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Hypostatic StudiosBy Hypostatic Studios
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Hypostatic StudiosBy Hypostatic Studios
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$1,156
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 12 2018 10:47 PM UTC +00:00

About

 A futuristic society is seeking to perfect humanity by numerologically melting & melding together all remaining human brains, saving only their individual positive factors- exactly like the summation of Perfect Numbers.

As a preserved human from our present time, you awaken from Hypo-Stasis aboard a surreal, symbolic spaceship named The Prosopon. Your mind is summarily melted down into "Water Memory" using DNA Data Dissolution + Quantum Solvent Superfluids, and you are psychologically coerced into a Cognitive Dissonance Chamber where your psyche is fused with that of another post-human. (Fun Fact: Scientists are currently capable of storing petabytes of data within a gram of DNA inside of a single drop of water, and advancements in this technology will play an integral part in A Perfect Year's superfluid storyline).

The Prosopon
The Prosopon

A "Water Memory World" is formed from the fusion of your unfamiliar minds, and as a result you must survive an internal trial of forced evolution, where only the strongest ideas are saved to be added to the Astral Arc.    

Janus' Bicameral Mind Mountain
Janus' Bicameral Mind Mountain

The transcendent outcome of your fused Soul Solvents is then poured into a psychic cyborg called a Strata Statue, which is a psyche receptacle designed to look like a Greek Statue from antiquated human history. Using your own personalized Strata Statue as an aesthetic avatar, meld your Water Memory with what remains of humanity in order to play your part in the superfluid future of this psuedo-scientific social experiment known as "A Perfect Year" 

The Cognitive Dissonance Chamber
The Cognitive Dissonance Chamber

As a survivor in this experiment of forced evolution, you must explore the Water Memory Worlds of other post-human players online, while also culminating a fruitful social life as a "Strata Statue". Customize your Strata Statue to represent your idealized self, and shape your Soul Solvent Stats to decide the future course of the Human Race. 

Psychic Projectile Aiming Arc
Psychic Projectile Aiming Arc

[8128]:(A Perfect Year) has a myriad of gameplay styles for every patron to enjoy, and we want the player to be free to play exactly as they wish. From Hack&Slash combat to time-based Action-RPG, outwards exoplanet exploration inside of your Aesthetic Marble Mechs, to psychological puzzles and even experimental educational elements, A Perfect Year will play out exactly as you wish it. You can see many of the gameplay prototypes on display in our 15 minute trailer, "THe H(o)ly [DID0]: An Imperfect Trailer for A Perfect Year", available at our website www.hypostaticstudios.com

Marble Mechs
Marble Mechs

However, regardless of how you play, the decisions you make and the way in which you interact with the Water Memory Worlds around you will all be saved inside of the Gematria Gene Pool known as the Astral Arc, which will decide the future course of the Human Race as well as the outcome of A Perfect Year itself. 

Hypostatic Studios will be releasing the game in 4 Celestial Seasons, each with two unique Ego Egg Episodes based on a different realm of scientific study, and every player's actions will affect the formation of future episodes. Meanwhile we will re-release any past episodes for free after every subsequent Celestial Season release. In fact we're looking to release as much content as we can completely free of charge, including the entirety of The Prosopon, plus its Strata Statue Social System.

 4D Focus RPG Features:

  • Head-Hacker Attacks
  • Internal Dialogue Debates
  • Antibody Bullet Hell
  • Homeopathic Remedy Item System
  • Imaginary Armory
  • Soul Solvent Stats
Internal Effigy Enemy
Internal Effigy Enemy
4D "Hypo-Stasis" RPG
4D "Hypo-Stasis" RPG
Hypo-Stasis RPG ~ Refocus Feature
Hypo-Stasis RPG ~ Refocus Feature
Homeopathic Remedy Items + Imaginary Armory
Homeopathic Remedy Items + Imaginary Armory
Soul Solvent Stats
Soul Solvent Stats

 Aboard the polychromatic Prosopon, you will live out a psychedelic social experiment where in you create a customized Strata Statue fashioned to fit your ideal body image, and inside of this metamorphic shell will reside your Water Memory/Soul Solvent Stats. Every player is immortal while inside of their Strata Statue (if your marble machine breaks you will simply be refiltered through the Prosopon's Solvent Sewer System and poured into a brand new 3D-printed Strata Statue, thanks to the DNA Markers separating everyone's Soul Solvent). 

