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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 21 2018 1:09 PM UTC +00:00

About

Rumours From Elsewhere is an action 3D sidescroller game incorporating platforming and rogue-lite elements, rendered in a highly colourful and charming low poly style. Set in a fantasy Middle Eastern inspired world that becomes more otherworldly as you journey on. Adventurers are lured to enter the Door of Elsewhere by the promise of having their deepest desire fulfilled, but none has ever returned to tell the tale.

We plan to release Rumours From Elsewhere on Steam in Summer 2018. Initially the game will just be single-player for PC and Mac, but if our Kickstarter campaign exceeds our funding goal we will look into possibly introducing multiplayer, as well as porting the game to other devices.

What lies beyond the Door of Elsewhere:

  • Select your adventurer from one of ten playable characters, each with their own unique play style and story
  • Immerse yourself in 10 beautiful and mysterious environments, and discover hidden treasures
  • Craft over 100 deadly weapons by collecting materials along your journey
  • Battle fearsome bosses and a huge variety of over 45 enemies
  • No playthrough will be the same - discover different combinations of destinations, enemies, traps and rewards each time you play

 

Run, climb, dash, wall-slide, swim, or wall-jump - use your nimble movements to escape from certain death or use to your advantage to reach secret loot and shortcuts.

Have no mercy on your foes, because they will relentlessly hunt you down! Each playable character features uniques stats and 4 attacks:

  • Combo Attack -  can be used as often as you desire
  • Special Attack - a more unique attack but requires a short cooldown
  •  Defensive Attack - almost always saves you from trouble but has a longer cooldown
  •  Final Attack - deals massive damage but in turn has the longest cooldown

With death always lurking just behind the corner in Rumours From Elsewhere, the only way to survive is to explore and acquire better gear!

Enemies drop gold and materials once slain, and whilst all gold is lost upon the death of the player, materials are kept and can be used to unlock new weapons and trinkets in the Blacksmith's Forge.

Once a new item is unlocked, the player will have the chance to find the item in a chest in any of their future playthroughs.

Materials are divided across three levels of rarity
Materials are divided across three levels of rarity

 

Levels

The Door of Elsewhere is connected to 10 different worlds which become more dangerous and magical as the player progresses.

Each playthroughconsists of 5 levels, always starting out in the desert but continuing through a canyon full of bandits, an overgrown alchemist laboratory or even in the belly of a deceased behemot!

The scorching desert, the beginning of the adventure
The scorching desert, the beginning of the adventure

 

Concept art of the Desert level
Concept art of the Desert level

 

The Mana Garden, a mystical cave filled with deadly magical beings and flowers
The Mana Garden, a mystical cave filled with deadly magical beings and flowers

ENEMIES

Rumours From Elsewhere features over 45 different NPC enemies, some unique to certain levels and others able to spawn anywhere.

NPC enemies range from natural animals like wolves and bears to more monstous beings, such as skeletons, ghouls or "djinns" - powerful elemental beings.

Each foe has its own set of stats, attacks, loot drops and strategy to defeat - all of this information plus art and lore, will become available to the player in the Library Menu once certain tasks are completed within the game.

Don't be fooled by their battered appearance and crooked weapons, these bandits mean business!
Don't be fooled by their battered appearance and crooked weapons, these bandits mean business!

 

No foe can match the power of the djinns: come prepared or face your doom!
No foe can match the power of the djinns: come prepared or face your doom!

 

Feasting on the corpse of the behemoth are the clan of Ghadabs, hyena people which are as aggressive as they are ugly
Feasting on the corpse of the behemoth are the clan of Ghadabs, hyena people which are as aggressive as they are ugly

BOSSES

At the end of each level, the player will come face to face with a level boss, an extremely dangerous foe which will put even the greatest of adventurers to the test. But fret not, despite their gigantic size and treacherous techinques every boss has an Achilles heel...

