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Middle of Nowhere is a game with a beautiful yet deceiving reality inspired by generations of survival horror games.

London, UK Video Games
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SPECIAL OFFER:
For the first 100 people who pledge a minimum amount of £20.00($32.06), they will get all the rewards listed in the £20.00($32.06) tier, their name listed in the credits as a exclusive contributor and get a digital copy of the game 3 days before the actual release date!

KICKSTARTER DEMO:

The aim of this demo is for you to try out a number features within the game. We've made this demo especially for Kickstarter and its all a work in progress so nothing you see or hear is 100% final. We would love to hear your feedback on what you would like to see in the game though!

  • There's 3 guns for you to try out.
  • Money is collected from killing creatures. 
  • There's 4 bridge parts to find for a puzzle.  Note: if the bridge parts don't pickup successfully, a simple restart should fix the issue.
  • Skulls = Skill Points.

Note: This is what we could do with the resources we have, everything will be changed after the Kickstarter because of the impact money has on game development. This is a pre-alpha build for you to try out. I hope this reassures you that we can deliver an awesome game!

Watch YouTubers Play the Demo!

AHungryGamer Let's Play

MikeJarman Let's Play

Update #1 - Level Design - We show a speed-through of Maria creating a scene in Middle of Nowhere.

Update #2 - Guns Explanation: We explain some of the core mechanics and how guns will work in Middle of Nowhere.

Update #3 - Progression - We show how we have really transformed this game in the space of 3-4 months.

Environmental Concept Art of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge]. By David Loebman
Environmental Concept Art of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge]. By David Loebman
Stitches Concept Art of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge]. By David Loebman
Stitches Concept Art of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge]. By David Loebman
Environmental Shot of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge].
Environmental Shot of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge].
Environmental Shot of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge].
Environmental Shot of Middle of Nowhere [Click to Enlarge].

Menu:

Church:

Safe Haven:

Relief:

Sound Design #1

Sound Design #2

Middle of Nowhere is a game with a beautiful yet deceiving reality inspired by generations of survival horror games. With Middle of Nowhere we're aiming to create an amazing, unique survival horror experience that stays with you forever, here's some features:

  • Middle of Nowhere is a single player, first person survival horror game.
  • You will play a unique, story-driven game and encounter various creatures.
  • The game will be developed in the Unity engine for PC (Windows).
  • The game will be distributed digitally(Possibly from Steam and other similar options).

Here's a brief summary of our story:

Dr. Aleister Newman receives a letter seeking his aid. A young girl has fallen ill in a small town in North America. Scared for a her safety and curious about her condition, he offers his expert assistance...

Aleister never returns, and soon after, is declared missing. His brother, Isaac Newman decides to travel to the town in search of answers, but what he encounters is a place filled with horrors that far exceed the confines of reality. His sanity is tested as he ventures further into the middle of nowhere and unravels the mystery of his brothers' disappearance.

Middle of Nowhere is based in a beautiful, yet troubled North American town in the year 2020.

Brave the fog, explore hidden shacks, trek through dense forestry, journey into the catacombs, tread the swampy waters, search abandoned schools, churches and farms...

As you'll discover... this is no ordinary town.

ISAAC NEWMAN
A broken man with little self regard. He was once a man of faith, but ever since his wife and child were killed in a fatal car crash he has lost his way.

ALEISTER NEWMAN
Brother and polar opposite of Isaac. He's a highly skilled and sought after doctor and finds pleasure in helping the needy.

EMILY CROWLEY
A young North American girl. She is the reason why Dr. Aleister Newman traveled to the town.

This is just 3 of the creatures we have in the game, after the Kickstarter we'll show more progressively but don't want to give away too much at this stage. That would ruin the surprise :)

STITCHES
What was once human is now a deformed nightmare.
Stitches is an unforgiving organism that screams in agony as it stumbles towards you and tries to tear you apart.

CREEPER
Found lurking in the depths of the catacombs. Creeper is a genetic mutation that waits silently in the darkness. Stumble into her web, into her territory, and you may never escape.

SCREAMING NURSE
Crazed, mutilated and decayed. The Screaming Nurse is far from dead and has only one thing on her mind, to inject you with her syringe.

