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Paradise Lost: First Contact

A project in Gijón, Spain by Asthree Works

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Take the role of an alien plant and escape from a hostile scientific facility, full of secrets and dangerous experiments.
Backers: 5953
Average Pledge Per Backer: $24

Funded: $144,960 of $70,000
Dates: Nov 1st -> Dec 1st (30 days)
Project By: Asthree Works
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Latest News

Paradise Lost Expands in Scope, Gets Delayed.

October 2nd - via:
Paradise Lost: First Contact, by Spanish indie game development studio Ashtree Works, was double funded on Kickstarter in December of 2013 and featured a December 2014 release date. (Read More)

QOTW – 5/4 – Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Games

May 4th - via:
What crowdfunded game are you most looking forward to? (Read More)

Enol Martinez Discusses Paradise Lost: First Contact

April 17th - via:
I recently had the pleasure to interview Enol Martinez from Asthree Works about Paradise Lost: First Contact, a side-scrolling platformer game about an Alien Plant trying to escape a research facility filled with puzzles, explosions, and lots of science-fiction references. (Read More)

Inside the G.E.R. Laboratories: First Contact

April 4th - via:
“The greatest finding of all time.” The leech in the lab coat was approaching my tube, alongside him an unfamiliar face. “A new form of Photosynthetic life.” he points towards in my direction, his prized possession. Absolutely disgusting. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie, December 2013: Squeaking by

January 3rd - via:
As the weeks go by, the video game crowdfunding space appears to be under a shift of sorts. December 2013 saw the second-lowest total amount of dollars raised by gaming projects ($2,331,061) in the last seven months, since we began tracking such data. Unlike September 2013's $2,211,975 raised, backers in December managed to fund 40 projects, the second-highest number of successful projects in, again, the past seven months. (Read More)

Check Out These Space-Themed Kickstarter Updates For Wii U

December 2nd - via:
Narwhals....In Spaaaaaceeee! Anyone who's grown a tad disinterested in military shooters and sports licenses can usually look to Kickstarter for some titles with genuine creativity and unabashed weirdness. The latest multiplayer title looking for funding on Wii U, PS4 and PC can be summed up as 'a war between narwhals fought among the stars', so...yeah. This is definitely something different. (Read More)

New gameplay video! + Secret chapter achieved and more

November 30th - via:
Almost theeeeere! Only 24 hours left, so let's move this a little bit and have more people knowing about the project. And cause you deserve it, we bring you a new gameplay video! Here you can take a look on the different things you can do to face a... (Read More)

Reddit AMA Saturday 11/30 + info about the lovely Shantae!

November 28th - via:
Hi kickstarters! Reddit AMA this SaturdayJust 69 hours left and we want to announce an "Ask me anything", AMA on Reddit! It's an open session of questions and answers and we hope that all of you will be there! You can see it here:... (Read More)

Moves from Paradise! The animation process + indie shoot out

November 26th - via:
Today we bring you a video with the making of the run animation for Subject W. In the first plant schemes we started drawing the tentacle-roots one by one, but now with the practice most of the time they're made in one layer. The squidy moves... (Read More)

Localization reached! + New song and signed stuff

November 25th - via:
Another goal! Now we can make a professional localization of the game to different languages. We also think that is important for you to understand why this goal is one of the firsts and the amount that we asked for. We know that making new content... (Read More)

Tier changes & indie report 2! Dino run 2, Interstellaria, Bloom:Memories & Stasis

November 23rd - via:
Hi fellows! First of all, you may noticed that the quantity of some tiers has changed. We decreased the physical tiers significantly so if you want one, don't miss it! Share, share, share!We need your help to spread our project into the social... (Read More)

New Humble Paypal option!

November 22nd - via:
You asked for it and we hear you! If you’re interested to donate outside Kickstarter now you can pledge for the game and some add-ons in Paradise Lost Paypal web. We prepared different bundles to choose from: Paradise Lost: First Contact - Bronze... (Read More)

85k funded! Achievements for everyone + OUYA!

