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Immersive environments, captivating storyline promoting empathy, unique NPCs & puzzles. The killer VR game you've been waiting for!
Immersive environments, captivating storyline promoting empathy, unique NPCs & puzzles. The killer VR game you've been waiting for!
111 backers pledged $10,095 to help bring this project to life.

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Saving Princess Maya is an episodic, VR adventure game with a focus on innovative immersive storytelling based on an internally-developed original IP. 

This Kickstarter project aims to fundraise for the first episode of the game. We are developing the game initially for Gear VR and will release it on Oculus Store for Gear VR gamers, but upon hitting certain stretch goals, we will also develop and release the game for other platforms.

The story begins in an unknown realm where Princess Maya has been kidnapped, and her loyal servant, Gelayon, has been thrown in the dark mazes. The player, trapped in the same environment, joins forces with Gelayon to escape. As the story progresses, it engages the player intellectually and emotionally to feel compassion toward the characters and try to help them. Along the way the player figures out that he/she is an important part of an ancient prophecy…

Unlike traditional adventure games that are mostly puzzle games with limited stories, Saving Princess Maya is a game where the story is the main element yet it progresses by solving challenging puzzles. Players feel immersed in a fantasy world where they follow the story by meeting deep-personality characters, having engaging and humorous conversations, exploring mysterious levels and getting to know their unique residents and rules, collecting and combining items, and solving various puzzles.

The World of Mazes, where the story happens, is comprised of many mazes, each with its unique environment, residents, and rules. The only way to go from one maze to another is through teleport gates that change destination weekly, so if you enter the world of mazes, there is no guarantee you will ever be able to find your way out. That's also why there is no clear map of this mysterious world and rumors are widespread. The story of the first episode happens in the Dark Mazes, a large sub-section of the World of Mazes.

The World of Mazes
The World of Mazes

Aztyle Maze

The first level of the game happens in Aztyle Maze. Aztyle Maze is a relatively small maze in the World of Mazes. The Federation of Mazes has set the chance of teleporting to mazes proportionate to their sizes, so the smaller mazes have less visitors. Here is where the player meets Gelayon, Princess Maya's loyal servant, and tries to help him. Gelayon has been thrown in this maze to decrease his chance of getting any help.  

Aztyle Maze
Aztyle Maze

Grezorth Maze

A mysterious, scary, and dust-covered environment, Grezorth Maze is a relatively large maze in the World of Mazes. It has been ruined by meteor showers that started ages ago, and except for lava creatures and ghosts who can bear the environment, no living thing can live in this maze. It is rumored that this maze had residents who used to live here before the meteor shower started, and they invented a specific type of ancient magic to escape from the maze. 

Grezorth Maze
Grezorth Maze

 

Gelayon

Gelayon is loyal servant of Princess Maya who has worked for the Princess forever. He tells the player about Evil Kilo kidnapping the Princess and throwing him in the Dark Mazes, and becomes the player's companion in the game. He is well-connected, with knowledge of the kingdom, impatient, conservative, worried, and also a blamer. He has a poor eyesight and barely walks. 

Gelayon
Gelayon

Ayla

Ayla is one of the survivors of an ancient fairy descent. She is from the Gua Fairy Tribe, one of the several fairy tribes in the world of mazes. She chose not to be a warrior and instead became a merchant, a profession she liked, and decided to sell stuff in a dangerous area full of unknowns. She is loyal, kind-hearted, and a fan of Princess Maya. 

Ayla
Ayla

Procket

A deep, smart, mature, bored, slow, grumpy, helpful, and relatively negative-minded rock prophet who knows the prophecy. Procket talks in code, eats half of what he wants to say, loses focus easily and jumps from one sentence to another irrelevant one.

Procket
Procket

Engilava

Engilava is a lava engineer who prides himself on knowing everything about lava and being the best lava engineer ever known. He has an engineering, problem-solving, and analytical mind. Engilava is not a human. He belongs to a category of creatures that could survive the meteor shower and live in Grezorth Maze because their bodies contain lava. 

Engilava
Engilava

Lava Minion

Another ancient creature living in Grezorth Maze, Lava Minion can walk over magma and hot surfaces. It doesn’t talk but interacts and shows excitement by jumping up and down. The player has to find a way to befriend this dog-style lava creature.  

Lava Minion
Lava Minion

Lavasaurus

A scary ancient creature that has been living in the Grezorth Maze forever. No one knows when it was born, but it is rumored that its existence goes back to the beginning of the meteor shower. It can’t be beaten or killed. It is deadly upon contact but doesn’t eat living things. It only eats lava and its droppings are of a material that is resistant to meteor hits, one of hardest materials ever known to maze residents.

Lavasaurus
Lavasaurus

 And other characters you will get to know once you play the game...

  • Immersive environments with stunning graphics that make you want to explore more and forget the real world ever existed.
  • Deep storyline with a well-thought-out backstory for the world and each level. Story unfolds as the player advances in the game.
  • Smooth and intuitive gameplay.
  • Meaningful missions and goals to save the day.
  • Interesting characters who make you want to know more about them.
  • Humorous narratives between the player and NPCs.
  • Unique puzzles that are specific to VR and that you can't experience elsewhere.
  • Variety of items to gather, store, combine, and use to solve different puzzles.
  • And finally more future episodes to come with new environments, characters, puzzles, and stories...
Tombstones Puzzle
Tombstones Puzzle

 

Virtual reality is one of the best mediums ever created for storytelling, second only to books. The opportunities for innovative storytelling in virtual reality are endless and we are only in the early stages. 

