Help us launch the careers of some promising new game developers. Your funding could give a few students their first job as professional video game developers. In addition to those students who get that precious first job, this project will be used as a guideline and an inspiration for many others to follow as they make the leap to release their own original works independently. Don't be shy about over funding the project, excess funds will go towards employing more students on the project. So tell your friends and family and ask them to tell their friends and family!
Trapped in an iceberg for
thousands of years, a mighty Viking explorer awakens in a future
world where technology, sorcery and holiday themes have become one.
Armed with an M16 and his trusty flying penguin, Time Viking rides to
Time Viking is an old
school side scrolling shooter. The player must kill all enemies and
collect their eggs before they fall into the lava. Don’t drop the
eggs or tougher enemy will spawn from it. Upgrade your weapons and
fight giant bosses. Check out the video for more details!
Where did Time Viking
This project started as a
sample game to teach and inspire students in video game
programming. At first the only goal was to show what can be
accomplished by a single programmer in just 10 weeks.
So What Now?
What started as nothing
more than a sample project turned out to be a pretty fun little game. We replaced the programmer art and animations with our own creations and the project really started to have an identity.
The next goal is to illustrate how a very small team equipped with
nothing more than the tools we learned in class can put together a
finished product and get it out there.
Our Team We
are a small team of game industry veterans, each with 17+ year of
experience making some great games. We have worked on games like
Ratchet and Clank, Spyro the Dragon, Vigilante Eight, True Crime,
Twisted Metal Black and many more.
In addition to our full
time jobs as game developers, we each set aside enough time to teach
a few classes per quarter in video game development at a local
college. We have seen a lot of talented students over the years, but
many are having no luck finding jobs during these very difficult
times in the industry.
We want to help create jobs and give
talented students their break into games by putting their names on a
released title. By funding this project you will be helping to give
new opportunities for the next generation of developers and inspiring
others to make the big push to get some of their own original work
Instead of finishing this
project strictly on our own, we would like to create an opportunity
for a few students to work with us on it professionally. With
$10,000 we will have enough funds to give 2 promising students their
What happens if the
project gets over funded?
For every additional 5k
We will hire on an
additional student or recent grad who needs game development
We will add another
backer designed level.
A new power or weapon designed by the backers.
Rework some of the art
and animation. Did you see the space squid god? He needs some art love, need I say more.
and an outrageous and
over the top boss that you can help design!
TVE will be released for PC. If the game is over funded by $5,000 the game get an Xbox 360 version and the backers will receive digital copies for both funded formats.
* Only the top 3 design
rewards per category will be put into the game. The top 3 will be
chosen by the backers via online survey voting . For every 5k the game is over
funded another design will be added from each category. For example
if the game gets over funded by 10k then the top 5 designs per tier
will get into the game. Everyone who buys a design tier will receive
design credit even if their design is not voted into the game.
Designs are subject to approval by dev team.
Special thanks to David Orr for letting us use his music.
Have a question?
If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
The Villain: All previous rewards plus design an enemy for us to create and put in the game. You will get an enemy design credit in the game. Reward does not include reward 9. * Please see conditions of this reward below.
The Hero: All previous rewards, design a character skin for us to create and put in the game. You will get a character design credit in the game. Reward does not include reward 9&10. *Please see conditions of this reward below.
The Action Hero: All previous rewards plus design an ability for the character we will put in the game. You will get a systems design credit. Reward does not include reward 9 through 11.* Please see conditions of this reward below.
The Boss: All previous rewards plus design a boss and its abilities for us to create and put in the game. You will get a systems and boss design credit. Reward does not include reward 9&12. *Please see conditions of this reward below.
The Sugar Daddy: Your name and logo on the title screen with a “Brought to you by" credit! Also lunch with us (travel and lodging not included, sorry were on a tight budget), and all previous reward tiers. Plus you will sleep well at nights knowing you have provided jobs to deserving students in the industry.