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END introduces a brand new gaming experience in a familiar format.  Much like castle building browser games, END projects the simulation strategy game model to the post-apocalyptic horror genre.  If you have ever wanted to be the ruler in a land of the walking dead, compete against others in domination of a world in ruin, or just want to take a crack at testing your personal survival tactics in a close to real simulation, END is your game.

Map Screen
Map Screen
Survivor Screen
Survivor Screen

END is a survival/horror strategy game set in the aftermath of a global doomsday epidemic. Players co-exist within a persistent city; represented by a map populated with interactive locations. Each player controls their own band of wandering survivors that they use to explore, capture and defend various locations from competing players and the ever-present threat of zombie attacks. These rag-tag groups of survivors will complete missions and quests and ultimately decide the fate of the city of Rot. Players are free to trade, fight, or exploit each other in a variety of different ways. 

Immerse yourself in an original, one-of-a-kind Real-Time Strategy MMO. The nightmare zombie-infested world you always feared yet gleefully imagined is now gored and ready for you to step into and experience like never before.

Say goodbye to the anonymous troops of infantrymen and archers and see, up close and personal, the faces of the people depending on you to survive. These individuals are yours to build and train in the areas of stealth, combat, engineering and medicine.

Select your combat "volunteers" and send them into the fray while the smart ones find uses fortifying the shelter. Then there are those that must tend to the wounded...and the sick.  Whatever your style of play, there is a team for the job.

Everyone is dead, so help yourself to whatever structure suits you.  Houses, gas stations, schools, churches; any building you raid or occupy can become your shelter.  You decide what location gives you the best chance of keeping a hostile world at bay, and then make it yours with custom upgrades and fortifications. 

Take from the rubble of a fallen civilization and build it anew in blade, bullet and barrier. Construct weapons that shoot, bash, burn and dismember.  Concoct medicines to cure the sick and heal the injured. 

Step out of your shelter and take the risks needed to survive.  Explore the city for supplies, survivors, and better locations to inhabit.  Gather the strong under your command and go from boarding up houses to controlling entire blocks or major installations from airports to shopping malls. 

The streets are filled with the undead, but they're not your only problem. Other players are out there too. They seek the same resources you must have to stay alive.  Form Alliances and contribute to their success, or betray them like pawns to be crushed. 

Experience the concept of real-time gameplay as it was meant to be. Sweat away the minutes as you await the return of cohorts sent to retrieve desperately needed supplies.  Push your engineers faster to build better defenses before the next wave of dead, or the living, come knocking.  Everyone plays in the same 24 hour clock, creating an immersive experience that goes deeper than watching seasons pass in hours.  

END presents an unprecedented player-to-player trade market.  Buy and sell anything you can find, steal or build.  Promote your alliance by offering bribes or bullets.  Post missions and rewards to would-be mercenaries and bleeding hearts alike.  In END, everything is a commodity: including information itself.   

More than just a doomsday simulator sandbox, END has an original story and its own unique, dark style and wit. Step into the City of Rot and discover what happened to the world…and what is still yet to come.

Story is not just a backdrop but a set up for how Player’s may affect the world.  “END Game scenarios” allow players to become saviors or tyrants by discovering and enforcing unique challenges and projects that set the path for domination or utter ruin. 

END is intended for a mature audience who want a true, fun, immersive experience free of big studio influences and fear of offending.  In END, violence, gore, murder, dismemberment, lying, cursing, betrayal, looting and just plain dirty tricks are constants. The Kiddies should stay well away.

The founders of Ghost Legion Studios are experienced professionals in the video game industry with a wide range of expertise.  In addition, we have played games together for years; ranging from Dungeons and Dragons to Diplomacy to every sort of video game one can imagine.  

Founders at work...
Founders at work...

Scott Lipsey:  Scott has a background in Hollywood as a writer and script coordinator.  Scott has added his talents to such shows as Dexter, Charmed, Spiderman: The New Animated Series as well as many others.  Scott has also worked as a lead writer and consultant for multiple video game studios.   In addition, Scott brings an “old-school” love for classic RPGs and has GMed pen-and-paper games for over twenty years. 

Phillip Belanger:  Phil lives and breathes video games.  He has been creating games since he was a small boy scribbling notes on napkins in his grade school lunchroom.  Professionally, Phil has been an artist in video games for many years and has worked for studios such as EA, Sony and more. To Phil, games are not just for fun, but tools to unleash his unbound imagination. 

Brandon Alderman:  Brandon is the ethereal glue that keeps the Ghosts rooted in the material world.  Brandon makes sure that things get done and on budget.  Brandon has a history working with Scott and the others in the independent video game studio model and continues to add logistics, organization and creativity every step of the way.

Jay Miller:  Not just someone who dissects how games function in rules and graphics, Jay sees the world of hidden code beyond the monitor.  Jay has years of experience as a technical programmer for big name studios such as Simutronics and brings his incredible intellect and technical expertise to END.  Not just a brain, Jay is also an unleashed creative mind and an experienced gamer. 

We are also proud to boast of our army of friends, advisors and contributors who include gamers, artists, writers and technical minds alike.  Great games are never created in a vacuum and we thank each one for their incredible support in END’s development.   

