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"Celestial Crusaders" is an action packed 2-D horizontal bullet hell that offers an exciting and challenging gaming experience!
"Celestial Crusaders" is an action packed 2-D horizontal bullet hell that offers an exciting and challenging gaming experience! Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
Web/Browser version and Alternative Download here:(PLAY -FREE DEMO- on itch.io)
-The dark wizard Nosferatu has unleashed his Nightmare Forces onto the world. Utilizing his evil powers, he seeks to cover the Earth in never ending darkness. Just when all hope seems lost, six mighty warriors from the stars arrive to defend the Earth in its hour of need. These brave little warriors are known as the Celestial Crusaders, and together: Luna, Puffy, Spooky, Breezy, Sparky, and Ash will take on the evil wizard and his followers in a battle that will determine the fate of the world.
Celestial Crusaders promises to deliver exciting action packed game play, and the game is looking to deliver the fun with its two game modes for you to experience.
In this mode you'll play through the games six stages: Chaotic Clouds, Frightening Forest, Turbulent Tundra, Sinister Storms, Violent Volcano, and Cosmic Crash. Each level will be broken up into multiple sections with a boss battle in the middle, and at the end of the stage. When starting a new game you'll choose one of the six Crusaders to play through the game as, and choose what difficulty level you'd like to play on: Safest, Most Normal or Dangerous. Each Crusader possesses her own unique ability that will create different experiences and encourage multiple playthroughs.
In this mode you'll go through one continuous level that doesn't end until you bite the big one, and lose your one and only life. The more time that passes the more challenging things will become, so your goal will be to see how long you can last, and how high can you get your score by the end?
Training / Tutorial Mode:
Ya boi, DynoStorm may not be much of a voice actor, but he will teach you the ins and outs of Celestial Crusaders. By the end you should have some confidence in how to play as Luna. Download the FREE DEMO here:
-A girl with a kind heart and a passionate soul. Luna's drive to rid the world of evil shines like a mighty star! Even when facing seemingly impossible odds she never gives up, and acts as a beacon of hope to her fellow Crusaders. Nosferatu had better beware because there's no darkness too thick that Luna's light cannot pierce!
Voiced By: Skyler Davenport
-Skyler. has been working in voice over for a few years. her goal in life is to bring the greatest amount of joy and laughter to the largest number of human beings possible. She enjoys fantasy films, playing the Erhu (Chinese violin), and snuggling with her fuzzy, four-legged soulmate, Kaito (a shih-tzu mix). She has a massively gigantic geode collection, and loves boba tea. A few notable roles:Karen Jinryo in 'Shomin Sample' (FUNimation Dub) Haruko Bando in 'Cheer Boys!!' (FUNimation Dub) Tamaki in 'Luck & Logic' (FUNimation Dub) Valkali/Blood Jarl Kali in 'Smite' (Video Game) Nikki in 'HuniePop' (Computer Game/Dating Sim)
Favorite Video Game: 'Kingdom Hearts' series by Square.
-It’s Puffy! This girl’s got a super bubbly personality and absolutely adores her fellow Crusaders and the bond they share. She’s completely obsessed with giving hugs. In fact, Puffy loves giving hugs so much that she’ll even offer them to enemies if they’re willing to change their evil ways. Unfortunately for Puffy this never works.
Voiced By: Michelle Marie
-Michelle Marie is a bilingual professional voice actress, vocalist, and lyricist originally hailing from Oregon, but recently relocated to the Los Angeles area. She has been voice acting since the age of 14, but decided to pursue the field professionally in 2016. Some of her notable roles include Quill & Luna in Crush Crush, Saejima Rui in Bloody Chronicles, Kali in The Seven Districts of Sin, Niffty in Hazbin Hotel, and most recently Jet in Lethal League Blaze. When she was younger, Michelle started making Japanese covers of anime songs on Youtube under the alias "Amree" and currently has over 20,000 subscribers. She is perhaps most well known as "The Tsundere" in the original duet "It's not like I like you," a song that has since reached over 14 million views.
Favorite Games: Odin Sphere and Dragon Crown
-Baddies beware because you’re in for a scare! Spooky is a girl that you definitely don’t want to mess with, unless you want her to turn you into a pumpkin! She tends to be very quiet and comes off as being shy. In fact her fellow Crusaders are the only ones she really feels comfortable around. She enjoys reading, creating new hexes, and above all else, making enemies scream in pure terror. Yikes!
Voiced By: Jeannie Tirado
-Jeannie Tirado was born and raised in Orlando, FL, and got her start through music. After getting a degree in voice, she moved to Dallas to focus on voice work, musical and non-musical! Represented by The Campbell Agency, Jeannie can be heard in theaters for Cinemark, on tv for Cici's Pizza, on radio for AT&T, online for Amazon, and even on a British airline - to name a few! She can also be heard in several animation projects: Koala in One Piece, Riko in Love Live! Sunshine!!, Zera in Fairy Tail, Yume in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, and Sol in the video game Smite. VO work has been a dream come true for Jeannie, and the adventure has only begun!
