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$1,241
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30
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 19 2013 8:25 PM UTC +00:00
$1,241
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
30
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 19 2013 8:25 PM UTC +00:00

About

Tube Shoot is a comedy shooter game for the Droid and iPhone. In it, you have the power to shoot at the world on the TV as you flip through the channels.

The game play is simple. The effects are unpredictable. Your phone is now a TV and your finger is now an omnipotent gun that can shoot at anything you see. You, the player, are on each channel for between 30 seconds to 5 minutes, depending on what happens, or what you cause to happen. The game isn't just about killing and blowing stuff up. It's about making funny things happen. The characters and objects on TV react to what you do, what you don't do, and what order you do it in. There are also some hidden targets, hidden channels, and a few other surprises. So you'll want to play the game over and over so see all the different things you can do. Each channel also will have a different flavor to it. In some, the humor will be in how the characters react (like if you shot House in his good leg?). In others, the humor will be in the stuff you cause to happen (Mythbusters 'nuf said). This is what all of you pretended to do as kids but now can actually do in a video game. If nothing else, it's also very cathartic (FOX News or CNN? Pick your target). These are just a few examples. We've got lots more we are eager to show you. So fund our project and you can finally shoot at Team Rocket for real in TUBE SHOOT.

We want Tube Shoot to be a serial project; releasing new expansions with more channels every few months. There are always new things to make fun of on TV after all. We are asking for $15,000 to make the first game. After that, the number of expansions we make depends on how many stretch goals we meet. If you pledge any amount to this project, you get all the expansions for free once they are completed. Otherwise you'll have to pay $1 for each expansion when they are released. There are other prizes exclusive to backers of this game. Check out the rewards.

For $10 or more, you will get the "Kickstarter Exclusive" version of the game which has 5 extra channels that won't be available to anyone else.

The funds will go toward paying us, the artists who right now are all working for free. They will also go towards paying our talented cast of voice actors, paying for equipment and software, and covering a few other various expenses.

Who are we?

We are a bunch of independent artists; character designers, animators, programmers, voice actors and composer/sound engineer, who came together on our own for the goal of making this game. Together, we are “Weapons Grade Games.” All of us have been friends and professional acquaintances for a long time but were never part of the same project. Until one day we came up with the idea for this game and knew we had to bring it to life. We shared the idea with other friends who then also joined the project. We were all very enthusiastic about the project, but the problem was we didn't have a lot of time to devote to it outside of our other art gigs or day jobs. That was when we heard about Kickstarter and what brings us here to you today. For us, this isn't just another art gig. This game is like our child. It's our own creation. We've been putting a lot of work into it because we want to make it everything it can be. If it succeeds (and we know it will) we hope it will lead to more opportunities for all of us to make more of the games we want to make and you want to play. Help make our dream happen.

We will be posting concept art for the characters on this page as we make more. Please check back regularly.

To tease you, here's a list of just some of the things we will or may parody in the game. We are always open to suggestions by the way:

[H]ouse,

All State (with Mayhem),

Dexter, Die Hard,

Dirty Jobs,

Dos Equis commercial,

Game of Thrones,

Inception,

Iron Chef,

Jersey Shore,

Kill Bill,

Mac vs PC,

MacGuyver,

Matrix,

Mythbusters,

Nightmare on Elm Street,

Pushing Daisies,

SAW, Teletubies,

The Bachelorette,

The Walking Dead,

Pokemon,

Sex and the City.

These are just to name a few. Again, we are open to suggestions. Who would you like to shoot at? Pledge to this game and we'll hear your suggestions.

Edit to the rewards: The reward for the $5 backers is supposed to say "Tube Shoot 3" x 2" sticker." Minor error.

Risks and challenges

The potential problems we see are delays in production and delays in release of the game. Everyone on the team is very devoted to seeing this project through, and we hope to add more people to the team to complete the game sooner, but there are always problems that can arise. Be it technical or personal. We've had to deal with a number of setbacks already in production so we are familiar with what can go wrong and we're getting better at dealing with them. As long as we get the funding we need the project will be completed.

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    We'll be your best frieeeeeeeends~ Plus you get the game and each expansion for free upon release.

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    Tube Shoot 3" x 2" (fits on most phone backs) plus the game and each expansion for free upon release.

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    You get the Kickstarter Exclusive version of Tube Shoot that has 5 channels that won't be in the public version. Plus all the above, and you get your name in the credits as a backer.

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    You get your name and your face or avatar in the credits, plus all the above mentioned rewards.

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    You get a PDF copy of the game progress book documenting the creative process behind the game; including the original character design sketches and what the artists have to say about this project. Plus you get all the above mentioned rewards.

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    Make your own hidden target. Tell us a prop you want to have in your personal copy of the game in the scene of your choice and we'll make it. We'll also make it explode the way you want it to when shot. You also get everything in the $50 tier and above.

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    Your avatar appears as the main character in the opening sequence in your personal copy of the game. You get a PDF copy of the game progress book documenting the creative process behind the game; including the original character design sketches and what the artists have to say about this project.

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    The game development team will show up at your doorstep and give you the biggest most appreciative hug you will ever remember.

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Funding period

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