UPDATE 1: $12K GOAL REACHED!
We have reached our goal of $12k! Thank you so much for supporting our project! Your funding has enabled us to hire a professional 3D artist!
UPDATE 2: $20K STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
The "healer" dragon Kickstarter backer exclusive reward has been unlocked!
We have reached our first stretch goal of $20k! As a reward, ALL Kickstarter backers who pledged for the Hatchling tier or higher during our campaign will receive access to an exclusive "healer" dragon that can both increase heal regeneration and stop bleeds of other players. Only Kickstarter backers will have this dragon available at the creature selection screen.
UPDATE 3: $30K STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
The Black Dragon skin Kickstarter backer exclusive reward has been unlocked!
All Kickstarter backers that have pledged for the hatchling tier or higher will receive access to the "melanistic" or all-black dragon skin at creature selection. This reward will apply to past backers and all new backers who back for a pledge tier during our campaign.
UPDATE 4: $40K STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
If we reach our $40k stretch goal, we will be offering a specialized nesting dragon to all Kickstarter backers of Hatchling tier or higher. This "nurse" dragon will not be very good in combat, but it will be excellent for nesting with the ability to mimic the element of all other dragons, albeit, with much reduced damage. This ability to mimic other elements allows the "nurse" dragon to incubate the eggs of any dragon species they are grouped with. With keen thermal senses, this dragon can detect the perfect temperature of the embryo allowing it to influence the gender and inherited skin of the egg while incubating it. Additionally, the "nurse" dragon will be able to enhance any one stat by 2% up to the max cap of that species stats. Having one of these specialized dragons, will make our Kickstarter backers highly sought after by both roleplayers seeking skins and pvpers seeking stats.
Thank you so much for spreading the word about Day of Dragons! Together we are making this game a reality!
UPDATE 5: $50K STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
We will be awarding all original Kickstarter pledgers who pledged for the Hatchling tier or higher, exclusive access to the 4-Winged Hybrid Dragon. The Hybrid Dragon is a Wyvern/Dragon Hybrid, it has 2 rear legs, 2 winged arms, and 2 more wings on its shoulders. Being a hybrid, it is unable to nest, but it does have an Alpha stage of growth and is one of the larger species of dragons. Being a hybrid, it's parentage is unknown, so its element is also a mystery until the hybrid is old enough to produce bile. It is the only dragon who's element is randomized at birth and it will be an effective and unique choice in combat. Only players who pledge for a Hatchling tier or higher during our Kickstarter campaign will have access to the 4-winged Hybrid as it cannot nest and will never be offered again outside of our Kickstarter campaign. The Black and White Dragon skin rewards can be used on your Hybrid, making a White Hybrid the rarest dragon in our game.
UPDATE 6: $100K STRETCH GOAL REACHED!
At $100k, we will be adding the Behemoth Ice Drake as a Kickstarter exclusive reward to our backers. The Behemoth Drake will be the only dragon in Day of Dragons that reaches the Alpha stage on its own simply by growing normally over time. Like all Drakes, the Behemoth cannot fly, and will be relatively slow, but overtime will grow to be the largest and physically-strongest of all the Alpha Dragons in our world. Being so large, the Behemoth Drake will take a very, very long time to grow to its maximum potential, much more than any other dragon. The sheer size of the Drake means it requires a lot of food and water to survive, so much so that this hunger often forces the Drake to form alliances offering protection in exchange for food. The behemoth drake can breed, but only when fully matured. As if things weren't difficult enough for the drakes, nature has seen fit to ensure that most behemoth drakes are born male, with female behemoths being extremely rare making up only ~1% of the total behemoth population.
UPDATE 7: $500K STRETCH GOAL REACHED - THE FEATHERED MICRO DRAGON!
This dragon will be very small, about the size of a normal baby dragon when full grown, and it will have colorful feathers. It's only hunger/thirst source is non-incubated dragon eggs. By eating unwanted/abandoned/unguarded eggs, it acts as nature's cleanup-crew and is also favored by nesting female dragons to decrease the time between egg-laying. The Feathered Micro Dragon has no element but has quite strong talons and a strong bite which provides some defense but also allows gives them the unique ability to break through the nigh-invulnerable protection of dragon eggs. They can nest and if hungry, often eat their own eggs to prevent starvation. They are among the fastest growing of all the dragons.
If we reach our $500k stretch goal, this Dragon will be made available to all Kickstarter backers of Hatchling tier or higher.
Have you ever thought it'd be cool to play as a Dragon? How about online with other players who are also Dragons? Have you ever thought, it'd be cool to breathe fire, fly, survive as a Dragon? Welcome to Day of Dragons.
Day of Dragons is an online creature survival sandbox game set in a large, beautiful, open world with multiple biomes. Rule the world as one of several dragon species, or unlock the secrets to playing as a non-dragon species.
Features Will Include:
- Play as Dragons and unlock other playable mythical creatures such as giant Elementals.
- Survive! You come into the world as a hatchling and must eat, drink, survive, and grow to become an adult.
- Online Steam Multiplayer. Play with other people. Some creatures are players, some are AI. It all takes place on a Dedicated server that you or someone else is hosting.
- Huge Mega Map. The world is huge and beautiful with multiple biomes including forests, deserts, lava, swamps, grasslands, and caves.
- Special abilities! Some dragons can fly, breath fire, spit acid, and even turn invisible!
- Growth. Your dragon grows over time. You need to eat and drink to survive to the adult stage.
- Movement. Dragons can fly, they can swim, they can walk, run, trot, and even sleep!
- Fire! Dragons can breathe fire, some spit acid, some shoot plasma. Each dragon species is different and has different stats.
- Nesting. Dragons can lay eggs which can then be hatched by players, each egg inherits stats from each parent. Or you can spawn into the game with randomly assigned stats. Each dragon will have slightly different stats within the range of its species.
- End game. The game is more than just growing and surviving. After reaching adult, you can unravel the mystery that will allow your dragon to grow stronger, sometimes even larger, becoming an Elder dragon of your species. You may even unlock the elementals, an alpha class level playable character and be hunted for the rest of your days by every dragon on the server seeking your utter demise.
All photos above are screenshots taken directly from the game in realtime. The following video is an alpha version of the Dragon Flight system, which is by now, already outdated, but there so you can get a glimpse of it.
Why Kickstarter? The short answer is funding. We have been in development since 2017 and have been 100% self-funded. But we need some help from you, the backers, to add more (and better) content to the game, mostly in the form of playable dragon species. Your support gives us the funds needed to hire the artist to make it happen. The more we receive in pledges, the more playable creatures will be able to be added to the game.
Why only $12,000? Well, we could use a lot more than that, but $12,000 is the bare minimum we need. If we raise more, then great, even more content! But we need at least $12k.
Risks and challenges
Day of Dragons is being developed by an extremely small team who has already overcome most of the challenges we have faced. This is our first game and up to this point we have been 100% self-funded. The biggest remaining challenges we face are funding and exposure to the public. In terms of funding, games are expensive to make as we've discovered. We're not asking for large amounts of funding to complete our project, just what we need. Any funding over and above will allow us to add more content, sooner rather than later. As far as exposure, we have been very secretive over the last 2 years about our project, only a few friends and business associates know of our game, but that is hopefully about to change with your help. Please help us get the word out about Day of Dragons. Thank you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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