Link to list of Anime Roles: https://myanimelist.net/people/41329/Jeannie_Tirado
Favorite Video Game: Super Mario Bros. (a classic as always!)
-Always cool, calm, and collected, Breezy is definitely one laid back Crusader. Breezy is always there to chill out her fellow Crusaders when emotions run high, like she's some sort of relaxation guru. You don't have to worry about Breezy losing her cool in battle because it's pretty hard to do that when you're more chill than an iceberg.
Voiced By: Kristen McGuire
-Kristen McGuire is a voice actress, script adapter and ADR Director for Funimation Studios in Dallas, TX. She began her career as a voice actor by providing background voices in 2013, and landed her first major role as Hinano Kurahashi in Assassination Classroom in 2015. Since then she has gone on to voice characters in a multitude of titles, including but not limited to: Loop Nishigori in Yuri!! On ICE!, Rin Toyama in New Game!, Young Nora in RWBY, An Onoya in ReLIFE, and Hanabi Kawai in Keijo!!!!!!!!. She has directed the English dubs for Gamers! and Citrus, and adapted a variety of titles for Funimation as well, including popular hits like Love Live! Sunshine! and Interviews With Monster Girls. In her free time she enjoys creating her own comics and playing video games. Her favorite games include Fire Emblem Awakening, Rune Factory, Pokemon, Zelda Breath of the Wild, and Elder Scrolls Online.
-Sparky’s a girl with no shortage of self-confidence. She’s got the speed and the skills to put a shock to the system of any baddie! Sparky loves the spirit of competition, and she’ll often try and make bets with her fellow Crusaders on who can blast the most enemies. Sparky might come off as being a bit too full of herself, but she’s always dependable, and she’ll fight to the end to protect her friends!
Voice By: Dawn M. Bennett
-Dawn M. Bennett is a Dallas-based voice actress that has worked with FUNimation, Rooster Teeth, ScrewAttack, and GalaxyTrail. She began voice acting during her freshman year at Berklee College of Music, where she graduated as a songwriting major in 2014. Dawn was nominated for Breakthrough Voice Actress of the Year in the BTVA Anime Dub Awards 2015. You can hear Dawn in works such as Fairy Tail (Frosch), RWBY (An Ren), Freedom Planet (Lilac), and Yandere Simulator (Asu Rito; Hanako Yamada; Muja Kina).
Favorite Video Game- Spyro: Year of the Dragon
-A fierce girl with an extremely short fuse, Ash’s temper is more deadly then an erupting volcano! Ash might be a massive hothead, but that doesn’t stop her from caring very deeply for her fellow Crusaders. The forces of evil had better beware because Ash’s furious flames will reduce them all to, well… Ash!
Voiced By: Sheila M. Lin
-Sheila M. Lin is a Chicago-based voice actress, improv performer and teacher, stage actor, and advocate for creativity. She is the founder of the nerd-based improv team Random Fandom, with multiple sold out shows at The Second City. She is also involved with Improv Playhouse as a member of the House Team and as an improv instructor. On her days off, Sheila spends her time watching cartoons, reading, writing haikus, and hogging the TV to play old video games. Represented by Big Mouth Talent in Chicago and The Polygon Group in LA.
List of a few well known roles: K from Pizz'Amore, Seduce Me, and Seduce Me 2: The Demon War (video games) Esmeralda Ingrid from Project Nimbus (video game) Princess Ariel, Tiana, and Belle from Frozen is the New Black (animated short) and Frisk from Save Him (animated short).
Favorite video game(s): Kirby's Epic Yarn and Yoshi's Woolly World
Link to IMDb credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5141036/
Super Kawaii Girl
-Who is this oh so mysterious masked Crusader? Why it's none other than the mighty Super Kawaii Girl, defender of truth and justice! What role will this "Super Celestial" play in the battle for the fate of the world? Stay tuned and find out!
Voiced By: Amber Lee Connors
-Amber Lee Connors is a professional voice actress for anime and video games. Her anime credits include Nozomi Kaminashi in Keijo!!!!!!!!, Mai Kawakami in Myriad Colors Phantom World, Akane Hiyama in Love Tyrant, Chtholly in World End, Baccarat in the movie One Piece: Film Gold, Miki Kawai in A Silent Voice and Vernal in RWBY. Notable video game roles include Jade in Battlerite, Beli in Huniepop, Ginger in Dust: An Elysian Tail, Toy Chica, Nightmare Chica and JJ in Five Night’s at Freddy’s World, Clara in Five Night’s at Freddy’s: Sister Location and Ira in DreadOut among many others. Amber is also the founder of Sound Cadence Studios, where she casts and directs various projects. You can see what she’s currently up to by following her on twitter @AmberLeeConnors. www.amberleeconnors.com
What's a video game without awesome music? The game's soundtrack will be filled with plenty of exciting and catchy tunes, with a soundtrack that's channeling music pieces that will have an "old school" arcade style feel to them. Enjoy listening to some of the tracks that have already been composed for Celestial Crusaders.