When not melding minds with your other post-human companions, which will alter your Soul Solvent Stats forever, you can enjoy many of the leisure lounges and philosophical fraternities, including the Bust-A-Bust Fight Club, the Heuristic Hangar, The Floral Forum, Aquatic Agora, and the Holographic History Halls, where you can learn about the history of past (or for us still in 2018 the present) and many exciting developments in transhumanist science that might make this surreal experiment a reality, all backed by research from professionals in their respective fields. In this way the users can explore external and internal worlds, and players can gamble their Soul Solvent Stats in order to become stronger individuals and prepare themselves for their next Cognitive Dissonance Trial/Mind Meld. 

For the very first Ego Egg Episode, we worked with the Psychology Department at the Rochester Institute of Technology to create an edifying psychological landscape based on the horrors of mental illness and the importance of psychological comprehension. On the Prosopon, the player learns of a narcissistic psychopath that is committing unspeakable deeds to the other Statue Statues, and it is much to your horror that you are called to meld minds with this sadistic soul.

Inside of this corrupted conscious, you are dissociated from your mortal form to become a Shadow Of The Self, and you will explore an internal control structure crafted from a network of mental illnesses. Travel through the four Artery Areas of the Psychopath's blackened heart, as you meet other Internal Effigies each based on a unique mental illness who explains through gameplay the complications of the illness as well as the aspects of the brain which are affected. 

To assure factual accuracy in discussing these sensitive subjects, our team underwent extensive consultation with professors at RIT, who provided us a wealth of information that allowed us to not only relay important information, but actually simulate the mental illnesses discussed do that our players will receive an accurate depiction of the struggles of people living with these unfortunate disorders of the mind. Fight to save your soul and return to your human body while attempting to contain the PsychoPathic Psyche in a Kantian Cage in order to stop his malicious plot to corrupt the transhumanist timeline of the Astral Arc.

 Fuse psyches with a futuristic tech-cultist who is attempting to realize all religions through the divine promise of Transhumanist science. The player will explore a sci-fi network of nodes Kabballistic Tree of Life, which the Tech-Cultist has set up like an internal neural network inside of his own mind. Inside of each Sci-fi Sephirot Sphere, the player will hack into the master plan to bring to life the gods of 14 major religions, and will personally decide whether to accept or reject these deities into their own Soul Solvent, ultimately deciding their divine power in the Astral Arc.

Deep down in the Ocean of Agape (Agape being the Greek term for unconditional love), a sonic sea of the subconscious, aquatic citizens are competing for a acoustic dominance using Sonoluminescent Sound Systems. Sonoluminescence is the ability to create light in water using only sound, and the seraphim/serfs of the Sonoluminescent Sound Temples are using their songs to summon a Non-Newtonian Venus deep in the reverberating trenches of the Echo Chamber Chasm. As a pistol shrimp-esque character, the player must perfect their own bone-cracking dance in order to create their individual light in this musical fight, choosing which temple's songs and ideals they most vibe with and dancing their way to sonic dominance. 

We have been collaborating with a myriad of musical mavens, including our acoustic alchemist Richard Scott and creative composer Riku Myllykoski, while simultaneously collobariting with an exciting cast of external musicians to create a diverse musical collection of Sonoluminescent Sound Temples. Prepare to have your Soul Solvent intimately moved by this rhythm-based world dealing with the themes of unconditional love, polyrhythmic passion, body image, sexuality, and the power of sound.

Explore an unbalanced psychic landscape based on environmental and economic issues, where there is a power struggle over the distribution of Holy Water amidst an arid desert landscape once bursting with multicolored geysers that have since mysteriously run dry. The player must infiltrate the PiezoCeramic Citadel in order to steal their Acoustic Divining Rod, whose electric Pseudo-Tech may yet hold the answers to the dried and dying denizens of this dystopian dessert.