November 21st - via:
Yessss! Another goal reached! With this amount we can spend more time making new awesome challenges that gamers could resolve through the adventure. Think of them as enigmas, similar of the one's from Batman: Arkham... you will have to break your... (Read More)

You ready? Hyper Light Drifter - Paradise Lost crossover!!!

November 20th - via:
"Meanwhile at the Bioarma area, a group of engineers have developed a new armor, the Drifter, connected to a high tech helmet that expands the reflects and abilities of the user within an exoskeleton. But during the tests with humans something went... (Read More)

Paper diorama and the signed handmade drawing

November 19th - via:
Hi folks! Today we bring you more images about physical rewards. Here it's the paper diorama that comes printed with the Biotech edition. This and two more dioramas are included in digital format with the Exodus ed. (you can print it and cut/fold it... (Read More)

Indie report! Dyscourse, The Escapists and... a free game?

November 18th - via:
How are u doing backers? Today we post this to talk about other interesting projects that are now on Kickstarter. As long as other experienced studios promoted our adventure, we think that it's good for those campaigns that are currently on... (Read More)

Take a look to some physical rewards + the Paradise T-shirt!

November 17th - via:
At last! Here we brought to you a sneak peak with the things that will be included in some physical tiers of Paradise Lost. For the BIOTECH edition comes the case with the special sleeve, game disc and the retro manual included in the box. The box... (Read More)

A fully backed Kickstarter based on the story of a plant specimen. Paradise Lost: First Contact.

November 17th - via:
It’s as if the makers of Astree Works have zoomed in on every detail for their game Paradise Lost: First Contact (PL:FC) – not just the pixels. The game has the rather quirky concept of making you live the role of action hero – as pixelated alien plant. Combined with a captivating cinematic feel on the other hand, this game promises to be a refreshing experience. (Read More)

Extraterrestrial puzzle-platformer Paradise Lost to invade Steam, Wii U

November 15th - via:
Alien-on-the-run sim Paradise Lost: First Contact proved a breakout hit on Kickstarter, after achieving its $70,000 goal in under half its allotted time. In Paradise Lost you play as a tentacled test subject from another world, using your telekinetic powers to break out of a pixelated Earth research lab. The concept caught the attention of more than 3000 backers who ensured the puzzle-platformer is coming to Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux in fall 2014. Not only is the game confirmed for those platforms, it's definitely on the way to Wii U too. (Read More)

Paradise Lost: First Contact surpasses Kickstarter goal

November 14th - via:
Paradise Lost: First Contact, Asthree Works' stealthy platformer starring a sentient alien plant, surpassed its Kickstarter goal today. (Read More)

We are funded! Paradise Lost becomes a reality!

November 13th - via:
Hey Paradise backers, after 13 days of campaign we reached our first goal and we only have words of gratitude to all of you, so here's a big THANK YOU!This couldn't be possible without your help, so keep in mind that this game it's happening because... (Read More)

Paradise on Wii U, new stretch goals and... multiplayer!!?

November 13th - via:
You want it? You got it! We are going to develop Paradise Lost: First Contact on Wii U! After some time thinking about it, we listened you and we have decided to bring Paradise Lost to Nintendo. We are making a huge effort with this but you deserve... (Read More)

We are Greenlit!! + Add-ons!

November 12th - via:
Paradise Lost is on Steam Greenlight  Guys we are Greenlit in just 13 days! So thanks to all of you for the votes. Now our game will be released on Steam... And you know what it means? Keys for everyone! Remember, you will receive a Steam key with... (Read More)

Kickstarter Watch: Paradise Lost: First Contact - The Metroidvania of Extraterrestrial Proportions

November 12th - via:
"Of Man’s First Disobedience, and the Fruit | Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste | Brought Death into the World, and all our woe..." The connoisseurs of classic literature amongst you may have recognised one of the classic quotations from Paradise Lost, the 17th century epic poem by John Milton that tells the origin story of Satan and his temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. (Read More)

Kickstarter project Paradise Lost: First Contact puts a twist on a classic alien cliche