If it's not obvious already, we need YOU! And that's why we love Kickstarter; because with your backing, we can make this a game directed at the hardcore gamer and zombie fanatic.  We’ve spent months creating and documenting our art and game design and present to you a fully conceived experience. All that is left is programming and the support of ravenous hordes of fans. Join us!

So how do we make such an ambitious game for $500,000?  Well, we wouldn’t dare ask for money while we ponder concepts, art and technical design.  For the past ten months our core founders have designed and written the Game Design Document (GDD), created concept art and have a working model of the User Interface. We also created a board game version and extensively play-tested the fundamental mechanics.  At this point, END is primed and ready to enter into the programming stage.  Because these critical steps were achieved by us at our own cost, we have severely reduced our expenses.  We hope this demonstrates our passion and commitment to make END the best it can be.  

Beyond $500,000
Every penny we can gather goes into making END a bigger and better game. More money means more artists, more writers, more survivor portraits, more items, more quests, bigger maps, more story content; in short, more of everything!  We can also fund marketing, allowing us to launch END with a large audience that will make the game a true MMO from the start.

Check out the Rewards below and to the right. If donating is beyond your means, spread the news on Facebook. Spread END like a Virus...

Pledge $5 or More

Receive a shout out on the exclusive END contributor page!

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $15 or More

Receive an invitation to Beta test END in all its glory and gore and an exclusive in-game symbol labeling you as an END kickstarter backer! Includes previous tier as well! (Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $30 or More

Revel in the glory of a jump-start in END with 6 months of Pre-Paid Subscription and all the in-game goodies that come with it! ALSO, receive exclusive access to the Developers Forum where you’ll have the chance to discuss story and art with fellow members of the community. This forum will often give our close-knit community a first hand look at any END concepts, illustrations and mechanics before we post them to the public! Includes all the previous reward tiers! (6 Months Subscription, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $60 or More

THE DIGITAL EXTRAVAGANZA! Receive multiple high-resolution images of art and illustrations suitable for printing, framing, desktop screen savers and more! Also receive printable PDF files of Art with Storyline clips that could lead you to important in-game, survival, item and story clues! Includes all previous reward tiers! (Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, 6 Months Subscription, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $100 or More

Receive the custom designed, 12" x 36" high resolution “END” poster signed by the dev team (suitable for framing). Includes all previous reward tiers. (Posters will be shipped free in the US, Add $10 to your pledge for international shipping) (Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, 6 Months Subscription, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $250 or More

Receive a uniquely designed END T-shirt displaying your support for END as an original backer to your friends and family. Includes all the previous goodies and reward tiers as well! (END T-Shirt, Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, 6 Months Subscription, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

END T-Shirt: Concept is Subject to Change
END T-Shirt: Concept is Subject to Change

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $500 or More

BUGOUT! Receive the exclusive END Bugout pack! Outfit your Bugout pack with all the supplies and resource you need so when the dead come you can grab this bag and run! (Or fight, for those of you who are more adventurous!) Includes all previous goodies and reward tiers! (END BUGOUT Pack, END T-Shirt, Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, 6 Months Subscription, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

END Bugout Pack Concept: Subject to Change
END Bugout Pack Concept: Subject to Change

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $1,000 or More

Become an actual in-game survivor! Send us your best ‘survivor’ picture and we’ll paint over it to match our in-game survivor portraits and even use your name! Point to your friends in game and be able to say, LOOK, THAT’S ME! Includes all previous reward tiers. (Become In-Game Survivor, END BUGOUT Pack, END T-Shirt, Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, 6 Months Subscription, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

 Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $2,500 or More

Receive a fully colored, professionally bound Game Design Document used by the Ghost Legion developers in the creation of END. Get sneak peek secrets to mechanics and ideas behind the minds that created END and be the first to receive insider information on how these complex games are created! Also, receive a lifetime subscription to END for as long as it's live! Includes all previous reward tiers. (Professional Game Design Document, Lifetime Subscription to END, Become In-Game Survivor, END BUGOUT Pack, END T-Shirt, Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Oct. 2013

END GDD Concept: Subject to Change
END GDD Concept: Subject to Change

Pledge $5,000 or More

Become a star of the game! Much like the $1,000 tier reward only now your in-game portrait and name become attached to an elite class of exceptional survivors with higher stats and abilities. You're sure to be coveted by your friends, plus you get to start the game with this survivor in your first shelter.  Includes all previous reward tiers!(Start game with YOU as an Elite Survivor, Professional Game Design Document, Lifetime Subscription to END, Become In-Game Survivor, END BUGOUT Pack, END T-Shirt, Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

Pledge $10,000 or More

Become a VIP and visit the studio where END is developed; meet with the developers, writers, producers and the entire team for a day-long, behind-the-scenes tour of the END game and studio! (Must be able to travel to Las Vegas, NV)  Includes all previous reward tiers! (Day long VIP Tour of the END Studio, Start game with YOU as an Elite Survivor, Professional Game Design Document, Lifetime Subscription to END, Become In-Game Survivor, END BUGOUT Pack, END T-Shirt, Framable END Poster, Digital Extravaganza, Storyline Clues, Dev. Forum Access, Beta invite, END In-Game Backer Symbol, END Contr. Page)

Estimated Delivery Nov. 2013

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