The most massive multiplayer online, shoot-em up, epic smack down, to ever exist. We refer to it as our M.M.M.O.S.U.E.S.D. Evar!
Update #3 Brawler Packs on Dribbble
Update #2 Offline and Single Player Experience
Update #1 Why are we looking at Ouya?
Mighty Brawlers is nearly feature complete! All the major parts are in place for the basic gameplay. Multiplayer, Brawlers, weapons, and multiple maps are ready to go. Over the next rounds of development we will be working on extending our custom game editors for more variety and awesomeness. Let's begin with some talk on the game and our plans.
We say retro multiplayer platform mayhem, and we mean every word of it. Mighty Brawlers is built on solid old school platforming with updated twists.
We have added tools to ensure the mayhem of brawling will be in tune with how a retro platformer would play. Intuitive strafing, and simple angular aiming took us a bit of time to refine, but they were worth the effort. Ultimately, moonwalking as the Mad Hatter while pwning with a Velociraptor gun is quite amusing.
We have added teleport stations to allow for jumping between and around maps. Teleporting is handled with a timer to free you from the need to press a trigger, or heaven forbid to stop firing to tap another button. It can be an escape or means to jump to another part of the map.
A few testers have described it as a retro Smash Brothers, meets Super Mario Bros., in a Halo death match.
Each Brawler has been pixel-crafted with loving care. We have the ambitious goal of 200 unique Brawlers, each with a unique weapon. Then after launch, we want to continue with at least 1 new Brawler pack per week.
There are 75 Brawlers in the current roster. All unique, but a few favorites that might need licensing ;). We couldn't resist putting a few well-known characters in for pre-release testing. Of course they will need to be removed if we can't secure a license.
What is a Brawler Pack?
A Brawler Pack is a group of usually 3 - 5 themed Brawlers with an accompanying weapon. This an example of the Military Brawler Pack.
Some packs will have more, while some will have fewer. There will be packs with 7 Brawlers, like Dante's Inferno Brawler Pack. While a pack with only 1 Brawler will be quite unique. (Just wait until you see Uncle Sam).
Our world is ginormous! We are planning on 3 maps on our launch date. A map will be a section of the world dedicated to one type of style, like neighborhoods. There will be missions and NPC's specific to each map. We are planning to release a new map each month.
If you can image 2 sugar cubes (a Brawler) stacked inside something the size of 2 football fields, this is getting close to our total area. Mighty Brawlers' world will be constantly evolving and growing. Each map will bring its own challenges and benefits.
Where will the money go? Content, Expansion, Platforms & Servers.
Both our roster and world are huge. We will use the funding to dedicate more of our time and talents to fleshing out both of these.
Generally, a Brawler goes from idea to animation in around 2 hours. After they are running around, we have to create their weapons, and projectiles; then build both of them out for playability.
Next, we have tile sets and our maps. The tile sets that are already or nearly completed are dirt, ghetto, warehouse, and pipe. We will then plan each enormous map, create NPC's & backgrounds. Then actually build it out.
We have thousands of hours of content creation ahead of us.
Our game is already playable. We want it to launch with an amazing set of features. We need time and some support to extend our list. These are the most important items.
- Character Editor - Extend parameters to allow for flight/hover, and wall climbing.
- Weapon Editor - Extend to account for 2nd weapon.
- Bullet Editor - Extend to account for flight patterns, attribute manipulation, spawning, waves, and multi-origin points.
- World Editor - Extend teleports, switches, and rewrite "water/lava".
- Redeem System - Create a system where users will be able to input codes to unlock packs and worlds.
When we reach our funding goal of $25k, we will be launching Mighty Brawlers on 2 gaming platforms.
Our servers are running on Node.js, and tweaked for performance. These are ready to really turn some sweet multiplayer action for everyone. As the game grows and expands to have more and more players, we want to be prepared to scale quickly and effectively. Then be ready to handle the costs of supporting multiple servers running more than 1000 players per map.
Double Our Fun(ds)! - $50,000
We're participating in OUYA's #FreeTheGames Fund, created by OUYA to support developers making new and creative console games. OUYA will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar if we raise a minimum of $50,000, so help us get there and make a great game for everyone! To be eligible for this match, we commit that this game will be an OUYA exclusive for six months—no matter what. To learn more about OUYA, go to www.ouya.tv
We are ready and prepared to release on Android and iOS if our funding goal of $25k is met! However, if we can reach the stretch goal of $50k we can release our game on Ouya first, and add more Brawlers, more maps, and more features!
