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A 2D RPG Maker VX Ace Video Game for Window PC.
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The Project

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?!

The Funding

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

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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.

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    The Art Connoisseur

    You're a sophisticated, knowledgeable, and wise individual who happens to love art. Be the talk of high society when you display this magnificent digital art pic. Showcasing 35 Escape Castle Death Loop characters, this reward is sure to impress. Includes a digital art pic of the Escape Castle Death Loop characters.

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    The Gamer

    From the Mountains of Kazadadria to the Far Sea's of Nyimphia. You've traveled far and wide with the power of keyboard, mouse, and controller but an arms length away. This is what you came here for, so stand up and take what is rightfully yours. FOR HONOUR, FOR GLORY, FOR ESCAPE CASTLE DEATH LOOP! Includes a digital copy of Escape Castle Death Loop. Previous reward included.

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    The Legacyist

    Immortality is a power only ever dreamed of. You've worked hard to get to where you are but what do you have to show for it? Will people remember your name or will you be forgotten like those before you? Ensure your legacy lives on and be forever immortalized in the Escape Castle Death Loop credits as a Kickstarter backer. Includes your name in the credits as a Kickstarter Backer (must be appropriate). Previous rewards included.

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    The Exhibitionist

    Why play with other people when you can play with yourself? Your copy of Escape Castle Death Loop will include a personalized name for the protagonist. Previous rewards included.

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    The Back Room

    You know just who's hands to grease and have bribed your way into The Back Room. You've made it this far but remember, the house always wins. This reward allows access to a secret, Kickstarter only, Escape Castle Death Loop room area called the Back Room. The room will include a plaque with the names of the backers at this level. Previous rewards included.

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    The Bronze Room

    Getting to the Back Room is one thing but running it, that's where the real power lies. You've made your bones and earned this position. You now have access to the Bronze Room, where only wise guys and gals reside. This reward allows access to an additional secret, Kickstarter only, Escape Castle Death Loop room area called the Bronze Room. Plaques are for chumps though so this room will include a Records Keeper who will recite the names of the backers at this level. (Replaces name on plaque from previous reward). Previous rewards included.

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    The Silver Room

    You know a deal when you see one. Buy low sell high is a motto you live by. You leave the back room dealings to those undesirable types and instead use your knowledge of markets to earn your fortune. Welcome to the Silver Room where the merchant caste resides. This reward allows access to an additional secret, Kickstarter only, Escape Castle Death Loop room area called the Silver Room. Why bother with plaques or record keepers when you can have your name engraved on a statue? (Replaces name on plaque and record keeper recital from previous rewards). Previous rewards included.

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    The Gold Room

    You've been called by many titles aristocrat, noble, patrician but one thing is for sure. Your name carries weight. Perhaps, you were born into it or maybe you schemed your way into it. Regardless, you are who you are and that's somebody that's important. Enjoy access to the Gold Room where only the highborn are welcome. This reward allows access to an additional secret, Kickstarter only, Escape Castle Death Loop room area called the Gold Room. Show the world your wealth with your name on a golden sculpture. (Replaces name on plaque, record keeper recital, and statue engraving from previous rewards)? Previous rewards included.

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    The Platinum Room

    You've reached the pinnacle of success, there is no position higher than yours. The lower castes look up to you, the merchants pray for your favor, and the nobles want to be you. The Platinum Room is yours Ruler of the Empire. This reward allows access to an additional secret, Kickstarter only, Escape Castle Death Loop room area called the Platinum Room. Take a seat on your throne, where your name will be engraved for all to see. (Replaces name on plaque, record keeper recital, statue engraving, and golden sculpture engraving from previous rewards). Previous rewards included.

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    The Customizer

    Art, names, rooms these things are great but not enough for someone like you. You want something more, something only you can have. Don't settle for the average, be unique and show it. This reward includes a customized protagonist that you will help build for Escape Castle Death Loop. Previous rewards included.

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Funding period

- (29 days)