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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 8 2014
£2,277
pledged of £50,000pledged of £50,000 goal
133
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 8 2014

About

The Secret Cove is a unique mystical modern day point and click adventure game for PC, Mac & Mobiles / Tablets, with game scenes based upon the beautiful visuals of Cornwall in the UK, in which you will immerse yourself into a unique world of stunning scenery & hidden locations.  The game is being developed by Indie Developers Cheeky Sprite Studios.

Your quest is to find pages from the journal of a deceased notorious smuggler from years gone by.  Piece together the clues to find 'The Secret Cove' hidden deep within the abandoned smugglers tunnels, where you must find the smugglers lost treasure to claim your fortune.

Features:

  • Beautiful, interactive 3D rendered scenes
  • Particles, a.i. objects and atmospheric sound
  • Includes many well known Cornish towns / landmarks
  • Play on land, underground and underwater
  • Find, combine, craft and use items
  • Many innovative, story relevant puzzles to solve
  • Many Cornish locations featured eg. St. Ives Wharf, Padstow Harbour, Minack Theatre, St. Michael's Mount, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tintagel Castle plus many more
  • For PC, Mac, Mobiles & tablets

Get your hands on some really cool backer rewards, all available to UK and International backers.

You play as an out of work deckhand, down on your luck and living in a run down cottage by the beach. 

The story begins...

Drowning your sorrows one stormy night in a local pub you overhear two old fisherman talking tales of Cornish folklore, smuggling and the legend of 'The Secret Cove'. One of the fishermen arrogantly boasts that he has proof that the legend may just be true, claiming he has the journal of a deceased notorious smuggler that will lead him to lost treasures. 

What should I do?

You wake the next day on the beach, groggy from the night before.  Desperate to find a way out of your desolate lifestyle, you decide you have nothing to lose.  

Are you ready to embark on the adventure to find the lost treasures of The Secret Cove  

Your Quest...

Immerse yourself deep into a unique world of stunning scenery and hidden locations to find The Secret Cove deep within the underground abandoned smugglers tunnels.

We are so passionate about adventure games and have very fond memories of playing games such as Myst, Monkey Island and Dejavu.  We really want to make a game that is not only challenging, has great game play and is good fun but also offers an immersive experience, however, we cannot possibly do this without your pledges.

 We are striving to make an in game world that is interesting, interactive, challenging and is visually beautiful. A game world where you can be active in the gameplay but also relax and enjoy the scenery around you and a game where you can be proud to know that your support of us made it all possible.

This is such an huge project for such a small indie team that we really can't do this without you!

Storyline

The Secret Cove takes you to many locations above and below ground, pulling into the plot many different influences including smuggling, witchcraft, intrigue and mystery.

Many months have been spent in the creative process of location  research and brainstorming ideas. 

In Game World

A complex and diverse non linear world map comprising of around 100 scenes, where many locations are only unlocked / discovered  after reaching certain points in the storyline.

You will have great fun exploring the locations we have carefully selected to include. Many of the scenes are based on real locations of Cornwall in the UK.

Part of the kickstarter funding will be used to improve our game engine in places such as the interface and code efficiency.


"Real World" puzzles

We have tried to keep all the puzzles in the game relevant to the story line and whichever situation you may find yourself.

There are many challenges, ranging from welding together 2 pieces of  metal to create a crowbar for removing a manhole cover to the sewer,

or collecting enough items to use to create a small but smoky fire to remove the bees that are blocking a small alcove in the church tower.

With your funding we can add many more complex puzzles to the game in order to create an even more challenging environment.



You play The Secret Cove from a first person perspective (although not an FPS), selected to enhance the immersive experience we are striving for.

You will travel around a non linear world, solving story relevant puzzles, finding numerous artifacts and creating tools that you will need to use along the way to aid you in your quest.

The in game scenes are  3D rendered 2D scenes with scrollable areas. There will be an abundance of particles, effects and ai objects (such as crabs, seagulls, fish etc...) weather, water and sound effects, which with funding from this kickstarter will enable us to improve and enhance what we have so far.