Sonoluminescent Sound Design is a paramount part of the Perfect Year experience, and as a result we have assembled an adept array of acoustic alchemists to create sonic landscapes. This includes, Richard Scott, an adjuct professor at RIT who has studied music production extensively, both in prestigious German compositional conservatories and musical universities in the United States. While clearly a master of his craft, we have also collaborated with many other musicians besides our in-house composer, include Riku Myllykosky, a sound engineering student based in sunny San Diego, and Khalen Roye, an aspiring and rising hip-hop production wizard. Hypostatic Studios is seeking to network with creators from a panoramic scope of genres, and have been working to populate our Sonoluminescent Sound Temples with the most pleasing and soul-stirring sounds possible.


*Insider Intel*- Our legal team is presently in the process of working out copyright licensing agreements with one of the premier VaporWave musicians of our time. Should our project reach the appropriate funding point, we will be able to feature tracks from one of the great classics of Internet-bred music. For up to date information on these developments make sure to follow our social media accounts at www.hypostaticstudios.com

Hypostatic Studios is an experimental game development startup comprised of an ecstatic collective of game developers, artists, scientists, and various professors with previous professional experience, who have all coalesced at The Rochester Institute of Technology. 

 We've worked on our current project, "8128: A Perfect Year" for two years now through various RIT programs and opportunities, including the summer long Co-Up Program at RIT's cutting edge tech-hub, Magic Studios. Our team was provided $10,000 in funding and a summer at the studio in order to create this surreal experience. 

After years of hard work, it is finally time to present what we have accomplished as an inspired and selflessly dedicated team of programmers, artists, scientists, psychologists, musicians, professors, and contributors with many skillsets and intellectual insights, which have all given birth to "A Perfect Year"

[Robert Santiago] : (Studio Lead)
[Robert Santiago] : (Studio Lead)
[Brenden Watts] : (Adept Art Director)
[Brenden Watts] : (Adept Art Director)
Art Director Presenting @ Imagine RIT Festival
Art Director Presenting @ Imagine RIT Festival
[Pedro DelaCuadra] : (Technical Director)
[Pedro DelaCuadra] : (Technical Director)
[Zachary Bishopp] - (3D Artist)
[Zachary Bishopp] - (3D Artist)
[John Keefe]- (Logo Design + Merchandising)
[John Keefe]- (Logo Design + Merchandising)
[Riku Myllykoski] : (Sonoluminescent Composer)
[Riku Myllykoski] : (Sonoluminescent Composer)
 

Risks and challenges

The penultimate risk of [8128]:(A Perfect Year) is that all of its potential as an amazing interactive media experience falls to the wayside without your support.

As for potential internal struggles within our studio, we've already overcome countless obstacles to reach the point where we stand today, and as a result have a fair idea of the challenges yet to come.

Throughout our yearly sessions at the MAGIC Center, our team learned how to effectively cope with the most likely culprits of future complications, which include budgeting, time management, coding crashes, version control conundrums, and general personal challenges encountered in daily life.

Our mentors at the MAGIC Center have consistently helped to ensure that our team is on track throughout our extensive efforts, and we are currently in the process of setting up a hand-tailored start-up business course with the Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at RIT. This would grant us even further guidance into the best practices of starting up our business and producing our project in a progressive, productive, and perfectly paced manner.

Another challenge besides the ones unique to starting our own business would be how to follow through on the many promises made to our backers. With these and other personal connections, our backers can be assured that our production is being overseen by some of the premier talents and advisers in the field. For all of the above reasons, including our proven and progressive success as an independent, student-run studio, as well as our networking promise with leading experts, our backers should rest assured that we will continue to work tirelessly and Think Outside The Self until the Astral Arc of A Perfect Year is accomplished and absolutely complete.

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    ~Receive an exclusive in-game item for your Imaginary Armory

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