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Dark Solstice - 2.5D multiplayer online RPG

Dark Solstice will feature an immersive storyline that shapes the game world based on actions by the playerbase.

Dark Solstice - 2.5D multiplayer online RPG

Dark Solstice will feature an immersive storyline that shapes the game world based on actions by the playerbase.

$1,016
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 11 2012 11:49 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 11, 2012

About

Dark Solstice is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) currently in Alpha, and is designed for the avid role-playing enthusiasts. The game is filled with Medieval Magic, scenery, weapons, and castles. In many ways, Dark Solstice will be reminiscent of games past, but in many others the differences are significant. Probably the most notable of these are the graphics used. We call them 2 ½ D because the game is room based rather than scrolling scenery. We think this gives the game its own look and feel.

Since online games are also social outlets, Dark Solstice has been constructed with that in mind.  Our chat system allows players to view 2 channels at once, giving them twice the chance to find roleplaying opportunities, creating new friends, or finding a great weapon for sale.

Next are the characters themselves – we believe that the character design phase will be amongst the very best allowing for total customization. Since the avatars are truly alter-egos, the game will offer a wide range of individualism.

Next we chose the Disney-like approach for artwork which involves “black outlined items filled with rich colors”. We think Teramor, the world created by this method, is unique in the gaming world. The game is filled with ways to enhance and expand the capabilities of a player’s character ranging from Hunting to Crafting, from Gambling to Trading, from Fishing to Farming, and many others.

The history of the game world is written to allow player driven changes and gives us the opportunity to make world and gameplay changes based on storyline character and player interactions.  Things that players say and do can cause changes to the game world, for good or bad.  For example, filling the temple of the earth goddess with donations of grain could cause a world event in which players are rewarded with fertile crops or lands that have been ravaged could spring to life.  Theft of offerings could cause a plague to sweep through the lands. 

On rare occasions a full eclipse coincides with one of the solstices. Many strange occurrences happen at this time. The sky grows dark, animals act strangely, strange beasts rise from the depths, spells no longer work as they did, and most weapons become ineffective. It is unwise to remain outside unprotected. It is even more unwise to venture into the areas where the beasts from below are known to congregate. But, there is some hope. Certain magic users can use long forgotten conjures and secret incantations and some ancient weapons will become deadly in the face of these powerful beasts. The danger will be high for those that venture out, but the rewards will be equally high for those that survive. The more timid amongst you may be best off hiding in local shops and taverns playing games. The choice will be yours.

Combat in Dark Solstice is turn based, allowing the player a chance to strategize their attack.  To make it even more interesting, weapon users will find that their enemy target is broken down in to 3 sections which are head attack, torso attack, and finally legs.  Each attack doing different amounts of damage and having different levels of "hit or miss". Magic users will find that attacking their target with spells will affect the whole target rather than individual sections.

The title "Dark Solstice - GENESIS" is the first version of our storyline, and will unfold as the world is populated after our commercial launch.  You, the player, will take part in shaping the world by uncovering world history while at the same time creating and directing the way events in the world unfold.  Staff driven storyline characters will roam the world.  Some in plain view, others cloaked in the shadows.  The silent patron at the local shop, or the stranger you revive in the wilderness, could be a reward or world event waiting to happen.  You simply need only to interact.  Both casual players and dedicated daily players will all have a chance to make their mark on the world.

We are sure that many of the gameplay features are unique in the world of on-line games and we think Dark Solstice will appeal to a great many gaming enthusiasts.

This is where you come in....

We have come to Kickstarter in hopes of finding the funds to complete Dark Solstice.  We have been in development for several years, and we have hit many bumps in the road.  Many countless hours and every minute of free time have gone towards designing and chasing a dream that we believe to be a unique endeavor.  We're almost there, but we need your help.  We hope that after reviewing our project information, you will think so too.  Dark Solstice will be completed, but with your help we can do it sooner rather than later.  A great adventure is waiting!  Let's go!

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