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Dreamloop GamesBy Dreamloop Games
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Dreamloop GamesBy Dreamloop Games
First created
$6,611
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88
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, November 30 2015 3:55 PM UTC +00:00

About

  • Challengers of Khalea is a premium turn-based tactics and team management game which blends complex warrior contract management from region-wide talent pools, turn-based team combat, and exciting, cerebral online multiplayer. It has no microtransactions, and never will.
  • Challengers of Khalea is currently planned for release on PC and Mac, and will shortly be launching a Steam Greenlight campaign!

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  • Form your team of warriors by negotiating contracts for mighty heroes of legendary tribes, using Challengers of Khalea's unique contracting system. Outfit and train them for battle with your carefully chosen team staff, then lead them to glory in raging battles against opponents in the online Arena that will test your cerebral skill and tactics.
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Work In Progress

 Create Your Champion

  • Every band of warriors needs a leader. Create and customize your Team Captain to use both in combat, and as your team’s avatar. Choose your champion, selecting their race from 5 unique Fantasy Nations, then give them their name, weapon and armor class, gender, appearance, skills and attributes.
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Work In Progress

Negotiate Contracts for Mighty Legends

  • Arena Warriors in Khalea (and the staff that keep them in fighting shape) are living legends
  • Each warrior and staff member is unique in a pool of thousands, each with their own physical characteristics, strengths, weaknesses, attributes, virtues, and vices. This extends to the complex contract negotiation process where you make offers to individual warriors to join your team of Challengers
  • Each warrior and staff member has their own individual desires during the contract negotiation process. Don’t forget: your team’s success, fame, and reputation play a role in the attractiveness of your offer! Find the warriors, trainers, and staff that fit your team, then make them an offer they can’t refuse to secure their services. 
  • Lead your team to fame, and your warriors will gain renown, allowing you to contract new warriors more easily, and allowing your team to sell more tickets.

Watch your coffers, manage your budget

  • While you must direct your team’s tactics in combat, you must also keep an eye on your team’s coffers. Pay your warriors their salaries, ensure your trainers, smiths, and therapeutic staff go home happy, but make sure to put something away for hiring your next renowned brawler.
 
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Sharpen The Mind, and Harden the Body

  • Use your custom team of support staff (Trainer, Coach, Medic, Masseur, and Quartermaster) to bring the best out of every warrior on your team! The better your staff, the greater potential they will bring forth from your warriors. Train your warriors to their maximum potential and level up their skills to make them more formidable in combat!

Outfit Your Warriors For Battle

  • Choose the armor and weapons armament for each of your warriors, switching loadouts to best fit the battle ahead. Choose between 9 possible combinations of weapon and armor class and from 4 different specialist classes for each warrior to maximize the efficacy of nearly 100 possible character-specific match abilities to ensure your team works flawlessly together, and crushes their enemies. Finally, customize your team colors to add a personal feel when you vanquish your foes!
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Work in progress

Unleash Hell in online Multiplayer

  • The contracts of your warriors are bound and sealed in the fires of combat. They are highly trained champions in the martial arts, prepared for war. They are outfitted for battle. They are thirsty for glory. Lead 5 of your warriors against your enemies’ team in online multiplayer combat in The Arena. The turn-based action is cerebral, yet fast-paced enough to keep you on the edge of your seat as you put your tactics and your mettle to the test against friends and foes alike to determine your place on the leaderboards. Give ‘em hell!
 
  •  In the lands of Khalea there are many tribes and nations, many of which are comprised of their own races of inhabitants. Each nation has it's own past and history, and hopes for the future.   
  • Though their cultures vary widely, all are united by their love for the spectacle that is The Arena, and some brave few are united by the thirst for glory and elite, legendary status that accompanies victory in the contests and battles held therein.
  • The 5 races which currently battle in the Arena are shown below, but in distant times strange, unknown, beings have been known to rise to legendary status, and they may yet again, for the world of Khalea is not yet fully explored, and legends persist of strange monsters and men from the distant lands beyond the ocean...

