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Last updated November 10, 2019

Bloom: Memories (Home Stretch)

Bloom: Memories - An epic action adventure / RPG.

Bloom: Memories (Home Stretch)

Bloom: Memories - An epic action adventure / RPG.

$1,966
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
92
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 9 2019 6:02 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated November 10, 2019

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Bloom: Memories is a top-down RPG following in the footsteps of many classic games, such as "The Legend of Zelda"

But for the curious, once you scratch the surface the game reveals its true heart and layered mechanics, making the world come alive.

At it’s core this is a game of discovery. Not only of the vast world; but also the wide range of abilities, creatures, and allies you will find.  

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 As remnants of the past began to stir and a war begins to brew... a small robot begins a journey to find its mother.... 

 One advantage of development stretching for so long is that the story and characters have had a chance to mature. From the narrative in Labyrinth to the bits in the Prelude demo.... Bloom: Memories will bring it all together.

 From the soothing lullaby reed to the dangerous hushroom, discover a wide range of plants and abilities to experiment with and use to navigate the world.    

Bloom also goes a step further with creatures, having them operate off of their sense of smell, hearing, AND vision….which means having a strong range of abilities which play against those senses becomes even more important.    

Will you choose to be peaceful? Sneaking and masking yourself? Or will you choose to face obstacles head on with power?  

Emotions play a major role in how creatures react to you or each other. For example, if you stumble across a scared boulderite (a creature known for it’s typical indifference), it may lash out if you get too close.    

Even the emotions of allies can be important aspects to be aware of….helping to tell a story beyond what dialogue can do alone. 

 “The Bridge” is a way to see the world from another point of view….giving you a glimpse into internal state of others. Here you can see a character's mood, their energy, and even how hurt they are.    

Though, of course, that is just the edge of what the bridge is….will you discover more? 

Music is an important element when creating a truly memorable experience. This is where our award-winning composer, Jose Mora-Jimenez, comes in. 

Development on Bloom began properly about 7+ years ago. The journey till now has been a roller-coaster of advancement and setbacks... but after all this time we are finally in the home stretch with the artwork, design, and programming nearing completion.

Five years ago we were lucky enough to raise $45,000 (after taxes and Kickstarter fees) , thanks to a group of amazing people believing in us here on kickstarter. 

Back then we were trying to launch an ambitious dream, but now we are working to finish an ambitious reality.

It wasn’t a lot for our team of 3….but we split it between us and, ultimately, helped keep me (Ivory) working full time for a while. 

After the money ran out though, I kept going for years to complete the over 400 unique environments, 75+ unique models (rigged, textured, and animated), and create the other various bits Bloom needed (such as icons, UI, abilities, effects, and writing / game design).  

Now, the bulk of the work is over and it's just a short stretch to finally getting it together and finishing. 

Sadly, during development we had some catastrophic setbacks (such as vital team members leaving the project and going on to rebuild under a new engine).   

These setbacks would have killed most projects….but, as they say, where there is a will there is a way. The journey hasn’t been easy, but we have a lot to show for it.

So we are back to try and find a little more help getting through this last stage of development. 

Risks and challenges

At this point the biggest challenge (besides getting through this kickstarter) will just be in launching the game and organizing the rewards.

Over the years we've overcome a lot, setbacks that have sunk many game projects. Now the vast majority of the work is done and we are in the home stretch to finishing.

But this Kickstarter is the biggest obstacle to getting to that finish line and drum up the support we need to get it done.

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    Every dollar helps!

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    Digital Copy + Booklet

    Last chance before release to get a discount on the digital copy of Bloom: Memories! Along with the digital guide / instruction booklet (with artwork and tidbits about the creatures and world of Bloom).

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    Labyrinth + Companion

    All previous rewards + a digital copy of "Bloom: Labyrinth", a Bloom related game heavily inspired by the classic NES game "Gauntlet".

    Also receive a cute animal companion to join you from the very start of "Bloom: Memories". Feed her, play with her, even follow her to secrets ... of course, only once your bond grows strong enough.

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    Digital Art Book + OST

    All previous rewards + an amazing digital version of the art book filled with all of the concept art and an in-depth look at the world. Creature bestiary, hints, maps, even a glimpse into the very beginnings of Bloom.

    Also receive the amazing sound track for the game! Beautiful, soothing, epic.... it has it all!

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of "Bloom: Memories"
    • Digital Guide / Booklet
    • Digital Copy of "Bloom: Labyrinth"
    • Starting Pet for "Bloom: Memories"
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