‘I Hope’- A Game for Social Cause Launched on Kickstarter
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles-based game studio Arconyx has launched the Kickstarter campaign for “I, Hope,” a game dedicated to a social cause.
“I, Hope” is a 3D platformer with a combat system that is easy enough for a child to understand, but complex enough for a hardcore gamer to enjoy. The gameplay centers around discovering unique abilities entrenched within magical floating islands in order to solve puzzles and defeat enemies.
The story follows Hope, a young girl whose life is turned upside down when a mysterious monster named Cancer falls from sky and lands on her island home.
“I, Hope” is being developed with the support of Anomalia, Europe’s premier animation training program. There, artists & professionals join with like-minded people to hone their skills and learn the techniques implemented by top artists from the best studios in the world.
Arconyx will develop the game and donate it in its entirety to GameChanger Charity, who will then publish and distribute the game with 100% of the profits going directly toward benefiting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
“We’ve always believed that gaming is the most powerful storytelling medium there is. The feelings and bonds created through gaming are more than just imagined; they’re real, substantial memories that can make a lasting impact on our lives. With ‘I, Hope’ we aim to create a game that captures this impact and shares it with people who need it the most.” Said Kenny Roy, Founder of Arconyx.
‘I Hope’ campaign is launched on Kickstarter.com, and has started with a positive response from the community.
You can support the game for its unique cause here – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kennyroy/i-hope-supporting-childhood-cancer-patients-and-fa
The game is being developed live 5 days a week on Twitch – www.twitch.tv/arconyx
Arconyx is a full-service animation, VFX and game development studio in Los Angeles, CA. Owner and Director Kenny Roy is an industry veteran and leader in the animation education community. Having worked on multiple feature films as an animator, Kenny provides his wealth of knowledge in animation and VFX, and strives for efficiency while still implementing the latest in technology and pipelines in the studio. | Learn more – www.arconyx.com
Anomalia is Europe’s premier animation training program. Each year, we hold a series of high-end animation (computer based) courses in Litomysl, the Czech Republic to support local artists and professionals in their struggle to constantly grow in a hard and challenging animation industry. Animators work hard and study while enjoying the lovely summer with the like-minded people and top artists from best studios in the world. | Learn more –www.anomalia.eu
Founded in 2007, GameChanger was started by entrepreneur Jim Carol after his son Taylor was diagnosed with terminal leukemia at age 11. After witnessing how video games and the kindness of strangers helped during treatment, Jim and Taylor dedicated their lives to philanthropy and created GameChanger so that they could positively impact lives across the world. | Learn more – www.gamechangercharity.org