Caffeine - A Sci-Fi Horror Adventure

A Quirky Sci-Fi Horror Adventure Game For PC, Mac, Linux & PS4 Built On Unreal Engine 4
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Dylan Browne
Gaming
Adelaide
Australia
1 Team Member

The Game

Caffeine is a quirky first person psychological horror adventure game with environmental puzzles.

Set in the near future, the entire population of Earth is vigorously addicted to coffee. Massive space station built by the biggest corporations roam the stars mining minerals to create a synthetic caffeine.

You awaken aboard one of these caffeine mining stations alone. Before long you realise that you are a young boy with no memory of what has transpired on this seemingly empty space station.

Naturally you set out to explore the depths of the huge structure to figure out what exactly is going on.

Caffeine is currently already in development utilising the power of Unreal Engine 4, which allows for a very high visual fidelity.

UPDATE #1 - New Trailers & Development Logs!


How Will The Game Play?

At its core Caffeine is an exploratory puzzle game with a strong focus on psychological horror and lore.

Caffeine has three main gameplay elements:

  • Horror - You are alone in a mysteriously empty space station. Who knows what's out there!
  • Lore - Sticky notes, audio logs, whiteboards etc. This place feels lived in with each character having a rich back-story that can be deciphered from just walking into an office or quarters.
  • Puzzles - interesting environmental and memory based puzzles.
  • Download the early alpha demo below to get a feel for the atmosphere and visual style!

Some More Details

  • PS4 Support (May not release at same time as PC version)
  • Windows, Linux and Mac support
  • Oculus Rift support
  • 4K resolution support
  • Controller support

When Will The Game Be Out?

My plan for Caffeine is to have the game out in the first half of 2015.

Who Am I?

Hi there, my name is Dylan Browne and I am a young determined game developer from Adelaide, Australia.

Starting off in the visual effects industry, at the beginning of the year I moved over to become an indie developer to create quirky, story driven experiences.

I love to push the boundaries of current hardware and aim to create visually stunning games.

Where Does It All Go?

For this second round of funding I am asking the community for USD $5000, this will go toward the following: 

  • Enable me to continue working on the game on an almost full time basis. (despite what many people think.. I do need to eat!)
  • Have more time to optimize the game for use with Oculus Rift.
  • Online Storage and Web Hosting
  • Submit to Steam Greenlight
  • Various other development related costs, such as renewing software licenses.
  • And of course, some awesome perks for all of you amazing backers!

Perks!

Some perks come with a soundtrack, this will be available in lossless digital download.

Starting with the Alpha Edition, perks come with alpha access before the release of the game. This will be in the form of a digital download and will have an NDA to help test the game before release.

Please Note: Alpha Access may be limited to the Windows version.

Some perks come with a personalised sticky note message from me. This will be a high quality digital image and will be available before release as a download.

T-Shirts and Mugs

The later perks include Caffeine branded t-shirts and coffee mugs.

From the Producer perk upwards the shirts and mugs you receive will be limited edition designs and will differ from the standard ones.

The "Name In The Game" perk allows you to have your name included as a character's name which will be included in their notes, possibly audio logs and possessions.

The "Photo In The Game" perk allows you to have a photo of you (within good taste) included in the game as a photograph.

The "Voice In The Game" perk allows you to have your voice included in one of the many audio logs scattered throughout the station in the game.

Physical perks will be shipped at the end of this year, so expect them to arrive during January.

*All perks have worldwide postage included*

Can't Donate?

Don't feel bad if you can't donate, getting the word out about this campaign is very important and vital to its success! So please talk about the wonderful world of Caffeine to your friends, share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, or any other site you have access to!

As I'm a one man team please feel free to contact me to ask any questions you have. I can be contacted at dylan@incandescentimaging.net and of course FacebookTwitter and Steam Greenlight.


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This campaign ended on August 30, 2014
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  • $5USD
    Thanks Credit

    Have your name listed in the "Thanks To" section of the credits.

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  • $10USD
    Special Thanks Credit

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  • $15USD
    Early Edition

    Receive a cheaper digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks To" section of the credits. *Only 300 available!

    38 out of 300 claimed

  • $25USD
    Standard Edition

    Receive a digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits.

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  • $30USD
    Soundtrack Edition

    Receive a digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits.

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  • $35USD
    Alpha Edition

    Receive access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits.

    9 claimed

  • $45USD
    Personal Sticky Note

    Receive a personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits.

    1 claimed

  • $70USD
    Coffee Mug Edition

    Receive a Caffeine branded coffee mug! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits. *Only 1000 available

    2 out of 1000 claimed

  • $70USD
    T-Shirt Edition

    Receive a Caffeine branded t-shirt! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits.

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  • $90USD
    T-Shirt and Mug Edition

    Receive a Caffeine branded t-shirt and mug! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released + Have your name listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits. *Only 1000 available

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  • $100USD
    Become A Producer

    Receive a producer credit! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + A special edition Caffeine branded t-shirt and mug! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released *Only 100 available

    1 out of 100 claimed

  • $200USD
    Name In The Game

    Have your name used for a character in the game + Receive a producer credit! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + A special edition Caffeine branded t-shirt and mug! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released *Only 30 available

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  • $200USD
    Picture In The Game

    Have a picture of you used for a photograph in the game + Receive a producer credit! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + A special edition Caffeine branded t-shirt and mug! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released *Only 30 available

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  • $500USD
    Voice In The Game

    Have your voice used for an audio log in the game + Receive a producer credit! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + A special edition Caffeine branded t-shirt and mug! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released *Only 20 available

    0 out of 20 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Ultimate Producer

    Get Invited to Caffeine's launch party! + Have a one on one Skype call with me + Receive a producer credit! + A personalised digital sticky note from me thanking you for your grand contribution! + A special edition Caffeine branded t-shirt and mug! + Access to alpha versions of the game for testing + Digital download of the game's fantastic soundtrack + Digital copy of the full game once it's released *Only 10 available *Flights and Accommodation not included

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