Side Quest

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Do you remember the classic role playing games from the late 80's & early to mid 90's? Take all those mash'em up into one unique rpg & you have Side Quest.
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Steffan Harris
Gaming
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

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.

The Story

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 sidequestrpg@live.com

The Breakdown

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.

In Finality

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.

 

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  • $5USD
    Helper

    You will get a special thanks on the website

    1 claimed

  • $10USD
    Helper +

    You will get a special thanks on the website and in the credits of the game

    8 claimed

  • $25USD
    Supporter

    You get a copy of the game and a special thank you on the web page and in the credits of the game

    13 claimed

  • $50USD
    Gamer

    You get the game, a print of the world map as well as a copy of the soundtrack and a special thanks in the credits and on the web site.

    3 claimed

  • $100USD
    The Big Bang

    You get all the above as well as a copy of the soundtrack and become an npc vendor in one of the towns and, the title of associate producer in the credits.

    8 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $400USD
    Victory Fanfare!

    For a contribution of 400 you get all the above, a chance to be a quest giver or special party member but also the password to a special chest filled with great things to start you off on your adventure & help you out down the line. You will also get to beta test. I will set you up with a protected dropbox & give you all the files you need to be able to play &; give input on progression. As well as 4 final Fantasy Bead Sprites to form your own party with!

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  • $500USD
    New Game +

    You get all the above except you get a choice of becoming an npc quest giver, or special party member.

    2 claimed

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