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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 16 2016 4:01 PM UTC +00:00
Aurora Game StudioBy Aurora Game Studio
First created
Aurora Game StudioBy Aurora Game Studio
First created
€34,952
pledged of €90,000pledged of €90,000 goal
912
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 16 2016 4:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

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  • Ilios: Betrayal of Gods is an Action Adventure game inspired by the classic console greatest hits like Castlevania, Odin Sphere, Devil May Cry or Bayonetta, featuring a deep dynamic battle system, deadly platforming, mature story, and huge replay value.

  • Ilios: Betrayal of Gods is currently planned for digital release on PC, Mac, Linux, but also PS4 and Xbox One, depending on funds.

  • Play as Polites, the last survivor of the Trojan War. In his desire for revenge he wishes to find answers and eradicate the ones who destroyed the people he loved… Game of action and epic adventure, Ilios propels you into a mysterious and violent world where Polites will learn that the Gods are not what they claim to be.
  • Travel through 9 mythological levels, from Aegean sea to Lemnos volcano, over 50 characters to encounter, 60 combos and super attacks to master, loads of achievements and more than 8 hours of adventure. All in Full HD 60fps.

 

 

Ilios: Betrayal of Gods is a game crossing over Beat'em all and Platformer, taking place in a world of Greek mythology stylized with Steampunk elements. A game that pays tribute to all our references : Bayonetta, Megaman, Castlevania and of course Saint Seiya!

  • Fight or Evade strategically : The Divine Power allows Polites to disappear from the eyes of his enemies and pass through complex combat situations. Using the Divine Power at the right time, you can counter your opponents’ strikes and trigger devastating counter-attacks. Combos and Specials Attacks will help Polites triumph over his foes.
  • Explore: With the Power of Poseidon, by pressing a single button, Polites goes into the Divine world to discover new paths and platform machines arranged by the god himself. Easing out our hero’s progress on his quest for revenge.
  • Improve by raising yourself against the Gods. As Polites acquires their Divine Powers his attack set will enrich with dramatic effects. Fight with the Ares Spear! Crush your enemies with the Hammer of Hephaestus! Each new weapon has its own Skill Tree.
  • Choose and take responsibility of your fate: Spare the vanquished Gods or let yourself be carried away by your burning anger and finish off your opponents. But remember: to kill a God is not without consequences for a mere mortal.

 

Based on "the Iliad" and "the Odyssey" sung by the greek author Homer, the story of Ilios is our open interpretation, beginning during the event known as The Sack of Troy.

While the city of Troy fall under the blitz of the Achaeans, the royal family loses its children one after another. The most famous, Hector, was defeated by Achilles in front of the gates of the city. And King Priam’s other 49 sons who fought with all their might fell under the blades of outnumbering enemies. The city of Troy burns in the flames of war.

Secluded in the Temple of Poseidon the last children of the royal line try to resist. Polites, the last prince, stands between his beloved sisters and the invaders. He is mortally wounded and sees his sisters being captured. Feeling his strength declining he implores the god Poseidon to intervene, who never supported the Trojans during the war...

Sensing his life rushing back, Polites rises and discovers his new powers. Poseidon made him a demigod by offering Polites the Divine Vision, a power to switch between the human world and the divine world, and an ancient artifact replacing his mangled arm that allows him to shoot devastating rounds.

With his new powers, Polites runs out of the temple in pursuit of his sisters. He discovers his city completely devastated by the horrors of war. With no hesitation he rushes into the narrow burning streets…

 

 

Ilios is an epic beat 'em all. Polites has 3 types of attacks: the falcata, the sword retrieved on the corpse of his brother, offering quick shots. The Divine Weapons, that Polites win during his journey. And its mechanical arm, firing bursts of energy. The combination of these attacks allow Polites to perform more or less long and powerful combos.

 

Fight epic boss
Fight epic boss

Polites can use his Divine Vision to become incorporeal and run away in the divine world to dodge his enemies. But if Polites activate his power at the exact time of impact, he will trigger a Vanish. During Vanish, he can choose to counter attack or teleport to continue the fight from another angle.

During battles Polites raises his combo meter. If he is either hit or too slow to chain his enemies, his meter falls back to 0. On the other hand, if his meter passes above the 100 hits cap, his wrath can be triggered: the Blind Wrath! In this mode Polites becomes a berserker blinded by rage, hitting harder. But he can no longer disappear into the divine world until his gauge drops to 0!

When an enemy is close to his last breath, the symbol of the Hybris appears. You can instantly kill the foe pressing the right button. However, if the combo counter exceeds 100 Hits, the Blind Wrath triggers automatically!

Each Divine Weapon has its own Super Attacks and combos, offering a unique playstyle. The player unlocks upgrades of a weapon during his journey. Each Super Attack also consumes an Amphora, limiting the number of use during a fight. You can switch between Divine Weapons by pressing a single button.

