Relic Ball leads you on an adventure around the world as you solve mysterious puzzles and collect ancient artifacts.
Thanks to YOU, we did it!!
Words can't express how awesome you are and how great it is to have you as part of the team. WHOO HOO!!
As the "alpha" winds down, Scott and I are working on the next part of the game play and we think you're going to like it. As part of the team, we're going to share the journey with you each step of the way.
UPDATE: Final Sprint!
With only a couple of days left, we have a big sprint ahead of us, but we can do it. Together we can create a new type of Facebook game.
Please share this project with friends. We're happy to reward them with cool stuff too!
Thank you to everyone who has pledged, given feedback, or supported Scott and I on this journey!
UPDATE: Get Rewards Anyhoo!
We wanted to say how much we appreciate the support we have been receiving from friends and strangers alike. We have decided that regardless of this page's success, we will do our best to reward all you fantastic people according to your investment.
The final prizes could possibly change a little if we don't meet our goal, but you can still expect something special!
UPDATE: Thank you!
If you haven't supported us yet, there's still time! The mini-release has been out for just over a week and so far we've had a great reception. Give the mini-release a try and let us know what you think.
UPDATE: Developer Commentary by Scott:
UPDATE: Relic Ball (alpha) is out!
What does alpha mean? Well, it means we are not done, but we have a small bit of game play that we would like your feedback on.
We are updating it real-time based on YOUR feedback. How amazing is that?
Welcome to Relic Ball
Just imagine discovering ancient relics in Egypt while exploring the great pyramids or uncovering forgotten ruins of Japan! Collect treasures and grow your fortune while showing off your museum of artifacts and sacred relics to friends, all while uncovering the mysteries of early civilizations.
Relic Ball is a game from Tim Tryzbiak and Scott Pellico and is filled with intrigue, discovery, and high adventure as players explore lush and exotic places all over the world while collecting artifacts and treasures.
Relic Ball is a new type of game on Facebook. We love action games and think that Facebook could be a great place to play them.
What makes Relic Ball unique?
- Awesome artistic style
- Exciting locations to explore
- Environments you can interact with in real time
- Challenging puzzles to solve
- Exotic music for each location from Brett Heatley
- Rare artifacts to collect and share with friends
- Tools to create your own adventures others can play
One of the most unique features of Relic Ball is that you'll have a power at your disposal... you can use real physics to manipulate, drag, and drop objects in the environment to overcome impossible challenges!
We know that there is a creative community out there and we love it. We want to do everything we can to support it. So, we are designing an easy-to-use toolkit that will give players the ability to develop their own levels they can share with others!
In order for this game to work, we need to get to beta. This means a playable game with most of the features we talked about here.
We want to provide a polished and enthralling experience. To do this, we need your help and Kickstarter is a great way for us to share our idea and show you what we can do.
With your support we’ll be able to:
- Finish is the game engine
- Create new areas to explore
- Put the game onto servers so everyone can play
- Copywrite and protect Relic Ball
Keep in mind that by pledging support, you will only be charged if we meet our goal.
Even if you can't donate, we are still super interested in hearing from you and hope that you come check us out on facebook. Remember to share us with your friends!
Relic Ball is a social game for Facebook.
The game can be played on the 20th of February. This will just be an alpha, and it will only be available for a limited time.
You can also come and start talking with us on our blog site, http://www.blog.http://ootii.com where we would be happy to talk with you about our plans for the future.
Well, we will continue to try and produce the best games we possibly can. It will take a lot more than that to knock us down! Everyone that has donated will get a complete refund as well.
That would be amazing! This money would act as an accelerator, and we can start moving much faster. We would always appreciate the help, and perhaps come up with a special reward for our fans if we go over.
Alpha is a "game-designer-code" for early stage of development.
We are releasing the game in an alpha state so we can play-test our game mechanics with actual players. We do this to make sure we don't waste a huge amount of time and resources on an un-fun and broken game.
Our alpha will focus mostly on just the main mechanic of the game as well as testing out different puzzle and level layouts.
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---------------------GUMSHOE---------------------- Every bit helps! For a beautiful 100 cents, you get an exotic desktop wallpaper featuring one of the starting environments from our upcoming game, Relic Ball. If you also happen to feel a warm fuzzy feeling of contentment at having helped fuel a start-up game studio, that's from us too!Estimated delivery:
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-----------------Jr INVESTIGATOR---------------- For such a wonderful contribution, you will be listed in the "Special Thanks" category of our credits for Relic Ball and will also recieve a package of assorted Relic Ball desktop wallpapers created by Scott. Tim also volunteers to contribute a spiritual high-five.Estimated delivery:
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------------------INVESTIGATOR----------------- You get the gorgeously unique in-game "Founder's Artifact" added to your Relic Ball account at release to brag about and show off to your friends! Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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--------------------INSPECTOR---------------------- There isn't a person on a $25 bill, but if there were it would be your angelic mug smiling down on us. You get a mysterious artifact that provides a permanent increase to the in-game powers. Don't know what those powers are? Find out! Because you're invited to our closed Beta testing! You'll also get the complete digital soundtrack of Relic Ball as composed by Brett Heatley... Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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------------------Jr DETECTIVE------------------- For a heartwarmingly splendid contribution you get a Relic Ball T-Shirt and will be listed in a special thank-you video hosted by none other than ootii the monster! Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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-------------------DETECTIVE--------------------- Fueling the ootii creative engine with such a radical sum gets you a special in-game Relic named after you that other players can discover...and a mounted print of game art signed by the ootii team! Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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-------------MASTER DETECTIVE--------------- To repay such gargantuan goodness we will provide you with free advertisement space for yourself or your company (within reason) for the first six months after the public release of Relic Ball! You will also be immortalized as an in-game caricature that other players can meet in their travels! Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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-------------TREASURE HUNTER--------------- Bestowing a bounty like this will get you a unique in-game level and environment built precisely for you as you imagine it by working along with ootii artist Scott Pellico! Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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---------------EXALTED ARTISAN---------------- You along with all Grand Explorers will get a magnificently special dedication at the beginning of every Relic Ball start-up for all players to witness and revel in! We also guarantee that somewhere in the world a mother has just named their newborn baby after you. Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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--------------GRAND EXPLORER--------------- For an inconceivably selfless donation you receive unlimited in-game traveling for the lifetime of your Relic Ball game experience. Travel where you want when you want! You will also receive a private monthly newsletter with up-to-date information on the progress of the ootii team and Relic Ball for the first year of public release. Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
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------------------------TITAN----------------------- Words do not describe the type of unrelenting humanitarian that you are... so we made a few up! For such a splendiferous miraculasome contribution you will get open communication with the game's developers and will be able to offer solutions and suggestions. You will also be invited to meet with the ootii team either through Skype or in person if you find yourself in the Orlando, Florida area. If you do decide to come and visit, we’ll treat you to two tickets to any one of the area theme parks of your choice. Above prizes also included.Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)