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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 25 2015 9:37 AM UTC +00:00

About

Good question! Well, putting it simply, Calm Waters is a 2.5D mystery/thriller point & click adventure game, very much in the style of the classic Broken Sword games. 

It is due to be released initially on PC, Mac and Linux and then on Android and hopefully iOS. 

Think of a cross between Twin Peaks, Lost and Alan Wake when it comes to storytelling and atmosphere.

The idea came when I realised that there weren't enough of these games out there that can actually capture that wonderful feeling like the classics did.

Remember sitting down at your computer with a cup of tea or coffee and getting all cosy and ready to jump in to an exciting world of mystery and adventure? Or remember that lovely warm feeling inside that you got when you were walking around Melée Island as the sun was setting? Well that's where Calm Waters came from - I wanted to recreate that passion that sadly isn't seen as often anymore in these types of games.

Check out this little gameplay video! (Note that it was captured at 1080p and may seem slightly stuttery. The game itself runs at over 90fps and is perfectly smooth).

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You can also have a listen to a sample from the voice artist who will be providing the voice of the game's hero, Peter Taylor:

Without giving too much away, here's the story:

You play the role of Peter Taylor, a man who lost his wife 3 years ago. To move on with his life, Peter decides to take a vacation abroad.

He arrives at a small, quiet coastal town where tourists are sparse and everybody knows each other.

It's only when he notices people are going missing and all the signs point to a dark, mysterious island out to sea that he decides to team up with local journalist Michelle and terrified-yet-adventure-seeking waiter Glenn to go and investigate.

What secrets does the island hold? What are the locals hiding? And what's causing those blood-curdling screams that seem to be coming from that mysterious island in the dead of night?

PETER

Peter is our hero of the story. Intelligent, smart and heart-broken, Peter's on holiday to take some time out after losing his wife three years ago. 

MICHELLE

Smart and cock-sure, Michelle is the town's local journalist who herself has an idea that not everything's as it seems.

DETECTIVE MANCINI

The island's authority, Detective Mancini has a menacing presence. Does he have something to do with all of this?

GLENN

A young waiter at a restaurant in the coastal town, Glenn is determined to become involved in some kind of adventure, despite being terrified. Glenn will provide a little element of light relief in the game.

Of course, there'll be a variety of other colourful characters to interact with throughout the adventure.

I've now been working for 3 years on this project. My passion for this is unreal. I want with all my heart to deliver a satisfying and professional product that people will want to play. Should I receive the funding required via this Kickstarter project then I should have the game finished by approximately December 2015.

I need the funding to be able to pay my voice artists for their skills and also for the marketing that this project will require to be a success.

Risks and challenges

As I mentioned earlier, Calm Waters has been in development for 3 years now and is almost complete.

Of course, sometimes, slight delays can happen, and if they do then you'll be the first to know.

However, with the support of a successful campaign, it would also mean that I can devote 100% of my time to this project which means that I'll hopefully be able to deliver the finished product on schedule.

Please, please help me reach my goal - it would mean so much to me :)

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