So Far Away
So Far Away is a game set in a fantasy world inspired by Slavic mythology. You play as Lazar, a young boy from a small village. Due to circumstances he will have to make a journey across dangerous lands to reach the fortified city of Ras. But the world in which Lazar lives is a dangerous one and people only leave settlements with armed guards and even then many don’t make it to their destination.
Gameplay will be mix of stealth, platforming and puzzle solving.
I love show don’t tell approach and lots of world building and story will be told through detail in the world. The world itself is colorful but grim. People live in settlements surrounded by walls that make them safe (at least that's what most hope for) from monsters and beasts outside. There will be huge monsters, but also some small ones. There are not many games that make use of huge monsters. Even less in 2D.Cinematic moments like walking on edge of forest and dragon flying by fighting smaller drakes for territory. Game will be played from the perspective of a young boy who must risk it all to save his family. I have spent lots of time imagining this world and figuring out how humans fit in a world like that. ( For example they would pay giants with sheep in exchange for their help in building walls and protecting caravans). There will be violence and nudity and strong language
What do I need?
I need money to get people to work on this game. I can do it all alone but it would take more time and I am not great at some things (Animation and music for example). With your help I would have just enough to get a couple people to help me work on the game. Also that would allow me to quit my 9 to 5 so i can only focus on making this game which is my dream. I have some money saved up but not close enough to do this without your help!
What do you get?
Access to this game when I finish it and all other games in future that I plan to create. All donations will have their name in credits of game.
I plan to release game on Steam and if founding allows it to consoles too.