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Atelier 801By Atelier 801
First created
Atelier 801By Atelier 801
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€38,415
pledged of €100,000pledged of €100,000 goal
873
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, June 7 2019 1:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Please note that this demo is a prototype, it doesn’t fully reflect the quality of the final game and that it may have some differences.

Any progression on this version will not be carried over to the final game.


                                                   How far would a mouse go to get some cheese? Listen to goddess Elisah’s call. Hop on a cartoony adventure with up to 4 friends, venture in dungeons, and find out what’s threatening mice and the world of Transformice itself. Face lizard warriors or fierce birds in colorful environments with a dynamic and challenging gameplay.  

 Transformice Adventures is Atelier 801’s new project. It is a Multiplayer Action RPG set in a colorful world full of mice and animals of all kinds.  The game is set to release on Windows/OSX/Linux and mobile platforms in 2019.



Transformice Adventures features :

  • A redesigned  Transformice universe, a brand new story, old and new characters like Indiana Mouse and Drekkemaus, shamans and of course, cheese.
  • 1 to 4 players dungeons, taking place in a colorful and diverse world from the point of view of a mouse.
  • Cartoony and charming characters and enemies.

  • A large arsenal of tools to make your own playstyle.
  • Dynamic and synergy-packed encounters with several ways to fight them.
  • Rogue-lite elements that can drastically change the way you fight, to spice up fights and dungeons.

  • A complete wardrobe of hats and outfits.
  • Plenty of colorful and cute pets to care for and fight alongside with.
  • An original and funny panel of jobs inspired by the Transformice lore and universe.


Transformice Adventures is inspired by several dungeon crawlers and roguelike such as The Binding of Isaac or Enter the Gungeon. It revolves around 1 to 4-mice party dungeons, where you will have to defeat several groups of enemies in real-time battles, juggling between attack and dodge. Each encounter will make you stronger while bringing new enemies and strategies to the table.

Weapons, jobs skills, enemy attacks. Managing these and positioning yourself correctly are the key to victory, and understanding enemy attacks, as well as which foe you should focus on first, will be necessary for you to triumph over the highest difficulties. 

By doing so, you will grow stronger and have the opportunity to spend points in the talent tree at will to customize your playstyle even more!


One for all and all for one! Gather up to 4 friends online and venture outside the Mice Village. Playing with friends allows more possibilities, like choosing your Elisah’s gifts accordingly to your teammates', or having more elaborated strategies and combos. Difficulty also scales with your party’s size, giving you new challenges!    

A great replayability thanks to rogue-lite mechanics. Entering the same dungeon again can lead to a completely different ending, with different encounters, enemies and rewards.

After each fight you receive one of Elisah’s gifts, specific enchantments infused with the goddess’ magic. While some simply add bonus effects like additional damage, some completely change the way your skills and weapons work, like turning a damaging projectile into a summoning skill or making your arrows pierce through enemies.  

At the end of each dungeon, you will have to make a choice. You can either keep your Elisah’s Gifts for a higher difficulty and better rewards during your next dungeon, or get rid of them all and start over. Choose wisely! Are you confident in your skills and the gifts you got?

Gifts are very powerful. A good combination might turn any dungeon into a walk in the park, while a bad one could completely ruin your strategy!
Gifts are very powerful. A good combination might turn any dungeon into a walk in the park, while a bad one could completely ruin your strategy!
 Mice are not natural fighters. But when they are attacked, they are forced to defend themselves with what they are best at. And if it's not throwing cannonballs, it is their daily jobs!
Mice are not natural fighters. But when they are attacked, they are forced to defend themselves with what they are best at. And if it's not throwing cannonballs, it is their daily jobs!

Jobs are mice’s “fighting class”, several professions which they mastered over time. Chef, Botanist, Journalist and Trickster are the first jobs planned, but more will be added later!

With these odd jobs, we wanted to offer something different from the usual RPG classes. Each job will offer additional ways of fighting and influence what you can do instead of forcing you into a linear gameplay.

Finally, you will be able to change your active job freely outside of dungeons once you have unlocked new jobs. Try each of them to find your favorite ones!


