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"Auravym" A New Tactical RPG Saga

Auravym (Aura-vim) is an unique and exciting tactical RPG with a robust battle system, amazing art, and compelling storyline.

"Auravym" A New Tactical RPG Saga

Auravym (Aura-vim) is an unique and exciting tactical RPG with a robust battle system, amazing art, and compelling storyline.

$5,081
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
83
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 25 2012 10:15 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 25, 2012

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We are looking for your support to build the next RPG Saga.

Image by Pham Long
Image by Pham Long
Image by Frank Ni
Image by Frank Ni

For over a millennium, two nations of arcane and mechanical might have been locked in a war that has torn the world asunder. Join Celia, arcane warrior of the Holy Arkan Empire, as she traverses the scarred planet searching for resolution to the terrible conflict. The journey will be fierce, and your choices will be many as you confront the ultimate truth of the war left to you by your ancestors. You will encounter fantastic allies, fearsome enemies, and landscapes that push the very boundaries of reality as you push to reforge the world of Valeria anew... and save it from the shadows of those who would see it perish forever.

"Aura-vim" is an unique tactical RPG with an exciting take on the traditional battle systems found in the genre. Our brilliant team of programmers have developed a system that emphasizes thought and execution throughout battle. This combat feature will provide a fantastically fun and engaging strategic battle system that forces the player to contemplate every action in order to get the most satisfying results.

The fiction is still being written, but what we can tell you is that the world of Valeria is a rich and developed world. The player will find themselves exploring for countless hours, interacting with a motley crew of compelling characters. Auravym is being designed to have multiple endings, each of which will be determined by the choices made while playing. Decide your path: become the harbinger of doom that brings an end to all life as we know it or become Valeria's last salvation, bringing hope and prosperity to the world.

Image by Brittain Scott
Image by Brittain Scott

30-40 Hours of game play
Unique tactical RPG battle system
Balanced strategic system. Player must formulate attack strategies by utilizing abilities that will contribute to their allies' overall effectiveness.
Immersive story that will force the player to make meaningful decisions that affect the world itself.
Vibrant custom-made sprites and environmental designs
Fantastic environmental storytelling
Fully animated battle sprites
Cutscenes with voice-acting
Amazing soundtrack by award-winning composer Charlie Brissette
High-res 2D graphics

Images by Frank Ni
Images by Frank Ni


What do your donations pay for?

1.  Art

- Frank Ni - the talented individual that has finalized the concept art for most of the characters and creatures.

http://frank-ni.com/

- Brittain Scott- is a well-establish and incredibly talented artist that has worked on many projects, including Warhammer and Ultima Online.
http://www.bcscottart.blogspot.com/


- Pham Long - Mr. Pham's breathtaking environmental illustrations allow us to breathe life into the world of Valeria.
http://heavenwill.deviantart.com/


- David Ivy - A lifelong artist hired to design our character concepts.


2. Custom Animations- Custom sprite animations by Shanice Bevans.


3. Writing - The compelling fiction written by Keith Barletta and Jared Sams.
Keith Barletta: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3897889/


4. Programming - The tools, scripts, engines, and game systems coded by our team of graduate students from the University of Southern California. 


5. Voice Acting - Voice-acting for cut scenes by Caitlin Shultz and Keith Barletta. More actors will be added, contingent upon funding.


6. Parallax Mapping - a significantly more complicated, yet rewarding 2D mapping style that results in beautifully diverse environments. This will include maps that are polished by our art team.


7. Professional Music Composition- award-winning composer/writer Charlie Brissette will be lending his services in order to provide a compelling soundscape for Valeria.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_A0m482LQ0&feature=plcp

What if funding exceeds the initial goal?


If funding exceeds the original goal we can further polish the game with:

CreAction Interactive is trying to develop the most innovative Tactical RPG that the world has seen
CreAction Interactive is trying to develop the most innovative Tactical RPG that the world has seen


$5: Desktop Background of character or environment

$10: Digital Copy of the game

$20: Special addition copy with a choice of three different animal companions and special load screens

$30: Special Edition: free DLC, extra sidequest only available for donators

$50: Soundtrack, signed by composer.

$100: Special Call-out in credits, your copy will be personalized

$250: A weapon named after you, with your specifications. You will also receive a booklet with a picture and biography of the weapon that you created with the art team.

$300 You get a CreAction Interactive Artbook filled with special designs and illustrations

$500: A character in-game, named after you. This character can optionally look like you, if you wish. You will also receive a booklet with a picture of your character along with a story created by you and our writing staff.

$600: Create a monster or boss with the help of the art department. You will also receive a booklet with artwork and biographies about your creation.

$1,000: In-game plaque dedicated to you, along with a sidequest designed by you, with assistance from the design team. The design team will create a booklet with all the information about your sidequest including character artwork, sprite design, and environmental illustrations.You will also get designer credits in the game and become a deity of Valeria with your own secret location where NPCs will worship you.

$5,000: We will fly you out to California, where we will bring you to a special event, as long as you live in the US.  You will also get to work hand in hand with the design team.

Why Use Kickstarter to Fund Auravym?

While we are making use of RPG Maker as a design tool, we are going for an aesthetic that is not normally provided by the program. We are importing a large number of our own assets to achieve our visual goals. We are also making our battle engine and game system from scratch. Our goal is to provide you with a game that is not only polished, but is unlike any game you have ever played. All proceeds will go directly towards the game, ensuring that our art, music, sound, writing, and engines are all top-notch.

These gameplay screenshots are not final.  This is merely the alpha stage of the game.
These gameplay screenshots are not final. This is merely the alpha stage of the game.

With your help we can make this gaming experience one to remember.  Thank you for your time and please support AURAVYM.

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    Create and design a boss
    - Become a Overlord of the Underlands or a Tyrant over the Frozen Tundra. Your character will be written into the main story as a villain.
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    - Must fit within the constraints of the storyline

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