 Fjäll

The Savage Fjäll of Northland are unparalleled hunters, native to the harsh climates of the frigid Northland. Long, dark, winters and a constant necessity for hard physical labor have bred a quiet confidence into these people, but a love for competition and celebration makes them boisterous when roused.  

Their respect and love for nature permeates their culture, and the Gods of the Mountains and Forests are worshiped with special reverence in their religions. The Fjäll, highly efficient hunters, are typically exceptionally skilled in marksmanship and archery. They are also no strangers to the work of the axe, on the trunks of both trees and enemies.

Though the Fjäll people each belong to their own separate Clans, and war between clans is not unheard of, each Clan is bound by The Council of Chiefs into a strong nation when they must together face new threats or challenges as a people.

 Kritans

The Gallant Knights of Krita are unparalleled military tacticians. The wealthy Kritan Knights which fight in the arenas of Khalea are regarded by many as shrewd militaristic diplomats, always accurate and precise in their dealings, even to the point of fault.  

Kritans are easily the most accomplished nation in terms of technology and military tactics, and this often leads them to be quite full of themselves and the accomplishments of their people. The Kritan people are bound by a strict code of honor imposed as law by their King, but view the moral code of their people merely as strict rules by which to play the serious game of life, and nothing more.

In warfare, diplomacy, and life, they are as sharp and precise as an obsidian blade, and just as inflexible. This determined resolution is bred and branded into their culture by compulsory military service and ingrained discipline, for every Kritan (man and woman alike) must bear the King's Shield, and wield the King's Sword from the age of 14 to 25.

 Perkerians

The Perkerians of The Hill Lands are tradesmen by nature, favoring mining, agriculture, and feats of architectural engineering as their primary industries. A love of sport and competition coupled with the difficult nature of their work makes a Perkerian in peak physical condition a formidable opponent. The Perkerians are passionate, and both the temper of Perkerian men, and the fire of the Perkerian women are well known.  

The nature of the Perkerians is equal parts savage and romantic, making them fearsome foes, and loyal friends. They revere both the beautiful, and the strong, and find beauty in well-earned scars.

Perkerian culture was once quite advanced, and their mining and refining techniques were highly revered. A long and bloody war with the Zurahi brought down their governmental system, and the need to flee the ruins of their homeland has lead them into a veritable subjugation. They were promised refuge by the King Peter of Krita, but as they are oft reminded, everything has its price...

 Zurahi

The Stoneskinned Zurahi of the Southern Deserts were once a nation of intelligent, curious, scholars, craftsmen, and traders. In years past, the Zurahi were changed from flesh and blood to creatures of stone by an ancient Djinn, unleashed upon their people by a frightened Boy King, desperate to end the suffering of his people.

The Zurahi, are more than solid stone, however. They live and breathe, but their stony exterior gives them a hide as hard as iron, incapable of feeling all but the most devastating blows. Their transformation has also made them capable of inhuman feats of endurance, for The Zurahi tire far more slowly than a normal man or woman.

The Zurahi culture is as a newborn babe, crawling slowly forward. They have struggled to regain what has been lost since the fall of their great culture, and within their hearts, they bear a deep sadness for all that they have lost. Their people lost their collective memory when the Djinn Arahk’ai turned them to stone with his infernal magic. They have become simple creatures with an immense and insatiable curiosity, and a desire to mimic human behavior. When they do so successfully, they are overjoyed.

 Vathosi

The Nimble Seafarers of The Vathosi Archipelago are masters of balance and movement. Their people live primarily on the decks of ships, cast from their homeland after the Vathosi Isles were swept into the sea by a great chaos. They sail the seas, acting as traders, shippers, and sometimes even pirates.  

