#15. Day One's new character, in 360°
#14. Boxes, boxes and more boxes
#13. Musical anatomy of a key moment in Ethan Grant's life
#12. Music Monday
#10. What if…?
#09. Working at Pendulo (IV): Creating SFX
#08. Working at Pendulo (III): The bugmaker
#07. The original trailer
#06. The magic and work behind the color
#05. Working at Pendulo (II): Music
#04. Thanks for spreading the word!
#03. Working at Pendulo (I) :Programming
#02. Real-life writer will become a character in Day One!
#01. First rewards coming!
Hi there! We are not Troy McClure but the 10 extremely sexy guys that you can see just above, and you may remember us from the Runaway saga, The Next Big Thing or Yesterday.
We are Pendulo Studios and we invite you to participate in our new challenge: Day One, a dark comedy about corruption, easy money, immorality, politics, death, DRMs and other curses of our time!
Let us introduce you to Ethan, a young and acid journalist who learns from his doctor that he’s got a terminal disease: he'll be dead before the end of the day. Back home, he finds a capsule and a note: “This will keep you alive 24 extra hours. Come to Paris for more. We’ll find you.”
Day One will feature a thrilling plot in a comic adventure game - but not your typical lighthearted one. We want to create a sarcastic comedy, funny and adult at the same time. Ethan's cynical view of life - based on his idol Ambrose Bierce, author of The Dictionary of the Devil - will give us the chance to laugh about more serious subjects. After 18 years since our first game, we're no longer kids. Please don’t misunderstand us: we still like pirate stories, however, pirates these days don’t kidnap damsels in their ships, but hire ladies of negotiable affection in five star suites. Filthy old men in underwear can be so fun!
You can expect the usual high production values that have made Pendulo a reference in the genre: gorgeous 2D graphics, colorful characters, great cinematics, wonderful atmosphere and music, crafted puzzles, intricate stories, witty dialogues, tons of humor, crazy references to all kind of culture and media products... But this time, we'll make them matter.
Maybe you will be happy enough helping us with your pledge and getting the game in advance as if it was, as someone said, “a glorified preorder”. But if you want more, we have lots in store for you, ‘cause with Day One, you’ll be able to get inside the videogame industry:
VIP Room: you’ll see how Day One is made from the inside thanks to a backer-only access to a its forums, polls, exclusive news and assets, a developer's diary, early access to beta versions... and even more!
Crowdcreating: you’ll decide about actual aspects of the game and know about the implications of your decisions, and even submit your own creations so they get implanted into the game (depending on some rewards).
- You’ll get the chance to study a course in Videogame Design thanks to Universidad Complutense de Madrid and become an intern in Pendulo Studios.
- You'll be able to sit among the Best Developers of the Year during the Awards Ceremony of the Fun & Serious Festival and party with them (and us, if that matters to anyone).
- If you represent a translation school, we’ll help you to teach your students how games are translated (more info in our FAQ).
Day One is a crowdfunded project, so you can expect all your usual goodies and rewards… and some unusual ones.
T-shirts designs are not final! The actual ones will be designed with your help! Let's crowdcreate!
Besides the PC and Mac game itself, DRM-free, we will provide you with lots of exclusive rewards available only for our supporters: limited-edition silver pins handcrafted and numbered by ourselves, the Pendulo Studios' 2013 calendar, the exclusive before The Art of Pendulo Studios book, the best of our OSTs… even unique original hand-drawn backgrounds from our games!!! Also cool high quality T-shirts, posters and gorgeous PVC prints that will speak out loud that you are part of the Pendulo Studios team now!
But there’s even more. Our friends from the Fun & Serious Game Festival have offered the coolest reward ever: 5 seats in its awards ceremony, to be held on November 29th 2012. We were there last year and we sat among developers from The Witcher 2, Uncharted 3, Dead Island, Crysis 2 and a lot more, and then we went partying the whole night through. Believe us: it was le-gen-da-ry!
This year, you’ll be able to take our place there, travel and hotel included. Regardless of the amount of money that you offer to fund Day One, for just 1 more euro you’ll enter in a lottery to win one of those 5 seats. Or, if you’re filthy rich, you can pledge one of our highest rewards to get the 6th seat directly, with no lotteries!
Take a look at this chart or read the rewards column for more details.
Como será utilizado o financiamento?
We need the funds to make Day One a wonderful game. The wonderful game that the industry doesn’t want us to develop because “it will scare the kids”.
With the initial 300.000 € we will make be able to make a complete but short game, just like the one that the ground-breaking studio Double Fine wanted to make… before they got 3 million dollars to develop a full-sized one! However, we don’t ask for millions. If we reach the golden figure of 750.000 €, we will be able to develop a game as long as Runaway: A Twist of Fate, the last of our games that had the budget it needed. Gosh, those were the days!
With crowdfunding, we get what the industry doesn't want to give us, you get a lot more than what the market would give you, and we all get a game that's more than just a game.
Sobre o portador do projeto
Back in 1994, Pendulo was created by 4 gamers who created the first graphic adventure ever to be developed in Spain. We’re the guys who made Runaway, The Next Big Thing and Yesterday. Now, we’re 10 friends who are passionate at what they do. And we do it quite well. Ok, we could be humbler. Let's say that a lot of people everywhere think that we know how to make good adventure games. Thanks to all of them!
SUMMER SALE: original hand-drawn background from Runaway + all previous rewards