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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 17 2019 11:49 PM UTC +00:00

About

Shadows of Shadows: an epic fantasy, hero-focused game featuring strategy, PVP, Co-Op PVE, base building, solo and clan battles!
 

What makes this game different?

YOU, the backer, will help us design the game! (AND we will never have "pay-to-play" or "pay-to-win"!)

We want YOU to join us in designing this game from this moment forward by becoming a member of the Shadows of Shadows community. Shadows of Shadows is a fantasy game that will evolve with based off of your feedback, and will continue to evolve when finally released based on what you, the player, thinks. New maps, powers, weapons and characters will be added based of your feedback. Minions and perks with evolve on an ongoing monthly basis to constantly create new playing strategies and keep the game fresh, unlocking countless potential for new combinations and play styles. As the game evolves you evolve. Your actions will have lasting consequences, and even your hero could be immortalized in this fantasy world.

No "pay-to-win"!

Shadows of Shadows wants to bring the fun adventure of videogames back to mobile without the blockage of a "pay-to-win" structure. We want the focus to be on developing and customizing your heroes so you feel connected to the story as it grows. To keep it fresh we will have an ever revolving cast of minions that will shift the strategy in various ways, and special cosmetics will be available as season and annual passes roll out. We promise to you that the only way to improve your stats and characters will be by playing the game!

The World and The Story

Shadows of Shadows takes place in the mythical land of Karadan which is home to three mythic races: the Demons, Angels, and Humans. 

After living in peace for a thousand years, a mysterious and chaotic event forces the three races to break their sacred treaty and fall into an all out war!
After living in peace for a thousand years, a mysterious and chaotic event forces the three races to break their sacred treaty and fall into an all out war!

Shadows of Shadows will combine the fun of defensive base building, hero focused gameplay, minions, base conquering, PVP attacks, Co-Op adventures, and challenges that will explore the world of Karadan and the epic war that breaks the truce between the three races.

While attacking an opponent’s base, random unique events can trigger that will flip the entire game on its head and you and your opponent will have to team up to defeat a mysterious challenge!
While attacking an opponent’s base, random unique events can trigger that will flip the entire game on its head and you and your opponent will have to team up to defeat a mysterious challenge!
Before you leave to attack your opponent with your Hero and minions, you can fortify your own base to withstand your opponents attack.
Before you leave to attack your opponent with your Hero and minions, you can fortify your own base to withstand your opponents attack.
We already have our base engine built but things like vertical level design, customized features, and a ton of base options will be added!
We already have our base engine built but things like vertical level design, customized features, and a ton of base options will be added!

The Heroes

The world of Shadows of Shadows is going to have a variety of Heroes for all gamers to have access to. In the first season we plan to have three Heroes available for each race – and we want you to help us design them! To start things off, we have developed our first three heroes, one for each race, which will be used in the playtest demo that we are developing!

The first three Heroes are representatives of the three races: Angels, Humans, and Demons.
The first three Heroes are representatives of the three races: Angels, Humans, and Demons.

 Human Hero #1: Maximus

Maximus is our first hero of many for the Humans. He’s a brawny and brash melee fighter, and loves saving the day just as much as he loves smashing things!
Maximus is our first hero of many for the Humans. He’s a brawny and brash melee fighter, and loves saving the day just as much as he loves smashing things!

Angel Hero #1: Nephilia

Nephilia is the first Angel hero. She’s a talented mage who has a strong affinity for magic and refuses to take “no” for an answer. But don’t let her self-righteous disposition put you off - her heart is in the right place.
Nephilia is the first Angel hero. She’s a talented mage who has a strong affinity for magic and refuses to take “no” for an answer. But don’t let her self-righteous disposition put you off - her heart is in the right place.

Demon Hero #1: Diablo

Diablo is a balanced powerhouse with attack magic and melee abilities. He’s intelligent, empathetic, and a protector of the weak with an affinity towards the animals of the land. His cat, Cithur, often comes to his aid when things heat up.
Diablo is a balanced powerhouse with attack magic and melee abilities. He’s intelligent, empathetic, and a protector of the weak with an affinity towards the animals of the land. His cat, Cithur, often comes to his aid when things heat up.