The Vathosi are adept at navigation, and their skills translate well into strategy and tactics. They are gifted with a mischevious sense of humor, and a keen wit. Their tongues are as sharp as their swords, and though this seafaring race may be of smaller stature, they fight fiercely and revel in the challenges of battle.

The culture of the Vathosi reveres and respects the great power and bountiful harvests brought forth from the sea. They give thanks to the Gods of the Wind, Sun, and Seas with every safe journey, and every drink of rum.

  •  Staff members are specialized in three different skills and they can be assigned to positions based on those skills. Just like warriors, the staff member can increase these skills. Staff may be assigned to the following roles:  

Coach

  • The tactical leader on the field, the coach brings his or her strategies to the match that passively affect all your warriors. Every coach has three selected strategies out of hundreds of match strategies, that can be called forth based on the needs of the match

Trainer

  • Whether you are increasing a warrior's attributes and skills or changing the match abilities of your warrior, the trainer is the member of staff you need. The better the trainer, the better the results.
Contract unique staff members to care for your team
Contract unique staff members to care for your team

Masseuse/Masseur

  • When your warriors compete in matches their condition goes down due to exhaustion. To improve your warriors condition you need to relieve them with a good massage and for that you need a masseur on your team.

Medic

  • A dropped condition score makes your warrior perform poorly, but there is also always a possibility of an injury. Injuries will make your warrior unable to join matches and will take time to recover. With a capable medic you can have your stars back on the field faster.

Quartermaster

  • Not only does your warriors’ condition decrease in battle, but their weapons also take damage. A weapon that goes without maintenance will soon lose its effectiveness. The quartermaster is what you need to keep your equipment in top shape.
  • Dreamloop Games is Finnish game development studio that calls the city of Tampere our home. We're comprised of nearly a dozen highly-talented, international game developers. Our team contains a solid mix of industry veterans and fresh talent that has both the expertise to complete Challengers of Khalea, and the youthful energy required to sustain it. 
The Dreamloop Games Team
The Dreamloop Games Team
  • We boast several members with experience from the prestigious studios that brought you franchises such as Cities: Skylines, and Rescue: Everyday Heroes. Here at Dreamloop Games we have a passion for gaming, and a deep love of community. All we need is your help to make Challengers of Khalea a reality.
  •  Dreamloop Games has the passion. We have the experience, energy, and desire to take Challengers of Khalea to the finish line. What we don't have is you. The community. Yet. 
  • We have come to Kickstarter to help us find the final push we need, both in funding and community, to create the game we've dreamed of. 
  • We know that with your help, the exposure from a successful campaign, and detailed community feedback, our project, Challengers of Khalea, will be a smashing success. 
  • We also believe in being as transparent and forthcoming as possible, so if you are one of our Backers, take a look below to see a rough approximation of where your contribution will go!
A rough approximation of costs.
A rough approximation of costs.
 
  •  For supporting us on Kickstarter there are a variety of reward tiers for our Backers! The images below are to give you a general idea of what each reward tier contains, but don't reflect the actual rewards themselves. After all, they're only drawings... Check the sidebar for a detailed look at Backer Rewards!

Risks and challenges

Every project has risks and challenges. We believe we are the perfect Challengers to overcome the obstacles between us and success.

The risks are quite straightforward in our project. Our industry is inherently a creative one, and one problem facing almost every studio is reeling in creative vision to create a manageable and complete project within budget. Our experience helps to keep us focused and our goals realistic. We know we can overcome all of the problems we face because we haven't bitten off more than we can chew, instead, we have focused on creating an exciting and fun title that falls well within our core competencies.

We face the unknown every day, but with the strong atmosphere of support, incredible experience of our team, our razor sharp focus, and our bubbly exuberance, we know we can take our project through to completion! See you in The Arena, fellow Challengers!

