Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR
A bold and colorful new fighting game based off the webcomic Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R!
Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR
A bold and colorful new fighting game based off the webcomic Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R!
Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R is a webcomic series about characters harnessing their emotions, creativity, and self-acceptance to create and use their magic abilities. It's an action comedy series, inspired heavily by both western superhero comics and shonen battle manga.
Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR is a fighting game based off the webcomic, designed to be as similar to the webcomic's style as possible while keeping its own flair. It's a 2.5D tag-team fighting game, in a similar vein to the Marvel vs Capcom series, the King of Fighters series, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and many other games like them. One unique aspect of FightR is the inclusion of variable team sizes - a mechanic which is reminiscent of Skullgirls.
In Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR, you can have anywhere from one to five fighters per team. With more fighters, you gain the ability to tag, but you have less health and energy per character to work with.
Interested? Well, you can play a demo version of the game right now!
Note: Certain inputs in the game require three button presses at once, which many keyboards cannot handle. If this is the case for your keyboard (you can test on the input screen), you will need to connect a capable keyboard or a controller to play.
In the full game, there will be the option to create macros for special moves and ultimates, so you can play with any input type.
Lots of things in the world are silly, particularly when the Super Galaxy Knights series is involved.
Besides, with a webcomic called "Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R", who would pass up a naming opportunity like this?
To make sure the project is completed, the scope will be kept as small as possible for a fighting game of this type, but the players will still get a large amount of content.
The plan is to have eight playable characters (including the three you see in the demo) in the game. This may not seem like much, but because of the tag team gameplay, and the variable team sizes, there will be over 200 possible team combinations to choose from!
Each character will be fully voice acted - and the majority will have unique interactions with each other at the beginning and end of matches.
The game will also be full of unlockable cosmetics. Each character will have at least 20 costumes! Many of these will be simple palette swaps like you can see in the demo, but a large portion of them will be complete model changes (for example, Teen Pejiba from this page could be a potential costume).
There will also be four stages to fight on, including the one in the demo. Each stage will have unique finishers, along with a ton of destructible elements!
Also, music! There will be over a dozen songs in the game, most of which will be unlockable.
There will also be various modes in the game:
First, there's the basic VS Fighting mode, where you can face either a human opponent or an AI challenge in a single battle.
Next, there will be an Arcade mode, to create a simple single-player experience. The Arcade mode will have nine difficulties, to give a challenge to those who are up to it.
Finally, there will be two Online Battle modes. The first will be a mode where you can face friends from around the world, in battles similar to the VS Fighting mode. The second will be a ranked battle mode against strangers, where you can prove your might as the strongest FightR on Earth!
The game will be playable on PC, Mac, and Linux. The current plan is to release through on the Steam store, through the Steam Direct program. However, releasing outside of Steam is also an option. There are currently no plans to release on other platforms.
Additionally, the game will get support with free character and/or mode additions for at least one year after release, in addition to patches for at least two years!
Of course, what would a fighting game be without fighters? So, without further ado...
A small woman from a small town - with big dreams. Mizuki's upper body strength is unparalleled (except for the currently four people in the series who parallel her), but her attacks are slow, and she has issues with range.
To compensate, she uses magic! Mizuki doesn't have any magic ability of her own, so she makes do by copying the techniques of the friends and enemies she's met along her journey.
This comes at the cost of a much higher energy drain than the original users of the techniques - so if you play with Mizuki on your team, you'll definitely want to tag often. Still, her variety gives her a huge advantage over other fighters. For example, she can combo Ice Arrow into Wind Rush into Electric Shock, dealing a huge amount of damage very quickly!
ONE-STAR ULTIMATE - Max Power Rush. Mizuki rushes forward and launches a combo with all her strength!
TWO-STAR ULTIMATE - I'm Rubber, You're Glue. A technique Mizuki copied from a gangster named Kindergartener. Mizuki forces her opponent to use their One-Star Ultimate on her, then reflects the damage she took back at them!
THREE-STAR ULTIMATE - Super Knockoff Cannon. Mizuki combines Pejiba's Knockoff Cannon technique with Electric Zebra's Electric Shock technique, creating a massive energy wave!
A medium-sized man from a medium-sized village. Cahe is trained in the art of the sword, and envisions himself as a literal knight in literal shining armor.
