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AdventureQuest re-imagined as a 3D MMORPG that lets you play online with your friends from your phone, tablet or PC.
AdventureQuest re-imagined as a 3D MMORPG that lets you play online with your friends from your phone, tablet or PC.
AdventureQuest re-imagined as a 3D MMORPG that lets you play online with your friends from your phone, tablet or PC.
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AdventureQuest 3D

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AdventureQuest 3D is a cross-platform online multiplayer fantasy RPG from the creators of the original 2D Flash web game!

Now the adventure goes everywhere you do.
Now the adventure goes everywhere you do.

Help us finish AdventureQuest 3D!

We’ve come really far but need your help to finish! Over the past 11 months, we’ve created a 3D online version of AdventureQuest that you can play on your phone, tablet, and PC. Support this project to help get this game to the finish line!

AdventureQuest 3D on Steam!

Thanks to you, we have just been greenlit by Steam! Over 10,000 players gave us a "thumbs up" in the Steam Greenlight program.

Breaking news! AdventureQuest 3D was greenlit by Steam!
Breaking news! AdventureQuest 3D was greenlit by Steam!

About the is new 3D Online Game

"I really hope you guys are so proud of AQ3D because it is like watching a dream come true for my nostalgia." - Tyler Skye Gordon

AdventureQuest 3D is a fantasy online world filled with monsters, magic, and amazing stories. It is an inspired re-imagining of the hit Flash game from the original creators— and it will change the way we play games together.

Access the world from anywhere... any time.
Access the world from anywhere... any time.

 You are on your phone, I am on my computer… let’s raid a dragon’s lair. 

As a cross-platform game, you can access the world of AdventureQuest from your phone, tablet, and PC. Play the same character In the same world with your friends— no matter what device you are using. Explore the world and battle monsters in real time together. 

LF39M Dragon's Lair
LF39M Dragon's Lair

Features

  • Cross-platform
  • Persistent online world
  • Real-time combat
  • PvP arena - Player vs Player
  • Chat & emotes
  • Multi-class system
  • Weapon & Item fusion
  • Crafting
  • Solo, 2-player, large group sized adventures
  • Summon / teleport to friends
  • "Sidekick" friends to your level
  • Evolving world & story line
  • Self-cleaning to free up your mobile's disk space
  • New content and things to do released regularly (It is sorta our thing.)
"Speak no Sneevil, see no Sneevil, hear no Sneevil."
"Speak no Sneevil, see no Sneevil, hear no Sneevil."
The original AdventureQuest's 1st monster.
The original AdventureQuest's 1st monster.
A monster so big there is an entire city on its back.
A monster so big there is an entire city on its back.

▼ Cross Platform

With AdventureQuest 3D, the adventure goes where you do. 

Play the same character and log into the same world your friends are playing on with any device. 

  • Apple iPhone (5+)
  • Apple iPad (2+)
  • Android Phone (4.x+)
  • Android Tablet (4.x+)
  • PC (Steam, Windows 10 App Store & Website Download)
  • Mac (Steam & Website Download) 
  • More platforms dependent on funding!
This is the way all games need to work in the future.
This is the way all games need to work in the future.

Long line ahead of you? You've got time for a mini-dungeon. Battle the undead legion with your friends under the table during dinner. Your lunch breaks just got a lot more dangerous. The adventure goes wherever you do. 

▼ Solo to Mega-Party Sized Adventures

Finally, a real MMO that fits into your schedule. The game is massive, but designed to be played in small rewarding bursts. We’re making the most accessible MMO RPG experience that’s fun from the minute you pick it up. 

▼ Easy to play with Friends

Two taps to play with any friend.

We are changing the way people play together. It should only take two taps to invite any friend to join you in anywhere in game— even if they don't have the game yet. 

Teleport / Summon your friends

All players will have the ability to summon their friends to their side, or teleport to friends who allow it in the game. 

Play with friends who are not your level.

Automatic "side-kicking" will boost your friend's level so they can play with you in dangerous places they could not go alone. 

"Hiya, Jimmy. I know you are only level 1, but I really need your help taking down this level 75 Ultra Dragon... um, got your phone?"

