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A world at war, the future is uncertain. A 3rd person action shooter game set on dystopian Earth. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on December 19, 2013.

A world at war, the future is uncertain. A 3rd person action shooter game set on dystopian Earth.

About this project

Project Update 1: U.G.R trooper teaser

2256: The Earth is devastated from nuclear war, there are only a few clean zones left. The remains of the old Earth political system have banded together as the United Global Remnant (U.G.R.) 

2260: The majority of earth’s people now live on an anchored orbital habitat called the Tree of Life, a scattering of humans still remain Earth side in rebel hives. At a time when the divide between the orbital population and earth side rebels is at breaking point, a devastating meteorite collides with earth, bringing with it the greatest threat to mankind.

Present day...

Beyond Flesh and Blood is a story-lead 3rd person action/shooter game, with horror overtures and sci-fi gore. Bringing together dystopian themes of dehumanisation, political instability and environmental disaster, we've created an amazingly immersive experience where the objective is to tactically understand and utilise your environment in a battle against deadly enemies.

PLUNGE into a urban war zones and rip through enemies in an high-impact shooter on your mission to regain strategic control of the city.

RESTORE the signal uplink to the Tree of Life and work with the U.G.R. to deploy and repair additional towers.

FIGHT any forces that stand in your way; upgrading your mech with high-spec weapon systems.

USE your Tactical Combat Frame (T.C.F.) to gain intel by hacking into security systems and solving strategic puzzles.

UNLOCK diverse locations, advance your abilities, and fight grand scale battles beyond anything you've ever encountered before. From the moment you start playing, this becomes your world. 

The game is focused on visual atmosphere and tactical gameplay, it's been important to us as gamers from the outset that every element of the game be extraordinary as possible.

We've made one of the most enhancing features of the game its environments - using visually stunning playscapes to accelerate your experience.  

We chose real prominent locations within an iconic UK city (Manchester), and re-imagined them into a post-apocalyptic landscape.

The interface is intuitive and transparent so that you quickly start to run, jump and shoot; enabling you to establishing core gameplay abilities very quickly.  

Your primary mech is the Tactical Combat Frame (T.C.F.), which is designed for rapid movement, slow-motion running & gunning, and stealth. The T.C.F.'s core mechanics are your key to survival in this diverse environment.

The T.C.F. also has gravity manipulating ability, for a short period of time, which allows it to perform powered jumps, fast dodging, and shock waves.  

This means you get loads of cool gravity-defying movement and different ways to tackle your adversary.

One of the great features of the game mechanics is that you can hack into security systems and controls by cracking a range of puzzles. We designed these so that all the pieces are within your environment; it's just down to you to crack the code.

We've seeded the environments with various hackable objects to give you the chance to advance your hacking abilities. This means you can improve your skillset and advance through levels faster.


We've currently finished pre-production and are ramping up development to the full production phase:

  • Environments and core mechanics are in place
  • Narrative is outlined
  •  Final coding and building has now begun

A vertical slice has been built, which has been pretty helpful for developing a good workflow for combining each of our pre-production elements. We're at a point where in-game graphics and concept art/3D modelling are nearly indistinguishable.


Our main focus now is level design, tweaking and improving as much as we can so that your experience is incredible!

The game will run on PC and XBOX Live, but we plan on adding more platforms as development continues; porting to PS3 and Mac as soon as we can.


 
We've been working on the game for over 1 year, and it has rapidly evolved into a much larger world than we had first imagined. The more we fall in love with it, the bigger it grows, and it has solidified itself into something beyond any of our expectations.

Kickstarter basically means we can get our game out there - we'll be able to allocate the extra time and resources needed to bring Beyond Flesh and Blood to reality. Relying on our friends, family and, hopefully, some intrigued strangers who think 'Yeah, this is something I’d like to be a part of', we'll be able to bring it to life.


Bringing others on board is pretty high on our agenda, as we need people who can help us build the levels and tweak the interface, so employing some extra team members will be fuelled by any pledges we receive.

