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Guardians of the Rose is an Open World Exploration game featuring Witchcraft, Secret Societies, Revolution, and Character Customization
Guardians of the Rose is an Open World Exploration game featuring Witchcraft, Secret Societies, Revolution, and Character Customization
Guardians of the Rose is an Open World Exploration game featuring Witchcraft, Secret Societies, Revolution, and Character Customization
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Guardians of the Rose - Save Your People or Rule Over Them

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Make your way across a blood-soaked continent to oppose the forces that have taken your kingdom.  Steal ancient relics from wraith-kings. Bring down underground cities of the Old Kingdom.  Risk your sanity as you travel through the cursed Clock Valleys.  Hunt by moonlight to draw out creatures of the night.  Venture into the snow-ridden Mountain Lands and discover hidden temples in the wild.  Explore the Unfellable Forest while being chased by Sand Giants.  Encounter river spirits, groundlings, and dragons alike.

 

Controls like a modernized, fast-paced version of old-school Zelda and Gauntlet games with the RPG elements of the Elder Scrolls Series.

  • Open-Ended Adventuring - The world is laid out specifically so that you can choose to explore in any direction you want. You can choose to progress the storyline at your own pace while immersing yourself inside the lore and sidequests of the kingdom. These sidequests are not your typical "find my chicken" type quests but instead are designed to make the player feel like he is making a significant difference in the lands around him.
  • High Fantasy pitting Magic vs Witchcraft - Magic was taught to the people by a legendary hero that saved the world from the Great Witches long ago. Ever since, witchcraft has been outlawed and users of the craft have been hunted mercilessly by the Royal Guard. Now that witchcraft has risen to power again, you are tasked with saving the Kingdom but you have no magical ability like the great heroes of times before.  
  • Choose your own way to play - The player must choose what path to take, good or evil. The only goal of the game is to restore peace to the land. How it is done is up to the player. You can choose to incite revolution from the stealth of the shadows or you can wage all out war. With a completely customizable stats and skills system there is very little the player does not have control over.
  • Multiple Endings - Depending on how you play the game, which path you take in your exploration of the lands, and who you decide to party with, the game's story and ending can change fairly drastically.
  • Align with Good or Evil - You get to choose whether Good or Evil prevails.  Your alignment is based on your actions.  Killing monsters near a town to save villagers is an act that earns good points while killing innocent villagers, stealing, or using witchcraft will accumulate evil points.  Your alignment affects which NPCs are friendly towards you and which ones are enemies.  It also can change your path in the story, which quests you can take, what gear you can wear, and more.
  • Guild Master of a Secret Society - You play as a guild master of a Secret Society who's goal is world peace, at any cost. You have the ability to recruit any NPC, any unique Enemy, and even a few of the Bosses. If you choose the wrong person to recruit it can turn into a fight. Successful Recruitment is based on both your alignment and your luck. By recruiting multiple allies they can further your journey by providing you with stat buffs, skill sets, better trading, and more. 
  • Gear - There are all kinds of swords, daggers, bows, headgear, armor, accessories, etc. They can all be enchanted with magic or witchcraft. You can also hunt down epic gear that is already enchanted. Some gear has stat based wearing requirements while others come with the cost of exposing you as a revolutionary or a witchcraft user.
  • Witchcraft - Witchcraft is known in the kingdom as the source of all evil. Using it risks your ability to get along with natives of the land and if caught using witchcraft you can compromise your ability to experience certain endings of the game. If you do choose to use witchcraft you can craft it with items that you find in your explorations.
  • Stats System - Stats are the five character statistics that make your character completely customizable.  Each time you level up you can invest points into your character to tailor it towards the way you prefer to play the game.

Guardians of the Rose was heavily inspired by the classic tales of Homer, Viking Sagas, and high fantasy novels like Lord of the Rings and Winds of Fate.  The game's style was inspired by old school arcade games (Gauntlet) that I would play as a kid at Pizza Hut and the local bowling alley. Other inspirations include: The Legend of Zelda, Ragnarok Online, and The Elder Scrolls series.

After the Great War, witchcraft was banned and the Great Witches were driven into hiding. The kingdom of old had been all but destroyed by witchcraft until a warrior-king brought the different races together and taught them how to unlock their inner magic. Ever since, the witches of the old kingdom have been thought to be extinct and the remnants of their arts have been hunted and destroyed by the law-keepers of the kingdom, the Royal Guard.   

