Goldborough Studio is creating Yami Game
3

patrons

$11
per month
Welcome to the Yami game Patreon Page! We want you to be part of the game's development and to be part of the Yami game story. We are a year and a half into production, and we're launching in December 2020. Become part of our adventure. Become a Yami Patreon.



The story

In Yami, you play as a small boy who has to stop an ancient evil from consuming the world. Using your wits, stealth, cunning and puzzle solving abilities you must reach the heart of the hidden kingdom. By learning the spells, incantations and curses you will help keep the magic that protects the realm in place. Along the way, you will encounter a myriad of spirits both good and bad, explore the remains of giant automatons and a long lost civilisation. You'll meet and help a fellow traveller. Discovering as you play that even the smallest person can make a difference. Yami is a game full of fear, wonder, love, friendship and magic.



The gameplay of Yami

Yami is a non-combative 3d narrative led adventure game with puzzle solving, spell crafting and stealth at its core. Following the lead of games like Inside and Little Nightmares, Yami has a vulnerable hero that utilises stealth to survive. But unlike these games, Yami uses the added features tool crafting (A skill tree spell creating system) and some help from friends to enhance this core stealth mechanic.



Goldborough Studio is an indie dev studio that creates games and character led content using pencils, pixels, knowledge and a little magic. In the six years since we formed, we have provided visual development, character design and content for ten games, four feature films and two animations. Yami is our first in house game.



We are not a huge team. In fact, we only have a core team of 8 working on Yami (Eric, Tom, Lee, Daniel, Ossy, Green Bat, Al and Will). Multitasking is a key part of our development process. Because we do this we are able to stay small and keep our production costs down.
  • Will Morris-Julien: Creative Lead/Story (Lost Word Club, White Star, Solar Explorer)
  • Tom Kitchen: Gameplay/Lead Designer ( Emporium, Mandagon )
  • Lee Russell: Gameplay/Programmer (Mandagon)
  • Daniel Ocean: Character Design
  • Ossy Krishyulia: Animation
  • Green Bat: Sound Design (Various award winning projects)
  • Al Okada: Abstract Character Designer (zi-04)
And then there's me Joan Thompson: Studio Manager. I make sure everything gets made on time and I am the person who will be your Patreon contact. 

We have expert consultants who are not on the project all the time. But we get them to reality check what we are making at regular intervals.
  • Bjorn Askew: Gameplay programming (Batman: Arkham VR and Arkham Knight)
  • Jack Price: Story (Award winning Ridley Scott associate Film Director)
  • Vivian Zheng: Chinese narration and asian language/culture advisor.
We build in Unity. We are [email protected] and Sony Development Partners. Members of UKIE and Creative UK.

We have a website here - www.goldboroughstudio.com

Our studio currently is split into two halves. One half working on Yami and the other working on commercial projects to pay for Yami and to keep the company running. By becoming a Patreon you will help us to spend more time focusing on making the best game possible! So please sign up :)

Tiers
Good Spirit
$1 or more per month
  • Email updates from the team
  • Early access to devlogs, videos, and other info
  • Behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Vote on stuff for the game
  • Supporter channel/role on Discord
  • Wallpapers sometimes!
  • Other stuff we think of
Includes Discord rewards
Little Shadow
$5 or more per month
  • All the stuff from the Good Spirit tier
  • Some more behind-the-scenes stuff that we don't feel is ready for prime time yet
Includes Discord rewards
Olive - The Studio Cat
$10 or more per month
  • You'll get all the stuff from the previous tiers and you'll also be thanked as a supporter in the Yami credits if that's what you're into!
  • A monthly newsletter from Olive our Studio Cat with unique downloadable art.
  • A monthly picture of Olive in studio.
Includes Discord rewards
Tonbo
$50 or more per month
  • You'll get all the stuff from the previous tiers 
  • A monthly piece of Yami art sent to your door. 
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$11 of $100 per month
When we reach $100 we will start a monthly podcast about our game production and invite Patreon's to ask us questions.
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Welcome to the Yami game Patreon Page! We want you to be part of the game's development and to be part of the Yami game story. We are a year and a half into production, and we're launching in December 2020. Become part of our adventure. Become a Yami Patreon.



