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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 8 2018 10:49 PM UTC +00:00
$2,248
pledged of $13,200pledged of $13,200 goal
49
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 8 2018 10:49 PM UTC +00:00

About

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Infinite Mana is a retro-style, open world RPG with light sandbox features and glitch mechanics set in the immense magickal world of Arukea. It has a unique design that pays tribute to classic RPGs from the 8/16-bit eras through its style and subtle nods in gameplay, but with an emphasis on modern game design elements. It is a mix of newness and nostalgia that is lovingly crafted to evoke a sense of wonder which is seemingly gone from many RPGs nowadays. Every step has something new to discover and is lovingly crafted to take you off guard, so expect the unexpected.

The game will be available for digital download via the website (DRM-free) and through Steam for PC, however if stretch goals are attained the project will be moved to an engine that can be ported to Mac and Switch (and possibly even further)!

What started out as an idea for "Classic Final Fantasy Meets Elder Scrolls" has become so much more. It is my dream to create this and I'm very proud of it so far. I cannot wait to complete it for others to play, but I need your help!

A runic blade falls from the sky.
A runic blade falls from the sky.
  • Follow an engaging story full of mystery, humor, and magicks - or stray from the path and immerse yourself in the encyclopedic lore of the magickal world of Arukea.
  • The game is designed to thoroughly mess with you. You'll experience strange glitches where everything will turn black and white or turn into Atari-style graphics. Random voices will talk to you, an MMO-style chat will pop up, menus will change to Japanese and more. Be on your guard!
  • Unlock 20+ Guises (classes) that equip your characters with new skills and traits that can be used both in and out of battle.
  • Challenge enemies in a familiar but unique battle system based on weaknesses and strengths with a variety of skills at your disposal.
  • Play in an open world with D&D-like proficiencies where you use skills and tools like the hookshot to pass obstacles, change the flow of conversation, and gather materials to create equipment, items, and food.
  • Utilize the Glitch powers of the Wanderer to mend or break certain elements and even people of the world. Imagine being inside a classic RPG and being in control of the code while you play the game - that's Infinite Mana.

The PC demo contains around 5 hours of gameplay and lets you get a feel for the world and many systems of the game including exploration, battles, crafting, Guises, the Glitch system, and more. Click the link above to try it today!

Promo Art by The-Everlasting-Ash (Ashlie Nelson)
Promo Art by The-Everlasting-Ash (Ashlie Nelson)
           

The world of Arukea is a diverse collection of the dreams of many different races, each fighting with magic and technology for their beliefs in an endless struggle for power. The Arcadian Empire owns the North, while the Free Cities fight to remain free in the South. An ocean known as Elazul is covered with a mist, barring any crossing to the Far West for over a millennium. A Colossus sits upon the Edge of the World, staring down into a dark void that none have returned from. A Blight appears from the High North, consuming all as it expands.

Her name is Mal and she's [REDACTED] SUPER NICE ALL THE TIME.
Her name is Mal and she's [REDACTED] SUPER NICE ALL THE TIME.

You take the role of the Wanderer, an amnesiac nobody on a journey to find answers and to recover your lost memories. You may in fact think of this as nothing more than a clean slate, and set out on your own adventures meeting new allies and traversing through treacherous dungeons in search of treasure or to aid or even hinder others in the world. 

Choices you make in the game change how the game plays out, and you will be able to follow your own path. Be wary that fate lurks around every corner, however. Through your travels you may notice glitches. Or not. This is totally normal. As the Wanderer, you may even discover a way to use these glitches to your advantage.

Unlock 20+ different classes by donning special Guises, each with their own unique mechanics both in and outside of battle.

Each Guise has its own outfit that can be freely worn (Stretch Goal!).
Each Guise has its own outfit that can be freely worn (Stretch Goal!).
  • The mysterious Wanderer with the power to use tools such as the hookshot, bow and arrows, bombs, and more.
  • The cunning Rogue who can debilitate enemies as well as pick locks, find hidden treasure, and steal from unknowing people. Just don't get caught!
  • The shape-shifting Warden who can turn into animals such as a wolf, bear, or an eagle at will!
  • The mighty Beastmaster with the ability to talk to and call animals into battle.
  • The magick-wielding Disciple who can utilitize totems to freeze water, blow up rocks, and obliterate vines.
  • The musical Songhammer with the ability to play music to open doors, disable traps, and persuade foes.

And more! There are at least 20 Guises planned but I'd love to make more with the ability to interact with both battles and the open world. More will be added through stretch goals and as backer rewards.

Battle a host of deadly foes with a modernized old-school-like turn-based battle system where you can exploit enemy weaknesses, buff allies, and debuff enemies with menacing skills, powerful magic, and summoned creatures that help in battle. 

