Thank You to all of our wonderful backers out there in Kickstarter for Backing us! It has been a wonderful run, we hit our stretch goals, and you've made things awesome. Thanks!
If you're here after the party, welcome to the Kickstarter Preserved(tm) Ominous! Kickstarter. Here you can see all the crazy stuff we had up. It'll paint a good picture of the game. You can check out more information about us and Ominous! at www.dustytomestudios.com. And ask us on the forums!
You know, when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed chained to a hexagram? It happens to everyone, right? Well, it’s happening to Murphy. The problem is he doesn’t know how he got there. Or who might want to put him in such a predicament. Or if those orbs are really blood red or just a mildly unsettling shade of vermilion.
This is where you come in. You see, Murphy needs help recalling all the signs and portends that may have led him to where he is now. After all, it’s not like he’s one of those heroes he may have heard about. No. Just an unpaid intern, and not necessarily the brightest of the bunch, even. It could be that he MAY have done something. Then again, things just have a habit of HAPPENING around Murphy. Regardless, you’ll guide him through his village, through creepy back rooms of shady establishments, and through his own faulty memory to find the truth in this Adventure/RPG. Just try not to get him killed too much along the way. (Actually, we won’t fault you, if you do. That boy CAN DIE.)
OMINOUS! is a little comedic Choose-Your-Doom Adventure. You'll be guiding poor Murphy around as he tries to remember what happened to him (Not through any spell or anything, just bad memory). As you're guiding him around the absurd town that he lives in, uncover the many ways Murphy can die in a flashback (bad memory, remember?). It's what you do in Choose-Your-Doom.
Przes start at $1, which gives you a DRM-free copy of the game. $1 – The Game. That’s it. That’s one fortune at your local mall’s Zoltarg the Fortune Teller booth.
Trust us: your dollar would be better served as an opportunity to guide Murphy to his death…I mean, to the resolution of his story.
If this Kickstarter even mildly entertains you (and we plan on providing amusements all throughout the campaign), please consider contributing at least a dollar. We promise, there's more funny in Ominous!
Here's a breakdown of the prizes:
Remember, for EVERY pledge $5 and up, you get a download copy of the game, your name on the website wall, and Kale will read your name in a thank you video.
Of course, there IS more we can do with Ominous!
$500 is the minimum. It gets us to where we need to be, gets you all some nice stuff, and we get to put out the game.
IF we are able to exceed our goal, we can go much further! You saw a hint of that in the video with the limited voice overs. The current game has no voice over, but we'd love the opportunity to add some hilarious (and optional) voice acting.
$750 – New Game+, Additional Dungeon, Original Soundtrack - CLEAR! THANK YOU!!
$1000 – Voice Overs
We are Dusty Tome! We’re a small team who believes that games with stories are just as valid as games that involve more dakka or more crops. To that end, we want to make sure that our games have a strong story element that you can follow…or stories you can laugh at.
We created YEA RPG. It’s our previous mini-game that we think you’ll enjoy (or at least get a chuckle out of).
THE DUSTY TOME TEAM!
Here are our team members! (Keep track of which one you may want to make your greeting video.)
We also have two excellent artists (sadly, not a part of Dusty Tome...yet) that we are working with on this project:
Desi – Desi is responsible for our Title Screen and will be providing some Chibis for the rewards. You can check out her work at www.desi-designs.deviantart.com. Please support her.
Christina – Provides some of the other art for us, including volunteering for the painting. www.summerthunderstorms.deviantart.com
We thank you all for considering us. Check us out on your favorite social medias:
Please check us out on www.dustytomestudios.com and sign up for the forum. We’re all friendly folk and would enjoy the company. We hope we get the opportunity to create for you, the coolest people in the world.
We pledge to give 5% of the profits back to the Kickstarter community. More information on Kicking it Forward.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks to everything. There are risks to life. Obviously, if our intern was kidnapped and chained to a hexagram, we’d be out our spriter. If a freak experiment causes physics to fail, it would certainly delay us. If one of us experiences spontaneous existence failure…well, that would just be rude.
The most likely risk we face is delays. Software development is notoriously fickle. One moment you’re cruising along, the next, one change you made has destroyed everything and nothing works anymore.
That said, we have experience working on games and working with each other. We have put out a game before, so we’ll know what to expect with this. We have a determination that is actually quite foolish. We have a story to tell and we won’t stop until we tell it. We promise you, if you pledge, you will get your game.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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