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Cricket: From the Stars

Explore a vibrant world, learn new magical abilities, and experience an epic story.

Cricket: From the Stars

Explore a vibrant world, learn new magical abilities, and experience an epic story.

$4,575
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137
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23hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, October 16 2019 10:53 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Cricket: From the Stars is an award winning action-adventure game currently being developed for PC and Mac. The game follows a young orphan on her fantastic adventures.  Players will experience the stories of Cricket and her friends in a vibrant pixel art style, accompanied by a completely original soundtrack.

Cricket's adventure spans six distinct open world environments and the main story line takes the average player about 5-6 hours to complete. Players who wish to acquire all achievements and collectibles can expect their play time to double.

Born with innate magical abilities, and raised since infancy by a reclusive and eccentric sorceress, Cricket serves as our main protagonist of our game. Over the course of her adventure she will meet new friends and enemies, acquire new equipment and abilities, and learn the story of her true origin. 

Edana is a powerful sorceress and healer who lives in a secluded tower. After finding Cricket as an infant, Edana raised her as an apprentice, teaching her how to create useful potions and instructing her in the art of magic. 

She may seem abrasive on the outside, but Beetle possesses true courage and loyalty to her friends. Cricket may find a powerful ally in Beetle, or a formidable rival. 

A boy from Meadowtown who, thanks to his recklessness, always seems to wind up in dire situations. He will provide Cricket with valuable information and clues that is, when he's not lost in the woods or stuck at the bottom of a well somewhere. 

Luke is a traveling merchant and collector who aids Cricket on her journey by selling her useful items, as well as trading for new equipment from collectibles Cricket discovers in her adventures.

Equipment

Using equipment, such as her cane, is Cricket's main form of defense against the sometimes dangerous creatures of the world. Several pieces of equipment, each with its own unique purposes are available to her.

Magic

Alongside her equipment, spells offer Cricket even greater flexibility. Most of them possess more than one purpose. The fireball, for instance, is a powerful form of offense, but it can also burn through dangerous plants that would otherwise block your path.

Crafting

Thanks to Edana, Cricket has been taught a basic understanding of alchemy, allowing her to use some of the ingredients she finds to create helpful potions. 

Pets

With her trusty net, Cricket can catch the numerous critters that populate the Meadowlands and beyond, allowing them to follow her. Some are common, some rare, and some so exotic they may actually have magical abilities of their own!

Fishing

As an aspiring angler, Cricket may find the time on her adventures to cast a line in a nearby pond or lake to pass the time and catch something to eat.

Risks and challenges

To date, I have been working on this project solo, with a small music team working for me when they have the time. But Cricket would not be where it is today without the support of my wife, my family and my friends.

After a year in development, I have decided to bring Cricket to Kickstarter to give everyone the opportunity to support this project, and to ensure the game will reach completion.

When this campaign reaches its goal, it will allow me to work full-time on developing Cricket: From the Stars. Within approximately one year, the complete game would be launched!

I would also be able to compensate the talented musicians who are composing the soundtrack to Cricket's adventures, who up to this point have been generously working for free.

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