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Cascade City is under attack! Step into the shoes of its stalwart defenders and work together to take on impossible odds!
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  • Heroic Hustle was designed from the ground up to be a truly cooperative experience that encourages players to work with one another instead of against one another.
  • Heroic Hustle is designed to be family friendly, with gameplay that encourages using problem solving skills, strategy, and teamwork.
  • Although it's accessible to many ages, its adaptability and alternate difficulties can still provide a unique challenge even to experienced players.
  • Believing that bravery is found in everyone, Heroic Hustle reflects a diverse cast showcasing heroes of all races, genders, and orientation.
  • Heroic Hustle is based on the webcomic Wootlabs, and like the comics, the game embraces the lighthearted side of heroes and puts an emphasis on humor, charm, and fun. 

 Cascade City, widely regarded as the city most likely to come under the attack of a giant otter with a giant laser attached to its giant head. Every other week there's something new trying to destroy the city:  ancient magicians, gangster mummies, and good old fashioned mad scientists lurk around every corner. There's no end to the parade of crazed villainy that roosts in this fair city, but thankfully help is on the way!

Fortunately, Cascade City is home to a diverse assortment of courageous protectors. From the eccentric and erratic Woot Family to the ragtag members of the Cascade Irregulars, for every bad guy rising up in the city there's a hero waiting to sock them in the jaw. In Heroic Hustle, you and your friends lead this coalition of champions against the forces of evil!

Heroic Hustle is a fully cooperative team-based experience for 2-4 players. The superheroes (that's you), lead the other heroes of the city into battle to protect a city on the edge of destruction. 

A wide range of threats will endanger the city every round, and it's up to the players to nullify them before they can launch an attack. By pairing up your heroic strengths to the weaknesses of your enemies, you'll be able to arrest the attacking forces. 

Images reflect a project in progress; final art will vary.
Images reflect a project in progress; final art will vary.

These threats are only the first layer of danger, though. There's always a supervillain in the background working against Cascade City throughout the entire game. Even worse, the more progress you make towards foiling their schemes, the angrier the supervillain gets, and the more dangerous they become.

Judamaru's magic only gets more powerful as the fight goes on.
Judamaru's magic only gets more powerful as the fight goes on.

As if all of that wasn't enough to keep your heroic hands busy, plot twists will change the way the game is played from round to round. One round might see the villains sporting shiny new weapons, while in the next your entire team might be turned into gorillas! As the supervillain's master plan unfolds, these dynamic events will force your team to work together and adapt your strategies.

Every comic city has shadow organization. Cascade City is no different.
Every comic city has shadow organization. Cascade City is no different.

Thankfully, your elite team has plenty of resources to combat these threats. Some of the heroes in your team work better with each other and can join forces for massive, game-changing unite attacks! You can even summon entire supergroups to show the villains what havoc really means! Not only that, but the denizens of Cascade City are ready to fight for their homes. Whether it's the plucky news team alerting the populous of danger, the tireless repair crews rebuilding the city after vicious attacks, or the dashing Kelly Courier who risks life and limb to help your team get to where they need to be. And if all else fails, each player has their own special superpowers that they can unleash when the situation is dire!

Actions Per Minute is ready for, well, action!
Actions Per Minute is ready for, well, action!

 The core game includes everything needed for a four player co-op experience, with potential to be enhanced with expansions later on down the line. The rules can also be toyed with to make the game more difficult, or to lessen the challenge when playing with younger players. It's important to save Cascade City, but it's more important that everyone has fun doing it!

These are minimum numbers, more will be included depending on which reward tiers are claimed.
These are minimum numbers, more will be included depending on which reward tiers are claimed.

 Thanks for your interest in Heroic Hustle!

Risks and challenges

This is our first project, and we're a two person team. Despite that, we're both highly dedicated to the project and have done extensive work on playtesting and designing it. The game itself is complete. The funds from the Kickstarter will be used to finalize art, and for printing costs to produce the physical copies of the game.

The greatest risks include possible production delays or printing complications since this is our first outing into the industry, and potential supervillain plots to thwart the completion of this game. (If someone hijacks a giant laser to fire at the moon, we are both completely unprepared to handle such a circumstance. Maybe our cats can handle it, who knows. They're pretty rad.)

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    The deluxe version of Heroic Hustle. This includes a full retail version, a mention as a Superhero Supporter in the credits, and a special lore book about the characters of Cascade City!

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    Create-A-Hero

    Same reward as Hero Deluxe, but you'll get to create a hero to put in the game. Help save the city in your own unique way! We'll work with you to include a hero of your own design, complete with their own card and artwork. (For all creation reward tiers, we reserve the right to decline character designs that we feel are inappropriate.)

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    Same reward as Hero Deluxe, but you'll get to create a villain to put in the game. Time to wreak some havoc! We'll work with you to include a villain of your own design, complete with their own card and artwork.

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    Create-A-Civilian

    Same reward as Hero Deluxe, but you'll get to create a civilian to put in the game. Civilians are the heart of the city, and can be just as heroic as the masked lunatics that defend it. We'll work with you to include a civilian of your own design, complete with their own card and artwork.

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    Want to be the baddest of the bad? This pack is for you! You'll get everything in the Hero Deluxe reward, and a character of your own design will be included as a supervillain. These are the main threats in the game, and each one has four different pieces of artwork printed on large cards, depicting the various stages they go through as they attack the city. This option is for the truly villainous only! (Though you're a hero in our hearts.) You'll also be listed with a special mention in the credits as a Supervillain.

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    Create-A-Superhero

    Everything included in the Hero Deluxe reward, but you'll also get to design your own superhero. Superheroes represent the player characters in Heroic Hustle, and their superpowers help shape how someone plays. These heroes are printed on larger cards to drive home just how heroic they are.

    You'll also get a special mention in the credits as an Ultimate Hero.

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    Ultimate Heroic Experience

    Create a Superhero AND a Supervillain! You'll get everything in the Hero Deluxe reward, plus the opportunity to put two characters of your own design into the game. For the truly generous and the truly heroic, and for those that want a lasting tribute to their characters.

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