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About

 

 

 

What is Epic 90’s Journey: The Legend of Elesha?

  • Genre: RPG/Platformer/Adventure
  • Multiplayer: Co-op in Boss fights
  • Platforms: PC/PS4/Switch/3DS
  • Release Date: Q1 2019

Give me a rundown!

  • The 90’s Reality & Atmosphere
  • Pixel Art
  • Touching Story
  • Day/Night System
  • Happiness & Sorrow System
  • Mini-games
  • Collecting and playing with Tazoos
  • Humorous dialogues and quests
  • Character and item progression
  • Diverse worlds
  • Multiple endings

 

 

Epic 90’s Journey is a game inspired by the 16-bit gaming era, nested in a fantasy twist version of the 90’s reality. It is the wonderful years we all remember from our childhood that are the background of an epic adventure telling a story of a boy who lost his memories.

While making friends with a variety of subcultures you will be able to fight adversities and regain the memory of your mission. You will become a direct witness to many conspiracies including NWO, WTC, UFO, depopulation and you will be able to see the humorous take on their explanation. Cooperate with the most mysterious scientist of all time to discover how to control creatures and make them fight for you on your epic adventure!

Game uses mechanics known from games like The Legend of Zelda, Castlevania and Cave Story.

 

The legend says that our entire planet was surrounded with Elesha - a life-giving energy from which all beings were made of. However, due to unknown circumstances the layer of Elesha was suddenly pierced like a soap bubble and the balance on Earth was shattered. At that point weird creatures called Zubs appeared and started spreading chaos and destruction.

 

Scientist who discovers our hero lying unconscious in the forest and asks him for help. Hero’s task is to bind Zubs into Tazoos and deliver them to the laboratory where Dr. Bird will be able to analyze them. 

 

Epic 90’s Journey world uses the Experience Point System. Making the NPCs happy by completing their tasks makes them emanate with Elesha, which our hero can absorb. Thanks to the energy you will be able to bring Tazoo back to life and enhance your items. Elesha Points can be generated when interacting with joyful game mechanics usable throughout the whole game world.

 

Tazoos are usually in places difficult to reach and for obtaining them you will receive a reward for a specific achievement or a completed NPC task. There are empty Tazoos in bags of chips at a Newsstand - they can be used to catch Zubs. Tazoos combine together making your creatures stronger and able to fight with other characters at selected spots. Tazoos can also be traded online with other players.

 

Grid showcasing potential Tazoo combinations. Each field with a specific color has a different Tazoo enhancement. The grid grows larger along with character progression.

NPC activity depends on the current time of the day. Some locations like Disco is open for exploration only during the night. The Dream that changes the time of the day can only be experienced in bed and it functions as a game save as well.

Zub activities in dangerous regions vary between day and night. There are lot more of them during the night and during the day you often won’t encounter even a single one. It makes the exploration of the world a thoughtful process, if you go too far and the night catches you by surprise you will become vulnerable to Zub attacks and potential loss of Elesha Points.

 

 

It’s the Dream that connects our hero to the mythical Elesha. Every next level of Elesha progression unlocks dream visions that gently guide you towards completing your mission. The Dream is also a place to connect with other players. Experienced ones can give hints for the in need of help, however they have to be attuned to a similar Elesha level.

 

 

Hero wields an umbrella or yoyo, which can be used to stun Zubs. Only after disabling and jumping on the enemy you are teleported into an arena where you carry out a turn-based battle between your Tazoos and the Creature.

Tazoo (like the umbrella for instance) increases the statistics like speed or aiming of the main Tazoo with the bound Zub. Thanks to that your target reticle during an attack with be larger and slower giving you a better chance to hit the enemy.

 

 

Evolution example
Evolution example

 

Exploration is reminiscent of a Metroidvania mechanic, however the world is more open and you can discover vehicles that will enable you to transport yourself to any location you want. Every city has a Shop and a Hut with a bed where you can rest. Be wary though! Beyond the city borders lie dangerous territories where Zubs congregate and prowl.

 

Every city has mini-games where you can challenge global scores of other players. Get a badge and a special Tazoo as a reward for reaching certain scores.

 

 

 

Game is filled to the brim with the themes of the 90’s. Dance with MC Hammer and discover the most secret conspiracies with Agent Mulder!

Apart from these references you will have an opportunity to increase your reputation with specific subcultures giving you access to additional hidden locations. Boss fights are characterized with arcade elements. When a certain funding threshold is reached, a local and online co-op function will become available.

Challenge giant monsters in intense duels with a variety of mechanics!

 

 

 

 

Below you will find work in progress videos and images presenting the Epic 90's Journey in various stages of development.

 

 

 

 

The Budget Yoyo below specifies the distribution of several aspects of your support. Balance is maintained!

 

 

Mateusz Dragwa: I’ve been a game maker for 13 years as well as a composer and graphic artist. I’m interested in literally everything, however since the day has only 24 hours I dedicate my time mostly to making games and giving people joy. My golden rule is - learning through fun.

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Tim Moth: Multispecialist, promoter, community-builder. Also a hitech creative dabbling in a variety of fields. Explorer of traditional and emergent narration applied and used with creative technology in filmmaking, virtual worlds and digital art.

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 Thom „Fanotherpg” Kaczmarek: Founding father of ZTG.pl/GIC.gd (biggest gamedev event in Poland), Games Research Association of Poland member and passionate indie developer from the times before Indie was even a term (1997). In over 20 years of hobby development, he (co)worked at different positions on over 80 games.

On top of that he holds Bachelor of Science in Digital Games Design from Buckinghamshire New University and Masters of Arts in Digital Games Theory & Design from Brunel University London, with several of his projects being awarded best in class. 2012 he won the Global Game Jam IGDA Accessibility Challenge for London and World.