The Minions

This is also where you, the backers, will help guide our design for the game through voting! Think of the minions as the non-playable characters (NPCs) that you control and disperse during a PVP attack on a base, or during a Co-Op event against a story enemy. There will be support minions, attack minions, health boosting minions, you name it! With your help we will come up with a group of fun, bizarre, and mischievous minions that will make this game truly unique! You think of it and submit it, we will design it, and then you and the rest of the SoS Game Design Community will vote on their favorites and we will add them to the game! 

And! As the game develops we will be swapping new minions and heroes in and out. Set your roster of your favorite characters, hold over old ones, and create the perfect combination to back up your play style so your hero can dominate! 


How You Will Help Us Make The Game – Voting!

Want to see Boaty McBoatface as a character? Anything can happen!

This is a rough wireframe of the Game Design Team portal that all members will have access to to guide the game design!
This is a rough wireframe of the Game Design Team portal that all members will have access to to guide the game design!

As we begin development, every major decision regarding the world, the characters, the heroes, and weapons will be decided upon by you, our backers! You will vote and decide the epic weapons, their stats, custom buildings, hero characters and their armor designs.

Help us come up with and design the rest of the heroes and minions!
Help us come up with and design the rest of the heroes and minions!

We will begin by creating our Game Design Community Site, which all backers will have first access to. Our development team will open up the forum for voting on weapons, buildings and characters. With the help of our backers and users we’ll develop the characters that you choose. Your feedback and input will continue to develop the game as we release our monthly updates to create a constantly evolving, always new experience!

How you vote will change the outcome of the game. Do the Angels get a fire ballista or ice ballista? Do the humans get a catapult that hurl boulders, or fireballs? It’s all up to you!
How you vote will change the outcome of the game. Do the Angels get a fire ballista or ice ballista? Do the humans get a catapult that hurl boulders, or fireballs? It’s all up to you!

Your voting power and feedback makes you part of our development team, and you will be there with us every step of the way as updates are released and the world develops. Take this opportunity to claim your spot as a game creator and help us build this game!

Rewards!

We have a bunch of fun, engaging rewards for getting involved with Shadows of Shadows!

Check out Maximus in full on, real life 3D! Shown is the FDM 3D print version of Maximus from our first test print.
Check out Maximus in full on, real life 3D! Shown is the FDM 3D print version of Maximus from our first test print.
Check out more details for each reward in the rewards info on the side!
Check out more details for each reward in the rewards info on the side!

What We Need for the Next Step!

We’re asking for $47,000 to take Shadows of Shadows to the next phase of development.

With this money we will build our online portal for you and the other members of the Game Development Team! This site will be account based, which you automatically get for backing SoS at any price, and will be where we conduct all of the voting, development updates, and backer idea submissions which will guide us completing the game! Once the site is built, we will move directly to designing and building in our game engine our first 12 minions that will accompany the Heroes on their journey and battles! We will also get your feedback to create the final looks for the Base Building elements of the game. At the end of this phase, we will be ready to develop the playtest demo, which you will get early access to! 

Shadows of Shadows is already under development, and we do have some investors who have brought us this far already. But what we are looking for is not just backers, we are looking for a community that wants to help us mold and shape this game into a fun, rewarding adventure!

Once we have our Game Design Team community in place, and have the minions and base elements created, our investors will fun the rest of the development to complete the playtest demo! And then it’ll be time to party!

PHASES:

  •  1. Kickstarter: Create Game Design Team & site for our community. Vote and create minion and new heroes, and base elements to be used in the playtest demo. Goal: $47,000. Estimated Delivery: November 2019!
     
  • 2. Playtest Demo: Build and Design working single level playtest demo for backers! Estimated Delivery: 2nd Quarter 2020.
     
  • 3. Completion of Beta and Full Game Release: 3rd Quarter 2020.
     

The Team!

Shadows of Shadows is a joint venture between game developer Howler Studios and indie publisher Kakashi Games.

Howler Studios consists of a 6 person team of animators, modelers, and game designers with a lot of experience, as well as an additional rotating team of experienced coders that help bring their games to a variety of platforms! Before forming Howler, co-founder Ben Rosado worked on Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, and has worked with studios such as MPC, Ironklad, and Cognition.