Gamers are some of the earliest adopters of new technologies, looking for new things to try and cool games to play. Yes, Gamers Are Cool! Unfortunately, there are not many new great adventure games out there, and even less great games exist for VR. With your help, we want to change that. 

With your support, we want to create immersive adventure games with strong storylines, engaging and deep characters, and interesting puzzles. We also want to create games that are super fun to play but also have a purpose - a purpose to stimulate deep human emotions such as empathy and compassion. VR is perfect for that and Saving Princess Maya will be such a game. 

 

We are developing the game initially for Gear VR and will release it on Oculus Store for Gear VR gamers, but upon hitting certain stretch goals, we will also develop and release the game for other platforms.

$40,000: Oculus Rift (Delivery: June 2018)

We will develop a version of the game for Oculus Rift and release it on Oculus Store.

$80,000: Google Daydream (Delivery: August 2018)

We will develop and release a VR version of the game for Google Daydream.

$120,000: HTC Vive (Delivery: October 2018)

We will develop a VR version of the game for HTC Vive and release it on Steam. 

$160,000: PS VR (Delivery: January 2019)

We will develop and release a VR version of the game for PlayStation. 

$250,000: Non-VR (Delivery: April 2019)

We will develop a Non-VR version of the game for iOS and Android and release it on the Apple App Store and Google Play. 

We are almost done with 80% of the game development for the Gear VR version. Your support will help us complete the game successfully, test and fine-tune it enough, and make sure we don't cut some of the awesomeness because of budget limits. It will also help us be faster in the game development process, hire game testers we need, and release the game ASAP.

While reaching the goal will help us for development and release of the Gear VR version of the game, reaching stretch goals will enable us to release the game for other platforms. VR gamers are spread across different platforms of Gear VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR to name the major ones. While some gamers have more than one headset, that's not the case for most, so we have to fix that problem on our end.

 Although some part of the game development for all platforms is similar, the design and development process varies from one platform to another, which means extra time and money for bringing the game to each platform. We have worked hard on developing the storyline, environments, characters, and puzzles, and we want as many gamers as possible to enjoy the fruits of our labor. That means we should release the game for every major VR platform (and even Non-VR if we get to its respective stretch goal), and that's another reason why we need your support. Please help us reach our stretch goals as well! 

Would You Back Us?
Would You Back Us?

 

 

 

 

 

Reward #1
Reward #1

A big thank you for helping us in any way you can; it's really appreciated. You will get a wallpaper pack for your desktop.

Reward #2
Reward #2

You will get a redeem key for Gear VR to download the game for free on Oculus Store.

Reward #3
Reward #3

You will get a redeem key for Gear VR to download the game for free on Oculus Store.

Reward #4
Reward #4

In addition to the game and wallpapers, your name will be listed on our website as a supporter of the game.

Reward #5
Reward #5

In addition to Member rewards, your name will be listed as a supporter in the game credits.

Reward #6
Reward #6

In addition to Member rewards, your name will be listed as a supporter in the game credits.

Reward #7
Reward #7

Get 3 Gear VR redeem codes for three digital downloads of the game from Oculus Store for you and your friends, and have all of your names on the website as well as in the game credits as supporters of the game.

Reward #8
Reward #8

In addition to Super Member rewards, you will receive a pack of 5 digital cards of five of the game’s main characters that you can print at home.

Reward #9
Reward #9

In addition to Super Member rewards, you will receive a pack of 5 digital cards of five of the game’s main characters that you can print at home. 

Reward #10
Reward #10

In addition to Card Collector rewards, you will have early access to the game, will receive your Gear VR redeem key 1 week before the official game release date, and play the game before everyone else.

Reward #11
Reward #11

In addition to Card Collector rewards, you will have early access to the game, will receive your Gear VR redeem key 1 week before the official game release date, and play the game before everyone else.

Reward #12
Reward #12

In addition to Early Adopter rewards, you can send us a video of you wearing a Gear VR headset and playing the game, and we will post that video on the company's official YouTube account.

Reward #13
Reward #13

In addition to Celebrity rewards, you will receive a digital sample of the GDD Summary of one of the levels of the game. You will have a first-hand look at the game design of a professional game.

Reward #14
Reward #14

 In addition to Inner Circle rewards, you will receive a one-hour Skype session with the game designer. You can ask your questions about the game design and development process and get an insider look at what a professional game's design process looks like.

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Risks and challenges

VR is a new medium and with any new medium comes some development risks. That said, we are in very good shape to mitigate those risks. We released two simpler VR games before this game and learned the challenges of VR game publishing. We have worked on Saving Princess Maya together as a team for about 10 months now, have great team dynamics, and the game is very close to our hearts. Also, the Gear VR version of the game is more than 80% complete, so we have addressed most of the development risks by now, and we are seeking your support for the last push. Finally, we have an experienced team with prior experience of publishing VR games and non-VR games on various platforms, familiar with the challenges of game development and publishing, and ways to overcome them.

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