A multiplayer fighting game in the style of Super Smash Brothers + Super Crate Box, for the OUYA system.
UPDATE August 19th 2:30 PM (EST): Please see our latest update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/garrettmickley/ouya-game-the-battle-of-foundation/posts/291330
UPDATE August 14th 12:25 PM (EST): Added a section on what the money will be spent on.
UPDATE August 13th 12:20 AM (EST): I added a production schedule down below.
UPDATE August 10th 4:30 PM (EST): People have been asking for gameplay videos, and I've been working on one for the level I showed in the video that I added August 2nd. Unfortunately, I've been sick for the last week and haven't been able to finish it. So, I've decided everyone who pledges anything (even just a dollar) before August 20th, will get a demo of that first level to play on their PC. The video will be up on August 20th. The demo of that level will be available at the end of the campaign.
UPDATE August 2nd 10 PM: Added level concept video and image.
The Battle Of Foundation
Hi, my name is Garrett and I want to make a video game.
The Battle Of Foundation is a multiplayer fighting game in the style of Super Smash Brothers for the OUYA system.
It will be Free to play, customizable, and great for parties.
If you don't know what the OUYA system is, check this out:
If it’s free to play, how will I make money?
That’s what this Kickstarter campaign is for. If this is successful, I’ll be able to develop the game and all of it's future content, and have it all released around the same time as the OUYA system its self.
More levels will be added in the future, for free, however there will also be customizations for a small fee. I really don't care about profit, I just want to make the game.
So what’s customizable?
Not only will the weapons be customizable, but so will your helmets and your character’s clothing.
The images shown right now are just concept art. The art will be refined over time as the game progresses.
More helmets will be added in the future, as will color packs so you can customize your colors. I intend for most, if not all of these packs to cost just 99 cents each. However one of my stretch goals is free customizations for all, which means no one will have to pay a thing for them!
It’s great for parties!
How many times have you had a blast playing Super Smash Brothers with friends? This is similar in game play, however the theme, characters, and much of the gameplay is different than SSB, so it’s not a cheap imitation. You will find that a lot of the game will be very different than the standard SSB game play.
Assuming the OUYA will have support for up to 4 players on one screen, so will this game.
Is there a single player campaign?
There will be a single player campaign, but the multiplayer is really where TBOF will shine. The single player campaign will be much like the game Super Crate Box, except you will be able to choose a weapon and stick with it. There's also a little bit of a story, as well! The city Foundation is a caste-based city where the rich (Upper) caste is separate from the poor (Lower) caste. While I say the Lower caste is "poor", there is a certain level of technology built from scavenged Upper technology. The Upper caste has robots that police the Lower caste, and your job as a resistance fighter is to fight them and make it into the Upper caste's area to wreak havoc upon them for treating the Lower caste so terribly.
"WAIT HOLD UP but I want this game on a platform other than the OUYA"
OK well what I WON'T do is deny someone the right to play this free to play game. If this gets funded and enough people want it on other platforms, I'm sure we can work something out. For now, however, I will be focusing on making this an OUYA game.
Now, a little about me:
My name’s Garrett and I’m a student at Indian River State College for Video Game Design. I’ve been working in internet marketing for the last 4 years and recently decided to go back to school to learn video game design. I started playing video games in the late 80’s or early 90’s when my dad had one of the original Nintendo’s. Making video games is the only thing that I can see myself doing and being happy. I have a bunch of video game ideas, most of them much larger than this one, and I have plans to make all of them one day. This Kickstarter campaign is really just to get me started instead of waiting until after I finish college. Note: none of the money here will go towards my college tuition or books or anything like that because it’s in the rules. The money will go towards any business or legal fees I have, software licenses, and my cost of living while building this game.
Like Super Smash Brothers meets Super Crate Box
Launching with 5 maps MINIMUM
Maps added later for FREE
More customizations added later
Launching on OUYA
Single player campaign similar to Super Crate Box
$40,000: Everything I add in to this game is free forever for everyone. That means all customizations and anything else I add in. I'll also be sure to spend much more time coming up with even more free stuff or you guys and gals. Since there'll be no way for me to profit off of customizations that way, you will be able to create your own customizations as well! Maps and maybe even mod support, too!
$50,000: Tutorials on how I made the game. They will be very detailed and they will be free for everyone. I'll just post them on the website once they're done being put together. That means tutorials for all programs used (graphics programs, game engine, etc). These will definitely be .PDF files with images, but I may also include videos as well (I find it much easier to follow along with a book than a video, but if enough people want videos, then I'll be more than happy to do that for you!).
