Follow the struggle of creativity's journey through the mind of the least creative person in the world in this witty 3D Platformer.
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Once upon a time there was a man
Really, that’s it. What, you want to know more? Listen, I don’t think you understand but this guy is average incarnate: uninteresting squared, mediocre personified, just plain BORING. I mean here’s a guy who never got picked first for kickball and never got picked last, always dead center. If an odd number of people were playing, he would be the umpire, and even then he didn’t yell when he made calls. I apologize for making it sound like this guy is actually joyless enough to be deserving of pity or at all interesting because, honest to God, he is not. Take it from me; I had to live with the guy for years.I know what you're thinking: is there ANYTHING interesting about this guy? Well, there IS this one thing.
It was a thought, but not just any thought. This was the first genuine creative spark in crevice of a consciousness. There are plenty of primal urges, basic history facts, memories of childhood experiences, and things of that nature in this guy’s head already, but this thought was special. It was a true idea that had spawned within his own skull, a miracle, a flower spontaneously blooming on the moon. Teams of scientists could study it with multimillion dollar lab equipment and never determine if it actually exists.So this thought, let’s call him The Idea, is already an outlier, but now, he has to make himself known to our guy. He has to escape this guy’s abyss of a subconscious and make himself known, maybe even have an effect, all while shooting bad thoughts, solving puzzles and trying to break through this guy's brain.What happens next?
Well that, my attentive and patient friend, is where you come in. Help The Idea through the labyrinth of dull subconscious to the vastness of consciousness. More importantly, help us to make Thoughts? a reality .Any questions? I'll do my best to answer.
Thoughts? is a 3D platformer set inside the mind of the least-creative person on Earth. You, The Idea, are tasked with defeating other evil and/or distracting thoughts and navigating your way through several different levels in order to make yourself a conscious thought.
The concept arose when I was trying to think of an idea for a game to make and I felt like I just couldn't stop being distracted by meaningless distractions I imagined a creative thought getting stuck.
The game play for Thoughts? is based around the dots that follow behind The Idea. The main function is to hurt enemies by shooting them out of him. When enemies die they also leave behind a dot upgrade that changes what the dot does, adding status effects, power, or even allowing them to break through walls.
The world of Thoughts? will be imaginative and funny, with various levels based off the different sections of the brain, for instance at the beginning of the game you start at the instinctual animal part of the game and should bring back memories of the great 3d platformers of the n64 era.
The Main Characters
Smart, powerful, and naive he works his way through this game to the end based solely on good luck, good timing, and smart friends.
The Goomba of this game quick and weak he makes the perfect base class to continue on his dastardly ways
Academia “Nerd” Thought
Cynical and quick witted he will help you through any situation - although not without making a jab about why you are there in the first place.
UTP (or Urge To Pee)
The Ranged enemy very sluggish dull but watch out because he is always willing to get in a quick shot
How We Are Funding
Your donations will be used to make Thoughts? the best game it can be. The first thing we need are licenses for Unity3d pro, as well as Autodesk Maya. After that the money will be used to fund a sound director to turn this into something amazing, as well as all the legalities such as copyrights. All extra funds will be used to increase the quality of this game to ensure for better content and more of it. This project and its team are fully committed to its success and release. We are a young team, yes, but that does not mean we don’t work as hard at what we do or care any less about it. We plan on meeting our goal and delivering the best possible product. This is not just for fun or just something to work on in our spare time, it is a job that we plan on doing and doing well. We can do it, but not alone. We need you: the backers.
We ask you to come with us and work towards something special, to help a group of ambitious youths make a video game of which everyone involved - both the producers and backers - can be proud.
It Will be available on Mac, Linux, and Windows machines.
pledged of $11,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 9, 2012.
Jul 13, 2012 - Aug 9, 2012
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