▼ Real Time Combat & Chat

Press the button to swing your weapon.

We coded our game and multiplayer servers from scratch. Battling monsters is fast and fun, with killer animations. Chat was built with mobile in mind; you can even use your phone's built in text-to-speech recognition. 

 ▼ Evolving World & Storyline

All of our games have been built on the idea that there is always something new to do. Like our other games, AQ3D will be constantly and steadily updated with new content like classes to master, items to collect, areas to explore, and new functionality.

The Octotree invites you to walk inside. Seems legit.
The Octotree invites you to walk inside. Seems legit.

▼ Multi-Class System

Why choose to play as a Warrior, Mage, Ninja, Paladin, or Necromancer when you could be ALL OF THEM!? Does your party need a healer? Switch between all of the classes you have unlocked. 

Visit the Hall of Trainers where you can learn new classes and go on special quests to rank them up. Experiment and find skills that synergize with skills from other classes for devastating damage and effects.

▼ Weapon and Armor Fusion

Your hard earned weapons and armor will NEVER become useless when new content is released. AdventureQuest 3D lets you power up any item through item fusion. Combine two items together, keeping the look of one and the power/stats from the other.  Just a hunch, but they will never suspect that twig you have been keeping around since level 1 has the destructive power of a level 100 death scythe fused into it. 

Weapon fusion means no item will ever become useless!
Weapon fusion means no item will ever become useless!

▼ The World

AdventureQuest 3D takes place in the world of Lore— a magical land under attack by dragon lords, undead legions, monster kings, and ancient evils. You will find yourself at the heart of wars between vampires and werewolves, airship pirates & portal ninjas, and dragons. Lots.. and lots... of dragons.  It is vast and ever expanding.

Pet rocks on sale at the pet shop!
Pet rocks on sale at the pet shop!
Exploring a world that keeps getting bigger is more fun.
Exploring a world that keeps getting bigger is more fun.

▼ TOWN OF BATTLEON

Heroes answer the call and journey to the Town of BattleOn. It is home to so many of us. Featuring trainers, shops, mysterious visitors, and the world famous Yulgar's Inn... it has everything a hero needs to begin their adventure. Just try not to accidentally destroy it. 

Home is where you hang your helm.
Home is where you hang your helm.
Warlic's Magic shop is full of surprises... we recommend checking out the fireplace.
Warlic's Magic shop is full of surprises... we recommend checking out the fireplace.
A worthy successor to the original... and oh wow it looks better!
A worthy successor to the original... and oh wow it looks better!

 ▼ YULGAR'S INN

We finished the Inn! As a very faithful recreation of the original Yulgar's Inn, you can relax and enjoy a stein of moglinberry juice while listening to the band. Hang out with fellow adventurers and try not to start a fight... In addition to other surprise happenings, a PvP "bar fight" event is scheduled for this area.

▼ THE GUARDIANS OF LORE

The Guardians are an order of highly trained dragon knights tasked with keeping peace across the world. You will find Guardian Towers across the land. Each tower was placed to protect a different powerful & ancient artifact. What these artifacts are is now a mystery... knowledge lost 100 years ago when the order was wiped out by the Grimsbane's shadow creatures.

Guardian— (n) Dragon magic-powered Jedi... hey, we call it like it is.
Guardian— (n) Dragon magic-powered Jedi... hey, we call it like it is.

Long ago in the real-world, when the original AdventureQuest exploded in popularity, the team needed help covering the costs of the servers and bandwidth. Those who supported the game were awarded with the title of Guardian and access to the original Guardian Tower. With this Kickstarter, you will be part of history and carrying forth a legacy that has defined our games.

The Guardian Tower
The Guardian Tower

▼ Artix Entertainment

For 13 years, Artix Entertainment has been an independent video game studio 100% funded by its amazing players. We have never accepted investor money, and we didn't sell out when larger companies made offers to purchase the studio. This gives us complete creative control of our games. The only people we answer to are our players. We stay connected to our community and always listen to your ideas and suggestions. 

▼ Why Kickstarter?

