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Super Smash Bros style combat for the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console with 4 player online and local multiplayer support!

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Indie New Challenger Approaching Update #1 ·

Imagination Vent is proud to announce our new partnership with Modern Intrigues. Their hit Indie game Project Gert is available on XBLA and coming soon to Ouya. Cassandra is back with a vengeance and ready to strike fear into all opposing combatants. She is our newest fighter to be added to the game's roster with many more Indie characters to come!

     Smash your friends to oblivion with Bionic Fighters, the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console thriller coming in fall 2014 with your support. Ferocious and ready for battle, our combatants assemble to fight to the death. SSB players will feel right at home with a diverse character roster and intuitive controls. Our accessible, fast paced, and action-packed fighting game will be available exclusively on the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android system. 

     Have YOU been waiting for a game that provides a worthwhile console experience on your PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console, that one killer game that makes the console stand out? Bionic Fighters melds and improves on the best elements of a quality fighting game experience with the pricing and affordability offered by Android based devices. Bionic Fighters even supports up to four Bluetooth controllers. We plan to have dedicated servers that enable our users to seamlessly play with their friends online, and track how their friends are faring in the heat of combat.

     STATUS: We currently have an early prototype that demonstrates our fundamental concept for Bionic Fighters. Our team is passionately designing this game from the ground up as an exclusive for PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console. With Bionic Fighters we intend to provide the quality of a console-level gaming experience the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android Store currently lacks. The game is in pre-production with development to begin immediately after the Kickstarter funding period ends. We expect to complete Bionic Fighters within 12 to 13 months.

     Bionic Fighters takes hand to hand fighting to new extremes with 10 powerful characters, and 7 stages.  Two of the ten characters will be designed by the backers in the highest reward tier. The ability to fight with a friend brings team duos to a new level of realism in this high octane thrill ride of fists. We have a diverse roster for Bionic Fighters that includes: a fearsome prehistoric beast, the ubiquitous stickman, Titus the battle hardened swordsman, and a seductive cyberpunk assassin. We will continue revealing more characters as the development of the game progresses. The game is to be built with online matches in mind, and offers multiple unique game modes. One game mode will use the traditional stock "life" model, while the other called "Digital Fighter" will consist of a race against time to gather the most points by attacking opponents. The combat is constantly lightning fast with gameplay devices such as randomly dropped items that spawn throughout the battle to mix up the playing field.

Titus (early character concept)
Titus (early character concept)

     The game is striving for a highly stylized look, and will play very similarly to SSB. As you can see from the concept art below, our Steampunk and Jungle stages convey our strong aesthetic vision that will provide a unique style of play.

Steampunk Stage Concept
Steampunk Stage Concept

     The game comes packed with diverse stages and characters, and the varying locations ensures that each fight offers new and fresh gameplay. The jungle themed stage below showcases the verticality that makes some of our more distinct stages come alive.

Jungle Stage Concept
Jungle Stage Concept

     The single player campaign will prepare the user to play the game proficiently with friends online or locally. Within the campaign mode, players will battle each game character one on one, building up to a climactic fight with an enormous vile monster. This teaches the player each character's individual fighting style. The single player portion is intended as an extended tutorial to show new players how to play the game.

     Multiplayer allows up to 4 players to compete online or offline. Get ready to dust off your PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console for a game worthy of being called a console title. From the beginning, Bluetooth wireless headset support with voice chat for online play will be added to the game! Bionic Fighters online and offline multiplayer modes offer the most visceral combat witnessed in a fighting game in years.  We are pulling no stops on this title by offering robust multiplayer modes, distinctive characters to choose between, and tight + engaging gameplay that hooks you in each fight! Additional content will be released regularly with new levels, characters, and entirely new game modes. We are committed to continuously making your gaming experience fresh, with new challenges every time you play.

     As shown in the video, the development team is working around the clock to turn Bionic Fighters into a video game worthy of your pledge. Kickstarter has provided us the opportunity to realize this vision, and with you on our side, we will make it a reality!

     Every dollar raised will go directly to the development of Bionic Fighters and our backer rewards. Each stretch goal that we meet will add more content to enrich the overall experience of the game. Our game will initially support English and Japanese language options, and with your support we can provide additional languages.

Bionic Fighters Poster
Bionic Fighters Poster
Epic Bionic Fighters T-Shirt
Epic Bionic Fighters T-Shirt
Bionic Fighters Mug
Bionic Fighters Mug
Kickstarter-Exclusive Concept Art Book
Kickstarter-Exclusive Concept Art Book
Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin Concept SCULPT
Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin Concept SCULPT
Backer Custom Character Silhouette
Backer Custom Character Silhouette

      We're participating in OUYA's #FreeTheGames Fund, created by OUYA to support developers making new and creative console games. OUYA will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar if we raise a minimum of $75,000, so help us reach this goal and make an incredible game for everyone! To be eligible for this match, we commit that this game will be an OUYA exclusive for six months — no matter what. To learn more about OUYA, go to www.OUYA.tv.

  • $90,000 — Custom music track from a hit indie band!
  • $100,000 —Licensing fees to acquire the rights to use the Google Android character in-game
  • $110,000 — Additional characters for all game modes!
  • $130,000 — Additional levels!
  • $150,000 — Multiplayer ranking achievements and in-game tournament set ups!
  • $170,000 — Additional weapons + in-game skins
  • $174,500 — Additional languages such as Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish!
  • $200,000 — The game will receive an expansive update to the story mode to include dual branching paths + Character Editor + most importantly a brand new game mode for all multiplayer users! 