Middle of Nowhere will have a strong emphasis on story, survival, puzzles and horror. We are creating a beautiful world ready for you to discover.

In the beginning, you'll start with nothing and have the opportunity to explore and find a number of different items. As you venture into Middle of Nowhere you'll have a number of survival elements to consider like building fires and building shelter to recover your health. There will be various different puzzles to solve, some simple and some hard. Rooms that you enter showing you the true essence of this game in its element; horror. Combat will be just as important as running away. Weapons being either very expensive or very hard to find and as you progress you can even progress some skills such as run-speed.

Don't just take our word for it, try it out yourself. We've taken the time out to make a demo especially for Kickstarter cram packing many of these different elements into 1 compact level. We wanted you all to feel safe with what your buying into so the goal of this demo is to try everything out while solving the puzzle of finding 4 parts in order to build a bridge. The demo has the option to try out skills, some work in progress combat, guns, a puzzle and to see and feel the world we've created. Nothing here is final and we would love to get your feedback on features you would like to see in the game. Have fun! (PC only).

Note: this is what we could do with the resources we have, everything will be changed after the Kickstarter because of the impact money has on game development. I hope this reassures you that we can deliver an awesome game!

Note: This is what we could do with the resources we have, everything will be changed after the Kickstarter because of the impact money has on game development. This is a pre-alpha build for you to try out. I hope this reassures you that we can deliver an awesome game!

Middle of Nowhere is being created by VisionArts, a growing independent games company launched in the UK. VisionArts was founded by Aaron Wilde in early 2013 and has a dedicated core team.

With VisionArts, we want to bring you various games and it starts with Middle of Nowhere.

You can contact us with any questions or concerns about the project directly at middleofnowheregame@gmail.com

AARON WILDE
Lead Developer/Lead Programmer/Composer/Sound Designer

I'm a composer and sound designer for film and game with a professional background in creative arts. My notable works has been on the game "Paranormal" which was recently greenlit on Steam.
Here's a link to my site - www.AaronWildeMusic.com.

I got the idea for Middle of Nowhere last year and have a great amount of experience in creating new projects. I'm now making it happen with the help of the team. We are constantly working on the game, day and night and progressing at a rapid rate.

My roles in the game are to direct, program, compose a soundtrack and scare people with sound design. I've always been very dedicated to my work as a composer and have over 10 years of experience. I'll bring that exact attitude to Middle of Nowhere.

MARIA HANSSON
Co-Developer/Level Designer

I'm the level designer for Middle of Nowhere. I love to design and create new places for the game paying attention to the smallest details and all the pictures you see on this site are examples of my role in the game.

I've always loved photography and art and I think that they have a big part in everything I do in the game. When I create a new place in the game I think to myself, what would make a beautiful picture.

I've since discovered that I have a passion for game design and it´s something I love to do, I work very hard making every scene in the game look it's absolute best.

ADAM MANUEL
Lead Story/Screenplay Writer

I'm the lead story and screenplay writer for Middle of Nowhere. I hold a degree in creative writing and have a professional background screenwriting. In 2013 I decided to focus my efforts on video games.

I've been a fan of the survival horror genre ever since the mid-90's when the first Resident Evil game was released. What I like me the most about Middle of Nowhere is that it's horror at it's core, an element which many recent games in the genre seem to forget.

I'm very excited about writing the screenplay for Middle of Nowhere and working with a team that share my enthusiasm. I don't just want to write a game that people will enjoy, but a game that people will discuss for years to come. With so much passion for the project I'll ensure that every aspect of the storytelling is to the highest standard.

SAMANTHA FULLEN
Creature Modeller

I'm the creature modeller for Middle of Nowhere. I have several years of experience modelling characters and creatures, and have a passion for detailed and engrossing concepts.

I have played video games since I was a small child, starting with Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario Bros. and steadily growing with the consoles and games themselves. I have always known that making games, and creatures for them, was going to be my career path and I pursue it with a voracious appetite.

Middle of Nowhere struck me as a unique game, a throwback to when games were truly terrifying and focused on environment and gameplay rather than mass production and jump scares. I am greatly looking forward to making creatures that would sit in league with Pyramid Head and Necromorphs, at home in players' nightmares..

