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A surreal journey through a strange yet beautiful underworld
A surreal journey through a strange yet beautiful underworld
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Beyond The Underworld - A Surreal Journey style game

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Go on a Journey to find out your truth...

Beyond The Underworld is a surreal Journey style game centered around a girl who discovers that she isn't in a normal world anymore 

She discovers that she isn't exactly human either

You are in the afterlife...but why?

Explore a strange and surreal reality where spirits take form as glowing insects like butterflies, moths and dragonflies; all with their own personality trait

Butterflies are playful and are in a constant state of euphoria and eagerness to have fun, they are often found in groups 

Moths are calm and are in a peaceful state of mind, they prefer calmly flying through this world

Dragonflies are curious and always have an eagerness to explore, they are found in many areas often going through each section

But the underworld isnt just full of spirits, it also has its own unique wildlife that have their own ecosystem like Jellyfish, Hummingbirds and Pedal Creatures 

The Underworld...

I want to make each world feel rich and unique, like that it has its own living breathing world

I don't have anything against walking simulators but I don't want this game to just be that; players should have the urge to explore and learn about this world and be rewarded when they do

Lore is experiment right now as i'm trying to build the player's and the world's story  but its going along pretty well

But I know this game can be more, so that's why i'm coming to Kickstarter asking for the base amount of what I need to improve the game and pay development costs:

How funds will be used...

 About me and how this game came to me...

My name is Andreas Dilling and i'm a solo developer using the Unreal Engine to create this game. I've had this idea in my head for a while now and have been thinking about it almost everyday so I learned even more about game development in hopes of creating my dream game and sharing it with the world. 

I have had a love for the "Journey" style games and was originally inspired by Journey and The First Tree to create a game like this. One thing I don't see a lot in games is when the surrealness is cranked up by a lot; where almost everything doesn't resemble our world today. 

Reality is something we are all used to, same color trees, same animals, same world. So I wanted to create a world where almost everything has a unique twist on it; blue grass, glowing insect spirits, new ecosystem, etc. 

So any support at all, even if you don't donate, would be greatly appreciated.


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Risks and challenges

There are plenty of risks when designing and publishing a game, for example budgeting and time management but im prepared for any issues that may come up.

Making sure it resonates well with audiences and that its a game that you guys would enjoy so taking feedback and using it to improve key features for the game is a must.

Of course there are also bug fixes, making sure the main mechanics work smoothly and that the game runs smoothly on the majority of computers but I will make sure not to rush the game and take my time to make sure things work properly

Risks and Challenges? Plenty but i'm eager to face them :)

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    Extra Thanks

    You will be able to have your name in the credits, the website and a personalized message from the developer

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    Early Access/Digital Copy

    This tier will grant you early access and a digital copy of the game with the previous tier rewards

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    • Digital Copy of the game
    • High Quality Title Art
    • Your name in the credits and website
    • Personal Thank You
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    Design a main plant for the game

    You will be able to design a plant that will be used throughout the game, you can describe it to me or send me a sketch; however you want to do it

    Includes:
    • Ability to design a plant
    • Early Access
    • Digital Copy of the game
    • High Quality Title Art
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    • Personal Thank You
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    Design a flying creature

    The wildlife is a big part of this game, lend your part by designing your own NON-INSECT creature that may be used in one or more of the levels. You can describe the design and animation to me, send me a sketch or however you would like to do it

    Includes:
    • Ability to design a creature
    • Ability to design a plant
    • Early Access
    • Digital Copy of the game
    • High Quality Title Art
    • Your name in the credits and website
    • Personal Thank You
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    Personalized Art Piece

    (ART PIECE IN THIS TIER ONLY) You will receive a personalized custom art piece from a professional of you or your custom requested avatar in a Beyond The Underworld level with your custom plants or creatures!

    Includes:
    • Custom Art Piece
    • Ability to design a creature
    • Ability to design a plant
    • Digital Copy of the game
    • Early Access
    • High Quality Title Art
    • Your name in the credits and website
    • Personal Thank You
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    Direct a level

    This tier will allow you to design a level and the plant life for it, you can work with me however you want to bring your vision for a level to life.

    Includes:
    • Design a level
    • Ability to design a creature
    • Ability to design a plant
    • Early Access
    • Digital Copy of the game
    • High Quality Title Art
    • Your name in the credits and website
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    Co-Director

    Want to have vital part in the game creation? This tier will allow you to co-direct the game with me and design levels and mechanics. This Journey can be walked together!

    Includes:
    • Co-Director
    • Ability to design a creature
    • Ability to design a plant
    • Early Access
    • Digital Copy of the game
    • High Quality Title Art
    • Your name in the credits and website
    • Personal Thank You
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