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A platform game made by an 8 year old and his Dad.
Fight Goblins, Fire the Turtle Gun, Collect Map pieces, eat Hula Hoops.
PC Demo http://ethantheexplorer.co.uk
A platform game made by an 8 year old and his Dad. Fight Goblins, Fire the Turtle Gun, Collect Map pieces, eat Hula Hoops. PC Demo http://ethantheexplorer.co.uk
99 backers pledged £1,290 to help bring this project to life.

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Ethan the Explorer: The Game

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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."

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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.

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    Full Game

    After hours of scribbling and coding, you will get the finished game (PC). Sit back and attack!

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    Goblin T-Shirt

    You know you want to go about with a Goblin proudly displayed on your chest.
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    Beta Tester and Full Game

    You will receive early access to the game to be part of the team to find bugs and fine tune the game. You will also receive a full version of the game when complete(PC).

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    Artwork Print

    An original print featuring game artwork printed on archive quality paper, signed by Ethan himself.
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    Who The Boss? YOU The Boss. 50% Off!!!

    DISCOUNTED! Was £150. Enter into the work of Ethan the Explorer by becoming one of our level bosses. We will have a chat and Ethan will turn you into a bad guy!
    You will also receive a full version of the game when complete(PC).

    ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Oct 2018

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    Enter into the work of Ethan the Explorer by becoming one of our level bosses. We will have a chat and Ethan will turn you into a bad guy!
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    Game Overlord

    You love games, and you love to help make them happen. So with this pledge, you will get the game and you will help make it happen; but a bit better.

    Everlasting gratitude, and an extra special mention in the credits(if you want) is what you will get here, as well as the game, and an original print featuring game artwork signed by Ethan.

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