Our goal is build and develop a cell phone / ipad app called “Max and Rex Adventure”. Featuring the characters we designed and created.
Update #5 Max & Rex Dialogue Test
One of the funnest part during the art production is coming up with the dialogues between the characters. Here are some preview to the conversations that made us laugh and giggle through the design process. Let us know what you think...
We are proud to announce that we are working with Pencil Test Studios Inc, the master animators behind the epic 16-bit video game "Earthworm Jim" to make Max and Rex's characters come to live! Check out the sneak peek of the animation test in Update #4.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Do you remember how much you were in awe by the super smooth character animation of Cool Spot, Aladdin, and of course Earth Warm Jim back from the 16 bits era? For some reason as the technology advanced in the mobile gaming world, story telling and character animation quality went out the window. Where is the mobile game that has an amusing universe and cleverly designed and animated characters?
"Max and Rex's Adventure" is a 2D action adventure mobile game with amusing stories and humorous cast of characters, with physics based mini games for the 5 main levels' bosses.
Our goal is to create a game that has:
Smoothly Animated Characters - Thanks to Pencil Test Studios Inc., the animators behind Earthworm Jim Genesis game will be leading the character animations! The sprites will be created by drawing artwork on cels, much like animated cartoons.
Unpredictable Stories and Wacky Characters - From a disgruntled mailman carried by an bald eagle, to a Sushi Chef who turns into a supernatural luchador at night - the game will keep the players entertained with nonstop jokes and surprises.
Funny Attacks and Random Items - Who would think drinking Gorilla Milk would be more powerful than eating canned spinach? If you think that's strange, wait until you experience Bobo's Flying Denture!
Amusing Enemies and Innovative Levels - Back Ally with raging dogs, Carnival with hopping Jack in the Box, Sushiya with Sashimi platforms and soysause pond... You don't know where you are ending up next!
Adventure with Physics Game Play - Linear levels with Physics based mini games for the bosses' stages.
Max and Rex are having a picnic in the park when they encounter a strange floating brain named Eugenius. They're sucked into a weird parallel world, eerily similar to the life they know, yet deeply unsettling. Max and Rex struggle through wacky themed stages and outlandish villains, but soon realize that the only way to get back home is to catch Eugenius and force him to open the portal back to their own reality!
The Starting Screen, with levels and minigames to unlock
Every week, we'll be releasing more information on Kickstarter and Facebook for each of the main levels and their bosses!
MAX - Max is a typically shy kid, but with a taste for adventure and a wild imagination. With the help of his dino buddy, Rex, they take on all sorts of mischief that makes the ordinary world so much more fun.
Max doesn't have the ability to stomp on enemies like Rex, so he has to rely on gadgets and equipment he collects over the course of the game.
Slingshot: The slingshot is Max's default weapon. It never runs out of pebbles to shoot, but it may take multiple hits to take down an enemy.
Bubble-gun: The bubble-gun shoots a stream of bubbles that lifts enemies into the air.
Electro-gun: After charging up a shot, the bolt from the Electro-gun can clear multiple enemies in a line.
REX - Rex was originally Max's dinosaur wind-up toy, but with Max's imagination he is transformed into a living dino buddy.
Hungry for food and adventure, Rex will do anything to always be by Max's side.
Rex can't operate doors or machinery, so he must often depend on Max to open the way forward.He also can't pick up weapons and items, so he relies on his size, strength, and sharp teeth to take on enemies in close quarters combat. He has the ability to bite and even devour smaller sized enemies, although players must be careful to avoid making his stomach upset!
Chomp: Rex uses his mouth to bite enemies or clear blocked paths. The attack can be used to devour smaller, edible enemies for health points.
Tail Whip: Rex uses his tail to whip enemies or deflect physical projectiles. This cannot be used on lasers or magic.
Stomp: Rex has the ability to stomp on enemies until they are defeated.
Max & Rex both have special rare powerups that make them invulnerable
for a couple seconds. Max has a "milk meter" while Rex has a "hunger meter"
Max: Gorilla Milk. Collect 10 and fill up the meter. Once Max has a full belly of gorilla milk, Max transforms into a large musclebound version of himself that can punch through anything.
Rex: Fill up Rex's hunger meter to max by eating foes to transform Rex into a monstrous T-rex that rampages through the stage. In this mode, Rex can defeat enemies by simply roaring at them in close range.
Combo Attack: When both Max and Rex's power meters are maxed out, they can co-op and perform an invincible combo attack!
We have lined up our core team of developers and designers to make this project happen and we’re aiming to launch and publish on 12/15/12. We already have the initial concept design flushed out; all we need is to raise enough operation cost to finalize the design, production and QA to launch the game successfully by the end of the year.
