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In 1920s Paris, Jennifer uses her artistic skills to solve the mystery of her father's murder, assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.
In 1920s Paris, Jennifer uses her artistic skills to solve the mystery of her father's murder, assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.
323 backers pledged £11,909 to help bring this project to life.

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Jennifer explores her loft
Jennifer explores her loft

UPDATE #3: WE'RE FUNDED! - Thanks to all our backers for funding Jennifer Wilde! We appreciate every pledge and share you made to bring us over the line.

We've added have a few stretch goals that we think might be of interest to you!

Stretch goals for the final few days of the campaign!
Stretch goals for the final few days of the campaign!

UPDATE #2: Jennifer Wilde wins Excellence in Art at the Galways Games Gathering! Thanks for the support so far.

UPDATE: DRM Free version now available. Back any tier that includes the game, and you can replace the Steam Key with a DRM Free download. 

 At the start of the Jazz Age in Paris in 1921, young French artist Jennifer Chevalier becomes embroiled in death, espionage and revolution which takes her across the three nations of France, England and Ireland – ably assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.   

Jennifer believes the recent death of her father was no ‘accident’. Finding a chained locket in her father’s hotel, Jennifer attempts to use her childhood gift for talking to ghosts to call his spirit back. Unwittingly, the ghost recalled is that of Oscar Wilde, famous Irish playwright, whose affair with Jennifer’s father has bound his ghost to the locket. 

Jennifer and Oscar find themselves involved in schemes of murder, ghosts and intrigue as they attempt to solve Jennifer’s father’s murder, and develop a deep friendship along the way… 

Based on the best-selling and award winning comic from Atomic Diner.

There's no better way to experience Paris than to visit yourself. Download our Windows Demo here. The game is very much a work-in-progress, so please forgive the bugs! 

Jennifer Wilde Gameplay
Jennifer Wilde Gameplay

Jennifer Wilde is a Point & Click 2D adventure game with a unique comic book inventory design. As Jennifer discovers clues to her father’s death, she sketches illustrated notes in her book; which the player can study, rearrange and combine into a comic book-style story. Use this illustrated knowledge to confront characters, prompt their memories and link clues together as you discover more about Jennifer’s father’s hidden past, and the truth behind his death.

Unique take on the classic inventory
Unique take on the classic inventory

Alongside the comic book mysteries, environmental, dialogue and classic inventory puzzles will vex your brain along the way, with crafty but logical solutions ready to be solved.

Environmental puzzles to tax your brain
Environmental puzzles to tax your brain

Key features  

  • Play as both Jennifer and the ghost of Irish playwright, Oscar Wilde.
  • Unique comic book-style inventory 
  • Choices affect the outcome of the story 
  • Visit Paris, London and Dublin 
  • Fully illustrated in Black & White line art by comic artists, with a mix of traditional and rigged animation 
  • Direct control or classic point & click

Last year the team at Outsider Games launched our first PC game, Wailing Heights, on Steam to positive reviews and several award nominations. Since then we’ve been working hard on developing Jennifer Wilde as our next big project!   

 

Jennifer Wilde is a project Outsider Games has been working on for over a year now, as a spiritual follow-up to our award nominated adventure game, Wailing Heights.  

The game is feature-complete, and we’ve completed the script and art for approximately the first third of the game. We’re turning to Kickstarter and the community to help raise funds to produce the game in it’s entirety. We want to improve upon, and polish, all aspects of the game from animation to music and sound, and tell this story as we envision it. 

We’ve worked hard to get this far in development with help from Northern Ireland Screen and Atomic Diner, while putting in many additional hours and as much time as we can afford ourselves. 

We’re running this campaign because we need your help to finish Jennifer’s story!  

Funding Breakdown   

Hitting our Kickstarter goal of £11,000 will secure further match funding, bringing the total game budget to £43,000. This will allow us to finish the game with the level of polish we envision. 

Below is a breakdown of the game budget, and how Kickstarter funds will help us complete our goal. 

 

We have a great collection of rewards for backers, from a copy of the game, to our Jazz-filled soundtrack, a gorgeous digital artbook, copies of the original comics, hand-drawn original artwork, and even a chance to be animated IN the game!

 

 

Environments

Just some of the environments Jennifer and Oscar encounter as they travel between France, England and Ireland.