Stretch Goal Additions:
- Ouya Release!
- 200 More Brawlers at launch
- 3 More Maps
- New Features: personal Brawler upgrades, revenge system, team system, power-ups, and BOSS LEVELS! (Join up to conquer the Kraken!)
Check them out. They are quite useful.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
There are challenges to overcome before launch of Mighty Brawlers.
1. The exorbitant amount of Brawlers. We have 75 Brawlers ready, we want 125 more before launch. This just takes time.
2. The vast world that is NOT auto-generated. We have to touch every single one of 864,000,000 tiles to fill our world. We don't plan on having all this done at launch, but we want to get a solid running start. Again, this just takes dedicated time to plan, build and test.
3. We need to focus more on building Mighty Brawlers, than playing it.
Yes, absolutely. We want the game to work as a full feature experience in all accounts. Check out the update where we explain this a little bit more.
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Pre-Launch Brawling Mayhem ============================== Before Mighty Brawlers is publicly released we will give you an exclusive invite to join us in the fray. There will be a Brawling party where we turn it all on and jump in the game with all our supporters a few days before launch. Everyone will be able use the early time to get some Brawler upgrades or just to brag that you are special. Because you are. ============================== Kickstarter - Brawler Pack ============================== A playable set of KickStarter Brawlers. We will pixel craft the founders of this awesome site and let you start pwning as them in game. This pack will only be available from this campaign.Estimated delivery:
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OUYA - Brawler Pack ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... Ouya founders as playable Brawlers. Oh the goodness!Estimated delivery:
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Gamestickr™ - Pwning with Precision ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... Two sets of gamestickr™ adhesives. One for yourself and a friend. http://gamestickr.comEstimated delivery:
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Voting Rights ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... You will also be invited to vote on pre-release packs of Brawlers and their weapons.Estimated delivery:
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Weekly Feature Brawler Pack ============================== All of the non-limited rewards above, plus... We will be releasing a weekly feature Brawler pack after launch. This will be a set of new Brawlers, with weapons, each week. This pledge amount will get you first access, at no cost, for the first year of the game. That's 52 packs!Estimated delivery:
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Suggestion Box ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... Get access to our suggestion box to help us extend our list of Brawlers and Weapons. We will hand over our skype contact info for you to contact us anytime you want to pitch a new feature, Brawler or weapon!Estimated delivery:
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Early Beta Tester & Mighty Brawlers T-Shirt ============================== All of the non-limited rewards above, plus... Get access to the first private beta! Play along with the developers and be in style with your new shirt as you pwn.Estimated delivery:Add $4 USD to ship outside the US
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Demigod Brawler Pack ============================== All of the non-limited rewards above, plus... Access to a very exclusive Brawler set. There will be no other Brawler pack that will pwn as these. Faster, Stronger, Better. Pwnage is Guaranteed.Estimated delivery:
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Personal Brawler ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... Send us a pic and we will craft a Brawler just for you. It can be anything you like; yourself, a monster, or a toaster. You will get a redeem code just for yourself to play as your Brawler in the game! Share the code or keep it private, it's up to you.Estimated delivery:
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Developer Level Access ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... We hand over the tools to help us build our game. You will receive one copy of our editor. It allows you to build Brawlers, weapons, and worlds. Of course we will need to approve any creations before we push them into the game, but we will work closely with you to bring your creations to life!Estimated delivery:
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Brawler of Legend ============================== All of the rewards above, plus... Get a Brawler of Legend. This Brawler will be heralded across the land. Tales of their strength and fortitude will be part of song and dance. No really, the Brawler will be unstoppable. ============================== Part of the Family ============================== We will include you on our inner workings and feature planning. Help us plan, design, test, and discuss what is going to make Mighty Brawlers amazing. This is everything short of being an actual team member. ============================== Developer Tools ============================== We will ensure that you have everything you need to help us craft Mighty Brawlers. We can send you an OUYA, and our custom MB Editor to work with.Estimated delivery:
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