Ellalune is creating Soulstice, the Game!
10
patrons
$67
per creation
Hi there! I'm Ellalune! Together my hubby, Psykopomp and I have founded TerraLuna Studios, and are turning to this Patreon to help make our game a reality. Move over, Kickstarter! We would like to find out if games could be crowdfunded in a different way! 

Check out the rewards to the right if you are already intrigued; read on if you want to learn more below!

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I, Ellalune, am a freelance game artist, twitch streamer and dreamer. I like to do a little bit of everything to keep myself afloat, but my goal is to be able to create indie games, such as Soulstice. I am creating the art, building the world, working on blueprints, and designing the world and characters for the game. I also stream a good deal of this stuff on Twitch.tv/ellalune!

Psykopomp is my business partner as well as my other half. He is creating the music, sound effects, writing, working on blueprints and building the world for the game. For those of you familiar with my Twitch channel, he is known as the Couch Ghost!

For info on our current game project, Soulstice, please visit www.TerraLunaStudios.com
You can find our development blog, information on how you can contribute to the game if you are a creative type, and just a ton of cool stuff about the game in general!

***

What is Soulstice?

In Soulstice, you are a student of a magical academy, Chrysalis. The world of Soulstice is a fantastical place full of life and rich secrets to discover, uncover and enjoy. We are currently in development building an immersive, open-world experience in a completely new, hand crafted Universe.

What is unique about our process is that we are utilizing a casual, community driven game development pipeline. Our friends and fans are welcome to Contribute content to the game, and we invite you all to support us on this journey together using Patreon as a monthly source of crowdfunding income to help us bring Soulstice to life. 

Our main inspirations come from many different places, including Zelda, Harry Potter, Okami, Adventure Time, and Harvest Moon. A casual, but mystical, gaming experience with an emphasis on
~chill vibes~

***

Feel free to follow and connect with us on:

TwitterFacebookEmail ~

***

ART

The game is using a "low-poly" or stylized geometric hard edged 3D style. There are very few textures in the game, which saves tremendously on processing times. We like to emphasize dramatic proportions, and eye-catching, saturated colors.



The concept art is varied greatly. We have a Mood Board on Pinterest if you want to get an overall feel for the game. But a lot of the concept art is done loosely in a free painting program called Krita.



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Gameplay

The gameplay centers around story and exploration. We are still in pre-production, though we have been doing a lot of production as well, so the main point of the game is still flexible and able to change as we develop the overall game design. 

Right now we are focusing on building a full, immersive open world and a rich cast of characters that all have their own unique conversation options and personalities. We have nearly 100 characters and books written into the game already, and we are only just getting started! 

Each location is hand crafted to be full of detail, and little secrets are hidden everywhere throughout the game. If you are a follower on Twitch, you know that the entire game is basically one big easter egg packed full of silliness and inside jokes between all of us! 

In future, we would like to have a diverse system of magical crafting and spell casting, item collection, monsters, and different houses to purchase. While we currently do not have a full-time programmer on team, all of this is not guaranteed, but we will still be working on it. 

***

Development

We are using Unreal Engine 4 to create our game, mostly because it makes everything look really pretty, it is extremely user friendly, and the visual scripting system (Blueprints) makes it possible for us artsy folk to manage some basic programming so that our art actually turns into a video game!

We have also began experimenting with a casual, community engaged development process, which allows friends and fans to submit work to us that they would like us to include in the game. If you would like to read more about this, please click here.

So far, the game is in development for Mac, PC and Linux!

***

Crowdfunding

So why are we using Patreon instead of Kickstarter? Well, to be frank, we are both freelancers and making indie games is hard. To do a successful Kickstarter campaign, we would have to somehow save up enough to survive for an entire month, or more, to focus full time on managing the Kickstarter. Of course, if it were to fail, we would have exhausted all of our time and resources, only to disappoint the die hard fans of our work that would suddenly lose out on not only proudly supporting a project that they love, but all the cool rewards they had hoped to receive. 

With Patreon, we can get started now. And the more support we receive, the more we can focus on the game and give back to you guys. And if we foster a successful Patreon campaign, we will be supported on a monthly basis, without having to risk blowing through our Kickstarter budget due to inaccurate guesstimation of how long the game will take to make.

If you only want to support us for one month as a single donation that you think is worth it, that's totally cool! If you want to chip in a little bit every month, that's pretty awesome too! We believe Patreon gives us all a little more freedom, and it is a better model for indies who are trying to establish a stable career. We hope you agree and thank you for being here regardless!



As I am sure you can tell, I am a huge fan of Patreon. If you're interested in supporting even more artists, here's who I recommend! 

