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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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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.

 

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

 

Available on Itch io and GameJolt!

 

 

 

 

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)
  • 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

 

There are SO many ways you can help support us and the campaign. Our community has been essential to making Path of Kami what it is so far.  Help out wherever you can!

 

 

 

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/

 

 

 

Every week we will be featuring some awesome developers and their upcoming new games, crowdfunding campaigns and more. Come back and visit to check out great indie games right here!

Heavens Decoded

 

Normally we'd use this space to highlight indie games but we had to share this awesome comic book being worked on right here in Florida!
 
 
 

Story

It's 2023. An archaeologist is being escorted to Mars to analyze alien symbols when their ship makes a shocking discovery...

 

HEAVENS DECODED Part 1: Shadows of the Ancient Architect is a 36 page science fiction/fantasy comic book. It is the first of three installments in Cyfer Comics' Heavens Decoded Story, as well as the beginning of the vast Cyfer Comics Universe.

Check it out and support on Kickstarter!

 

 

 

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!
  • What tier can I get the game?
    • The prologue is going to be free but with the $25 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access tier you'll be able to get the game early and play before the final release!
  • Will there be a demo?
    • Yes! We plan on launching a free demo early April on Itch io and GameJolt. We are also looking into participating in the Steam Summer Festival and showing a demo during that event!

 

 

05/01/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access 🐺
$25
Gateway
04/23/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access 🐺
$25
Brandon Reshetar
04/20/2021
Name in Credits 📝
$10
04/19/2021
Digital Artbook 🎨
$35
XxCrystalline
04/18/2021
Name in Credits 📝
$10
Lisa Duran
04/17/2021
Monetary Contribution
$600
04/17/2021
Digital Artbook 🎨
$35
04/16/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access 🐺
$25
Andrew Pam
04/16/2021
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access 🐺
$25
Vinruh
04/16/2021
Name in Credits 📝
$10
Monetary Contribution

Support the mission!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Name in Credits 📝

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

13 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access 🐺

Digital Wallpapers that feature concept art from the game and beta access. The prologue is going to be released for free! 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

26 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

10 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

8 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Your Name On A Tree In-Game 🌲

Your name carved on a tree in-game, you can also choose the location of where it will be! 

Includes:

🗺️ Game and Studio Stickers

🙏 Thank you in-game credits

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access
🎨 Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

📣 Shout out on social media

0 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
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 

📧 Digital Postcard

📣 Shout out on social media

4 Supporters
Select this reward
85.00 USD
Charm Collector 🐺

In partnership with LarkABark we are doing, a two-sided 2 inch charm with Kazeyo's alive and spiritual forms! 

Includes:

🙏 Thank you in-game credits

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨 Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🗺️ Game and Studio Stickers
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 

📧 Digital Postcard

📣 Shout out on social media

0 Supporters
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
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 
🐺 Two-sided Charm

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨  Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🙏 Thank you in-game credits 

📣 Shout out on social media

2 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Founders Tablet ⛩️

⛩️ 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:

👕 Captilight T Shirt

🖼️ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster

📧 Digital Postcard

🗺️ Game and Studio Stickers
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 
🐺 Two-sided Charm

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨  Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🙏 Thank you in-game credits 

📣 Shout out on social media

0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Your Haiku In-Game ✍️ [ENDED!]

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
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 
🐺 Two-sided Charm

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨  Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🙏 Thank you in-game credits 

📣 Shout out on social media

1 Supporter
None available

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Support the mission!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Name in Credits 📝

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

13 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access 🐺

Digital Wallpapers that feature concept art from the game and beta access. The prologue is going to be released for free! 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

26 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

10 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

8 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Your Name On A Tree In-Game 🌲

Your name carved on a tree in-game, you can also choose the location of where it will be! 

Includes:

🗺️ Game and Studio Stickers

🙏 Thank you in-game credits

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access
🎨 Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

📣 Shout out on social media

0 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
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 

📧 Digital Postcard

📣 Shout out on social media

4 Supporters
Select this reward
85.00 USD
Charm Collector 🐺

In partnership with LarkABark we are doing, a two-sided 2 inch charm with Kazeyo's alive and spiritual forms! 

Includes:

🙏 Thank you in-game credits

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨 Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🗺️ Game and Studio Stickers
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 

📧 Digital Postcard

📣 Shout out on social media

0 Supporters
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
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 
🐺 Two-sided Charm

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨  Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🙏 Thank you in-game credits 

📣 Shout out on social media

2 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Founders Tablet ⛩️

⛩️ 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:

👕 Captilight T Shirt

🖼️ Physical Path of Kami Game Poster

📧 Digital Postcard

🗺️ Game and Studio Stickers
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 
🐺 Two-sided Charm

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨  Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🙏 Thank you in-game credits 

📣 Shout out on social media

0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Your Haiku In-Game ✍️ [ENDED!]

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
🌲Your Name on a tree in-game 
🐺 Two-sided Charm

🎮 Digital Wallpapers + Beta Access

🎨  Digital Artbook

🤩 Special Discord Role

🙏 Thank you in-game credits 

📣 Shout out on social media

1 Supporter
None available