Return to Earth
Explore and unravel the dark mystery of your home planet in this sleek, sci-fi action adventure / 'metroidvania' game!
Return to Earth primarily focuses on exploration. Player movement and tight controls are key in our world, and we have developed exciting mechanics to make exploring fun.
Our aim is to allow players to unravel the story at their own pace, be it slow or fast, the game is suited for all.
We want the player to experience fast, intelligent encounters without disrupting the flow of the game, so you decide: run or gun! A vast array of weaponry is on offer with each gun allowing you to annihilate foes in a unique way.
- Diverse open world to explore
- Action-packed shooting mixed with classic 2D platforming
- Solve puzzles with interesting gameplay mechanics
- Find powerful weapons and exciting player upgrades
- Epic monster boss fights
- Search for hidden areas, secret rooms hiding special weapons and unseen pathways
Set in the year 2420 a Black Ops trained scientist going by the name Dr. R, has embarked on his journey back to Earth from a research trip to Saturn, however, home is not home anymore.
With little to no signs of human life, coupled with an infestation of bizarre and deadly alien creatures, we join our would-be hero as he embarks on a treacherous journey of discovery and exploration. Uncover the dark mystery of what has befallen his home planet.
Return to Earth will be available for PC.
Taking full inspiration from classic 80's sci-fi we have composed an original score that could slot in to any John Carpenter film.
A tier breakdown of our reward system:
We are a team of two independent game developers. Having worked together for several years in the browser-based game industry it was time to move on to bigger, more ambitious projects; cue the birth of Ritual Games. Our vision is to bring that nostalgic excitement of classic, retro gaming from yesteryear with modern playability and style.
Up until now we have financed production of Return to Earth with side jobs and savings. The game, however, has reached a stage in development that requires total dedication and full time work to achieve our dream project. As a team of two the strains to develop and fund a game can be very demanding so we’re asking for your support so we can make this dream a reality!
Risks and challenges
Production risks are low; as a team we have been developing browser based web games for several years and although Return to Earth is an ambitious project in scale it fits within the realms of our technical ability. The only development risk, of course, is release date. We hope to bring Return to Earth to you in Q2 2017 but there can be unforeseen factors that could delay the release of a game.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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