Thanks for taking the time to check out our thread. We're a newly formed small indie studio from the Northwest of England, named White Paper Games. With some industry experience, we're interested in what we can do on a smaller scale focusing on solid immersive game play rather than big blockbuster graphics.
That said this will be our first game by the name of Ether. Ether is a narrative rich puzzle based game which is being built in the UDK. We currently have 4 people currently working on the project hopefully we can expand that to include an artist and 3D modeller but working unpaid isn't everyone's cup of tea! We welcome all your crits and feedback in helping us create something fun to play. I'm sure it will be a completely new experience for us all and thanks again for your interest.
Our first update is just giving you guys some content for the game so you get a good idea about what Ether is about.
ETHER is a 3rd Person action puzzle game set in the virtual mind of a woman who has just been found dead. As an Ab-Con, a program that is used to retrieve a persons final living moments, it is up to you to infiltrate the woman’s memories that are stored in a computer program named ETHER and find out how she was killed.
Using different coloured light weapons that are used to find weaknesses in the ETHER you must solve puzzles and absorb memories to trick the system into believing you are the creator, the originator of the memories, and delve deeper into an emotional and mysterious story about love, hate and hope.
“It is the mid 21st century. Information has become the greatest asset to the human race. The Internet has evolved into a new system named Cirrus, a network of cloud servers that host all of the world’s information. Computers are obsolete; replacing them is the one thing that we love the most, ourselves. High-speed telekinetic links connect our minds to Cirrus allowing us to access a billion pieces of information. Within Cirrus there is a program that is named ETHER, a place that you can store each and every one of your thoughts and memories in our own personal virtual vaults, for our sole vane use.
These vaults are named CASES and are protected by guardians, with the only access being granted to the creator. When the creator dies these CASES are stored away for only authorised people to use, here they can view selected information (by the deceased) so they can forever remember there loved ones.
Sometimes when a person that is connected to ETHER passes away under suspicious circumstance programs are sent to infiltrate the CASE to find the last memory that is stored there and find out how they died.
These programs are called AB-CONS
A lot of writing for the first post I know but hopefully that will give you a good idea about what the project is and we'll have some WiP images for you in the next post,
Thanks again for taking the time to check us out.