Silver Creek Falls Spinoff – The Walsingham Files
Retro-style mystery adventure with eerie clandestine investigations and puzzling cases akin to the original Silver Creek Falls trilogy.
Hello, my name is Antonio and I’m the Creative Director of Sapphire Dragon Productions, the studio behind “Silver Creek Falls” a mystery adventure game trilogy available on Steam. For those of you that have not played it yet, I recommend you check it out now, the first chapter is free to play so if you would like to get to know what type of games we make I highly recommend you play that.
Check out the link below.
Now for those of you that have played the “Silver Creek Falls” trilogy we have some great news! The spin-off that we announced last year “The Walsingham Files” has ben in development for the last couple of months with a large amount of it nearly completed:
- Story and dialogue are written
- Map designs
- Protagonist Sprites
That sounds like it’s nearly done, right? Well, you’d think so but unfortunately, we do need your help for a little bit more to really get the project done.
These are the things we still need to complete the game:
- Additional & secondary character sprites
- Facial expressions
- Kickstater Fees
- Other business expenses
As you can see we’ve already paid for/done a lot of the work but to really make it an experience that exceeds the scope of “Silver Creek Falls” we need a little help funding the rest of this project.
We’d need about AU$2000 (~US$1500) dollars to help us finish the game. Again this is not the whole budget for the game but is money we’d like to put into additional art and animation that will really help the game come to life. The truth is that we’ve spent a lot more than that from our own pockets to get this project complete but are just asking you guys to help us out with this final push. Also, this financial boost would help us greatly as it would allow us to staff up a bit to get more of these jobs done faster.
We love making retro-style adventure games and we really are fighting hard to make sure that this genre of game doesn’t disappear. To be honest there aren’t really many studios left making this sort of game so any support we can get to keep this style of the game alive would be greatly appreciated.
Below we’ve included a little sneak peak of some of the maps and music for the next game. We’re really excited to get this game going and we hope you guys are excited too.
Keep being awesome and thanks so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
There are many challenges and difficulties in making video games. Video games are costly to make due to the time and effort needed to make them and a number of assets used.
For a small studio like ours, the biggest difficulty lies in the fact that since we are not as big or as established as AAA studios or even most Indie studios that we can't command the power of publishers and huge marketing campaigns, which is why we came to Kickstarter to ask for your help!
Also, we can't make huge games in the fashion that AAA studios do and we have to be extra creative and witty to solve our problems.
Our strength also happens to lie in our size, since we are a small team costs are relatively low and if we need to ever take a directional change in production it is a lot easier for us to do so (think about how much easier it is to turn a small boat compared to something like an oil tanker.)
Another advantage we have is that we own our offices and all our equipment so our only costs are everyday running costs like electricity, food and water. We have also been operating as a business for more than a year, therefore chances of bankruptcy and us closing shop are very low.
Sapphire Dragon Productions has a proven track record in producing Visual Novels and Adventure games. We have continued to deliver title after the other when promised. We also haver experience and expertise fulfilling and supplying customer physical orders through other businesses.
The team comes from a very mixed professional background and that is our greatest strength as we are bringing so much from so many different industries (IT, software engineering, music industry, the advertising industry, live events) that we make a truly unique team with a vast body of knowledge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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