Browse through the Pledge Tiers below, there are a lot of goodies for the real 90's fans! 

 £3 Newbie Hipster

  • Game Demo 
  • Credit Mention 

£7 Early Access

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Mystery Gift

£14 Back to School Nostalgia

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Mystery Gift
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access

£25 The 90’s Hero

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • 2× Mystery Gift

£45 The Knight of Elesha

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • 2× Mystery Gift
  • Design Your Character

 £70 Collector's Vibe

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • Design Your Character
  • 2× Mystery Gift
  • Physical Game Box
  • Physical Comic Book

£180 Conspiracy Expert

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • Design Your Character
  • Physical Game Box
  • Physical Comic Book
  • 3× Mystery Gift
  • Design Your Quest + Theme

£280 True Geek

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • Design Your Character
  • Physical Game Box
  • Physical Comic Book
  • 3× Mystery Gift
  • Design Your Quest + Theme
  • Physical Packet Of Tazoos (10)
  • Your Name At The Beginning Of The Game

£540 Custom Everything

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • Design Your Character
  • Physical Game Box
  • Physical Comic Book
  • Design Your Quest + Theme
  • Physical Packet Of Tazoos (10)
  • Your Name At The Beginning Of The Game
  • 4× Mystery Gift
  • Custom Tazoo
  • Design Your Map

£700 Mini-gamer

  • Game Demo
  • Credit Mention
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental)
  • Digital Wallpaper
  • Beta Testing Access
  • Map Editor Access
  • Design Your Character
  • Physical Game Box
  • Physical Comic Book
  • Design Your Quest + Theme
  • Physical Packet Of Tazoos (10)
  • Your Name At The Beginning Of The Game
  • 4× Mystery Surprise
  • Custom Tazoo
  • Design Your Map
  • Design Your Mini-game

£1060 The Elesha Card

  • Game Demo 
  • Credit Mention 
  • Full Game with Early Access
  • Digital OST (+instrumental) 
  • Digital Wallpaper 
  • Beta Testing Access 
  • Map Editor Access 
  • Design Your Character 
  • Physical Game Box 
  • Physical Comic Book 
  • Design Your Quest + Theme 
  • Physical Packet Of Tazoos (10) 
  • Your Name At The Beginning Of The Game 
  • 4× Mystery Surprise 
  • Custom Tazoo 
  • Design Your Map 
  • Design Your Mini-game
  • The Ultimate Mysterious Package only for the serious 90's fans!

£11.000/$15.000 Game

£18.000/$25.000 Multiple endings

£21.000/$30.000 Tazoo Online Battles

£25.000/$40.000 Real orchestra concert and OST

£31.000/$44.000 Map Editor + two additional worlds.

£36.000/$50.000 Physical Game

£43.000/$60.000 Physical Tazoos

£50.000/$70.000 Boss Multiplayer

£65.000/$90.000 PS4 + Switch Version

£87.000/$120.000 3DS Version

 

Risks and challenges

Epic 90’s Journey is a tribute to my friends I met in the 90’s who helped me become a better person. Game’s narrative is inspired by the events of my life and is meant to show the obstacles I’ve encountered on my way and certain values I’ve discovered thanks to my beloved friends.

This very personal approach and passion towards a project makes it my highest priority. My 13-year-long experience in game development industry gives me the expertise and knowledge that will enable me to complete this project. It also makes it easy for me to estimate the production time as well as the potential difficulties. The fact I’m working on the Epic 90’s Journey single-handedly minimizes the risk like deadline slipping.

I treat this campaign as an important life contract between you and me. If anything sudden or unpredictable happens I vow to reimburse you personally from my own funds. After we reach the goal of this Kickstarter campaign I will immediately sit down and start working on the project full-time.

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    Newbie Hipster

    Want to show your support? How about a demo for starters? You get mentioned in the credits of the full game too!

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    Early Access

    Are you an Early Access addict? Take this one then! You'll get the super special Mystery Gift, EA in Q2 2019 and the full game when it releases in Q3 2019.

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    Back to School Nostalgia

    Aspiring to launch yourself back in time? Get the unique retro OST and its instrumental version, a digital wallpaper and access to limited Beta Testing.

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    The 90's Hero

    Aren't you the creative one? Get access to the Map Editor, which will enable you to create your own levels and game objects to brag about to your friends. Did we mention you get double the amount of super special Mystery Gifts?

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    The Knight of Elesha

    Ever wanted to be in a game? Now is your time! Give us your idea or send us your photo and we will design it to be included in-game. Your character will be a secondary NPC everyone will be able to initiate dialogue with.

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    Collector's Vibe

    Your shelves surely deserve a glorious trophy! Get a physical boxed version of the game as well as a physical retro theme comic book.

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    Conspiracy Expert

    Enhance! Get a main music theme for your character, design an important in-game quest and triple the Mystery Gift! Agent Mulder would be proud of you!

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    True Geek

    Get a physical packet of 5 classic and 5 random Tazoos, which you will be able to collect, exchange and use in-game. Added geek bonus: each Tazoo displays a 3D model in Augmented Reality! Additionally we will display your name and our thanks at the very beginning of the game.

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    Custom Everything

    Design your own custom Tazoo and its function. It will be included in-game and as well as in the physical 10-pack of Tazoos from the previous tier (5 random players will receive it as well). Additionally you will be able to give us an idea for a custom map to be included in-game for everyone to see. Rejoice, Mystery Gift count goes up to 4 too!

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    Mini-gamer

    Got a playful mindset? Here's the tier that will satisfy all your needs. Design a 90's themed Mini-game to be included in the game world for everyone to play!

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    The Elesha Card

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    Ultimate Retro Reality Connoisseur

    Meet the creator of Dragwa Games.

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