Who am I & what is this about?
For starters my name is Steffan Harris I am an indie game developer born & raised in Virginia. I went to college at Westwood College of Technology in Denver Colorado studying Video Game Art & Design. After leaving college I came back to Virginia until I met my now wife & moved to Minnesota after working at Gamestop & years of going to conventions & being an avid gamer decided to use what I had learned in college to develop a game.
Upon talking with friends from X-Strike Studios I found the project I wanted to do & thus we have SideQuest. It started off as a movie a parody of RPG's from the late 80's early 90's but never was finished. I read the script & knew that this would make a great retro rpg.
This game is the best of all the rpg's from the 80's & 90's. It has a huge array of party members to choose from; an epic storyline; monsters & massive boss battles. Oh yeah and did I mention Summons. I am currently using the RPG Maker Xp & Vx to build the game and plan to release it on PC through Steam & on disk and am planning to release it on the Xbox 360 Arcade.
This is my first outing as a developer & it can't fully be done without your help. I thought I could do it on my own but soon realized that is not going to happen. I need help from you the public. This is a labour of love & a personal dream of mine.
For those just catching up to this Side Quest is a JRPG that parodies JRPGs from the 80's & 90's it was written by our own X-Striker Juese & just a touch rewritten by me. It follows Gale Winthrop (Stormwind..Hey things happen & people sometimes have to visit a naming way) On Gales 16th birthday he is forced to take a stand against not only his father & the Envirocorp his father works for to save the planet but save his friend Dreamer and help his friend Bob pick the pieces of his life back up. & believe me not everything is as straight forward as it may seem in the world of Side Quest.
Now on to the technical aspects. The game will be released for the PC either through disk or through Steam also it is being released for the Xbox through the arcade so there will be options for you all the gamers. As far as perks go any donation amount will be getting thanks in the credits & on the web page but larger donations can earn you a spopt in the game as either a vendor, a quest giver, summon or, special playable character.
The website for the project is Sidequestrpg.weebly.com
And you can find us on the book of faces as well. If you have questions please feel free to ask me either on here on facebook the indiegogo page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The funds for this game are going to various sources for one I need a machine powerful enough to do the build & the art on. I have a machine lined up it is 700. I am sourcing out music & some art & want to set aside an additional 500 for labour. 800 is for materials such as paints, pencils, sketchpads, lightbox &, software such as RPG Maker VX Ace &, Adobe Photoshop CS3. $99 is for the mebership fee to Microsoft to be able to release it on the Xbox Live Arcade Inidie section. The rest is for distribution, printing off maps, prints & , authoring soundtracks.
Even if I don't get the full funding I still need to get a machine so I can get back to work on the game itself. The laptop I was working with died but the data is recoverable. & those who do donate will have the game around two weeks after it's completion.
First off I need to tell you this isn't a fund my life project I am still working a fulltime job and paying my own life bills expenses. I am making this game as a labour of love & using it as my stepping stone to get into the industry.
This project is something I have put my heart & dreams into. It's my first outing into the development world & I want to comeplete this with all my being. Any help is appreciated so plese if you can't donate then tell your friends mention it at your local gaming shop whether it be video or table top get the word out & help me with my dream. I have a great story that was written by great friends & I want them to experience it with me.