Thank you for visiting the crowd-funding campaign for "The Legend", an indie horror game based in the horrific world of many urban legends.
As our faithful fans already know, "The Legend" has recently been Greenlit by the Steam Greenlight service, thus, preparing a formal platform for the release of "The Legend". The trailer above, was used as an original proof-of-concept and tech demo to achieve this milestone.
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The goal of "The Legend" is revolutionize the horror game industry like several games before it. For example, "Amnesia: The Dark Descent", which rewrote the definition of independent horror games. With the assistance of the NextGen Graphics offered by the CryEngine 3 and multi-platform capabilities, "The Legend" will lead this revolution.
We want to as many people as possible to experience the thrilling experiences generated from this project, but we can not do that without help from the community. We need better equipment, proper licenses and the ability to pay our team of developers to achieve this groundbreaking goal. We care about our community, and above that, our loyal fans. We want to deliver on our promise to give them an unforgettable experience.
Who's behind "The Legend"?
An experienced, interested and motivated development team and a community of horror enthusiasts alike!
Elder Productions is a smaller-design team with the motivation to grow exponentially. The team consists of several well-experienced individuals from the indie-game industry.
My name is Austin Handle and I'm the Project Lead for "The Legend". I've had several years of experience in the CryEngine 2 & 3. A couple of years ago, I wrote and developed the first functional code and system for a cooperative play system in the CryEngine, before passing the project off to a larger team. I'm confident that any interest in this project will grow as you see our work, where we've been and where we're going. Whether that be from our Lead Composer, David, our Executive producer, Christian, or any other essential member of our team.
This is our passion.
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"The Legend" Main Theme - Main Composer: David
What's "The Legend" about exactly?
"The Legend" will ultimately consist of numerous urban legends, horrors, common fears and some unique stories. Players will experience many different aspects of these legends and stories from many different angles. For example: a baby, a teenager or an elderly citizen, etc.
This allows for us dive deeper into the psychology behind these horrific experiences and deliver a variety of bone-chilling experiences.
In example, a teenager would be able to use a cellphone as their main utility tool (a flashlight, contacting help, etc.), however, this life-saving tool could also be their downfall by giving away their position and receiving paranormal interference. On the other end of the spectrum, an elderly citizen could be using a cane or wheelchair as their utility tool for quicker movement, however, there aren't many happy-ending horror games where the player is trying to escape using a cane.
We're also researching and developing random world generation (a totally innovative concept for horror games), which will allow for the player to never experience the same stories even if they are the same legends. Thus, prolonging the entertainment period gained from this game.
Did you say Multi-platform?
Yes, we are trying to deliver this experience primarily to PC gamers, however, we can not leave out our Mac, Xbox and PS3 brethren. "The Legend" will be able to release to these platforms as well, but only if we receive the funding to be able to acquire the proper equipment and licenses.
Where is the money going exactly?
We will not deliver anything less than exceptional for this project. Our community and fans deserve the best and that's what we intend to deliver. We've already put so much into this project, and have proven ourselves to the community and to a publisher. That is why this project is set for fixed funding. If we do not reach our goal, every cent of the money pledged is returned and the project will reach an early and disappointing grave. .
The set funding goal for this project is the bare minimum for us to fulfill our promises on "The Legend". Any dollar over that goal, will go directly towards ensuring that "The Legend" delivers nothing short of a revolutionary indie-horror title. We have the technology, we have the means to achieve this goal, we have the motivation, mindset and experience, we even have a clear platform and publisher for release, we just need YOU.
When will the game be completed?
By extending the original concept of "The Legend" into multiple urban legends and stories, we will be pushing our release date back to, most-likely, Spring 2014. Honestly, the project may be finished by Winter 2013 or Fall of 2014.
We only want to ensure quality in what we release to our fans, however, the closed Beta will launch no later than November-December 2013.
Is there a way to influence development?
Sure! The team always loves to hear from the community and their opinions. "The Legend" is a game for the community and we would be shafting ourselves by not answering their calls. We're always open to suggestions, constructive criticism and ideas!
About the "Perks"
Limited Edition of "The Legend": Receive a digital copy of "The Legend" that includes concept art, design documents, storylines, development team interviews and an exclusive soundtrack not included with the official album release!
Skype with the Development Team or Dinner with the Project Lead: Receive the option of skyping with the Lead Development Team for "The Legend" or dinner with the Project Lead to discuss "The Legend". (Dinner and partial transportation fees negotiated and paid)