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39
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 30 2019 4:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

Get ready to wet your feet and protect your territories from your friends.

Step back into the ancient Rome in a breathtaking scenery. Gather your friends to play and earn their respect by building the biggest trade road, or the biggest castle that the world has ever seen. But be careful to protect yourself against the deceivers who are waiting for an opening to steal your properties. 

ATRIUM is Black Potion's new project. Local couch multiplayer game with the soul of boardgame into a videogame. The game is set to release on Windows / OSX / Linux platforms in July 2019


 ATRIUM Features :

  • Play with 3 of your friends
  • Play against 3 strong AI
  • Evolve your meeples with 6 differents classes
  • Take control of roads and castles
  • Attack your enemies territories
  • Customize entirely your game

ATRIUM is inspired by multiple Boardgames with builder placement. You will play against strong enemies and try to have the biggest score at the end of the game.

Each turn, you will draw 2 tiles, then you will have to choose one and place it on the board to create your own territories. Each tile is composed with 3 possibilities :

It is only possible to link each type with the same one (castle with castle, road with road and lowland with lowland).

In addition to that, you can draw some special tiles that will have an effect in the game. 

Tiles can be of 3 differents sort :

  • White tiles : Normal tile with no effect
  • Green tiles : Special tile that will have a good effect on the current player
  • Red tiles : Special tile that will have a bad effect on enemies
  • Purple tiles : Special tile with an effect that can turn either good or bad on the current player

There is an exception with some castle tile that will have a guard tower on it. It's a random effect that will make archers stronger and when the player closes the territory it will make more score points.

Once you setup the territory, you have to claim it by putting a meeple of your color on it. Be careful if the territories are already claimed by another player you can't claim it directly.

You cannot claim territories that are already claimed by another player
You cannot claim territories that are already claimed by another player

Each Meeple has an attack power depending on his class, for exemple a normal meeple has an attack of 1 and a mage meeple has a power of 0. The addition of all power inside the territories will be your attack and/or defenses.

To attack someone you will have to link your own territories to an enemy. The player who has the less power will get back all his meeples and let the territories to the winner.

Each territory you finished will earn points. You earn 2 points per tiles but this value can change with special tiles or special meeples.

When a territory is finished you get back all the meeple inside.

At the end of the game you can earn extra points if you have :

  • The biggest castle
  • The biggest road
  • The biggest army

You can already add ATRIUM into your steam wishlist. You will be notified when it is released on the platform and when it is on promotion.


We're a small team of 2 developers. We've been working on this project for almost a year now. We had inspiration from the greatest boardgames we played and turn them into a videogame with good mechanics.

ATRIUM is an important project for us, it's the first time we are working on a game this big. This campaign is a great way for us to focus on the game itself while ensuring safe early days of the game. 

With this campaign, we will make a Mac and Linux version that can work with the High Definition Background. And a smartphone application for Android and IOs

With that in mind, we hope we can generate more funds so we can put more content into the game.

If we succeed to get our first goal, the game will be available on Windows, Mac and Linux AND Android and IOs.

If we reach  7000€ we will make ATRIUM an Augmented Reality mod using a smartphone. So that you can play with your friends on your table at home.

At 10 000€  new content will be added : 

  •  The Orc Cavern Tile. It will create an orc meeple. If an Orc is on a territory, all attack will be impossible
  •  The Necromancer Crypt Tile. This tile will create a Necromancer. The Necromancer will create a new meeple each time  he carries an attack successfully 

At 13 000€ new content will be added : 

  •  The Sultan temple Tile. It will create a Sultan. The Sultan has 0 attack power but  will double a territory's score points 
  •  The Thief's Base Tile. It will create a Thief that will have +2 attack point if he is placed on road

At 17 000€ new content will be added : 