Kakashi Games was founded by media executive Marcus Kokar, the author of the original novel: Forged Destiny: Shadows of Shadows. Joining Marcus to guide the development of this game is a team of producers and writers with experience in animation, TV, and feature films - and a couple of Emmy nominations too. 

The Shadows of Shadows teams are excited to make this their first joint game that embraces the qualities of gaming that they all fell in love with. Focusing on the fun of gaming, instead of bottlenecking and pay to play, the goal of Shadows is to make a mobile game where you can CONNECT to your hero and have an amazing adventures solo or with your friends, discover the world, battle, and encounter some wacky surprises.

We look forward to you joining us on this endeavor!

Thank you for supporting Shadows of Shadows!

Risks and challenges

Our risks are simple - will our backers ask for some crazy stuff? Yes!
Are we in to that? 100% Yes!
We want to make your game - so come make the game with us.
The creative team behind this project has worked successfully for years in television, film, and publishing - and although this is our first game, we are pairing with a seasoned game development company to execute our vision, so come join us on this epic adventure!

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    Thank you for your support! After our initial design process is completed you will get an invite to join Shadows of Shadows!

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    Join Our Team!

    YOU become a part of team to help us finish designing the game! You get an early access account on the game design and feedback website where you will be a part of the design process for the remaining characters, weapons, levels - everything - for Shadows of Shadows through our voting and submission system. You will also get early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release.

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    Team Member + Year 1 Skins Pass

    In addition to joining out team to become a game design team member, you also get a pass that gives you early and instant access to all cosmetic customized skins for your heroes that we develop in year 1 of the game!

    Your team membership gives you early access to the design site so you can guide us to develop the game that you want to play, vote on new characters, weapons, you name it! It also gives you access to the alpha playtest demo, beta, and early access to the gold release.

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    Maximus 2" Limited Edition Figurine

    In addition to joining our team, you get a limited edition 2" figurine of the first hero in Shadows of Shadows: Maximus!

    This limited run figurine will be created through high-quality SLA Resin Laser Printing, which creates commercial quality smoothness and finish. The figurine will be white in color, and can be easily painted!

    You also get the early access game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release.

    In addition you will also receive the Year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release!

    Also, any pledge of $22 and over will get a customized base banner in game that will show all other players that you were an early adopting elite backer!

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    Diablo 2" Limited Edition Figurine

    In addition to joining our team, you get a limited edition 2" figurine of the kind-hearted powerhouse hero, Diablo!

    This limited run figurine will be created through high-quality SLA Resin Laser Printing, which creates commercial quality smoothness and finish. The figurine will be white in color, and can be easily painted!

    You also get the early access game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release.

    In addition you will also receive the Year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    Nephilia 2" Limited Edition Figurine

    In addition to joining our team, you get a limited edition 2" figurine of the rebellious angel hero, Nephilia!

    This limited run figurine will be created through high-quality SLA Resin Laser Printing, which creates commercial quality smoothness and finish. The figurine will be white in color, and can be easily painted!

    You also get the early access game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release.

    In addition you will also receive the Year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    • 2" Nephelia Figurine - White
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    The Hero Trio 2" Figurine Set!

    Get the full set of our a limited edition 2" figurines featuring one of each: Nephelia, Maximus, and Diablo!

    These limited run figurines will be created through high-quality SLA Resin Laser Printing, which creates commercial quality smoothness and finish. The figurines will be white in color, and can be easily painted!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    Any Hero 6" Limited Edition Figurine

    In addition to joining our team, you get a limited edition 6" figurine of either: Nephelia, Maximus, or Diablo!

    This limited run of figurines will be created through high-resolution FDM 3D Printing with acetone finishing. The figurine will be matte grey, and can be easily painted!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    Special Edition Colored 6" Figurine

    In addition to joining our team, you get a Special Edition Hand Painted 6" figurine of either: Nephelia, Maximus, or Diablo!

    Hand Painted by a professional model painter, these VERY limited Special Edition figurines will be created through high-resolution FDM 3D Printing with acetone finishing. The figurine will be painted in full color and shipped ready to be displayed!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    Collectors Edition Colored 6" Figurine

    These Collectors Edition Colored 6" figurines will be EXTREMELY limited in production.

