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Captilight: Games That Move You

A diverse and inclusive game studio dedicated to creating thought-provoking games, starting with Path of Kami.

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Campaign Ends on May 31, 2021

Project Description

 

About Us

 

Breaking the status quo in games by creating games that move you and offer a new insight into life as a whole.

Captilight is a diverse, inclusive game studio that creates story-driven games. By developing creative, thought-provoking and emotionally driven stories in our games, we aim to captivate a broader audience of like-minded players who can gain a new perspective, support each other and aspire to live a passion-filled life.

The Problem

The majority of games in the marketplace are heavily focused on genres surrounding violence. A handful of games like The First Tree, GRIS, and Journey have more than proven a market need for non-violent thoughtful games. But we need more...and we need a team that can represent the full spectrum of gamers.

Studies have shown that 41% of gamers identify as women but women represent only 24% of game developers while 5% are transgender or identify as other.

Captilight’s Solution

Captilight is a women-founded and minority-led team composed of a diverse team of innovators and professionals passionate about offering wonderful games with exciting stories that players can enjoy and cherish. We bring expertise from a combination of the tech and games industry, ranging from artists, programmers, designers, and more. We are also our own customers and know how hard it is to find games that are both impactful and entertaining. 

Our Game

We are working on our debut game Path of Kami which follows the spirit of recently-deceased Japanese wolf Kazeyo as he navigates the trials of the Spirit World, in order to ascend to godhood. He is accompanied by a Wisp, a wolf spirit embodying his mother, who is there to guide him on his journey.

 

Path of Kami is inspired by exploration-puzzle games like Journey, with the aim to create a memorable and beautiful world for the player to explore, alongside brain-teasing puzzles to solve and an engaging story to discover.

 

Path of Kami - Wolf Den Concept Art by Ranan
Yeasin

Note: To ensure our storytelling is respectful and accurate, we've been working with Japanese cultural consultant Kazuma Hashimoto.

Gameplay

 

Exploration

 

Explore beautiful landscapes by lighting lanterns and finding collectibles

 

Light lanterns to solve puzzles!

 

Interact with puzzles by using their elemental spirit fire (air, water, earth and fire). Each element has its own behaviors when interacting with puzzles.

Visit Sacred Fountains to increase your health

 

Demon Encounters

Demon Encounter Art Concept by Ranan Yeasin

Use stealth to avoid demons wanting to take your spirit fire! Engage in chase sequences where you must outmaneuver them to survive!

Graphics

 

Enjoy 3D hand-painted watercolor-like stylized art with dynamic weather patterns and a unique aesthetic between the mortal and spirit worlds.

 

Mortal World vs Spirit World Art Concepts
Mortal World vs Spirit World Art Concepts

 

Platforms

  • Steam (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • GOG (PC, Mac, Linux) [Pending Approval from platform]
  • Itch.io (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • GameJolt (PC, Mac, Linux)

 

 

 

 "This is a solemn piece, and its journey will stay with players for a while despite only being a Prologue." - Happy Gamer

 

"There’s plenty of room for this sort of game, especially where the focus is exploration and solving puzzles." - Vulgar Knight

 

 

 

Funds

 

We are currently working on a Prologue for Path of Kami, funds raised through this campaign will help cover software development costs.

 

 

Funds from this campaign will be used towards our prologue. Right now the Prologue is 80% complete, primarily requiring gameplay polish and art assets, and we estimate it will be complete by summer 2021. The funds from this campaign will cover our development costs until then. The prologue will be offered for free on the platforms mentioned above.

Meet Our Founder:

Captilight was founded by Deana Galbraith, an award-winning Game Designer with experience in working in games and emerging technologies. She is also known for consulting with small game development teams and publishers, assisting with publishing 10+ games on Steam and mobile platforms.

Why IFW?

We choose IFundWomen because its a very flexible platform and with this being our first ever crowdfunding campaign we wanted to lessen the burden of any mistakes we make! Additionally, they support women entrepreneurs in so many ways. Other than providing an awesome supportive community and coaches they use 20% of IFundWomen’s online fundraising fees to pay forward to other minority-led businesses, and we love the virtuous cycle of funding their model creates!

 

Risks and Challenges
Thankfully we have completed a majority of our gameplay systems and mechanics. All the features we've mentioned and have planned are within our scope and skillset, we just need the time and the means to put in the work! We know you may be hesitant to back a studio and their first official game, but we are confident in saying we can deliver this game to you and we'll try our absolute best to make you proud! We have an experienced and talented team that is passionate about making this game with you! As with developing our demo, we will continue to be fully transparent throughout the development of the game. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!


Connect With Us

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Linkedin and Discord. We also have a newsletter where we host giveaways and development updates.


Company Website: https://www.captilight.com/

 

 

 

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Kinder Worlds [Kickstarter is LIVE!]

 

 

Learn self-kindness with the ultimate houseplant mobile game, and create your ideal space for relaxation.
Kinder World is a mobile game of houseplants, healing and practicing kindness. ❤️

Take care of your plants and yourself in a relaxing and lush atmosphere of your own design, completing daily acts of self-love that make the world a kinder place.

Players nurture their plants in-game by nurturing themselves in the real world, completing evidence-based wellbeing exercises like stretching, breathing, and expressing gratitude.

