire of waiting for the one who seeks revelation. Finish their challenge and you will gain fortune from their wisdom.

Some of the factions live independently, not caring to get involved in others business. The Revolutionary and Royal Army are a different story altogether as they hunt each other always eager for a fight.

THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY

The Revolutionary Army is always associated with murders and robbery. But behind the evil image or as some people said "the image that was created to discredit them", they consist of the founding fathers of the kingdom. The founding fathers were the most loyal people in the kingdom before they were betrayed.

Maternal yet deadly, lady Elisven from the Revolutionary Army.
Maternal yet deadly, lady Elisven from the Revolutionary Army.

THE SECRET ORDER

The Secret Order was formed in secret right after the Nightingale assassination to keep the information from spreading and contain the situation. Nobody knew who was responsible for the biggest assassination in the century. Some believed that the murderers came from another realm, while others believed it was a high level conspiracy.

Every ship has a navigator, Galaeron will be your guide in your adventure.
Every ship has a navigator, Galaeron will be your guide in your adventure.

11TH LEGION

"Every peace has a cost..." 11th Legionnaire
"Every peace has a cost..." 11th Legionnaire

The 11th Legion is an elite legion and often conducts top secret infiltration operations behind enemy lines, creating chaos to weaken the enemy mentally. They're not trained to win a war, but are specialized in creating confusion and scandals. They're often accused of assassinations and strife in several kingdoms. Soon after the Peace Treaty between kingdoms was established, they retreated slowly into the shadows and remained hidden until now.

We see the music as a crucial component of the game. We'll deliver an atmospheric game-play by presenting enjoyable, high quality music that will accompany you through your journey.

After 3 years of wandering, we've finally focused our ability to create the greatest RPG in our studio's history, Elventales: A Path Foreseen. And after months of development we realized that it is time to involve players to build the game together. The feedback and enthusiasm from players will not only inspire us, but give us the knowledge to make Elventales: A Path Foreseen a must play adventure.

We've been working full-time for a few months now, but to continue working full-time on this project we need a little financial support. And if our campaign succeeds, the money will be spent as follows:

  • First $5,000 will be used to pay monthly bill and office space.
  • Second $5,000 will be allocated for fees and miscellaneous expenses.
  • Third $5,000 will be spent for producing and shipping physical rewards.
  • And the remaining $15,000 will be spent on artists, programmers, and of course colas.

We are Elven Games! A group of energetic people developing games in a garage since 2011. Our meeting wasn't an accident, it’s our long journey and dream that brings us here. Please help us to deliver a great game that we've dreamed of making for years.

As an expression of our gratitude, you as part of the journey will have rewards from our blacksmiths. These are several views of the physical rewards they forged.

LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT

Note: Images are still a work in progress! Final product will be updated.
Note: Images are still a work in progress! Final product will be updated.

The limited edition T-shirt design is on white cotton and features a design, available only through this Kickstarter.

ART BOOK AND INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Note: Images are still a work in progress! Final product will be updated.
Note: Images are still a work in progress! Final product will be updated.

We're offering a set of handbook consisting of Elventales: A Path Foreseen Art Book and Instruction Manual. A collection of knowledge to guide you through the adventure of Hygronn island.

A3 POSTER PRINT

Note: Images are still work in progress! Final product will be updated.
Note: Images are still work in progress! Final product will be updated.

Receive an A3 poster print available only through this Kickstarter.

REWARDS SUMMARY

Here's a summary table of all of the tiers and their rewards.

And here's a pixelated summary of all of the tiers and their rewards.

If you think you have a deal we cannot refuse, please let us know! Feel free to contact us via Facebook, Twitter, or send us an email. We'd love to hear from you.

MILESTONE

We plan to release Beta version on February 2016 and after a semester of testing and polishing phase, we hope we will be ready to release the game on July 2016.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS

If you want to be notified of Elventales: A Path Foreseen updates and development progress, sign up here!

And if you want to help spread the word about Elventales: A Path Foreseen (thank you). Please check out our Press Kit here for some materials that might help!

Risks and challenges

Since the game is a sequel, we're optimistic that the game will be delivered on time. Our team is experienced in creating games (20+ casual games since 2011) and we're trained not only in presenting a concept but also finishing a game. Don't worry about the continuity of the project because we will deliver it to you.

Our biggest risk is the consistency of the lore and the way we tell the story. Will the audience understand the message behind the game? Or will they just upgrade arcanes and weapons, slashing everything they find?

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