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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 1 2018 9:13 PM UTC +00:00.

VicimusBy Vicimus
First created
VicimusBy Vicimus
First created
$1,267
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
21
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, October 1 2018 9:13 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is Woven Shadows? 

The lights are out. The children have gone home. Tonight, it’s just you, your tablet, and a mystery that has come for you once again.

Check out our website and visit us on Discord to learn more about our game and who we are, and check out our demo of this very project!

Gameplay

Woven Shadows is a first-person horror game in which you play a security guard tasked with guarding a high school for the night. Armed with an array of security cameras and your tablet, you must figure out what’s coming for you tonight – and why.

Using a unique change of perspective where you’re not just using first person, but also third person, beneficial to be able to do both.

The Developer

Vicimus is an Indianapolis, Indiana-based indie game development outlet dedicated to creating the future of games. Builds of the studio's first two projects, Feathers of Fury and Down Under are available on our website. Woven Shadows will be the studio's first full-fledged game, and we hope that you're as excited as we are to build an amazing result!

The Team

Jacob “Typho” Pelletier: Owner and Lead Developer

Typho is the founder of Vicimus. He oversees all game development functions and business operations, and is the mind behind Woven Shadows.

When not making awesome games, Typho is a software developer at a network security firm.  In what little free time he has, Typho enjoys gaming and (even more) programming.

Evan "Evan With Us" Witous: 2D Artist and Sound Designer

Evan is in charge of 2D art, texturing, and sound design and Vicimus. Look for his work in the posters around the school, the game’s sound effects, and the banner on this very page.

When not making awesome art and sounds, Evan is earning his degree in Computer Science and Telecommunications. He enjoys video production, drawing, and sometimes drinking.

Serge "Soige" Dicaire: Environment Artist

Serge is responsible for 3D modeling for Woven Shadows. His influence can be found in the many props and items found throughout the game.

When not making awesome assets or playing video games, Serge is watching horror movies. He has a love of everything horror, from the cheesiest B movies, to cult classics.

Alex "Zaile" Marret: Animator and 3D Artist

Alex oversees the animations in Woven Shadows. His work brings the characters to life – or as close as one can get to life in the Unity engine. He is also the voice behind Phil, the game’s protagonist.

When not making awesome animations, Alex is earning his degree in Media Arts and Science, with a specialization in 3D Design. He is a drummer, a gamer, and sells 3D-printed models in his spare time. 

Noah "Maddmax3" Wroblewski: Programmer

Noah is the man behind some of the programming in Woven Shadows. His work has helped bring together animations, assets, and interactivity to make a cohesive horror experience that feels good to play.

When not making awesome code, Noah is pursuing a degree in Automation Systems Technology. In his free time he enjoys longboarding and snowboarding.

Connor “Edelen” Gates: Business Operations

Edelen is behind many of the internal processes needed for a business to run. Look for his influence in this Kickstarter description. And the budget, if you're into that. Weirdo.

When not making awesome business, Connor is a management consultant to firms in the healthcare industry. His hobbies include learning Chinese, exercise, and ballroom dancing.

Rewards

Please note: All in-game rewards are subject to review and approval by the developer. 

PTO Mailing List – $1

Every little bit helps, and we’d like to reward you for any contribution that you can make. We couldn’t do this without you! 

  • Get subscribed to Woven Shadows development updates and stay in touch as we finish this project with your help!

Kindergartner – $5

You’ve saved up your allowance, and are kind enough to contribute it to our dream project.

All above rewards, PLUS:

  • Your name listed in the game’s credits as a Kindergartner

Grade Schooler – $10

You’ve mowed your neighbor’s lawn and have decided to spend it on a game. A solid investment.

All above rewards, PLUS:

  • A digital copy of the game upon release! Choose either DRM-free or Steam Key!
  • Your name listed in the game’s credits as a Grade Schooler

Teacher’s Pet – $25

You’ve won the science fair, and are investing some of the prize money into chilling online with our team.

All above rewards, PLUS:

  • Get added to a private backers-only Discord channel to talk shop with the developers at Vicimus!
  • Your name and image memorialized in an in-game yearbook accessible from the game's menu!
  • Your name listed in the game’s credits as a Teacher’s Pet

Hall Monitor – $50

You’ve proved your ability to handle responsibility – be rewarded for it!