The world is fierce and dangerous for a lone mouse. Don’t worry, there are friendly buddies here to help you! More than cute accessories or a boring stat increase, they are strong and smart friends that add a new way to fight. 

There are plenty of them, and each is unique. Attributes, abilities, bonuses, the way they attack, their behavior during fights. It is up to you to find the cutest or the ones that fit your fighting style!

A trusty companion that grows alongside you. You will need to take care of your pet and give it plenty of love. Several actions such as giving it the proper food or fighting specific enemies will increase its affection. Gradually, this will make your pet stronger, improving its abilities and its behavior during combat as well as unlocking new skills

A full wardrobe of silly hats and mouse furs! Cosmetics are the essence of Transformice. One of the main occupations of mice being finding the best outfit to show off. Cute or cool, spooky or pop culture reference, choose from a wide range of clothes and fur designs to customize your mouse and your pets. Of course, you can dress your mouse without having to worry about stats!

Become one of the greatest mouse fashion designers. When it comes to cosmetics, everyone has a particular idea in mind. We will be adding new cosmetic items on a regular basis. Thus, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your own item into the game! Regular suggestion picks, contests and lots of things through forums, Discord and social media!

Transformice Adventures is an opportunity to go deeper into the world of these ingenious but clumsy mice, the world of Transformice. Discover its varied colorful environments and inhabitants like the Atacamem Desert and its fierce lizards, or the Dolceliande Forest full of birds and spiders. 

Mirolle, a young priestess of Elisah, is worried over several strange accidents happening all around the plains. Is it an ill omen of the devastating Anvil God’s return?

Embark with your friends on an adventure to help Mirolle and the powerful shaman Warlocks, find out why the goddess’ appearances have been less and less frequent, and be ready to take on Lizards, Birds and some mysterious black-coated mice trying to stop you!

The Transformice Adventures’ story will send you on a path to discover the world and the mice civilisation alongside your character. 

Our intention is for the  story to link to as many elements from the original game as possible and show you the depth of the world, so that old players would feel at home, while bringing new elements in the form of enemies and threats never heard of before.


What will await you once you’ve completed the main story? Here is a short list of things that we would like to add to the game!

Challenge & competition: For those that like to shine and show their talent to everyone, a leaderboard system for each level with several categories, so you can compete for several rankings. It is up to you to find your own way to reach the top.

Infinite difficulty mode: A challenge for the most skilled mice. Additional rules, and enemies that get stronger and faster. Think ahead and play carefully to reach the highest levels. And of course, you will need some luck to get the best of Elisah’s gifts!

Tribe house: A simple way to create and customize small levels for you and your friends to hang out in as your personal lobby! We know players are very creative and love to create and share. Much like Transformice's tribe house, we would love to give you a way to build your own space and play with a small level editor.

Steps for building the main mouse figure
Steps for building the main mouse figure
First splash art sketch
First splash art sketch
Researches for the lizards
Researches for the lizards
Researches for the lizards outfits and civilization
Researches for the lizards outfits and civilization
Researches for the frog enemy
Researches for the frog enemy
Research for the swamp
Research for the swamp
Research for the swamp plants
Research for the swamp plants
Actual in-game swamp environment
Actual in-game swamp environment
First concept art - Forest environment
First concept art - Forest environment
Research for houses
Research for houses

Let's have some fun with social media achievements! Every completed achievement gives XP to the main bar, and everyone will unlock the rewards at each level!

Rules are simple:

- Post publicly on Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #TFMAdv

- Original content only (no stealing! we can tell!)

- No NSFW (not safe for work) content


LEVEL ONE UNLOCKED! A new earring for Transformice and Transformice Adventures is now available!

LEVEL TWO UNLOCKED! A new tag for Transformice and Transformice Adventures will be available shortly!

LEVEL THREE UNLOCKED! Melibellule will draw the most voted suggestion in Twitch chat on Saturday May 18th, at 9pm CEST on https://www.twitch.tv/atelier_801 




⚠ All digital in-game rewards will be sent as codes to redeem in-game ⚠

You will need an Atelier 801 Account to redeem digital rewards. Further instructions as to how to redeem these rewards will be sent by e-mail along with the codes. You can create one through the games Transformice or Transformice Adventures.