As the Royal Guard searched out and persecuted the users of witchcraft, a small group of them were tainted by the very thing they swore to destroy. With the power of the Royal Guards now in their hands, the Great Witches rose up again and overtook the kingdom from the inside, destroying all that the Royal Guards were sworn to protect. It is now up to a faithful group of companions to overthrow the Great Witches and the tainted Royal Guard that you once loved. This group calls themselves the Guardians of the Rose.

Can you incite revolution among the people? Can you turn witch against witch by staying in the shadows of the Royal Guard? Or will you have to start a second Great War and battle an army of undead, orcs, and witches face to face in an epic struggle between good and evil?

Boss Reveal:

Possessed Sword and Shield Boss - drawn by Justin Stolk
Possessed Sword and Shield Boss - drawn by Justin Stolk

 

Summoner Mage Boss
Summoner Mage Boss

 

 

The game is in an alpha stage. That means that all of the key gameplay functionality is implemented in the game engine and I am now working on asset generation.

So everything to get the game to a beta testing phase is in place. After I release the beta is when my fun really amps up because I love getting feedback from players to help improve the game. My favorite part of the development of the game so far has been when I release polls on social media about choices in my game development because I get to immediately read feedback and have conversations about what will make this the best game possible.

 

Join our community on social media to unlock Backer Achievements which work just like stretch goals by expanding the campaign rewards (for currently existing tiers), adding cool stuff to the game, and allowing backers to collaborate more on the making of the game itself.

Backer Achievement Unlocks: 

Every 5 Backer Achievements that you reach will unlock the next tier of Backer Achievement Goals. 

5 BACKER ACHIEVEMENT POINTS UNLOCK: All Backers get their name in the credits. (UNLOCKED!!!

10 BACKER ACHIEVEMENT POINTS UNLOCK: Option to play as a female main character!

 

 

Up & Down Main Character Art drawn by Justin Stolk
Up & Down Main Character Art drawn by Justin Stolk

 

I have been working on this game for the better part of a year now while my wife has supported our family. We just had our second baby and I would like to take over the role of provider so that I can work on this game full-time. Actually, I have been able to work on this way more than full-time now that my wife is home on unpaid maternity leave and I would like to continue this schedule of working 12-16 hours a day on this game. I absolutely love doing everything from the coding to the art to writing the story and dialogue to the music. Designing games has been a passion of mine since I was 10. I've been developing games in Flash with AS3, Unity with C#, and now GameMaker Studio with GML for almost 4 years and this will be my first commercial release. 

 

The game will be made available as a DRM-Free Download and on Steam and all of it's counterparts for PC, Mac, and Ubuntu/Tizen (Linux).

The game will also be made available for Xbox One and PS4.

Broc Copeland          pixelxpixel.net          twitter.com/broc  
Designer, 2D Artist, Animator, Programmer, Etc 

When I was 2 years old, my uncle taught me how to play Mario and Duck Hunt on the NES.  Shortly after, he gave me his NES when he was shipped off to Desert Storm.  I've wanted to make video games ever since.  I've been drawing and selling my art to strangers and my mom's coworkers since I was 3 years old. My beautiful family, developing games, and watching MMA are my 3 loves and I definitely don't wanna get punched in the face for a living!
-BTW thank you so much for even considering backing the game.  It means the world to me that you are here looking at this page. 
Please hit me up on facebook, twitter, or ask me anything on tumblr if you have any questions about the kickstarter or the game itself. 

Justin Stolk
Artist

I’m Justin, I study game art at the GLR, which stands for: Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam (it’s Dutch).  I knew I wanted to do this ever since elementary school. My goal is to become one of the best in the world, ambitious, I know.  I create pixel art, digital drawings, paper drawings and 3D-models. I like all of it, so I can’t choose. I won’t ever choose one of those directions. I just need to work hard to become great at all of them!  My favourite genre is the medieval/fantasy theme, but I sometimes design different themed stuff as well. 

Outside of creating art, I like football, but my heart and soul lie at game art forever!

Dani Person
Audio Director

Dani Person is an active educator and composer living in the state of Texas. Outside of teaching full-time, Dani has created music and sound effects for 3 short films, 7 games, and several works for live music groups. His most notable work, Mother 4, has yet to be released, but has garnered upwards of a quarter million plays on Youtube and Soundcloud. In his free time, Dani likes to cook, talk to his cats in high-pitch voices, and beat his wife at Scrabble.

REWARDS 

10 EARLY BIRD GAME 

  • Digital copy of Guardians of the Rose at a lower price for early backers.