All above rewards, PLUS:

  • Get exclusive early access to the game!
  • A 16x20 poster from the game! Choose from any poster pictured here, or any other that makes its way into the game between now and release! Select your design in a backer poll scheduled for November 2018.
  • Your name displayed in the game’s credits as a Hall Monitor
  • An exclusive Discord server title

Dehornn Alumnus - $75

You graduated at the top of your class. We're all very proud of you. Is it too early to ask for charitable donations? NEVER.

All above rewards, PLUS:

  • A real-life mug from the real-life game! Choose from Dehornn Rams, Aranea, World's Best Dad, and other items to be determined! Select your design in a backer poll scheduled for November 2018.
  • A handwritten thank you from a member of Vicimus! (We love you)
  • Your name displayed in the game's credits as a Dehornn Alumnus

Lunch Lady - $100

Thank you for your service to Dehornn Middle School. There's no money in the budget for your pension, so how about this shiny new toy instead?

All above rewards, PLUS:

  • A 3-D Printed model of the game’s antagonist! We can't reveal too many details now, but trust us - this one's gonna be cool.
  • Design a school meal! Pick a meal to be placed in the school's lunch room. Select your meal in a backer poll scheduled for October 2018.
  • Your name displayed in the game's credits as a Lunch Lady

Class President Candidate (Limited!) – $150

You’re a real MVP, and the whole school should know it. Get recognized for your contributions by vying to become Class President!

All rewards up to Lunch Lady, PLUS:

  • Get your name, portrait, and slogan plastered on class president campaign posters in the school!
  • Your name displayed in the game’s credits as a Class President Candidate

Class Pet (Limited!) – $200

Bark bork. Woof.

All rewards up to Lunch Lady, PLUS:

  • Your name, chosen toy, and favorite animal added to one of the game's classrooms as a class pet!
  • Your name listed in the game’s credits as a Class Pet

Teacher (Limited!) – $250

You didn’t earn your master’s degree in education for nothing. In fact, you may not have earned it at all. Should that stop you from being rewarded? We think not.

All rewards up to Lunch Lady, PLUS:

  • Get your message and/or drawing added to a school whiteboard!
  • Have your name and personal items added to a desk in front of the whiteboard! It's your classroom, make it your own!
  • Your name displayed in the game’s credits as a Teacher

Stretch Goals

$4,000: More Easter Eggs

Cult classic horror references? Hidden information on backers? Frog history? We can add it all. This level will give the completionists a run for their money.

$4,500:  Bigger Map

Capping thineself's pants is more fun in more places! An extra $1,000 will allow us to turn Dehornn Middle School into Dehornn a-bit-bigger-than-Middle School. Added locations will come with more opportunities for gameplay.

$6,000: More Difficulties

Do you get your kicks on a real challenge? See how you stack up against a smarter, faster monster with a finicky, temperamental tablet. More difficulties will up the challenge - and the scares. 

$8,000: More Stories, More Monsters

Exceeding our budget will allow us to incorporate more stories, monsters, and characters into the world of Woven Shadows. This level will expand the depth and breadth of what the game can really be.

Budget

As a super awesome backer of our super awesome project, you deserve to know where your money is going. The current budget includes all fulfillment costs, part of the shipping (which we're covering to keep costs low for you), Kickstarter's fees, taxes, and development costs. To complete Woven Shadows on time, based on our current burn rate and a model of our Kickstarter costs, we’ve established a the following breakdown of our budget:

Why Kickstarter

Woven Shadows is a passion project created by six guys looking to make something cool. However, making cool things is easier with support. We wanted to turn to you, the players, to gauge interest and generate input to ensure that we develop a project every backer can be proud of.

We also felt that there was no better way to see if you all are as excited about our stretch goals as we are, and to expand the project farther than we may have thought we could. With your help, we can make these stretch goals happen!

Risks and challenges

Woven Shadows is presently being developed for scheduled release set for December, 2018. We are currently progressing ahead of schedule. Assuming our Kickstarter is successful, we should have a polished game on-track for delivery.

However, every indie game project has its challenges, and Woven Shadows is no exception. There are always unforeseen circumstances that may delay development. The first major test will be early access, in which we hope to polish and refine the game for full launch. Depending on the stability and comprehensiveness of the early access release, we may push up or push back our release schedule to ensure that we ship a product every backer can be proud of.

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