November 12th - via:
It’s a classic sci-fi cliché. An alien lands on earth, scientists capture and try to study it, the alien escapes, humans try to survive after stuff inevitably happens. Spanish game studio Ashtree Works wants to give this cliché some new life with a new project, Paradise Lost: First Contact, by putting the player in the role of the alien. (Read More)

Art Explosion! Sketches and game notes

November 11th - via:
Hi everyone! Today we brought you some sketches from the conception of Paradise Lost. Since the beginning we looked for a natural and organic design, running away from the typical humanoid alien. From that point, we had the need of create a simple... (Read More)

Paradise fan kit, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter

November 8th - via:
Hi Kickstarters! Do you wanna help us spread the word? Now it's easier with our fan kit! You can download it here or in the FAQ section. Create everything you want and post it on forums, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr... Just use your imagination! Also,... (Read More)

Octodad comes to Paradise!

November 8th - via:
Yes, it’s for real! We talked to Young Horses Inc. and they love the idea of including Octodad as an unlockable skin for the game.  (These images are a joke but who knows, maybe we could add some crazy stuff in the final version) The skin and a... (Read More)

Game copies, Greenlight and plant suits!

November 7th - via:
Hey there!  In the last days, we are getting some questions about the copies of the game that people will receive. To get things clear, beyond $9 you'll have Paradise Lost on PC, Mac and Linux plus Steam keys for this versions (if we get Greenlit).... (Read More)

Mark of the Plant, Plant-O-Dad and more

November 6th - via:
Hi lovely Kickstarters! We noticed that a lot of people are saying that Paradise Lost looks like Mark of the Ninja (or even that it's a copy). That's curious because none of the members of Asthree Works played MotN! But we love that they compare... (Read More)

Paradise Lost: First Contact is like Deus Ex starring a squid

November 6th - via:
Destroying all humans isn't an especially novel concept anymore with games like Mutant Blobs Attack, Katamari Damacy, and well, Destroy All Humans making the rounds in recent years, but Spanish developer Asthree Works' Kickstarter project Paradise Lost: First Contact eschews the usual comic vibe of these anti-homo sapien jaunts in favour of emulating a more serious horror movie, only where you get to play as the extraterrestrial threat. (Read More)

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November 5th - via:
These seven projects are bringing exciting new game ideas to the table, if they can just raise the Kickstarter funds. (Read More)

Become an alien on the run in retro-inspired Paradise Lost: First Contact

November 4th - via:
Puzzle platformer/telekinetic alien simulator Paradise Lost: First Contact is up now on Kickstarter, and unlike its creepy-crawly protagonist, it's hit the ground running. Asthree Works' debut game is fast approaching the halfway mark for its $70,000 goal, and that's after just three days of funding. (Read More)

Better To Reign in Pixels With Paradise Lost

November 4th - via:
A new Kickstarter project blew up over the weekend, taking in over $31,000 against a target of $70,000, not bad. Paradise Lost : First Contact is the tale of an alien life form being taken into a research facility and how the facility’s scientists and soldiers deal with the alien’s inevitable escape. The twist here is that in Paradise Lost the player controls the alien, not some run and gun solider. (Read More)

Paradise Lost: First Contact Could Come to Wii U With Kickstarter Funding

November 3rd - via:
Kickstarer has allowed for gamers to control what comes to their systems in an interesting way as of late, and now another Wii U potential game has become available. Paradise Lost: First Contact is the latest game to have Wii U capabilities, as long as the funding hits $250,000 by the deadline of December 1st, 2013. (Read More)

Let's-a go! About Wii U dev and your loveable support!!!

November 2nd - via:
Some of you have been commented that our stretch goal for Wii U is too high and even that it's a bad habit on Kickstarter projects. We are developing the game on Unity and this could make things easy to port it to another platforms, but we have to... (Read More)

IT'S OVER 9000!!! Release platforms, Steam keys, developing and more

November 1st - via:
The main reason for doing this update was to make the animation of Dragon Ball according to the money raised. With this said, let's talk about the important stuff. Platforms Some of you are asking about releasing the game on Xbox but it depends on... (Read More)

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