The Red Queen of Oz: A Graphic Novel, a Game, a Kickstarter and a Kickathon
Something has gone wrong in the Land of Oz!
December 14, 2012 - The Red Queen of Wonderland is searching for something and she will stop at nothing to get it. After having terrorized and laid waste to Wonderland, she has now set her sights on a new target: Oz!
It's up to two young girls who know the lands and their people quite well to stop her!
There's Dorothy, a spunky young girl used to life on a farm who was whisked away to the Land of Oz once before, but who hasn't been back in years.
And Alice, a well-mannered and intelligent girl who navigated the curious and nonsensical Wonderland to find her way home.
Together with some old friends of theirs, the two must work together to stop the nefarious plans of the Red Queen! It's up to them to liberate Oz from the Red Queen's tyranny, and restore Wonderland to its rightful state.
Based on the classic books “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, “The Red Queen of Oz” is a graphic novel by Perpetual Games' own Bryan Wiegele and Simon Rosati. This book was made possible by generous backers on KickStarter who pledged $18.087 to help fund the production of this book.
But there's more to “The Red Queen of Oz” than just the book!
From Perpetual Games comes a bigger, grander adventure through the lands of Oz and Wonderland:
“The Red Queen of Oz: Two Fates”
Help Dorothy and Alice on their adventure, going beyond the graphic novel and exploring more of Oz and Wonderland! You can assist Alice with solving the many puzzles and curious obstacles that separate her and Dorothy from the Red Queen! You can aid Dorothy in leading her and her friends in combat against the Red Queen's forces! You decide whether to tackle the Red Queen Alice's way, or Dorothy's way!
This game will be comprised of navigation, inventory, and logic puzzles as well as turn-based combat. Perpetual Games presents its exclusive “Play your way” system which gives players the option to play the game as an adventure game without engaging in the turn-based combat, as a role playing game focusing on the turn-based combat or any mixture of the two game styles! This option for customization will let players indulge in their favorite aspects of the game all while maintaining the overall progression narrative and delivering a satisfying adventure!
But it's up to the public to determine whether this game gets made or not!
On December 10th, 2012, Perpetual Games kicked off the campaign to raise the development budget for “The Red Queen of Oz: Two Fates,” the third-person point-and-click adventure game offering players the unique “Play Your Way” option. The campaign is currently live on Kickstarter and is running for 45 days until January 25th, 2013. The funding goal is $40,000 to make the game possible, and in return, Perpetual Games is offering plenty of rewards for backers including copies of the upcoming graphic novel that was made possible thanks to KickStarter and the public!
This isn't Perpetual Games’ first video game release either. Their previous release was the casual puzzle title, “’dillos” for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. Perpetual Games' founder, Bryan Wiegele, has also been in the video game industry for 17 years, having worked on the Command & Conquer games with Westwood Studios, on the zany 3D platform adventure Whiplash with Crystal Dynamics, and created the Delaware St. John series of adventure games. Recently, ‘dillos reached the #1 position for Brain Teaser games in November, 2012 on bigfishgames.com. Learn some more about Perpetual Games' other works and its people at the following websites:
There's still more news too! Perpetual Games has been invited to participate in the 2nd cycle of the brand new Kick-A-Thon hosted by Jeff McCord, creator of the classic Commodore 64 game “Sword of Fargoal” and who recently succeeded with funding the creation of “Sword of Fargoal 2” via KickStarter! We will be appearing in on Friday, December 14th, 2012 from 6:00-6:30 PM EST / 3:00-3:30 PST! We'll be talking more about The Red Queen of Oz: Two Fates so check us and Kick-A-Thon out this upcoming Friday and Saturday! For additional details, you can find them at the Kick-A-Thon website and social network pages here: