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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 8 2017
$9,712
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
153
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 8 2017

About

Although the Kickstarter is canceled, that doesn't mean Cosmo's Quickstop is!  We are continuing to develop the game and are fully committed to making it as amazing as possible. If you want to know more about Cosmo's Quickstop, check out the links below.

Website - http://cosmosquickstop.com/

Steam - http://store.steampowered.com/app/724680/Cosmos_Quickstop/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/BigSirGames

Cosmo’s Quickstop is a fast-paced time management game where you run a gas station in space. Fulfill customers’ needs by completing minigames throughout the station. Individually, each minigame is quick and simple, but as customers pour in, you’ll find yourself frantically juggling these easy tasks!

Cosmo’s Quickstop has been in development for about a year. In that time, our small team of 3 has managed to complete a solid demo with the game’s core mechanics. Now we are ready to build on this foundation by adding cruical features such as a campaign mode, more characters, and a multitude of new minigames.

Successfully reaching our goal will allow us to release Cosmo’s Quickstop in 2018. Of course, the more funding we raise, the more features we’ll be able to add! 

Comically Animated Style - One of the big strengths our team brings to this project is our sense of humor and 3D art skills. Each bizarre character features expressive animations that highlight their personalities and every machine is adorned with esoteric levers and dials. From the mouth-produced sound effects to the questionable vending machine selection, every detail of the game aims toward creating a humorous atmosphere.

Minigames - Each need of a customer is fullfilled by playing a simple minigame. From pumping gas to cleaning the glorp room, every game presents a distinct and frantic challenge. Many of these tasks can be set to complete themselves automatically while you dash off to fulfill other orders. Deftly chaining these tasks will earn you the most money.

Environment Interaction - On top of juggling various tasks, you must physically navigate your Quickstop in order to help customers. To perform a shipwash, you have to find the correct customer’s landing pad. To restock the vending machine, you must dash into the stock room for more inventory. Knowing where to be at the right time is critical to success.

 

 Campaign Mode - The main reason we are running this kickstarter! To make this game a fully featured experience, we plan to add a campaign mode where players gradually build up their station by purchasing more amenities, docking bays, and upgrades. It will also feature some story elements to help guide players, present challenges, and bring more life to the characters.

Campaign Mode - Swappable Amenities - Tired of cleaning the filters in the Coffee Shower? Try replacing it with an Arcade or a Gift Shop! In the campaign mode, you will be able to choose what amenities you provide between each day, allowing you to mix up your minigames and alter your play style.

Campaign Mode - Upgrade-Style Progression - The campaign mode will also feature an upgrade system to allow you to ramp up the challenge at the pace of your success. If you think you’ve mastered handling 4 customers, you can purchase another docking station to add 2 more. Other upgrades will increase the profit or maintainability of specific amenities.

Campaign Mode - Cosmometics - Sick of wearing the same drab jumpsuit and hat every day? Cosmo’s got you covered with “Cosmometic” vanity items! Purchase questionable hats and other accessories from your greasy uncle Cosmo’s stash of strip poker winnings. While they don’t offer any real benefits, they are great for adding a little spice to your daily grind.

Campaign Mode - More Characters - For one, we want to add a lot more customer variety. We already have a diverse cast of alien concepts, some of which can be seen below. With our streamlined character pipeline, we will be able to add lots of new characters with our Kickstarter funds.

Campaign Mode - More Amenities - We also have many more amenities planned, which means more minigames! We want players to have lots of options while developing their Quickstop. A beauty salon, a lottery counter, and a Chuck E. Cheese style animatronic band are just a few of the new modules we have in development.

 

 Each tier will receive the rewards from all of the previous tiers. Backers can expect to receive digital reward access once the game is released. Physical reward items will be shipped once the game is released as well. Backers will be updated on any changes that may occur between the start of the campaign and the reward fulfillment process.

Add-ons - These allow you to customize your pledges a little more so you can make sure you are getting exactly what you want. How it works is pretty easy. In order to acquire the add-ons, all you need to do is edit your pledges by adding the cost of the add-ons you want. At the end of the Kickstarter, we will send out a survey to get the info on exactly which add-ons you want. Easy Peasy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the breakdown for how we will be spending Kickstarter funds.

