Dark Impulses

Dark Impulses

is creating Tierwäch: Beast Guardians, an Adult Monster Catching RPG!

44

patrons

$174

per month

Tierwäch:
Beast Guardians

Greeting and salutations, my friends! I am Sir Amadeus Drake. Welcome to the world of Ather, a place where humans live alongside great and powerful creatures known to us as Guardians. There are six countries in known Ather. Each has their own customs, their own traditions and their own views and names for the guardians. Being from Eisenheim, you will be most familiar with calling them the Tierwäch, or Tiers. Though no matter what we call them, what we have in common is our reliance on the guardians.

For as long as there has been recorded history, humans and guardians have lived alongside each other. The two entities have had nearly a symbiotic relationship. The guardians have played a significant role in the development of each nation, to varying degrees. From helping to cultivate the land, to protecting our families, and, of course, to acting as tools of war. In turn, we have given them purpose and a home as we strive to better our lives and their’s.

I am a field researcher, a Warden and Freelancer. I, like many others, seek out guardians to study and learn from and understand them in hopes of bringing humanity and guardians closer together. Of course, not many people share this sentiment. There are plenty of people out there who want to take the powers of the guardians and wage war on those who they deem as their enemy. Sadly, this has been a consistency throughout our shared history. The most recent war ended in a ceasefire only weeks ago.

The Great War, as it's being referred to, was the largest and deadliest war we have ever seen. Each nation came at each other in what could only be described as a free for all onslaught. Every nation was out for themselves and everyone was the enemy which resulted in wanton violence rampaging across the one territory that refused to fight, Tiaotzen.

The war ended in a ceasefire after one of the warring states unleashed a virus that sickened all of the guardians, resulting in all forces having to pull back. Given the grace period, all nations retreated from the central region which had been devastated by the war and returned to their respective borders to tend to their wounded and prepare for fighting to begin anew.

You are a survivor of the war and one of the last to return to our region of Eisenheim. The world is not the same one you left and the results of the war is still unknown. However, each nation has already set up a training circuit, preparing its soldiers and youth alike for future battles to come in hopes that powerful trainers will emerge. Go now, become the strongest trainer out there because the fate of man and guardian alike will be in your hands. May the Goddess light your way.


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<center>Game Information</center>
Tierwäch is a monster catcher role-playing game where the layer takes on the role of Lucas Wolfe or Sophie Kaiser, childhood friends, who have returned from the Great War. The creatures you will be encountering have been exposed to an unknown virus that has altered their biology and forced them to become anthromorphs.

You will be part of the last wave of troops returning to Eisenheim where you will be discharged from service and returned to civilian life. As the game goes on you will be opted to join the Statesmen (anti-virus) or Freelancers (pro-virus) as you go through the country's newly established training circuit.

Plans for the game:

-Extensive story line before those who support the virus an those who are against it.
-Tier number still a WIP. Currently at 112. All art is still in concept form.
-Scene numbers still a WIP.
-14 training centers with different themes and puzzles to solve. 8 medals to challenge the Officer Corps, 14 to challenge them again. Story continuation after they are defeated a second time.
-Two release types: Map pack will have basic game play elements and no story or scenes, Story pack will have all of the goodies.
-7 planned "expansions", one into each region and then a finale.


Next release: TBD. Engine still a work in progress.
Team Members: Dapper Gent (Team Leader & artist), ValturNaa (writer and coder), Scream_Engineer (coder), Whitepulse (artist), Ninjician (sprites), Deadman (quality assurance)
Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/DarkImpulses
Discord:https://discord.gg/gf82Xed - Now open to everyone! Tier releases are posted here as well as our monthly stories.

Tiers
Conscript
$1 or more per month

Conscripts give what they can to the cause. We appreciate every bit of help and we appreciate it!


  • Access to the Discord. Please change nickname to Patreon name.
  • Direct interaction with the Dark Impulse team.
  • Honorable mentions in the Credits.
  • Part of the final wave of new content releases before they go public.


*Each upgrade includes the rewards from previous ranks.

*All current rewards are for the game in progress.

Includes Discord rewards
Conscript II
$5 or more per month

This rank is for those who want to give a bit more but not go full in on the next tier.


  • Honorable mentions in the Credits on this rank.
  • Part of the second wave of new content releases before they go public.


Includes Discord rewards
Statesmen / Legacy
$15 or more per month

Our soldiers, our backbone, Statesmen are prominent members of our force. They come in and do what they can to help get the job done.

Members who pledged before January 2019 receive the Legacy rank in discord which gives them permanent access at this rank. Those who pledge higher are granted higher access as well.