Until now, AdventureQuest 3D's development has been funded by our other games. But now we need your help.  We believe in this game. It has MASSIVE potential. If you have read this far, you must be seeing it, too. Through Kickstarter, we can fund the rest of the game's development and raise awareness of AdventureQuest 3D for people who might not know about it otherwise. Back this project to help us finish the game, and to finish it right. 

REWARDS

NOTE - You will get all of the rewards from the tier you choose AND all of the rewards before it.  So, for example, if you get the $120 package, you will ALSO get all of the rewards from the $60, $50, $25, $10 and $1 tiers!

Can't pay through Kickstarter? PAYPAL option here.

If I get the $120 package, does it include all of the packages before it? 

Yes! We have been getting this question a lot. All reward tiers include all of the other rewards before it.  So, for example, if you get Legendary Founder + Shadow Wolf Morph, you will also get Alpha Pirate, Epic Founder, and Guardian. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artix/adventurequest-3d/pledge/new?clicked_reward=false
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artix/adventurequest-3d/pledge/new?clicked_reward=false

AdventureQuest is a registered trademark of Artix Entertainment, LLC. All game content is subject to final review and rapid revision, tweaking and iteration with the games players— just like all the best stuff we make.

▼ Stretch Goals

Our total from players who paid with Paypal & Artix Points is $34,226 as of 9:40AM EST, 1/1/2015. We add this to the Kickstarter total when unlocking Stretch Goals!


NOTE - As you know, the more this game is funded, the better this game will ultimately be. The final stretch goal is more of an extreme thank you. We tried to make it a worthy one that would celebrate the community and what you have done here in a timeless way. 

Can't pay through Kickstarter? PAYPAL option here

▼ Meet the Dev Team

We got the band back together! AdventureQuest 3D is being created by:

Artix (Adam Bohn) - Game Lead (Original creator of AdventureQuest)
Zhoom - Lead Programmer (Original programmer of AdventureQuest Worlds, DragonFable, MechQuest, BattleGems)
Cysero - Lead Writer (DragonFable, AdventureQuest Worlds, Battle Gems)
Yergen - Content Director (Bladehaven, Dragons, MechQuest, HeroSmash)
Warlic - Programmer
Dage The Evil - Artist
Thyton - Artist
Korin - 3D Rigging & Animation
Xero - 3D Characters & Monsters
Oishii - 3D / Artist
Llusion  - 3D Environments
Ghost - Music
Circa - Artist 
Miko - Web design
Rolith - Administration and game tools
You - When we say we can’t do this without you, we really mean it.

Note: Our very first game, AdventureQuest at www.BattleOn.com was built in 2002 and has been online and after 13 years is STILL being updated every week with new things for you to do.

▼ THE COSTS

Here is a rough breakdown of how we will be allocating our budget. You will be happy to see the focus on content and feature production. You might notice that servers and bandwidth are not allocated— AdventureQuest 3D has the huge advantage of leveraging AE's existing and very scalable network & server farm!

The funding allocation to coffee may be the smallest... but we all recognize it as the most vital.
The funding allocation to coffee may be the smallest... but we all recognize it as the most vital.

▼ Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who is spreading the word and backing this amazing project. We are grateful for the opportunity to work on AdventureQuest 3D for you.


Risks and challenges

Artix Entertainment is an established studio that is good at making fun games. We have a proven track record of creating games and continuing to work alongside players to make them even better. We have existed longer than most game studios, and much to our credit, every single game we have ever made is still online and running today.

That being said, game development is not without risk. We are building for multiple platforms using Unity 5. Technology is changing rapidly, especially the operating systems running on the mobile devices. Our goal is to make the game run smoothly on as many devices as possible. The hardware requirements to play may change by the time the game is released. Also, we may need more programmers to keep up with all of the device specific changes.

Also, the fun of video games is highly subjective and it can take a lot of iteration to get it right. We already have the core game working, but nailing the fun feel on each device takes time. With more and more devices on the market every month, there will unquestionably be technical challenges in the future. Our team is anticipating them and will do everything in our power to overcome them. Some of the new features that we have envisioned will take longer than others, but if you keep playing, we'll keep building.

