The Maker's Eden

A sci-fi noir first-person point & click adventure in the style of a motion comic, for Windows, Mac and Linux, DRM Free!
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Delyth Angharad
Gaming
Cape Town
South Africa
4 Team Members
Due September 2013

Demo

The Maker's Eden DemoOur demo is released! Read all about it and download it from our forums here!

Updates

Update #1 - Development progress, media coverage, Steam Greenlight, thank you!

Update #2 - Why Flexible Funding, more game details, and demo soon!

Update #3 - Working hard to get the demo ready; meanwhile here's some new art!

In The News

"A handsome sci-fi point and click adventure. The identity crisis at the heart of things is portrayed in a compelling fashion. It’s an elegant take on the device, and left me hungry for more."- Rock, Paper Shotgun

"Chock-a-block with buzzwords and sleek ‘coolness’ that drives many of my insides into whirring and giddy delights. The Maker’s Eden is oozing in style and content." - IndieStatik

"The oil painting visuals look fantastic" - RipTen

"Fans of Point & Clicks shouldn't be disappointed. Check out the cool lookin' interactive art." - NeoGaf

What is The Maker's Eden?

The Maker's Eden is a first-person point-and-click adventure presented in the form of a motion comic. It uses techniques found in both motion comics and traditional comics to engage you in its world, and the gameplay is character and story driven with a heavy emphasis on discovery.

The game world is rich with history and socio-political commentary with clues to the past and present scattered around for you to find. The genre's a mix of noir crime-drama in a futuristic world, with the story playing out against a backdrop of soulful jazz and hand-painted graphics. We don't want to throw around too many 'buzz-words', but we're going for moody, atmospheric and engaging.

A Sturdy Metal Door

Why flexible funding?

Isn't that the one where people run off with your money? Why yes, yes it is! And we ARE going to run off with your money! And we're going to spend it on making our dreams come true! - Fortunately for you, our dreams are to make games. So a little while after we've run off with your money, you'll get a game in your inbox.

Our target is the amount of money we need in order to work on the game full-time for three months and then release it at the end of those three months. It includes paying the musician, artist and writer who are currently working without any financial reimbursment, and cost of living for the developer to work on the game full-time for those three months. Flexible Funding will allow us to work on the game continuously as funds are received, rather than having to work slowly on development around other boring obligations like office jobs while we wait.

This is important though - we ARE making this game, and if you contribute to us, you WILL get everything promised in the perk tier, even if we don't make our funding. It'll just take longer if we don't reach our funding goal. :)


Bike Concept

What platforms will it support?

We're using Unity to make the game - which means we can publish for Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices. Huzzah! 

Will there be DRM?

Boo, hiss! Never! DRM is evil and must be punished. Once you've bought the game you can do whatever you like with it, even if that means installing it on your home PC, work PC, netbook, laptop, iPhone, Android... You get the picture. Even though we're going to try to get on distribution platforms like Steam, there will always be a DRM-Free version available.

In Stasis No More

Why Indiegogo?

We're running this campaign for you to help us fund the development of Act 1 of a 3-act game. We'll release Act 1 initially and its post-campaign sales will fund the remaining two acts; this helps us gauge interest in the game as a whole, and enables us to get the project started with a smaller initial budget.

In-Game Dialogue

Perks

IMPORTANT - Even though we have planned stretch goals to fund acts 2 and 3, we might not reach those in this campaign. However, if Act 1 sells successfully enough AFTER the campaign for us to make Act 2, we'd feel bad about the people who helped us get there not getting Act 2 also. So, assuming we don't reach our stretch goals to fund Acts 2 and 3 - if Act 1 sells successfully, everyone who pledged enough to get Act 1 will get Act 2 - and if Act 1 sells VERY successfully and/or if Act 2 sells successfully, you'll get Act 3 as well.

Perk Grid

Car Concept

Stretch Goals

Stretch Goals Image

The Team

Jaco - Coder and designer. You can find him writing at warpgate9.com.

 

  

Del - Writer and PR. You can read some of her fiction at tzigane.lesserweevils.com and her game journalism at MWEB Gamezone as WelshPixie.

  

Ben - Musician. Listen to his music at Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

 

  

Josh - Artist. See his art on Deviant Art.

 

 

 

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$4,487USD
raised by 145 people in 1 month
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 18, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Pod Pack

    LIMITED - Act 1, the wallpaper pack AND the extended title track!

    12 out of 100 claimed

  • $10USD
    The Maker's Eden Act 1

    Act 1 of the game, and everything in the above tiers.

    62 claimed

  • $15USD
    Extended Title Track

    A digital download of the title track as well as everything in the above tiers.

    10 claimed

  • $15USD
    Drone Pack

    LIMITED - Act 1, the wallpaper pack, the extended title track, AND the digital soundtrack and digital art book!

    6 out of 100 claimed

  • $25USD
    Digital Art Book & Soundtrack

    A digital art book of Act 1 art and concept art and a digital soundtrack of all Act 1 music and any extended / bonus tracks, as well as everything in the above tiers.

    25 claimed

  • $25USD
    Android Pack

    LIMITED - Act 1, the wallpaper pack, extended title track, digital soundtrack, digital artbook AND developer's commentary game version.

    2 out of 20 claimed

  • $50USD
    Developer's Commentary

    A second version of Act 1 that adds the option to listen to audio commentary from the team while playing the game, as well as everything in the above tiers.

    9 claimed

  • $75USD
    Hand-Painted Avatars

    Digital hand-painted avatars in the style of the team avatars on our team page (http://makerseden.screwylightbulb.com/?action=page&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;url=team), as well as everything in the above tiers.

    5 out of 10 claimed

  • $100USD
    Be In Game & Early Access

    LIMITED - Your illustrated likeness will appear on a poster, news-paper, etc. in-game and you'll get the full release of Act 1 one week early, as well as everything in the $50 and above tiers.

    1 out of 10 claimed

  • $200USD
    Be A Character & Early Access

    Have your likeness drawn in the game as a fully interactable character and you'll get the full release of Act 1 one week early, as well as everything in the $50 and above tiers

    5 out of 10 claimed

  • $300USD
    Business Edition

    Company name / website in-game (in a non-intrusive, lore-appropriate fashion e.g. on a storefront), listed as Executive Producer in the game credits, business name and link on our website and you'll get the full release of Act 1 one week early, as well as everything in the $50 and above tiers.

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $500USD
    ANTAGONIST

    Be the main antagonist! Your likeness will be put into the game as the game's main antagonist through acts 1 - 3, you'll be listed as an Executive Producer in the credits, and you'll get the full release of Act 1 one week early, as well as everything in the $50 and above tiers.

    1 out of 1 claimed

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