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OVNI is a free, Flixel/Flash-built UFO-piloting indie game featuring community-generated content. Hold onto your meat, Humans! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on May 9, 2011.

OVNI is a free, Flixel/Flash-built UFO-piloting indie game featuring community-generated content. Hold onto your meat, Humans!

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Greetings, Human!

Before you read on, please note the Updates tab at the top of the window; This is where news and screenshots are posted as the game is developed.

And if you have any questions about how Kickstarter works, or about OVNI in general, check out the FAQ or send me a message.


OVNI is a free game currently in development using Flash/Flixel.

In OVNI, players pilot an interstellar craft across the surface of the Earth, harvesting Earthling Meat (Humans, livestock, etc.) which ultimately ends up as a Slurpee-like product back on the Homeworld

The ship has a cloaking device which allows the player to pass through lights without being detected, but this drains the same limited energy as the ship's thruster.

Each level has a meat quota, and successful players will eventually see their meat-smoothie stand back on the Homeworld grow to be a bustling commercial hub!

However, careless players who become detected or crash after running out of energy will be swiftly terminated by the Intergalactic Fast Food Consortium, accompanied by a small severance package and a large dose of toxic gas.


While the basic gameplay is complete, there is a lot of testing and content generation remaining to be done. This is where you come in.

I'm reaching out to DIY enthusiasts, indie game geeks and UFO believers and non-believers alike to generate content for OVNI.

Levels, characters and even portions of the story will come from the Kickstarter community, so your participation is essential.

Following the 15-day funding period there will be a 15-day submission and playtesting period, after which I'll release the game to the public.

Take a look at the backer tiers to see how you can get involved in OVNI!


$1 – your name in the interactive credits sequence

$3 – your name in the interactive credits sequence AND start playing the beta the day our Kickstarter funding period ends!

$5 – all of the above, AND your eyewitness UFO account in a real fake historical newspaper!

$10 – all of the above, AND get turned into one of the pixelated characters!

$20 – all of the above, PLUS you get to design a level of the game!

$50 – all of the above, PLUS a sweet limited edition painting!

~  music composed by lo-bit musician NOTE!  ~


  • OVNI is the acronym for UFO in the romance languages.
    - Objeto Volador No Identificado (Spanish)
    - Objet Volant Non-Identifié (French)
    - Oggetto Volante Non Identificato (Italian)
    - Objecto Voador Não Identificado (Portuguese)

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  • The game can be played for free in your browser at Just head to
    High scores will be recorded and displayed on the site if you log in using a Facebook account or sign up for a free profile on Kongregate.

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  • You can doodle your idea on a napkin (although graph paper would be better), or even just describe what you'd like and I'll take a shot at it.
    When pledge period ends you will receive guidelines explaining a bit more about how the levels work, which environmental objects have collisions, etc., but playing the OVNI beta will make the level design process more intuitive.

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  • This isn't a question, but I'm glad you brought it up!
    Firstly, the process of ion beam vivisection is extremely fast and 95% painless.*
    Secondly, the Intergalactic Fast Food Commission encourages the harvesting of ANY meat-bearing life form above the mass threshold (which is established at the beginning of each season and regulated quite strictly).
    There is no discrimination by species or level of intelligence; You are all meat.

    * The remaining 5% is excruciatingly painful.

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  • There is much inconclusive evidence, and perhaps I want to believe, but I need to learn more. Eyewitness testimonies, especially from pilots and military personnel, can be difficult to discount as ordinary phenomena, but that does not necessarily mean that they are reports of extraterrestrial craft.
    I want OVNI to contain UFO eyewitness stories from members of the community to satisfy my own fascination and need for evidence. I also think these stories will enrich the game, and encourage people to think about the UFO phenomenon from a different perspective.

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  • I request than any individual submitting his or her picture for inclusion as a character also submit a set of full-body x-rays.
    If you do not have a home x-ray machine, I can use my imagination and draw your skeleton based on your outward appearance.

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  • He goes by the name NOTE!, and he's amazing.
    Check out for more.

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  • - You can point the people you know to the Kickstarter project page at:
    - Join the OVNI Facebook page and help increase our visibility simpy by clicking "Like":

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1 or more

    3 backers

    Fly over (and vaporize) your name in the playable credits sequence once the game is released!
    And gain access to an exclusive downloadable OVNI poster!

  • You selected
    Pledge $3 or more

    2 backers

    Start playtesting the beta right away! Your feedback will improve the game for Earthlings everywhere... excluding those who end up as intergalactic junk food.
    -{includes rewards from preceding tiers}-

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    Pledge $5 or more

    3 backers

    Get your name in the credits as an EYEWITNESS! Plus, send in your eyewitness UFO story (or just an interesting blurb about your life) and I'll use it in the game's storyline!
    -{includes rewards from preceding tiers}-

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    10 backers All gone!

    Send your picture and become immortalized as one of the charmingly defenseless pixelated humans! But prepare yourself for the trauma of watching your skeleton collapse after your flesh is beamed into an alien vessel.
    -{includes rewards from preceding tiers}-

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    Pledge $20 or more

    9 backers Limited (1 left of 10)

    Design a level of the game! Build from a template or just doodle a level on graph paper and send it in; I'll work with you to make sure the map is fun and functional!
    -{includes rewards from preceding tiers}-

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    Pledge $50 or more

    3 backers All gone!

    Get a limited edition painting made by hand featuring pixel art from the game! I am not responsible for any correlation between possession of physical OVNI artifacts and visits from men in dark suits.
    -{includes rewards from preceding tiers}-

Funding period

- (15 days)