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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 25 2019 12:57 AM UTC +00:00.

Cache Grab StudiosBy Cache Grab Studios
First created
Cache Grab StudiosBy Cache Grab Studios
First created
CA$ 895
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
45
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 25 2019 12:57 AM UTC +00:00.

About


         Follow us on Discord for regular updates and sneak peeks! 

Whether we get funded or not we will be continuing our Early Access Launch in May 2019! The kickstarter would help bolster our budget and speed up our development otherwise our early access will last a bit longer and the cool rewards and plushies won't be manufactured!

Please note everyone who pledges a tier that would receive early alpha access keys will receive testing keys regardless of whether we are successful or not!

Super Powered Battle Friends is a platform fighter currently built for Windows and Linux but coming later to Nintendo Switch. Featuring local offline multiplayer and online multiplayer so you can play with your friends whether they are close or abroad! Super Powered Battle Friends is here to hold it's own in the realm of platform fighters.

SPBF started out as a little idea in our heads when we would get together with our friends and loved ones to play some local multiplayer games at gatherings or local LAN parties. It first planted its roots in our hearts as a LAN exclusive title we could play with our friends. This was all good fun but one day while steam greenlight was still kicking we decided to throw it up on there and see what the community thought of it. 

In just 13 days we were accepted on steam greenlight! Suddenly we realized we had something special and we could take our design, iterate and improve upon it and give it back to the community that accepted us so quickly.  We heard the requests for online multiplayer and started working towards that. We started improving our character art and designs and we hired a couple of extra hands with our own funds since 2 of us are full-time students in college and can only put in so many hours a day. Things picked up and just like that we suddenly had a small and humble team of developers and collaborators.

Also included in this vision are a few key features we will not compromise on:

  • Persistent in-game profiles with stats & ranks
  • Steam workshop & mod support
  • Large variety of game modes
  • Solid, fun and smooth game-play
  • Free content updates (Characters, Stages, Modes, doesn't matter, always FREE)

Thanks to the power of Unreal Engine 4, We plan to support mods (Hello Steam Workshop!) With mods, you will have the ability to create your own characters and/or stages! These mods will be usable in every local game-mode as well as private online lobbies.

Mod Support will be included in the full game, not the Early Access version.

With Super Powered Battle Friends we want to expand the way people experience platform fighters. Beating your friends in a crazy 4 player free for all is lots of fun, and there is nothing quite like the adrenaline pumping action of  1-on-1  battles! But we want to go even further than that! Let's add King of the Hill into the mix, or how about Capture the Flag? What if we took that even further with 4 on 4 variants of those? And on larger maps with split screen enabled modes? With Unreal Engine 4, we can make all of this a reality. 

All main content updates will be free forever, YES WE MEAN FREE FOREVER!


We recently made the out-of-view indicators render the player so you can see what you're doing off screen
We recently made the out-of-view indicators render the player so you can see what you're doing off screen
All stages will receive visual upgrades resulting in improved visual fidelity and atmosphere
All stages will receive visual upgrades resulting in improved visual fidelity and atmosphere


Every character will eventually have their own home stage!
Every character will eventually have their own home stage!

 "No one will beat me! I'll keep on fighting through the harshest battles. I have more fighting spirit than any living thing in the world! My spirit burns so bright I could blind the gods!"

 "I don't understand why you keep fighting.. The outcome shall not change. I am a being far beyond your mortal comprehension. Stay down or risk losing your precious life."

"Wow there sure are a lot of tough opponents! I hope my training's paid off, it's going to be an uphill battle if I wanna win!"

 "It takes more than brute force to win a fight. My gadgets give me the upper-hand and my electrical prowess makes me so fast that no one could EVER catch up to me! "

 "Oooh, you look like quite the strong warrior.. Why don't you come be my pet for a little while hun? You can handle all the dirty work for me. "

AND MORE TO COME... 

We don't want to give away our entire roster! We'd like to have some surprises in store for the players!

Lead Programmer

The mastermind behind Super Powered Battle Friends. Brendan is our main developer, the lead destroyer of bugs and is always actively working to improve his skill set so that he may one day be one of the greats.

Game Design, Animator

Without the pixel prowess of Jordan, our character roster would all be pretty boring to watch fight in battle. His preferred "feel the pixels" approach to animations keeps the Battle Friends looking fancy.
 

 
Character Design, Animator

A jack of all trades, Derek fills in the spaces Jordan and Brendan can't reach. Everything from character balancing, Hitboxes and even the buttons that make up our main menu. Derek handles the background stuff that most people overlook. The character roster wouldn't look the way they do without him.

 
James Nye (PotatoFaceJames) - Gameplay Programmer

 A passionate developer fueled by his intense love for gameplay, James has immersed himself into learning, living, eating, sleeping, and breathing Unreal Engine. You can find him currently devoted to building exciting gameplay for Super Powered Battle Friends.
 

Additional Collaborators
                                 - Gourami (Pixel Art)
                                  -Crierr (UI Programming)


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Risks and challenges

There are inherent risks in any given project. We have been working hard on this game for multiple years now, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon however, unforeseen problems can arise. We are confident in our ability to think ahead, and that includes a few contingency plans for if things go a little off course. The team is more than prepared to take this project through to the very end. As the saying goes, We work hard no matter rain, sleet, or snow.

However, the future is still as mysterious as ever, but that is why we will always keep you updated about what we’re working on, where the project is going, and occasionally what we ate for breakfast (Most likely maple syrup).

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    Super Powered Battle Friend

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    Outstanding! You've blown our collective socks off. Your support is incredible. How would you like to have a character designed by you in the game? We'll work with you to create your very own character!

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