  • Access to the Statesmen channels in Discord. Includes the Statesmen+ chat, a Concept Idea Channel and Character/Creature concept channel.
  • Ability to see our monthly story posts that take place as background events to the game.
  • Name a generic Statesmen or Freelancer that appears in the game, pending Dark Impulse team approval.
  • Part of the second wave of content releases with each update.
  • Honorable mentions in the credits under this rank.



Includes Discord rewards
Freelancer
$30 or more per month

You're helping us go places! Freelancers come from all walks of life, helping the main force out where ever they've needed. 

  

  • Freelancer level on Discord allows suggestions to trainers and creature concepts in the Concepts channel.
  • Access to the art preview channel which shows off stages of scene arts as well as finalized concepts.
  • The generic Statesmen or Freelancer is upgraded to a custom NPC and now appears in the associated headquarters with honorable mentions in game.
  • Permanent mention in the credits under this rank.
  • Part of the first wave of new content releases with each update.
Includes Discord rewards
Elite / Legacy II
$50 or more per month

Those who go above and beyond to support our efforts. These supporters help shape the world as we know it.


 Legacy II is for our long term patrons who have pledged at least $100 before January 2019.


  • Access to Elite+ chat.
  • Access to event art as they're completed. Scene art is not to be shared or posted anywhere else.
  • Helps decide which concepts should be implemented, pending Dark Impulse team approval.
  • Upgrades custom Statesmen or Freelancer to a fully customized NPC, complete with custom battle art, sprite and Tier team of your choosing, pending Dark Impulse team approval.
  • After first patronage is processed you can get with the team and help develop a quest chain to be implemented in the current build or a future one. This only happens during the quest updating phase. These chains will be in the core build.
  • Permanent mention in the credits under this rank.
  • Part of the first wave of new content releases with each update.
Includes Discord rewards
Officers / Legacy III
$100 or more per month

These crazy people just purchased their way on to the team's roster. Just kidding, but it's close. These individuals help the team on a personal level.

Legacy III members are like Legacy II, only that they have given at least $200 before January 2019.

 

  • Access to our team's personal general chat that we use to communicate.
  • Access to our team's artwork channel where we upload concepts, finished pieces and so on regularly before uploading them to dropbox to be added to the game.
  • Access to our team's event development channel where we'll be discussing event ideas.
  • Be granted random access to the game for bug testing and to give direct feedback on events and other aspects as needed by the Dark Impulse team.
  • Chance at being selected for guest appearances during any video updates, discussions, Q&As and any other voice or video related content.
  • And, of course, permanent mention in the credits.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$174 of $1,000 per month
At this point we'll be looking to get software and hardware updates for the team and purchasing any features they require for both.

Other goals are pending.
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Tierwäch:
Beast Guardians

Greeting and salutations, my friends! I am Sir Amadeus Drake. Welcome to the world of Ather, a place where humans live alongside great and powerful creatures known to us as Guardians. There are six countries in known Ather. Each has their own customs, their own traditions and their own views and names for the guardians. Being from Eisenheim, you will be most familiar with calling them the Tierwäch, or Tiers. Though no matter what we call them, what we have in common is our reliance on the guardians.

For as long as there has been recorded history, humans and guardians have lived alongside each other. The two entities have had nearly a symbiotic relationship. The guardians have played a significant role in the development of each nation, to varying degrees. From helping to cultivate the land, to protecting our families, and, of course, to acting as tools of war. In turn, we have given them purpose and a home as we strive to better our lives and their’s.

I am a field researcher, a Warden and Freelancer. I, like many others, seek out guardians to study and learn from and understand them in hopes of bringing humanity and guardians closer together. Of course, not many people share this sentiment. There are plenty of people out there who want to take the powers of the guardians and wage war on those who they deem as their enemy. Sadly, this has been a consistency throughout our shared history. The most recent war ended in a ceasefire only weeks ago.

The Great War, as it's being referred to, was the largest and deadliest war we have ever seen. Each nation came at each other in what could only be described as a free for all onslaught. Every nation was out for themselves and everyone was the enemy which resulted in wanton violence rampaging across the one territory that refused to fight, Tiaotzen.

The war ended in a ceasefire after one of the warring states unleashed a virus that sickened all of the guardians, resulting in all forces having to pull back. Given the grace period, all nations retreated from the central region which had been devastated by the war and returned to their respective borders to tend to their wounded and prepare for fighting to begin anew.

You are a survivor of the war and one of the last to return to our region of Eisenheim. The world is not the same one you left and the results of the war is still unknown. However, each nation has already set up a training circuit, preparing its soldiers and youth alike for future battles to come in hopes that powerful trainers will emerge. Go now, become the strongest trainer out there because the fate of man and guardian alike will be in your hands. May the Goddess light your way.


____________________________________________________________________________
<center>Game Information</center>
Tierwäch is a monster catcher role-playing game where the layer takes on the role of Lucas Wolfe or Sophie Kaiser, childhood friends, who have returned from the Great War. The creatures you will be encountering have been exposed to an unknown virus that has altered their biology and forced them to become anthromorphs.

