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Dayv HackBy Dayv Hack
First created
Dayv HackBy Dayv Hack
First created
$4,828
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181
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 27 2013 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

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"[Europa 2022] combines the feel of an action-adventure game skillfully with the principles of a point-and-click adventure. ... Though many of the contents are still placeholder, the concept of the game is already clearly visible and makes you want more." 

~ Michael Stein, Adventure-Treff.de 

 "I can already see the love the team have put into just this little snippet...you won't be disappointed if you're a fan of action-adventures in the vein of Heavy Rain and Tomb Raider." 

~ Serena Nelson, KickstartAdventure.com 

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Updates!

The Story:

You and your crew of four are on a mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa. It's the first manned mission to the moon that holds the highest potential for life in our solar system. However, things do not go as planned. Someone on board is not who they appear to be. The communications lines onboard are sabotaged, and all communication with Earth is cut off. Things heat up even more when you land on Europa's icy surface... What dark, mysterious things lie in wait...?

Europa 2022 is an adventure game influenced by Heavy Rain/Telltale Games, featuring inventory puzzles, action sequences, and interactive storytelling. The controls are that of an action game (WASD), allowing the player full control of the character.

As you and your crew are cut off from mission control back on Earth, you are forced land on Europa in silence. No one knows the fate of your ship, The Andromeda, and you are all alone with a traitor on a distant moon. You will be forced to unravel the mystery and try to survive.

Within the game there is an (entirely optional) ARG [Alternate Reality Game] that takes place outside the game. It involves websites, social media, cryptography, and in-game rewards for your exploration/sleuthing work. Dig deeper into the universe of Europa 2022!

Go vote for Europa on Steam Greenlight! If Europa makes it on Steam, all backers ($10 and up) will receive Steam Keys!

My name is Dayv Hackenberger, though my handles on FacebookTwitter and my website are just Dayv Hack (as my last name is WAY too long to fit on most things). I've been playing adventure games since I was a kid; Monkey Island was my first love. King's Quest III was another one of my favorites. My father being a programmer, I learned Q-Basic at a very young age, and learned Visual Basic around 10. I programmed a massive text adventure filled with over 100 locations, and puzzles that included a timed bomb going off unless you typed in the answer to some math problems in less than 30 seconds. (I don't know, I was 10, cut me a break!)

I've been working on Europa for about a year now, and have about 75% of the game prototyped. This doesn't mean that the game is 75% done, but most of the ground work has been laid out for me to start polishing, updating art, and putting in real music and sound effects.

My primary jobs on this game are programming, story-writing, and puzzle-design, along with everything else not covered by:

Composer:

The incomparable Rich Douglas will be doing the music for Europa 2022!  He has worked on many games in the past, like Stan Lee's Verticus, Shadowgate 25th Anniversary, and most recently a game I backed on Kickstarter, Harvest. (Check out Shadowgate's soundtrack here!)

Europa 2022 Theme:

Menu Theme Music:

3D Modeler:

I have contracted a freelance 3D artist to create some great character models for Europa 2022! They have created the four main crew members so far and are preparing to create many more models for the game!

Concept/Comicbook Artist:

My wife, Caitlin McGrother, is doing the concept art and comicbook pages!

Moral Support:

Mina is working hard on Europa, even doing a little debugging on occasion!

The money is for 3D models, animation, music and sound design, adding Mac and Linux compatibility, your Kickstarter rewards(!), and of course Kickstarter/Amazon fees. I've already backed the game with a good deal of my own money before coming to Kickstarter when I realized I just didn't have enough!

Now for the really exciting stuff!!  :)

$5 - Backer updates! HD wallpaper for your desktop enjoyment and digital download of the Europa 2022 title theme mp3! And a special thanks from me to you!

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$10 - (Limited to 200!) To the first backers, thanks for backing me early on! A digital download of Europa 2022! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$15 - Digital download of Europa 2022! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$20 - Original sound track of Europa 2022 as a digital download! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$30 - PDF of Comic book!  20 pages, color, filled with concept art, character bios, and an original backstory taking place on the first 340 days on board the Andromeda leading up to the start of the game! Written by me, and illustrated by my wife! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$40 - Physical Comic book!  20 pages, full color, filled with concept art, character bios, and an original backstory taking place on the first 340 days on board the Andromeda leading up to the start of the game! Written by me, and illustrated by my wife! 

This level also gets your name in the credits of the game, AND in the credits in the comic book itself!

(Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)
 

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$60 - (Limited to 100!) A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE! Limited Special Edition Comic Book, one-time run of 100, variant cover, drawn by Laney Berry, creator of The St. Christopher's School Lockdown, signed by the creators! Her art is gorgeous and I can't wait to get my hands on one of these!

This level AND UP also gets you access to the BETA! Be one of the first to walk around on Europa!

Play the game and give feedback! YOU have a chance to influence the final version of Europa!  (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$100 - A KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE!  The Andromeda badge worn in the game as a flash drive containing the game and soundtrack, and wallpapers! Also includes access to select ALPHA builds!  Be the first person to test out parts of Europa 2022 and give me your feedback! And don't forget Beta access! (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$175 - (Limited to 8!) - Design a poster! It will hang up in one of the 4 crew members rooms onboard the Andromeda! Make it of anything you like; your art, your band's logo, your company logo - ANYTHING you want! (I have final say, but I really don't see there being an issue with anything, but run your idea by me beforehand if you're worried!)

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$250 - Character! (Limited to 4!) You are in the game, with your face and name! I have my 3D artist put you in the game! Your name will be mentioned at least once in game, and in addition your character will have a badge that serves as a collectible item for the player to collect all the badges in the game and unlock extras. (Plus all previous non-limited rewards!)

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$500 - Producer! You are a producer, and get access to exclusive updates and select builds of levels as they are completed, pre-alpha! Give me your input! Your name in the credits as Producer, with a message of your choice! Plus all previous (non-limited) rewards!

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$1000 - Executive Producer / Main Character! (LIMITED to 1!)(NOTE: This tier includes ALL tiers below, including the LIMITED ones!!) The main character of the game shares your last name! If you have a hobby that can be taken to space, (IE. playing guitar, dancing, soccer), the main character will enjoy it as well, and we'll decorate his room as such! We put your photo in the room as a relative/friend of the main character! ALSO: Your name in the credits as the exclusive Executive Producer, with a message of your choice! Plus ALL previous rewards!

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Proud member of the Kicking it Forward pledge! I believe indie games are created by some of the most creative people you'll ever meet. I will gladly join in this pledge to "kick forward" 5% of the total profits towards helping other indie developers make their dreams come true!

Risks and challenges

All I think about day and night is Europa 2022. I eat, sleep, and breathe this game. That being said, I do have a day job, and have a wife and a puppy to feed.

The biggest challenge will be meeting the Dec. 2014 deadline. This is the first game I am planning to ship, and I am a one-man team (with help from a few freelancers and my wife!) I will be VERY transparent about progress on the game, and I will do everything I can to meet the goal of Dec. 2014.

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    BETA!

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