Anonymous Agony follows the parallel story of a serial killer and a child psychologist. Experience a story with two opposing mindsets and philosophies. Filled with modern themes rooted in todays society and social issues.
Haze and Clara don't have the best parents in the world, between their regular drug dealings, and other shady activity, but despite this, Haze and Clara go on living.
Haze, an eighteen year old punk just starting starting to grow up holds a deep bitterness for the world as well as his parents. He tries to protect his sister from the evil in the world he has experienced first hand. Clara, a ten year old girl just starting middle school that's very grown up for her age spends most of her free time online chatting with friends.
One day, Haze returns home to find that his younger sister has been raped, Haze discovers soon after that it was by a person she had been talking to online. After much strife, Clara is sent to a mental hospital to recover after sever mental stress, Haze begins using his sister's online screen name to lure out other internet predators in hopes of, in his own way, getting revenge on the world.
Anonymous Agony follows the parallel Stories of Haze and Clara. As Clara heals and heads towards eventual recovery, Haze heads towards his own downfall.
Haze is an eighteen year old punk that won't hesitate to tell someone
off to their face, be it a regular person, cop, or whoever.
He enjoys rubbing people's faults in their faces, especially people that refuse
to accept themselves for their faults.
Haze knows who he is and isn't afraid to show it, he rarely lets outside opinions affect him. Haze can see through most people very well, almost perfectly. He doesn't believe in selfless action, or sincerity so when he actually encounters individuals that have these traits he tends to judge them all wrong.
After an accident that almost took her life, Haze grew very close to his younger sister Clara, she is the only person he can even partially emotionally level with. Haze is very protective of his sister, but doesn't show it directly and instead tries to leave her snarky hidden warnings about the crappy state of people disguised as one of his many complaints.
Haze's Theme "Rough Edges"
Clara is a ten year old girl that's very bright and chipper almost all the time. She usually only gets angry at Haze for being rude to people, and ends up using "Ass" to describe him more than his actual name.
Clara can be a little bratty sometimes but even when she tries to hold a grudge with Haze she usually gives up on it pretty early on.
Her favorite meal is breakfast, and her favorite things TO have are Juice, Jam, & Eggs.
Craig is a middle aged police officer, he rarely has fun and works almost constantly, even at home. He rarely loses his tired expression and overworks himself daily.
A case of an assault that gravely injured his wife was left unsolved, causing him to act over obsessive with cases, further pursuing them long after his colleagues have given up.
His constant serious attitude, lack of emotion, and robot like work ethic earned him the nickname of "Robo" with the younger officers in his department.
Underneath all his stress and emotional baggage rests a cop that just wants desperately to help people and do his part. His selfless desire to help and his own personal self interests do tend to blend together uncontrollably a lot. But both are there.He LOVES smoothies.
Craig's Theme "Concrete Blues"
Dr. Samson is a psychologist for the mentally delicate as well as a physician. He is hardworking and a bit unorthodox in his work approach. No one gives him any trouble since his results speak for themselves.
Samson will easily focus on the problems of others but most times ignores his own needs, or is simply unable to even notice he has any. He is good friends with the hospital morgue worker Aster. Aster regularly pesters Samson to go out with him and relax, but if Samson isn't at work, he's thinking about work. If he isn't inside his routine he gets extremely anxious. Zede hospital has certain procedures for dealing with patients and Samson disregards them most times.
Dr. Samson can come off as harsh, but is usually never intending to be rude. He just expects other people to be aware of the things that he is, but doesn't seem to realize that not everyone has his job or needs to over analyze things like he does.
Annie is a soft yet selectively stern woman, oftentimes being both sweet as well asat the same time hard on people she values.
She often has to clean up Dr. Samson's messes from his un-conventional approaches to his more monotonous work. Not to mention aggressively protect him from the vile influences of his morgue worker friend Aster.
Annie's Theme "Genuine Effort"
Aster work in the morgue and assaults his friend Samson with way too many death puns. He seems ignorant to how offensive they are to some folks. Otherwise a silly and charismatic guy Aster is always worrying about his friend's emotional health and constantly utilizes peer pressure to try and get his way. Aster has a wife but sems to subscribe to the belief that work and home should be separated.
He is hit on my men and women alike but maintains a solid devotion to his wife.
Aster's Theme "The Pretty Man In the Morgue"
Enny is a patient at Zede hospital along with Clara.
Enny was found outside of Zede not having a name of his own.
Enny is a bright and playful boy, but is rarely allowed around others due to his odd appearance. Enny has long hair that has oddly already gone grey despite his age.
Enny gets bored fairly easily so in those times he escapes his room through the vents and goes to visit Dr. Samson. He has a monkey like demeanor and loves to climb things, roll around and just be moving.
Enny's Theme "ENNY"
Hail is the owner of the music Store Endless Rhythm. She sells music as well as features real indie bands and tries to promote them and share her music. She's really passionate about her work and seems to live in the back of her shop.
All of the following characters, are examples of the donor created characters!
Shy character, has a mild stutter which she dislikes and causes her to refrain from talking others much.
Can sleep anywhere and is prone to dozing off while on park benches while waiting. Doesn't display a great deal of emotion. Despite this, she is quite capable for her age and able to take care of herself (walking home, going to the store, making her own food (though a little sloppily)).