As a small team we're dedicated to making it what we know it can be and it's in the best interest of the game that we try to do this independent of a publisher – if for no other reason than because it feels right to do it this way.


Based in Manchester (a coincidence you may wonder?!), we're a small collective making something awesome - and drinking dangerous amounts of coffee in the process.

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+ £15K  

  • Audio upgrade – full voice acting cast + licensed music  

+ £25K

  • Game engine upgrade - PS3, MAC & Linux

+ £40K

  • Full engine upgrade - Integrate XBOX Smart Glass, PS Vita. Motion capture for main characters

+ £80K

  • Developer upgrade – increase team to speed up development and push production/release of Chapter 2 and Wii-U Integration

Risks and challenges

We understand what it takes to make a 3rd person shooter, and know that to compete in today’s competitive market as a small indie studio we’re going to need to be both ambitious yet realistic.

• We will not make gameplay promises we simply cannot keep

We know it’s crucial that we stay focused on the game’s core assets, and continue developing enjoyable and challenging gameplay. From there, the rest will follow.

• We also know it’s crucial that we gain your support

The truth of the industry is that without money, you simply cannot make games. There are other routes that studios can go down such as signing with a publisher; however we feel that for us that wouldn't be right.

We’re really passionate and are putting our all into this project. With your support we know we can bring BF&B to be the great game we have envisioned.

We don’t just want to make and sell you our version of a video game; we want to invite you into the developer process. We want you to see when things go right, but we also want you to see when things go wrong.

We’ll be gathering your opinions, and making polls to hear what you want in the game, what you think does and does not work, and updating you on the game’s next steps.

Kickstarter is a crucial element in the development of this game and creating a BF&B community.

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FAQ

  • We will be paying for shipping on all physical items (art book, posters etc) awarded as part of the funding process.

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  • While Xbox is the primary console platform, as a pc gamer myself we are aiming to get the game out on as many digital pc outlets as possible (steam etc), so the game can be ran with full hi-res textures and all the trapping that modem pc gaming has.

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    Pledge £1 or more
    About $1.61 USD

    5 backers

    A hearty thank you from all the Team!

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    Pledge £8 or more
    About $13 USD

    18 backers

    Beyond Flesh and Blood Game (Digital Copy)

    The 'no frills' digital copy of the game, Available on release.

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    About $16 USD

    21 backers

    Beyond Flesh and Blood Game (Digital Copy) + Your Name in the BF&B Credits + Exclusive BF&B desktop wallpaper

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    About $40 USD

    7 backers

    Digital Copy of the BF&B Soundtrack + Digital Comic, Issue 1 + Stealth Bot Skin.

    PLUS PREVIOUS TIER.

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    About $56 USD

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    Shotgun Skin + MK1 Combat Frame Skin.

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    About $81 USD

    5 backers

    Signed Artwork Print & BF&B TShirt.

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    Pledge £75 or more
    About $121 USD

    3 backers

    Pledge £75 or more
    BF&B Exclusive Artbook (Digital Copy) Pistol Skin + Sniper Skin + MK2 Combat Frame Skin. additional Signed Artwork Print

    PLUS ALL PREVIOUS TIERS.

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    Pledge £100 or more
    About $161 USD

    3 backers Limited (197 left of 200)

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    Signed BF&B T-Shirt + Signed BF&B Exclusive Artbook.

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    About $403 USD

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    You as a Character in BF&B Game + Your In-game Character Digital Print.

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    About $806 USD

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    3D Character Model of MK1 Combat Frame + You as a Member of the Elite Squad. Skype conference call with team

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    About $1,612 USD

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    3D printed Character Model of MK1 Combat Frame + You as a Member of the Elite Squad. Come meet the team at the studio for Q&A session (Travel & board costs not included.)

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    About $3,225 USD

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    3D printed Character Model of MK1 Combat Frame + You as a Member of the Elite Squad. Come spend the day with the team at the studio (Travel & board costs not included.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)