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    -SAVVY TACTICIAN-

    Welcome to the Arenas of Khalea, Challenger!
    For supporting us on Kickstarter you will receive a digital copy of Challengers of Khalea or a Steam Key (pending Steam Greenlight), a digital manual, a digital artbook, the game soundtrack, a high-quality digital map, and the Kickstarter-Exclusive in-game item, The Shield of Aeremor! You will also receive all earlier backer tiers.

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    -LIMITED EDITION EARLY BIRD: SHARE THE WORM-

    You may step forth into the Arenas of Khalea, and bring a friend to challenge!

    For your gracious early-bird contribution you will receive a digital copy of Challengers of Khalea or a Steam Key (pending Steam Greenlight), and a digital download for a friend!

    You will also receive:
    A digital manual

    A digital artbook

    A digital download of the game's soundtrack

    A high-quality digital map

    And the Kickstarter-Exclusive in-game item, The Shield of Aeremor, as well as the items from the ARDENT SUPPORTER and PATRON reward tiers!

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    -LOYAL PATRON-

    As a Loyal Patron contributor, you will receive a hand-written missive from the Dreamloop Games team, and you may step forth into the Arenas of Khalea, and bring a friend to challenge!

    For your contribution you will receive a digital copy of Challengers of Khalea or a Steam Key (pending Steam Greenlight), and a digital download for a friend!

    You will also receive:
    A digital manual

    A digital artbook

    A digital download of the game soundtrack

    A high-quality digital map

    And the Kickstarter-Exclusive in-game item, The Shield of Aeremor, as well as the items from the ARDENT SUPPORTER and PATRON reward tiers!

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    -KIND BENEFACTOR-

    As a Kind Benefactor you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier) plus:

    The a cappella tracks of all audio effects

    Printed concept art hand-signed by the artist

    A Kickstarter-Exclusive in-game weapon: The Sword of Perkor

    And a Kickstarter-Exclusive in-game Armor set: The Mantle of Edthendus.

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    -GALLANT KNIGHT-

    As a Gallant Knight you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier) plus:

    The unique rewards from the $35 KIND BENEFACTOR tier

    A limited edition Kickstarter-only Challengers of Khalea comic signed by the author and artists

    A warrior with your name (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection) in the contract management system

    And a total of 2 gift copies for friends (digital download, pending Steam Greenlight) of Challengers of Khalea.

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    -WELL-DRESSED SAMARITAN-

    As a Kind Benefactor you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier) plus:

    The unique rewards from the $35 KIND BENEFACTOR tier

    The unique rewards from the $50 GALLANT KNIGHT tier

    A signed Challengers of Khalea poster with a personalized message

    And a Backer-Only Challengers of Khalea T-Shirt.

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    -ESTEEMED DIPLOMAT-

    As an ESTEEMED DIPLOMAT, you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier) plus:

    The unique rewards from the $35 KIND BENEFACTOR tier

    The unique rewards from the $50 GALLANT KNIGHT tier

    The unique rewards from the $65 WELL-DRESSED SAMARITAN tier

    The privilege of naming an in-game weapon (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A limited edition Challengers of Khalea pin

    And a sketch of you as a Challengers of Khalea-themed warrior done by the Dreamloop Games team.

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    -BRAVE CHALLENGER-

    As a BRAVE CHALLENGER, you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier) plus:

    The unique rewards from the $35 KIND BENEFACTOR tier, the unique rewards from the $50 GALLANT KNIGHT tier

    The unique rewards from the $65 WELL-DRESSED SAMARITAN tier

    The uinique rewards from the $80 ESTEEMED DIPLOMAT tier

    Your likeness on an in-game poster (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A 30 minute Skype Call with the Dreamloop Games team

    And a total of 3 gift copies of Challengers of Khalea to give to your friends!

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    -ICONIC WARRIOR-

    As an ICONIC WARRIOR you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier), the Challengers of Khalea Legendary Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $100 BRAVE CHALLENGER tier) and:

    A weapon or armor set based on your design and name placed in-game (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A highly limited edition Contract Scroll which will be hand-drawn and signed by the Dreamloop Games team.

