Project Category: Funding Year 6

Sovereign

Sovereign is a first person, magical realist adventure game, set in the fictional suburban town of Bridewell in England during the early ‘noughties’. The protagonist is a young teenager guided by Anthony, an ageing and unemployed ‘lost boy’ who has never stepped foot out of town.

Sovereign is a coming of age story, set within an ‘open suburb’ steeped in urban myths, local gossip and teenage rule; paying particular attention to the language, fashion and music trends of the time period.

Sovereign will present a realistic and sympathetic insight into the lives of British teenagers, remodelling familiar gaming genres and play styles to progress a deep and consequential story arc.

The player will engage in combat, exploration and puzzles, across playing fields, through homes and between garage blocks, with the aim of joining a group of waste-ground revellers for the best night out ever.

Werkflow Games is a new games studio formed by James B Stringer and Tom Wandrag and is based at Somerset House in London.

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NX-LVL

NX-LVL is a Metroidvania inspired 3D action adventure game set in London 2078. The city is plagued by corruption, anti-government protests and is on the verge of collapse. Evil Corporation NX wins a contract from the government to privatise the police force.

You play Julie, a student who after being exposed to NX’s experimental symbiotic device known as “LVL” gains special abilities attracting the attention of Zane, the notorious and brilliant mastermind behind NX who has intentions to capture Julie and weaponize her powers. Now a fugitive, Julie must uncover NX’s secrets while also battling a dangerous new enemy.

MORSE

Break the bitter attrition of the Great War using timing, tactics and telecommunications in Morse.

Step into the shoes of Ida Brockett, a working class Morse code operator taking the war into her own hands. Before you relayed messages, but now you’re calling the shots. Literally. Send co-ordinates for artillery strikes to cut off supply chains, batter trenches and shred recon planes, all whilst learning a lost language. In between your shifts, wander the grounds of the manor house and get to know the other staff working on the base.

Can you change the world with a push of a button?

.– …. .- – / …. .- – …. / –. — -.. / .– .-. — ..- –. …. –

With the funding from the UKGF, we plan to update MORSE from its current tool Stencyl into Unity, expand the narrative and produce a vertical slice to pitch to publishers. Very exciting times!

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After Cataclysm

The Scarlet Dawn came, they strip mined the planet and left. The planet is flooded and the remnants of humanity cling to discarded technology and the ruins of civilisation. You are the leader of a small band of humans left on this ravaged, waterlogged world. How will you survive?

The player must utilise discarded technology and traverse the world, building up their fleet of ships and vehicles, interact with other cataclysm survivors, explore, rediscover lost knowledge, manage survival and try to rebuild.

Building is done via a block and plate based system with different resources providing different functionality. Resources can also be refined in to stronger or different materials to advance technology or provide different bonuses to constructed components or armour.

Crew, man and perform tasks on the vehicles and must survive the perils of using radioactive discarded technology as well as being kept fed and watered. Crew are affected by events and various stats or behaviours can be altered by what has happened. Particularly effective crew may become exceptional leaders/engineers/researchers etc.

After Cataclysm will build on the exceptional complexity of our previous game From the Depths and will provide a new experience.

A Life of Consequence

A Life of Consequence is a third-person multiplayer Action RPG game with Role-Based Combat and a unique approach to Multiplayer, allowing both real-time and asynchronous cooperative gameplay.

Set in a new low-fantasy world that mixes a medieval present with a technologically advanced ancient civilisation, players will explore this lost age and perhaps even uncover a truth that lies at the heart of creation itself!

Open Sky

From the makers of The Colonists, Open Sky is a unique town-building strategy game where the player creates a community upon a travelling, floating island that will attract inhabitants from far and wide. Under the player’s direction the island will travel through the sky, traversing a large and rich world map, encountering vibrant cultures, flying merchants, adventurers, storms and great cities.

Featuring a highly customisable, modular building system, players can craft complex towns of winding staircases, precarious platforms, hanging gardens, parks with ingenious water engineering and more. The narrative is player-driven in a vivid story-world; players might choose to plant gardens of fantastical fruits and flowers, or build star-catching platforms or travel the world collecting rare artefacts and ingredients to tempt idiosyncratic chefs and master craftspeople to join the island from other cities. Each and every islander has their own distinctive personality and individual traits, resulting in a thriving, dynamic environment.

Open Sky epitomises Codebyfire’s ongoing ambition to build beautiful, thoughtful, pastoral strategy games that can be played many times over.

UEDI: Shadow of the Citadel

Take control of a hot-headed reporter named UEDI (pronounced ‘Weddy’), as she infiltrates a world placed on interplanetary lockdown by its ruling dictator Hazuki. Hunting for both an estranged friend and the inside-story on Hazuki’s nefarious plans, which are locked deep within his impenetrable citadel, UEDI is thrown into a war. Her only hope for survival is to join the rebellion.

Suit-up and boot-up UEDI’s NanoSuit to engage in real-time combat with enemies that react tactically to your actions. Spend more time in game and less time in menus by seamlessly switching between NanoSuit presets for the perfect combination of tech for any situation. Unlock new abilities, suits and weapons then overclock them to unleash their true power.

Plunder abandoned structures, loot rations, fend off rogue mechanical hordes, fix and maintain vehicles and craft items in a bid for survival. Enter labyrinthine facilities, solve puzzles and battle bosses to emerge more powerful than before.

On foot or on wheels, explore approximately 15 miles² (39 km²) of hand-crafted anime-styled open-world. Journey through UEDI’s emotional quest to unravel the mysteries of Hazuki’s World; experience love, loss, growth and sacrifice delivered through a motion-captured story.

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Grim Earth

Grim Earth is a single player action/adventure platform game, aimed at the PC/Console market.

Set in a distant post-apocalyptic future, you are the last human: a lone astronaut on a quest for adventure, exploring the ruins of a still beautiful world.

Grim Earth is family friendly, featuring adaptive difficulty, hand-drawn art direction and a sense of humour which flows from the story and your interactions with the various alien species you’ll encounter.

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Spotorama

Spotorama is an adventure picture taking game that uses AR and real life activities to enhance your experiences, rewarding you with creature-collectibles and memories that will stay with you forever.

Take your interests to the next level, explore new ones that you have yet to appreciate and return to your favourite venues with a whole new way to enjoy them. Enjoy our novel narrative and gameplay within the Spotorama story to push on with passions for adventuring; are you capable of restoring Earth to its former beauty?

Take your Spirit of Adventure buddy to engage with our dynamic world regularly filled with new events, or even try out our game builder to build your own Spotorama experience to your exact specification. Engage, explore, and enhance your world with Spotorama.

Rallyallyally

Rallyallyally is a super playful, social multiplayer game, for 8 players online.

Players compete to create tracks, which they make just by driving around, then challenge each other to race them. Players create a new track every time they race, with each round handing control of the road to a new player.

Company website
http://hairyheart.games/