Welcome to the Escape Castle Death Loop Kickstarter page. Escape Castle Death Loop is a 2D RPG Maker VX video game for Windows PC. The origin of the project is quite simple. I created a castle for my son Benjamin to play around with. Then I added a werewolf (which he thought was hilarious), a faulty bridge (equally hilarious), a gardener, a librarian, a king, and then it sort of cascaded from there. 100+ hours of work, 250+ events, 70+ switches, and 35 characters later we have the Escape Castle Death Loop experience. A fully functional gaming adventure with 1 hour of unique gameplay.
This game is a labour of love and I hope you enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed making it. In Escape Castle Death Loop you play as a optimistic young adventurer type fresh out of adventurer's training. The real world is tough though, and you quickly find yourself in a world of trouble. Death means nothing anymore as you find yourself constantly brought back to the very start of your adventure. How do you figure out what is going on? How do you break the cycle? How do you... Escape Castle Death Loop?!
Why use Kickstarter for Escape Castle Death Loop? Why not just release the game on your favourite PC gaming platform? If the game is done what is the money for? These are great questions, and ones I have asked myself over and over again since I started the project. The answers are very simple though and have not changed since I first envisioned doing a Kickstarter for Escape Castle Death Loop.
First, Kickstarter is a great tool. It provides the ability to reach a larger audience, a forum for communicating with fans of the project, a way to gauge interest in current and future projects and new iterations of Escape Castle Death Loop, a way to provide funding for added content, and much, much more.
Second, the ability to set additional funding goals through stretch goals allows me to judge the popularity of Escape Castle Death Loop and explore avenues of where I'd like the project to go. This would not be possible with a release straight to a platform.
Finally, the initial funding will cover the cost of adding the extra Kickstarter content. Why end there though? Let's push this project as far as we can and see what we can accomplish. With your help we will make Escape Castle Death Loop the best RPG Maker game on Kickstarter!
The Stretch Goals
Clearly, this is what you have all been waiting for. So without further ado these are the plans I have in store for Escape Castle Death Loop.
$50 - (Unlocked) - Playable character Cat and Dog
$75 - (Unlocked) - Playable character Mrs. Clause and Reindeer
$100 - (Unlocked) - Playable character Santa and Santa with Toy Sack
$150 - (Unlocked) - Escape Castle Death Loop Upgrade to RPG Maker MV
$200 - (Unlocked) - Escape Castle Death Loop Mac and Linux Support
$250 - (Locked) - Escape Castle Death Loop Steam Release
$2500 - (Locked) - New Project RPG Maker Video Game
The Screen Shots
The Call To Action
So what are you waiting for? Let's get this party started. Back now and enjoy the Escape Castle Death Loop experience!
Risks and challenges
The risks are pretty light for this project. Escape Castle Death Loop is in a completed stage. The nature of some of the rewards means I will be adding minor additions to the game. This means that in the event that the Kickstarter is ultra successful the deadlines for the rewards will need to be pushed back. This however, is very unlikely because during the campaign I will be working on adding the additional content and I've already estimated the rewards for November leaving me with October to complete final adjustments that don't get done during the campaign. Honestly, it's barely a risk but I didn't want to leave this space empty.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (29 days)