Lili's Theme "Innocent Ignorance"
A shy guy in person that is widely open and helpful online willing to help out anyone for any reason and is easily manipulated. Brian is ex-military and s always seen talking to people that look like gangsters or running around on some seeming mission or another.
Brian's Theme "Got Your Back"
Fiona is an artist. She sees everything as an empty canvas just waiting to be filled. The problem is that she never has the guts to go out and fill them.
She is taking a break between high school and college to figure her self out. All of her friends are gone so she truly is alone at the moment. She grew up as an only child in a well off family with parents that never truly understood their artsy daughter.
Both of her parents are alive but sometimes it feels like they are dead for the amount of times they have ever acted like a family. Even through all that Fiona still keeps a positive outlook on life, even if she isn't social.
Fiona's Theme "Beauty Of A Lost Heart"
This Private Detective / Bounty Hunter carries around a sword... Always carrying her beautifully decorated long sword in her scabbard attached to a belt -- she is seemingly awfully attached to her weapon that has dubbed her The Blade Bounty Hunter.
Eris is strong-willed and hot-blooded. She's always ready for a fair fight but never provokes others for one. She seems cold and straightforward to anyone but her (maid?) Milly.
She despises injustice and will always try to make the best decisions for the people. She seems to come from a very wealthy upbringing.
Eris' Theme "Steadfast Courage"
Milly is an always smiling and cheerful girl that contrasts with her mistress. She takes everything lightly except when it concerns Eris.
She has limited medical knowledge but since she started to tend to Eris' needs she decided to study the basics of medicine during her free time.
Mily's Theme "Cheerful Heart"
Eris & Milly Theme "Steadfast Hearts"
Charon is very friendly and caring. Need a friend to stay up all night and talk to you when you are upset? Need someone to give you a lift, buy you ice cream, or just give you a hug? He's your guy.
Charon lives to make other people happy. He is a college student right now and works weekends as a bartender to put himself though school. Of course he has his own issues; seeing people upset makes him genuinely unhappy, and while he is patient, if you make him mad he can be very cruel.
Otherwise though, he is very physically affectionate, showers everyone (regardless of gender) with compliments and would do anything for friends or family.
Striker is a relatively quiet individual. Sticks to himself, enjoys a solid bit of time with a good book, but is very involved in engaging online chat rooms. They really let him open up a new world. In the world of the online chatroom, he can be anyone.
Vigilante Side Opening
"Say My Name" By Elsie Lovelock
Hospital Side Opening (Beta)
Nieve Feat. Ine "How We Do"
Sung By "Amanda Lee"
Game Features & Systems
Anonymous Agony is a simulating experience, from email to pc wallpapers to an in-game instant messenger to a real interrogated browser where you must search for answers on the actual web. Dive into the digital world.
FreeFlow Instant Messenger
Take on the facade of a young girl, and...go fishing.
Music Store - Endless RhythmFeatures real indie artists and sells in-game CDS.
Art Gallery - Shades Of Glory
Features real artist profiles and allows for purchase of wall furnishings for in-game home.
Acting Agency - Starlit Ladders
Starlit Ladders is an in-game acting agency.
It features real talent as well as interactive credits for the games Voice Cast.
Writer & Director: Jake Caro
Character Designer & Logo Designer: Melody Brown
Character Designer #2 and Portrait Artist: Nicole Wong
Story Illustration Artist: Nicole Wong
Music Composer: Martin Barreby
Here is what all of the funding will be used for n development.
$500 - Dialogue portrait art, multiple characters and expressions.
$800-$1200 - Story illustrations
$1500 - $2000 - Voice Actor / Actress payment
$800 - Music Composer Payment
$300 - Singer Payment
$500 - Custom scripting / programming cost
$6000 - More content and FULLY voiced / More vocal songs
$7000 - Steam + ps4 release
$8000 - Cell phone app that links to the game and acts as the in-game cell phone, receive the text messages and the in game emails in the real world
$10,000 - Fully Animated Openings
Any rewards above the amount of getting a physical copy of the game or OST is included in all higher rewards.
Risks and challenges
Proper allotment of time and possible ration of work-content.
I have been in extensive college schedules while holding a job so my time management skills are currently in excellent condition.
There are no programming challenges as I have already created every feature in the last version of the game from when it was composed of 13 five hour episodes.
I struggled with content importation but since throwing out its episodic nature that problem is gone.
I have to still cast a few of the character actors and finish up the last 4 or 5 art for them. I have extensive stage acting and directing experience as well as voice over work and directing, About 9 years of experience now.
A challenge despite my school profession training is proper portrayal of the source themes. Such themes reflect real life events and should be only handled with extreme care or not at all.
I believe there is a very fine, thin line between offensive satire and respectful proper realism in portrayal. I will be reaching out to many other people to make sure I stay in that line as much as possible while still trying to filter out biased viewpoints. I can say this will be the most difficult thing for me.
It's not easy to tackle controversial themes in art -- especially video games, but if I have a genuine desire to properly and realistically yet respectfully tackle such themes -- I believe it in my responsibility to do so.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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