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A journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders
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3,471 backers pledged €97,769 to help bring this project to life.

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OMNO - an atmospheric exploration and puzzle adventure

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Omno tells the story of a journey of discovery through an ancient world of wonders.

I started work on Omno over 2 years ago, I’d love to show you more about the game and invite you to come on the final leg of this journey with me!

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Omno is a single player adventure that will take you through lush forests, across a sun blasted desert, over a frigid tundra, and where the power of a lost civilisation will even carry you to the clouds. On the way you will meet strange creatures, encounter many surprises and maybe make a friend.


Besides offering an interactive world, Omno challenges you with puzzles, hidden secrets and obstacles to overcome in 3D puzzle platformer style.


If you want to see Omno in action, here is some gameplay footage of the game:

The world of Omno is teeming with creatures great and small for you to observe and interact with. Shy crab-like rocks, helpful turtles, maybe even a friendly dinosaur to ride?

You must unlock the hero’s true potential and master unique skills to continue their journey.

Your magic staff is the key to powering forgotten relics, and will allow you to dash lighting fast across platforms, glide over land, sail above the clouds and more!

The game covers a wide variety of landscapes and is built with state-of-the-art development tools and tricks (I sometimes show behind the scene stuff in my newsletter if you are interested) to create vast areas while ensuring a stable framerate.

The audio of Omno features a melancholic, mysterious and at times epic  soundtrack. For the music of the trailer I worked with the versatile and experienced composer Benedict Nichols and I hope I can keep up this great collaboration with the help of the backers.

I have been working on Omno for over 2 years (the last 8 months fulltime) and now I would say Omno is about 60% complete. I took a lot of time to nail down the tech behind the game which is pretty much done already! Also all the core mechanics are finished and all worlds are in a playable stage.

The main thing missing is putting all pieces together, replacing placeholders with actual assets and adding way more animals, a lot of secrets to discover and overall more love to the game, which takes time of course.

Omno is developed by myself (Jonas Manke), a solo indie dev from Germany. Before Omno I gained production experience as a freelance animator for 10 years on many movies and games (lately 'State of Decay' series - check my personal website or IMDB for more). Working for myself in this competitive environment not only helped me gain a lot of experience in game development but also in planning projects, setting realistic deadlines and budgets. I met great people and inspiring artists along my way who I talk to on a daily basis to receive the hardest and highly qualified feedback.

Omno is currently planned to release on Steam (Windows) in the second half of 2019, though I would love to port the game to other platforms (Switch, PS4, XBOX) if there is enough funding for it.

The game will support gamepad and keyboard input at launch and will release in English, though I might add further languages down the line.

the actual look might differ from this image
the actual look might differ from this image

While running a Kickstarter campaign comes with a lot of risk and requires a great deal of work, there are several reasons why I think a crowdfunding campaign makes a lot of sense for Omno:

Developing the game together: Since the beginning of Omno I have always listened to feedback and enjoyed talking with fans of the game, and a Kickstarter campaign means I would be able to get even more direct feedback from backers.

Creative freedom: While there is a good amount of interest from publishers for Omno I would love to stay independent and finish the game with complete creative freedom.

Money (of course): The money raised by the Kickstarter would mostly be used to cover my living costs for the end of development and to pay some additional collaborators for music and sound. If the campaign is overfunded I have lots of ideas for stretch goals (did someone say consoles? ;) ).

Risks and challenges

I’m probably not the first one to tell you that game development always bears certain risks. There is always a chance of unexpected problems that could occur and potentially delay the game.

That being said I have already been working on Omno for over two years and the core technology and gameplay as well as the rough levels are all there, so I’m confident with the timeline I have laid out.

As for the Kickstarter rewards, I have purposely kept the number of physical rewards low and realistic to ensure that backers will get their rewards on time.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.14

    Good spirit

    Thank you for your support! Gain access to the exclusive backer Discord channel and picturesque wallpapers.

