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An incredible free-roam that makes you responsible for the life of one US Marine who has awoken in a zombie infested world. Read more

Kailua, HI Games
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An incredible free-roam that makes you responsible for the life of one US Marine who has awoken in a zombie infested world.

Kailua, HI Games
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The launch button has just been clicked, and the cat's now out of the bag!

I skipped the video, who are you and what is this? My name is Jake and I have new game called 'I Shall Remain.' It's a free-roam, 3rd person zombie shooter that forces you to become a leader in humanity's last stand. I have four other members on the software team- Eugen, Florin, Virgil and Liviu. I began working on this project when I was deployed overseas with the Marines. I hope what I accomplish here can show that good ideas coupled with hard work and a little bit of faith can overcome any kind of adversity.

To read more about who we are and where we came from, I wrote a detailed story about it here: http://www.ishallremain.com/blog/?p=72

What are some highlights from the game?

  • A huge city to freely navigate. Hundreds of objects to interact with.
  • Recruit, equip and maintain men and to fight with you.
  • Use vehicles to navigate through the zombie crowds.
  • A compelling story of a young Marine written by Jacob Way.
  • Astounding visual art, sound effects and music.
  • Designed by a team that is dedicated to the game's  players and their ideas.

  • Check us out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Shall-Remain-Zombie-Survival-RPG/137172966380769

Why do you need our help? Game design is labor intensive and requires a team in order to be successful. I Shall Remain's software team works on the game full time. For this, everyone on the team except for me needs a salary. Kickstarter funding of $12,000.00 will allow me to cover my team's salaries well into January 2011.

We use our funds efficiently and do everything we can internally to cut our costs. For example, instead of using an expensive game engine- our programmer Eugen developed his own called Stem Cell which we now use. We've also had some very generous people add content to our game for free, like Zdravko from bubaproducer.com who provided us with incredible in-game music. You can hear some of Zdravko's music in our intro video.

So far, the team has completed everything you see in the game with half a year's salary of a single game programmer from the United States. We do well taking into account that we are a five man team.

Where do you want your game to go? Our game is a lot of fun and we have high expectations for it. Immediately after the game is released in January we will develop a multiplayer platform and produce downloadable content that will keep the game fresh. When the multiplayer platform is complete, we will consider making it into an MMO if there is enough demand.

I am humbled by the generosity of the people of kickstarter. Thank you for your interest and support. Because of you, we will be able to make this happen.

For your enjoyment, the Yellow Ribbon Cadence

There was a girl who wore a yellow ribbon
She wore it in the spring time in the merry month of May.
If you asked her why the heck she wore it
She wore it for the young Marine so far, far, away.
Far away, Far away,
She wore it for the young Marine so far, far, away. 

Around the block she pushed a baby carriage,
She pushed it in the spring time in the merry month of May.
If you asked her why the heck she pushed it,
She pushed it for the young Marine so far, far, away.
Far away, Far away,
She pushed it for the young Marine so far, far, away. 

In her house her daddy has a shotgun,
He has it in the spring time in the merry month of May.
If you asked him why the heck he has it,
He has it to blow that young Marine so very far away
Far away, Far away,
He has it to blow that young Marine so very far away!

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    6 backers

    Thank you! Game development updates, a wallpaper made by our graphic artist Virgil Tuser, 2 cool songs you can use in your own projects and your name listed in our game and its website.

    If any of our contributors are in the Honolulu or Seattle area, shoot me a message and let me come out for coffee or a drink!

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    The above, and a signed 18 X 24'' poster. (international please add $4.00 for shipping)

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    17 backers

    One copy of our game and free access to its downloadable content for life. This is available only on kickstarter.

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    7 backers

    Game combo: A cool USB flash drive with our logo and our game for you and a friend, plus free access to all of its features and downloadable content for life. If you don't have interest in playing the game, this will make a cool gift to a couple of young people you know. (international please add $4.00 for shipping)

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    5 backers Limited (40 left of 45)

    The poster, game combo, and have a street or building in the game's city named by or after you!

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    2 backers

    The poster, game combo, plus a kick starter exclusive Mameluke sword for your character. The Mameluke sword has been used by Marine officers since 1825. They are modeled after the sword given by Prince Hamet to Marine Lt. O'Bannon for his efforts in the Battle of Derne in the First Barbary War.

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    2 backers Limited (6 left of 8)

    The poster, game combo, the Mameluke sword, and work with us to create a new zombie for our game! Plus, your name in the credits for helping us with this.

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    The poster, game combo, Mameluke sword and ME as your NPC teammate in the zombie apocalypse. Another kickstarter exclusive. This character will be the only character in the game that will swear.

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    $125 reward

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    The game combo, me as your teammate, the sword, and a character in the game named after you. Submit a photo and we'll make the character look like you too! Again, your name in the credits for helping us with this.

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    The poster, game combo, Mameluke sword, me as your NPC teammate and a unique, signed display of pieces of our original artwork and my notebook with the game story. I intend fully to run for President one day, this may be worth something!

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    Become an associate producer. Full access to our team and our game in its current state. You will attend our weekly conferences, learn a lot about guerrilla game design, and have a serious impact on the development of the game. This is a great way to build a resume if you are a student breaking into the gaming industry.

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    Business sponsor. Your company or product will be the sole advertiser on our website (www.ishallremain.com) for 30 days. When a month has been taken, I will immediately post it up.

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