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NECROCOSMOS - There is no god up here
NECROCOSMOS - There is no god up here
Videogame inspired by old Metroid games. Openworld game, Sci-Fi Action Metroidvania,Hardcore Retro Style Adventure Pc PS4 XBOX Switch
Videogame inspired by old Metroid games. Openworld game, Sci-Fi Action Metroidvania,Hardcore Retro Style Adventure Pc PS4 XBOX Switch Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
About this project
- Windows: demo.necrocosmos.com
- Linux: linuxdemo.necrocosmos.com (does not work on all distributions, but the final version will)
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE PET COMPANIONS
Every backer who has pledged €20 or more (i.e. Brain-Whistler pack or higher) will have access to this exclusive feature for backers!
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Our only ambition is to create one of the best Metroidvania games ever. We love the genre and want to do justice to the great old classics such as The Guardian Legend, Metroid or Megaman that have vanished or stopped feeling like they used to. All the funds will be fully invested in the development of the game.
Necrocosmos is our project. An exploration and investigation game, full Metroidvania style with 8-bit aesthetics and inspired by the great classics of the genre. Combining story and playability in an open galaxy universe, this is a hardcore experience that you can only overcome by combining the DNA of your enemies in the DNA-Gun.
Do you dare to uncover the dark secret of Necrocosmos?
In Necrocosmos, you will be able to travel to the ends of the universe and explore unknown, unravel hidden mysteries, and fight against threats that you would have never imagined!
The Galaxy Investigation
Every player will start in a different star map and will be able to explore it freely. This way, every player will have a different game experience. Also, you will have to study different stars and comets in Andromeda, and search for planets that you can visit to make progress in your investigation. Planets are not procedurally generated. They are all designed with care and attention so that every planet feels refreshing and surprising. Plus, planet distribution in the galaxy is randomized. This means that, while every player will start in the same planet, the neighbor planets will be completely different each time. You will live your own unique adventure, all while keeping the essence of a game made by people!
With the help of your spaceship, ATILA-1, you will travel through Andromeda, defending yourself against the multiple threats that will hinder your journey. There will be destinations and routes that may be too dangerous, but don’t worry! You can upgrade your spaceship to overcome even the worst threats! The duration and difficulty of spaceship stages will depend on the length of the journey and the type of areas you are traveling through. These areas will be generated based on events that will be procedurally ordered and are also designed to follow intelligent patterns, so every journey will be not only different, but also challenging for the mind like old school games.
On top of that, journeys can be interrupted by pirates, meteorites, unidentified objects or very powerful bosses!
Planetary Investigation & Diaries
Once you find a planet that you can access, you will be able to explore it in the most genuine Metroidvania style. Explore the planet freely, break secret walls to find hidden secrets, investigate old diaries and, of course, survive the dreadful alien life forms!
Each planet is designed with care and attention, each planet has its own auto conclusive plot and lore, and at same time is related to the global plot of Necrocosmos. Meaning that you can understand and enjoy the game in whatever order you choose to explore the planets.. Do you want to know why that room had blood splatters all over it? Who’s that oddly-named boss? Why did the scientists commit suicide? All that information is waiting for you to uncover it!
Necrocosmos is full of challenges that will put your brain to the test. The game gives you dozens of old school style puzzles to solve, such as code-locked doors that you will have to open by researching lost documents, secrets written in alien languages that you will have to decipher, ancient mechanisms that you will only be able to activate by shooting a specific kind of shot, or even abandoned spaceships that you will have to compress or decompress to regulate gravity. Are you ready to put your intelligence to the test?
The game has a level design reminiscent of the classic Metroidvania games, with hidden rooms and destructible walls, and the individual planets have also been designed to be fun and quick to explore. You will have to avoid spike-filled areas using your Jetpack, crawl inside ventilation conduits, tread cautiously through ground areas that can fall under your feet, and face hundreds of enemies that have been specifically designed to test your skills using the DNA-Gun and the Jetpack! Explore the different planets while collecting resources to improve and enhance your equipment, discover the hidden secrets, and find the many lost diaries scattered on each planet!