Cahe's sword lets him deal good damage, and his armor makes him a strong tank, but his movements are incredibly slow.
Cahe's magic ability, created from the love inside of him, lets him shoot beams out of his sword. These beams will cut through anything - slicing straight through projectiles and ignoring block. However, the beams won't make your opponent flinch. Use Cahe's special moves when you need to deal some extra ranged damage!
ONE-STAR ULTIMATE - Critical Stab. A Holoclone-ending (don't ask) technique that deals heavy damage in a single short-range hit.
TWO-STAR ULTIMATE - Ultimate Combination. This ultimate is difficult to connect with, but if Cahe manages it, he'll deal massive damage in a multi-hit sword combo!
THREE-STAR ULTIMATE - Power of Love. Cahe charges up all of his magic into his sword for one screen-spanning slash. Angle the move as you aim to hit airborne opponents!
A tall woman from the big city. Pejiba's parents were murdered when she was a child. She obtained her magic ability of shooting plasma, and developed techniques with it in order to enact her vengeance.
Pejiba has a lot of range, and both her normal attacks and special moves deal a lot of damage. Her plasma techniques have a lot of variety, with balls, beams, rectangular waves, and more!
ONE-STAR ULTIMATE - Homing Attack. Pejiba does some quick hand motions and shoots out six plasma balls which home in on her opponent.
TWO-STAR ULTIMATE - Supercharger. Pejiba concentrates her plasma into her body, enhancing her power for a few seconds.
THREE-STAR ULTIMATE - Ultra Blast. Pejiba charges up a plasma wave with both hands and blasts it out, dealing massive amounts of damage.
Challenger incoming! Gynu Ludi isn't playable in the demo, but he will be in the final game. Gynu is a former Galaxy Knight, and the fiery governor of the Sikode Plains region!
Gynu's fire attacks make him a powerful fighter at both close and long range. However, most of his moves are single hits, and he doesn't have many grapples, making him weak to blocking. If only he had someone to make blocking less of an issue...
ONE-STAR ULTIMATE - Flame Pillar. Gynu creates a vertical beam of fire around himself, damaging opponents above him!
TWO-STAR ULTIMATE - Supernova. Gynu focuses his power into an area around him, dealing powerful explosive damage!
THREE-STAR ULTIMATE - Galactic Flame Cannon. Gynu throws an immense ball of fire at his opponent, with the potential to destroy the entire arena!
What would Gynu be without his sister? Uh... probably just as effective, to be honest. I suppose he'd have to continue being governor at night, instead of handing the title over to Suzigu, but it's not like normal governors stop being governor when they go to sleep.
In the final game, Suzigu will be a quick and powerful close-range fighter, with the ability to create shadows. Her main strength involves wearing down her opponent's energy by tricking them into blocking unnecessarily. Once your opponent is weakened, switch to another character (say, someone who would benefit from the opponent having less chances to block) to secure the victory!
ONE-STAR ULTIMATE - Galactic Rush. Suzigu charges down her opponent and unleashes a powerful punch combo!
TWO-STAR ULTIMATE - Looking For Something? Suzigu steals an object from her opponent under the cover of darkness. When they try to grab it back from her, she counters with a powerful elbow jab!
THREE-STAR ULTIMATE - Blackout. Suzigu covers the entire stage in shadow, and deals a barrage of un-blockable hits!
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As for my own experience...
I have a decade of experience in hobby game development, over fifteen years of experience in music, and I have been creating visual artwork on and off my entire life. I also have had multiple contract jobs in game development fields - so this is absolutely something I am serious about.
What you see in the demo is pretty much what's been done. Preproduction is finished, so the designs of all the characters, stages, and modes in the base game are planned out, and there is a working prototype.
However, there is still much work to be done! There are 3D models for all the planned playable characters (already in use as references for the webcomic), but they have no animations done. Many of the songs are completed, but there are still more to be done. The voice actors are not yet cast. There also needs to be a lot more polishing work done to make the game presentable.
So the framework and engine of the game are done, but now everything else needs to get done too. That's why now is the perfect time to hop on and support this project!
I could continue working on this game as a hobby as I have done for everything else Snuffysam Media has produced, sure. The only issue is, this game is going to have a larger scope than any of the other games on the site. To complete it in a timely matter, I need to be able to work on it full-time.
And that requires money. For, like, food. And rent.
