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Thrilling adventure game with challenging puzzles and 3 playable characters in an intriguing story, based on REAL happenings.
Thrilling adventure game with challenging puzzles and 3 playable characters in an intriguing story, based on REAL happenings.
Thrilling adventure game with challenging puzzles and 3 playable characters in an intriguing story, based on REAL happenings.
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OAK ISLAND - Some Treasures Are Best Left Buried

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You can also support this game by preorders via paypal - on our website www.oakisland-game.com
You can also support this game by preorders via paypal - on our website www.oakisland-game.com
   

The Mystery of Oak Island is a thrilling point & click adventure game for PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android with a dark, gripping storyline that is based on the REAL, legendary treasure hunt on Oak Island - Nova Scotia, Canada. Our aim is to provide an intriguing story with challenging puzzles.

            
Each Episode will have a length of about 5 hours of gameplay.
Each Episode will have a length of about 5 hours of gameplay.

We provide attractive tiers for our precious backers:

You're an even greater collector? Then this signed package might be your choice:

You receive the majestic boxed version of the game in an elaborately designed package, including the game on DVD, the extended orchestral soundtrack on a single CD, a printed game manual, prominent thanks in the game’s credits AND we will honor your amazing support by adding your NAME AND PICTURE to our game manual! Furthermore you receive access to beta versions, special polls and receive access to our developer forum. Did we mention that the box is SIGNED!? YES, IT IS! 

You get a strictly limited, special, wooden treasure box with the SIGNED majestic collectors box and high quality prints of all the main characters in the game (all of which will be signed). The price is 560$ / 500€ for this special artifact and it's strictly limited to 5!

Submissions for the parrot can not contain swearing or vulger language, all submissions will be valuated by the team to ensure it is appropriate. This tier is available with the digital special edition (102$ / 90€) OR with the majestic collectors box (169$ / 150€)!

Have you ever heard of the Oak Island Mystery?

It is the fantastic, TRUE story about the legendary hunt for an infamous treasure of unimaginable value supposedly hidden somewhere deep under the surface of Oak Island, Canada.

The legend surrounding Oak Island started in 1795 when three men discovered a mysterious stone containing hieroglyphs and indications of a fabulous treasure. An incredible, centuries-long treasure hunt began. But all they found were dead ends, elaborate traps, insanity or even their own demise. To date, six treasure hunters have died on Oak Island due to unexplained circumstances.

Based the legends surrounding the island, we wrote a dramatic and thrilling story. By chance, you get sucked into the ominous tale of Oak Island, and you seek the help of your girlfriend, who is a student of literature at Oxford University. Together you begin to uncover the secrets of Oak Island, and in doing so, put yourselves in grave danger.

Oak Island will not divulge its secrets without sacrifice. You're not the only one who vies for the hidden secrets, besieged by horrific traps and terrifying guards. Will you defy all these dangers? And will it be the beginning of a new chapter - or the end of life as you know it? Consider that..."Some treasures are best left buried!"

It is a great honor and overwhelming to have the support of Adventure Game Legends like Charles Cecil (Director of Revolution Games and Creator of the Broken Sword Series) or Jan Theysen (Director of King Art and Creator of "The Book of Unwritten Tales") 

We will implement a minimum of three playable characters which will keep the storyline and gameplay varied and interesting. Each will have their own special abilities and unique personality traits.

An important part of the game will even take place in the far past of the island's history and reveal exciting perceptions that you will need in the present. Take a step into this thrilling journey through time and unlock the elusive secrets of Oak Island, together... or fail, as one.

OAK ISLAND will feature a classic point and click control system. Left click for movement and interaction, and right click to examine the environment, objects, items, and characters. There will also be an inventory system which you can access to combine, remove and use items within the environment.

Classic dialogues in Oak Island
Classic dialogues in Oak Island

In addition, there will be many classic puzzles, such as combining inventory items to create new items, using inventory items on environmental objects, dialogue choices and exciting surprises.

Close-ups for detailed search of the environment
Close-ups for detailed search of the environment
A classic point and click adventure, heavily influenced by "the Secret of Monkey Island", with tons of challenging puzzles.
A classic point and click adventure, heavily influenced by "the Secret of Monkey Island", with tons of challenging puzzles.

