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Afterlight- An emotional journey inside the mind

2,5D puzzle-adventure set in Saturn's moon Titan, focused on smooth and unique gameplay and finely crafted animations

Afterlight- An emotional journey inside the mind

2,5D puzzle-adventure set in Saturn's moon Titan, focused on smooth and unique gameplay and finely crafted animations

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Afterlight is an introspective adventure into the mind of an isolated astronaut in Titan

This journey is about trust and forced friendship, perception and psychological traumas -as a metaphor for toxic relationships in desperate overcomes.  

Set in Titan's "Kraken Mare" landscape in the XXII century, Afterlight is a puzzle-adventure game in 2.5D with environmental narrative.

You are Xin, an astronaut who has to update the mission’s corrupted AI in order to establish communication and ask for rescue.

To stay tuned about the game development, please consider adding Afterlight to your Steam's wishlist!

Afterlight is being made with lots of care, focus on the environment, emotional and psychological elements and animation to provide a rich gameplay experience as well as a compelling story. That way, we introduce our main features:

  • A creative interpretation of a large documentation on Titan's environment -bringing a dreamy and beautiful setting.
  • An emotional insight into mental disorders, not focused on the cliché aspects, but to talk about their consequences in relationships and personal growth.
  • Carefully crafted animations to tell from gestures and little details. 
  •  Vast possibilities in puzzles by getting to control giant robots. 

 Our interpretation of the dense environment of Titan provides Afterlight with an expressive color grading and lighting.

 That way, we link our themes through visual symbolism to improve the environmental narrative.

 Afterlight tells a story about friendship, trust and personal growth by overcoming psychological traumas when the odds are against you. 

We’ve worked hand in hand with medical and psychological experts to talk respectfully about disorders -and bring an emotional insight about these conditions. 

 Due the emotional nature of the story -based on the relationship between Xin and her medical drone, C.O.G. - we are focusing most of our work into animation, to reach the player's empathy.

That way, we can convey emotions deeply enough to share our concerns about the game's main themes: trust, emotional support and personal growth. 

 To talk about those themes, we fill Afterlight with references from works of other creators. 

Lebbeus Woods’ architecture inspires us to talk about the matter and effect of conflict.

From Andrei Tarkovski’ films, we've taken the ontology of humanism and the power of nostalgia through pictoric photography in motion.  

Furthermore, we are taking his concept of illumination by natural means -that leads us to an expressive and symbolic mood through color and texture.

And finally, from great games like Journey and Inside, we incorporate the importance of collaboration and the emotional bounds from the former; and the introspective insights from the latter.

 Our principal concern in design terms is to make puzzles based on a balance between logic and physics

 By doing this, we've focused the experience in the environmental aspect of the puzzles -making them truly unique.

 As an adventure game based on physics puzzles, both controller and interaction must be perfect. That is the reason that our focus is on the agility (fast response to input) and feedback (animations) to make the gameplay precise and satisfying.

 You can command the C.O.G. to take control of some of the building robots!

 One of our strengths is the relationship of our protagonist with her partner ‘C.O.G.’, which has an AI specialized in medical and psychological evaluation. 

That way, some of its narrative features become a game mechanic as a representation of cognitive and operational extensions.

Titan is a vast and puzzling world where you have to improve your senses and use your brain

You must climb to explore the Kraken Sea; pull and push objects to make your way; and interact with devices in order to establish control of the facilities.

While landing, most of the crew died in an odd accident: the facility's AI attacked their ship. After a few weeks, only Xin survived thanks to a medical drone: 'C.O.G.'. Since then, she is forced to update the mission’s AI with the drone’s assistance and company.

 To top it all off and after all the horrible things she had to deal with, she started to believe she was another person. As Xin, you must remember and get over the emotional trauma -while discovering disturbing events that will question your perception of reality.

However, was it indeed an accident? Were they alone in Titan? Or was there something else? What happened to the mission's AI to become highly hostile? A reboot is necessary!

 After the accident Xin had to face a lot of pain by seeing her partners perishing. But her 'C.O.G.' was there to help her, to make her mind stay sharp and focus on survival -finally, keeping her sane.

'C.O.G.' is a treasure -and not a simple drone pet! Besides cute, it's an empathic friend full of joy

 Every single 'Overview Initiative' astronaut has a 'C.O.G' to ensure the mission success. To sum it up, the 'C.O.G.' drones help them with medical supervision as well as operative functions.

Their AI 'Mnemosyne' is programmed to help astronauts remember their training, remain calm and test the operative's psychomotor and cognitive functions before tasks. Without them, some missions would be a failure.

 In the XXII century, humanity has begun its expansion by the Solar System. Governments have unified their space programs under the name of ‘The Overview Initiative’ with the philosophy that ‘the unity of mankind will extend us all along the space’.