The Illustramancer Guise
The Illustramancer Guise
  • Fight a wide collection of foes from lions, to tigers, to... imps riding dogs? And of course deadly Glitches that have forced their way into the world.
  • Enemies move when you do on the field. No more random battles!
  • Learn a number of skills to use in battle to defeat your enemies, from deadly poisons, to healing and buffing abilities, to a whirlwind of magickal elements like fire, water, ice, earth, lightning, and wind. 
  • Obtain a Hunter's License and participate in bounties to claim a number of exciting and powerful rewards.

Explore a large variety of dungeons and biomes including (but not limited to) mysterious high-technology ruins, dangerous underworlds, underneath a coral reef, or atop a floating continent in the sky while interacting with a variety of people such as the canine-like Vou Gan, the Elfin-kind, Mer-people, the mouse-like Ratatosk and more!

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  • Solve a variety of puzzles to get to your destination ranging from “that was supposed to be a puzzle?” to “HELP I NEED A FAQ”.
  • Interact with your environment to bypass obstacles through the use of tools and knowledge such as the hookshot to jump from one place to another, to magic that can freeze lakes and blow up rocks, to playing music to open magically sealed doors. 
  • Employ D&D-like proficiencies like Feats, Knowledge, Speech, and more to discover secrets, turn conversations in your favor, speak to natives in their own language, and more!
  • Mine ore, pick herbs, chop down trees, poach monsters, and go fishing in order to craft your own items and equipment.
  • Become a Relic Seeker and discover powerful ancient relics that grant the user powers and change how the game is played. These relics may often look like ordinary objects, such as a lantern that can steal light from other light sources or a mystical (yet annoying) trumpet that will shoot you out of the forest.

Utilize the power of the Blight to glitch the game to your advantage. Use these glitch powers to mend the world or even break existing elements within the game. Be careful, as this otherworldly power is not without its misfortune and the more you use it, the more it will take hold.

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  • Traverse strange pocket dimensions and experience strange anomalies that need to be seen to be believed.
  • Mend the rifts that are appearing all over the world to gain more power to serve you in your journey.
  • Tear new rifts out of space-time to access new areas and even completely change some locations forever.
  • Transform people and monsters alike to either help or hinder them. The choice is yours.

And much more, including a variety of mini-games, many different mounts to use as you explore the world, undertake Heists to steal ancient relics, and build homesteads and towns to call your own.

The soundtrack of Infinite Mana is a mixture of instrumental tracks with chiptune and 16-bit console sounds to help create immersive and atmospheric gameplay.

  • Around 10% of pledge funds will go towards processing fees and taxes, per Kickstarter rules as well as physical item production costs.
  • Contributions will go towards supporting myself in the development of the game, including art assets and programming. I will be working on the game full time to meet the launch date. I plan to expand upon the game as it stands now and into the future with new locales such as the snowy arctic, undersea temples, hi-tech aerial factories, new Guises (classes), playable characters, and much much more!

Thank you for taking the time to look at this Kickstarter page. With your help I can make this dream become a reality and add more to the game than I ever dreamed possible. I hope that with all the videos, images, and information that I've provided you with enough confidence to consider backing this project and I cannot wait to bring my full vision to a reality!

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Risks and challenges

With this Kickstarter page I desired to showcase that I have the necessary skills, love, and dedication to finishing Infinite Mana. However, as with any Kickstarter, there is always a possibility that deadlines may not be met in time as I will be balancing the project with work, however I plan on dedicating most of my free time to this project.

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    Digital download of the game on Steam (PC) and your name in the credits.

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    Digital download of the game and its soundtrack as well as your name in the credits.

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    All of the above but you will also receive a print of the Promo Art by the talented Ashlie Nelson (The-Everlasting-Ash)!

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    Hyper Mana Potion

    Everything from the $50 reward tier plus an NPC of your own in the game! This includes a sprite and dialogue. Will work with you to have them fit in the game's lore.

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    Supreme Mana Potion

    Everything from the $100 reward tier plus a quest-line featuring your NPC designed by you. Will work with you to have it fit in the game's lore.

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    Everything from the $250 reward tier plus your own Guise (class) idea playable in the game. Will work with you to have it fit in the game's lore.

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    • Digital Download of Infinite Mana
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    • Digital Art Book
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    Everything from the $500 reward tier plus your own character playable in the game. This includes a field and battle sprite as well as a quest-line to obtain the character. Your name will also be featured in the opening credits.

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    • Digital Download of Infinite Mana
    • Digital Copy of the OST
    • Digital Art Book
    • Closed Beta Access
    • An NPC of You in the Game
    • Your Own Quest-Line
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    • Your Own Playable Character
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