Our professional musician Luigi Maria Rapisarda works hard for an immersive atmosphere of the game. For this, we will provide a deep & mesmerising orchestral soundtrack. Please listen to some of the game tracks .

 Pirate's Bay:

The Hut: 

The Excavation: 

On The Other Side: 

As a hobby project we created “Zak McKracken Between Time and Space”, which took us years of blood, sweat and tears and finally became the pretty successful, unofficial sequel to the iconic “Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders”.

We tried to keep the spirit of the original game while creating something different and completely new. Also we wanted the game to be pretty funny... and incredibly difficult. ;) 

A crazy and most passionate team worked for many years on this game and we celebrated the emotional release with a great adventure game party including tons of beer, cocktails and costumized adventure game fans. Now, several of the Zak-team members continue their work on "OAK ISLAND" like Thomas (Management, Game Coding, Story), Daniel (3D Artworks and Cutscenes), Ingo (2D Animations) and Alex (Game Engine). 

The game became one of the most popular game productions made by fans and we gave it away for free for all the fans to enjoy. Download the NEW Director’s Cut of Zak McKracken: Between Time & Space from here . The Game will be available in English, German & French!

OUR PASSION: We love classic point and click adventure games - that's why we created "Visionaire Studio" - to keep the genre alive and thriving and to make it even better than it ever was before. During all those years of development Visionaire Studio became one of the leading adventure game engines and technical basis for several award winning adventure game productions.

With this engine EVEN YOU can create an adventure game, all by yourself! Try it with the free versionWe will use and expand our engine for OAK ISLAND... to give you the best gaming experience possible!

We can't tell how much we would love to create this game for you! But for that we need your support on funding! The chance to realize this dream lies entirely in your hands!

Please spread the word about this campaign via your friends, family, associates, newspapers, online blogs, social media etc. Thank you so much! We deeply appreciate your support!

     

Risks and challenges

Our game engine, Visionaire Studio, has been in constant development for the past 10 years and has been used by various indie and commercial developers for such games as: “The Whispered World”, “A New Beginning”, and the “Deponia” Trilogy, as well as recent Kickstarter success stories such as “STASIS”.

With “Zak McKracken Between Time and Space” we proved that we are in it for the long haul, and we delivered what we promised: A great, classic point and click adventure game. With "The Mystery of Oak Island," and YOUR SUPPORT, we are committed to bringing an experience even greater."

We take what we do very seriously and hope that you will give us a chance to provide the promised game - a pretty classic point and click adventure game.

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    SUPPORTER - If you like what we've done for the genre - for example with "Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space" or our game engine "Visionaire Studio" - and want to show your support - this is the option for you. Thank you very much!

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    LIMITED SIGNED MAJESTIC COLLECTORS BOX – You receive the majestic boxed version of the game in an elaborately designed package, including the Game on DVD, the extended orchestral soundtrack on a single CD, a printed game manual, prominent thanks in the game’s credits AND we will honor your amazing support by adding your NAME AND PICTURE to our game manual! Furthermore you receive access to beta versions, special polls and receive access to our developer forum. Did we mention that the box is SIGNED!? YES, IT IS!

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    YOUR PICTURE AND NAME IN THE GAME (DIGITAL) - We will create an in-game picture wall with famous treasure hunters... and implement YOU (your picture and name) as one of those guys. Also you get the digital special edition including a prominent mention in the game credits and in the manual PLUS access to all Alpha and Beta versions of the game

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    YOUR PICTURE AND NAME IN THE GAME (BOXED) - We will create an in-game picture wall with famous treasure hunters... and implement YOU (your picture and name) as one of those guys. Also you get the MAJESTIC BOXED edition including a prominent mention in the game credits and in the manual PLUS access to all Alpha and Beta versions of the game.

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    MASTER COLLECTOR
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    YOU AS A GAME PERSON:
    We create a 3-D-model, based on a picture of you... and you will become a story relevant, important NPC (Non Player Character) in the game. The character will also be sent to you as a high-quality print including a personal dedication from our developers. Also you get the edition of your choice (Digital or Boxed) including a prominent mention in the game credits and in the manual PLUS access to all Alpha and Beta versions of the game.

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    OAK ISLAND CO DIRECTOR
    You will get your name as co-director in the credits and the manual, including all previous rewards (except the 3-D model from "You as a game person")

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