Ancient Kemet is an upcoming online multiplayer game based on ancient Egypt. The core concept is a world created by players. Embark on a journey in the mystical land around Nile and write your own story as a part of Ancient Kemet.
Kemet stands for „the Black Land“ referring to the fertile black mud that covered the banks of Nile after floods and so created a lasting oasis of life in the dessert.
Ancient Kemet the Game starts many years after the gods have left Kemet to be ruled by its own people. Although the gods left their legacy for Kemet, it is now far from a united country, quite the opposite. It is organised into many districts, nomes as they are called, each with their own town and interests. Even in its current state, Kemet is in peaceful balance. But for how long?
Many old stories have become legends now, only to be told to little children. There is one that only select few in Ancient Kemet knew about and hoped for it to be just that, a legend. The story goes that after a long struggle for power, god Horus revenged his father, Osiris, conquered his uncle Seth and regained the throne. Seth was sent into exile into a different world where he was to remain for all days. However, the most loyal followers of Seth facing the fact that they do not possess enought power to rescue their leader, they did what every faithful scribe would do. The left a message, the fabled Scrolls of Resurrection, hoping that one day someone will have what it takes to bring their god back into life. The scrolls became a legend, until now. For the wind whispers words of dark magic coming from the mysterious ancient temple not that far away...
Ancient Kemet the Game is created by two brothers, Dom Tollhotep and Rob AmunRob, who combined their passion for ancient Egypt with an eye for graphics and brain for programming. Not only all the visuals and game style, but even the engine that runs the game was created by us. We added to that our experience with other games and what we would have done differently and what concepts we liked. Ancient Kemet is a creation of passion and fascination, because all the aspects of this project are something we both are passionate about and fascinated by.
To make Ancient Kemet alive, we have split the project into three stages:
1) Alpha testing stage
2) Beta testing stage
3) Ancient Kemet version 1.0
In this Indiegogo campaing we would like to raise funding for alpha testing, which we want to execute in May. Based on all the feedback we get, we want Beta testing up shortly after and then rinse and repeat, Ancient Kemet full version goes live.
For alpha testing stage we want to raise 4 000 EUR to cover our cost for graphics, development, software licenses, sound production and of course, servers. On top of that we would like to get like-minded players fascinated with Ancient Egypt in for the actual testing to help us with their feedback, their ideas.
Let's have a quick overview of the alpha testing scenario
Alpha testing will be based on the scenario of 2 nomes, each with a town with its own ground reserved for gathering resources for basic professions. In between the nomes there will be a free PVP combat zone, where players will find more expensive resources.
There are going to be several character professions in the final version of the game, for aplha testing we picked four: farming, blacksmithing, crafting and fishing. These will be the basic means for getting on your feet with gaining extra gear and materials you need.
On top of that, at the end of the combat zone players will find a mystical Temple of Resurrection, where our innovative concept of raiding is to be tested.
Temple of Resurrection – New raid concept
In alpha stage there will be one major PVP raid which will lead into the Temple of Resurrection. After conquering the enemy team from the other nome you will gain access to an ancient artefact, that will grant you enourmous power and transform you into the dark servants of Seth. It will be your role to hold the temple against enemy and shall you succeed, you will be rewarded greatly.
If you happen to loose the fight for the artefact, your chance comes in defeating the monsters in the temple itself, who are in fact, players from the other nome.
The most important thing from alpha testing stage?
Your feedback :)
All the rewards are connected with the game itself and whether you wish to play in the later stages after more content has been added or you want to jump in as a game moderator straight away, there are contribution options for all. The spaces for alpha testing are limited though.