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Explore, solve, and survive together. We are taking the puzzle-platformer genre and giving it a unique cooperative twist. In space.
Explore, solve, and survive together. We are taking the puzzle-platformer genre and giving it a unique cooperative twist. In space.
108 backers pledged $3,263 to help bring this project to life.

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 Kickstarter Funding Stretch Goals:   

$2,000 - Time Trial Mode and Online High Scores  

$3,000 - Additional Level + New Content  

$4,000 - Bonus Boss Level + more to come

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Help us reach our stretch goals!

Social Media Stretch Goals:   

  

Facebook:

250 Likes - New Alternate Astronaut Skin  

500 Likes - Additional New Astronaut Skin + Alternate Tether   

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Twitter:

75 Followers - Twitter Exclusive Astronaut Skin   < -- ACHIEVED! 

150 Followers - Additional New Astronaut Skin + Alternate Tether   

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Follow us on Twitter!

 

spaceBOUND  is a cooperative zero-gravity puzzle-platformer in which two astronauts, bound together by a tether, must navigate dangerous obstacles and complete puzzles while exploring the asteroid upon which they crash landed.

  • Platforms: Windows / Mac / Linux
  • Playstyles Supported: Single-player / Local co-op / Direct connect online co-op
  • Controller Support: Yes
  • Release Date: End of July / Early August

 

 

A team of two astronauts have crash landed on a giant asteroid, the home of an abandoned mining facility. Plunging below the surface, the astronauts begin exploring the mining facility, avoiding hazardous machinery along the way and slowly uncovering the truth about where they are... 

 

  • A brutally challenging zero-gravity puzzle platformer that can be played solo or cooperatively (Same screen couch coop, or Online!).
  • A completely physics based game, from the asteroids' movement to the tether's behavior.
  • Discover the mysteries of the abandoned mining facility, and find hidden collectibles.
  • Solve puzzles cooperatively - teamwork is the key!
  • Face five different boss levels that put everything you have learned to the test.

 

Gravity Whale Games is a small indie game studio developing captivating video games and experiences in Orlando, Florida.

Jeremy Boggs - Programming / Design (Co-Founder)
Terrence Winston - Programming / Design (Co-Founder)

Jeremy (left) and Terrence (right)
Jeremy (left) and Terrence (right)


Christine Wright - Sound Design

Charles Spears - Musical Composition

Anders Larsson - 2D Artist

Anders Larsson
Anders Larsson

 

Though we have been fortunate enough to self-fund a majority of this project, we have come to Kickstarter to push us through the final stretch of production and get spaceBOUND to as many friends, parties, and people as possible.

The most important part of this Kickstarter is to raise the funds to acquire the appropriate funding for licenses, marketing, some extra art, and sound. This has all been calculated to account for the physical rewards we will be sending out to the backers and is an accurate depiction of our use of the funds. 

 

$5 - Supporter: Many thanks for your support and your name (or username) will be in the credits!

$8 - Pioneer (Early Bird): Get a digital copy of spaceBOUND on any of the available (PC/MAC/LINUX)  platforms of your choice, plus everything in the supporter tier.

$10 - Explorer: Get a digital copy of spaceBOUND on any of the available (PC/MAC/LINUX) platforms of your choice, plus everything in the Supporter tier.

$15 - Astronaut: Get a digital copy of the spaceBOUND soundtrack, plus everything in the Supporter and Explorer tiers.

$25 -  Veteran Astronaut: Get a physical spaceBOUND poster and Gravity Whale Games stickers delivered straight to your door, plus everything in the previous tiers!

$50 - Moonwalker: Get a physical spaceBOUND T-shirt, plus everything in the previous tiers!

$100- Xenologist: Receive all previous tiers, plus work with the team to name a level and get an EXTRA digital copy of spaceBOUND as well as an EXTRA poster signed by the founders of Gravity Whale Games.

$500 - Spacebounder (limited):  As a fellow Spacebounder, receive all previous tiers plus work with the team to design an exclusive kickstarter level!

$500 - Spacebounder: As a fellow Spacebounder, receive all previous tiers (excluding the Spacebounder limited tier), plus receive a free park-hopper ticket to Disney World! Come enjoy a great day at Disney World with the founders of Gravity Whale Games! (Travel and hotel costs are not included)

Risks and challenges

Here, at Gravity Whale Games, we come to work every day with energy and a "going gold" mindset. We are dedicated and fully committed to finishing spaceBOUND and creating the best experience possible for you to enjoy. Even though, with any sized project, there are some risks.

The highest risk is that spaceBOUND may take longer than expected to be completed. Though we are confident with our current time-line and are fully committed to seeing the game through, game development can be a lot of work and has many unexpected challenges.

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter and we appreciate your support!

Gravity Whale Games

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