15 DIGITAL GAME + INSTRUCTION BOOK + WALLPAPERS 

  • Digital copy of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

20 GAME MAP WITH NOTES + 

  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations. Includes backer only secret details and history. 
  • Digital copy of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

25 EARLY BETA ACCESS + 

  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls that will help shape the look of the game, soundtrack and more. 
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • Digital copy of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

30 SOUNDTRACK + 

  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • Includes backer only secret details and history
  • Digital copy of Guardians of the Rose PDF 
  • Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

35 DOUBLE DRAGON + 

If all 100 of these rewards are taken, a Two-Headed Dragon Boss will be added to the game. 

  • 2 Digital Copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • 2 Digital Copies of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • 2 Beta Access Codes 
  • 2 Digital PDF Instruction Booklets, Backer-only Maps, and Wallpapers 

45 ALTERNATE HAT + 

  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. What this hat looks like will be voted on by the recipients of this tier and above. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • Digital copy of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

50 DIGITAL ART BOOK + EXTRA KEY 

  • Digital copy of the Art Book that includes both in-game and unused pixel art assets, historical revelations, behind the scenes notes, concept art, inspirations, art process, and more! 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 2 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

75 ALTERNATE CHARACTER SPRITES + EXTRA KEY 

  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites. These sprites will include at least one alternate human sprite, and the other 3 playable sprites will be unique versions of the different races of humanoids found in the kingdom. (the races available will be voted on by the recipients of this tier and above - options include Oren, Frogsmen, Reptillians, Ratten, and more) 
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

85 SPECIAL T-SHIRT + 

  • Receive a backer-only T-Shirt. You'll be able to choose between one of 3 different T-Shirt designs. All three designs will be limited to this and the physical collection tier only. They will not be available after the kickstarter is over. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

100 LIMITED EDITION HAND SIGNED POSTER + 

  • Receive a backer-only hand signed limited edition archival poster shipped directly to you with a thank you note inside the packaging. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST)
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

110 PRINTED ART BOOK + 

  • Receive a softcover, full-color printed version of the Art Book. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

120 YOUR OWN NPC + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design your own NPC (non-playable character - see rewards description for details). You'll get to decide what area of the game your NPC will reside, what it looks like, what it will be named, and it's backstory. Custom-made NPCs will be included in every version of the game. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

125 MAKE YOUR OWN ITEM + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design your own in-game Item. You'll get to decide it's flavor text, menu icon, it's effects, whether it's a consumable (restorative effects, status effects, special powers, etc.), a weapon, accessory or some other special item. Custom-made Items will be included in every version of the game. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. 
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

150 MAKE YOUR OWN ENEMY + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design your own basic Enemy. Ever wanted there to be an enemy beetle that ran at the player then exploded into a dozen smaller beetles? What about a slug that leaves a trail of poisonous ooze? Or a flying skeleton squirrel that attacks the player by latching onto your head like a giant leech? As long as it's not too boss-like (see the boss tier if interested) and the AI wouldn't take a year to program you can achieve your enemy dreams (or nightmares). Custom-made Enemies will be included in every version of the game. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST)
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

175 MAKE YOUR OWN SHOPKEEPER + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design an in-game Shopkeeper. You'll get to decide what area of the game your Shopkeeper will reside, what it looks like, what it will be named, what it sells, and it's backstory. Custom-made Items will be included in every version of the game. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

225 ULTIMATE PHYSICAL COLLECTION + 

  • This is a special one-of-a-kind reward tier; you'll receive a limited edition print of the Art Book, backer-only Poster, one of the three available backer-only T-Shirts, and the only available version of the Instruction Booklet that will ever be printed. 
  • Receive a softcover, full-color printed version of the Art Book. Which contains all unused game art assets, unseen concepts, pixel art, back story, characters and lore that aren't explored deeply in-game, side-stories, and character artwork that is exclusive to the printed Art Book.
  • Receive a backer-only hand signed limited edition archival poster shipped directly to you with a thank you note inside the packaging. • Receive a backer-only T-Shirt. You'll be able to choose between one of 3 different T-Shirt designs. All three designs will be limited to this and the physical collection tier only. They will not be available after the kickstarter is over. 
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book 
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST)
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