The project also requires money for hiring voice actors, creating a marketing campaign, and other expenses in making sure this game gets off the ground as smoothly and professionally as possible. In short, the game cannot be made for free.
So why not go to a publisher instead? Simply put, a developer working under a publisher must submit to the decisions of that publisher, and it would limit creative freedom on the project. Additionally, Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R isn't some syndicated graphic novel series. It's been community supported since the beginning, and it's only fair that the community gets to decide how far this franchise will progress rather than a publisher.
NOTE: For fans of Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R - working full time on the project will not negatively impact the release schedule of the webcomic. I was able to consistently put out three pages per week while going to school as a full time student and working on this project part-time, and I will be able to do the same when working on this project as my sole job.
If you aren't already enticed enough to support Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR, there are plenty of rewards to pique your interest further. Such as...
Huh. How 'bout that. Yes, for just $10, you can get the full game when it releases! The game will be available on whatever platform you prefer - PC, Mac, or Linux.
GAMEPLAY LIVESTREAMS AND DEMOS
Get a sneak peek at the game in development! At this level, you'll be able to see things nobody else will see... like how unbalanced the game will be mid-development. You may even get to suggest changes to the game as it's being made!
The ultimate guide to the game! Lord your knowledge of the game's mechanics over your peers!
If you're a fan of Super Galaxy Knights in general, you'll love this art book. Brand new pieces of artwork and early concept sketches for characters - some who haven't even shown up in the comic yet!
Does that sound appealing? With this reward, you'll get a copy of the Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR official soundtrack, hot off the digital presses!
Clothe yourself in Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR! Feel the characters comfort you in the night! Assuming you wear shirts at night.
If you want to let everyone who enters your house know what fighting games you like, check this reward out!
Alternatively, just hang it in the back of your closet, where nobody can see it.
But you'll know.
CHEAP PLASTIC RAINBOW MARDI-GRAS NECKLACE
Do you want to be just like Mizuki? Well, you can start by dressing like her, with this cheap plastic rainbow Mardi-Gras necklace!
We cannot guarantee that Mizuki herself has worn each necklace you'll receive, but we can guarantee that it might be a possibility.
You will also receive a secret about the development of the game with this reward. But who cares about that stuff?
YOUR FACE IN THE GAME?!
Look around you right now. Do you have too many mirrors in the house? If your response was "I don't have enough mirrors to display my greatness", then this is the reward for you!
One of the stages in the game will involve civilians walking around in the background. With this reward, YOU can be one of those civilians!
FASHION DESIGNER FOR A DAY
Want there to be a beekeeper Cahe costume? Or a pirate Mizuki costume? At this level, YOU get to make that call!
With this reward, you can design any costume for any character, within reason, and it will be added into the game!
Only five people can choose to back this reward, so grab it while it's hot!
(Drawing skills not required - you can just describe it!)
Because what would a Kickstarter campaign be without stretch goals, right?
NOTE: Funding stretch goals will increase the time of development (hence the extra money needed). As a backer, you will remain informed on the game's production time throughout its development.
Now, if the stretch goals aren't reached, that doesn't mean they won't ever happen - they just won't happen in the base game. You could still potentially see these additions in some of the free updates that were mentioned earlier.
Follow Snuffysam Media on Twitter! Outside of the backer-exclusive updates, this is where you'll hear news of FightR's development first!
Subscribe to Snuffysam Media on YouTube! If you like watching trailers, this is where they'll show up.
Bookmark this page and/or the Snuffysam Media website to keep an eye on the campaign as it progresses.
For more information about the project, visit the Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR Press Kit page.
If you have any reason at all to get in contact, don't hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
Game development is difficult. Trust me, I know. I've spent years on projects that went nowhere, and I've completed projects that I'm not proud of looking back. Sometimes a mechanic needs to be iterated on many times before it's ready. Some aspect of the game may take much longer to develop than anticipated. Maybe an entire character just isn't fun to play as or against, and needs to be reworked. It happens!
With this project, the biggest risk is that Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe FightR takes longer than expected - and thus, requires more money than expected. If the production truly is in jeopardy, I will partner with a publisher to make sure the game gets completed.
My intention is for this project and future projects to be my livelihood, so it will be released, no matter what it takes. Fans of the Super Galaxy Knights series know that I am able to have unwavering devotion to a project, and this is no different.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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