Fishbones is a fun arcade and puzzzle game for PC, Android, iPhone and iPad.
What is Fishbones?
Fishbones is an action-arcade style game with integrated puzzle
elements and increasingly challenging game play. The game is
about an accident at a genetic engineering lab that caused
mutant fish to escape into the ocean which threaten to
contaminate and kill all marine life globally. You (tons of
responsibility here, we love to eat sushi) must wipe them out
To get a feel for the concept, play the alpha version here, but remember: we need your help to recreate the game from the ground up! That means new/updated: graphics, sound/music, gameplay, and versions for iOS, Android, and PC.
Play the alpha version now.
Keep in mind this is only a older alpha version. Tha game will be completely overhauled from the ground up with tons of new features added.That's why we need your help to make it as awesome as possible! Play it here.
What's the plan?
We developed the alpha to get a feel for the core gameplay. While it is addictive on the PC, it didn't scale to mobile well. We will redesign the game to be touch-friendly, as well as making it suitable for all screen sizes. The powerups will be completely overhauled with particle systems, explosions, laser beams... you know, the good stuff. Also, we're fans of addictive mini games and puzzles, so we're going to toss those in there so that the player can earn more powerups, unlock new levels, and ultimately enjoy the game more. (Did we mention there will be new gameplay elements, like... the Kraken!?)
Why should I help you.
You will be helping keep indie game development alive and kickin! Your suggestions for the game will definitely be considered (and if they're awesome may even be put into the game)! Most of all, you will be the first to play what we think will be our best game yet! When our games are on the top of the charts, you can say... "hey, I helped get those guys out the door." The rewards are nice too.
About our team.
Who are Wes and Caleb?
Bitstudio Games' core is the father and son team of Wes and Caleb Gray. Each of us have professional game development experience, both as indie developers (wOot!), and at corporate game studios. We work with a lot of talented programmers and designers who we have joined forces with over the last decade or so. We hope that one day we can build a game studio where all your base are belong to us.
Fishbones T-Shirt Something to wear under your raincoat while being tossed about on the raging sea and chasing those pesky mutated fish.
Fishbones Coffee Mug Enjoy a warm cup of Joe while being tossed about on the raging sea. Mmmm.
Fishbones Stein Enjoy a tasty beverage while being tossed about on the raging sea. Don't forget to say "Arrgh, Fishbones!" in a pirate voice between drinks.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $15,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 1, 2012.
May 18, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A heartfelt thank you email from us along with your name on the web page of the game as our hero. You may add "Hero of Game Developers" to your resume at your discretion.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive the downloadable version of the game with a unlock code for a premium power-up. Plus the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Android and / or iPhone versions along with all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All versions of the game including iPad. 3 unlock codes for premium power-ups. Plus a real fossilized shark tooth (really)! Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Your choice of a Fishbones coffee mug, stein, or t-shirt. Plus all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $300 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
We will create a game character based on a photo of your face. You will be a deep sea diver in the game! You will have your name in the game credits and be famous as a virtual Jacques Cousteau! Plus all the previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
We will work with you to create one level or mini-game based on your idea or design. It must reasonably fit in with the game of course and be G rated. Full credit as a game designer will be given. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
I will write a heroic epic song that tells of your mighty deeds and how you saved all the fish in the sea. I will perform it on my guitar and upload it to You Tube for all the world to see. Plus all previous rewards.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012