Their Kickstarter is live definitely check it out and also take a look at their free demo! They also got a Discord if you'd like to join :)

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What platforms will the game be published on?
    • We plan on launching the prologue on Steam, Itch io, GameJolt and GOG [pending approval from the platform.]
  • How much will the prologue cost?
    • The prologue will be free!
  • Will there be a demo?
    • Yes! We plan on launching a free demo in March on Itch io and GameJolt. We are also looking into participating in the Steam Summer Festival and showing a demo during that event!

 

 

Christian Ocampo
03/03/2021
Name in Credits
$10
03/03/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access
$25
03/02/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
03/01/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access
$25
Longplay Games
02/26/2021
Name in Credits
$10
Gary Galbraith
02/25/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Dan Reut
02/24/2021
Game Poster
$70
A_Tatertot
02/24/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access
$25
Jonah Dearth
02/24/2021
Name in Credits
$10
El Hockolo
02/24/2021
Name in Credits
$10
Monetary Contribution

Support the mission!

6 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Name in Credits

Thank you in-game credits and a shout out on social media!

7 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

Digital Wallpapers that feature concept art from the game and beta access. This means you'll get to see and play the game before the official release! This also includes a special role in our Discord server to access exclusive channels to see early work in progress before anyone else!

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Shout out on social media!
+ Special Discord Role

14 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Digital Artbook

Digital artbook showcasing the process and making of the art of Path of Kami.

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Special Discord Role

+ Shout out on social media

5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Sticker Addict

Game and Studio Stickers with a personal digital postcard!

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Shout out on social media

2 Supporters
Select this reward
70.00 USD
Game Poster

Physical Path of Kami Game Poster (*frame not included)

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Postcard

+ Shout out on social media

3 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Your Haiku In-Game

We'll work with you to create your own original Haiku that can be found in game by players around the world! 

What's a Haiku? Haiku is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. 

LIMITED TIME ONLY

This reward also includes:

+ Captilight Team T Shirt

+ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster

+ Digital Postcard

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Thank you in-game credits 

+ Shout out on social media

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Design a Dōtaku Bell

Dōtaku Bells are collectibles that can be found throughout the game.  Dōtaku are Japanese bells smelted from relatively thin bronze and richly decorated.  We'll work with you to create a design for one of these bells!

LIMITED TIME ONLY

This also tier includes:

+ Captilight T Shirt

+ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster

+ Digital Postcard

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Thank you in-game credits 

+ Shout out on social media

3 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Founders Tablet Early Bird

Get your name + write a message written on a tablet located in-game for all players to see! This also includes monthly calls with the team discussing game progress.

Also comes with:

+ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster
+ Digital Postcard

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Thank you in-game credits 

+ Shout out on social media

0 Supporters
Select this reward
450.00 USD
Logo Design

Along with making games we are also a creative agency that provides art and visual development and other services.

Need an iconic logo for your business or project? With this reward tier we will work with you to create a unique and customized logo for you by our talented designers.

Logo will be provided in formats useful for web and print, in addition to high-quality resolutions!

+ Includes 3 revisions

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Support the mission!

6 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Name in Credits

Thank you in-game credits and a shout out on social media!

7 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

Digital Wallpapers that feature concept art from the game and beta access. This means you'll get to see and play the game before the official release! This also includes a special role in our Discord server to access exclusive channels to see early work in progress before anyone else!

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Shout out on social media!
+ Special Discord Role

14 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Digital Artbook

Digital artbook showcasing the process and making of the art of Path of Kami.

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Special Discord Role

+ Shout out on social media

5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Sticker Addict

Game and Studio Stickers with a personal digital postcard!

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Shout out on social media

2 Supporters
Select this reward
70.00 USD
Game Poster

Physical Path of Kami Game Poster (*frame not included)

+ Thank you in-game credits

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Postcard

+ Shout out on social media

3 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Your Haiku In-Game

We'll work with you to create your own original Haiku that can be found in game by players around the world! 

What's a Haiku? Haiku is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. 

LIMITED TIME ONLY

This reward also includes:

+ Captilight Team T Shirt

+ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster

+ Digital Postcard

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Thank you in-game credits 

+ Shout out on social media

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Design a Dōtaku Bell

Dōtaku Bells are collectibles that can be found throughout the game.  Dōtaku are Japanese bells smelted from relatively thin bronze and richly decorated.  We'll work with you to create a design for one of these bells!

LIMITED TIME ONLY

This also tier includes:

+ Captilight T Shirt

+ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster

+ Digital Postcard

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Thank you in-game credits 

+ Shout out on social media

3 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Founders Tablet Early Bird

Get your name + write a message written on a tablet located in-game for all players to see! This also includes monthly calls with the team discussing game progress.

Also comes with:

+ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster
+ Digital Postcard

+ Game and Studio Stickers

+ Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

+ Digital Artbook

+ Special Discord Role

+ Thank you in-game credits 

+ Shout out on social media

0 Supporters
Select this reward
450.00 USD
Logo Design

Along with making games we are also a creative agency that provides art and visual development and other services.

Need an iconic logo for your business or project? With this reward tier we will work with you to create a unique and customized logo for you by our talented designers.

Logo will be provided in formats useful for web and print, in addition to high-quality resolutions!

+ Includes 3 revisions

0 Supporters
Select this reward