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An atmospheric tale of hope
An atmospheric tale of hope
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Follow Kumo's journey through limbo and unfold his journey of a second chance

Kumo is an atmospheric puzzle exploration game centered around a young 10-year-old boy named Kumo who is lost in limbo finding his way forward holding onto hope that he may return to his world.



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Kumo is full of world-changing puzzles, crazy characters, a beautifully aesthetically designed world, and moving soundtrack to go with it making your journey as delightful as the story itself.

Take a single-player journey through a land covered in clouds, lush beautiful ruins, across white snowy Alps, and through a strange mirrored temple, meeting the spirits of those before you, who took this beautiful but treacherous journey and discover the world around you. 

                                                                  Explore an empty and snowy alps.
Explore an empty and snowy alps.
                                                                  Discover the past of a lost world.
Discover the past of a lost world.
                                                                  Explore a beautiful rich world.
Explore a beautiful rich world.
                                                               Solve puzzles and unveil Kumo's fate.
Solve puzzles and unveil Kumo's fate.

The world of Kumo is full of hidden passages and well-crafted puzzle designs everywhere for you to find and solve, Each scene and minimal detail have been hand designed and placed to ensure a beautiful, Powerful and emotional feeling as you uncover the mystery behind this beautiful world. With the help of the Kickstarter community, Kumo's story will be told to everybody by January 2020.

                                                                          Discover hidden pathways.
Discover hidden pathways.
                                                         Platform your way through the world.
Platform your way through the world.
                                                                   Discover life inside of the environment.
Discover life inside of the environment.

Kumo is full of world-changing puzzles, crazy characters, a beautifully aesthetically designed world and moving soundtrack to go with it making your journey as delightful as the story itself.

                                                                     Environment Changing Puzzles.
Environment Changing Puzzles.
                                                                     A beautiful hand crafted world.
A beautiful hand crafted world.
                                                             An ancient world of discovery and mystery.
An ancient world of discovery and mystery.

Hi there, I'm Benjamin, I love making games, But what I love more is telling emotional and beautiful stories about mysterious and strange worlds, over the past 18 months I have been working on Kumo while holding my day job and supporting my family, Kumo's development has become a huge part of my day to day life developing late at night and early in the mornings pretty much every chance I can get. But throughout this development I have seen how much bigger Kumo is, I first set out to develop Kumo so I could tell a story that would bring multiple emotions to each person involved and it has been the most challenging but most fulfilling journey I have ever taken.

And here I am, asking you! the Kickstarter community to help me finally push Kumo to the end and bring a beautiful story for everybody to enjoy, and I will fully be honest getting the funding would be exciting but knowing that a community is behind me and Kumo the whole way is so much more than I could ever ask for.

With a beautiful Soundtrack created by the talented Lynn (Hartman) Yang, The world of Kumo will really pull your heartstrings as you fill up with a multitude of emotions.

                                           For all behind-the-scenes development and information follow my social media
For all behind-the-scenes development and information follow my social media

So why choose Kickstarter?  Yes, it's not guaranteed to succeed and yes it is a lot of time I could be spending on Kumo or with my family or even doing work. But there are many reasons as to why!

  •  Community: Kickstarter has an amazing thing called a community, which the development of Kumo has always been about from start to finished whether its on social media, in-person or something as simple as an email. I am always guaranteed to get great feedback and amazing responses from each and everyone one of you.
  •  Money: Yes money, The one thing nobody likes to discuss or talk about but being realistic making a game takes time and to put in that time you need money and this is why funding is needed so I can still support my family, and cover my living expenses and develop Kumo full time.
  •  Security: Utilizing Kickstarter I can keep Kumo as close and personal to me as it has always been with no issues of another company or publisher expecting anything, as that is how I would like to keep it.

Risks and challenges

I am not going to sit here and say that developing a game comes with 0 risk as that is far from the truth and developing a game alone comes with even more than the average development.
But I have planned each aspect of this game with years of experience behind me, But from start to finish I have had an amazing group of people keeping me focused and advised on when I go off track and get ambitious.

A huge concern is the world; What makes Kumo original, That answer is the world around you, everything has been planned out and the entire story has been written and thought about to make sure you experience everything emotionally exactly how it is supposed to be allowing for kumo's development to go smooth and clean.

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    A Helping Hand

    €1 - Thank you for your support! Get updates, access to the Kickstarter discord group and exclusive wallpapers.