You will be part of the last wave of troops returning to Eisenheim where you will be discharged from service and returned to civilian life. As the game goes on you will be opted to join the Statesmen (anti-virus) or Freelancers (pro-virus) as you go through the country's newly established training circuit.

Plans for the game:

-Extensive story line before those who support the virus an those who are against it.
-Tier number still a WIP. Currently at 112. All art is still in concept form.
-Scene numbers still a WIP.
-14 training centers with different themes and puzzles to solve. 8 medals to challenge the Officer Corps, 14 to challenge them again. Story continuation after they are defeated a second time.
-Two release types: Map pack will have basic game play elements and no story or scenes, Story pack will have all of the goodies.
-7 planned "expansions", one into each region and then a finale.


Next release: TBD. Engine still a work in progress.
Team Members: Dapper Gent (Team Leader & artist), ValturNaa (writer and coder), Scream_Engineer (coder), Whitepulse (artist), Ninjician (sprites), Deadman (quality assurance)
Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/DarkImpulses
Discord:https://discord.gg/gf82Xed - Now open to everyone! Tier releases are posted here as well as our monthly stories.

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Tiers
Conscript
$1 or more per month

Conscripts give what they can to the cause. We appreciate every bit of help and we appreciate it!


  • Access to the Discord. Please change nickname to Patreon name.
  • Direct interaction with the Dark Impulse team.
  • Honorable mentions in the Credits.
  • Part of the final wave of new content releases before they go public.


*Each upgrade includes the rewards from previous ranks.

*All current rewards are for the game in progress.

Includes Discord rewards
Conscript II
$5 or more per month

This rank is for those who want to give a bit more but not go full in on the next tier.


  • Honorable mentions in the Credits on this rank.
  • Part of the second wave of new content releases before they go public.


Includes Discord rewards
Statesmen / Legacy
$15 or more per month

Our soldiers, our backbone, Statesmen are prominent members of our force. They come in and do what they can to help get the job done.

Members who pledged before January 2019 receive the Legacy rank in discord which gives them permanent access at this rank. Those who pledge higher are granted higher access as well.


  • Access to the Statesmen channels in Discord. Includes the Statesmen+ chat, a Concept Idea Channel and Character/Creature concept channel.
  • Ability to see our monthly story posts that take place as background events to the game.
  • Name a generic Statesmen or Freelancer that appears in the game, pending Dark Impulse team approval.
  • Part of the second wave of content releases with each update.
  • Honorable mentions in the credits under this rank.



Includes Discord rewards
Freelancer
$30 or more per month

You're helping us go places! Freelancers come from all walks of life, helping the main force out where ever they've needed. 

  

  • Freelancer level on Discord allows suggestions to trainers and creature concepts in the Concepts channel.
  • Access to the art preview channel which shows off stages of scene arts as well as finalized concepts.
  • The generic Statesmen or Freelancer is upgraded to a custom NPC and now appears in the associated headquarters with honorable mentions in game.
  • Permanent mention in the credits under this rank.
  • Part of the first wave of new content releases with each update.
Includes Discord rewards
Elite / Legacy II
$50 or more per month

Those who go above and beyond to support our efforts. These supporters help shape the world as we know it.


 Legacy II is for our long term patrons who have pledged at least $100 before January 2019.


  • Access to Elite+ chat.
  • Access to event art as they're completed. Scene art is not to be shared or posted anywhere else.
  • Helps decide which concepts should be implemented, pending Dark Impulse team approval.
  • Upgrades custom Statesmen or Freelancer to a fully customized NPC, complete with custom battle art, sprite and Tier team of your choosing, pending Dark Impulse team approval.
  • After first patronage is processed you can get with the team and help develop a quest chain to be implemented in the current build or a future one. This only happens during the quest updating phase. These chains will be in the core build.
  • Permanent mention in the credits under this rank.
  • Part of the first wave of new content releases with each update.
Includes Discord rewards
Officers / Legacy III
$100 or more per month

These crazy people just purchased their way on to the team's roster. Just kidding, but it's close. These individuals help the team on a personal level.

Legacy III members are like Legacy II, only that they have given at least $200 before January 2019.

 

  • Access to our team's personal general chat that we use to communicate.
  • Access to our team's artwork channel where we upload concepts, finished pieces and so on regularly before uploading them to dropbox to be added to the game.
  • Access to our team's event development channel where we'll be discussing event ideas.
  • Be granted random access to the game for bug testing and to give direct feedback on events and other aspects as needed by the Dark Impulse team.
  • Chance at being selected for guest appearances during any video updates, discussions, Q&As and any other voice or video related content.
  • And, of course, permanent mention in the credits.
Includes Discord rewards