Who Are We?
We are C2C Studio, a small game and theme entertainment development group located in Glendale, CA - close to all things magical and creative in the entertainment industries. Over the years we have developed and led projects for many successful brands and games sold in the major retail stores, and we have finally decided to take a leap of faith to start developing our own games for the market. We are fortunate to have a board of advisers that are associated with Disney, Universal and professionals friends who are familiar and in love with toys and games to help us shape our vision.
“Max and Rex” is wacky yet fun, with cute characters that people will fall in love with, and stories along the adventure that everyone can easily follow and attach to. Our team is dedicated to the concept, and it is our core focus and desire to make it into a reality.
What makes us unique?
What separates us from the pack is our ability to operate in a cost effective manner and make fast decisions with a small team of passionate designers that have intensive experiences in storytelling, creative, gaming and entertainment industries.
Our mission is to raise the quality standards set by successful games on traditional platforms by bringing that level of excitement and game play to the mobile platform.
What we will be using the money for – why Kickstarter?
You might be wondering, “If they are designers and are connected to the game and theme park industry, why do they need our money?” During concept development we received such overwhelmingly positive feedback that we decided to do this project ourselves instead of reaching out to investors, which may resulting the art and game directions to change. By skipping all the unnecessary politics and decisions made by people wearing suits, we would be able to make the best decisions for what our audiences really love! We want to be able to make decisions based on the fans input, without jeopardizing the integrity of the characters and stories. While we have the best intention for the game, we need funding to keep the team dedicated to bring it to completion.
Your generous pledges will go towards:
• Website design.
• Polish and Improvements: Making Max and Rex as good a possible for its debut. Everything from design, animation, level design, coding and QA testing.
• Development cost for Apple, and potentially Android and Google + platform.
• ESRB rating fees, Steam application fees, other fees.
• Help us get our original music, sound effects and voice actors for all the sounds needed!
We need your help! The success of the game is depending on our fans. Thank you for any and all of the support.
The Max and Rex website can be found at www.maxandrex.com
Please feel free to voice any questions, comments or concerns to email@example.com. Our FAQ page will also be updated constantly. Please check back soon!
Follow us on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/maxandrex
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $200,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 11, 2012.
Mar 27, 2012 - May 11, 2012 (45 days)
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A great thanks from our team and the peace of mind that this adventure is on its way!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Exclusive Max and Rex Proud Backers' Desktop Wallpaper!! (of course with our great thanks!)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A free download of the game demo when it's released + All of the above!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Max and Rex Button Set (2 Buttons) and Post Card Set (2 Card) + All of the above! International backers outside of US please include $5 to your pledge for shipping. The buttons and post cards will be shipped in July while the rest of the rewards will be shipped according to the dates listed above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Limited Edition Max and Rex backers' T-shirt in your size (Unisex XS - XL) + All of the above! International backers outside of US please include $10 to your pledge for shipping. The shirt will be shipped in October while the rest of the rewards will be shipped according to the dates listed above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Limited Edition Max and Rex Poster featuring the characters from the game and a PDF version of the Max and Rex Art Book + All of the above! The Art Book includes concept sketches, character and level designs, interview with the designers, and many more! International backers outside of US please include $20 to your pledge for shipping. The poster will be shipped in October and the PDF Art Book will be sent by November, while the rest of the rewards will be shipped earlier according to the dates listed above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A Max and Rex Adventure In-game credit as a major supporter with an autographed Limited Edition Max and Rex Poster and Post Cards Set + All of the above! The In-game credit will be fulfilled when the game launch. The rest of the rewards will be shipped earlier per the dates listed above. International backers outside of US please include $20 to your pledge for shipping.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A Backers Exclusive printed Max and Rex Concept Color Art Book, autographed by the all designers + All of the above. The art book includes concept sketches, character and level designs, interviews with the designers, and many more! The art book will be shipped in November, while the rest of the rewards will be shipped earlier according to the dates listed above. International backers outside of US please include $35 to your pledge for shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Original 8 x 10 black and white sketch of Max and Rex signed by the artist + All of the above. The original sketch will be shipped by October, while the rest of the rewards will be shipped earlier according to the dates listed above. International backers outside of US please include $35 to your pledge for shipping.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Color rendered portrait of Donor (same cartoon style) with Max and Rex, signed and framed + All of the above. The high res digital file of the rendering will be delivered as well. The sketch and the renderings will be shipped by October, while the rest of the rewards will be shipped earlier according to the dates listed above.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Donor will be thanked on Max & Rex website and social media pages, and to be featured in comic strip as a character in the story published online + plus any and all of the above! The comic will be created and fulfilled by December 2012, while the rest of the rewards will be shipped earlier according to the dates listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012