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$960
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 8 2018 8:34 PM UTC +00:00
$960
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
21
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 8 2018 8:34 PM UTC +00:00

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Game Description

The moon shall run red and let loose shall be the demons from the Gates of Hell, as the Supplanter, the Healer, and the Counsel venture through the rings and their foes have fell. The Nine shall become One, the Timekeeper shall play his part...and the Supplanter will find freedom in Death…​

"Immortality...is a curse, and I would never wish that fate upon anyone..."

James is a hellhound who was created to serve Death by collecting the souls of the dead and acting as a guardian of one of the nine rings of Hell. Believing that he lives a cursed existence, James soon discovers that his life is entangled with the whims of an ominous prophecy that seems to spell out his almost certain death. However, he refuses to believe that he is not in control of his own destiny.  

Follow the story of James as he embarks upon his epic journey against a myriad of fantastical demons, angels, mythical deities, and monsters to fight against Death himself in a battle that will prove that love is a force more powerful than death.

Backer Rewards

In addition to the rewards listed below for each level, all backers will receive exclusive developer updates as the development and completion of the game continues to advance.

**Ranger's Pledge: Designing a Custom Enemy

Backers who make the Ranger's Pledge will be able to create a custom enemy that will appear within the game. Upon successful funding of the project, backers will be given a form to complete with information regarding the enemy. Such information includes, but is not limited to:  

  • Species/Entity/Being of the enemy
  • Detailed physical description (Backers may provide a reference picture if they desire)
  • Brief description of their attack style (i.e. mostly physical attacks, mostly magical attacks, balanced attack style, attack speed, etc)
  • Habitat/Environment of residence
  • Any elements that the enemy may use (i.e. fire, ice, thunder, water, earth, wind, light, and darkness)
  • Any elemental weaknesses
  • *If a humanoid enemy, list the type of class that the enemy would be (i.e. Mage, Warrior, Paladin, Warlock, Assassin, Rogue, Necromancer, etc)

Please note: There may be a chance that there is already a character or enemy in or planned for the game that may be similar to any submissions, as we do wish to include a large variety of mythical creatures and beings in the game. If that is the case, the backer will be contacted and allowed to submit another entry.

**Paladin's Pledge: Designing a Custom NPC

Backers who make the Paladin's Pledge will be able to create a custom NPC that will appear within the game. Upon successful funding of the project, backers will be given a form to complete with information regarding the NPC, and if designated on the form, the character has a chance to be featured in the City of Gray Anthology Collection. Such information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Species/Race
  • Physical description
  • Moral alignment
  • Personality, quirks, habits, hobbies
  • Class type & subclass (if subclass is applicable)
  • Vocation/Occupation
  • Weapon preference, based on class type
  • Description of personal background and history
  • World views & beliefs
  • Attitude towards other species/races

Please note: The more detailed of a description and background that backers write for their NPC, then the higher the chance that the character will appear in the Anthology Collection, if the backer has designated that they wish for the character to be featured in it. This makes it easier for the author to more accurately portray the character within the story.

**Deity's Pledge: Designing a Custom Realm/Subquest

The backer who makes the Deity's Pledge will be able to create a custom realm/subquest that will be playable within the game. Upon successful funding of the project, the backer will be given a form to complete with information regarding the realm/subquest. Such information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Description of the land and environment
  • Any landmarks or major geographical features
  • Weather patterns, climates, seasons
  • Major natural resources in the realm
  • Races that inhabit the realm
  • Culture of the dominant race
  • History of the realm (i.e. any major wars, changes in government, changes in rulers, any major natural disasters, etc)
  • Type of government & the ruler of the realm
  • Types of nobility rankings & caste system
  • Type of religion & the ruling deity in the realm
  • Any major festivals or holidays
  • Any mythical creatures that live in the realm
  • Main goal of the subquest for this realm (i.e. what will the player and characters be doing)

Budget

Development Timeline

As always, these dates for the game's and rewards' developments are a rough estimate based on the time that it took to develop the Demo Version of the game, which consists of the prologue and first chapter of the final game.

We will always do our best to adhere to this schedule as much as possible, and if any delays should arise, we will notify all of our backers and supporters immediately.

Other Ways You Can Help

In the event that you aren't capable of making any monetary contributions, then it would be greatly appreciated if you helped to spread the word about our campaign! Share it with friends, family, followers on social media! Don't forget to use the Kickstarter share tools! Every little bit helps. 

There is also a demo of the game available (which covers the first chapter of game's story) to download for free on Itch.io! So be sure to check it out HERE!

Screenshots from Demo

James: (However, immortality...is a curse, and I would never wish that fate upon anyone...)
James: (However, immortality...is a curse, and I would never wish that fate upon anyone...)

  

Ardat Lili: What business have you in the Castle of Death?
Ardat Lili: What business have you in the Castle of Death?

 

???: Ya'akov! Go while you can!
???: Ya'akov! Go while you can!

 

Mistral: Hello Ya'akov. I've been waiting for you.
Mistral: Hello Ya'akov. I've been waiting for you.

 

Mistral: Goodbye...my dear Ya'akov, the Godslayer...
Mistral: Goodbye...my dear Ya'akov, the Godslayer...

 

Risks and challenges

As a "sole proprietor" project designed, developed, and created by two people, there are many risks and challenges involved with creating this video game project. With having a small work group, we will be assuming all of the workload, and subsequent risk, between the two of us.

The obvious challenge and potential risk with this is that if any unexpected predicaments or emergencies arise (i.e. illness, accidents, injuries of either us or our child), then the production of the game will likely end up being delayed or postponed to accommodate the recovery.

However, we are both highly invested in and want to see this project (and our future projects) succeed, and we are willing to do everything within our power to finish creating this game for everyone to enjoy. Despite the risks involved, for us, having a small group of developers rather than a larger, more traditional work group will allow us to exhibit more creative freedom and control, which will allow us to create the game that WE want to share with everyone.

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