Montpellier, FRANCE – MAY 30, 2012–
Today, the independent video game studio Sundae Factory is revealing the development and details of their first video game on PC and Mac: Ecotone.
Ecotone is a single-player platform game with an evolving gameplay which allows brainwork and/or skill phases. The game’s primary focus is to invite the gamer into a new kind of world, and features a unique, dreamlike and mysterious atmosphere. In the strange Ecotone’s world, the gamer embodies a strange little character lacking a real identity. As this character passes each level, he will earn some new skills. But beware, the environment is full of strange creatures and monsters, and some of them may be dangerous.
The specific characteristic of the game is that each gameplay level is different (speed chase, puzzle solving level based on the sentence, gravity inversions, take control of several characters etc.). Also, each level is based on a sentence. The sentence allows the player to understand the level or can be just used to give the level. Sometimes, the sentence is the key to understanding the riddle and finish the level.
To develop the gaming experience further, the gameplay will bring the player and the avatar closer and together they will have to solve the same enigma and problem, thus obliging the player to find the solution in the real world. But, enough said for the moment!
Appeal to gamers for financial support!
For our game to see the light of day, Ecotone needs your support. Actually, Sundae factory is a team of passionate gamers who are working on this project in their free time. Completing and publishing this game is a major commitment and labour of love. We never give up easily being so involved in the process of creating novel games. The project requires enough funding to be able to pay some legal fees (like insurance), software property rights, sound design and cover marketing costs. That’s why we hope to raise money thanks to gamers with the Indiegogo’s crowd funding system.
In exchange for their support, contributors will be rewarded with extra features: beta version, Soundtrack, pre-order, designing levels, figurines etc.
To be released, our studio have to raise 12 000$ and if the project is over funded, Ecotone would be released for mobile devices.
Sundae Factory is a french studio based in Montpellier. Our team is composed by a 2D graphic artist, one game developper and one game designer. Each one of us has an experience in the video game and entertaintement industry. Our team covers all the marketing and communication part thanks to our knowledge about the video game market. We never give up easily and we strive to create and offer to gamers a great experiences of gaming with original universes and gameplay, having so much in the process.
Indiegogo Campaign : http://www.indiegogo.com/ecotone?a=317635
Twitter : http://twitter.com/EcotoneGame
The first gameplay trailer : http://youtu.be/AxNTZ2BxZuQ
Sundae factory : http://www.sundaefactory.com/