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41
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 16 2018 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

"For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" is a city-builder strategy game set in ancient egypt.

Egypt, four and a half thousand years ago, pharaohs are ruling over the ancient land at the nile. Your family's destiny is tied to these mighty rulers and to the gods they cherish. Tame the wild on the bank of the nile. Starting with a small group of settlers, your family creates the metropolises of this ancient world. In uncertain times, which can only be caused by war, oppression, resentment and greed for power, the people of your city turn their heads to you, to guide them the way, as a shining star in the dark sky. Through trade and the skills of your craftsmen, you build the monuments that are destined - For Eternity.

We've created a very early demo for you. With it you can get a first impression of the game.

The campaign is divided into 18 mission and tells a story of a family through multiple generations. Their lifes are marked by happyness, suffering and grief. At this point we don't want to spoile more details about the campaign story itself.

But from a technical point of view we can tell you, that the story is told through mission briefings at the begining and end of each mission (both with voice over) and through multiple unique events that occur during the playing of a mission (no voice over but possible through Kickstarter-Milestone).

In addition to a campaign you'll be able to play selected maps of the campaign and special designed maps in a sandbox mode.

This mode will be an endless game with no specific goals but with a lot of events that can tell a unique story each time you play.

"For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" will be a singleplayer only game.

To the basic content (on the left side) the additional content (right side) will be added if the Kickstarter campaign is successful and the game will be ship for Ubuntu-Linuy and macOS.

Planed DLCs:

You'll be planing and building your city on a squared based map. Special production buildings are producing goods which can be used to sattisfy the demmand of the city's population or sold through a Trading Post for money.

The population does not only demand goods, they also demand sevices like healthcare or entertainment. Settlers come and go if they are happy or angry, so fulfilling their demands is one of you mayor task. This will attract new people which grow your city further.

But not only your population is demanding things from you there are also other character that asking for your attention. They are devided into two groups. First there is the ruler this can be a vizier, general and pharaoh, there will be only one per map/mission.

The other group can be quite demanding, they are the gods. Each map/mission has 1-3 gods that are battling for your attention.

The games main control scheme will be based on mouse & keyboard. If the game is ported to other platforms like Playstation 4 | XBox One | Nintendo Switch , other input schemes will be implemented.

We want to make "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" as good and as big as we all want it to be. These are our funding goals for our Kickstarter campaign and the goal is to reach all of them. If you want to support us even more you can donate us via PayPal.

 The book and audiobook will be delivered in english only!

The game is still in development so we are aiming for this system requirements, they can change during the development process. For other platforms they are definded by the console hardware.

We are planing to release "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" on Steam. In addition to our release on Steam we intend to release the game on GOG, too. Due to their selection process, there is a chance that GOG could reject us.

If the Kickstarter-Campaign is successful and further platforms are unlocked, through baking milestones (Playstation 4 | XBox One | Nintendo Switch), the game will be purchasable on those marketplaces as well.

Right now we are planning a to distribute only on online platforms.

A detailed production timeline of our milestones is available on our company page here.

"For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" is made by a multinational team from all over the world. The story is written by industry veterans with experience of multiple titles, among them AAA titles like EVE Online. Our music composer worked for Hollywood companies like Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions (wikipedia), Henry Jackman’s Sacred Tiger Music (wikipedia) and Warner Bros. Pictures Music.

So you might ask why Kickstarter? - The honest answer is simple. Game development is very time intensive, which results in high production costs. We already invested thousands and thousands of euros into this project and we will continue doing that. But at the end, we need to make money, to have a return on our investment. We decided to have a Kickstarter campaign not to make money. Our main argument for our campaign is to get in touch and work with you, our community, and to find out what and how we should improve "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" to make it a more awesome and sattisfying experience. From our point of view, this would reduce the risk so we don't have to fear that we lose our investment entirely. And it would give you a chance to shape and be part of the final game.

Now you could ask what we'll do with the Kickstarter money? - We'll invest the money, the full sum. We'll invest it into things we can't do by our own. For example to translate the game into other languages or for voice overs. This things are extras and we think that you would appreciate those things but they cost extra money and are not included into our expenditure plan for the basic game. In addition to that we want to offer all of you, whether you are playing on Windows, OSX, Linux or any other platform, a smooth and fantastic experience with "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children". To achieve that we need to test the game on as many platforms and systems as possible. But hardware is a very expensive thing and this would be one of the expensive we would make with the money from the campaign.

Conclusion - So with your help and funding we want to increase the game's quality to the next level and by that create a better experience for you with "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children".

Up until now we invested aproximatly €125,000 (~$145,000) into this project and additional €50,000 (~$60,000) are already funded and planed for in the next month to come.

We are not only on Facebook | Google+ | Twitter and Youtube!

You can also join our Discord community or visit our Twitch channel.

In addition you can look into our Dev-Blog on our company page to be always up to date and get more background information about the game.

Risks and challenges

Although we are a new development studio, we have successfully developed and released video games for years, so we expect to be able to complete "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children"! On the contrary, video game productions are always a big challenge and circumstances may affect the development process.

Most relevant risks for "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" are:
- We might be late (due to illness or change of the team or content).
- Certain features of the game that we are planning on now might be changed (or even cut) as we move ahead with development.
- Financial or legal troubles might impede successful development.
- There might be technical problems or unforeseen changes on consoles or with our middleware.

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    Thank you!

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    Friends of Bes

    This is for all story enthusiasts, who don't want the game but to experience the wonderful story of "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children". (only "Friends of Bes"-DLC, no game copy)

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    Horus - Edition

    The Horus, God of Pharaohs, Edition will welcome you in our developent community. In addition to that, you will get a digital copy of "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children", on the day of the fineal release.

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    The god of wisdom, Thoth, would say that his edition would not only include a digital copy of "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" but would also include all the DLCs that will be made for the game.

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    Isis & Osiris - Edition

    Isis and Osiris, the Two Siblings, this edition is for all who want to make a gift for some else, because it includes two copies of the game and its DLCs.

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    Hobby Archaeologist

    The Hobby Archaeologist is the first step into the world of our Collector's Editions. By choosing this tier you'll get the small collector's package that will include the game with all its DLCs, a CD version of the soundtrack and the audiobook and much more. Have a look at the full list on the left under "Content of Collector's Packages".

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    Archaeologist

    The Archaeologist is more serious about his work, so this edition will not only include the game and the other content from the small collector's package, no it will be the big collector's package that will be send to you, which includes the nice high quality "For Eternity - Imhotep's Children" backpack and a hansigned extra T-Shirt. You can find more infos about the complete content of the big collector's package under "Content of Collector's Packages".

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    Professor of Archeology

    With all his knowledge the Professor of Archeology will get the opportunity to name and design an additional ruler with us for the game. Of course he or she is an Archaeologist so he or she will get the full content of that tier, too.

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    You are a god!

    You'll be our hero. You'll get the opportunity to spend a whole day at Gamescom 2019 including a dinner (hotel and travel costs are not included). And of cause you get the complete content of the Professor of Archeology package.

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Funding period

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