Save the universe in this episodic comic book arcade adventure game for iOS and Android!
Alphaman must reunite his family and save the universe in...
The Adventures of Alphaman!!!
The Adventures of Alphaman is an episodic comic book arcade game for iOS and Android. The game is divided into issues; each issue will feature multiple games and story panels.
The games draw a lot from classic arcade and console games, but with a comic book story and cartoon graphics. Each game will offer a different gameplay experience. For example, one game plays like Robotron, while another is closer to Canabalt. There will be story panels connecting the games, but we have tried to tell as much of the story as possible through gameplay itself.
The artwork is being done in a simple bright colorful cartoon style. All the music comes from musicals written by Carl. We went over his back catalog of hundreds of tracks to find the perfect music to match each game.
You can listen to the full soundtrack and read the backstory at our website: http://adventuresofalphaman.com
We plan on making many issues and releasing them on a regular schedule, but for now we are starting with just the first two. We also plan on eventually releasing the game for other platforms, but the game will start out being available for iOS and Android. The first issue will be free and all issues after that will be 99 cent in-app purchases. We plan on releasing the first two issues sometime in November.
We want to involve the Kickstarter community in the development process and get as much feedback as we can before we launch the game. We were thinking of having a beta test, but we wanted to get the community involved as early as possible. It seemed only natural to have an alpha test.
Testers will be able to test all 8 games individually as they are being developed. Once we complete all the games it will transition into a more standard beta test period. If the game is successful and we start working on more issues, anyone who signs up for this will also be able to alpha test all our future issues. Testers will have access to a forum to discuss the games and give us feedback. There will also be OpenFeint leaderboards for the games allowing testers to compete against each other for high scores.
Updated 10/23: Two new t-shirt designs!
What's the money for?
Most of the cost of development thus far has been our own time, but we still have a few expenses to get the game off the ground:
- Licenses (iOS/Android Market)
- Devices (namely we want an Android device for development)
- Incorporation Fees
- Marketing (especially right after launch)
- Miscellaneous (web hosting, business cards, etc)
The more we raise, the better we can make the game. Extra funds will allow us to be able to spend more time on the project leading up to the launch and for its subsequent promotion. If we raise significantly more than our goal we can start making the third and fourth issues much earlier and release the game for other platforms sooner.
Thank you so much for your support!
And remember -- it's free! You can help us out (and play an awesome game!) by downloading it when it comes out.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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ALPHASUPPORTER - Receive an acknowledgement in the credits of the first issue and a thank you postcard in the mail.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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ALPHASWAGGER - Everything above plus an Alphaman magnet, keychain, and stickers.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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ALPHATESTER - Everything above plus you get to alpha test the game. Read the description to the left for more details.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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ALPHAFAN - Everything above plus an Alphaman t-shirt. Your choice of three designs.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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ALPHASUPERFAN - Everything above plus two huge 24"x36" posters of the covers of the first two issues.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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YOU ARE THE ALPHAMAN - Everything above plus a special acknowledgement in the credits of the second issue and an Alphaman hoodie.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011