250 MAKE YOUR OWN BOSS + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design an in-game Boss. Ever wanted to design the boss of a dungeon? Maybe you want their to be a Boss that runs in circles and throws stones at you? Maybe you're the type of person that wants to torture the player with a Boss that doesn't have a preset pattern of attack? As long as your Boss idea fits the theme of the game, we can work together to make it happen!
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls 
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

350 MAKE YOUR OWN SECRET + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design an in-game Secret/Easter Egg. I'll never forget the first time I went backwards in Sonic and found that room with just the TV. Here's your chance to design your own Secret to give other people that special feeling of finding something hidden.
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST) 
  • Early Arrival OST
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

495 MAKE YOUR OWN BOSS + BASIC ENEMY + ITEM + NPC 

  • Work with me directly to design an in-game Boss.  As long as your Boss idea fits the theme of the game, we can work together to make it happen!
  • Work with me directly to design your own basic Enemy.  As long as it's not too boss-like (see the boss tier if interested) and the AI wouldn't take a year to program you can achieve your enemy dreams (or nightmares).
  • Work with me directly to design your own in-game Item. You'll get to decide it's flavor text, menu icon, it's effects, whether it's a consumable (restorative effects, status effects, special powers, etc.), a weapon, accessory or some other special item.
  • Work with me directly to design your own NPC (non-playable character - see rewards description for details). You'll get to decide what area of the game your NPC will reside, what it looks like, what it will be named, and it's backstory.
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites.
  • Digital copy of the Art Book
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST)
  • Early Arrival OST
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

500 MAKE THE MAIN BLACKSMITH + 

  • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to create the main Blacksmith in the game. You get to name it, decide what race it is, what it looks like, and help create it's backstory. This character will be both integral to the main story line and also be a valuable member of the Guardians of the Rose.
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites. 
  • Digital copy of the Art Book
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST)
  • Early Arrival OST 
  • Two backer only songs 
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose 
  • PDF Instruction Booklet 
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers 

1000 MAKE YOUR OWN QUESTLINE + BOSS + BASIC ENEMY + ITEM + NPC 

  • Work with me directly to create a Multipart Questline using the Boss, Basic Enemy, Item, and NPC that you will help create. You can choose to have a questline in either the Main Story or make your own side-story to explore.
  • Work with me directly to design an in-game Boss.  As long as your Boss idea fits the theme of the game, we can work together to make it happen!
  • Work with me directly to design your own basic Enemy.  As long as it's not too boss-like (see the boss tier if interested) and the AI wouldn't take a year to program you can achieve your enemy dreams (or nightmares).
  • Work with me directly to design your own in-game Item. You'll get to decide it's flavor text, menu icon, it's effects, whether it's a consumable (restorative effects, status effects, special powers, etc.), a weapon, accessory or some other special item.
  • Work with me directly to design your own NPC (non-playable character - see rewards description for details). You'll get to decide what area of the game your NPC will reside, what it looks like, what it will be named, and it's backstory.
  • You will have access to 4 alternate main character sprites. 
  • Digital copy of the Art Book
  • You will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat.
  • Digital Copy of the Original Soundtrack (OST)
  • Early Arrival OST
  • Two backer only songs
  • Early access to the beta and the beta tester polls
  • Digital Map of the game world and all game locations
  • 3 Digital copies of Guardians of the Rose
  • PDF Instruction Booklet
  • Hi-Res Backer-only Wallpapers

Press Kit:

http://pixelxpixel.net/press-kit

Risks and challenges

I have developed the systems required to release the game, written the story, and have a very clear vision for the art and sounds that I still need to develop. So, I have mitigated most of the risks involved with the project. Now I am just focused on putting everything together and getting it alpha and beta tested so I can tweak anything that the community wants tweaked and fix any bugs prior to an official release.

So as long as my health holds up I will release this game ASAP.

The biggest worry I have is about showing the public my game but as it gets closer to release, that anxiety turns more and more into excitement.

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    ALTERNATE HAT +

    • Your backer-only version of Guardians of the Rose will have the option to play with a different version of the main character where he is wearing an all new hat. (what this hat looks like will be voted on by the recipients of this tier and above)

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    DIGITAL ART BOOK + EXTRA KEY

    • Digital copy of the Art Book that includes both in-game and unused pixel art assets, historical revelations, behind the scenes notes, concept art, inspirations, art process, and more! You'll get to see all the unreleased designs and artwork.

