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TeamMonumentalBy TeamMonumental
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TeamMonumentalBy TeamMonumental
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$217
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 15 2018 6:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

Inspired by Mario Kart, Rocket league, and Sonic All Star racing, the aim of FlashDrive is to deliver a kart-racer feel with power-ups, drift, and boost while letting the player choose and customize their vehicle. Each map is unique and delivers a different experience every lap. Our maps include things like ooze geysers, volcanos, meteors, trains, shortcuts, rolling barrels and many more interactive objects.

A tropical island map currently in development
A tropical island map currently in development
The main menu screen for FlashDrive
The main menu screen for FlashDrive

FlashDrive is also power-up heavy, and many powerups have quite the impact on the track. Our current power-ups include a giant snowball that grows in size as it rolls, a bowling ball that knocks down everything in its path, and many more.

Narrowly dodging a bowling ball on the map playable in the demo
Narrowly dodging a bowling ball on the map playable in the demo

Also, we think it’s important to note:  

We will have NO loot boxes, NO microtransactions, and NO paid dlcs.

 We will have consistent dev updates before release, and content updates after steam release.  

Customize your vehicle with every color of the rainbow
Customize your vehicle with every color of the rainbow
Geysers spewing from the ground and canisters flying through the air in the Ooze Factory
Geysers spewing from the ground and canisters flying through the air in the Ooze Factory

Talk to us! We'd love to hear your feedback. The best ways to contact us are via twitter or in our discord, which you'll get an invite for if you back the project! You can also check out our Youtube channel, which we've had for a while.

Because we are a small team, everyone does a bit of everything.

We'd also like to thank our long-time friend Bryce for making the current music in the game. We're still discussing whether or not to move forward together and create even more tracks, but at the current rate, it looks like we may :) He's only recently started making music in FL Studio but everything so far(especially the garage music) is very promising!  

With the help of Noah, our friend Micah made the base models for the current cars in the game. You can expect more cars from him soon!

Moving forward, there are many aspects of the game which we need to polish and there will most likely be a lot of bugs to fix. Content-wise, while the Kickstarter is going on we plan to add:

More maps, more vehicles, better ai tuning, and customization options.

Steam support, a lobby system, full controller support, power-up balancing, better engine sounds...

And much more!

We have been working on this game part-time for almost a year now and have yet to show it off to anyone or get much of a reaction. For us, Kickstarter is an opportunity to receive feedback on the demo and many aspects of the game all while building a community. We value community deeply and would love to already have amassed a following before a steam launch. We think FlashDrive's multiplayer will play a large part in its success, and without a concurrent user base, joining online matches with other players will be much harder. However, the game will always still have single-player, ai, and easy ways to play with your friends.

The three of us are all students, some with part-time jobs, and we know that making money off this game is not a guarantee. The Kickstarter goal was set not to pay ourselves at all, but to cover the essentials for releasing a complete and functional game on steam. The majority of the Kickstarter money will go toward music and servers. It would be our dream to make a living by developing games, however even while attending school and working other jobs we will never lay our passion for game dev down to rest. If the Kickstarter is not funded, we will still finish the game, just maybe behind schedule and not with all the features we originally had in mind.

Thank you very much for checking out our project, it really means a lot : )

Risks and challenges

FlashDrive is an ambitious project, especially for a youthful team such as ourselves. However, we’ve gotten this far and amassed a large amount of knowledge and experience doing so. A year ago, when we talked about creating a game I had never recorded or mixed sounds before and Noah had never modeled buildings or cars in Blender.

In terms of development, we have never taken the easy path and currently, we are only using 1 Unity asset from the asset store, which is the skybox. (which we may even make ourselves in the future) While we understand that bought assets can save a lot of time, we value learning and experience highly. Plus, creating something, even with the help of documentation and tutorials, is plenty fun and satisfying.

We've been committed to this project since the start, and we know that we can deliver a fun racing experience that comes not from business models, but from the heart.

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