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A 2D HAND PAINTED ACTION RPG

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WELCOME TO TRAVELER'S REFRAIN

For those of you who have given up on a dream...

A failed musician journeys to a mystical forest, where

a hidden TIME MACHINE is rumored to reside... 

Equipped with grief and the last of his belongings,

he marches into the darkness to restore a life with

his long lost love.

Traveler's journey is not a simple one. As Traveler,

players will wield a magical instrument, battle

the three Goddesses of Fate, and uncover the

hidden truths of an ancient civilization.

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BEFORE WE BEGIN...

The wind ran through the ancient trees like a swift melody, awakening the mechanical beings slumbering within. As I entered that sacred forest, I felt:

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OUR WORLD

A VISUALLY STUNNING, HAND PAINTED WORLD

ENTER A MAGICAL FOREST WHERE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

ONCE INHABITED BY AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

DISCOVER THE NEW ENIGMATIC ROBOT DENIZENS OF THE FOREST

AND HIDING A DARK SECRET WITHIN

WHAT WILL BE UNCOVERED?

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INSTRUMENT SYSTEM

UTILIZE YOUR MAGICAL INSTRUMENT TO CAST
DEVASTATING SPELLS

TRAVELER WILL FIND A MAGICAL INSTRUMENT ALONG HIS JOURNEY. AS THE PLAYER, YOU WILL CAST SPELLS BY QUICKLY INPUTTING SONG NOTES AS TIME SLOWS DOWN AROUND YOU. your songs WILL GIVE YOU AN UPPER EDGE IN BATTLE, OR HELP YOU SOLVE PUZZLES IN THE WORLD.

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WEAPONS & COMBAT

TRAVELER WILL FIND 3 WEAPONS ALONG HIS JOURNEY

ENVIRONMENTAL EXAMPLES

THE LANTERN

WITH AN EVERLASTING FLAME, THE LANTERN CAN BURN ANY OBJECT WITH A FIRE FLOWER, AS WELL AS SET ENEMIES ABLAZE

THE HAMMER

STRONGER THAN STEEL, THE HAMMER CAN SLIDE LARGE BLOCKS AS WELL AS BE CHARGED UP FOR A HEAVY DAMAGE ATTACK

COMBAT EXAMPLES

THE WHIP

FUELED BY THE ANCIENT ENERGY OF THE FOREST, THE WHIP CAN ACTIVATE ROBOTIC SWITCHES AS WELL AS BRIEFLY STUN ENEMIES

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THE STORY

"Let me tell you a tale of love, and loss..."

TRAVELER HAS COME TO THE FOREST IN SEARCH OF A TIME MACHINE THAT WILL BRING HIM BACK TO HIS LONG LOST LOVE

THROUGHOUT HIS ADVENTURE, HE WILL ENCOUNTER OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO THE FOREST IN SEARCH OF HEALING, AS WELL AS THE ROBOTIC INHABITANTS

OUR STORY IS TOLD THROUGH THE MEMORIES OF OUR PROTAGONIST, TRAVELER

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PERIODICALLY, TRAVELER WILL RECOUNT MEMORIES FROM HIS PAST, OR NARRATE WHAT IS CURRENTLY GOING ON IN THE GAME. THE FOREST WILL ALSO GENERATE STATUESQUE ABOMINATIONS FROM TRAVELER'S MEMORIES, TO REMIND HIM OF HIS LIFE ONCE LIVED

AS THE PLAYER, YOU WILL GET TO "FILL IN THE BLANKS" ON THE "CHOICE SCREENS", AND BE ABLE TO AFFECT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE FOREST.

THe choices are USED TO BUILD A LAYERED SOUNDTRACK FOR THE AREA BASED ON THE MOOD YOU CHOSE, OR TO OPEN UP NEW PATHWAYS THAT WERE OTHERWISE INACCESSIBLE

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CHARACTER PROGRESSION

SEEK RESOURCES FROM THE FOREST TO UPGRADE TRAVELER'S ABILITIES

RED ESSENCE

CAN BE FOUND BY DEFEATING ENEMIES OR IN NATURAL CAVE DEPOSITS, AND CAN BE USED TO UPGRADE TRAVELER'S SPELLS

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MUSIC SHEETS

ARE HIDDEN THROUGHOUT THE FOREST. EVERY 4 YOU COLLECT WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU CAN CAST SPELLS

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REST AT MEMORY HEALING FOUNTAINS TO UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS

TOTEMS

RELICS LEFT BEHIND BY THE ANCIENTS. IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND ONE OF THESE, IT WILL INCREASE YOUR MAX HEALTH. YOU CAN ALSO EQUIP TOTEMS TO GIVE TRAVELER DIFFERENT BUFFS.

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SCOPE

THE ADVENTURE

10 SONGS TO PLAY (SPELLS)

Songs will aid you in combat, or assist you in environmental puzzles

36 UPGRADES

3 Upgrade levels for each Song, and each Weapon

12 COLLECTIBLE TOTEMS

You'll be able to equip 3 Totem buffs at a time

6 EXPLORABLE ZONES

With 4 major bosses, challenging dungeons, and numerous enemies

FULLY VOICED DIALOGUE

We are working with several signed musicians to bring the

characters in our world to life!

? MULTIPLE ENDINGS

. -. - . .-. / --- .-. / ..-. --- .-. . --. --- / - .... . / -- .- -.-. .... .. -. .

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WE ARE CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT,
NEARING THE FINAL STRETCH OF PRODUCTION

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WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

WE ARE LOOKING TO PARTNER WITH A PUBLISHER TO HELP US RELEASE THIS FIRST FULL-LENGTH TITLE!

We have funded this project completely out-of-pocket so far

We intend to finish funding development ourselves, and are specifically looking to partner with a publisher for help with marketing, release, and eventually porting beyond Steam.

We are confident helping with marketing strategies, and being the face of the company, but are looking for guidance

Although we have some personal experience marketing both products and brands, as well as some experience promoting our previous demo project, we value alternative marketing strategies and community creation skills that the publisher would have.

PREVIOUS GAME DEVELOPMENT CREDENTIALS

We have successfully showed our previous demo project at numerous events

Our previous demo project, Mask of Semblance, was showcased at PAX East in 2018 / 2019 (as well as numerous other small events) to extremely positive reception, so we have experience showcasing and discussing our work publicly.

We released our previous game demo on Gamejolt.com

Our previous game demo, Mask Of Semblance, has received numerous positive reviews and over 5000 downloads on Gamejolt.

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MORE INFO

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TEAM AND OUR PREVIOUS PROJECT!

DOWNLOAD THE DEMO HERE

(THIS WILL DIRECT YOU TO A GOOGLE DRIVE FOLDER)

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INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH US?

Send us a message here or email us directly at contact@redessencegames.com

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