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Night Detective is an adventure point and click puzzle game! The game is centered around the mysterious man who only appears under the cover of darkness. This man is only known by the name of "Night Detective". Some people believe he is a criminal, others believe he is strange, and the rest do not know what to believe. For most, his existence is only a rumor.
Night Detective is mainly a picture puzzle game. To complete each level, there are a certain number of items to click in the level to get the door to open to lead to the next level. You are not left in the dark however, as we have a hint system which, in essence gives the title of each individual level/scene and helps you know what to look for and click! There are many things in each level that are not for you to click however and you click on 3 wrong items then it is game over for you! Once the right combination of clicks of interests have been "turned on" then you can advance. There is more depth to it however! There is an item system and you can back track through previous rooms and to access new areas and levels using newly discovered items! It is not linear providing a sense of exploration in a 2D world! You traverse 2D levels as if they were 3D. It is a unique experience that combines, point and click, puzzle solving, shooting, and adventure styles of gameplay.
The story unfolds itself in chapters, here is a preview of chapter one! DarkWood Manor. Owned by Mr. Thomas Herman. Thomas has always been a respected and renowned business man in London. He has always been a strange fellow, his passion overran with love for secrets and puzzles. He has never had many enemies, or so it might seem. However, there has been some suspicious activity surrounding Darkwood Manor and Mr. Herman is nowhere to be seen. A young and mysterious man who only comes out in the covers of darkness, active in the night only, a "night owl" you could say. A man who refuses to share his real name but only answers to "Night Detective" has gone to investigate this disturbance. The "Night Detective" never shows his face to anyone. What has become of Mr. Herman? Is there an "eternal darkness" looming over Darkwood Manor? Who is the "Night Detective"? Why will he only appear under the curtain of the night and why must he be so adamant on hiding his true identity? One can only hope that the answers to these questions will be answered. This is just the preview of Chapter One in our tale! The story is full of surprising twists and turns, currently including 5 Chapters! We don't want to give any more of it away, this is just a taste! Why spoil it?
Soundtrack Teaser video.
During the game you will come across many different items! The first you encounter for example, is the crowbar. With the crowbar you can unblock doors that have been nailed shut. As you progress through the game you will discover new items that will give you the ability to unlock new areas that were previously not accessible. Item shops and other areas in the game will give you the chance to upgrade some of the items only unlocked by finding them in the main story of the game.
Initial Goal -$750.
With $750 we will have the ability to take a short time away from our part time jobs and spend our full attention on completing this game! The money will also be used to pay for distribution fees to Steam Greenlight. Additionally there are many copyrights and legal fees we will also have to pay in order for this game to be released. Without 750 dollars, this game will not reach completion.
Stretch Goal 1- $850.
With this stretch goal met, we can add an additional challenge mode to our game! There will be different and harder elements for this game mode. There will be no hints, no mistakes allowed, and a time limit.
Stretch Goal 2- $1,000.
With this stretch goal met we can add an extra member to our team! With this possible, we can speed up production and allow you all to receive your game and rewards faster than ever!
Stretch Goal 3- $1,250.
With this goal met, we will add an extra chapter to the game! It will be called the "Bonus Chapter 1" and will include secrets and new game play not found in the original design of the game.
Stretch Goal 4- $1,500.
With this goal met we will add Bonus Chapter 2!
Stretch Goal 5- $1,750.
With this goal met we will add Bonus Chapter 3!
Stretch Goal 6- $2,000
With this goal met it will give us the ability to increase the software we are using to create this game and it's different aspects. We will create a much higher quality with this goal reached.
Stretch Goal 7- $5,500.
With this stretch goal met we will bring this game to the Nintendo Wii U! Bet you didn't see that coming! This version will contain exclusive features involving 2 screened puzzles, touch features, and Mii Verse connectivity!
Stretch Goal- 8 $6,500
With this stretch goal met we will bring this game to Window Phone and Tablet!
Stretch Goal 9- $8,000
This game will be released on the Nintendo 3ds! How about that!?
Stretch Goal 10- $10,000
This game will be released on the Xbox 360!
Stretch Goal 11- $15,000.
Please. Please. Help us reach this goal. You will have saved our lives.
Stretch Goal 12- $20,000.
We will be eternally grateful.
Stretch Goal 13- $25,000.
We will add a multiplayer element to this game. How? We don't know, but with $25,000 dollars, we can think of a way.
Stretch Goal 14- $1,000,000.
We will devise a plan to become the greatest game company ever created, then take over the world. Or we might just have to love you all forever.
All previous rewards- This means you receive your reward level and every reward below the one you have selected, excluding rewards which have a limit.
TreeFall Studios Insider Club Status Explanations
If you reach the level of "Seed" status in our brand new TreeFall Studios Insider Club, you will recieve new game announcements, screenshots, special offers and news before anyone else in the world! It will be released to you through email before the media has even been notified! You can leak some of the announcements yourselves! Pretty Special!
If you reach the level of "Sapling" status in our brand new TreeFall Studios Insider club, not only will you have access to everything the Seed level recieves, but you will also have access to the first playable demos and betas before anyone in the world! You get to test games before IGN or GameTrailers!! Thats a pretty big honor, and on top of that, you will have even more special offers available to you that the Seed level cannot access or take advantage of, yea...that's right. Go on with your bad self, LEVEL UP!
If you can reach the highest level of our brand new TreeFall Studios Insider Club, level "Tree" you are at the very top of the chain!! You will not only get everything that Sapling and Seed status recieves, but! Wait for it....are you ready? I don't really think so...but here it is anyway, you will recieve every single, EVERY SINGLE game we ever make in the future, for free. Yep, thats right, for free, and hopefully, that will be many, many, MANY, titles spreading across consoles, handhelds, and PCs. Yea, if you reach this status, just know, you, yea, YOU, are loved.
Risks and challenges
There are a few challenges that might arise after our game is successfully funded. We will have the necessary funds to spend our full attention to this game and we will have time to complete it, but getting it on to platforms may be difficult. As it currently stands, we are going to release on Steam for the PC(if greenlit). If stretch goals are met we will also release on XBLA for the Xbox 360, and the Windows Phone/Tablet, Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. However as our game is not completed yet, the companies who own these hardware systems must first review our game. Since this could possibly be our first video game release, depending on whether or not our other game, Journey of a Special Average Balloon, gets greenlit first, we believe some companies might be a little judgmental on a non-established developer. However, when they play our game, they will realize that it is of high quality and we are prepared to talk and work with any representatives of these companies to ensure that our game reaches the gamers it deserves.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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