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Explore scenes, collect objects, solve puzzles and defeat bosses in this uniquely designed hybrid RPG, escape room, videogame saga.
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Wheezing. Spluttering. Gasping for air.

You are suddenly wrenched from your unconscious state, sweating in the thick, black darkness. An intense odour of charred flesh penetrates your nostrils. It reminds you of the time you were burning feathers off the bird for the Second-Winter feast. How deliciously tasty it had been once spatchcocked and spit-roasted! Your mind is suddenly wanders to the satisfying smell of roast chicken and you salivate. 

But no birds fly here now. For they, to your knowledge, have long since been doomed. In fact, no animals were evacuated to this part of the Omniverse. The scalding air dries your mouth at once as you jolt yourself back to the here, to the now, and to the choking heat of the obscurity.

You draw yourself into a sitting position, lean back against the wall momentarily, then decide to hunch over so as to breathe easier. But you cannot. It is only now, as you scan your surroundings with half-drunk eyes that you notice a light before you in the distance. 

Now the sound of crackling. Or is it dripping? Or both? 

That stench of scorched meat again…

BBBOOOOM! 

You should move.

How to play - quick start guide
How to play - quick start guide

You are the protagonist in this a unique gamebook that draws on RPG, videogame and puzzle book mechanics, all wrapped up in a wonderfully gloomy dystopian IF narrative

An epic adventure in which you must escape from this world through wilderness, wastelands, docklands and other treacherous terrain. 


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 Trace your steps and draw your map. Piece together your discoveries and demystify the conspiracy by exploring your surroundings, resolving puzzles and enigmas and defeating ill-intending characters you will cross. You must ultimately discover whose side you are on, what you 're fighting for and why you must leave! 

Map artwork (final touches in progress)
Map artwork (final touches in progress)

How to play

Omniverse: Book 1 - Prologue is new and unique immersive first-person perspective adventure. It's a rules-light roguelike puzzle game requiring you to choose each action you make, super simple to pick up and start. You can 

  • EXPLORE // Look left, look right, move forward 
  • INTERACT // Pick up, put down, combine, use objects 

Every scene is comprised of 4 views. You therefore have a 360° view of your surroundings. Each view contains a description or illustration of the view directly in front of you, or the description of the actions that you take. Some scenes may also contain a stand alone puzzle,  or a narrative to the wider story or even some loot. Exploring and solving puzzles unlocks new scenes, levels and items which will ultimately allow you to complete the game. 

If you are required to take other actions then these are also indicated in the narrative.

Your adventures begin anywhere you choose - so just pick a page and start moving

No screen or internet connection required!

PAGE OF DEMO WALKTHROUGH
PAGE OF DEMO WALKTHROUGH

Venture deep into the Omniverse and you will see that  this is not an game you can lose, only get lost in! This is not a simple book of fights, keys and passages – it is a complex world of more than 100 scenes to explore in 360° over 400+ pages of non-linear emergent gameplay.


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A notebook and pencil are vital if you're going to keep track of your wonderings and wanderings and have a chance of winning!

 Keep your wits about you as you encounter different characters and places as some scenes will contain puzzles, hints, cryptic clues or references to new information that may prove vital to your success - or send you on a wild goose chase!


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This is a unique open-world video game in book format that will test your skill, perception and perseverance. 

Limited edition book level (limited edition copy of Omniverse: book 1 + unique bonus puzzle + artwork + embossed notebook + pencil + unlocked bonus goals)
Limited edition book level (limited edition copy of Omniverse: book 1 + unique bonus puzzle + artwork + embossed notebook + pencil + unlocked bonus goals)

Book specifications

A5 format - approx 210 mm x 148mm 

Softback - Matte finish

Pages - 400+


BONUS GOALS 

BONUS GOALS
BONUS GOALS


The funds will be, for the most part, spent on the production, manufacture and promotion of the physical book - it's a thick book and it costs a lot to make and send out! 

There are as ever other costs to cover such as Kickstarter’s fee, etc... But every penny will go into producing Omniverse : Book 1 - Prologue, I can assure you of that!

Risks and challenges

This book doesn't seem to fit into any pigeon-hole and I have a very specific vision that I would like to fulfill with you guys onboard.

I'm also very weary of the fact that I don't have an online tribe that'll push my project forward! Guys, that's where you come in! I hope you'll all help in spreading the word about Omniverse on social media and anywhere else!

Offline I have a reputation of being honest, upfront and punctual. I will conduct my online projects in the same way!

Your investment is really appreciated and I have done my utmost to make sure that Omniverse: Book 1 - Prologue lives up to your expectations!

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    Dose me up on caffeine so I can keep burning the midnight oil and get this out to you... on schedule! You will of course get all the Kickstarter backer updates emailed to you and something extra if we hit the target!

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    Digital book

    A digital copy of the book.
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    EARLY BIRD BOOK

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    BOOK

    You'll get many, many hours of 100% offline gameplay in your very own copy of the book in all its glory.

    Start your game wherever you like. Save your game in an instant. Pick up where you left off.

    No getting blocked on a puzzle. No screen. No internet required. Play anywhere. Just hours of head-scratching fun.

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    LIMITED EDITION BOOK

    A uniquely numbered copy of the book.

    Includes:
    • NAME IN CREDITS
    • BOOK (LIMITED EDITION COPY)
    • ARTWORK
    • NOTEBOOK
    • PENCIL
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    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BOOK

    A unique copy, signed by me and dedicated to you in a secret message.

    Includes:
    • BOOK (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COPY)
    • NAME IN CREDITS
    • NOTEBOOK
    • PENCIL
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    APPEAR AS A PUZZLE

    You'll get all of the above rewards...
    And you will be immortalised in Omniverse : Book 1 - Prologue in a specialy designed puzzle in which you are the star - and YOU will be the answer. Hell yeah!

    Includes:
    • PERSONALISED PUZZLE
    • BOOK (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COPY)
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    BOOK

    A hard copy of the book

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    • ARTWORK
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    APPEAR IN ALL OMNIVERSE BOOKS

    This is a one-off reward! I'm offering a Tarantino / Stan Lee style cameo in Book 1 and ALL subsequent books in the Omniverse saga!

    Includes:
    • CAMEO IN ALL OMNIVERSE BOOKS
    • A CHARACTER ROLE IN THE BOOK
    • BOOK (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION COPY)
    • NAME IN CREDITS
    • PENCIL
    • ARTWORK
    • MY ETERNAL THANKS
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