Professional composer Rich Douglas was enlisted to create a dramatic, atmospheric soundtrack (also available as an incentive)

Targeted Platforms

  • Windows 8 (PC, Mobile & Tablet) 
  • Windows 7 (DRM Free)
  • Mac (DRM Free)
  • iOS 
  • Android
  • Steam (PC & Mac) - Subject to Greenlight approval
  • Ouya - Stretch Goal

Targeted Release Dates: From October 2015

Release to the above will be staggered so some may receive sooner than others. but we will aim to fulfill all by the end of 2015

 The first 500 backers get a free digital "The making of The Secret Cove" booklet which shows the creation of some of the scenes from concept to the finished in game scene.

 *Some rewards will be fulfilled sooner than the estimated delivery date.

We at Cheeky Sprite have been working on The Secret Cove for almost 2 years now.  We have self funded to this point with no financial backing from elsewhere.  We have invested a large amount of our time and money because we whole heartedly believe in The Secret Cove.   

However it has come to the point where we really, really do need your support in the remaining stages of this development to help us complete The Secret Cove and make it a reality.

We are also really keen to interact with and seek feedback from the community as we progress.  We will bring you regular progress updates and look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.  We really want you, our backers,  to know that you have been a fundamental part of bringing the Secret Cove to life.

What will the funds be used for.

Our virtual door is always open.  Get in touch with us anytime, we would love to hear from you.

Twitter:  @cheekysprite  @LunaRose13      

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112647561444369738146/112647561444369738146/about

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Cheeky.Sprite.Studio

Web:  www.CheekySpriteStudios.co.uk

The Secret Cove interactive promotional website:  www.TheSecretCove.co.uk 

Risks and challenges

Game development projects (like any delivery) can be subject to unforseen issues and challenges. However, we strive to reduce this risk by fully utilising our many years experience in project management and development life cycles and have a proven track record of delivering apps and games. www.cheekyspritestudios.co.uk/portfolio

Our project director has over 13 years experience of delivering complex and challenging projects and will effectively manage all elements of the delivery.

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    Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for supporting The Secret Cove.

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    Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for supporting The Secret Cove.      The Secret Cove Digital Wallpaper.

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    A digital copy of the game.      
    Name in game credits as backer.   The Secret Cove Digital Wallpaper.

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    A signed "Secret Cove" postcard.  
    Digital Soundtrack.      
    Digital Wallpaper x 5.

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    Digital Art Book of game scenes.

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    Your name etched into a unique backers cave wall within The Secret Cove Game.           Printed artbook signed by the Cheeky Sprite team (60 scenes - limited edition to backers)  

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    (all previous treasure & rewards)   Your name etched into a unique backers cave wall within The Secret Cove Game.                
    Your face digitised on "Lost Treasure Hunter" posters, located throughout the game                 
    Printed artbook signed by the Cheeky Sprite team (60 scenes - limited edition to backers)  

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    30 minute Skype call with the Cheeky Sprite team.           
    A2 signed "The Secret Cove" poster. A "The Secret Cove" Mug or Calendar.

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    Lost Treasure 8 - INDIE DEVELOPER SPECIAL

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    A fantastic and unique opportunity to have your game or studio featured in our in game magazine that will be located in scenes around the game and can be collected and read. Includes a 140 character text area and a screenshot           

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    (all previous treasure & rewards)  Late beta access(PC, & Android only due to iOS beta restrictions)  Cheeky Sprite Studios t-Shirt     

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    Lunch for 2 people with the Cheeky Sprite team. Choose from 4 different locations in the uk. (Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, York) Excludes travel expenses

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    Collaborate with us to design and pick a scene of your choice (in the style of the game) and get your name in the credits as a scene collaborator

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    Lost Treasure 12

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    1/2 day creative workshop at a conference venue within Derbyshire UK to collaborate with us and determine the ending of The Secret Cove. Excludes travel expenses. A convenient date will be agreed between Cheeky Sprite Studios and backers of this reward.

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    Pick 50 scenes of your choice and receive the Sketchup source models and textures                           Please note: Scenes are for educational purposes only and are not to be reproduced in any way either for personal or commercial use.

    Copyright of the scenes will remain with Cheeky Sprite Studios

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Funding period

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