August 20th: Gameplay video.
August 20th-30th: Campaign ends.
September 1st-30th: Level concept art done.
October 1st-30th: Finish level, player, and enemy art.
November 1st-30th: Finish launch levels.
December 1st-30th: Finish any additional levels. Begin customization art and Alpha testing.
January 1st-30th: Fix bugs, add music, begin beta testing.
February 1st-28th: Fix bugs, continue beta testing, finish customization art, finish game.
March 1st-30th: Launch game (somewhere in there!)
What The Money Will Be Spent On:
Unity Game Engine + Android: $3000
Qubicle Constructor: $100
Autodesk Maya: $3675
Software Total: $6775
DBA License: $200
Legal Fees Total: $1200
Kickstarter + Amazon cut (Approximately 10%): $3000
Other Fees Total: $3000
Remainder to be spent on extra help when/where needed, any unforeseen fees, and dev's cost of living during production.
Concept Art Videos:
Some concept images:
OLD Concept Art (the game was originally going to be 8-Bit and 2D)
Yes! This is on the list of features to include in the game.
pledged of $30,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 30, 2012.
Jul 31, 2012 - Aug 30, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
-The Dollar Menu- Our undying gratitude and your name on the "Backers" page of our website!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5 or more
-The Fiverrr- Our undying gratitude and your name on the "Backers" page of our website in a higher spot than the Dollar Menu people!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10 or more
-The Ten Dolla' Holla- A cool unique background for your desktop (one of ?), plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
-The Founder- The game is already free, but the customization options are not. I'll give you a free customization pack (TBA), plus all the stuff before. AND a Founder Title/Achievement once that stuff gets worked into the game. Plus access to the PC beta (may or may not be launched on PC, but will be tested on PC).Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $30 or more
6 backers Limited (994 of 1000 left)
-The Founder With Five More Dollars- The game is already free, but the customization options are not. I'll give you all of the launching customization packs (TBA), plus all the stuff before. I'm shooting for 5 customization packs at launch, which will probably be a couple dollars a piece. And you get the earlier rewards.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $50 or more
0 backers Limited (500 of 500 left)
-The Customization and/or Level Designer- Not only do you get everything mentioned before, but I'll also actually contact you to hear your ideas for future customization options! Plus, if any of your ideas are used (which many will be) you'll get it for free (since it's your idea). You can also send me your level ideas! And you get the earlier rewards.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $100 or more
0 backers Limited (300 of 300 left)
-The Doppleganger- I'll send you an image that you can color in and send back to design your own head that will be in game upon launch. It must be PG and you must own the idea (no reproductive organs or copies of already existing things like Star Wars or StarCraft or anything else). It'll also be named whatever you want. And you get the earlier rewards.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
-The Business Person- Your name or business name/logo will appear in game (on a billboard or something, we'll work that out later) in one of the addon levels, and it will be worked into the universe as an existing company. Plus you get everything mentioned before.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
-The Business- Your name or business name/logo will appear in game (on a billboard or something, we'll work that out later) ON LAUNCH day, and it will be worked into the universe as an existing company. You also get all the other rewards mentioned other than The Business Person.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
-The Musician- With this donation, you get to make the music for the game! Not only do you get to make the music, but you can then sell it (as a soundtrack) and keep all of the profits (so with your donation, you're technically keeping the rights to the music instead of handing them over to me). You'll also be on the main menu as "Music By: (your name here)" and there will be a link to your website(s). Plus I'll promote your soundtrack to help boost your sales. THERE ARE RULES TO THIS such as: music must be HIGH quality, must fit the theme of the game (ie country music, doesn't fit the game, nor does other genres), and I reserve the right to turn down any songs. However I will be working close with you and I am pretty relaxed on the music as long as I feel it fits the game. Also, you're working on a deadline because I need the music by beta. You also get all the other rewards mentioned other than The Business, and The Business Person.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
-The Advertiser- Similar to The Business level, except your company will be worked into the actual story somehow, and your billboards will be in on the loading screens. You also get all the other rewards mentioned other than The Musician, The Business, and The Business Person.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
-The Angel- You are an angel to us and we will put you and one other person of your choosing up in a decent hotel and take you out to dinner and you can party with us at the launch party. You have to get your own transportation to South Florida. Must be 21 years of age. Seriously if you're under 21 how did you get $10,000 anyway? You also get all the other rewards mentioned other than The Musician, The Business, and The Business Person.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013