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    Copy of the game

    €15 - Get a digital copy of the game at launch console and storefront of your choice

    Your name will also be in the credits.

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    Deluxe Edition

    €20 - Explore the world of Kumo with the digital soundtrack and digital development book containing insight into Kumo's development with the Kickstarter exclusive digital deluxe edition!

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    Pledge £22 or more About US$ 28

    Kickstarter Special

    €25 - Run around the world of Kumo with limited edition Kickstarter outfits for Kumo

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    • Name in the credits
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    Tear Drop

    €35 - Become a memory inside of limbo as your name is spread across the murals of the world in respect of your beloved memory.

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    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Name in the credits
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital soundtrack
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    Early Access

    €40 - Get access to Kumo's story 3 months earlier it will not be 100% complete but it will allow you to experience everything Kumo's tale has to offer before anybody else

    Includes:
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    • Name in the credits
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Discord backer access
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    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital Development book
    • Early game copy
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    Pledge £44 or more About US$ 56

    Wish you was here

    €50 - Receive an exclusive thank you card from me and my family as well as an extra copy of the game written in the card to give to your closest friend or family member

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    • Name in the credits
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    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
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    • Early game copy
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    Physical game

    Get a once in a lifetime physical game copy! + all early rewards

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    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
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    Pledge £66 or more About US$ 84

    Read together

    €70 - Join me in a personal call via any communication software such as (Discord, Skype, Hangouts, etc) where we can chat I will show you more about the game and let me thank you personally for how amazing you are.

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
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    Co-Producer

    €100 - I will put your name in the opening cut-scene as a co-producer so everybody knows how much you supported Kumo and how amazing you really are.

    Includes:
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    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Discord backer access
    • Name in the credits
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
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    Become a shroud

    €150 - Run through the world of Kumo and meet a shroud named after you with its own unique dialogue.

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
    • Thank you card
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    Across the wall

    €200 - Get a limited edition Kumo Kickstarter poster delivered to your doorstep for you to keep on your wall to remember that this journey was not possible without you.

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
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    Creator

    €300 - Sit down with me and create your own design for a personalized shroud and choose where in the world it will be placed whether that be in the open or hidden away secretly.

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
    • Thank you card
    • Co-Producer
    • Name your own shroud
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    Real life kumo

    €500 - Get a cute Kumo figure that can sit on your desk and watch you take his journey or even take it together!

    Plus a convention ticket!

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
    • Thank you card
    • Co-Producer
    • Name your own shroud
    • Kickstarter Poster
    • Create your own shroud
    • Figure
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    A gift

    Receive an awesome Swag box containing lots of merchandise from t-shirts, key rings, posters, plushie and much more! you deserve it!

    Includes:
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    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
    • Thank you card
    • Co-Producer
    • Name your own shroud
    • Kickstarter Poster
    • Create your own shroud
    • Figure
    • Swagbox
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    Pledge £2,750 or more About US$ 3,467

    Weekend business

    €3000 - come and appear as a representative at any game convention of your choice and be part of the Kumo development team for a whole weekend, all travel cost and needs to be paid for (Travel is Europe only)

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
    • Thank you card
    • Co-Producer
    • Name your own shroud
    • Kickstarter Poster
    • Create your own shroud
    • Figure
    • Swagbox
    • Appear as a representative
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    EARLY BIRD - The Game

    €10 - Get a digital copy of the game at launch console and storefront of your choice - with a discount!

    Your name will also be in the credits.

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    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Discord backer access
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    Day 1 - Copy of the game

    €15 - Get a digital copy of the game at launch console and storefront of your choice

    Your name will also be in the credits.

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Discord backer access
    • Name in the credits
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Day 1 Kickstarter backer skin
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    Pledge £2,750 or more About US$ 3,467

    Weekend business

    €5000 - come and appear as a representative at any game convention of your choice and be part of the Kumo development team for a whole weekend, all travel cost and needs to be paid for (Travel is Europe only)

    Includes:
    • Personal thank you from the dev
    • Wallpaper Pack
    • Name in the credits
    • Discord backer access
    • Digital copy of the game
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Digital Development book
    • Kickstarter costumes
    • Name across in-game mural
    • Early game copy
    • Thank you card
    • Co-Producer
    • Name your own shroud
    • Kickstarter Poster
    • Create your own shroud
    • Figure
    • Swagbox
    • Appear as a representative
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