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Dan WilliamsBy Dan Williams
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Dan WilliamsBy Dan Williams
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$121
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, January 13 2016 8:50 PM UTC +00:00

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Supporting Indie Game Development

Supporting indie game development is important to keep a variety of games in the app store. Some of the big game studios are creating clones of existing genres such as match 3, endless runner, and the classic freemium MMO. While I believe there is a place for these types of games, they are not pushing innovation.

Indie games are the ones that have innovated and brought us unique gameplay experiences. Indie game development has brought us games like Minecraft (listing this here can be good or bad, but I wanted to list it anyways), Braid, and Fez. It’s also introduced new game genres and brought old ones back to life.

Indie games may not always be the most polished games, but they are the ones that you should be passionate about. Indie games are pushing the boundaries and redefining the gaming experience.

With this project, I want to create royalty free graphics for indie game developers or anyone else that wants to use them. There are two parts to this project:

Part 1) Download Common Game Elements

In part 1, you'll be able to grab common game elements such as user interface graphics, game backgrounds, icons, and other common in-game elements. Some example of these assets would include buttons, backgrounds, coins, crates, barrels, and treasure chests.

Below are two examples of user interface kits that you would be able to download and use. Every interface kit would come as separated .jpg and .png files so all you'll need to do is drop them in your game.

User Interface Kit
User Interface Kit
User Interface Kit 2
User Interface Kit 2

Part 2) An Online Sprite Sheet Creator

In addition to getting access to common game elements, you’ll have access to an exclusive online sprite sheet creation tool. This tool will allow anyone to easily create a sprite sheet for his or her next game.

The online tool will ask you to choose a character skin, a costume, and a weapon to generate a unique sprite sheet. Once you're done, you'll get a fully loaded sprite sheet that will come with walking, running, attacking, blocking, jumping, dying, and a few more animations. A tool like this is a game changer for the game development industry.

Sprite Creation Process
Sprite Creation Process

To give you an idea of the possibilities, if I created 10 skins, 10 costumes, and 10 weapons, indie developers around the globe would have access to 10,000 possible character combinations. Imagine the games that could be created with these graphics!

The online sprite sheet creator will not require the use of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or another graphics editing program. You’ll just need to point, click and download.

A few of the final sprite sheet examples, will include more than 4 frames
A few of the final sprite sheet examples, will include more than 4 frames

The Designs

Of course, this KickStarter project isn’t just for 10 skins, 10 costumes, or 10 weapons; instead, this project is to create fully fledged user interface designs, game backgrounds, common user interface elements, and a whole lot more character choices.

In addition to the common GUI elements, I’m committing myself to creating at least 60 (I’m hoping for a lot more) character skins, 60 costume choices, and 60 weapons.

Here's a sample of some of the designs that will be available to you through the online sprite sheet creator.

Brute
Brute
Knight
Knight
Goblin
Goblin
Ranger
Ranger

Thank you for taking a look at my Kickstarter campaign and I sincerely hope you decide to support it!

tl;dr

This project will build an online tool that will allow game developers to get free graphics and create free Sprite sheets.

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges for this project is purely time based. I’ll be handling the development of the website and the online interface for creating sprite sheets.

While this is being developed, the real challenge will be preparing the graphics for the online tool. Creating individual GUI elements and other standard items won’t be a problem. The real issue will be making sure that I get enough skins, costumes, and weapons designed for the online tool.

If there are any setbacks during this project, I am committing myself to keeping every backer updated on progress, good or bad, for the duration of this project.

Potential stretch goals for this project would include even more character designs and royalty free music.

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    You have my heartfelt thanks for supporting this project.

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    Become a Game Character!

    Send me a full photo of yourself, a friend, or a pet and I’ll make them a character skin for this project. While I’ll try my best to redraw you, I can’t promise it’ll always be accurate. If you pledge this amount, your character skin will be available as a royalty free asset.

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    Early Backer

    As an early backer, you’ll get beta access to the website. You can get your hands on all of the sprite sheets, user interface elements, backgrounds all of the other goodies that have been created before anyone else.

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    Have A Say!

    With this reward, you’ll have a say in the designs we create for this project. Do you want to see some aliens with space helmets shooting purple lasers? No problem! Do you want a western steampunk cowboy wielding a shotgun? No problem! I’ll do my very best to accommodate your requests.

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    Get Your Game Featured

    When the website launches, there will be a location on the website for featured games. This location will be reserved for the backers of this project and will be in a high profile location to ensure visibility. You’ll be able to get your next game in front of everybody that uses the website for at least one week.

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    Custom Design Work

    Do you have an upcoming game that you need some designs for? Let me design something for you! You and I will collaborate to create a custom design for your game.

    At this time, I can only offer 2d game design and is limited to sprite sheets (can be several), game backgrounds, or user interface elements (can be several). Although I’m happy to create several design pieces for you, this is not a complete game design project.

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    A More Robust Game Design Just For You

    If you have an upcoming mobile 2d game and you need several designs completed such as individual unit sprites, explosions, user interface elements, or just a design in general, then this reward is for you. You and I will discuss the need of your game design and come up with a design that’s just for you.

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Funding period

- (30 days)