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James FentonBy James Fenton
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James FentonBy James Fenton
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About

Absent was originally a student film completed in 2010 by James Fenton. Within the same year, the plot and characters were expanded into a short adventure game entitled "Absent: Part I - Innocent Until Proven Guilty" with the intention of each of the three proposed parts being released monthly.

The project, however, expanded over the following months and years into a full-length adventure game experience, gaining a brand new MP3 soundtrack, and full voice acting. "Absent: The Game" was released on October 3rd 2013 and is available for free from Desura here:

http://www.desura.com/games/absent


"Absent II" is planned for a PC only release in 2015 and will continue the story from the first instalment.


Okay, what is the story?

"Absent: The Game" revolved around the character of Murray Schull and his classmates. They attend a college in which students have recently been disappearing daily. Murray also gained the power to see visions, depicting the past and future versions of his friends. It was up to Murray to face the ones responsible, the Reaper race, first-hand before any more harm came to himself or his friends.

Now, in "Absent II", eight months have passed since the events of the first game and Murray and Eve return for their top-up year at college. It would seem that the strange happenings at their campus have not lessened in their absence. A smashed window of the main entrance is present to welcome them back, followed by an introduction of a mysterious new top-up student whom it would seem is not to be trusted.

From the first introduction to their new term, the happenings only turn stranger. A series of blackouts from a former Reaper victim, a locket that has the ability to read others minds, an all-new threat to the lives of Murray and his friends, and just what is the premises' new-found connection to these paranormal happenings?


So... who are you again?

My name is James Fenton and I am an independent adventure game developer.

I was project leader, artist, animator, programmer, scriptwriter and the voice of Murray Schull in "Absent: The Game." I will be returning in each of these departments for "Absent II."


Great! How can I help?

This Kickstarter Campaign will be in operation until January 4th 2015 at 10:00pm GMT. We are looking to gather the funds for this project by this time if we want to see this game become a reality in 2015. We need to raise £1,600 to gather the games' composer and voice actors (including Esme Brand as Eve and Shannon Hayes as Crystal, etc.)

Only £1,600? Really?

The initial goal of £1,600 will ensure that we will put the talent required for the game in their place in order to guarantee that a game will be finished and released for PC.

Any additional funds earned from this Kickstarter will go towards enhancing the game further. See the image below for further details.

A breakdown of the targets we are aiming to reach.
A breakdown of the targets we are aiming to reach.
  • 320x240 Resolution.
  • Play as Multiple Characters.
  • Streamlined Inventory System.
  • New Icon-Based Dialogue System and additional speech animations.
  • Fully voiced by the returning cast of Absent: The Game (2013).
  • New Digital Soundtrack courtesy of returning composer Adam Haynes.

Thank you very much for looking into the project. Keep up with the projects' development on the official Facebook and Twitter pages:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Absent-Absent-II-by-fentonfilmgames/182883021888320?ref=bookmarks

http://www.twitter.com/fentonfilmgames

Thank you, everybody!

-James

Risks and challenges

Should there be any production delays that mean that the game will be released later than December 2015, our Kickstarter backers will be informed via email and our backers will be presented with a new playable demo download (that will likely be presented at AdventureX 2015 if we do not have the finished game there) to tide them over and give them a taster into the project that they have invested into.

Should any of our intended talent not be able to be gathered for the sequel, once again, our backers will be informed and told how else the money will likely be spent. And our backers can have a say in the replacement casting of the specific characters.

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    Absent II Digital Concept Art Collection Lite. Half of the artwork offered in the £10 pledge of the Absent II Digital Concept Art Collection. And previous rewards.

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    Absent and Absent II Deluxe Soundtrack. Two-disc physical digipack containing the complete Absent and Absent II soundtracks, with additional demo tracks and alternative versions of existing tracks in the game. Plus all previous rewards.

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    Specially recorded and animated message from select members of the cast of Absent II, plus all previous rewards (with the exception of the £45 reward.)

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