As a highly dedicated team focused on rebooting the myth series, our goal is to create a faithful and vivid reboot of this beloved strategy game series. With our community resources, and extensive knowledge base about the engine itself, we will use the funding to create a thrilling, 20+ single player campaign, and endlessly expandable free multiplayer universe (and release and update modding tools as well!). Tapping into the skills of hired professionals and the community itself, we will be bringing Myth back for a new generation of gamers, with an all-new epic storyline for singleplayer and co-op gameplay! Kill your friends on all-new multiplayer maps with returning favorites from past myths as well. This will ensure that everything that made Myth 1 & 2 great will carry over into the new Myth experience! We don't want to change what makes the first two Myth games feel like Myth, we plan on bringing the same phenomenal engine into the modern era!
The Myth of your dreams can come true! See for miles in any direction and zoom the camera out many times that of the old limit. Bigger maximum battle sizes (Number of units on map at one time greatly increased), higher quality graphics for everything, and some slick all new in-game features! Explore a refined and vastly increased array of options and depth for controlling units and whole armies! Battle in the lands of myth in ways you could only wish for in the past.
The Digital Art Book
Containing high resolution images of concept art and illustrations, this digital book will showcase the beautiful, tense and Frazetta-like imagery of the Myth universe. Character portraits, rendered scenes, digital paintings.. the works! It's all included in this wonderful and fun-to-browse digital book!
The Digital Stat Book
A handcrafted and thoroughly detailed look into the actual character statistics and level layouts! Contains tips on how to play the game, strategies for certain levels, and all-around useful information pertaining to the actual workings of the Myth battlefield! Refine your strategies, learn your characters strengths/weaknesses, and dominate with superior tactical knowledge!
The Musical Score
The orchestral beauty that is the Myth soundtrack is yours to put on your iPod, or listen to on your home stereo! Pounding drums, eerie violins and resonant cello chords permeate this tragically beautiful composition.
Your Name In Credits
Everyone who backs us rules. Everyone who loves Myth rules. So it stands to reason that anyone who loves Myth _and_ backs us indeed rules. We're showing our appreciation by putting everyone (who wants it) who backs us in the credits! After all, none of this would be possible without you, the Myth Fans!
The Icon System
How do the "Backer", "Founder", "Mythic", and "Legendary" tags work? Simple. Anyone who donates gets at LEAST the "Backer" tag. It appears in your multiplayer name as an image overlayed on the right portion of your player avatar (rectangle). Each higher tier gets the next highest icon, until it caps off at "Legendary" ($80 and up). Anyone who bought the game after the kickstarter campaign is over will not receive any special icons - they're only for backers! In multiplayer, there is another hidden benefit! People who have a similar color to you normally get "floyned". It's a term meaning "two team colors were too similar, so the game gave one of the players a random color change". Your icon level denotes your level of floyability.
What does that mean? A person with a Legendary icon can only be floyned by other Legendary icon players. Anyone else under them is automatically "lower priority" when the computer decides who gets to keep their original color. So, the higher tier your icon, the more likely you are to retain your color over others! Oh, and ANY level of backer icon supersedes those who bought the game after it was released!
The Warrior Name
If you donated at the warrior tier or above, you automatically get to have your name (or a name different than your own if you prefer) to be one of the many names in a list that the game uses for playable characters! Use your real name, your first name, your last name, or just something totally made up!
The Custom Icon
In multiplayer, you get to choose a name, and icon, a color (from a dynamic color wheel!) and if you have a special icon, whether to turn it on/off. At this low tier, you will get to be a significant contribution to the game! Icons are to show personality and style, and with this reward you get to add your creativity to the game! How it works: we send you a template, you send us back your finished icon, and we'll add it to the list of chooseable icons in multiplayer!
Epic Battle Poster
At $80, you receive the epic battle poster! A giant scene of conflagration and mayhem for you to hang on your wall! Admire the intricate conflicts that permeate the entire piece like a medieval "Where's Waldo?" of carnage! At 100 dollars, your epic poster is given signatures by members of the dev team(not a duplicate poster with a signature on it)!