The most powerful weapon of the galaxy, the DNA-Gun, is now in your hands! Use your trusty DNA-Gun to collect and fuse the DNA of your enemies, creating new and powerful shots. For example, you can combine DNA-Blue and DNA-Blue to create a shot capable of freezing water, allowing you to walk on it. There are dozens of different combinations and every new shot has unique properties that will help you to advance in your adventure, exterminate the strongest enemies and even solve puzzles and logic tests. Every boss you’ll encounter has a weak spot that can only be affected by a specific DNA combination, so learning how to use the DNA-Gun will be vital for your survival. Certain types of DNA may not be collectable on certain planets, so you will need to adapt to your environment and the shots you can create with what you find.
Bosses are a key part of Necrocosmos, as they present an incredible challenge to your skills and intelligence. Each planet has one or several bosses that you will have to face with your DNA-Gun as your only help.
Discovering which DNA combination will be able to beat the boss and how to obtain it will be your main mission during the fights. Aside, of course, from surviving!
Why jump when you can fly? Use your Jetpack to explore the different planets of Necrocosmos, but remember… not all planets have the same gravity! There will be planets where you'll barely be able to jump even when using the Jetpack, and planets where using the Jetpack may send you into the planet’s stratosphere!
While the DNA-Gun is indeed your main weapon, the Jetpack is just as essential, since using it properly can help you to avoid enemies and move around them to hit them just where you want to. The Jetpack can also be improved and enhanced to make you reach places that were originally too hard to access.
The meteorological conditions won’t always be on your side! For that reason, you will need to find and build different armors to be able to access and locate all the secrets that Necrocosmos hides. Different planets will require different types of armor to face the planet’s threats: Water Armor, Thermoresistant Armor, Antiradioactive Armor... Improve and enhance your armor to be up to the challenge!
As your journey progresses, you will have to collect resources: rare minerals, robot pieces or even your enemy’s organs! You can find them inside of boxes or scattered all over the levels and they will be crucial in your adventure. Resources can be turned into fuel, used to fix your armor, and help you obtain enhancements for your equipment among many other uses.
And not only that, you will also need them to save the game in the middle of a mission! Manage your resources carefully, or else you may end up stranded alone in space with nothing but your own despair as company.
Set in the year 5.135 NT (3.870.053.315 AD), it has been millions of years since the Earth became uninhabitable and thus humans now live scattered in colonies all over the Milky Way. Wars between species, federations, and colonies have made the galaxy a constant war zone where peace is but a flimsy mirage created by the governments to control the population. In this environment of pure conflict, many have started to venture in the unknown galaxy of Andromeda (which is getting closer to the Milky Way and will, eventually, fuse with it in the future), in search for new knowledge, resources, or simply a place to live.
Not all adventures start with heroic deeds and this one is not an exception. Max Weaver’s mission is simple: find a group of missing scientists that were in the middle of an investigation project called EXEO in Andromeda. An easy, boring and quick mission (locate a bunch of corpses and steal anything valuable), or so it seemed… for what was expected to be simple mission will end up becoming the worst and deadliest nightmare ever lived and seen.
We have revived the great Johan Sebastian Bach, so his marvelous musical pieces can embellish our game. But, of course, we turned his music sheets into retro 8-bit songs. Although we now have a dozen of music artists that will help us create an original soundtrack, we would like to keep the Bach pieces in the final version of Necrocosmos as well.
As a side note: the 8-bit Bach music that you can hear in the demo is not final. The final version’s Bach pieces will have better sound quality. Here is a sample of the Bach music that we have adapted for this game.
Gameplay-wise, Necrocosmos is influenced by a variety of sci-fi media that we all grew up with during our childhood. It’s mainly inspired by those 8-bits games especially arcade coin op machines. Games that would put gamers to the test and be challenging, that would surprise and entertain at the same time.
However, gameplay and playability are not everything. For us, the plot is a key component of a video game, especially an exploration and investigation game like Necrocosmos. That’s why we did our research and read classic and essential sci-fi novels to write Necrocosmos’s script. Dune by Frank Herbert, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, 1984 by George Orwell, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, and of course Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? from Philip K. We also rewatched some classic cinematographic titles that we love, such as Alien, Cube, Blade Runner, Solaris, or The Thing.
We want to honour these great titles by creating, together with you, one of the best Metroidvania games ever!