 The initiative’s main objective is to build a titanic infrastructure to connect the colonies that will be established along The Solar System. This project is known as ‘The Big Road’.

 In order to build 'The Big Road', they need to research first how to live and operate beyond the asteroid’s belt: radiation remains the greatest problem of space exploration

Thus Titan, a moon with a dense atmosphere, is the perfect enclave to settle down the largest colony without risks. Also, they found they could farm there thanks to the nitrous-rich soil; and extract water -and then oxygen- from the vast icy rocks.

 This epic space feat is codenamed by the initiative as the ‘Argus’ mission.

 The operation started 30 years ago, shipping a large deployment of infrastructures to Titan. To make it possible, the initiative programmed an artificial intelligence known as ‘Demiurge’ to build the facilities autonomously.

However, after an emergency call from Demiurge, the initiative had to precipitate to the next phase and send a human crew to investigate the events. 

This was known as the ‘Prometheus Phase’, the final step of the Argus’ mission.

 Prometheus’ main objective was to update Demiurge’s protocols in order to establish contact with the mission control and begin with field experimentation.

 But when arriving at Titan, Demiurge's building robots attacked the spaceship before landing, resulting in the death of most of the crew.

 How was it possible? Demiurge was not programmed nor equipped with defensive protocols -so apparently, something hostile had corrupted it before they arrived.

 Xin and other crew partners survived the crash, but it did not take long for them to die one after another.

 Although she managed to survive, it was at the cost of her mental health: she started to believe that she was another person -to get over that she had seen her friends die.

 Now, her assistant C.O.G. -loaded with a medical AI known as ‘Mnemosyne’- tries to help her to remember what happened as a therapy

This is the only way to advance through the hostile and puzzling lands of Titan in the search of updating Demiurge... and most importantly: to survive.

 Prices of physical rewards (Artbook, Mission Patches, Signed Prints and Posters) include shipping.

 To purchase you must:

  1.  Enter the quantity of the item desired into the “add what you want” pledge' writing field.
  2. Then, when the campaign is over, you‘ll receive a survey where you must introduce the quantity you paid.

That’s it!

Initially we will support the following languages:  

Help us unlock new languages! We will unlock these when we have at least 50 backers coming from these countries. 

 Our main platform is PC (Windows, Mac & Linux) via Steam, but also, if we achieve some stretch goals, we will port to Play Station 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Help us reach other platforms! Spread the word!

Also, we count with two collaborators: Jorge Deebrol (programming) and Jesus "Nerkin" Campos (2D Art).

 We work hand by hand with two talented audio technicians and composers who are involved in the game development since the beginning

That way they know how the story and the gameplay work together, giving their insights into making the game a coherent and holistic being

  After a year of work we have accomplished about 30% of the development. We hope to raise enough money with this Kickstarter to be able to bring all of you the best game we could make!

In adittion we are in talks with a publishing partner in order to secure a quality console port and a professional marketing campaign upon release. 

 We believe that crowdfounding platforms pack creators and users in a unique way into the development, and allow all of us to be part of the emotion of creation

For that reason, we’ve been active backers to other campaigns for years: we think the true power remains in the community. By working together, we build bigger, stronger and better things.

We want this for Afterlight. We need you as creators to work with us!

Riesgos y desafíos

Silent Road Games is a small indie studio. For years, all of us have worked in prototypes separately, so we have plenty of knowledge on how hard is to build a game from scratch. It's our very first game but, now we are together, we are indeed stronger and wiser!

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    Space Flight Tourist

    Be prepared to travel to Titan! Obtain a digital copy of the game. You will access to “Settler of Titan” Discord channel -and will appear in credits as one of them! Also, enjoy a bunch of digital goodies. Thanks for help us to make Afterlight!

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • "Settler of Titan" Rank in credits & Discord Server
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    Astronaut Scholar

    Aim to the stars and get a digital copy of Afterlight. Obtain a digital copy of our artbook. In addition, you’ll receive a ‘Kickstarter Exclusive’ skin for XIN and her ‘C.O.G.’. All the previous rewards included.

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Digital Artbook
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • "Settler of Titan" Rank in credits & Discord Server
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    Astronaut Candidate

    Be among the first who'll see the guts of the mission: get access to the“Beta"! Also, dance over Titan's surface: get a digital copy of Afterlight as well as the digital OST. All the previous rewards included.

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Digital OST
    • Digital Artbook
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
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    Mission Instructor

    Help us spread the word! You will get a physical artbook, 2x mission patches to identify yourself, a poster to choose to keep morale high and all the previous rewards!

