The Parable: Snow is creating Indie Games
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$3
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Hey!

Welcome to The Parable: Snow! We are a small team of indie video game developers whom decided to take up the job of creating professional grade morally high video games that are immersive, deep, challenging and fun. Each episode will be an entire game in itself, so do not worry on whether there will be enough play time.

These game will have action, adventure, deep stories, and a lot of hours of game-play! The Parable series, the first episode of which is named "Snow", will challenging your thinking in many ways. We can't say too much more without giving spoilers.

So what about the story?


Set in a minor steampunk/anime universe where some islands float while some civilizations live on land and others underwater. You play as Ray, a gun wielding swordsman for hire whom fights just as many wars in his heart as on the battlefield. Not many know of Ray's past, but most assume it isn't good due to his quiet nature off the battlefield and his merciless nature on it.

Things are going seemingly normal with Ray's life, hunting giant beasts for profit and assisting military leaders if the coin is right; until a huge explosion occurs in a northern mountain followed by an invasion of many strange creatures.

What could this mean, and what adventure lies ahead?

Side Activities
There is a lot you can do for as long as you wish to do it.

-Go on hunts in which you hunt down massive machines and beasts on land, in the air, and under water to gain funds and crafting materials for better equipment. Need a big sword or a massive gun upgrade for a more challenging foe? Go hunt for the right supplies!
-An ever changing 50 floor dive into a mechanized cave system full of loot, enemies, and bosses for those wanting the deepest of challenges. The final floor will always hold the rarest loot, but the enemies also match your level + 10. You will be overpowered, so it is a true test of skill.

-Fishing... yup... you can eat what you catch. Careful, some fish are poisonous.

-Cooking... kinda. You get the ingredients and bring them to a lodge. They will cook whatever you want if you have everything needed for it. Food can grant you temporary effects that can last anywhere from a minute to a few hours. Some effects even stack!

-More that is not being released yet.

Tools?

You will see we use the Unreal Engine 4 to put the games together, 3D-Coat 4 and Maya for 3D art and animations, we have some in house musicians for all our sound needs.

Will there be expansions?

Each episode will be a "FULL" game. The only expansions you may see are extra side quests which introduce more loot/enemies for various hunts and discovery missions. The size of the expansion will determine whether we even charge for it as we are considering making them all free. That said, if we supply another 100hrs of game play, that is the size of another full game and we will be near forced to charge due to the fact that yes, we need to eat.

How can a small team do all of this?

Quite easily actually. With current software this day in age, we have algorithms that make creating full continents of landscape in minutes. What takes the longest is the 3D art, voice acting, and simply coding out the features systems, such as the physics based battle system (which is almost completed already), cut scenes,  or even the fishing system.

All in all, we can do in a single year with a small team what a large team could do in 3 years just 5 years ago. So it took roughly 10 years on a 10 year old system to create some of the top games on the market with a large team? Well now with a small team and current technology, we can do that in about 3-4 years if not less. That said, we DO need support. 

How does being a patron work?

Monthly or single payments - Meaning whichever patron level you choose is considered a monthly form of support which charges at the beginning of each month unless you choose a single payment. This keeps the lights on. Note, the more that is raised in support, the quicker and better the results!

~Fin

Seem like a lot of work? Well it is, but we believe in the experiences we are bringing to people and feel these experiences can have a great impact on people of all ages.

With the tools we have at our disposal, even a small team can build a massive world; and with your help and imagination, it will be amazing!

Oh keep your eyes on the goals because when those goals are met, you get rewarded!
And live streams... yes... there will be those too.

-Justin
Lead Dev | Owner
Rewards
Fist bump!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual fist bump. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Share your ideas!
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Want to weigh in on this work? Your comments on our posts may be picked as the subject of our next piece of content, plus the previous rewards. You will also be granted access to our Discord server to join us in live chats!
Includes Discord rewards
Explorer
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive access to the Beta test when it arrives, plus all previous rewards. Oh, before I forget, you also get to see some concept are as it arrives. Also, all previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Alpha!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Experience this world before anyone else... even Beta players. Alpha is considered early access. As soon as Alpha is ready, you will get access. Also, all previous rewards.

If you support us via the "Alpha!" tier for at least 4 months, you get a full copy of the game on release.
Includes Discord rewards
The Experience
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level you get both Alpha and Beta access, a copy of the full game on release, and an in game rare loot chest with a unique weapon only for patrons.

If you support us in "The Experience" tier for at least 4 months, you will get a limited edition "The Parable: Snow" T-Shirt upon official full game release.
Includes Discord rewards
The VIP Membership
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You will be granted the Discord server's VIP Member role that gives you a little less power than the Devs/Admins, but more options than everyone else. You also get to have one on one chats anytime you catch a Developer online and available!

You get access to special in game bonus starter items that are also solely exclusive to VIP Members. This means custom skinned and stat adjusted starter items per game per month you support us. So if you support us for 3 months, you get 3 starter items.

You want a custom sword and starter armor with developer favored stats for starter gear that goes a long way? Do you want to hunt a massive beast and have the ability to slow it down with each hit?

Oh, and if you support us for 5 VIP months, you get a T-Shirt, an extra copy of the game to give to a friend, and an action figure/model all around the time of full release.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
1 of 100 patrons
The First 100

When we reach our first 100 patrons, I will do a live stream
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which we will simply chat and you will get to see some never before seen footage at the games being developed!

-Oh and there will be a video game giveaway!-
The winner chooses one of three games that will be announced during the time of the drawing. 