Defeat them and you will be rewarded with great treasures!

Issahara, the Desert Queen needs nourishment for her thousands of baby scorpions: their stingers might paralyze you, but her tail slam will undoubtedly pulverize you.
Issahara, the Desert Queen needs nourishment for her thousands of baby scorpions: their stingers might paralyze you, but her tail slam will undoubtedly pulverize you.

 

Last of its kind, the Minotaur lies in the Jungle Temple, waiting to slam his mighty fists down on whoever threatens his sacred land.
Last of its kind, the Minotaur lies in the Jungle Temple, waiting to slam his mighty fists down on whoever threatens his sacred land.

 

A great evil lurks at the top of the Alchemist tower. Iblis the Lich is a powerful necromancer able to summon lightning and hoards of minions.
A great evil lurks at the top of the Alchemist tower. Iblis the Lich is a powerful necromancer able to summon lightning and hoards of minions.

WEAPONS

one-handed weapons
one-handed weapons

There are over 100 weapons and trinkets in Rumours From Elsewhere, separated in to 5 different trees:

  • One-handed Weapons (sword, maces and axes)
  • Daggers (knives, sickles and small swords)
  • Staves (magical wands, spears and schytes)
  • Two-handed Weapons (long swords, maces and axes)
  • Trinkets (pendants, charms, rings)

Each playable character has an assigned weapon tree and will be able to carry any weapon unlocked from it, one at a time. They can also carry one trinket at a time which can trigger a cooldown skill as well as granting a passive buff to the player.

All the weapons feature stat boosts for the player and the strongest ones can also inflict alt statuses (poison, bleeding) on enemies or carry powerful blessings. Weapons can be unlocked in the Blacksmith's Forge by investing materials in the corresponding Weapons Tree.

All of the Weapon Trees at the Blacksmith's Forge
All of the Weapon Trees at the Blacksmith's Forge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notte Studio Games

Our development team is made up of Animation graduates from Falmouth University. We’re passionate about creating an amazing game and have been working to achieve this for over a year already, on just a shoestring budget. Our team has already had successes including the student BAFTA LA Nominated short animated film ‘Falling in Love’ [watch here], and are now excited to present to you ‘Rumours From Elsewhere’.

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NB: We will be shipping from UK. Backers will be responsible for paying any customs duties and/or taxes incurred by their delivery.

We began production on Rumours From Elsewhere over a year ago. With no outside funding, our crew has been working part time jobs to support ourselves and have so far managed to create around 70% of the assets for the game.

We plan to use the funding from our Kickstarter to allow the crew to work full time on development, and also to bring in talented voice actors, musicians and SFX artists to give Rumours From Elsewhere an immersive soundscape. We also need to purchase more equipment to finish the game, and cover Steam release fees.

 

We have lots of ideas for stretch goals including (but not limited to!): adding multiplayer; porting Rumours From Elsewhere to other devices; translation of the game to multiple languages; extra levels and characters...
We'll release details of these goals on Kickstarter and our social media when we get close to our initial funding goal - so stay tuned!

           

Risks and challenges

We have already overcome many challenges in our journey to make Rumours From Elsewhere, and we are prepared to keep battling through any new challenges that will come our way.

There are some obvious risks involved in completing Rumours From Elsewhere:

- Technical issues that may take some time to fix
- Changes to Steam that may delay delivery
- Health issues may affect any of the crew

We are lucky enough to have a team of incredibly dedicated animators and designers who are used to working on difficult long-term projects together.

We have already invested our own money and a year of our lives to this project.
We can assure you that we take great pride in the work that we do and we will never settle for a mediocre product - it is our dream to make videogames and if you are willing to put your trust with us, we will not let you down.

In the worst case, some challenges may take more time than planned to fix (although we have scheduled extra time already), if this is the case, we will update all of our backers with timely and detailed information regarding any delays.

Thank you very much for your support, it means the world to us.

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