Little Ol' Us:
I'm Edgar, the one with the long hair who's about to shake the internet version of your hand. Along with a man with short hair called Lee, who's now about to shake your other hand, we make up the developer Onyxbreakers.
We come from a tillage; a place too small to be called a town and too large to be called a village, in the middle of Bedfordshire, where there are fewer beds and fords than people. We call this tillage 'Sandy'. We've hit a bit of a snag. After I went to university, I came back to find my dad died and my mum moved off on her own. Lee ended up living with a perverted old man. So we decided to try and live together. We found out we both ended up talking about a potential video game an awful lot. So, whilst looking for new work in this jobless county, we ended up setting up shop with 2D game development. We delved into Game Maker and RPG Maker programs until becoming competant with them, and now we're starting to develop the much talked about (at least, between us) project on RPG Maker VX: Dark Matter.
But to make it good, to make it more enjoyable to the people we're aiming it at and to make tide us over, we need funding. What this will mean is a better, bolder 2D game, one of which will be even more enjoyable for you to play. funding will go towards animating the cutscenes, the creation of the music and voice actors, amongst others. Lee and I are passionate about game development. I'm a writer and designer, at heart, but I'm aware that we're not making this for us, we're making this for YOU.
BREIF STORY BLURB:
The protagonist, of who's name is up to you, awakens in a crash site. Flames dance around him and a large space craft lays embedded in the mountainside. With no idea in what's going on and few survivors, he is confronted by the battered Lione, who reveals she is the vice-warden from the crashed prison ship. You are one of the prisoners. But who crashed the ship? Was it you? You don't remember. You were locked in stasis for an unknown amount of time. Was it the vice-warden? She seems to hate you and all criminals. Or was it the warden, Cyrril, who blames both you and the vice-warden, forcing an unlikely alliance with her as he hunts you both down? The only thing to do is run to the nearby town and find out what's going on...
You Can Become Part of the Game (DONATIONS):
£1000 is the funding we need, which works out to $1557.
This goes towards many of the important aspects that will make this game a lot better for you to play and enjoy:
- Animated cutscenes,
- Music for every location,
- Voice acting,
- Still portraits for the characters in conversation,
- And, well, us to keep going when things get tough.
There are perks, though! If you donate particular amounts, you'll get:
- £10/£16 - A credit in the game,
- £30/$47 - You can voice a character in the game,
- £50/$78 - A character of your creation goes into the game,
- £100/$156 - A character of your own creation becomes playable (with voice - you can choose to voice him/her),
- £200/$312 - A story of your own creation gets turned into a planet and linked into the main narrative.
So you, too, can become part of the game!
Other Ways You Can Help
Well, just raise some awareness of the game, Dark Matter. The planned release is December, 2012, just in time for Christmas... and it's a FREE release, too. Just spread the word~
Developed by: Onyxbreakers,
Published by: Bon Ink Creations.