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FAQ

  • Yes. Every reward tier always includes all of the rewards before it!

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  • No. There will not be a membership in AdventureQuest 3D.

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  • After the Kickstarter is complete and funded, you will be sent an email with a form (Kickstarter calls it a survey) which you will use to get your rewards! If your pledged includes rewards were you work with the team to make things, we will ask for the best way and time to contact you and go from there :D

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  • Thank you for supporting the original 2D game! We are very proud-- because of you that game is still online and being updated weekly. This Kickstarter is to fund and finish AdventureQuest 3D which is a brand new game. You must become a Guardian in this new game separately. This is your opportunity to help make this game, just as the original Guardians of the 2D game did.

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    You are a friend of AdventureQuest 3D and want to stay connected with all our updates and excitement. We know that not everyone can afford the big donations but every little bit helps and we are sincerely grateful.

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    HERO STARTER PACK
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    * Exclusive Kickstarter Sword (Cross-game item!)
    * Exclusive Kickstarter Cape (Cross-game item!)
    * Hero Starter Pack - Larger backpack & pack of potions!
    * Kickstarter Badge & Title

    Note: Cross-game items unlock in AdventureQuest 3D and ALSO unlock in our existing games: AdventureQuest Worlds, DragonFable, and the original AdventureQuest. Cross-game item designs will vary to match the style of each game.

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    GUARDIAN (FOUNDER)
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    * Guardian Class
    * Exclusive Kickstarter Guardian Armor Variant
    * Permanent "Guardian Status" which grants you access to the Guardian Tower and other perks including special quests to obtain Guardian weapons, armors, helms, and other item sets.
    * Founder Badge & Title
    * Guardian Badge & Title
    * Early Access to the game

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    * Epic Founder Badge & Title
    * Epic Founder Weapon - Kickstarter exclusive weapon
    * Rare Founder only armor variants:
    - Founder Warrior
    - Founder Mage
    - Founder Rogue
    * Special in-game Nameplate (Optional, can be turned on and off)

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    Kickstarter Exclusive -- This is only available via kickstarter and will not be available again.
    * Alpha Pirate Class - Kickstarter Exclusive
    * Alpha Pirate Armor (Black “Classic”) - Kickstarter Exclusive
    * Alpha Pirate Armor (Silver Trim) - Kickstarter Exclusive
    * Alpha Pirate Captain’s Hat - Kickstarter Exclusive

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    * Kickstarter exclusive skill “Shadow Wolf Transformation” - ability to turn yourself into a shadow wolf and move at increased speed. Works indoors and outside. This is only available via kickstarter and will not be available again.
    * Hero Class Pre-release Pass - Get the following classes immediately added to all of your characters as they are released. Each class includes special quests just for that class.
    - Paladin
    - Necromancer
    - Ninja
    - DragonSlayer
    * Legendary Founder Badge & Title
    * Badges: Paladin, Necromancer, Ninja, DragonSlayer

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    DESIGN A CUSTOM 3D WEAPON
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    All of the above, PLUS:

    Work with Dage, Cysero, Thyton, Xero to create a custom 3D weapon design to be added to the video game. You will work with the team to choose a 3D model and create the texture design and the write the description for your dream weapon. You will be credited on the weapon as the designer in the weapon’s description and given a personal rare variant of the weapon. You will also be able to give the weapon, or your personal variant to up to 10 friends of your choosing.

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    BECOME AN NPC - Limited 0/10
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    Work with Artix, Cysero & Yergen to immortalize your character as an NPC in the world of AdventureQuest 3D. Your notes, images, and imagination will help guide the creation of your character’s story and role in the world. You will help write the dialog and “voice” of your character. Become a class trainer, shopkeeper, quest giver or even a villain.

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    DESIGN AN ADVENTURE AT THE SECRET UNDERGROUND LAB
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    Come to the lab and hang out with Artix and the team! Work on a brand new adventure area with the AdventureQuest 3D team.

    (You cover travel to Tampa, FL and we'll put you up at the nice hotel right next to the video game studio for two nights.)

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