We will keep you informed through Kickstarter updates when any rewards are sent or about to be sent.


For the "Your name in the game" and" character/weapon design" rewards : we reserve the right to refuse any suggestion that we would deem inappropriate. In case we deny your first suggestion, we will give you a second and final opportunity to make a new suggestion.


 
Transformice Adventures is brought to you by the original developers of Transformice!
 

Transformice was created in 2010 by Mélanie and Jean-Baptiste, on their free time after their day job. This online multiplayer platform game, in which you play as a mouse gathering cheese quickly gathered thousands of players.

The studio Atelier 801 was founded the following year, in 2011, and started hiring more people to work on the game.  The team has been updating Transformice for 9 years, bringing it up to 100 million created accounts, and developed four more multiplayer games over the years: Bouboum, Fortoresse, Nekodancer and Dead Maze.
 

 
                                         We started as a very small indie studio and over the years, we have been able to start new projects thanks to the success of Transformice and the fantastic and ongoing support of its community.

Transformice Adventures is an important project for us, with its own challenges. We are returning to the familiar Transformice universe, but with a new game that we want unique and fresh. We have also adopted a new technology after using the same one for years . Such a renewal is not easy, and the circumstances are not making it easier. Our live games, while still being active, are not enough to properly support new projects. We want to offer a game that is a complete experience, without having to cut important features out and releasing it out of necessity. 

We are an independent studio with a fair Free-to-play history and we would like to stay true to this identity. We also do not want to partner with publishers as doing so brings its own restrictions that would not fit with our vision for the game. So, we instead choose to turn to the community, as Transformice is and has always been a community-driven game, with fans being able to help us make and shape the game.

This campaign is a great way for us to focus on the game itself while ensuring safe early days for the game.

We’ve been working on it for several months already and we are really confident about this new Transformice installment. We want to deliver it to you in its best form: in short, we need your help to make Transformice Adventures happen.

Since the beginning in 2010, we stuck to a fair Free-to-Play model revolving around aesthetics and customization. In our mind, it is the best path as it allows any player to hop on the adventure, and let them choose if they want to help us afterwards. 

We did our best to stay away from the usual flaws of this business model, especially pay-to-win mechanics. As developers but also as players, we experienced the frustration that such a model can generate. And we know that the word “Free-to-Play” can be daunting, especially when it impacts the gameplay itself. This is something we are avoiding in our design and approach. 

The game will offer several ways to customize your character for premium or in-game currency. This includes cosmetics such as mouse furs, hats and the like, alternative designs for your equipment, and, of course, pets.

This is also one of the reasons that led us to Kickstarter, to ensure a good start for the project since those can be uncertain at times. By backing our campaign, you are helping us to stay like this, away from the dark side.

Risks and challenges

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to ensure we can polish the game’s basis, build enough content for the game to feel enjoyable and start an Early Access. The better the campaign goes, the more content we will be able to add before the final release and the monetization.

This game is our first big project not using Flash but HTML5. Despite Flash fitting our needs, we wanted to try something new, and with Flash getting obsolete we knew it was time. A change of technology is always a weird process and a source of oversight, but we won’t start from nothing as we made small projects inbetween to get the hang of it, and we will be using our usual tools to handle the community and network features.

Some of you may be worried regarding some of our previous projects that are on hold or not updated anymore. We understand that. Some of them were not ambitious enough, and some too much for our small studio to handle them correctly for the long term. We are learning from these and will do our best to avoid doing the same mistakes. Transformice Adventures is a project we feel at our size that we will be able to carry very far.

Let us reiterate, we are very confident in Transformice Adventures, it is the universe that defines us the most and that put us where we are. We are doing our best to make it happen and to learn from our past games.

Finally, let’s talk about physical rewards. We are aware that the whole process can present problems. We chose to work with MyDelivengo, a French solution that will allow us to easily handle the shipping. As for rewards in themselves, most of them are already made and ready to be shipped. We want to avoid delays as much as possible.

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