Let's bring these little guys to life! - http://bit.ly/The-Departure The higher the pledge amount the more we'll pack into the game.
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You guys have all been sincerely AWESOME so far!
So here we are in the final days for funding for this project. I did want to update you and let you know that I've been collaborating with the developer on this and do have some over-funding goals in mind...
Right now we're all set to cover the basic endless gameplay in this jumping and adventure style game. Enemies, power-ups, gem's - check! We will also be able to incorporate localizing of weather and time of day within the game too! So if it's night time where you are it will be night time in the game! Same for rain, snow, etc. (I'll try to incorporate some of the stuff below too, but if we reach those new funding levels it will all be guaranteed in the first release)
If this goes to $8,000, I pledge to add in the following...
- Extra worlds
- I'll create a power up center where you can trade in collected gems for bigger, more powerful-power-ups
- I'll create extra characters that you can choose to play as.
- Extra enemies / obstacles
- Custom sound created for this from a professional composer
If this goes to $12,000, I pledge to add in the following...
- Multiplayer option, so you can connect through game center with your friends and race each other to the top of a multiplayer match level.
- Create an android version
- I'll create a bunch of extra check point/leveling artwork for this game that will be full of wise wizardry-types and creatures that aid you through your quest with secret knowledge and gifts.
- All $25 backers and above can pick out an additional hand signed 5x7 art print of your choice from my website http://www.rawtoastdesign.com.
THANKS AGAIN ALL YOU AWESOME-AWESOME PEOPLEs!!! All of your backing, messages, and comments have been truly inspiring to me. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! I'm really excited to see how far this project goes!
Welcome to The Departure!
It's always been a secret little dream of mine to turn my artwork into games. Now that the mobile platforms have become so much more accessible I would love to bring this pudgy little explorer to life from a highly popular illustration titled, "The Departure." http://www.rawtoastdesign.com/illustration/The-Departure/index.htm
It will be an iPhone/iPad jumping, adventure game of sorts that will send the main character on a journey through the sky/universe, hopping from balloon to balloon as he dodges bad guys, collects power-ups and gems, and propels himself closer to his new home in outer space.
The 3K goal will get the basics taken care of and anything over that will just help make it that much more awesome and unique.
The higher the amount pledged the more cool stuff we'll be able to pack in, more options, black magic, extra characters, custom features, you name it. Things like gps based gameplay with weather matching. So if the sun is shining where you are, it will be in the game too...same for rain, snow, daytime and nighttime.
Something else I would like to add is multiplayer racing functionality as well so you can connect with your friends over wifi and race each other to the top as you bounce through the skies together.
Any donation is really appreciated. I've tried to include a bunch of cool reward packages for all of you.
Everyone who participates will be honored and acknowledged in the credits for sure. I have signed prints of The Departure artwork that is the inspiration for the game to give away. Opportunities to collaborate on the game with me and get a designer credit on the game. You can even be in the game... or own your very own blimp to advertise your company on in the game too!
Shipping is included to any of the donors here in the United States, if you will require international shipping please include an extra $5 (North America) to $10 (everywhere else) for shipping depending on your location.
Updates will be posted here and you can follow the progress on the blog too: http://rawtoastdesign.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much! You're all awesome!
Jesse Kuhn / Raw Toast Design
Here's a sneak peek at the initial UI and some character art too...(color is a little off on these jpeg files for some reason, the colors will be much more vibrant in game)
Can I put someone else's name in the credits that isn't my own? Can I ship my prints to someone else as a gift?
Yes you can! There will be a survey sent out towards the end of the project to gather all the names and shipping addresses for the art prints.
Unforunately, we can not accept PayPal. More information about this specific issue can be found here:
HOWEVER, Amazon has suggested that using prepaid credit cards will work, as long as you pledge $1 extra on top of the rewards tier you desire.
You will get your copy through https://testflightapp.com/ before it goes live in the store so you can play it before everyone else. Test Flight App is super simple to sign up for and it automagically installs the app through a link sent to your email. There will be a special sign up for this after the funding period is over.
I've received a lot of wonderful messages over the course of the past couple weeks. A common question that keeps popping up..."How else can I help?"
For starters, please continue to share the project link all the way up until the last day of the project funding period http://kck.st/yoyWuk - email, facebook, twitter, blogs, forums, and any other social networks that you participate in are awesome places to start. If you subscribe to any email newsletters, you could also suggest it as a news item that they feature.
I've created this handy little flyer that you can print off as well and hang up on any bulletin boards that you have access to: http://www.rawtoastdesign.com/the-departure-game-kickstarter-flyer.pdf
Here is a web banner that you are welcomed to incorporate on any websites or blogs that you have too:
http://www.rawtoastdesign.com/images/kickstarter-game-app-banner-vertical.jpg - and be sure to link it to http://kck.st/yoyWuk
Thanks again for your awesome level of support!
Jesse Kuhn / Raw Toast Designhttp://www.rawtoastdesign.com/images/kickstarter-game-app-banner-vertical.jpg
The extra money will be put back into the game and used to add extra features like gps based weather matching and multiplayer.
We’re aiming to finish by the end of March 2012, but it's just me and one developer working on it -- making games can be tricky, so it's possible it could be early April.
Download codes will be delivered to all backers.
We use https://testflightapp.com/ and there will be a sign up for this once the kickstarter project ends.
Everything will ship out in March.
I would love to have this on all platforms at some point. Right now we are starting with the iPhone and iPad.