About this project
WELCOME TO OUR KICKSTARTER PROJECT!
We are looking for your support to get our little indie game ‘Derrick the Deathfin’ on to mobile!
Derrick is a fast-paced arcade action sideways scroller set in a unique aquatic world entirely made out of paper and card. Derrick and his underwater home was hand crafted by street artist Ronzo, with an army of helpers through hundreds of hours of painstaking paper folding, cutting and gluing. Together with Indie developer gordon from Different Cloth a truly exciting video game was created. It launched on the Playstation Network (2012) and later on Steam (2014), but now he’s swimming menacingly towards a mobile app release.
With your backing, together we can create an incredible mobile version for Derrick - specifically for iOS and Android phones & tablets. We would be truly grateful for your support - and we have great rewards to give out too. Please see below. What are you waiting for? Let's #SaveTheShark.
Derrick and his friends were all cut out and folded by hand from cardboard and paper. With an army of helpers we spend hundreds of hours of painstaking paper folding, cutting and gluing. Besides all the creatures, we built rocks, plants, caves, oil rigs, tanker ships and many other objects feature in the game. We assembled little model sets and underwater sceneries, which we filmed and turned (with help from our computer wizards Ten24) into an actual playable game.
Derrick the Deathfin is the world’s first underwater paper craft video game. It’s a fast-paced arcade action title set in a unique aquatic world made entirely out of paper & card. In the game Derrick rampages around the globe munching on paper creatures and destroying everything he sees under the guise of avenging the death of his parents. Derrick’s quest takes him all around the globe, through 3 types of level, 4 different continents, 11 vibrant environments and 32 challenging levels featuring 'Survival Mode','Time Challenges','Puzzle Levels' and 'Boss Battles'.
The vast majority of your donation will go to game design & development by me - gordon (hello!) - to give me the chance to continue working on the mobile version until it's as perfect as can be. We already invested countless hours of work into this but have now reached a crucial stage where funding is required to help us achieve the best possible result. We really want to do Derrick on mobile justice, not just quickly whack out a whack version :) So please give generously - we really appreciate your support!
There are loads of amazing rewards for backers - and in the higher tiers the rewards are completely bespoke and limited edition. Ronzo will only make a few and he will make them just for you!
01 'Fishus Famious' - Pledge £2 or more
Your name will appear in the actual credits of the worlds first underwater paper craft mobile game.
02 ‘Gamus Complimentarius’ - Pledge £5 or more
You get a free copy of the game on Steam right now (PC & Mac) + the new game on iOS or Android (once successfully launched) + rewards 1
03 ‘Turtle Stonigus’ - Pledge £10 or more
You get a set of trendy fish badges depicting Derrick and his mates. This item will be with you in time for X-Mas! + rewards 1 & 2
04 ‘Snapinus Snipanus’ - Pledge £15 or more
You get a set of stickers depicting Derrick and his mates (This item will be with you in time for X-Mas!) + rewards 1 & 2
05 ‘Sharkus Derrikus - Small paper model’ - Pledge £20 or more
You get a 'small' hand made paper model of Derrick. Dimensions ca: 13cm x 8cm x 8cm. This items will be with you in time for X-Mas! + rewards 1 & 2 25 available!
06 ‘Clothus Sharkus Sans Sleevius’ - Pledge £25 or more
You get a special edition Derrick T-Shirt. Available sizes XL, L, M, S. This item will be with you in time for X-Mas! + rewards 1 & 2
07 'Sharkus Printius' - Pledge £50 or more
You get a limited edition 3 colour screen print. Size: 50cm x 50cm, signed and numbered. Edition of 100. This items will be with you in time for X-Mas! + rewards 1 & 2 100 available!
08 - 10 ‘Fishus Massivus- Puffer, Jelly & Triangle - giant card board models’ - Pledge £75 or more
You get a giant card model of either a puffer fish, jelly fish or triangle. Dimensions are between 150cm and 70cm - please read the description on the right. Only one available each! (Please note: This is an original probs used in the actual shoot. Therefore it contains some 'wear and tear'. This item is pick collection only. Pick up from East London studio) + rewards 1 & 2 1 available each!
11 'Fishus Massivus - Sharkus Derrickus - giant card board model’' - Pledge £150 or more
You get a giant Derrick card board shark model. Dimensions ca: 160cm x 100cm x 100cm. Only 2 available! (Please note: This is an original probs used in the actual shoot. Therefore it contains some 'wear and tear'. This item is pick collection only. Pick up from East London studio) + rewards 1 & 2 2 available!
12 ‘Gamikus Grafikus Selfius - You in the game ’ - Pledge £250 or more
You get a custom made signage or billboard in the game - just for you. It will be displayed in one of the 32 levels (in the background). Its designed by Ronzo and it can either be an advertising for your business or product, a personal portrait or a shout out for someone you love/hate. Everything goes as long it is non-offensive. The design will be subject to Ronzo's imagination and won't be changeable. You get what you get given basically - but will it look super cool and unique. A gamble well worth taking + rewards 1 & 2. 32 available!
13 ‘Observiate Creativitaet Fishius Chipius’ - Pledge £500 or more
Spend an afternoon or evening with the creators in their East London Studio and get a look behind the magic. Followed by a portion of fish and chips from one of the finest east end establishments. 3 available!
14 ‘Glory To The Derrickest’ - Pledge £1,000 or more
Get a giant Derrick graffiti on your house, garage door, car, ship, plane or helicopter (includes paint, excludes scaffolding or scissor-lifts. excluding travel. surface must reasonable sized and in reasonable condition) 3 available!
Any Questions? Wanna know more?
Please contact us for more information and imagery.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Risks and challenges
Obviously recreating the game for mobile platforms is not without it's challenges, particularly in terms of the controls - which we are currently iterating over to get right.
We don't anticipate too many blockers on the project technically, since we originally launched on PS3 & have an efficient and well optimised game that runs well on latest generation mobile devices in it's current form.
Creatively the biggest risk that Derrick (& any game!) faces is overrun on timings - but we will do our best here! That said if we need to work on it more than envisaged to make sure it's top quality we'd rather do that and overrun a bit :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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