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Arcadia: Life as an RPG

On any adventure, you must face each challenge using only the skills that you have mastered.

Arcadia: Life as an RPG

On any adventure, you must face each challenge using only the skills that you have mastered.

$3,694
pledged of 10.000 $pledged of 10.000 $ goal
135
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 2 2014 6:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 2, 2014

About

Arcadia is a new concept in games that lets you select a subject you want to know more about, then makes a compelling game out of learning while it tracks and rewards your progress. Instead of your typical fantasy game where you discover secret information or gain weapons or powers that have little meaning outside of the digital realm, Arcadia is based in science, art, and life. As you play and improve, the skills and knowledge you gain actually reveal the real world!

Through the Music section, you might finally learn to carry a tune, or understand a complicated African rhythm. In the Chemistry section, you might finally grasp the concept of valency! And eventually, as you master the many different topics, the game reveals how these topics are interrelated. But this is not just a game package, it is also a platform that allows you to construct your own game as a learning tool for a topic you want to share! It can be a tool for teachers, artists, or just the curious. 

Risks and challenges

Technical Challenges:
We will be tackling some pretty tough networking challenges while integrating the new WebGL features coming in Unity 5. Any new systems are bound to have bugs and setbacks. We will be working closely with the Unity developer community to add what we can and learn from others.

Gameplay Challenges:
We will be facing the same stats balancing challenges as any MMORPG. Our experience system will likely take a lot of work to get to where it needs to be, which is why we will be conducting a closed beta as well as conducting research studies with students to find the optimal leveling system.

Content Challenges:
Arcadia is made up of a lot of little games and one central hub UI. Building individual games is fairly quick, but there are still so many that need to be done. This is why we are opening up our tools to developers so they can contribute their own games and experiences to the ecosystem. We are members of the independent games community in Seattle and are excited to partner with local developers on collaborative projects. By selecting the $25 Gold Game Pin tiers, you are allowing us to hire on more of these talented artists and programmers.

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