The story

In Yami, you play as a small boy who has to stop an ancient evil from consuming the world. Using your wits, stealth, cunning and puzzle solving abilities you must reach the heart of the hidden kingdom. By learning the spells, incantations and curses you will help keep the magic that protects the realm in place. Along the way, you will encounter a myriad of spirits both good and bad, explore the remains of giant automatons and a long lost civilisation. You'll meet and help a fellow traveller. Discovering as you play that even the smallest person can make a difference. Yami is a game full of fear, wonder, love, friendship and magic.



The gameplay of Yami

Yami is a non-combative 3d narrative led adventure game with puzzle solving, spell crafting and stealth at its core. Following the lead of games like Inside and Little Nightmares, Yami has a vulnerable hero that utilises stealth to survive. But unlike these games, Yami uses the added features tool crafting (A skill tree spell creating system) and some help from friends to enhance this core stealth mechanic.



Goldborough Studio is an indie dev studio that creates games and character led content using pencils, pixels, knowledge and a little magic. In the six years since we formed, we have provided visual development, character design and content for ten games, four feature films and two animations. Yami is our first in house game.



We are not a huge team. In fact, we only have a core team of 8 working on Yami (Eric, Tom, Lee, Daniel, Ossy, Green Bat, Al and Will). Multitasking is a key part of our development process. Because we do this we are able to stay small and keep our production costs down.
  • Will Morris-Julien: Creative Lead/Story (Lost Word Club, White Star, Solar Explorer)
  • Tom Kitchen: Gameplay/Lead Designer ( Emporium, Mandagon )
  • Lee Russell: Gameplay/Programmer (Mandagon)
  • Daniel Ocean: Character Design
  • Ossy Krishyulia: Animation
  • Green Bat: Sound Design (Various award winning projects)
  • Al Okada: Abstract Character Designer (zi-04)
And then there's me Joan Thompson: Studio Manager. I make sure everything gets made on time and I am the person who will be your Patreon contact. 

We have expert consultants who are not on the project all the time. But we get them to reality check what we are making at regular intervals.
  • Bjorn Askew: Gameplay programming (Batman: Arkham VR and Arkham Knight)
  • Jack Price: Story (Award winning Ridley Scott associate Film Director)
  • Vivian Zheng: Chinese narration and asian language/culture advisor.
We build in Unity. We are [email protected] and Sony Development Partners. Members of UKIE and Creative UK.

We have a website here - www.goldboroughstudio.com

Our studio currently is split into two halves. One half working on Yami and the other working on commercial projects to pay for Yami and to keep the company running. By becoming a Patreon you will help us to spend more time focusing on making the best game possible! So please sign up :)

Recent posts by Goldborough Studio

Tiers
Good Spirit
$1 or more per month
  • Email updates from the team
  • Early access to devlogs, videos, and other info
  • Behind-the-scenes stuff
  • Vote on stuff for the game
  • Supporter channel/role on Discord
  • Wallpapers sometimes!
  • Other stuff we think of
Includes Discord rewards
Little Shadow
$5 or more per month
  • All the stuff from the Good Spirit tier
  • Some more behind-the-scenes stuff that we don't feel is ready for prime time yet
Includes Discord rewards
Olive - The Studio Cat
$10 or more per month
  • You'll get all the stuff from the previous tiers and you'll also be thanked as a supporter in the Yami credits if that's what you're into!
  • A monthly newsletter from Olive our Studio Cat with unique downloadable art.
  • A monthly picture of Olive in studio.
Includes Discord rewards
Tonbo
$50 or more per month
  • You'll get all the stuff from the previous tiers 
  • A monthly piece of Yami art sent to your door. 
Includes Discord rewards