By helping us you will not only make the game possible, but you will also earn amazing rewards available only for Kickstarter backers.
Supporter - €1
Thank you for supporting Necrocosmos! Every contribution counts, so that’s why every supporter will get a personalized thank you GIF!
Reader - €5
On top of the aforementioned personalized thank you GIF, you will also receive a digital copy of our comic book “DNA-Gun Origins,” an old-school style comic book that reveals how the DNA-Gun, the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, ended up in Max Weaver's hands.
Space Bounty-Hunter - €15
Welcome to the ATILA-1! In return for your contribution, you will receive a digital copy of the game. Not only that, but you will also receive a digital copy of the game’s manual similar to those you used to get when purchasing a game. We will also show you our deepest appreciation by immortalizing your name in the credits of Necrocosmos!
Also includes: Thanks GIF and digital Comic Book.
Brain-whistler - €20
Wait, so you want more than just your name in the credits? Then here’s your chance to write a message that will be included in the credits of Necrocosmos! (But keep it nice, there might be enemies reading them!)
You will also receive a digital copy of the complete OST in HD and several printable dioramas that you can cut out and build your own Necrocosmos world! You can either play with it, display it on a shelf, frame it, or just have fun with it however you want.
Also includes: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits.
Beta Netrunner - €29 (100)
Get 2 limited Early Access Betas for a reduced price! You and one of your friends will be able to try Necrocosmos out while the game is being developed. That means you will experience it before everyone else!
Also includes: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas.
Old-School Bounty-hunter v2 - €59
You will receive a physical copy of the game for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 or any available physical version. You will also get a physical copy of the manual inside the packaging.
But wait, what if you happen to be a collector who doesn't like to take items out of their packaging? No problem! Any backer who donates €59 or more will receive a digital copy of the game and a digital copy of the manual alongside the physical copies.
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual.
Old-School Netrunner v2 - €79 (100)
On top of a physical copy of the game (any available physical version) signed by our entire team and a physical copy of the manual, you will also receive 2 limited Early Access Betas! Now you and one of your friends will be able to try Necrocosmos out while the game is being developed!
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual and 2 Early Access Betas.
Super Old-School Bounty-Hunter - €129
You will receive the aforementioned physical copy of the game signed by our entire team and a physical copy of the manual, as well as the following items:
- Necrocosmos’s OST in CD format, HD audio quality.
- Early Access Beta.
- Exclusive postcard pack.
- Special edition, retro style collector’s box.
- Coffee Book, an small Necrocosmos art and story book that you can have on your coffee table and leaf through while enjoying your favorite drink.
This pack also includes all the previous digital rewards.
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, and 1 Early Access Beta.
Collector Super Old-School Bounty-Hunter - €199
You will receive the same rewards as Super Old-School Bounty Hunters, plus two exclusive deluxe items:
- The Book of Necrocosmos. Hardcover art book exclusive to the deluxe collector’s edition. This book includes not only all the production artwork, but also stories and fun facts about the creation and development of the game, its plot and its lore, as well as information about all the character, alien species and basically everything you need to know about the Necrocosmos universe!
- DNA-GUN Origins. A physical copy of our comic book exclusive to the deluxe collector's edition, drawn and printed in a style similar to superhero and mystery comics from the 80's.
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, 1 Early Access Beta, Book of Necrocosmos and physical Comic book.
Alien Reaper - €299 (10)
You will the same rewards as Collector Super Old-School Bounty Hunters, plus one more perk – you will be able to design an enemy for the game! What do you have in mind? A multi-stage android? Maybe a cyberbeetle? A giant snail!? Let us know and design your very own enemy for Necrocosmos! (just make sure your character doesn't break the rules of Necrocosmos's universe!)
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, 1 Early Access Beta, Book of Necrocosmos, physical Comic book and design an enemy.
Space Hero - €499 (5)
You will receive the same rewards as Alien Reapers, plus one more perk – you will be able to become a part of Necrocosmos’s universe! How so? By creating your own character, of course! You can even name the character after yourself if you want.
So now that you’ve got the chance to be a part of a post-apocalyptic dystopia, what would you like to be? A mad scientist? A sentient android? …A blob?