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    • Digital wallpaper pack
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    EARLY BIRD: Get the Game

    Get a digital copy of the game at launch (Steam) - with early bird discount! Your name will also be in the Supporter section of the credits.

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    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Supporter"
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    Get the Game

    Get a digital copy of the game at launch (Steam). Your name will also be in the Supporter section of the credits.

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    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Supporter"
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    Digital Deluxe Game

    Dive fully into the world of Omno with the digital deluxe edition including the downloadable atmospheric soundtrack and a beautiful digital art book with more than 20 pages packed with concept art, style development images and in-depth explanations about the visuals.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Supporter"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
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    Socializer: Companion+Additional key

    Your companion will have a unique glowing, sparkling Kickstarter-skin (you can switch to the default skin if you want to).

    TIER EXCLUSIVE
    Your friend has no credit card? Or you want to make a gift? Receive a second Steam-Key of OMNO - only on this tier.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Supporter"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Exclusive KS companion skin
    • TIER-EXCLUSIVE: Second Steam Key
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    VIP Beta Package

    Try Omno before release and take part in a beta test and join the exclusive beta tester Discord channel. Your name will also be in the Beta-Tester section of the credits.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Beta-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Exclusive KS companion skin
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
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    Pledge €100 or more About US$ 114

    VIP Alpha Package

    Customize your companion even more - Unlock many individual exclusive KS skins for your fellow (including the green KS skin from previous rewards).
    Be one of the first to play Omno and try the alpha version, and join the exclusive alpha tester channel on Discord. Your name will also be in the Alpha-Tester section of the credits.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
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    Customize your character

    Change your character's outfit. You will be able to interact with a very specific creature that lets you change colors!

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
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    Leave a mark in the world of Omno

    Leave a mark in the world of Omno and find your name engraved in a prominent spot in the game world (names will be double checked for appropriate content).

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
    • Your name will be engraved in a prominent monument in the game
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    Animal lover

    Omno is full of wonderful animals and only with this tier, you get to name one entire species (names will be double checked for appropriate content).

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
    • Your name will be engraved in a prominent monument in the game
    • TIER-EXCLUSIVE: Name an animal species in the game
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    Dev Pro

    For developers: Learn the secrets that are used to breathe life into the wonderful world of Omno. A webinar showing the most important workflows and techniques being used to create Omno and your chance to ask all the questions you have.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
    • Your name will be engraved in a prominent monument in the game
    • TIER-EXCLUSIVE: Ticket for an exclusive online dev webinar
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    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,138

    Figurine collector

    Get a Kickstarter exclusive physical statue! Check out the reward image for more info.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
    • Your name will be engraved in a prominent monument in the game
    • OMNO Statue
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    Pledge €2,000 or more About US$ 2,275

    Animal creator

    Spend one day with the dev, help designing, naming and creating one of the animal inhabitants of the game world. Either via Skype, Discord or mail. Chat with the dev about design ideas, follow the process in detail and show your creativity in the game.

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
    • Your name will be engraved in a prominent monument in the game
    • OMNO Statue
    • TIER-EXCLUSIVE: Co-design an animal in Omno
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    Co-Producer

    You will be named as Co-Producer at the beginning of the game. I invite you to spend a day with me in the studio, have dinner, some drinks and a good time (travel costs not included).

    Includes:
    • Hearty thank you from the dev
    • Digital wallpaper pack
    • Your name in the credits as "Alpha-Tester"
    • Access to backer Discord channel
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Art Book (digital)
    • Soundtrack (digital)
    • Access to beta tester Discord channel
    • Beta-Access
    • Access to alpha tester Discord Channel
    • Alpha-Access
    • Choose your individual companion
    • Customize your character
    • Your name will be engraved in a prominent monument in the game
    • OMNO Statue
    • TIER-EXCLUSIVE: Visit the Omno creator and dev in Germany
    • TIER-EXCLUSIVE: Your name as "Co-Producer"
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Funding period

- (33 days)