    Incluye:
    • Physical Artbook
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Mission Patches
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • "O.I. Contractor" Rank in credits & Discord Server
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    Flight Engineer

    We want you to have something special from us, so we are signing a limited run of prints, get one! Also, obtain the physical artbook and an exclusive print! Finally, you'll obtain a digital copy of Afterlight. All the previous rewards included

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Physical Artbook
    • Limited & Signed Print
    • Mission Patches
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • "O.I. Contractor" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Premium Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
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    Flight Director

    Analyze the crash with a detailed 3D diorama! Also, you'll receive a holographical voxel portrait to identify yourself in the Overview Initiative facilities! By that, you’ll have access to the ship' black box aka Afterlight’ Beta Demo. Gain an exclusive print from the mission. Finally, a copy of Afterlight and all the previous rewards included.

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • "Crash Site" Diorama
    • "Holographic Voxel" Portrait - Executable & GIF
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Limited & Signed Print
    • Physical Artbook
    • Mission Patches
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • "O.I. Mission Specialist" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Premium Edition)
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    Payload Commander

    Leave your mark in Titan: name one of the mission’ modules. Also, get an extra suit for the mission -a ‘Kickstarter Premium’ Skin. Be among the pioneers and participate in the mission' design insight aka ‘Alpha Demo’. You will obtain as well a copy of Afterlight -and all the previous rewards!

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Name one of the facilities' modules in the game
    • "Crash Site" Diorama
    • "Holographic Voxel" Portrait - Executable & GIF
    • Apha Access (+ "Development: Alpha" channel in Discord)
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Limited & Signed Print
    • Physical Artbook
    • Mission Patches
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • "O.I. Mission Specialist" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Premium Edition)
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    Mission Specialist Operative

    As a mission operative, you’ve been assigned with a 'C.O.G.' drone. Yes, a 6” 'C.O.G.' just for you! What an adorable companion! Also your portrait, as a key astronaut for the mission will be displayed on the Titan facilities! Finally, obtain a copy of Afterlight and all the previous rewards.

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • "C.O.G." Statue (6 inch aprox.)
    • "Crash Site" Diorama
    • In-game "Holographic Voxel" Portrait - Executable & GIF too
    • Apha Access (+ "Development: Alpha" channel in Discord)
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Limited & Signed Print
    • Physical Artbook
    • Mission Patches
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • "O.I. Mission Specialist" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Premium Edition)
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    Space Flight Tourist - Early Bird

    Be among the first tourists in Titan! Get a digital copy of Afterlight at a reduced price with this time-limited discount on the ‘Space Flight Tourist’ Tier!

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • "Settler of Titan" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Wallpapers & other Digital Goodies
    • Our eternal gratitude
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    The answer to everything

    You cannot go to the intergalactic space without a towel! Get also the Beta Access, a Poster, and all other rewards from “Astronaut Candidate” tier!

    Incluye:
    • “Overview Initiative” Official Towel
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Digital OST
    • Digital Artbook
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • "Settler of Titan" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Wallpapers & other Digital Goodies
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    Mission Specialist Engineer

    Be one of the minds behind the mission -design a task for us! You will advised by the Overview Initiative in order to apply our mission requirements. Security first. Also, you will get a exclusive and limited hand made paint. Finally, receive a copy of Afterlight and all the previous rewards. Yes, also the 'C.O.G': remember you are part of the mission operatives too!

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Design a puzzle
    • Limited handmade and signed illustration
    • "C.O.G." Statue (6 inch aprox.)
    • "Crash Site" Diorama
    • In-game "Holographic Voxel" Portrait - Executable & GIF too
    • Apha Access (+ "Development: Alpha" channel in Discord)
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Limited & Signed Print
    • Physical Artbook
    • Mission Patches
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • "O.I. Mission Specialist" Rank in credits & Discord Server
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Premium Edition)
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    Overview Initiative Commander

    You are in charge of the mission -it's that simple. Work hand by hand with the Overview Inititive' high ranks to design a mini-game for the habitat. In addition, take a look to the very first mission drafts aka 'Pre-Alpha Demo'. A copy of the game and all the previous rewards included.

    Incluye:
    • Digital Copy of "Afterlight" (Windows - Steam)
    • Design a minigame
    • Limited handmade and signed illustration
    • "C.O.G." Statue (6 inch aprox.)
    • "Crash Site" Diorama
    • In-game "Holographic Voxel" Portrait - Executable & GIF too
    • Pre-Alpha Access (+ "Development: Pre-alpha" channel on Discord))
    • Apha Access (+ "Development: Alpha" channel in Discord)
    • Beta Access (+ "development: Beta" channel in Discord Server)
    • Limited & Signed Print
    • Physical Artbook
    • Mission Patches
    • "Big Road" or "Argus Mission" Poster
    • Digital Artbook
    • Digital OST
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Deluxe Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for Xin & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Limited Edition)
    • Exclusive Skin for XIN & C.O.G. (Kickstarter Premium Edition)
    • "O.I. Mission Control" Rank in credits and Discord Server
    • Wallpapers & other Digital Goodies
    • Our eternal gratitude
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