Fran Bow is a Horror Point and click game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. It is a trip to the deepest and darkest side of human psychology, delivered through blood and tears.
After being witness of the gruesome (and mysterious) loss of her parents, found dismembered at their home Fran runs away into the woods, together with her only friend: Mr. Midnight, a black cat that Fran had previously received as a present from her parents. In the forest, Fran loses senses and when she recovers, she is at Oswald Asylum, an oppressive mental institution for children, with no trace of Mr. Midnight.
After having a dream about her beloved cat she decides to escape the institution to find him and go back to aunt Grace. Aunt Grace is her only living relative who she is very fond of.
Nothing comes easy for Fran. There is also a strange creature, Remor, who wants to prevent Fran Bow from going home at any cost. But she is determined to find her cat, return to aunt Grace and together find out who is responsible for her parents murders.
Story driven psychological horror adventure game
Unique and peculiar hand drawn 2D Art-Style
Self-administer medication to open the terrible hidden world that will help solve puzzles and find objects
A bizarre variety of puzzles designed in different levels of difficulty and mostly based on the twisted relationship between Fran Bow's imagination and reality
Old Arcade inspired mini-games designed to be part of the transitions in the story
Interactive and occasionally playable pet cat, Mr Midnight
Several interactive characters with unique personalities that will help or prevent Fran Bow going home
When we started this game, we never thought it would become the huge masterpiece it is today! We thought that it would be something that we could do on our spare time...
But as time progressed, the game development progress slowed down. As mentioned before, the minigames are a whole new engine to code and to make a different art style for.
Almost all of the puzzles are unique, and there is no copy pasting puzzle-code! They take time and care to fully implement into the game. And there are many to do...
Most of our time we would like to put into making this game goes to other jobs, just so we can pay the rent and everything else a normal life contains.
So, after 7 months of hard work, we decided to try out crowdfunding! To see if we can reach out to you, to see if we can make you see the beauty in this game, and help us out by giving us the time back to start working on it fulltime!
We have done the first chapter and finishing the second one right now. There are still 3 to do! Natalia needs to draw and animate everything and Isak has lots to code!
We haven't had any time to implement sound nor music, except for placeholder examples. We want a very unique sound design for it, and are able to do it, with time allowing.
We are aiming at a multi-platform release! That means Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, Windows, WP8 and Win 8! It could all be possible!
Where would my money go?
If we can raise the amount of money, then we could stay away from the other jobs we have and lock ourselves inside our home office and work with the game 200%! We would need to be able to pay the costs of living and making the game!
If by a weird chance of luck we get above what we ask for, we could hire another programmer and test it on more devices and platforms! And also translate it other languages!
What do I get, other than our eternal gratitude?
By contributing you will first of all get our gratitude, I mean really, you will get it! Whatever help you give means a lot!
After that, depending on the amount, you get alot of cool stuff we are able to make from our home! Most of it will be digital, because that's more enviromental friendly, but some perks will need to be sent by post! And because there are only two of us, we will not promise perks that we cannot deliver!
You get a internet #HIGHFIVE from both Natalia & Isak, and our eternal gratidude! A special thanks on our upcoming Fran Bow website!
You get the #HIGHFIVE and gratitude + a digital copy of the game for a platform of your choice! And special thanks on our upcoming website!
You get the #HIGHFIVE, gratitude and a digital copy of the game for ALL the platforms we can produce! And special thanks on our upcoming website! And The Soundtrack of Fran Bow!
You get the #HIGHFIVE, gratitude, a digital copy of the game for ALL the platforms we can produce! A special thanks on our upcoming website, a digital wallpaper with all the main characters from the game and the digital Fran Bow Diary! The diary contains descriptions of all characters, concept art and lore.
#HIGHFIVE, gratitude, a copy of the game for ALL the platforms we can produce, a digital wallpaper, you will be thanked in the end credits of the game and GAIN ACCESS TO THE BETA!
All above and THE COLLECTORS EDITION! *
All above and a FULL FILM DOCUMENTARY OF FRAN BOW! The film contains the entire development process until the day of release, with a deep look in how we work with the game!
All above and a digitally handdrawn painting of you and your monster, one Fran Bow T-shirt of your choice! *
All above, one Fran Bow T-Shirts of your choice! and a hand made MR. MIDNIGHT CLOTH DOLL *
All above and a HANDMADE FIGURINE* OF FRAN BOW!
All above and a CUSTOM ANIMATED PIXELART GIF OF YOURSELF! PHYSICAL COPIES OF EVERYTHING!
All above and BACK TO SCHOOL!
- Character design (Physical & psychological)
- Animating your character
- 2D animation (Principles of animation)
- 3x lessons with Natalia over Skype
- Lessons can be in English, Swedish or Spanish
All above and you will be a PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, TRYING OUT NEW CONTENT and DISCUSSING THE GAME WITH US AND GIVING YOUR POINT OF VIEW! (note: without back to school perk)
All above and THE SPECIAL MINI GAME! You will be titled as the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the game!
- You get to train, feed and play with Mr. Midnight!
- This game is only for the contributer!
(note: without back to school perk)
* The Fran Bow T-Shirts
For the $125 PERK AND UP you can choose ONE of the T-shirts below! For the $250 PERK AND UP you can choose TWO T-shirts!
* The Collector's Edition
- The game for all the platforms we can produce!
- Two postcards with special hand drawn illustrations!
- One dark magic potion for being AWESOME!
- One A3 sized poster
- The pills
* The Figurine
The Figurine will be made by Natalia by hand wish contain Fran Bow with her cat, Mr. Midnight! The figurine below is just a prototype!
* Mr. Midnight Cloth Doll!
The Mr. Midnight Cloth Doll will be hand made by Natalia (Very snuggable!)
Who are we? Killmonday!
Killmonday is us, Natalia Figueroa and Isak Martinsson! Natalia is making all the art and story (you wouldn't belive how much of this game actually comes from her life experiences!) and Isak is doing his hardest to code whatever Natalia commands!
Thank you for taking your time reading and watching this! And stay tuned, because we will be posting updates!