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    -FEARLESS PROTECTOR-

    As a FEARLESS PROTECTOR you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier), the Challengers of Khalea Legendary Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $100 BRAVE CHALLENGER tier) and:

    A weapon or armor set based on your design and name placed in-game (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A highly limited edition Contract Scroll which will be hand-drawn and signed by the Dreamloop Games team

    Two additional gift copies (for a total of 5) of Challengers of Khalea (digital download, pending Steam Greenlight)

    A warrior of your likeness added as a legendary, unaging, champion, a hand-drawn cover poster signed by the team

    And a 1 hour Skype call with the Dreamloop Games team!

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    -SELFLESS PHILANTHROPIST-

    As a SELFLESS PHILANTHROPIST you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier), the Challengers of Khalea Legendary Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $100 BRAVE CHALLENGER tier) and:

    A weapon or armor set based on your design and name placed in-game (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A highly limited edition Contract Scroll which will be hand-drawn and signed by the Dreamloop Games team

    Two additional gift copies (for a total of 5) of Challengers of Khalea (digital download, pending Steam Greenlight)

    A warrior of your likeness added as a legendary, unaging, champion

    A hand-drawn cover poster signed by the team, and a 1 hour Skype call with the Dreamloop Games team

    Early-stage one of a kind concept art, hand-drawn, signed, and framed, and a leather-bound

    A limited edition Challengers of Khalea art book

    And the privilege to travel to Tampere, Finland (at your own expense) and enjoy lunch with our Co-Founders.

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    -PRINCELY ALTRUIST-

    As a PRINCELY ALTRUIST you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier), the Challengers of Khalea Legendary Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $100 BRAVE CHALLENGER tier) and:

    A weapon or armor set based on your design and name placed in-game (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A highly limited edition Contract Scroll which will be hand-drawn and signed by the Dreamloop Games team

    Two additional gift copies (for a total of 5) of Challengers of Khalea (digital download, pending Steam Greenlight)

    A warrior of your likeness added as a legendary, unaging, champion

    A hand-drawn cover poster signed by the team

    A 1 hour Skype call with the Dreamloop Games team

    The privilege to travel to Tampere, Finland and spend a day at our office*

    Dinner with the team

    Early-stage one of a kind concept art, hand-drawn, signed, and framed

    A leather-bound, highly-limited Challengers of Khalea art book

    A handwritten lore book with a personal letter from the team

    And the privilege to be named as a producer in our end-game credits.

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    -TRUE CHAMPION-

    As a TRUE CHAMPION you will receive the Challengers of Khalea Heroic Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $25 LOYAL PATRON tier), the Challengers of Khalea Legendary Collector's Edition (all rewards from the $100 BRAVE CHALLENGER tier) and the following:

    A weapon or armor set based on your design and name placed in-game (subject to artistic liberties and Dreamloop discrection)

    A highly limited edition Contract Scroll which will be hand-drawn and signed by the Dreamloop Games team

    Two additional gift copies (for a total of 5) of Challengers of Khalea (digital download, pending Steam Greenlight)

    A warrior of your likeness added as a legendary, unaging, champion

    A hand-drawn cover poster signed by the team

    A 1 hour Skype call with the Dreamloop Games team

    The privilege to travel to Tampere, Finland at our expense* and spend a day at our office

    The privilege to enjoy dinner with our team

    Early-stage one of a kind concept art, hand-drawn, signed, and framed

    A leather-bound, limited print Challengers of Khalea art book

    A handwritten lore book with a personal letter from the team

    The privilege to be named as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in our end-game credits, with your logo or name placed at the beginning of Challengers of Khalea

    *Roundtrip Flight through our selected travel agent and hotel are provided, all other expenses are the responsibility of the backer.

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Funding period

- (30 days)