RJ Palmer: https://www.patreon.com/arvalis
Sakimi-Chan: https://www.patreon.com/sakimichan
DreamJim: https://www.patreon.com/dreadjim
Jim Sterling: https://www.patreon.com/jimquisition
Ill.Gates: https://www.patreon.com/illGATES
Valkyrie: https://www.patreon.com/Valkyrie
Sam Peterson: https://www.patreon.com/sampetersonart
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
6 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will gain access to the Patron exclusive news feed, and priority communication ranks! Anything related to the games that is for patron eyes only, you will have sent straight to you! This includes once per month prototype updates! These are released in the first week of each month.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
0 patrons
Thank you for the extra help! Any top secret stuff, including exclusive game tests, will be available to you on top of the basic perks listed above! You will get every build update that comes out available to you, multiple times per month. You will also get to participate in votes or extra activities as they come up.
Pledge $20 or more per creation
1 patron
Thank you for your AMAZINGNESS! You get the above perks as well as a monthly updated digital Concept Art Book of the behind the scenes Soulstice development! We hope this bad boy will be chock full of awesome concept art by the end of development and we hope it will be awesome for you to see the conceptualization progress over time.
Pledge $30 or more per creation
1 patron
Your loyal support has earned you all the above perks PLUS you also get the Short Story/Lore Collection book, which is updated with new content each month, just like the Concept Art Book! Get a sneak peak into the lives of the characters and inhabitants of Soulstice and watch the personality of it all grow over the course of development.

Your name will be included in the "Special Thanks" category of the game's credits too!
Pledge $100 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
IN THE GAME, PART OF THE GAME. You get all the above perks, but you also get to work directly with me to design an NPC character based off of you that will go into the world of Soulstice!
Pledge $250 or more per creation
0 of 4 patrons
Wow! Thanks for your dedication! You get an NPC character AND a house or location in the world designed just for you! Of course, you get all the above perks as well! And eternal gratitude~
Pledge $500 or more per creation
0 of 2 patrons
GOD LEVEL! Literally. We're so appreciative of what you've done, we're going to make you into a Soulstice Deity. We will work with you to design a deity figure that embodies you and your values/personality and create a shrine to your deity in the game. Your deity will be referenced by characters throughout the game. You get our eternal gratitude, AND the eternal worship of the peoples of Soulstice.
Goals
$67 of $300 per creation
At this amount, I will make sure to post an art/game related video tutorial to Youtube at least once per month. :D 
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Hi there! I'm Ellalune! Together my hubby, Psykopomp and I have founded TerraLuna Studios, and are turning to this Patreon to help make our game a reality. Move over, Kickstarter! We would like to find out if games could be crowdfunded in a different way! 

Check out the rewards to the right if you are already intrigued; read on if you want to learn more below!

***

I, Ellalune, am a freelance game artist, twitch streamer and dreamer. I like to do a little bit of everything to keep myself afloat, but my goal is to be able to create indie games, such as Soulstice. I am creating the art, building the world, working on blueprints, and designing the world and characters for the game. I also stream a good deal of this stuff on Twitch.tv/ellalune!

Psykopomp is my business partner as well as my other half. He is creating the music, sound effects, writing, working on blueprints and building the world for the game. For those of you familiar with my Twitch channel, he is known as the Couch Ghost!

For info on our current game project, Soulstice, please visit www.TerraLunaStudios.com
You can find our development blog, information on how you can contribute to the game if you are a creative type, and just a ton of cool stuff about the game in general!

***

What is Soulstice?

In Soulstice, you are a student of a magical academy, Chrysalis. The world of Soulstice is a fantastical place full of life and rich secrets to discover, uncover and enjoy. We are currently in development building an immersive, open-world experience in a completely new, hand crafted Universe.

What is unique about our process is that we are utilizing a casual, community driven game development pipeline. Our friends and fans are welcome to Contribute content to the game, and we invite you all to support us on this journey together using Patreon as a monthly source of crowdfunding income to help us bring Soulstice to life. 

Our main inspirations come from many different places, including Zelda, Harry Potter, Okami, Adventure Time, and Harvest Moon. A casual, but mystical, gaming experience with an emphasis on
~chill vibes~

***

Feel free to follow and connect with us on:

TwitterFacebookEmail ~

***

ART

The game is using a "low-poly" or stylized geometric hard edged 3D style. There are very few textures in the game, which saves tremendously on processing times. We like to emphasize dramatic proportions, and eye-catching, saturated colors.



The concept art is varied greatly. We have a Mood Board on Pinterest if you want to get an overall feel for the game. But a lot of the concept art is done loosely in a free painting program called Krita.



