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Rieben HoldingsBy Rieben Holdings
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Rieben HoldingsBy Rieben Holdings
First created
$4,612
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
43
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 29 2013 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

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SOUL OF MYSTERY OVERVIEW

Soul of Mystery (Chapter 1) is a point-and-click adventure game set in a near-future dystopia. An urban wasteland where the dwindling population live in meds-fueled enslavement to a secret government, a place where to be out after dark is to run the gauntlet of police brutality and relentless gang warfare. A city ravished by a war long-ignored and abandoned by the world, left to die silently in the night rotting under the weight of crimes long-forgotten. 

Cast into this chaos is Teo, your character, a teenage boy trying to live a normal life until he is drawn into an invisible war between two mystical tribes to become a warrior of a powerful and enigmatic mysterious Master. Embrace the power of a secret practice to transform yourself into a conscious being, transform yourself and others away from darkness and move into the path of light.

Discover the truth about the world around you and the secrets of its past, learn your hidden destiny and make the difference that will help end the tyranny. Be a rebel, learn to fight in a different way and transform the world!

Teo in his bedroom
Teo in his bedroom

THE STORY

It’s the near future, things aren’t so good - it’s dark, past curfew and Teo has been grounded. It’s been a weird few days; it all started awesomely enough, a shooting in the street, a strange mystical guy with the power to heal the dead, a super-hot girl, and a mission to save the city. Two days later, Teo is hiding in an abandoned building after his best friend tried to kill him, he’s become the city's most wanted, and apparently he’s grounded! Things are pretty grim. On the plus side, he now has a beautiful girlfriend, he’s been kicked out of school and he’s sporting some smoking tattoo’s…

Teo with Jenna and Grace
Teo with Jenna and Grace

SETTING THE MOOD 

The game is set in Blackmill, a huge megalopolis - a city of the dead haunted by the living. Nature crushed under the heel of the government struggles to co-exist amongst the stone and steel, the city becoming more toxic every day. Government issued ‘meds’ keep the population alive, docile and working – but only just. Questions, opinions and non-state viewpoints are not allowed. To think is to mark yourself out as a problem – and the police, heavily armoured soldiers, exist to solve such problems. Thinkers, speakers, artists disappear. The city is dying, sagging under the weight of its past, decay and fear rule the streets. 

But the Master of Mystery has something different to propose, so are you prepared to join his Tribe?

The mysterious Master
The mysterious Master

GAMEPLAY FEATURE

  • A dark world set in a dystopian urban state, 
  • 
Mono-chromatic graphic style,
 
  • An explosion of colours 
  • Specially composed in-game soundtrack, 
  • 
Graphic ‘Storyboard’ cinematic sequences, 

  • Primary and secondary storylines,
 
  • Chapter based narrative, 

  • Adventure, exploration and puzzle based storyline, 
  • 
A secret practice mini-game, 

  • A transformation mini-game,
 
  • Gesture-based control method, 
  • 
Item and Environmental centric puzzles 

cityscape
cityscape

WHY KICKSTARTER

The game will be released in the Summer of 2013. But your contribution will help us fund the finishing touches to the game, as we have 90% of it done. We are asking for $25,000 to finalize sound production. We’ll love to achieve our goal, and we'd also love to exceed it to support: in game voice acting for key characters, additional localization for French, German, Italian and Spanish, Android versions of the game, PC and Mac versions of the game. With our Kickstarter campaign we invite you to join the Soul of Mystery community and become a member of our mysterious Tribe! We are very passionate about this game and want to make it the best that it can be. We will keep you updated on the game's progress as best we can.

ABOUT THE TEAM

We are collaborating with a great team of highly experienced developers from Daredevil Development Ltd to create the world of Soul of Mystery. These guys are all hugely excited about what we want to do with Soul of Mystery and have already done some great work on the project. Collectively they have worked on over 100 titles for companies such as Cartoon Network, DC Comics, Universal Pictures, Westwood Studios, Lego Games, Mattel, Sony Computer Entertainment, Capcom, South Peak Games, Vivendi Games, and BBC Worldwide Studios, amongst many others, in a broad history spanning almost 30 years.

Teo's mobile phone
Teo's mobile phone

REWARDS

As you can see, our rewards are listed on the right. But we'd like to talk about them. Soul of Mystery pledges will be Kickstarters’ Backers exclusive only. The tattoo stickers, the mouse pad, the T-shirt… are custom designed with art exclusive to you - backers. We will also deliver a high-quality print of the created artwork. And you can also become part of the game. Find your name on one of the game's graffiti or street posters, or have a location named after you! You can even get transformed into one of the characters by our outstanding artists and find yourself in the transforming world of Soul of Mystery. So with these rewards, you will be able to show all your friends everywhere that you helped support, create and back our game, so in advance MANY THANKS.

Disclaimer: all the concepts, concepts artwork and visuals seen in the Kickstarter Video and on the Kickstarter site are early works in progress and do not necessarily represent all actual game assets that will be in the final game. All visuals should be taken as inspirational images and not as specific designs for specific in-game characters, locations, or gameplay mechanics.

Risks and challenges

The risk could be that not enough people were working on the project, therefore we would not have enough time to finish the game on time (summer 2013), and that the project could potentially be delayed. However, our technical team has dedicated a full team of 5 people to make sure that game will be finished within the next three months, and none of them will be moved to another project until SOM is completed. (For sure the KS campaign will help us to speed up the final development process).

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    Receive a Kickstarter exclusive Soul of Mystery wallpaper Pack.

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    Receive a Kickstarter exclusive wallpaper Pack, and a digital Soul of Mystery Ringtone.

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    Receive a digital copy IOS/Android of the game Soul of Mystery 1 day before the release. You will also receive all previous rewards.

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    You will have your name included in the Soul of Mystery game contributors plus a digital copy of the sound-track of the game. You will also receive all previous rewards.

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    This tier includes the previous rewards plus a digital copy book of Soul of Mystery characters’ artwork.

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    Receive a Kickstarter exclusive edition of two animal tattoo stickers. You will also get the previous rewards.

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    Receive a Kickstarter exclusive edition of Soul of Mystery T-shirt. You will also get the previous rewards.

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    You will receive three signed Lithographs of the Soul of Mystery artwork.You will also get all previous rewards.

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    You will receive a full color Book signed by the team crafting the world of Soul of Mystery. You will also get all previous rewards

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    We will put your name on the wall as a piece of graffiti inside the game. You will also get the previous rewards.

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    We will put your face as a poster on the wall inside the game. You will also get all previous rewards.

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    We will name a place in the game after you.
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    You will be listed as an associate producer, you will receive an exclusive Ankh key jewel. You will get a phone call from the author. You will also get all previous rewards.

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    At this level be an in-game member of the story. We will model a character after your likeness so you can have the strange pleasure of bashing your own face in, plus you will have the pleasure to personally meet the developer team during a dinner. You will also get all previous rewards.

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Funding period

- (28 days)