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Guardian
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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One for the Future
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Guardian

A young girl coming back home to find her parents fighting. She takes her favorite stuffed animal and runs up the stairs right into her own dream world where everything is possible. Her stuffed friend floats off as she levitates into the sky. Her friend returns as her big Guardian, taking her to wherever she want's to go...



Story

We follow this girl and her Guardian through three stages of her young life.


Innocence
As a five year old you don't have much to worry about. You will come across many obstacles that will block your path. But there's always someone to help you overcome these obstacles. And even when there's one too big for you to take on, you'll just wander off into your own imagination.

Rebellion
As a sixteen year old, everything seems like a big hurdle. Everything is thrown at you whilst trying to go your own way. You'll think you've made it, but you actually haven't yet. You will rebel against all sorts of authority and every sign of help. You're on your own whilst confronting your biggest fears.

Acceptance
As a twenty-one year old you sometimes feel at piece with yourself. There are still a lot of hurdles to take, but most of them feel like old friends and don't require much effort. You don't need much help whilst spreading your own wings.



Game

The game is actually more an interactive story. Made by three artists in a very short amount of time (a matter of just a few weeks), there was never a plan to implement gameplay. But as the project evolved, some choices were made. One of them was implementing some gameplay.
These three stages were chosen to represent the first part of a life, wich could be upgraded or downgraded in size at any time, due to the time constraints.

We-Three did an amazing job so far on creating and developing this game. With the help of Dennis Verbuijs, and the guys from Creepy Octopus (Marco Beekman, Jop Knaapen) we were able to implement the gameplay and even some Mo-Cap. Please visit their website to see their awesome project Erida! http://creepyoctopus.com/


*The game you see here is in the Alpha stage: all the main elements are in place, but this isn't representing final game quality. This is version is made in just a few weeks.




For more information please visit We-Three's Facebook page or http://nutsstudios.com/ to play our demo!





© WE-THREE AND NUTS STUDIOS, 2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Nøkkenbuer Aug 15, 2013 @ 9:46pm 
Child Schizophrenia: The Game

Seriously, though, it seems interesting. Do some graphics work and you may have yourself a game with a chance.
WTF | Hydrodjent Jul 24, 2013 @ 11:34am 
looks like some n64 shit
Zeigon Jul 9, 2013 @ 10:08am 
Of course i'm not saying that this is the same game. I just mentioned the resemblance in some points.
I like your idea and the whole concept in general :)
FlippyMcTwist Jul 8, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
looks good nice concept keep it up :)
Nuts Studios  [author] Jul 6, 2013 @ 12:32am 
@Zeigon: There are some overlaying themes. We unfortunately never heard of Papo & Yo before your comment. So the similarity is pure coinsedence.

We focus on a normal girl that struggles with the challenges around her and uses her imagination to escape those problems. That means that the girl will escape less to her imagination as she grows older untill the game ends when she turns 21. The focus lies more on the line between reality and fantasy than just the fantasy part.
Zeigon Jul 5, 2013 @ 8:03am 
Isn't this concept kind of similar to Papo & Yo?
xSnow74 Jul 3, 2013 @ 6:35am 
Nice concept, i want to see it.
Nuts Studios  [author] Jul 2, 2013 @ 2:35am 
Thank you very much for your support and feedback.

Our goal was to come up with a concept that would deliver a story that wasn't really done before in Gaming. We've made Guardian with three artists (and a little bit of help) in just a few weeks as a graduation project.

At the moment production lies dorment untill we have time to finish Guardian. But you can follow us on Facebook where we will announce more about the game and when the full game (so far) will be playable.
Dain Bramaged Jul 1, 2013 @ 2:52pm 
I find the concept pretty interesting and am curious to see where this game goes. The models do need work along with what look to be certain elements of graphics and gameplay, but I know the game is in the early stages of development. I shall follow the progress! Good luck!
AustNerevar Jun 26, 2013 @ 8:52pm 
I really really want to see this.