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KickStarter Monomyth - A first person action RPG/dungeon crawler

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by RatTower, May 7, 2017.

  1. Ysaye Savant

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    I understand what you are saying; I am led to understand by others that in many ways Austria is a highly conservative place so I can understand why you may need to run with something that is not the same as the flavor of a gaming community - I liked the Immersive Simulations of the more conservative choices because (apart from sounding cool) it provides a strong description of what you are trying to do in these kinds of games. I also feel though as others have expressed in this thread that Rat Tower could be an iconic name for a game development studio; reminds me of other great names like Bullfrog and Blizzard. I am sure the community here and elsewhere will support you whatever you choose.
     
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  2. d1nolore Learned

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    Can’t you just have your legal business name and trading as: Rat Tower?
     
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  3. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Just call your studio Videospiele Unterhaltungssoftware GmbH.

    Even the most grizzled registrar must chuckle at that a bit.
     
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  4. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Is Austria really that much more stuck up than even Germany?
    Every third remaining city wall and every second castle here has a Rattenturm and the Mäuseturm is a famous landmark. Those two translate to Rat Tower and Mouse Tower...
    There even is a local legend about the Mäuseturminsel and Mäuseturm. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_Tower
    The legend even became to sizeable notoriety during the Rhine Romantic, and there were multiple poems about that. It doesn't get more posh than 19th century poets writing about it.
    Just say you are inspired by one of those, and this is the translated version.
     
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  5. hello friend Arcane

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    Mandrake is good too tbh, it would be my second choice.
     
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  6. agris Arcane Patron

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  8. RatTower Arcane Developer

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    Just in case you were wondering what I've been doing lately:

    I am in the process of setting up the company, which is ...let's call it long-winded. Apparently "simplified procedure" doesn't necessarily mean "fast" and a one-man LLC takes just as long to set up as a regular one - but at least I saved a thousand bucks on the notary.
    Anyway, I'm waiting for the commercial court to actually send me a registration number, with which I can then apply for a tax and a VAT number, which I can then use to identify myself on Kickstarter.
    In the meantime, I hope the bank doesn't slap me in the face by denying my credit card application, cause you need that for Kickstarter too. The bank wasn't too thrilled about the whole "simplified procedure" either, cause it makes them liable for parts of the company application process. So essentially they immediately told me that I can forget about a credit limit from their end. That isn't a problem but who knows what that means for the credit card. We will see.

    But enough with the business stuff.







    The minecarts are from a later part in the game, so, unfortunately, they won't make it into the demo.
    Talking about the demo, I have also been working on combat and AI. Combat is still tough (and probably still needs some rebalancing) but it should feel more responsive and fair now.
    The demo area itself is done but still needs some scripting. By the end of next week, everything should be ready from that side.
    I hope all the administrative stuff will be sorted out by then.
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It's happening:



    https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/908360/view/4390430826039625178

     
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  10. RatTower Arcane Developer

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    Beat me to it!
    But yes, it is indeed happening! :salute:



    Edit:
    Oh yeah, the discord channel is now public by the way, in case that's your thing:
    https://discord.gg/nMPfyXqBvj
     
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  11. Gargaune Magister

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    Godspeed! Also, I like your YouTube logo.
     
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  12. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Any chance for a simultaneous Early Access purchase option on Steam?
     
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  13. Jinn Arcane

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    Would love to see this too. I am unable to contribute to kickstarters based in foreign countries because of credit card limitations. Would buy it instantly if I had the option to on Steam though.
     
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  14. RatTower Arcane Developer

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    Since there is a demo coming out with the Kickstarter, Early Access might not make much sense at that point (it would basically just be the demo).
    I may be able to set up a PayPal funding pool though, given the KS campaign works out and that is an option for you and others.
     
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  15. Abu Antar Prestigious Gentleman Tweet, tweet Patron

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    A demo sounds cool. If I feel it, I'll pledge around $25-$40.
     
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  16. Jinn Arcane

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    Unfortunately Paypal doesn't work for me either. Just know that as soon as I'm able too, I will be supporting you! Just wish I could right out of the gate.
     
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  17. NoSoup4you Novice

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    Hey RatTower, just stumbled on the news thread about this and read the bit about music costs. Let me know if you want a couple tracks done for cheap. I'm serious about this - I know what I'm doing, and want to get some game credits to my name.

    Samples of things I've done (rough and unpublished):

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/p0xfmhyfeckj2d3/First Descent 3.0.mp3?raw=1
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3cv3hn1b924sun/Ice Pagoda.mp3?raw=1
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/h2gnrya55kj003g/Jones Barbecue and Foot Massage.mp3?raw=1
     
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  18. RatTower Arcane Developer

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    That's some really nice work. I already have a musician who agreed to do the soundtrack, but I'll drop you a PM.
     
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  20. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  21. V_K Arcane

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    And it's on.



    *backed.
     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Minimum pledge to get the game is €15, beta for €125, funding goal is €16,500, release date June 2022.



    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/836367155/monomyth

     
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  23. Shog-goth Elder Thing Patron

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    Pledged.
     
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  24. Butter Arcane

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    Somebody just pledged >1k. Nice.
     
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  25. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Did my part.
     
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