Tiny Kingdoms is an RPG tactical battle game featuring a guest game designer - you!
***All backers will have EARLY ACCESS to the game as soon as our Kickstarter campaign has ended successfully!***
Through this Kickstarter campaign, you will not just be helping to fund this project, you will be helping us create it! We want to reinvent the game design process, and change what it means to be a funder. You will receive game updates, dev diaries and partake in polls which will determine the nature of future game assets.
Set in an epic fantasy world, your goal in Tiny Kingdoms is to become the King’s next heir. With the help of a small group of heroes, you will need to think strategically as you battle your way to the top of the ranks to earn great riches. You’ll need to train your heroes through battles, upgrade their equipment, unlock new pets, and become the most honourable fighting team in the Tiny Kingdoms. Through the collection of in-game currency, you will be able to purchase unique characters, additional content, speed up the upgrading process and increase play time.
The game is equal parts RPG, battles, crafting and upgrades. We will support iOS Devices (iPhone 4s+, iPad2+) and Facebook.
The funding for this Kickstarter is being used to take the single player version of the game to the finish line. We would also love the opportunity to add co-operative multiplayer and PvP versions!
Video Update 1 - Character Stats
Fight Epic Battles
The battle system is quite in depth, but the basic goal is to defeat the opponent before they defeat you! Each level will present its own unique battle challenges. For example, you may need to complete the battle in a limited number of turns, or avoid dangerous fire pits.
As with other games, characters can get burnt-out or tired throughout the course of battle. Each character is given a 'cooldown' period. When a character attacks, the cooldown is activated. They will reach a point where they are unable to perform attacks until their cooldown period is complete. Choose your players wisely so you can compensate for this!
Additionally, battle teams will share 'mana'. This is basically an energy pool, but adds a unique strategy layer to gameplay. You will need to make some strategic decisions regarding the use of mana such as using the mana to heal a vital character or using the mana to cast a devastating attack on an opponent. Each character contributes to the mana pool, but may do so to varying degrees so it is important to consider this when forming your party!
There are four options to consider in battle: attack, cast a spell, call on a a pet, or swap character places. It is up to you how to best benefit your team!
Level Up Your Heroes
Heroes in the game have the ability to level up a total of 25 times. When you level up your hero, you will gain a skill point. Upgrades are available on armour and also your pet sidekicks!
Collect all the Pets
Every hero will come with two pets, with the ability to collect more. Each pet ranges from cute to freakin' awesome, and will help strengthen the hero's battle performance. Some pets have special abilities such as healing power or protection, while others may just sit there (but look damn good while doing so).
Be a Game Designer!
The ultimate goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to redefine what it means to be a funder. We want to tighten the loop between developers and players, making the relationship much more dependable and stronger. Ultimately, we want to make the game our players want to play, and more importantly, we want to encourage them to get involved in the design process. If you help fund Tiny Kingdoms, we will give you the opportunity to join our team as an honorary game designer. You will have exclusive access to perks such as dev diaries, the chance to come join in on design meetings, and an ongoing say in upcoming content.
Okay... time to talk Rewards!
Explanation of Buddy Tier Rewards
We are all about sharing the love with friends! That's why we introduced the Buddy Reward System. The intent behind these tiers is to let you get in-game currency for a friend at a discounted price. They get currency, and you get a friend to enjoy TK with - everyone wins! Here's a chart explaining exactly what you get for each pledge amount.
Our stretch goals are available on tiers of $45 or more. This chart contains the details!
Since 2011, Big Viking Games has been committed to developing games with a focus on creating passionate fans through high-quality content. Today, the company is a leading HTML5 mobile game development studio. Through their unwavering commitment to excellence, passion for technology and drive to create an incredible user experience, Big Viking Games productions have been enjoyed by over 30 million players worldwide. For more information, visit www.bigvikinggames.com
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Video games are complex, especially when dealing with a complicated language like HTML5. As part of our mantra, we work hard to ensure our content is of the highest quality. This a challenge which requires a great amount of time to overcome.
However, working with a team which has 10+ years of experience building casual and sophisticated games, we are more than ready to meet this challenge head-on. As you have seen through the video and trailer, we have already built most of the big and risky gameplay systems such as crafting, multiplayer, battle movements, cross-platforming capabilities etc. That being said, there is still a lot of work to do, but because we have such a talented team behind this product who have already put forth such great content, we are confident that we can deliver a fully completed, top-quality game on schedule.
Tiny Kingdoms is a free-to-play game. Don't let in-game currency confuse you. The in-game currency exists as a way to speed things up or gain early access to some things. However, it is possible to get everything in the game for free just by playing, it just might take longer.
