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Race through time to inspire humanity’s greatest achievements in a classic point-and-click adventure! Read more

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Race through time to inspire humanity’s greatest achievements in a classic point-and-click adventure!

About this project

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Download the demo for: Windows, Linux or Mac

You can now support us with Paypal and Amazon Payments, thanks to our friends at Humble Bundle!

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine is a point-and-click adventure about the well intentioned but not-so-brilliant Kelvin, his workplace crush, a crazy scientist, and a hideous time machine that came to ruin everything. With us so far?

The Story

After a lifetime of research, the eccentric Dr. Edwin Lupin finally unlocks the secrets of time travel. With the help of his assistants Lise and Kelvin, Lupin constructs the world’s first functioning time machine. Which, for complicated science reasons, looks exactly like a portable shower.

The scientific community completely ignores the significance of Lupin’s invention, instead dubbing it the “Infamous Machine” because of its ridiculous appearance. Driven to madness by this insult, Lupin launches himself into the past, bent on stealing credit for humanity’s greatest works.

Can the bumbling Kelvin, driven by a basic understanding of right and wrong, repair the unraveling timeline? Or will he totally blow it and doom the universe to oblivion?

Features

Inspire works of genius! - Even history’s greatest thinkers were stumped at one point or another. Be the special sauce on their cheeseburger of INVENTION!

Solve brain-melting puzzles! - What point-and-click adventure would be complete without inexplicably roundabout solutions to straightforward problems?

Engage in droll conversation! - Seriously, the dialog in this game might be the drollest you’ve ever read.

Delight in a unique art style! - Beautiful handmade drawings animated with fancy new technology give the game a charming and distinctive look.

Pay to win! - Just kidding.

Inspiration

This project is our heartfelt homage to a genre that’s made us think and laugh for years. We want to recapture the whimsy of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and all of the other point-and-click classics we grew up with.

The Platforms

Kelvin and the Infamous Machine full release will be available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. Win, Mac and Linux version will be released first, with Android and iOS following. The full desktop versions will be distributed on Steam as well as DRM-free download.

Initially, the game will have three chapters, featuring Isaac Newton, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Leonardo da Vinci. As we reach higher funding goals, we’ll add more chapters featuring more of history’s greatest minds.

  • Want to help Einstein develop the theory of relativity?

  • How about motivating Tesla to develop alternating current?

  • Or giving a boost to the Wright brothers?

Here’s your chance to be there and inspire them all!

Kelvin animated with Spine by Esoteric Software
Kelvin animated with Spine by Esoteric Software
The science journal that drove Dr. Lupin to madness
The science journal that drove Dr. Lupin to madness
Kelvin's future
Kelvin's future

The Rewards

These reward images are conceptual samples.

Your name mentioned in-game: get slandered by a long-dead legendary thinker!
Your name mentioned in-game: get slandered by a long-dead legendary thinker!
Be an in-game character: ever wondered what you’d look like in an old-timey cravat? Wonder no more.
Be an in-game character: ever wondered what you’d look like in an old-timey cravat? Wonder no more.

The Budget

Game development costs are numerous and varied. As we continue to build out the game, we require funds for coding, writing, storyboarding, visual design, audio design, and numerous other tasks. Your support provides us the time and focus we need to produce a game that we are proud to share with you.

These talented people have all contributed to the project in various ways.

Blyts is an indie company. We have a great library of games that are doing well—we can't complain about that! But this time, we’re looking to create an extraordinary experience that far exceeds the scope of our previous projects. We know this will require more resources than we have on our own, which is why we need your help to accomplish our goals and deliver an awesome game that will give you hours of fun in return.

We’ve been developing the game for ten months now. The base engine is almost done, and we’ve almost finished the Beethoven chapter. We still have a long way to go with the remaining chapters and polishing up details.

Reaching our stretch goals will allow us to add even more chapters with great stories and characters from throughout history. If you like the game so far, please support us and help us deliver an amazing story!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk and fear is not being able to continue creating more chapters. We would really love to complete as many as possible. We’ve gotten this far on our own, but now we humbly ask for your help to bring this exciting project to life.

We’re an indie game studio trying to create our most amazing game so far. Every chapter requires its own unique concept, style, puzzles, and music.

Thank you for your support!
Blyts Team

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    THANKS.

    We will give you special thanks and an exclusive digital Infamous Machine badge - available in the backer updates.

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    EARLY BIRD: DIGITAL GAME.

    Early Bird (Limited to 200) - You will receive a DRM-free digital copy of the Infamous Machine on PC, Mac, or Linux. You will also receive a Steam key if we are Greenlit.
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    DIGITAL GAME.

    You will receive a DRM-free digital copy of the Infamous Machine on PC, Mac, or Linux. You will also receive a Steam key if we are Greenlit.
    Also includes an amazing, and exclusive, backer wallpaper!
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    DOUBLE PACK.

    48 Hour Challenge - Expires Wednesday December 3rd at 12pm EST!
    You will receive 2 DRM-free digital copies of the Infamous Machine on PC, Mac, or Linux. That's one copy for you and one to share with your best friend. You will receive 2 Steam keys if we are greenlit as well.
    Also includes an amazing, and exclusive, backer wallpaper!
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    GAME CURATOR.

    You'll get exclusive access to pre-game content and the ability to give us feedback. You can take part in polls during development to help us choose some characters and environments.
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    DIGITAL DELUXE.

    You will receive a digital downloadable copy of the SOUNDTRACK. You will also receive a digital ART BOOK containing extensive concept work and finished illustrations from Infamous Machine!
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    BETA ACCESS.

    You'll get exclusive beta access to the game and get exclusive access to pre-game content and the ability to give us feedback.
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    YOUR NAME IN-GAME.

    Your name will be mentioned during a joke in the game.
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    LEONARDO'S MASTERPIECE.

    Your likeness will be shown in one of da Vinci's famous art works. If you ever wanted to be part of the renaissance, this is your chance!
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    BE A CHARACTER.

    We'll use your likeness for one of the characters in the game. Finally, a socially acceptable way to talk to yourself!
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.

    Your name will be featured in both the main title and the credits with a "Presented by" credit. You will have the opportunity to join and influence the process of creating Infamous Machine, including meetings, memos, evaluating works-in-progress, writing, story ideas, beta testing, and more.
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    CHOOSE YOUR GENIUS.

    We'll add an episode about your favorite genius!
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