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About this project

 
We will donate 5% of our total earnings from game sales to other Kickstarter projects.
We will donate 5% of our total earnings from game sales to other Kickstarter projects.
 

Explore and discover

Dating system 

Explore unique areas filled with danger

A vast amount of inventory items

Travel to amazing towns and locations

Key Features

● Experience the game the way you make it – your choices will have lasting and dire consequences that you will have to live with.

● Your actions and choices will forever change the fates of all those around you.

 ● Commit nefarious deeds to build your fortune in gold, and increase your reputation in the guild.

 ● Dialogue choices will put your wits to the test as you are forced to make difficult decisions on the spot.

● Cooking and crafting systems. Combine objects and craft items from raw materials.

 ● Choose a path of good or evil, depending on the choices you make.  

● Earn or steal loot that can be used to purchase items to advance further in the game.

 ● Interact freely with the world and those around you and become the role of Victor Oreh—build both platonic and romantic relationships with characters in the game. Experience exceptional voice acting and wonderful original musical score.

 ● Immerse yourself in the beautiful and dangerous world of the Scoundrels Guild.

Cooking system

 Crafting System


 Detailed characters and environments

 Use the power of the mind to subdue your enemies 

 Sneak into locked and off limits areas

 Loot treasure and sell it for gold

The Story

  Born to a nobility and now forced into feeding off rats in the streets, you begin your adventure as a simple vagabond begging townsfolk for what they can spare. More often than not, you end up with nothing more than a copper shilling and another restless night of sleeping in filth. However, your luck is about to change, for today marks the dawn of a new beginning for you. No more will you feed off vermin, without a place to call home. The Scoundrels Guild welcomes you.

  Victor Oreh is a man stricken with anger and a thirst for justice after he was wrongfully stripped of his previously acquired title of nobility—both his family's land and inheritance were taken away. Now, with nothing more than a cloak on his back and a dagger on his side, Victor seeks revenge by joining a small band of miscreants, known only as the Scoundrels. From a highly respected nobleman to an underworld rogue, Victor will do whatever it takes to have his revenge.

Original concept art
Original concept art
Original character design
Original character design
Original character design
Original character design

 Physical Rewards

Official backer T-Shirt for men
Sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL

Official backer T-Shirt for women
Sizes S/M/L/XL/XXL

Meet Mayhem Games USA

Founded in 2012 by Adam (Mayhem) Gibson, Mayhem Games USA has developed and published Barter Empire a nostalgic 2D JRPG set in the fantasy land of Dithera. Since its release on April 1,  2014, Mayhem Games USA has started work on other projects such Urban Explorer, a first person exploration/adventure game and now our latest project The Scoundrels Guild. 

The company began with Adam as the only developer but has since grown to add more full-time team members. 

 Adam Mayhem Founder/Lead Developer/Story Writer/Animator
I do most of the work on the project and oversee all areas of project development, nothing gets by without my approval. I have over 10 years of experience in web design and indie game making. I started out making 2D RPG's back in 2001 for free play.

Devendra Dewan 3D Video Game Character Model Artist

Devendra Dewan does most of our character design. He did the work on both Miriza and Victor and is currently working on the villain of our story.

 "I'm specialized in modeling and texturing fully detailed high-end next generation characters or any other characters with polycount limitations for games and can set up rigs for poses and animations."

  Phuthieu Concept Artist/Painter/3D Drawings/Sketch Artist

Phuthieu did the awesome cover art for The Scoundrels Guild.

"I graduated from Ho Chi Minh Architect University, and then I was hired as an artist at GNT INC in Japan."

We're looking for talented voice actors, musicians, and scripters to work on the project. Submit your inquiries here.

Risks and challenges

We pride ourselves on having a dedicated team with many years of extensive experience. We have spared neither time nor money since the beginning of this project. With over 6 months of development already behind us, it is clear we are 100% committed to seeing this project to the end.

With all projects, there are always unforeseen setbacks that could cause delays and last-minute game changes. While we have no control over these possible setbacks, we can guarantee we will always find the best approach for dealing with them and deliver the completed project in the quickest and most effective way possible, without forfeiting content or quality.

Our number one goal is to work within our budget and never squander our funds, so that we can bring to our backers the game they expect and deserve.

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