  •  The Samurai Tile. This tile will create a Samurai. The Samurai has +3 attack point. But if he loose on an attack he will die instantly
  •  The Haunted Tile. This tile will create a unique spirit. The spirit will move randomly during the game. Each meeple he encounters will go back into the hand of his owner except for the owner of the spirit

At 20 000€ new content will be added : 

  •  The Doghouse Tile. This tile will create a dog meeple. The dog will fetch a meeple inside a territory. The next turn both of them will go back in the hand of his owner.
  •  The Trolley Construction Site Tile. This tile will create a Trolley. The Trolley can be put only on road. It will move on the road each turn and gain +1 score point. At the end of the road he will go back in the hand of his owner 

In the year 476, the invasion of Rome by the Germanic tribes is inevitable.

The Western Roman Empire is in decline. The Patricians fled, and for a brief moment, silence reigns in the ATRIUM. This room where they use to gather and feast was specially designed to play a strategy game.
A game inspired by the construction of Theodosian walls featuring cities similar to later European castles. it's at this moment before the sac of Rome and in this symbolic place that the period of the Middle Ages begins.

GREEN TILES

Green tiles are special tile that will have a good effect on the player. It could be having more point, more Meeples or more Army power. 

PURPLE TILES

Purple tiles are tiles that will have an effect directly on the meeple, but the effect is random and could turn bad for the player.

RED TILES

Red Tiles are tiles that will have a bad effect on enemies.

ATRIUM BOARD

The ATRIUM board is in the middle of the ATRIUM. It's where all the game takes place.
     The board will grow as soon as a player puts a tile on it. 

The legend says that no one knows how big it can grow and how it works. 


TERRACE

The terrace is  where patricians watch people play in the ATRIUM. It was made to enjoy life, drink wine, rest and watch game. 


CREATOR ROOM

The Creator Room is where all the magic happened. Here you will see the plan that was used to design different tiles. With a bit of inspection you can also see an easter egg. Indeed the faces of the two cofounder of Black Potion is hiding in this room.


SHOWROOM

The Showroom is where you can see all the tiles that were created for the game. It is a big help when you have a concern regarding a tile you need.

In this room we wanted to add a human that deal the tile to the player. This idea was dropped because of the cost of all the animations.

You can customize your game by choosing how many players / computers will play (up to 4 players at the same time).

You can choose the exact number of tiles for the game. There is a button to help you choose whether you want to play a long, normal or short game.

With 4 players :

  • Short game lasts approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Normal game lasts 30 minutes
  • Long game can go up to 1 hour.

There is different checkboxes that can help you.

The tutorial option will display all the tutorial help when needed.

The Quick mode option will end your turn directly when you have no move left. It can be a bit hard to play with that option because the player loses the ability to undo his last move.

The Competition mode will make every player obtain a special tile every 5 turns. The special tile is the same for everyone. No excuse when you lose against your friends.

If your computer is a bit slow during a game you can remove the effects. And if you still have trouble the HD Background can be replaced by a wooden table, a good option if you want to do a 24 hour game with 9000 tiles.

The creation of ATRIUM began in 2018 by Nicolas and Martin. For this project Nicolas was the lead dev and Martin was the lead artist. The first proof of concept of this game was made in 36 hours.

Black Potion is a French indie video game studio founded in April 2018 by 2 young geek with a passion for video games. With already 2 mobile games (Serial Numbers and The Grid Duel) and 4 PC games (Gravity Wars, Khan VS Kahn, HackZ Memories, Paradox Platformer), this small studio has the crazy mission to innovate and transmit the passion of video games for current and future generations. 



Risks and challenges

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to ensure we can smooth the game basics, build enough game content for the game to make it enjoyable, make it smooth and fast. The better the campaign goes, the more content we will be able to add before the final release and the monetization.
The other big issue is with the Mac and Linux version that have a lot of bugs to fix.

Finally, let’s talk about rewards. We already have a steam version for Windows that works just fine.
We aim for the game to be completely finished the 16th of July 2019.

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