***

Gameplay

The gameplay centers around story and exploration. We are still in pre-production, though we have been doing a lot of production as well, so the main point of the game is still flexible and able to change as we develop the overall game design. 

Right now we are focusing on building a full, immersive open world and a rich cast of characters that all have their own unique conversation options and personalities. We have nearly 100 characters and books written into the game already, and we are only just getting started! 

Each location is hand crafted to be full of detail, and little secrets are hidden everywhere throughout the game. If you are a follower on Twitch, you know that the entire game is basically one big easter egg packed full of silliness and inside jokes between all of us! 

In future, we would like to have a diverse system of magical crafting and spell casting, item collection, monsters, and different houses to purchase. While we currently do not have a full-time programmer on team, all of this is not guaranteed, but we will still be working on it. 

***

Development

We are using Unreal Engine 4 to create our game, mostly because it makes everything look really pretty, it is extremely user friendly, and the visual scripting system (Blueprints) makes it possible for us artsy folk to manage some basic programming so that our art actually turns into a video game!

We have also began experimenting with a casual, community engaged development process, which allows friends and fans to submit work to us that they would like us to include in the game. If you would like to read more about this, please click here.

So far, the game is in development for Mac, PC and Linux!

***

Crowdfunding

So why are we using Patreon instead of Kickstarter? Well, to be frank, we are both freelancers and making indie games is hard. To do a successful Kickstarter campaign, we would have to somehow save up enough to survive for an entire month, or more, to focus full time on managing the Kickstarter. Of course, if it were to fail, we would have exhausted all of our time and resources, only to disappoint the die hard fans of our work that would suddenly lose out on not only proudly supporting a project that they love, but all the cool rewards they had hoped to receive. 

With Patreon, we can get started now. And the more support we receive, the more we can focus on the game and give back to you guys. And if we foster a successful Patreon campaign, we will be supported on a monthly basis, without having to risk blowing through our Kickstarter budget due to inaccurate guesstimation of how long the game will take to make.

If you only want to support us for one month as a single donation that you think is worth it, that's totally cool! If you want to chip in a little bit every month, that's pretty awesome too! We believe Patreon gives us all a little more freedom, and it is a better model for indies who are trying to establish a stable career. We hope you agree and thank you for being here regardless!



As I am sure you can tell, I am a huge fan of Patreon. If you're interested in supporting even more artists, here's who I recommend! 

RJ Palmer: https://www.patreon.com/arvalis
Sakimi-Chan: https://www.patreon.com/sakimichan
DreamJim: https://www.patreon.com/dreadjim
Jim Sterling: https://www.patreon.com/jimquisition
Ill.Gates: https://www.patreon.com/illGATES
Valkyrie: https://www.patreon.com/Valkyrie
Sam Peterson: https://www.patreon.com/sampetersonart

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
6 patrons
Thank you for your support! You will gain access to the Patron exclusive news feed, and priority communication ranks! Anything related to the games that is for patron eyes only, you will have sent straight to you! This includes once per month prototype updates! These are released in the first week of each month.
Pledge $10 or more per creation
0 patrons
Thank you for the extra help! Any top secret stuff, including exclusive game tests, will be available to you on top of the basic perks listed above! You will get every build update that comes out available to you, multiple times per month. You will also get to participate in votes or extra activities as they come up.
Pledge $20 or more per creation
1 patron
Thank you for your AMAZINGNESS! You get the above perks as well as a monthly updated digital Concept Art Book of the behind the scenes Soulstice development! We hope this bad boy will be chock full of awesome concept art by the end of development and we hope it will be awesome for you to see the conceptualization progress over time.
Pledge $30 or more per creation
1 patron
Your loyal support has earned you all the above perks PLUS you also get the Short Story/Lore Collection book, which is updated with new content each month, just like the Concept Art Book! Get a sneak peak into the lives of the characters and inhabitants of Soulstice and watch the personality of it all grow over the course of development.

Your name will be included in the "Special Thanks" category of the game's credits too!
Pledge $100 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
IN THE GAME, PART OF THE GAME. You get all the above perks, but you also get to work directly with me to design an NPC character based off of you that will go into the world of Soulstice!
Pledge $250 or more per creation
0 of 4 patrons
Wow! Thanks for your dedication! You get an NPC character AND a house or location in the world designed just for you! Of course, you get all the above perks as well! And eternal gratitude~
Pledge $500 or more per creation
0 of 2 patrons
GOD LEVEL! Literally. We're so appreciative of what you've done, we're going to make you into a Soulstice Deity. We will work with you to design a deity figure that embodies you and your values/personality and create a shrine to your deity in the game. Your deity will be referenced by characters throughout the game. You get our eternal gratitude, AND the eternal worship of the peoples of Soulstice.