At the 100 dollar level, you will receive this wonderful 100% cotton T-Shirt with several designs to choose from for your reward! The Carnage.net silhouette/green fire logo is the first official design, but long before the project is complete, we will be offering options before we ship to our t-shirt receiving customers on which design they would like! These shirts will be ONE OF A KIND and no more will be printed after the campaign run!
Satchel Charge Throw Pillow
In Myth, a satchel charge is a sack filled with an unstable concoction of black powder and special proprietary Dwarven ingredients! Unstable by nature, they compliment the fearless, psychotic Dwarves who wear them in bulk on their backs in backpacks and lay them down as traps for their grenades to ignite. When they do.. KA-BOOM! Well, why not dream yourself into oblivion by resting your noggin on pounds of fantasy high-explosives with this awesome custom-designed Satchel Charge Throw Pillow! Be careful when jumping on the couch, these things are known to go off by compression factor alone!
The Terrain Map
At this high of a tier, you get AN ACTUAL PIECE OF THE MYTH UNIVERSE! You will receive a GORGEOUS, tabletop-gaming-ready square of terrain with rolling hills, sandy trails and a river through the middle! This gorgeous 3d map is formed from high quality plastic and donations of this tier will also receive...
Your name on a headstone
Just how it sounds! Give us either your real name, or the name you used for your "Your name on a warrior" tier and we'll make sure you are accounted for as a dead-ass graveyard stiff with a headstone SOMEWHERE in the actual game's levels! You wont just be on some secret level with a thousand other schmo's gravestones.. there are a good numbers of graves in the myth world and you could be on any one of 'em! We, of course, will try to put them in cool, highly visible areas! Be a cool part of a cool map! Sweet!
The Physical Stat Book
...A lovely printed version of the digital statistics book! On-the-fly check the attack ranges, movement speeds, view distances and other strategic information with this nicely bound and high-quality physical rendition of the Statistics Book! Contains level strategies, overhead maps, unit descriptions and more!
Your name on a unique shrine
Similar to the headstone reward, but here's the distinction - you will have your name be who the shrine is dedicated to! Not some three foot tall gravestone, no sir, at this tier you get a MASSIVE STATUE, or a CRAZY COOL PART OF SOME RUINS, or something else UNIQUE AND EPIC to shrine your name on! We will be looking for ways to include your name on perhaps a really cool set piece to a level, or just make a totally unique badass shrine dedicated to just you! Either way, you'll end up in a sweet spot in the game
Create your own artifact
This tier is going to be a lot of fun for whoever gets it! At this tier, you get to work with us to create an item of power that will be placed somewhere in the game! This can be an item with either very significant or subtle changes to the gameplay. You can affect MANY MANY things, from something as mundane as getting a little more health, to something amazing like an impressive and visually stunning new spell! You get to say what it'll look like, what it'll do (within reason, we will want to balance it somewhat, but obviously balance doesnt mean we cant make it amazingly destructive, it just has to have a drawback of some sort). We love making new attacks. We love making new spells. And we LOVE putting new stuff in the game. Everybody wins!
Myth Statue/Action figure
That's right, you get a super detailed amazing 3d printed sculpture based on the 3d models of whichever unit you want! A favorite old myth unit? One of the new ones we made? You name it, we make it! You get your very own Myth character to hang around your desk and generally make you one of the coolest Myth fans ever.
Design a level
That's right, BIG and SIGNIFICANT contributions are possible (and encouraged) through donations! We are great fun to work with, and we will help you see your level's idea through to completion! Whether the map is single player or multiplayer will give it different guidelines, and it's the kind of tier reward that you should really call us first about, so everyone can get a clear idea of what's involved. We are confident that the end result will be a beautiful, fun map for single or multiplayer games, and you get to say "HEY I MADE THIS!" as you blow up your friends on it!