-Justin
1 of 1
Hey!

Welcome to The Parable: Snow! We are a small team of indie video game developers whom decided to take up the job of creating professional grade morally high video games that are immersive, deep, challenging and fun. Each episode will be an entire game in itself, so do not worry on whether there will be enough play time.

These game will have action, adventure, deep stories, and a lot of hours of game-play! The Parable series, the first episode of which is named "Snow", will challenging your thinking in many ways. We can't say too much more without giving spoilers.

So what about the story?


Set in a minor steampunk/anime universe where some islands float while some civilizations live on land and others underwater. You play as Ray, a gun wielding swordsman for hire whom fights just as many wars in his heart as on the battlefield. Not many know of Ray's past, but most assume it isn't good due to his quiet nature off the battlefield and his merciless nature on it.

Things are going seemingly normal with Ray's life, hunting giant beasts for profit and assisting military leaders if the coin is right; until a huge explosion occurs in a northern mountain followed by an invasion of many strange creatures.

What could this mean, and what adventure lies ahead?

Side Activities
There is a lot you can do for as long as you wish to do it.

-Go on hunts in which you hunt down massive machines and beasts on land, in the air, and under water to gain funds and crafting materials for better equipment. Need a big sword or a massive gun upgrade for a more challenging foe? Go hunt for the right supplies!
-An ever changing 50 floor dive into a mechanized cave system full of loot, enemies, and bosses for those wanting the deepest of challenges. The final floor will always hold the rarest loot, but the enemies also match your level + 10. You will be overpowered, so it is a true test of skill.

-Fishing... yup... you can eat what you catch. Careful, some fish are poisonous.

-Cooking... kinda. You get the ingredients and bring them to a lodge. They will cook whatever you want if you have everything needed for it. Food can grant you temporary effects that can last anywhere from a minute to a few hours. Some effects even stack!

-More that is not being released yet.

Tools?

You will see we use the Unreal Engine 4 to put the games together, 3D-Coat 4 and Maya for 3D art and animations, we have some in house musicians for all our sound needs.

Will there be expansions?

Each episode will be a "FULL" game. The only expansions you may see are extra side quests which introduce more loot/enemies for various hunts and discovery missions. The size of the expansion will determine whether we even charge for it as we are considering making them all free. That said, if we supply another 100hrs of game play, that is the size of another full game and we will be near forced to charge due to the fact that yes, we need to eat.

How can a small team do all of this?

Quite easily actually. With current software this day in age, we have algorithms that make creating full continents of landscape in minutes. What takes the longest is the 3D art, voice acting, and simply coding out the features systems, such as the physics based battle system (which is almost completed already), cut scenes,  or even the fishing system.

All in all, we can do in a single year with a small team what a large team could do in 3 years just 5 years ago. So it took roughly 10 years on a 10 year old system to create some of the top games on the market with a large team? Well now with a small team and current technology, we can do that in about 3-4 years if not less. That said, we DO need support. 

How does being a patron work?

Monthly or single payments - Meaning whichever patron level you choose is considered a monthly form of support which charges at the beginning of each month unless you choose a single payment. This keeps the lights on. Note, the more that is raised in support, the quicker and better the results!

~Fin

Seem like a lot of work? Well it is, but we believe in the experiences we are bringing to people and feel these experiences can have a great impact on people of all ages.

With the tools we have at our disposal, even a small team can build a massive world; and with your help and imagination, it will be amazing!

Oh keep your eyes on the goals because when those goals are met, you get rewarded!
And live streams... yes... there will be those too.

-Justin
Lead Dev | Owner

Recent posts by The Parable: Snow

Rewards
Fist bump!
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You're officially a patron and will receive one very thankful virtual fist bump. Also, you'll have access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and picture updates along the way.
Share your ideas!
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Want to weigh in on this work? Your comments on our posts may be picked as the subject of our next piece of content, plus the previous rewards. You will also be granted access to our Discord server to join us in live chats!
Includes Discord rewards
Explorer
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You'll receive access to the Beta test when it arrives, plus all previous rewards. Oh, before I forget, you also get to see some concept are as it arrives. Also, all previous rewards.
Includes Discord rewards
Alpha!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Experience this world before anyone else... even Beta players. Alpha is considered early access. As soon as Alpha is ready, you will get access. Also, all previous rewards.

If you support us via the "Alpha!" tier for at least 4 months, you get a full copy of the game on release.
Includes Discord rewards
The Experience
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
At this level you get both Alpha and Beta access, a copy of the full game on release, and an in game rare loot chest with a unique weapon only for patrons.

If you support us in "The Experience" tier for at least 4 months, you will get a limited edition "The Parable: Snow" T-Shirt upon official full game release.
Includes Discord rewards
The VIP Membership
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You will be granted the Discord server's VIP Member role that gives you a little less power than the Devs/Admins, but more options than everyone else. You also get to have one on one chats anytime you catch a Developer online and available!

You get access to special in game bonus starter items that are also solely exclusive to VIP Members. This means custom skinned and stat adjusted starter items per game per month you support us. So if you support us for 3 months, you get 3 starter items.

You want a custom sword and starter armor with developer favored stats for starter gear that goes a long way? Do you want to hunt a massive beast and have the ability to slow it down with each hit?

Oh, and if you support us for 5 VIP months, you get a T-Shirt, an extra copy of the game to give to a friend, and an action figure/model all around the time of full release.
Includes Discord rewards