For example, below is the last upgrade for the Hephaistus Hammer's Special Attack called Volcanic Disaster.

Volcanic Disaster
Volcanic Disaster
Each level consists of several segments called Song. A score is assigned from B to SSS according to your way of fighting and the risks you take. Improve yourself and aim for the best rank!

 

Ilios is also a demanding platformer where Polites ventures through various hazardous environments. During his progression through the levels the player needs to use the Divine Vision to find alternate paths and continue his ascension without the divine power falling short.

With Repulsion, an upgrade for the Divine Vision, Polites can transfer elements from the Divine World into the Human World. And all Divine Weapons have each a special power that can help Polites move forward. The Hephaestus Hammer can break fractured walls, and Poseidon's Trident can be used as a grapple...

Ilios: Betrayal of Gods, has a classic linear progression through 9 levels with various environments. The player will have the option to return to a level to discover all secrets he might have missed.

 

When an enemy dies, Polites gains Treachery Points. All these points will allow the player to acquire new upgrades from the Chronicler he meets throughout the game, with 8 skill trees that can be unlocked. Choose your purchase wisely to fit with your own fighting and play style.

 

An emphasis on story: Your choices during specific actions can affect the outcome of the game. Making tough decisions weaves the fate of our hero who struggle to find answers to his questions. We have chosen to tell the story of Polites with illustrations and animated dialogues like J-RPGs.

To develop the artistic and creative direction of Ilios is a demanding process. We are inspired by Greek mythology obviously, but also by different Steampunk concepts to offer something refreshing.

Animation with Spine
Animation with Spine

 

One of the most important aspect in addition to the gameplay is that each screenshot of Ilios can be seen as a painted illustration. From the colors, the environment and character designs and of course the animations. Our references starts from the beautiful games developed by Vanillaware through the aesthetic power of the arcade games developed by Capcom in the 90s.

Workflow representation
Workflow representation

We use traditional animation techniques - frame by frame - mixed with a puppet system. The idea is to erase the papercut-flash quirks, but it needs more time to create. That's why we use Spine, a software developed by Esoteric Software, which allows us to combine the advantages of both techniques (traditional and cut out).

The backgrounds also require special attention. During important events the player will see original painted sceneries, and then explore levels assembled with an editor and reusable components that were drawn separately. Also for a good and credible atmosphere, how the painting is done and the light treated has a crucial role.

We are very proud to work with Pix'n Love, a publishing house dedicated to the video game world. With strong experience Pix'n Love archives the history of gaming heritage and decrypts it with interviews. They infiltrate among the major figures of the time to put together magnificent books for your shelf.

Some books you can find in Pix'n Love.

Find the Artbook of Ilios “The Art & Indies confidences”, including 300 color pages to illustrate the graphic research and design notes. This book serves as developer diary, recounting the story behind the development of Ilios.

Available from the ARTIST reward !

The official guide, including 128 color pages, will be made by the Dr. Lakav. He made magnificent guides for retrogames like Super Mario World, Zelda 3 ‘A Link to the Past’ and more recently Megaman X.

Available from the HEALER reward !

For physical pledges, you will receive Mythic Cards. If you love collectibles, try to collect them all!

Available from the SCRIBE reward !

Inspired by the aesthetic of Ilios Betrayal of Gods, Yves Szywala is creating a new piece, in his own unique style.

Yves Szywala is a french Steampunk sculptor. Since his childhood, he is fascinated by transformation of materials, it always was an alchemy to his eyes. Thanks to numerous trials, he managed to earn techniques and skills. Before starting to create his own works, he expressed his creativity by making costumes or copies of movie props.  

Find some of his incredible works on this link.

The unique piece is available only for the True God reward !

Here's a piece from Yves' gallery, the Ilios piece will be revealed later.

 Stretch Goals

 

We are a small independent team of old videogame, Greek mythology, exciting stories lovers, with a wild imagination! We have mostly already proven ourselves in the midst of the videogame industry, but also within other fields such as animation, comics and children’s books.

The French voice of the game are made by our Youtuber friends. You will find: 

  • Benzaie in the role of Polites, our hero 
  • Fred, le Joueur du Grenier in the role of The Chronicler 
  • Seb du Grenier in the role of Ares, God of War
  • Bob Lennon in the role of Hermes, God Messenger 
  • Sparadrad from Noob - the Webserie, playing a secret role!

Delivering a great game will be the number one goal. However we must pay attention to the financial side and the unexpected challenges. We will do whatever we must to make a good game and reward your support. 

Here is how we intend to allocate the funds raised with Kickstarter:

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We always thought Kickstarter would be the beginning and not the end, that's why we start our financing with the campaign above. But we are pragmatic people and we decided to ask the community only a part of our game budget.

Thus the risks and the challenges are that we will need to invest a lot of time and efforts into the research of complementary money for the production of Ilios, eating our development time.
It may generate delays in the production and difficult choices about game features but with your support we are confident that we will succeed and create the game we all want.

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