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We're independent game developers, so procuring funding through an investor simply isn't in the cards for us. That's why we've decided to pitch our idea here, on KickStarter, where gamers could decide if the game looks like something they want to see made. By pledging to this project you can help bring us one step closer to the dream of making Celestial Crusaders a reality.
-Tri-Storm Studios is a three person production team aiming to create quality video games and animations for all to enjoy.
Connor Ludovice Aka "TriCon": Writer & Executive Producer
-Connor Ludovice, who often goes by "TriCon" online, is a writer with a strong passion for video games. He’s been playing games ever since he was old enough to walk, and as soon as he learned how to write he would come up with stories and ideas for his own video games. Connor has written for all kinds of projects like writing and producing his own web comics, parody animations, and top 10 videos for WatchMojo.com. Celestial Crusaders marks Connor’s first time writing and producing a video game, a lifelong dream of his. With his creative skills Connor is looking to help create a fun and exciting gaming experience.
Notable Scripting Works:
YouTube Channel Link:
DynoStorm: Pixel Art, Sound Design, Programming & Game Design
-DynoStorm is a Life-long creative, and has been a Games Developer almost 10 years in the making. the Creator of many games including, Super DynoStory, danmakuDUCKS , DynoStory, and Gabber Dabbers. He will be putting everything together into the final game, drawing all the sprites, writing all the code, designing all the patterns and levels, designing all the sounds, and just bringing everything together. He has created the Celestial Crusaders Free Demo! Feel free to send him your feedback because He intends to go all out with the full version of Celestial Crusaders with crazy detailed animations, a huge variety of unique bullets, enemies, bosses and patterns, super satisfying particle effects and battles, crazy levels that have complex and fun paths, unique and original fonts and interfaces.Thanks to DynoStorm you can rest assure that Celestial Crusaders is in good hands!
Find out more at: http://dynostorm.media/
Dusky Umbreon: Music Composer
-Nicole, who often goes by Dusky Umbreon, is lending her musical talents to create a fun and memorable soundtrack for Celestial Crusaders. She has done music for a couple of friends' small projects in the past, but this is her first big project. Along with this, she is also both composing for, and designing her own game called, Havoc Fox. Her biggest musical inspirations are Leila Wilson(Freedom Planet OST) and the Sonic series' OST.
-Sound Cadence Studios LLC is an ADR-capable, indie-friendly outsourcing recording studio, specializing in providing high quality recording studio services.
Portfolio Link: http://www.soundcadencestudios.com/portfolio.html
Marissa Lenti: Voice Director
- Marissa Lenti is a casting and voice director at Sound Cadence Studios in Dallas, Texas. She's been at the head of several of their projects, most notably her work on various Rooster Teeth and ScrewAttack titles, including RWBY, Red vs Blue, Camp Camp, Death Battle, and DBX, where she's worked as a casting assistant and has also headed up casting and voice direction for several years. She also has experience with indie games, as seen by her casting work on games like Victory Belles, All For You, ALiCE VR, Tower 57, and more. She's even worked for FUNimation as an Assistant Voice Director on the anime series NANBAKA, and now will be providing the voice direction for Celestial Crusaders.
$48,000 - BATTLE HARDENED! DEUS VULT!
-Two Extra Difficulty Levels for Arcade Mode! "Safer than Safest" and "ULTRA DANGEROUS"
$51,000 - DEVELOPER BATTLES! Can You Destroy Us?
-DEVELOPER BATTLES! (Face off against TriCon, DynoStorm, Dusky (and possibly some others...) in EPIC SHOWDOWNS OF PLAYER VS DEVELOPER! WAHAA!)
$55,000 - Interstellar Crusade! Pierce the Heavens!
-4 NEW LEVELS! BEYOND THE STARS! WAHOO!
$60,000 - THE EPIC PORT! Retake the Maclands!
-The Full Experience comes to Macintosh Computers! MAC OS X! YES!
$65,000 - ANOTHER EPIC PORT! We will take Linuxeum!
-The Full Experience also comes to Linux Operating Systems!
Alternatively, play in a Browser: (PLAY -FREE DEMO- on itch.io)
Risks and challenges
Creating a video game brings its own set of risks and challenges to overcome. The biggest risk that we will face are potential development delays that may occur. The challenge for us is to try and prevent any delays from happening. All team members are extremely hard and diligent workers, but in the end we're human. We've made sure to set realistic deadlines that everyone on the team can reach. When you try to do more than you can handle you're just asking for delays and setbacks. Nobody can predict the future though, and something unforeseen could very well come up that might cause a delay in production. We plan on releasing frequent development updates here on the Kickstarter page, and on social media. These updates would also include info about delays if they occur. We want to ensure that anyone who is interested in our game is kept up to date with it's development.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter