By Crystal Colwell / May 21st, 2014
Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game that is asking for fan help via a Kickstarter campaign. Having just started, they have raised $995 AUD of their $70,000 goal. Right now, the funding will go towards things like perks for backers, Oculus Rift optimization, an amazing sound track, and the creator generally being able to spend more time working on the game.
Some perks currently available (in addition to helping to see this game be completed) are as follows:
$5 AUD – Your name listed in the “Thanks To” section in the credits.
$10 AUD – Your name listed in the “Special Thanks” section in the credits.
$15 AUD – Receive a digital copy of the game for a discounted price and your name listen in the “Special Thank To” section.
$25 AUD – Receive a digital copy of the game and have your name listed in the “Special Thanks To” section.
$35 AUD – Access to the alpha version of the game for testing, digital download of the full game and soundtrack, your name in the “Special Thanks To” section.
$90 AUD – Receive a Caffeine brand t-shirt and mug and a personalized digital sticky not with a thank you. Access to the alpha version of the game for testing, a digital download of the game and soundtrack and your name listed in the “Special Thanks To” section.
There are plenty of other tiers to pick from, if you check the game out and would like to support it! The Kickstarter will run from May 20, 2014 – June 19, 2014. If you are like many of us and prefer a demo to give you a feel for a game before you decide to pledge anything, or decide not to do so, there are two available on the Kickstarter page.
About the Game: (from the Kickstarter Page)
Caffeine can be described as a quirky first person psychological horror game that includes puzzle based exploration gameplay.
Set in the near future of 2097, Earth’s resources have run dry decades ago and big corporations have built vast fleets of mining space stations to mine the minerals required to create Caffeine and quench the thirst of billions.
You awaken aboard one of these caffeine mining stations alone. Before long you realise that you are a young boy with no memory of what has transpired on this seemingly empty space station.
Naturally you set out to explore the depths of the huge structure to figure out what exactly is going on.
Caffeine is currently already in development utilising the power of Unreal Engine 4, which makes the game visually stunning to look at.
How Will The Game Play?
At its core Caffeine is an exploratory horror game, however, that does not mean that it will be giant scary things happening all the time!
Caffeine has three main gameplay elements:
- Horror – You are alone in a mysteriously empty space station. Who knows what’s out there!
- Lore – Sticky notes, audio logs, whiteboards etc. This place feels lived in with each character having a rich back-story that can be deciphered from just walking into an office or quarters.
- Puzzles – Cool simple puzzles to cure that never ending itch.
In fact why don’t I just show you how the gameplay is shaping up?
There are two demos available at this time, the newest is utilising Unreal Engine 4 and the earlier demo was using Unreal Engine 3. Give it a try with the links below.
Caffeine Kickstarter Launch – Sci-Fi Horror Game
Incandescent Imaging is pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Sci-Fi Horror title Caffeine.
Caffeine is seeking $70,000 AUD to help fund the development of this quirky horror game.
With great atmosphere and an awesome soundtrack, Caffeine hopes to give you a beautifully unsettling horror game utilising the power of Unreal Engine 4.
Kickstarter can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dylserx/caffeine-a-sci-fi-horror-game
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