Hey everyone! We would like to announce an indie game in development inspired by a personal project by one of our staff, Jessica Fong, from a couple years ago. It started with a few sketches, which then lead to a collection of illustrations, and now a game which is being brought to life with Jumpbutton Studio. Announcing Keeper and the Soldier! (KATS for short)
Some of you may have seen some of my early illustrations when this was still a personal project if you followed my social networks. I wonâ€t go into much detail, but the characters and work were explorations in representing, a sort of visual dialogue with myself, personal hardships that I was scared or in denial of. I kept more of the private info and creative process regarding the artwork to myself and a small group of others; I thought it was something I would just explore in my own time. But since having been reached out to and supported by peers (personally and professionally), Iâ€m looking forward to turning this personal project into something new with others and curious to see what players will take away from it~
We have a lot planned and Iâ€m excited to see where it goes!
Keeper and the Soldier is a mix of 3D/2D, stealth platformer from Jumpbutton Studio about a lonely young girl, destined to live a soldierâ€s life, who finds something beautiful in a world ravaged by never-ending war and a connection deeper than she ever thought possible. A forgotten guardian of the past, desperate and dying, puts its fate into the hands of the wandering child. Their bond sends them on a journey to preserve history.
Youâ€ll explore a rich and beautiful immersive world with a forgotten past and collect clues to its origins.
Stealth through guarded areas using abilities and the environment to your advantage. Go from pushing blocks and throwing stones to holographic powers of manipulation and deception as you explore and outwit your foes. Experience a touching tale of companionship told through two characters with no one left to turn to but each other.
If you are interested in being a part of this project (we also love hearing feedback and questions!), please feel free to send us a message here: firstname.lastname@example.org