**Skyward Theory has been in the works by myself since 2016, but only recently has been pushed into a small spotlight. It has been fully written and now it had a small team working hard on it to make it into a reality; and things are starting to take picture. The main team is complete, however there may be a space for someone with skills in cinematograhy (sequencer) and Particles (Cascade/Niagara) and a general skillset who can speed things along a little more.
Below I will include the GDD synopsis. Take a look if you’re interested and if you appreciate the concept, I will leave below my email address for you to contact me on and perhaps we can discuss your involvement.**
In 2022, a calamity ravages the planet, brought forth by a long forgotten species of ages past. In the midst of this devestation; the remaining 0.00001% of humanity continue to fight for survival to maintain their place in the world.
A form of unknown radiation which enveloped the planet during the event caused most of the animals and wildlife to mutate into creatures nothing more than monsters; much of humanity included. However, a short time later, some of the survivors of humanity acquired the ability to manipulate this radiation, which remained partially in their DNA. These people became known as the “blessed” and regarded highly in the new societies, which have begun re-building their lives. The lingering radiation from the event quickly solidified into types of rock which the blessed can utilise; and abilities akin to the “magic” of fantasy to begin to develop.
However, another type of people were also created during this event. Due to the air pollution created by humanity in the past millennia, it had made the atmosphere toxic to these organisms, who quickly discovered this could be resolved through bodily infestation of a suitable host – preferably human. Often, the organism would consume host form the inside and take control of the body. However, sometimes the host would remain in control. Over time, an equilibrium is often found, although the balance can be precarious. These people became known as Symbiotes, and shunned by most societies due to their predicament for the security of their society, even though their mind is unaffected; in reality they are still the same person they always were.
Early in the development of the new societies, one of the larger nations, Altaire, began to form a military power. Dedicated to bringing peace, they protected the citizens from monsters within the city, eventually extending to a perimeter outside of the city itself. Over time and with success and prosperity, a new division was formed regarding the “neutralisation” of Symbiotes, regardless of lack of manifestation or crime; indiscriminately, in the name of seeking a peaceful, worldwide society.
14 months have passed since the cataclysmic event. Taking the perspective of a young Symbiote named Remy, witness his life as it is turned upside down beginning with the invasion of Oraten - the place he has called home for the past year - by Altaire. Follow Remy from the beginning as he, his younger sister Kay and two friends, Leon and Hannah, must relocate to the nearest village. This simple journey becomes the beginning of a much larger quest of discovery when Kay and Hannah are able to take the specific transport to this village while and Remy and Leon must make their way on foot - but a poor decision lands them in hot water from the Imperial Army. While Leon is lost from escaping persuit by the military and Remy must travel alone, a chance meeting with a fellow symbiote who is searching for his brother helps him find his way back to his friend and sister, which then leads Remy to the opportunity to see more of the new world he has been thrown into by travelling with this new friend to help him find his brother. Leaving his younger sister in the care of a relative, he travels with this man and his friend, Hannah, and together they learn more about the world; the beauty and the evil.
However, when the Altisian Military kidnap Kay for her special power - who hope to harness it to save the world at the potential cost of her life - Remy then goes on a mission to rescue her, becoming thrust into the middle of a struggle of military might and a dedicated resistance faction, regular fights on the road with the new monsters that inhabit the land and also the harder fight with the monsters within himself; one that melded with him on a cellular level and the other which develops as part of his own psyche through his harsh experiences - all the while continuing to forge his path and rescue his sister: even if that means forsaking some of his beliefs along the way. To him, his sister comes before himself, and before the world.
With new companions and friends by his side, Remy must learn to survive harsh environments, comprehend the reality of war, betrayal and heartbreak and discover the truth of the world they live in, understanding first-hand love and loss, and also that sometimes sacrifices must happen to save the ones he loves; but despite this, will he make it in time to save her?
What I am looking for:
- Musicians for a soundtrack
Qualifications are preferred but not necessary. If I consider a person capable or even with a good sense of enthusiasm and a decent amount of UE4 knowledge, they will be fairly considered. I’m looking people who can work as a team, communicate together and are available.
I would like to state outright this is not a basic or small game: This is a full storyline with gameplay (which has all already been written). Please consider this level of depth before applying.
As Director and co-ordinator, I will work closely alongside the team in all aspects, as I dedicate a full 14 hours mininum per day to this project.
If you are interested enough to have made it to the bottom of this, perhaps you’re willing to go one step further and send me an email? Even if you dont have the specialisations I have listed above, there may still be a way for you to contribute. Contact me to find out if there is a space for you!