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PSYBLOCKS is a puzzle platformer. Use psychic powers to move blocks in the environment and avoid pointy things to complete each level! Read more

Derby, UK Video Games
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 24, 2013.

PSYBLOCKS is a puzzle platformer. Use psychic powers to move blocks in the environment and avoid pointy things to complete each level!

Derby, UK Video Games
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PSYBLOCKS is a fresh puzzle platforming game. Take control of 2 members of the elite SPF-core, Hektor and Faye. Both have combat training and psychic powers making them the right people to get the job done. 

We are aiming for an October 2013 release date on PC/Android Tablets.

(Being considered is iOS, PS4, WiiU and OUYA - more details below)

Features

Platforming

Full platforming and physics integration while retaining as much control to the player. Being a puzzle platformer is no excuse for weak platforming control!

Psy-mode

Interact with your environment using your characters psychic powers. Control objects in the air, fling them around and interact with all sorts of puzzle items.

Puzzles

Fun puzzling to help navigate yourself through the levels. Using water, lava, electricity, magnets, gravity, lasers, freeze/heat beams, bombs and many more things to keep the puzzles fresh while also challenging.

Multiple Characters

In the main singleplayer you will get to play with Hektor or Faye. Both are pretty similar in their abilities but a few interesting exceptions to change up the gameplay. Using the Psy-Stones to find, you can unlock new characters, with different capabilities to reply levels and find new secrets.

Funding

At the moment the team is two people, an artist and a programmer. That money pays for us to keep going to make you this awesome game. 
After paying for Art and Programming, we will need to hire a composer to make some decent music and SFX.
We'll need to hire a few voice actors and animators for the cutscenes which help flesh out the story for all of you.
Lastly comes in the software licences.

We have a, sadly non-edible, pie chart to help illustrate this.

Stretch Goals

£15,000 (about $22,000) is what we have budgeted to finish the game to a highly polished standard for you all.
This is all 70 intended re-playable levels, 5+ playable characters, full sound and music and animated cutscene with full VA.

If there is enough interest and it is easy enough to do so, we will port the game to the OUYA console and iOS.

£16,000 - Mobile version of the game for android phones/lower end tablets. (The extra funds pay for the work on redoing the required artwork, programming and testing.)

£18,000 - Co-op campaign, it's own storyline and puzzles for 2 player co-op. 

£22,000 - We can port the game over to Wii U. (Why this console? We feel the touchscreen controls offer the most control and fun during Psy-mode, and we can input a few ideas for puzzles we've had that could only be done on Wii U.

25,000+ - We've read that PS4 is going to be very Indie friendly, and with our release date intended for October, and the PS4 rumored to be a Christmas release, there might be something we can work out. Will keep you all updated. Obviously the more support we get for this idea, for more chance the right people will listen.

Of course we will be willing to take ideas/requests for PSYBLOCKS if we surpass our funding goal. Don't hesitate to email. discmachgames@gmail.com

Rewards

£3 - Heartfelt thanks from the team and your name in the credits!

£10 - Digital copy of PSYBLOCKS + Previous rewards!

£18 - Exclusive stickers you can stick anywhere you like! + Previous rewards!

£32 - Exclusive T-SHIRT that will not be available outside of this kickstarter + All previous rewards!

£40 - You design a level! Name the level and your name will be listed in the credits as level designer for the level in question! + Previous rewards!

£50 - Exclusive wall poster + Previous rewards!

£60 - Exclusive art print, signed by the team + Previous rewards!

(Approximation) 

£75 - Exclusive Figurine of Faye + Previous rewards!

One or the other

£75 - Exclusive Figurine of Hektor + Previous rewards!

£100 - You can be put into the game as a fully animated character of your own likeness or of someone you know. This character will be included inside the storyline + Previous rewards.

£125 - Both Figurines of Hektor and Faye

£200 - You can be designer for a day, your input can be in any facet of the game and you will be credited as such in the credits + Previous rewards

£1000 - We can only give you our overwhelming gratitude for such a large donation + All other rewards

The artist/designer - My name is Zak. AKA discmach. Fixated with gaming and have been drawing all my life. Ambition is to eventually make a game that everyone on earth has played! Maybe a dream too far but I'm going to keep trying. 

Risks and challenges

We have both worked in many teams to make Indie games but this will be our first full fledged release which is in itself a daunting task, but we are adamant on getting it right!
We will post Bi-weekly updates describing the games progress to all, and we'll also take feedback. The game is for all of you, it is only fair after all.
Our team would not be here on Kickstarter if we weren't serious about delivering a professional, polished product to you.

Queries about anything, send an email to discmachgames@gmail.com

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    3 backers

    Special thanks in the credits

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    3 backers

    Digital copy of PSYBLOCKS + All previous rewards

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    £18 reward

    1 backer

    Exclusive stickers to stick on your wall, notebooks, whatever you want! + All previous rewards

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    £32 reward

    0 backers

    Exclusive T-SHIRT that will not be available outside of this kickstarter + All previous rewards

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    £40 reward

    0 backers

    A level dedicated to you. You can design the level, name the level and in the credits your name will be listed under level designer for the level in question + All previous rewards

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    Exclusive wall poster + All previous rewards
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    Exclusive art print, signed by the team + All other rewards.

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    Exclusive figurine/statue of main "MALE" character + All previous rewards

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    Exclusive figurine/statue of main "FEMALE" character + All previous rewards

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    £100 reward

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    You can be in this game as a full pixel character of your likeness or someone you know and included within the storyline + All previous rewards

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    £125 reward

    1 backer

    Exclusive figurine/statue of "MALE" and "FEMALE" main characters + All previous rewards

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    £200 reward

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    You can be designer for a day. Your input can be in any facet of the game and you will be credited as such in the credits + All previous rewards

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    0 backers

    Our overwhelming gratitude for such a large donation + All other rewards

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Funding period

- (30 days)