A sci-fi graphic novel with stunning cinematic quality and an intriguing story inspired by classic sci-fi horror films of Ridley Scott.
Hey, guys! My name is Richard and I’m the creator and game director of After Reset, a post-apocalyptic RPG, and I’m excited to tell you about our latest project: The Fall of Gyes. This 32-page graphic novel will shed light on the backstory of the game’s starting location, as well as one of the game’s companions, while delivering a compelling sci-fi narrative in its own right.
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Our goal is to create a graphic novel that has the same cinematic and storytelling quality of classic films like The Thing or Aliens, in a claustrophobic atmosphere where no one knows exactly what is happening or who the enemy is until disaster strikes.
They called it the Reset, the great apocalypse that nearly destroyed all of civilization. In the blink of an eye nuclear fire laid waste to the planet, and those that survived were buried in ash.
The wealthy and privileged few had found sanctuary in the United Government’s bunkers, hidden deep underground. Here the old world still flourished, engineers carving out an ever-larger metropolis under a stone ceiling, while the planet above them burned.
Outposts were established to keep dangerous technology away from the population, and provided a conveniently secluded locale to house test subjects, and enemies of the state.
It is here that our story takes place, in the outpost called: Gyes. A 20-year-old intern of the United Government’s Military Corps has just completed his last year of training. Everything seems to be falling into place for him. The job, the girlfriend, a place of prominence in his own corner of the world. Then They came. Surface dwellers. Killers. Thieves.
It seemed impossible. How could anyone on the surface have survived the Reset? Yet there they were. With Gyes defenses sabotaged, its containment units failing, biological samples that were once secured in a deep freeze are now exposed to open air… and everything falls apart. Surrounded on all sides by Stalkers, biomass horrors, and a collapsing structure, will this young, wet-behind-the-ears intern survive? Could anyone?
Back us, and find out! If you’re a fan of games like Dead Space, or classic sci-fi and horror films from Ridley Scott and John Carpenter, we think you’ll love this story.
We feel that a graphic novel is the perfect format for this prelude to the summer release of After Reset RPG's prologue chapter. For our initial funding goal of $12,500 you can expect thirty-two beautifully realized pages in classic 17x26cm (for print), or 6:9 ratio for digital. If we exceed our funding goal, we will be able to offer additional print sizes, and the possibility of additional issues as part of our stretch goals.
Excluding unforeseen delays, we anticipate the release of the graphic novel in June or July of 2014, which is right before the After Reset RPG prologue will be available on STEAM Early Access.
Creator and Producer: Richard Nixon
Artist: Adam Burn
Writer: Jeremy Wilfinger
Besides the wealth of business experience that I, Richard Nixon, bring to the table, the team here at Black Cloud Studios has a wonderful mix of experienced professionals from all over the world. For this project, we’ve also recruited the fantastic artist, Adam Burn, known to the Kickstarter community for his recent work on Telicos Protocol. After looking at Adam’s stunning work and extensive portfolio, I knew he was the right man for the job. We also have the writing talents of Jeremy Wilfinger, our resident editor, who will bring the world and its characters to life. With your funding, we can make this project an awesome reality!
Well, that’s our project. Thanks for your consideration! Please check out our bundled options for backers over $45 that offer exclusive access to the current tech build of our game u can see here on video, and also alpha test invitation.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Naturally, our biggest challenge is convincing you to support us! Every project worth doing faces a certain amount of risk, but graphic novels are small and manageable enough to present a simple and clear goal. While not everyone on our team is a famous and published creator, all of us are hardworking professionals whose sole purpose is to deliver a satisfying product to you, our backers.
The future of this project is in YOUR hands! So, please help us out by telling your friends and forwarding our project on your favorite social media.
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EARLY BIRD ============================== • A DRM-free digital copy of the "Fall of Gyes" After Reset™ Graphic Novel. This the lowest price is only available for 50 our first backers.Estimated delivery:
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GROUND LEVEL ============================== Includes all BUNKER ENTRANCE rewards plus more: • A DRM-free digital copy of the Backstory of After Reset™ from the intro movie. This graphical backstory is only for our backers only.Estimated delivery:
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SPECIAL FACILITY ============================== Includes all SCIENCE FACILITY rewards plus more: • 3 character posters from the Graphic Novel made in very high dimension to be printed in any photo studio, exclusively made by Adam Burn. • Digital musical theme of the "Fall of Gyes" composed by Mariusz Jasionowicz, sound director of After Reset RPG.Estimated delivery:
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COMMANDER CELL ============================== Includes all GROUND LEVEL rewards, plus more: • High quality printed physical copy of the "Fall of Gyes" After Reset™ Graphic Novel. • 3 character posters from the Graphic Novel made in very high dimension to be printed in any photo studio, exclusively made by Adam Burn. • Digital musical theme of the "Fall of Gyes" composed by Mariusz Jasionowicz, sound director of After Reset RPG.Estimated delivery:Add $35 USD to ship outside the US
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