Design a unit
Oh, man. This is the big one. You get to come up with the idea and shape the production of a REAL UNIT THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE IN THE GAME! Iconic characters in Myth are what helped it remain unchallenged in the arena of low-fantasy for over a decade! Great concept art and ideas go a long way towards making a great game, and at this reward you get to actually be a SIGNIFICANT force of contribution to the project! The unit you create will have its own backstory, names, and place in the Myth universe! Do you want to create a "boss" or "Badass" character which there's only one of in the Myth universe, or do you want to create an entirely new army unit type, such as a badass mercenary warrior type with two swords, or maybe an evil new kind of monster or undead creature that will be featured (prominently) in the single player campaign as an enemy to fight against! (And every enemy in single player is a choosable unit in multiplayer, so any character you come up with will DIRECTLY affect the gameplay balance and flow of the levels that he is included on!). If you make a new warrior unit, youll get him in single player. If you make a new enemy unit, you'll be FIGHTING him in single player, but REGARDLESS of which you choose, it will DEFINITELY end up playing a big role in multiplayer! Oh, the possibilities!
Risks and challenges
Upon reaching our funding goals we can obtain the license. If unable to obtain the license, we will refund all backers pledges. When we secure the license - then the real work begins. Normally, when games are developed, there are quite a few uncertainties. Working with people who have been intimately familiar with every aspect of the Myth franchise, from playing to modding to coding, will reduce the development cycle substantially. There will be far less uncertainty in our production pipeline and feature implementation, and more actual content creation and polishing of the game, making for far less guesswork. It's hard to describe just how excited our team is about this project - this is a very low-risk, high-yield endeavor. We aren't making a game from scratch, we're finishing a vision we've always had.
Not much will need to be done to improve the system that was already set up. That is the beauty of Myth - to make it modern will not necessitate starting from scratch. Most people wouldn't believe just how far this development team has come without a budget other than our own hard-earned cash; being fueled by passion alone for many years and still loving the process.
And now it's all down to this - we have a highly polished demo and many working examples of the proposed feature additions, and all team
members have at the very minimum 10+ years being intimitately familiar creating content with the Myth engine and its capabilities. Not to mention there are a ton of people still developing for the Myth games, which is a wonderful resource! People love Myth so much, that some would be more than willing to volunteer their time for a game they love.
Those that join the cause would not need to be brought up to speed - the development cycle would be smooth, efficient and FUN! We wouldn't need to use valuable time and resources to bring everyone up to speed on the entire Myth franchise!
What does this also mean for people who love Myth? Job opportunities. That's right, we will be hiring people still active in the community! Job opportunities AND a new Myth Title! For someone who already loves the game and makes things for it, what could be a more amazing opportunity?!
New to modding or level design? No worries, by making video tutorials and guides plus behind the scenes video documentary filmed during the entire production we will show you how to, step by step, create all the different content in the game. From effects, to creating new weapons or how to start making maps, developers will be able to make their own stories and missions come to life by learning how to script levels and edit many aspects of the game. We'll provide super detailed tutorials on how to start rendering units so that they appear perfectly in game!
You and your friends can Imagine and create all new devastating weapons and armies to destroy your enemies on new maps and castles that YOU have made with the powerful included editors!
MythIV: by Modders for Modders. (...And anyone who loves carnage.)
"Thrall" Tier - In numbers we are strong! Any and every backer is equally valued, and to show our gratitude for any and all people who love Myth, want to see it come back, or just want to see this crazy game we're showing you succeed, everyone who backs us for any amount will get to have [their name in the game credits]! For 10 dollars you will get the [Digital Download] of the game, [Reserve] your own custom login/username for use on carnage.net. You also receive the [Digital Art Book], the [Musical Score] and the [Digital Stat Book!] Plus, when you log into multiplayer you get the exclusive ["Backer" icon] which only is given to those who helped the initial kickstarter push for Myth's revival!
"Warrior" Tier - A single man in armor is a warrior. But get a couple thousand warriors together and what do you have? An ARMY! You get to [add your name to the list of randomly chosen names for warriors]! And you don't have to put your actual name, you can always choose to give us your online moniker or just a name you made up that you think is cool! Whatever it is, it'll make it into the final game as an actual unit name! Every backer is assured a [Digital Download] of the game upon release, but those in the warrior tier get to wear the exclusive [Founder icon] in multiplayer (supercedes "Backer" icon)! And of course [reserve] your login/username, receive the [Digital Art Book], the [Musical Score] and the [Digital Stat Book]!
