PC DEMO version available: http://ethantheexplorer.co.uk/blog
NOTE: The game will be available in both Mac and PC format.
We are making a game... It's our first.
Dad: "I have been working with computers all my life, but it's quite boring."
Kid: "...and then there will be a Pencil Sword, and you need to defeat the Enormous, EVIL, PENCIL boss."
Me and my kids are always dreaming up fun stuff and hatching great ideas; we thought it was about time to do something but this time with DEADLINES!!! So we are making this Kickstarter Project to make sure we actually have a reason to finish something!
So as a Dad with a job, I spend a lot of time commuting and day-dreaming. As an 8 year old, Ethan is full of brilliant, random ideas so, bish-bash-bosh, lets make something together.
Ethan thinks on his feet... As you will see in our video, he's always coming up with really funny ideas; like the Sellotape Guy; he made this up while we were recording!
Welcome to the World of Ethan the Explorer. I used to make up stories of Ethan the Explorer and his cousin Clever Chloe the Scientist - Chloe invented a time machine, so there were pirates, dinosaurs, evil clones! All of these and more will appear in Ethan the Explorer: The Game
The game will have 6-8 levels, each with it's own unique designs and characters - it should play for a couple of hours. If we just do it for ourselves, we will soon forget about it and move onto something else, that's why we are promising it to our Kickstarter backers; then we have to keep on working on it and coming up with amazing ideas.
Risks and challenges
This is our first game, so we don't really know how long it will take to complete. That's why we are giving a nice amount of time to get it done.
That's the major risk; it might be delayed, but we will enjoy every bit of making it, and keep everyone up to date along the way, so your encouragement will help get us there.
Another risk is that Ethan just doesn't stop coming up with ideas, so when our first level is complete, we will put felt-tip to paper and write down (and draw) the characters up front. We will share this with our backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)