ARQ Treasure Quest
Imagine being part of a team of marine archaeologists as they pinpoint the location of a historical shipwreck. The excitement the diver experiences approaching this time capsule and finding his first artifact. Seeing how it can be restored to its original state and add another clue to our knowledge of human history.
Arqueonautas is a marine archaeological company that has been looking for and recovering ship wrecks for over 17 years.
Recently they have paired up with a team of young game developers that have been turning their day to day adventures into a challenging and realistic game.
In this game the player will experience all the joys and frustrations of leading a treasure quest. Through Arqueonautas extensive experience this game is going to be as real as it gets.
The game is being developed for PC and is intend to be released on multiple platforms
Expeditions are extremely expensive so in order to survive the cutthroat competition the player must manage his team and resources very well.
The player must hire his team, chose a location, get historical archival research, apply to government licenses, get financing, buy boats and buy equipment.
When the expedition is launched he must stock up on supplies, such as, water, fuel, food, spare parts and diving supplies that will enable him to search, find and remain the maximum time at the wreck location.
The player must survey the seabed and send down divers once the wreck is positively identified.
During excavations the player must manage his divers work by assigning tasks such as scanning with a metal detector, marking an area, excavating or lifting objects to the surface. He must also pay close attention to the air available in the tanks and decompression time.
Once you bring the artifacts to the surface you must assign resources to recovering them so that unique artifacts may later be donated to museums to gain prestige and repetitive cargo can be sold to cover costs and possibly profit.
We have spent the past six months in pre-production and setting up the art work needed to make a full working version of the game.
We have ready to be implemented:
- 2D and 3D Menus
- Harbor Location - Island of Mozambique (MOZ)
- Tools and Equipment
- Wreck Sites
Now We Need
We have a team of programmers that are going to start implementing all the ideas and art into a working version of the game.
- We need funding for programmers.
- We need funding for 2D and 3D Artists
- We need funding for Sound and Music
Arqueonautas and the team have been reaching into their pockets to bring this project forward at a risk.
We are fully committed to completing this project!
With your help we can improve the quality of the game and ensure it will be a huge success.
If we do not achieve the $25000 mark we will still put all the funding raised into the project and do what we can to come up with the best possible end product.
We are conceiving creative ways to expand this game over time and connect it as closely as possible to real life operations.
All donators will be thanked on our web site and social networks.
Due to the epic nature of the business we have some very cool exclusive art to give out signed by the artists.
Feel part of the adventure and get an exclusive Arqueonautas Mozambique Expedition T-shirt.❶
Donate $1000 and we will mail you an authentic numismaticaly graded silver coin from one of the wrecks excavated by Arqueonautas. You will also be awarded the highest status in our forums.❷
Donate $2000 and send us your pictures, we will put a stylized 3D character named by you and that resembles you in the game. Plus we will send you an animated video of your character.
Our ultimate perk is to become an ARQ Explorer and join the Arqueonautas team at the Island of Mozambique and participate for 5 days on the expedition.❸
❶ All physical perks include normal mail delivery anywhere in the world. Any taxes that
might apply are to be paid by the receiver.
❷ Coins include a certificate of authenticity and origin by Arqueonautas Worldwide
❸ Dates to be arranged according to Expedition and lodging availability.
Saving World Maritime Heritage
Arqueonautas mission is to protect World Maritime Heritage in accordance with current professional standards of archaeological practice.
Hopefully players will get captivated by the importance to protect the unique marine archaeological heritage and they will care and get related to the history, conservation and documentation of the artifacts and wreck sites.
We are going to create a direct connection between the players and Arqueonautas real life operations. Through the forum you can follow operations closely, interact with the crew and be informed of ways to support expeditions.
Every copy of the game that is sold brings money to protecting world maritime heritage.
Thank You for Your Help!
We hope you like our project.
Please share it with anyone that may be interested!