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By 2CRE8 Studios
$2,392 pledged of $24,200 goal
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About


Load the Ark is a new mobile game based on the classic story of Noah’s Ark.  As a player, you help animals on the last leg of their journey into the Ark. The core game play is reminiscent of classic games like Tetris and Bejeweled. However, in Load the Ark, the game “pieces” are not inanimate tiles, but animals with their own habits, personalities and quirks.

Load the Ark - Jungle Level
Load the Ark - Jungle Level

Your objective is to find each animals matching pair and guide them to the loading dock. Along the way you'll have to contend with the terrain, weather and even the other animals. A simple swipe allows players to move the animals vertically and horizontally along the paths to the Ark’s docks. You get high scores and bonuses based on how well you complete all three tasks.

Load the Ark will initially feature four geographic regions: the jungle, desert, forest, and tundra—each with it's own unique set of animals. These animals will interact through personality quirks relating to their real life behaviors.

We’ll be showing you much more in the coming weeks, so make sure that you follow us on Kickstarter and Facebook to learn more about the game-play and exciting features 2CRE8 Studios will be bringing to Load the Ark.

Load the Ark is a visually stunning mobile game that tells a classic story. Here's a few more glimpses: 

Load the Ark - Main Menu
Load the Ark - Main Menu

Main menu screen showing a number of locations of different levels planned for Load the Ark

Game screen interafce details
Game screen interafce details
Character development screen
Character development screen

Our version of an "energetic" Noah, capable of building huge Ark.

The Load the Ark contribution levels all provide release day access to the Standard and Enhanced Editions. Many of them have additional rewards including digital wallpapers, art sketches, limited edition sculptures and even design session with Load the Ark developers creating your own animal characters for the game!

Meerkat Pledge Level
Meerkat Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark on one platform
Giraffe Pledge Level
Giraffe Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
Arctic Fox Pledge Level - Limited - only 250!
Arctic Fox Pledge Level - Limited - only 250!
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms 
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
Panda Pledge Level
Panda Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
Cheetah Pledge Level
Cheetah Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
  • Digital Concept Art booklet
Lion Pledge Level
Lion Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
  • Digital Concept Art booklet
  • Team T-shirt
Flock of Sheep - Educational & Group Pledge Level
Flock of Sheep - Educational & Group Pledge Level
  • For students and youth groups only 
  • 15 download codes for Load the Ark Enchanced Edition on one platform
Elephant Pledge Level
Elephant Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
  • Digital Concept Art booklet
  • Load the Ark printed Art Book
  • Load the Ark Key-chain
  • Team T-shirt
  • Your name or that of a favorite person in game credits!
Noah's Assistant Pledge Level
Noah's Assistant Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
  • Digital Concept Art booklet
  • Load the Ark printed Art Book
  • Load the Ark Key-chain
  • Team T-shirt
  • Your name or that of a favorite person in game credits!
  • Hand drawn, signed and framed sketch by team Lead Artist
Ark Builder Pledge Level
Ark Builder Pledge Level
  • Download code for Load the Ark for all platforms
  • Set of unique wallpapers for your phone, tablet and PC
  • Set of Load the Ark Stickers
  • Digital Concept Art booklet
  • Load the Ark printed Art Book
  • Load the Ark Key-chain
  • Team T-shirt
  • Executive Producer in game credits
  • Hand made sculpture by team Lead Artist
  • Design Session with team designing your own animal to be included into the game!

When we reach our funding level we will make the Standard Edition of Load the Ark available to the Public. Standard Edition features include:

  • Full featured game on the iOS platform
  • Four playable levels: Jungle, Forest, Desert, Tundra
  • Dozens of animals specific to their natural environments
  • Unique weather effects for each level
  • Fully animated models and levels
  • Dynamic interactive playing field
  • Scoreboard

Our Kickstarter supporters at Meerkat Level and above will receive the Enhanced Edition of Load the Ark! In addition to everything in the Standard Edition the Enhanced Editions includes:

  • Pack of Endangered Animal species for each level
  • Ultra Rare Extinct Animal pair
  • Bonus level that is not included in the standard version
  • Unique game modes

If we exceed our base funding levels, we will use the excess pledges to make the game even better! Here's what we will add to both the Standard and Enhanced Editions of Load the Ark if our pledges reaches the following levels:

Animal Bonanza Stretch Goal
Animal Bonanza Stretch Goal
  • Double number of Animal Characters per level 
  • Design unique behavior patterns for each one
  • Add many types of animal characters, rare species, subspecies, albino animals, endangered animals and much more
Aqua Level Expansion Stretch Goal
Aqua Level Expansion Stretch Goal
  • Different style of play
  • Marine Animals and Fish playable characters
  • Unique obstacles (ex. currents, vortexes, silt storms)
Much, more!
Much, more!

2CRE8 Studios is a collaboration between industry professionals from Seattle Area who are passionate about game making and want to experiment with different game-play, themes and stories. Members of our team have been working with companies like Microsoft, Big Fish Games, Wizards of the Coast, Bungie, POP, Seattle Magazine, and are excited to plunge head on into independent development!

Andrei Melniciuc - Concept/Game Design/Writing

Victor Melniciuc - Art Direction/Visual Design

Margarita Iordache - Visual Design/Art

Jay Schneider - Game Design and Development Adviser 

Olga Bukhantsova - Software Development

Paul Taegel - Writing/Game Design

Nick Beeson- Motion Design/Animation

Nate Schelin- Web Development 

Irina Melniciuc - Communications/Social Media

Lily Bishai - Project Coordinator

Alex Bezman - IT/Support

Ian Godfrey - Community Manager

Valentin Iordache - QA/Always a nice guy to have around!

We are always here to help and walk you through Kickstarter and Amazon payments process. Please contact us any time, a team of friendly Meerkat Volunteers is standing by to assist you:

+12068521474

info@loadtheark.com

More news, more media and answers to some questions at:

www.loadtheark.com

www.facebook.com/loadtheark

How your pledges will be spent!
How your pledges will be spent!

Risks and challenges

Games get delayed and go over budget all the time. Game developers try to do too much with too little money and time. Let’s face it, making games is an art form, the unexpected happens.That’s why 2CRE8 waited until we had a playable prototype of Load the Ark before we turned to crowd-funding. The game is far from finished, but we've made a strong start on the project and with your help we can ship a fun, polished game. We look forward to your joining us on our adventure to Load the Ark!

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