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A deckbuilding action roguelike inspired by MegaMan Battle Network for PC and Nintendo Switch!
A deckbuilding action roguelike inspired by MegaMan Battle Network for PC and Nintendo Switch!
2,325 backers pledged $70,000 to help bring this project to life.

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One Step From Eden - Deckbuilding Action Roguelike

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Cast powerful spells on the fly, battle evolving enemies, collect game-changing artifacts, make friends or make enemies. Make it one step from Eden, the last shining beacon of hope in a bleak post-war world. Fight alone (or with a friend in co-op) and lead your character down a path of mercy or destruction.  

One Step From Eden is coming to PC, and Now Nintendo Switch!

 Try out the demo now! It's Free, featuring 100+ spells and items, a randomly generated world, 3 boss fights with Exclusive Demo-only content!

Gamejolt: Gamejolt.com/games/OSFE/366092

itch.io: tmkang.itch.io/OSFE

Will be released on Steam for PC/Mac/Linux. Nintendo Switch in 2020! 

It will also be available on itch.io and Gamejolt


The Kickstarter is over but you can still support the game!

Craft new decks from over 200+ spells with unique synergies using mechanics like Frost, Fragile, Push, Equip, Poison, Consume, and much more! A blend of bullet hell action and card game strategy challenges your skill and your wits! 

 Combine strategy and instinct to burn through an arsenal of spells and burn through your enemies. Get faster and stronger as you hone your spell-casting abilities in One Step From Eden!  

Master the spell system and use creative combos to destroy your enemies! Chain together hundreds of different spells with deadly precision! Effects like Frost, Trinity, Earthbound and more add an extra layer of strategy!

 Fight 8+ unique bosses with creative and deadly attacks. Then try playing the game from their point of view, and experience completely new play styles! Each playable character will have unique mechanics with intuitive strengths and different synergies. 

Overcome and decide the fate of others. Go down a path of mercy or murder. It may come back to help or haunt you… 

Choose your path to Eden, take risks or play it safe. With a variety of zones including shops, trapped chests, and extra powerful enemies, you’ll have plenty of options! 

Play as 8+ different characters and use their different skills to make it to Eden! 

If even the hardest route isn’t enough for you, fight your way through 9 stages of hell mode! One Step From Eden has an extremely high skill ceiling. Battles will be tougher, but it won’t just be enemies with more health and damage, they’ll be faster and have brand new attack patterns exclusive to hell mode! And if you need more, access limitless content via Steam Workshop & mod support!

Deckbuilding with 200+ spells & 100+ game-changing items
Deckbuilding with 200+ spells & 100+ game-changing items
Action deckbuilding, a blend of bullet hell action and card game strategy
Action deckbuilding, a blend of bullet hell action and card game strategy
  • Life or death choices with alternate endings
  • Unique evolving enemies that get ingeniously more difficult
  • Procedurally generated worlds and battles
  • 8+ Characters and deadly bosses
  • Local co-op and PvP
  • Full controller and keyboard & mouse support
  • Steam Workshop & mod support

Design Philosophy

  • 1. Mechanics - it feels good to play
  • 2. Systems/Balance - allows for player creativity with clever design
  • 3. Story/Originality - original ideas with an engaging story
  • 4. Aesthetics - a consistent and polished look

All items, enemies, characters, and more are accessible via Lua and XML. For most content, I actually use the same tools you as a modder would use! The files can be easily modified in a text editor and expanded to create an unlimited supply of fresh new content! Steam Workshop support will be added to make these mods easily accessible.

Closed beta is expected to be available at least a few months before the final release. You will be able to help shape the game via your feedback and be in direct contact with me through discord!

The digital artbook will include illustrations and concept art from our artist TopDylan. Here are some examples:

Selicy - fight her in the demo!
Selicy - fight her in the demo!
Saffron sketches
Saffron sketches
Selicy concepts 01
Selicy concepts 01
Selicy concepts 02
Selicy concepts 02
Violette concepts 01 - A violinist who uses musical magic, I hope you like rhythm games
Violette concepts 01 - A violinist who uses musical magic, I hope you like rhythm games

Box Art
Box Art
Saffron Plushie mockups, updates will be sent to backers soon!
Saffron Plushie mockups, updates will be sent to backers soon!
Early prototype of plushie (colors and design will be improved)
Early prototype of plushie (colors and design will be improved)

 The plushie will be ~25cm (head to toe) and ~16cm (arm to arm)

Plushies will be produced by Dual Wield Studio: https://dualwieldstudio.com/collections/collectibles

 The original soundtrack will be produced by Hagane aka Steel_Plus

Michael 'Garoad' Kelly (the composer for VA-11 HALL-A and Bushiden) will guest compose as a stretch goal!

 Rock Paper Shotgun - One Step From Eden goes crowdfunding with a challenging demo

PCGamesN - One Step From Eden mixes deckbuilding and dungeon dancing

 Start here: Demo | Facebook | Twitter | Discord | Tumblr 

One Step From Eden named Best Strat/Sim at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018
One Step From Eden named Best Strat/Sim at Dreamhack Atlanta 2018
Our jam-packed booth and goodies at Dreamhack Atlanta!
Our jam-packed booth and goodies at Dreamhack Atlanta!

Email me for anything at OneStepFromEden@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

There are very few challenges from this Kickstarter that will end up increasing development time, a mistake developers often make that result in delaying the completion of the game. There is no part of this funding that is vital to release, which means almost nothing will stop the delivery of the final game!

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    GAME + MUSIC + ARTBOOK + BETA

    Receive a copy of the game's soundtrack and a One Step From Eden Digital Artbook filled with art and concepts from TopDylan!
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    Saffron Plushie. produced by Dual Wield Studio. Made of 100% polyester.
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    GAME + CLOSED BETA

    Receive a digital copy of One Step From Eden (on Windows/Mac/Linux), and get access to a Closed Beta where you can play the unfinished game and help us improve it (and a Thank You in the Credits!).

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    EVERYTHING + DESIGN AN ITEM

    Work with me to create one of the Artifacts or Spells in the game!
    Your own flavor text too!
    +All Previous Rewards

    Includes:
    • Game on Steam (Windows/Mac/Linux)
    • Design your own Spell or Artifact!
    • Plushie of Saffron the main character!
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