The core mechanic of Lumbermancer is controlling both the lumbermancing wizard and the lumbermancered logs simultaneously!
This is the Lumbermancer. He has the power to summon log minions to do his dark dark dark dark bidding, to cast spells, and to collect the resources to progress through the stages. He can't directly slay the creatures of the forest though! And he can't defend himself! For that, he relies on...
These Logs! You can summon a log, and manipulate what type of log he is on the fly. Each of the four types serves a particular purpose. The shovel log can plant seeds to fill your wood supply, powering your lumbermancing abilities. The sword log can move quickly and perform melee attacks to kill the beasts of the woods. The torch log is needed to keep your Lumbermancer's lantern lit so that you can see your way through the dark forest. The arrow log moves slow, but can perform ranged attacks to stick arrows in enemy buns.
By controlling the wizard with one hand and your log with the other, you have to navigate your way through enemies and keep your Lumbermancer alive!
There are four main areas of the woods, plus an unlockable endless forest, a secret boss, a shop, and your home.
In the shop, you can trade souls with Death to get powerful and sometimes not-so-powerful spells! Like lazer eyes and a naked code! You perform these spells with the hand that controls the wizard, through an ancient arcane movement of the joystick/keypad. Imagine doing a Hadouken in Street Fighter, but instead of a fireball coming out, you make a pig appear.
Even wizards with unimaginable powers aren't always on epic quests. In Lumbermancer, the stakes are pretty low. The fate of the world isn't in your hands, and there's no princess to be saved. BUT! It is lunchtime. And there's only one thing your guts desire...a sandwich. You know where to get the ingredients. Holy Toast from the Ghost King, Witch's Lettuce from the Bell Witch, Toadmatoes from the Swamp, and a slice of the Devil's Bologna. That's not to say that it won't be dangerous. These creatures won't give up their treasures easily...
This is the lumbermancer's lapel pin! It would probably look great on you.
This is the lumbermancer's secret society patch! You should sew it on your jean jacket. I bet it would look great on you.
This is the lumbermancer paperdoll trying on some sexy lingerie. I bet that would look better on you though.
Hi! I'm Roger Biersborn. I'm not some game dev studio or nothin. I'm just a guy that likes making things. So really, this game is something I made because I like doing it, and its been super fun. I'd like to think that shows through in the game when you're playing it!
And since I'm just one guy, I've done all the things myself...The graphics and programming and music and whatnot...which means that my expenses are really basically nothing!
This Kickstarter is really more of a fun way to get the game into your hands for cheap, and a good excuse to make rewards and stuff! So the donation tiers and my end goal are both prettttty low. I don't need ten thousand of your clams to release this thing. Hopefully instead, this is something that seems fun to you, and it's an opportunity for me to get it to you with some prizes!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges are pretty much zero. The game is done! The rewards are made and ready to ship! So you won't have to wait a long time, and unless I die, you'll get everything for sure!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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