This excludes unique characters. For example, we may offer one-off Santa characters around Christmas which can only be purchased with in-game currency. HOWEVER! In-game currency can also be earned through gameplay so you don't necessarily have to dish out the big bucks for these items!!
It seems like the only backer levels that will "co-create" the game are the Gold ones, $1000 or above. Is this true?
The higher tiers get different rewards for funding and yes, they include the chance to name and design characters or enemies.
But, ANYONE who funds will be an honorary game developer for Tiny Kingdoms. From getting your name in the credits to participating in surveys to determine future assets, as a funder you are now a co-creator regardless of your spend!
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Mon-ayy! You will receive $7 worth of in-game currency. You will also receive a bronze badge beside your name so you can brag about being an early supporter!Estimated delivery:
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Buddy System. 25 in-game currency for you! Got a special friend? Okay, 5 for them! PLUS, early forum access and a bronze badge beside your name.Estimated delivery:
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PERMANENT XP Boost, Wizard & Game Credit. Receive a 5% XP boost forever and ever, as well as seeing your name in the game credits and a Wizard Character! 40 in-game credits for you, 10 for a friend, early forum access, and a bronze badge.Estimated delivery:
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!!! SUPER SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL !!! The first 50 people will pay only $37 for everything in the $45 tier!!!!Estimated delivery:
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! The first 100 people will receive everything from the $45 tier for only $40!Estimated delivery:
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Kick Face, Kickass Art! Receive exclusive Kickstarter character Kick Face and the TK Digital Artbook! PLUS, the Wizard character, a permanent 10% XP boost, 60 in-game credits, 15 for a friend, early forum access, your name in credits and a bronze badge. STRETCH GOALS START HERE!Estimated delivery:
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!!! SUPER SPECIAL EARLY BIRD SPECIAL !!! The first 50 people will pay only $80 for everything in the $100 tier!!!!Estimated delivery:
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EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! The first 50 people will get everything from the $100 tier for only $90! HURRY!Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Mad SWAG! TK soundtrack download, unique TK buttons and Viking character. PLUS, permanent 15% XP boost, 125 in-game currency, 25 for a friend, Kick Face & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access, your name in credits and a SILVER badge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Poster & Dragon.. roar! Get yourself an awesomesauce gigantic signed poster and exclusive Kickstarter Dragon character. PLUS, permanent 15% XP boost, 325 in-game currency, 50 for a friend, TK soundtrack download, TK buttons, Viking, Kick Face & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access, your name in credits and a silver badge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Enter the exclusive Kickstarter World! This exclusive World Zone is only accessible by Kickstarter backers of this tier or higher. PLUS, permanent 20% XP boost, 675 in-game currency, 100 for a friend, TK soundtrack download, TK buttons, signed poster, exclusive Kick Face, Viking, Dragon & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access, your name in credits and a silver badge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Name an enemy! Want to exact revenge on that nasty ex? Well, with this tier you can name an enemy anything you want (SFW, of course). PLUS, UNLIMITED stamina, permanent 25% XP boost, 1,400 in-game currency, 150 for a friend, World Zone access, TK soundtrack download, TK buttons, signed poster, exclusive Kick Face, Viking, Dragon & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access, your name in credits and a GOLD badge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Bring your worst nightmares to life and create an enemy - as crazy or mean as you want! PLUS, name an ADDITIONAL enemy, unlimited stamina, a permanent 30% XP boost, 3,625 in-game currency, 250 for a friend, World Zone access, TK soundtrack download, TK buttons, signed poster, exclusive Kick Face, Viking, Dragon & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access, your name in credits and a gold badge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Legacy! Here is your chance to be immortalized by designing a character and naming it anything you want (SFW). Additionally, name and create a mean, nasty enemy, and name one of our enemies! PLUS, unlimited stamina, permanent 30% XP boost, 7,500 in-game currency, 1,000 for a friend, World Zone access, TK soundtrack download, TK buttons, signed poster, exclusive Kick Face, Viking, Dragon & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access, your name in credits and a gold badge.Estimated delivery:Add $10 CAD to ship outside Canada
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Live the life of a Viking! With this tier, we will bring you out to our HQ all expenses paid (North American only). You can sit in a design meeting and join us for a board game tourney! Because of your epic contribution, you will also be listed as an Executive Producer in the credits and receive an iPad Mini with a beta of TK. PLUS, unlimited stamina, permanent 40% XP boost, 14,000 in-game currency, 2,000 for a friend, design & name a character AND enemy, name an additional enemy, World Zone access, TK VINYL soundtrack, TK buttons, signed poster, exclusive Kick Face, Viking, Dragon & Wizard characters, Digital Artbook, early forum access and a PLATINUM badge.Estimated delivery:
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