Doom comes to all who live in the Pixelverse. Closely Guarded by a faceless menace, a large crack in the sky slowly consumes the land. In towns like Old Meta, the inhabitants drink and gamble away their final days waiting for the end to come. Precious few hold on to a hope that the Jengo, an outlander destined to avert this crisis, will hurry up and get on with the job of saving the world...
Meanwhile, in a completely different world, a disgruntled gaming prodigy called Jeff seeks a new challenge. He heads off to the local Game Mart seeking his destiny. What he doesn't know yet is that two worlds are about to collide.
Tonight, Jeff must postpone the Apocalypse!
Jengo is an old school point and click adventure game inspired by the golden era of the genre.
“Well... There’s this fella that’s into games, so into games that he brushes Contra aside without losing a life, knows exactly where the secret passages are and where the loot is stashed without even phoning a hint line. A man from another time. A time before every gamer tried to be a streamer, a forum troll know-it-all or indie developer... A time when gaming was about gaming... This is a story about an old school gamer lost in modern times. His name is Jeff.
Elsewhere, beyond the realm of the real world, is a lonely place at the edge of the Pixelverse called ‘Old Meta’. A dumping ground for the Nobody-folk who were almost somebody - but have long lost their dreams at a drinking hole in the middle of the desert. Little did they know is that all they needed was a hero... Sadly, considering the nature of forgotten places, no such hero ever came by, so they’ll have to settle on a gamer instead.”
Holy Moly, we're nearing 25%!! After only 48 hours, you smashed all of our expectations, picked up the bits, attached them to a tiny little rocket and fired them up the sky! $34.570 after two days into our public campaign, we are immensely grateful!
We're not quite out of the woods, yet, as we have still to cover 75% in the next 35 days. We had a strong start and fully intend on capitalizing on it!
So what's the deal with the first stretch goal ?
You know of voice acting - everyone knows about voice acting! - but why is it important for Jengo to get voice acting?
Well first of all, there are *a lot* of jokes in the game that might lose some impact if they weren't voiced. We *could* add italics everywhere - or infer some jokes with hyphens, of all things - animate the character winking at you, the player, every time he says something funny (wouldn't that be great?), but we figured the most understated and delectable way to go was to give this crazy cast of deviant characters proper voices.
Nothing like the sound of flabby, throaty flesh resonating at the rhythm of the tongue; nothing like the raspy voice of seasoned voice-acting veterans who know how to speak from the bottom of their beverage-filled bellies; or so we think.
That is why we need the additional monies. To make you laugh. With sound.
But also... we want to make you vibrate... with songs and music!
Thanks a lot for your support, dear backers!
A New Challenger appears! Tongue-in-cheek funk-a-delic Point & Click galore! Get your brain on fire with Jengo!
A Point & Click in the purest old-school tradition. Help former gaming prodigy Jeff to save the Pixelverse from the Faceless Menace by backing it on FIG...