DAVID SONG
Weapons/Props Modeller

I am the weapons/props modeler for Middle of Nowhere, something that has been a hobby of mine for a long time. I've been messing around with 3D modeling for years now, starting with Morrowind and Source mods, and more recently indie games on the UDK and Unity engines.

I love survival horror and those sorts of dark genres of games, and I am excited to be part of the talented Middle of Nowhere team!

We've worked out an in depth budget and know exactly where to spend the money and how it will benefit each of these areas in the game.
We've worked out an in depth budget and know exactly where to spend the money and how it will benefit each of these areas in the game.

Our experience thus far has led us to learn a lot about game development and has shown us the importance of working directly with gamers. We want to listen and create a gamethat you'll love. We would like to take inspiration from the hearts of classic games, combine it and make a unique game. Fortunately, we don't want to go down the publisher route at all, we make development decisions and so in the process of Middle of Nowhere we can listen to the best publishers of all - you.

We need to raise an accurately estimated £25,000($40,047) to make sure we do it right. This process will allow us to create the game that you want and we're ready to put in all our effort. In development, we will always keep you in the loop from basic ideas to execution of them. 

We're grateful for all your support and look forward to bringing you a great survival horror game that we all love.

This product is also participating in Brian Fargo’s Kicking It Forward program, promising to pledge 5% of its post-release profit to other Kickstarter projects. We are honored to join the over 400 successfully funded Kickstarter projects whose founders share Brian’s vision of supporting the independent efforts of others.

For an accurate pledge in $, check out the tiers on the side.
For an accurate pledge in $, check out the tiers on the side.

Will the game be more jump-scares or more survival-like?

Middle of Nowhere isn't going to be just about jump-scares, that's not to say it won't have it's moments and be scary but we believe in pacing in horror games, it's going to be a mix of both, just the right amount.

Will this game be heavily story based or random based?

Middle of Nowhere won't be a random game, it's going to have a well thought out and detailed story.

Will the game have a melee/combat system? if so, is it an easy FPS shoot em up?

The game is going to have a combat system but not your average first person shooter. As fun as it is to run around gunning we are keeping the survival aspect in mind the whole time while developing this game. Remember the classic survival horror games where ammo was
limited and it was really difficult to defeat the enemy sometimes? that's what we're going for.

How many hours will it take to complete the game?

As the game is still in development, we aren't sure on the hours especially since Kickstarter could completely change our capabilities but definitely plan on it being lengthy with lots of different places to explore such as shanty-like shacks, caves, graveyards, farms, dungeons and a complete town/world.

What is your influence for this game?

Our influence for this game is mainly classic survival horror games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil's game series. If we could sum up Middle of Nowhere we'd say it's a mix between both of those games.

When will the game be released?

We are working as hard as we possibly can on the game and with that said, those who have been following us, you've seen how quickly we are progressing the game. We think it's important not to rush the game though, we want this final outcome to be as best as possible so it's estimated for around May 2014, though that isn't final.

Are you looking for any help with the game?

We are happy to consider people with certain skill-sets and if you think you have something we need, don't hesitate to go to contact us. We are all set in the audio department as the developer of Middle of Nowhere is a professional composer/sound designer for film and game seen at www.AaronWildeMusic.com. We also have a very talented story/screenplay writer.

Where will you sell this game, Steam?

We plan to hopefully be able to sell it on Steam through Steam Greenlight. We plan to also sell it through sites like Desura.

Is the game free or does it cost? if so, how much?

The game will cost but we don't plan to overcharge. We want the game to be as fair priced as possible and are leaning towards the price of around £12.00 (around $19).

Have any questions that we haven't been able to answer here? contact us directly at:

middleofnowheregame@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

As a team, we are used to risks and challenges. It's no secret that making a game takes a lot of time, dedication and effort to complete but we are willing to give it just that. Although this may be our first project here on Kickstarter, all of us are experienced in our crafts and will do our best to complete the game at the highest standard.

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    £25 ($40.05) - Don't want to experience it alone? don't worry! You get the PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS and 1 EXTRA DIGITAL COPY OF THE GAME to give to a friend. You also get access to an EXCLUSIVE GAME-PLAY DEMO that we will work on as soon as possible after the Kickstarter.

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