 

 

Concepts

Concepts for environments later in the game. If you want to see these finished as much as we do, please back the Kickstarter! 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have been developing Jennifer Wilde over the last year, and the majority of the feature are in place. We have completed artwork, puzzles and script for approximately one third of the game, and can plan our time and budget accordingly.

Of course, we know that there are always surprises and uncertainties in game development. Thankfully, having previously developed and launched one PC title to-date, we are experienced in overcoming and problem-solving any challenges that arise, minimising any risks to the project.

We are confident and determined to bring Jennifer Wilde to completion, and we know with your help we can do it!

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    Thank You!

    A Thank You for the support and access to backer-only updates, along with a 4k Wallpaper.

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    Digital Game

    A digital copy of the game for PC, Mac or Linux!

    Includes:
    • Digital Game
    • Your name in the credits!
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    Digital Deluxe

    A copy of the Digital deluxe edition of the game. Includes the Game, Soundtrack, Artbook and 4k Wallpaper

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    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
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    Reader's Bundle

    For lovers of the written word! A digital copy of the game plus PDF copies of Jennifer Wilde #1- 3 and the Wild Hunt comics. The original game script and comic scripts.

    Includes:
    • Digital Game
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Your name in the credits!
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    Big Digital Bundle

    All digital items including game, soundtrack, artbook, comics and scripts!

    Includes:
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • Your name in the credits!
    • 4k Wallpaper
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    Gifting Bundle

    Know someone in your live who would LOVE Jennifer Wilde? The Gifting Bundle comes with 2x copies of Jennifer Wilde, plus 1 x copy of everything else in the Big Digital Bundle. BONUS: A Wailing Heights Steam Code for yourself!

    Includes:
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • Your name in the credits!
    • 4k Wallpaper
    • BONUS: Wailing Heights Steam Key
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    Pledge £50 or more About $68

    EXCLUSIVE Alternative Costume

    EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter variant in-game costume for Oscar to wear.

    Backers will have input on the design, with a vote on the final costume.

    Includes all items in Bigger Digital Bundle

    Includes:
    • Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE variant costume
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • Your name in the credits!
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    CUSTOM Avatar edition

    An avatar version of you drawn up in the Jennifer Wilde artstyle. You can use this on your own social media, and it will appear in the credits of the game.

    Includes Kickstarter Exclusive costume and all items in Bigger Digital Bundle

    Includes:
    • Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE variant costume
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • Your name in the credits!
    • 4k Wallpaper
    • Custom Avatar drawn just for you!
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    Physical Collector's Edition

    LIMITED RUN!

    The Collector's Edition is a box of goodies sent to your home!

    An original hand-drawn Jennifer Wilde sketch from one of our amazing artists! Print copies of the Jennifer Wilde comic (4 issues), and a Kickstarter A4 print all sent to your door!

    Includes Kickstarter Exclusive costume and all items in Bigger Digital Bundle

    Includes:
    • ORIGINAL Art - A one-of-a-kind hand drawn sketch
    • Physical Collectors Copy of the game
    • PHYSICAL copies of all 4 Jennifer Wilde comics
    • PHYSICAL A4 Jennifer Wilde Kickstarter Print
    • Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE variant costume
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • Your name in the credits!
    • 4k Wallpaper
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    Be in the Game Bundle

    Be a character IN the game! We will draw your likeness as a character in the game. Work with us to design the final look and attire for your character that Jennifer and Oscar will come across on their adventures.

    Includes the Physical Collector's Edition.

    Includes:
    • Appear IN the game as a hand-drawn character!
    • ORIGINAL Art - A one-of-a-kind hand drawn sketch
    • PHYSICAL copies of all 4 Jennifer Wilde comics
    • PHYSICAL A4 Jennifer Wilde Kickstarter Print
    • Kickstarter EXCLUSIVE variant costume
    • Digital Game
    • Digital Soundtrack
    • Digital Artbook
    • All 4 issues of the Jennifer Wilde comic in PDF format
    • Original scripts for the game and comics
    • Your name in the credits!
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    The Commission!

    A limited-to-one-pledge tier.

    Once we have wrap development on Jennifer Wilde, a member of our team will work on the backer’s project for a month!

    If you own a studio or company that would love to have our unique comic style artwork as part of a late 2018 project, this is the perfect way to bring us on board and help fund Jennifer Wilde!

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Funding period

- (30 days)