    • Plus an extra game key for a friend (which makes 2 keys in total)

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    ALTERNATE CHARACTER SPRITES + EXTRA KEY

    • Your backer-only version of Guardians of the Rose will give you the option to play with one of 4 alternate main character sprites. These sprites will include at least one alternate human sprite, and the other 3 playable sprites will be unique versions of the different races of humanoids found in the kingdom. (the races available will be voted on by the recipients of this tier and above - options include Oren (cat-people), Frogsmen, Reptillians (snake-people), Ratten (rat folk), and more)

    • Plus an extra game key for a friend (which makes 3 keys in total)

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    SPECIAL T-SHIRT +

    • Receive a backer-only T-Shirt. You'll be able to choose between one of 3 different T-Shirt designs. All three designs will be limited to this and the physical collection tier only. They will not be available after the kickstarter is over.

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    LIMITED EDITION HAND SIGNED POSTER +

    • Receive a backer-only hand signed limited edition archival poster shipped directly to you with a thank you note inside the packaging.

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    PRINTED ART BOOK +

    • Receive a softcover, full-color printed version of the Art Book. Which contains all unused game art assets, unseen concepts, pixel art, back story, characters and lore that aren't explored deeply in-game, side-stories, and character artwork that is exclusive to the printed Art Book. (Thank you note included)

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    YOUR OWN NPC +

    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design your own NPC (non-playable character). You'll get to decide what area of the game your NPC will reside, what it looks like, what it will be named, and it's backstory.

    [Custom-made NPCs will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE YOUR OWN ITEM +

    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design your own in-game Item. You'll get to decide it's flavor text, menu icon, it's effects, whether it's a consumable (restorative effects, status effects, special powers, etc.), a weapon, accessory or some other special item.

    [Custom-made Items will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE YOUR OWN ENEMY +

    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design your own basic Enemy. Ever wanted there to be an enemy beetle that ran at the player then exploded into a dozen smaller beetles? What about a slug that leaves a trail of poisonous ooze? Or a flying skeleton squirrel that attacks the player by latching onto your head like a giant leech? As long as it's not too boss-like (see the boss tier if interested) and the AI wouldn't take a year to program you can achieve your enemy dreams (or nightmares).

    [Custom-made Enemies will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE YOUR OWN SHOPKEEPER +

    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design an in-game Shopkeeper. You'll get to decide what area of the game your Shopkeeper will reside, what it looks like, what it will be named, what it sells, and it's backstory.

    [Custom-made Items will be included in every version of the game]

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    ULTIMATE PHYSICAL COLLECTION +

    • This is a special one-of-a-kind reward tier; you'll receive a limited edition print of the Art Book, backer-only Poster, one of the three available backer-only T-Shirts, and the only available version of the Instruction Booklet that will ever be printed. (Thank you note included)

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    MAKE YOUR OWN BOSS +

    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design an in-game Boss. Ever wanted to design the boss of a dungeon? Maybe you want their to be a Boss that runs in circles and throws stones at you? Maybe you're the type of person that wants to torture the player with a Boss that doesn't have a preset pattern of attack? As long as your Boss idea fits the theme of the game, we can work together to make it happen!

    [Custom-made Items will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE YOUR OWN SECRET +

    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to design an in-game Secret/Easter Egg. I'll never forget the first time I went backwards in Sonic and found that room with just the TV. Here's your chance to design your own Secret to give other people that special feeling of finding something hidden.

    [These Secrets will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE YOUR OWN BOSS + BASIC ENEMY + ITEM + NPC

    You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to create the following:
    • Boss
    • Basic Enemy
    • Item
    • NPC

    [These Bosses will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE THE MAIN BLACKSMITH +

    Blacksmiths are one of my favorite things in video games (Whitesmith for life! Tweet me if you know what that's all about.).
    • You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to create the main Blacksmith in the game. You get to name it, decide what race it is, what it looks like, and help create it's backstory. This character will be both integral to the main story line and also be a valuable member of the Guardians of the Rose. Everyone will interact with this character a dozen times (minimum) and if you like to have awesome and upgraded gear then it'll be much more than that.

    [This character will be included in every version of the game]

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    MAKE YOUR OWN QUESTLINE + BOSS + BASIC ENEMY + ITEM + NPC

    You will work directly with me on Skype (or via email if you prefer) to create the following:
    • A Multipart questline using the Boss, Basic Enemy, Item, and NPC that you will help create. You can choose to have a questline in either the Main Story or make your own side-story to explore.
    • Boss
    • Basic Enemy
    • Item
    • NPC

    [Everything created in this tier will be included in every version of the game]

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Funding period

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