-10% will be spent on Kickstarter and payment processing fees

-25% will be spent on fulfilling rewards, paying taxes, business expenses, and legal fees

-65% will be spent on developing the game

This is Big Sir Games! We are a small indie game studio based in Chicago. While Cosmo’s Quickstop will be our studio’s first title, we have accumulated a lot of useful experience over the years. We all have degrees in 3D art, employment experience at various studios, and have participated in many game and animation jams. We all share a vision of creating silly, lighthearted games that express their humor through 3D art and animation.

 

Ian Beckman - Ian is our fearless leader, lovingly called “Bossman”. So determined to make a game of our own, he decided to teach himself to program once we found out how expensive it was to hire a programmer. He’s the clear decision-maker on the team. He went to school for 3D character animation with Erin and somehow ended up here, married to her.

 Erin Beckman - Erin is our character animator/artist/project manager/secretary/webmaster/audio engineer/”Bossma’am”, etc. She fills in the gaps wherever is needed. She went to school for 3D character animation with Ian and somehow ended up here, married to him.

Bryan Kaelin - Bryan is the best technical artist, modeler, rigger, texture artist, and concept artist for the job. He shares the rest of the team’s sense of humor and translates it into game-form with terrifying ease. We don’t know how he does any of it, he’s probably a magician in his off-time.

Simon & Deb - Probably the worst HR and PR we could have hired.

 

Risks and challenges

Game development is a complicated and time consuming process, which is all the more evident when working with a team of only 3 people. Raising more funds would allow us to get the help we need to finish the game. Now that we have completed a minimum viable product, more funding would help us deliver the robust, fully featured experience we have envisioned.

We are quite familiar with facing development roadblocks. We have already had to overcome many obstacles to get to the point we are at today. Since all of our backgrounds are in 3D art, the programming side of production has been the greatest challenge so far. Regardless, we have achieved more than we thought possible in this short amount of time.

Despite such challenges, we have come a long way in proving the merit of this project. We have gotten lots of positive feedback from attendees at gaming conventions, enthusiastic interest from streamers, and we were featured at PAX West as part of the PAX 10 top indie games lineup. We are excited to build on this momentum as we continue development and we are determined to deliver a unique, enjoyable product that we can be proud of!

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    All previous rewards plus a digital PDF download of the Cosmo's Quickstop Concept Art Book. Filled with preliminary drawings of all the characters, environments, and machines found throughout the game, including concepts that didn't make the final cut. Plus photos of whiteboard brainstorming sessions and other behind the scenes material and descriptions.

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    All previous rewards plus Beta Version Access to Cosmo's Quickstop once available. Revel in being among the first of Cosmo's new hires to take over his dying establishment.

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    Inter-Dimensional Station Manager

    All previous rewards plus a digital download of "Ritual!" the game jam that started it all! Ritual! was created by our studio as a 2 day game jam, featuring similar mechanics to Cosmo's Quickstop. This simple experimental game involves completing minigames in order to satisfy the numerous demands of Hell's customer service department. Cosmo's Quickstop was later developed from this concept.

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    Galactic Regional Manager

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    Supreme Inter-Galactic Regional Manager

    So supreme! So galactic! So manager! Get all the previous rewards plus a mention in the Special Thanks section of the credits. But be warned! Supreme power comes with supreme responsibility. You will be entrusted with a physical copy of the Official Quickstop Employee Training Guide! This hallowed manuscript has been passed down through generations of Quickstop owners since ancient times. Featuring step by step illustrated instructions on how to most effectively manage your space gas station, this illuminating text is printed in both English and Frigtonian for your convenience. Congratulations on receiving such a distinguished honor!

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    Alien Maker

    All previous rewards plus you get to help us design a custom alien customer! We use your input from start to finish to help design an alien. From your initial feedback, we will present you multiple options on each step of the process that you can pick to create your own custom customer! (LIMITATIONS: Alien design must be family friendly, not unreasonably complicated, and not too similar to existing alien designs that we have already developed.)

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    Minigame Maker

    All previous rewards (EXCLUDING ALIEN MAKER) plus you get to help us design a custom amenity minigame! We use your input from start to finish to help design one of the swappable amenities featured in the game along with its accompanying minigame. From your initial feedback, we will present you multiple options on each step of the process that you can pick to create your own custom amenity! (LIMITATIONS: Design must be family friendly, not unreasonably complicated, and not too similar to existing minigames that we have already developed.)

    Includes:
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