In about an hour, we will be doing a little devstreaming for one of our character portraits, from painting to cutting up for animation!
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We’ve reached out 15.000 goal! But it’s not over yet.
We’re in our FINAL HOURS on Kickstarter, but you can still back Herald NOW!
Help us give Devan a voice by reaching the €21.000 stretch goal.
Together, we can make it happen!
What is Herald?
Herald is an interactive period drama for PC, Mac and Linux that plays as a mix between a visual novel and a 3D point and click adventure game. You are Devan Rensburg, a man of mixed heritage, assigned to work as a steward aboard the merchant ship HLV Herald.
WE DIT IT!!!
Thank you all so much from the entire Wispfire team! Your support means the world to us!
Still some hours left to go!! With a little luck, we might still make one of our voiceacting stretch goals to make Herald an even better experience! Let’s keep on pushing till the end!
Did some more work on Devan’s portrait, here are some of his various expressions!
We’ve got great news! Herald has been greenlit on Steam. That means we can now proceed with the paperwork to become an official partner of the biggest online game store!
But that’s not all; a lot of people have been asking for a DRM-free version and we heard you.
We’ve decided that backers who have the appropriate reward tiers will get to choose between the Steam version or a DRM-free copy of the game when we release.
We’ll be working with multiple DRM-free platforms to make this happen.
Finally, we’d love thank all our supporters for getting us greenlit so soon! It really means a lot us! <3
The Wispfire Team.
Also, if you’d like to see some other great story-driven games which we think totally deserve the support, check out our latest update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/herald/herald-an-interactive-period-drama/posts/1225796
Hey everyone! We’re 52% on Kickstarter! Thank you all so much for pledging and sharing Herald. Keep at it and we can make our goal!
Our Greenlight campaign could still really use some voters. It would be great to be greenlit during our Kickstarter!
If you can’t afford to pledge but would still really like to help the project, please head over to Steam and Vote for us on Greenlight!
Herald is an interactive period drama about colonialism. A choice-driven, 3D point and click adventure game/visual novel for PC, Mac and Linux.
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- A digital copy of Herald part 1 & 2
- Digital soundtrack with all music of Herald (40+ min)
- PDF with all character portraits of Herald
- High quality PDF poster
If this post reaches 500 notes we will upgrade the prize to the Digital Artbook Edition!
This includes all of the above and:
- PDF version of the exclusive Kickstarter Art Book with concept art, short stories, 3D renders and more! (60 pages)
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The raffle ends on the 24th of May and can only happen if we reach our Kickstarter target Goal! A random winner will be chosen and notified after the end date.
Why should I care about Herald?
Herald is a character driven story centered around the theme of 19th century colonialism. Instead of focusing on the exploration and conquest aspect like most other games set in this time period do, Herald is about identity and personal conflict in a time divided by race, class and religion.
With Herald, we set out to tell a story that has not often been touched upon by games. We aim to give players the opportunity to think about their own position in these conflicts through a choice driven narrative, and perhaps reflect upon their own position in society today.
Two Interesting articles on Herald:
- Herald, an interactive period drama, to examine biracial identities in the colonial era – KILL SCREEN
Herald brings tale of 19th century colonialism to Kickstarter– Pixel Dynamo
Thank you very much and feel free to ask us any questions!
Herald is on Kickstarter and Steam Greenlight!
Herald is a two-part interactive period drama for PC, Mac and Linux that plays as a mix between a visual novel and a 3D point and click adventure game. You are Devan Rensburg, a man of mixed heritage, assigned to work as a steward aboard the merchant ship HLV Herald.
- A branching narrative that changes depending on how you choose to play.
- A gripping tale about finding your identity in a world divided by race, class and religion.
- A beautiful hand-painted art style mixing 2D animated portraits with 3D environments.
- A world inspired by historical events that takes place in the final days of the Age of Sail.
- A 19th century trading ship full of secrets and mysteries to uncover while you explore.
- An interactive period drama with a heavy emphasis on character development.
- A story within a story that switches between Devan’s present and his past.
Share this post and spread the word to help us make the game a reality. We’ll also be doing an exclusive tumblr giveaway of the game, more about that later!