Spycraft Studios has launched Papier Adventure for Linux on Kickstarter to support the development of an imaginative story-driven adventure game. The target date for achieving the funding goal is October 13, 2012.
Papier is set in a world of paper, sketches and ink with a unique visual aesthetic for the 3D environments, and detailed attention paid to the characters and story. Being developed in a cross-platform manner, Papier is set to provide an exceptional game experience for a variety of gaming platforms.
Papier is a boy who lives in a world of paper. After receiving a mysterious letter he discovers the legends of the Arcane Library and its books that cause everything to exist. Each person has a book that tells their life story and most of the pages from his book have been stolen. He sets out to find these pages before his powerful foe can destroy them, and page by page – he discovers his true destiny.
The gameplay is a combination of adventure game and RPG elements, with a focus on straightforward controls and employing unique interaction for casting of magical powers and specialised puzzles.
“Each person has a story. Their own, that defines who they are, who they were, and who they will be. In this world of paper, a person’s story is bound to the pages of just one book. Each person and all things have a book that defines them and tells their story, without which they would not exist.”
Citing cross-platform publishing, media management, and the upcoming character animation features of the Unity toolset as major drawcards for streamlining the development process, Matt McArdell from Spycraft Studios had this to say, “Unity allows us to provide Papier to gamers without the usual platform barriers. We recently announced support for Linux, made possible by leveraging the Linux publishing capability in the upcoming Unity 4. The sum total of the features in Unity allows us to focus on creating our own unique game world and mechanics, rather than reinventing the wheel by spending a year developing a core rendering engine and supporting tools.”
Spycraft Studios are providing project backers with access to developer journals and a beta version of the game during the development period.
About Spycraft Studios
Spycraft Studios is a mobile development studio based in Melbourne, Australia with expertise including mobile games, applications, web, and enterprise solutions.