Imagination Vent will add free updates to the game that will ensure the online community continually grows. Having already developed games for Android and PC, our development team is ready to make this new party-style fighting game a success! If we achieve our stretch goals we can utilize more resources as a development team and achieve our goals faster.

     Our intention is that by promoting this project on Kickstarter, we will reach a wider audience, enabling our development team to make Bionic Fighters the best it can be. We currently have several production sketches for characters, and are determined to make Bionic Fighters the staple title on the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console. This is the reason we need your support for this revolutionary title. Imagination Vent is planning on having a booth at Pax 2014, and we need your support to make sure Bionic Fighters gets into gamers hands! Our team will also need to rent multiple dedicated servers for this game to support its huge online user base.

     With the expectations set upon us to deliver an engaging, and highly addictive fighting game we require professional resources in order to assure quality throughout the entire product. Paying for full time programmers is a big expenditure that we can only cover with the support of our fan base. Our team is looking to hire additional team members for gameplay and network programming, character and environment art, and additional illustrators for concept art. These additions to the team will cause both our company size and costs to double. To ensure this game adheres to the highest expectations set upon us by the community, we need your pledge. We will consistently update the community on the progress being made on Bionic Fighters, and support the backers who will make our Fighters come to life!

Risks and challenges

A note from Imagination Vent founder, Jared Gingerich (prior-SCEA):

As an independent game development studio, Imagination Vent believes all obstacles can be overcome with hard work and persistence. Our team is prepared and has the experience to deliver a polished product to backers in the specified time-frame.

We decided to release the game as an exclusive for the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android console due to its potential and the revolution it represents in the gaming market. The challenge involved with our project is that in order to provide the addictive combat correlated to SSB, distinctive characters, and seamless multiplayer we need to smash our Kickstarter goal and aim for the Stretch Goals! We want to collaborate with our community to make Bionic Fighters unique and awe inspiring, something only the PC, Ouya, and MOJO android consoles allow us to do.

Kickstarter has given us this chance to make our game a reality. We strongly believe that Bionic Fighters will redefine Android based gaming, and we want you to help us lead the revolution.

When I met my team of programming and graphic design interns, I never thought we would be able to collaboratively develop a staple console title. With your support Bionic Fighters will be an astonishing success.

Sincerely,
Jared Gingerich
Founder and Creative Game Director
Imagination Vent Inc.

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    Our studio will tell you that you are AWESOME! Plus, get an exclusive Bionic Fighters Desktop background for all reward tiers!

    You will receive our unending gratitude for your pledge! We sincerely appreciate your support!

    *** NOTES FOR REWARDS ***

    Bionic Fighters will be available for PC, Ouya, & MOJO android console

    All PHYSICAL REWARDS are estimated to be delivered on or after November 2014

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    You will get pre-alpha access to the game!

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    4 backers

    Receive a FREE downloadable copy of the game!

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    Receive a promotional code for the closed beta and the full game!

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    The studio will send you a DELUXE poster of Bionic Fighters!

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    Backer Credits + Full Game + Closed Beta

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    Receive a truly epic Bionic Fighters T-Shirt!

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    Backer Credits + Full Game + Closed Beta + Poster

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    Receive a limited edition Bionic Fighters Mug!

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    Backer Credits + Full Game + Closed Beta + Poster + T-Shirt

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    Receive a vividly detailed art book containing concept art and early character
    development sketches!

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    Backer Credits + Full Game + Closed Beta + Poster + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Mug + ALL DLC Content Packs

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    Receive a DELUXE Bionic Fighters poster, ~10x16" HAND SIGNED by the Development Team. Plus, a Kickstarter-exclusive LIMITED-EDITION SCULPT of the Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin and a CD copy of the soundtrack!

    ALSO INCLUDES

    Backer Credits + Full Game + Closed Beta + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Mug + Art Book

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    Receive an exclusive Ouya (gaming console) with an ELITE custom wrap of the Bionic Fighters logo! Plus, an additional Bluetooth controller!

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    Backer Credits + 4 Copies of the Full Game + Closed Beta + Hand Signed Poster + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Mug + Art Book + Kickstarter-Exclusive LIMITED-EDITION SCULPT of the Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin + CD Soundtrack

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    Get the opportunity to submit your own original idea for a weapon to be added and implemented into the full game!

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    Backer Credits + 4 Copies of the Full Game + Closed Beta + Hand Signed Poster + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Mug + ALL DLC Content Packs + Art Book + Kickstarter-Exclusive LIMITED-EDITION SCULPT of the Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin + CD Soundtrack + Exclusive Ouya (Gaming Console) with Custom Wrap + Additional Controller

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    You will be bestowed VIP access to the Launch Party in November 2014 for Bionic Fighters!

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    Backer Credits + 4 Copies of the Full Game + Closed Beta + Hand Signed Poster + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Mug + Art Book + Kickstarter-Exclusive LIMITED-EDITION SCULPT of the Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin + CD Soundtrack + Exclusive Ouya (Gaming Console) with Custom Wrap + Additional Controller + Custom Weapon

    The VIP launch party (reward tier) provides FREE access for the backer to enter the launch party event. We will pay for your entrance, and provide food for you on the evening of the event.

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    Get the opportunity to submit your own original idea for a character to be added and implemented into the full game! Plus, having the advantage of getting the opportunity to Skype call with the development team.

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    Backer Credits + 4 Copies of the Full Game + Closed Beta + Hand Signed Poster + T-Shirt + Limited Edition Mug + Art Book + Kickstarter-Exclusive LIMITED-EDITION SCULPT of the Seductive Cyberpunk Assassin + CD Soundtrack + Exclusive Ouya (Gaming Console) with Custom Wrap + Additional Controller + Custom Weapon + VIP Launch Party Access

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