Tell us and become an active part of Necrocosmos's development! You will even be mentioned in the game’s documents. Any idea can work as long as it fits in the lore and doesn’t break the rules of our universe, but the universe is infinite so there’s plenty of room for creativity!
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, 1 Early Access Beta, Book of Necrocosmos, physical Comic book, design an enemy and design a character.
Unleashed Alien Reaper - €950 (3)
You will receive the same rewards as Space Heroes, plus one more perk – you will be able to design your own boss!
It’s time to turn one of the creatures from your nightmares into reality. What kind of nightmare do you have in mind? A worm filled with cannibalistic aliens? A fight inside a beast’s heart? A space fight against a cybernetic moon!?
Bring it on! And don’t worry if you can't draw what you have in mind. We will help you create your boss and make it as scary as can be. Subject to approval by Necrocosmos Team so get ready to face your demons!
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, 1 Early Access Beta, Book of Necrocosmos, physical Comic book, design an enemy, design a character and design a boss.
War Machine - €1995 (3)
You will receive the same rewards as Space Heroes, plus a Necrocosmos mini arcade machine signed by our team!
Play Necrocosmos in (retro) style with this mini arcade machine!
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, 1 Early Access Beta, Book of Necrocosmos, physical Comic book, design an enemy, design a character and mini arcade.
Ultimate War Machine - €2995 (1)
You will receive the same rewards as Unleashed Alien Reapers, plus a Necrocosmos full size arcade machine signed by our team! This tier is limited to one (1) person.
Play Necrocosmos in (retro) style with this arcade machine!
Total reward: Thanks GIF, digital Comic Book, digital Copy of the Game, digital Manual and Name in the credits, message in the credits, digital OST, Dioramas, physical game, physical manual,OST CD, postcards, collector’s box, coffee book, 1 Early Access Beta, Book of Necrocosmos, physical Comic book, design an enemy, design a character, design a boss and full size arcade.
President of the Federation - €8,500 (1)
You will receive the same rewards as Ultimate War Machine, plus one special reward limited to just one person... You can be our executive producer!
You will become a part of our team who will have a voice in the development and quality check of the game. And, on top of that, we will bring you on a trip to Spain to show you our offices and introduce you to our team!
Since you will be our executive producer, we will keep in contact with you through Skype or Discord in order to allow you to be fully involved in the development of the game by attending our weekly meetings and receiving first-hand information on the development, access to betas and exclusive tests!
Would you like to get one extra copy of the game or an item that it’s not included in your tier? Well, then customize your rewards by adding as many of these as you want to your base tier!
However, money is not everything. There are plenty of ways you can help us make Necrocosmos a reality, and also support it to make it one of the greatest Metroidvanias!
You can share links, talk to your friends about us, follow us on Twitter, spread the word about our project, draw fanart, or just upload a gameplay of our demo! All of this will unlock free content for the game!
We have chosen Kickstarter as our funding method because we are people with little resources who would otherwise be unable to produce a game.
We don’t want to use private funds because, usually, whoever gives the money sets the rules, and our goal is to make a game with its own personality, not influenced by marketing businessmen.
We want this game to be incredible, and we want you to be our bosses. Together we can make one of the best Metroidvania ever!
All the money obtained from the Kickstarter campaign will be entirely and exclusively used in Necrocosmos’s development. We are not a big company with monetary interests, we only want to make Necrocosmos as big and great as possible.
If the project is overfunded, the extra money won't go to us. On the contrary, the more backers Necrocosmos gets, the bigger the shipping and reward production costs will be. All the extra money will be fairly distributed to fulfil every single promise to the backers and make the overstretch goals possible (which means purchasing extra licenses)
- 10% Kickstarter fees
- 90% Game Development
- 25% Taxes and operating expenses
- 15% Sound and music
- 20% Art
- 35% Programming and design
Risks and challenges
Our team is committed to finish Necrocosmos. The team has the necessary experience in the video game field not only to finish it, but to make it bigger and greater.
We have already invested a lot of our time and personal money to make this project happen, now we only need your help and support for one last push that will make the game a reality!
With your support, Necrocosmos can be born to be the greatest Metroidvania released in the last few years, but always keeping the great old titles and the community in our memory!
Only you can make this dream come true!
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