    Created through high-quality SLA Resin Laser Printing, which creates commercial quality smoothness and finish, this figurine will be hand painted to create a truly high-end and special model.

    Will be available in your choice of one of the three heroes: Nephilia, Maximus, or Diablo.

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    Exotic Edition Colored 6" Figurine

    This will be a one of a kind collectors item.

    Created through RTV Casting used for premium designer toys, this 6" figurine will be cast using ABS plastics and hand painted to create a truly high-end and one of a kind item.

    There will only be one copy made of Maximus, Nephilia, and Diablo. You get to pick one these heroes out of whichever are still available - first come, first served!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, year 1 pass for instant access to all cosmetic Customized Skins for your heroes that we release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    The Original Hero

    Create your very own original and totally unique hero! You pick the name, the look, the race, and the attributes, and we design! Only YOU will have your unique character - there will never be another one like it. We will only offer 12 total of these unique characters EVER in the game, and only offer them to the backers here in this Kickstarter.

    We will custom design a brand new hero that only you will have in game. The skill roll will be randomized off of a balanced skill set - which will be an unlock-able achievement to higher level players in the regular game - but you get access to it right away and apply it to a 100% uniquely designed character that ONLY YOU will have. Everyone in the game will know that YOU are The Original Hero!

    In addition, we will design and ship your one-of-a-kind 6" figurine, fully painted, of your original hero.

    Created through RTV Casting used for premium designer toys, this 6" figurine will be cast using ABS plastics and hand painted to create a truly high-end and one of a kind item.

    You will also receive a lifetime Season Pass to get all content for the entirety of the game instantly, every season, every cosmetic skin and item!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    • Your Original Hero - 6" RTV Casted and Colored
    • Your Original Hero - In Game Character
    • SoS Design Team Membership
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    The Life Sized Hero!

    Create your very own original and totally unique hero, and we will make a life sized. 5' tall statue of it, paint it, and ship it to you in a massive crate!

    Your one-of-a-kind 5 foot tall statue, fully painted, of your original hero will also be designed in-game to be your totally unique, one-of-a-kind playable character.

    You pick the name, the look, the race, and the attributes, and we design! The skill roll will be randomized off of a balanced skill set - which will be an unlock-able achievement to higher level players in the regular game - but you get access to it right away. And the design / skin of your character will be 100% unique to you so everyone in the game will know that YOU are one of the 12 Original Heroes!

    Created through high resolution, large scale FDM printing and plastic casting, we will construct a LIFE SIZED statue of your original character, and ship it to you in a giant box! (We're not joking - also shipping might be a little nuts). This will be a one of a kind statue dedicated to your very own hero! It could be a version of you, a giant chicken, or a dragon, anything you want!

    You will also receive a lifetime Season Pass to get all content for the entirety of the game instantly, every season, every cosmetic skin and item!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    The World Maker!

    We fly you out for a weekend getaway with a 4 star hotel to our production office in Indianapolis for a creative session to design a main story campaign.

    You also get to create your very own original and totally unique hero! We will only offer 12 total of these unique characters EVER in the game.

    You pick the name, the look, the race, and the attributes, and we design!

    We will custom design a brand new hero that only you will have in game. The skill roll will be randomized off of a balanced skill set - which will be an unlock-able achievement to higher level players in the regular game - but you get access to it right away. And the design / skin of your character will be 100% unique to you so everyone in the game will know that YOU are The Original Hero!

    In addition, we will design and ship your a one-of-a-kind 6" figurine, fully painted, of your original hero.

    Created through RTV Casting used for premium designer toys, this 6" figurine will be cast using ABS plastics and hand painted to create a truly high-end and one of a kind item.

    You will also receive a lifetime Season Pass to get all content for the entirety of the game instantly, every season, every cosmetic skin and item!

    You also get the game design team membership and access to our site, early access to the playtest alpha demo, beta test, and early access to the full release, and the special "Early Backer" banner for your base in game!

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    • Your Original Hero - 6" RTV Casted and Colored
    • Lifetime Season Skins Pass!
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    • Your Original Hero - In Game Character
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Funding period

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