Check: Chapter One is a 3D turn based RPG. Releasing for iPad, Google Play, and Gamestick & OUYA
Clearing some confusion!
Check will be released on the Gamestick store, OUYA store, Google Play, and on the App store for iPad devices. However, should this game get $50,000 funding, in order for OUYA to double that, I will have to make Check: Chapter One an OUYA exclusive for 6 months. This will not stop the release for the other devices; only slow it down.
HOWEVER! The extra funds recieved will ultimately make this a better looking, more polished game for all devices; and so even if there will be a 6 months exclusive period for OUYA, the very same game will still be released on other devices with the same quality.
Also, when you pledge £7, you get to decide what device you wish to recieve the game for free not; it's not just the OUYA.
Any other questions, please feel free to message me, or contact me using the details at the bottom of the project page. Thank you!
As you can see, in the pledge rewards, pledging the value of the game will pre-order the game for you, so you can purchase it on release for no cost!
This will be done by a unique code you can use in game to purchase the game for £0.
We don't want you to feel like you are pledging towards 'nothing' in this Kickstarter; if you pledge for the game, we want to give you the game!
Also, read about the OUYA 'Free the games fund' in the Other Links section of the Kickstarter project!
Check: Chapter One is the start of a episodic Role-Playing Game, targeted at Android micro-consoles. We are focusing on developing for the OUYA right now, but there are open possibilities.
While developing Check, I have taken inspiration from many of my favourite RPG's; including the likes of Final Fantasy 6-9, but mainly from the game that has a special place in my heart; Golden Sun.
Check is very story driven RPG, filled with dialogue not just at cut-scenes, but between the characters in your party as you embark on your adventure. The first chapter introduces you to the first two characters; two people who have been friends since they were born, and have shared almost every experience together.
Check was a multi-chapter RPG I made a while back in RPG maker. Obviously limited by RPG makers software decisions, it didn't go anywhere, and despite making four of the five chapters in RPG maker, only the first two were ever released for around a year before I removed them both due to a lack of interest. However, it was always in the back of my mind to remake the game someday. I really enjoyed writing the story, the characters, the world, everything about it. Mix this with my desire to develop for an actual console rather than mobile devices (ignoring any arguments that the OUYA is a mobile device), the OUYA seemed perfect for Check. Check is very much a story driven RPG, which I am aiming mainly at bringing to the OUYA, although I have plans to release it on other devices in the future.
The Story ~ Brief Description
Sky is a resident of the town Yuita, which resides on a small island in the north of Nolem. With no family, he has to fend for himself each day by 'treasure hunting' and selling valuables. One day, after a routine hunt, Sky returns to his town and catches wind of a valuable item desired by the Empire in Mt. Yuita. Interested, he sets off to investigate with his female friend, Apple.
While still being an RPG (random encounters, turn based battles, story orientated, etc), this game could be considered a very lighthearted experience. There is a lot of dialogue between the main characters that, not only explain back-story and their relationships, but also offer a very light-hearted kind of 'banter' outlook on it.
Sky is a resident of the town Yuita, a poor town to the Northwest of Nolem, the world in which Check takes place in. He was told that his parents died a few years back, but he has no information as to how or why it happened. Sky sails the seas as a 'treasure hunter' as his father left him a ship before his disappearance, and it is the only way he knows how to make a living. Unsure with the direction his life is taking, Sky remains down to earth, and can be a stern character at times and is good at making decisions. Sky will only admit that he has one friend, whom he has been through almost everything with.
Apple is Sky's best childhood friend. Having gone through everything with him, she is completely loyal to Sky. Apple is a Witch; a person who can make elements out of 'thin air' and use them to her disposal. Although Apple should be capable at producing many elements, she always focuses on fire, and although will not admit it, is terrified of water. Apple spends most of her days drinking in the pub, and is often called an 'alcoholic' endearingly by the people who know her. Apple often practises her magic on Sky; by not only fighting him but then by practising her basic healing ability.
A mysterious 'Environmentalist' who Sky and Apple meet in Yuitas Pub. 'Environmentalists' can control the Environment around them; unlike 'Witches' who are able to conjure elements themselves, Environmentalists must use what is around them at the time. Lexine does not speak much to Sky and Apple upon meeting them, but lets slip that she is from the 'Empire'; a kingdom residing in the South East of Nolem. Not much news reaches Yuita as it is so far away from other continents, and so this does not mean much to the residents there.
Alpha Technology Trailer.
It's very very early days. This is more to show off the technologies used within Check, rather than story and other aspects. Also, there is slight lag in the video due to recording taking place within the Unity editor; those sections run fine on an OUYA, but I have no way of capturing that at the moment.
Early Kickstarter video:
So OUYA are doing this thing...
If a Kickstarter project raises at least $50,000, then OUYA will DOUBLE it. I'm not expecting to get $50,000; however I have applied to the Free the Games fund either way.
If Check: Chapter One was to raise $50,000, then not only would that immense amount of money be poured into the game to make it as best as it can possibly be, but any left over cash will be poured into future chapters!
As you can see, down the right-hand side, there are particular perks you can receive by pledging towards the creation of Check: Chapter One. As mentioned in the list; all of these perks stack, so don't be afraid to go for higher rewards; you will still receive the lesser ones!
T-Shirts are also available in XXL; despite not being listed on the reward list!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The main risk within this game is time. Role-Playing games take a lot of time to develop, and although I would like to spend forever developing Check, I would require a lot of funding to spend every waking hour developing it. Already, I have devised a way around this; to develop the game in chapters. However, there is still a lot of time I would like to pour into each chapter in order to make it the best experience I possibly can.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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