"Journeyman" Tier - At this tier, you get to add your uniqueness or flare to the game itself! [Create your own multiplayer icon] - we send you a 150x150 template, you send us back your icon! There are a few guidelines, but we have a sense of humor and will be considering icons on a case-by-case basis. Once approved it will be added to the list of choosable icons in the final game. Includes all previous rewards, plus the rare ["MYTHIC" icon], which supercedes the "Founder" icon.
"Berserk" Tier - Amazingly [Epic Poster]! Satisfy your bloodlust with a large-scale battle scene filled with carnage to hang on your wall! Amaze your friends at the sheer scale of battles possible in a modern Myth game! You also get the Special ["LEGENDARY" icon] in multiplayer. Plus all previous rewards.
"Warlock" Tier - Get a [t-shirt] and a [signed version of the Epic Poster]! Members of the team sign the battle scene poster for you, so you can have a piece of Myth veritae of your very own! Includes all previous rewards.
"Surly Dwarf" Tier - At this tier, you get the snazzy [Satchel Charge Throw Pillow]! Dream yourself into oblivion by resting your noggin on pounds of fantasy high-explosives! Includes all previous rewards! You get the [signed Epic Poster] from the previous tier of course, and also [your name in the SPECIAL THANKS] category of the credits for your generous contribution to myth's revival!
"Trow" Tier - In this tier you get a [3d map] - that's right, a section from an actual level in the game as a 3d scene! At this tier and up, you get to have [your name on a grave headstone] somewhere in the final game's levels! There will be graves aplenty on single and multiplayer maps, so you might end up on a neat, atmospheric spot in a cool level! Also, receive a [Physical Copy of the Unit Statistics Book]! See the vitality, movement speed, attack rate, damage, weaknesses, resistances, and more for every single character included in the game release! Know the units in and out, and discover your best strategies. Sweet!
"Shade" Tier - [Have your name on a shrine]. Be a part of Myth lore! Each person who backs on this tier gets their name inscribed on a unique, one-of-a-kind shrine somewhere in the game for all to see! Not one shrine with a bunch of names, but many shrines and each one different and dedicated to just YOU! Includes. At this esteemed level of support, get access to our Development Teamspeak3 VOIP server and be part of production meetings and be privy to all kinds of behind the scenes happenings. Includes all previous rewards.
"Avatara" Tier - [Create your own artifact] that will appear in the actual campaign or multiplayer level! Send us your idea, and reference imagery (it could even be a photo of something you own!) Work with us to create a backstory and a balanced (but fun) gameplay change based on it! Includes all previous rewards
"Fallen Lord" Tier- Receive a [custom 6-inch statuette of your favorite Myth character]! Choose your favorite unit from the series and we'll send you a 3d masterpiece to put on your mantle or chill on your desk! Includes all previous rewards
"Hero" Tier - At this level, you get to work with our team to [design a level] that will be in the final game! We'll show you that all you need is an idea, and we can show you personally how fun the creative process for this game really is! There will be guidelines, but it's the kind of process that has to happen in person and organically (and it should be a lot of fun for us too! It's no chore to create something awesome!). Includes all previous rewards.
$10,000 "Leveller" - Be a force of significant contribution to the project! [Work with the team to design an actual character in the game]! This could be an original character you've designed already or you could tell us exactly what you want and we'll make it in front of you at the studio! Will he be evil, or good? Warrior, villager, monster or necromancer? Is he a hero unit (only one in the game) or do you want to make a WHOLE NEW enemy type that the player will have to fight against on various level and as a tradeable unit in multiplayer battles? It's up to you! There will be some guidelines that are better discussed in person once you have a solid idea, but we are pretty flexible at this high of a reward level! a VIP pass to the studios, get co-producer credit, and ALL previous reward tiers, but you'll be called upon to help make the character and hang out before the game ships, so you get part of your reward earlier than everyone else!