Work as a forensic investigator, performing real-world investigation on a military-grade conspiracy. Yes, in the real world! The game redefines the way you play. It doesn't run on software. It runs on evidence, on your brain. You start with a SMS message from Mark. From there, you'll replicate his mission, find what he found, live the adventure he lived. You're on your own. You just have your own device. You set your methods, your pace, your tools. A piece of evidence helps you discover a part of the story, leading to more evidence, making you progress. Your challenge is to find the truth. The truth is out there, on the Internet. The Internet is millions of times bigger than a computer game sandbox. Are you up to the challenge? You might find answers in a news story on CNN or the New York Times. Something about a real company or person might help you proceed. The president might be involved. It's so intertwined with reality you'll be left wondering if it didn't really happen.
Following the recent explosion in crypto-currencies led by Bitcoin and Litecoin, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign solely based on crypto-currencies. We are currently accepting around 100 different cryptocoins!
We will also be supporting the same cryptocoins after game launch! If you want to play the game, or make in-game micro-purchases, you'll be able to do it in your favorite cryptocurrency!
Crowdfunding lets you help grow the projects you like. However, crowdfunding sites usually only accept Dollars or Euros. Why not crypto currencies?
If you have some spare cryptocoins and would like to make this project see the light of day, consider donating a small amount of your cryptocoins. In return, you'll get some perks we have prepared for you!
You can donate multiple times and even different cryptocoins into a single account (your email address) and increase your perk rate.
Help us get this project off the ground and fund the birth of a new genre of game! At the same time, promote the use of crypto-currencies.
You can read more about our project and the funding campaign on this page:
Most of the story is written, and many of the game items are created. Many puzzles are either developed or devised. To give you an understandable figure, we think we are 60% done in this project.
We have been working for a year, mostly out of our own money, but we're "running out of fuel". We need help to finish this truly innovative game but costs are higher than anticipated. It deserves to see the light of day. We want to finish it without compromising its envisioned experience and overall quality, without cuts or additional delays.
Here is a breakdown of our planned expenses for the rest of the project's period. These figures are approximate. Expenses are shown in Bitcoin (exchange rate as of Feb 19):
Development expenses : 35.4 BTC
This is mainly people-related. The game requires massive research (it's a real-world game, mostly involving true facts, people, places and organizations) and the members doing research normally need to take leaves from their daytime jobs to work on this. We're also hiring people to contribute with creative ideas for the many puzzling evidence items you'll find in the game. We work remotely but regularly join at a physical location.
Licensing : 9.7 BTC
The game uses some media items that need to be licensed. We could avoid this but the game would not be as good.
Professional editing services : 4.8 BTC
Towards the end of the project we'll need to have all of Mark's logs and other narratives reviewed by professional editors for a truly solid result on this front.
Production costs : 9.7 BTC
Many items in the game depict physical objects. These contribute a lot to make this game unique. We need to have these manufactured. You won't touch these objects but will see them through Mark's photos. Some objects are built just for that, to take photos, but this is how we make the game's experience believable.
Web development & hosting : 4.8 BTC
We still need to develop the only web-based portion of the game: OIG FIB's site. We need to have this developed and a dedicated server set up.
TOTAL AMOUNT NEEDED : 69.3 BTC
Besides funding you can promote the use of your favorite cryptocoin, spreading the word about the game at the same time!
We have prepared some banners you can use. On our crowfunding page you can pick a coin and get some banners to use on your your site, blog or social profile!
Latest tweets from @marklaneslogs
RT @VideoGameWire: [Reddit Games] "Mark Lane's Logs: Project H.U.M.A.N." - Zorean starts a crowdfunding campaign on its own, solely... http…
Mar 6 2014, 6:33am
We started the Cryptocoin Crowdfunding Campaign! Support us & your favorite cryptocoin and get some perks in return! T.co
Feb 21 2014, 6:27am
We've expanded our #crptocoin support. We will now accept more than 100 cryptocurrencies for game access and in-game purchases.
Feb 21 2014, 6:24am
We've been quite silent lately. Mark Lane's Logs: Project H.U.M.A.N. launch has been delayed. Game is being expanded. Final target: Q1 2014
Dec 29 2013, 8:37pm
Nov 10 2013, 8:02pm
Nov 7 2013, 12:36pm
Mark finds square, white parts but doesn't know what they are for. Part of a larger system? Serious stuff? Toy? T.co
Nov 4 2013, 6:56pm
@rowan72 You'll just have to play to find out! We're not claiming fame. We're just trying to do something fun and as original as possible
Oct 22 2013, 7:24pm
Oct 22 2013, 7:17pm
@rowan72 Do these games claimed to be "forensic"? If not, Mark Lane's Logs is the "world's first" to claim it. You're taking it 2 seriously
Oct 22 2013, 7:13pm