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A crazy, over the top '80 inspired horizontal shooter!
A crazy, over the top '80 inspired horizontal shooter!
A crazy, over the top '80 inspired horizontal shooter!
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EDIT 29/09: Space princess revealed!

Stretch goal#2 funded!!!

New stretch goal added!

Stretch goal#1 funded!!!

Extended funding plans!

Added FAQ!

New gameplay elements!

Added new "Hero" backer tier!

Funded after only 4 days!!!

New backer reward added!

 "Space princess" skin available for everybody.

"Fat Princess" available for backers at "Persian Princess" level or above

"Orange Princess" available for backers at "Pinkschool student" or above

Hi there! I've partecipated on the recent indie game maker contest and in one month I've built this very simple prototype of a game. I'd like to further develop it into a fully fledged product.

You can try the prototype for free right now!

Vote on steam greenlight

steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=507749402

The cast

Phenomenally powerful princess Pink, or just "Pink" for short, is our hero. She can shoot down enemies from a distance, kick them when they are too close and dance to unleash a powerful attack! And as if all of this weren't enough, she can upgrade her powers too! To recharge her powers she eats lollipops!

Nobody knows from where the scary stinking slimy slugs come. But they are coming to destroy and they must be stopped.

Additional gameplay elements

Making a fully fledged game means adding more gameplay elements; below you can see what I'd like to add (there can be some changes as the development goes on):

  • If you get too close to the stinky slugs you become stinky and fill your stinky gauge. When it's full you get a random debuff!
  • The debuffs can be light or more severe, temporary or permanent: reduced armor, visibility or speed; inability to shoot, kick, dance or even move!
  • Multiple lollipops type with different effects!
  • With each passing level, the slime of the slugs will evolve and acquire new dangerous properties, thus making the slugs even more scary!
  • user-selectable difficulty
  • at least one unlockable skin ("Casual princess", obviously for casual gamers)

DRM? Pay2win? Paid DLC? Always-online requirement?

These buzzwords have recently become the bane of modern gaming. But there is no place for them on my game! It will follow the "good old" tradition of being able to be run forever and without gameplay advantages. There will be DLC and expansions that will be forever be free to all users. For funding these I might sell cosmetic DLC.

Who am I?

I'm a member of the community of the open source 3d game engine JMonkeyEngine. Besides contributing, I developed a game of my own.

What is the plan?

The game will be released DRM-free for Windows, Linux (if stretch goal is reached) and Mac (if stretch goal is reached).

I'd like to expand the game in a episodic way. Each new episode will expand the story and add new features and gameplay elements. The funding goal of the kickstarter covers the development of the second episode and will bring improvements to the first episode.

The rewards

Backers at the "pinkschool student" and above will get a steam key if greenlit (in addition to the DRM-free copy). Steam cards with cool CG graphics will be added and steam integration will probably be added.

Voting privileges

I want to listen to the community and offer the ability to shape the game. I will open pools for making development decision, and backers at the "pinkschool voter" and above will have the ability to partecipate.

Persian princess reward

By backing at the "Persian princess" level and above you will get a backer-exclusive cosmetic dress! It will not confer any gameplay advantage, but will add a touch of middle-east to all of Pink's animations and screens for Episode 1.

Pink crystal

Not final art
Not final art

The game isn't intended to be only a mindless shooter where your only concern is to clear the screen and avoid bullets. You will need to perform some tasks to advance which might not be intuitive at all; and the clues on what you are supposed to do will be offered by the Pink Crystal. If you are unable to proceed in the game, it will be a good idea to check it out. The Pink crystal will be an ingame oracle-like device that will offer gameplay advices and other words of wisdom. One of the perks offered to backers is the ability to add your quote* to the pool that will be randomly chosen and showed to players.

Design a hero skin

By backing at the "Pinkschool hero" level and above you will get the opportunity to design a skin for Pink. Want her to look like a cyber ninja, a caribbean pirate or whatever you want (before anybody asks: no nude request please)? I'll do my best to match your design as closest as possible (including hair, skin color, body shape, dress genre/model/color)! ***

The "hero skins" produced will be available to all "Pinkschool hero" backers and above and as such will be the most precious! You will also have full freedom to decide on its availabilty: want it to be a hero exclusive so that nobody else can use it? Do you want it to be sold for cheap so that everybody can appreciate your design? You'll decide even the price tag!

The goals

After being defeated in outer space, the scary stinky slimy slugs will try to attack from under the sea. But our heroine, with her phenomenal power, will transfom into a mermaid and fight under the sea!

At least these features will be added to the game:

  • A new sea-based chapter
  • A new morph, with new animations for shooting attack, melee attack and groove attack
  • Each episode gets a unique Boss to defeat

Stretch goals!

After being defeated in the sea, the scary stinky slimy slugs will try to attack from the fairy land. But our heroine, with her phenomenal power, will transfom into a butterly-winged fairy and fight in the fairy land!

At least these features will be added to the game:

  • A new Earth-based chapter
  • A new morph, with new animations for shooting attack, melee attack and groove attack
  • Sound effects
  • Linux gets official support

Upon reaching the 2500€ stretch goal all users will get a free DLC skin, and another free DLC skin "backer community".

These 2 skins will be released as a free DLC for all players to enjoy, but only after that some ingame goal is reached. They will be harder to achieve than the "Casual Princess" skin. One of these 2 skins is the "backer community" skin, meaning that the actual skin will be chosen by all backers, even those who don't have voting privileges.

Upon reaching the 2750€ stretch goal everyone will get another 2 free DLC skins (which makes 5 in total!). Again, these will need to be unlocked after some ingame goal is reached.

After being defeated in the fairy land, the scary stinky slimy slugs will try to attack from the unicorn's rainbow land. But our heroine, with her phenomenal power, will transfom her pink cat into an unicorn and ride it for winning!

At least these features will be added to the game:

  • A new rainbow-based chapter
  • A new morph, with new animations for shooting attack, melee attack and groove attack

After being defeated basically everywhere, the scary stinky slimy slugs will retaliate and kidnap Pink! Her fate will rest on the furry paws of the pink cat, which will morph into a dragon to rescue the princess!

This is "the real deal": the final chapter of the game and the true epilogue of the story. Don't settle for anything less!

At least these features will be added to the game:

  • A new slug-based chapter
  • A new morph, with new animations for shooting attack, melee attack and groove attack
  • Mac OS X gets official support
  • A soundtrack
  • An infected princess

I will develop an Android app for asymmetrical multiplayer, meaning that the game will be influenced by the actions on the Android app. The app itself will be free and its source released on github and BSD licensed! The app will be based on a communication library that will be released as a jMonkeyEngine plugin.

Insert coin to continue!

 The fate of Pink is in your hands, and the clock is ticking! If the campaign fails, Pink could never again be able to defeat the slugs!

Backer tiers

* Name, quote and framed picture subject to approval: as a rule of thumb offensive material will not be accepted, and promotional material might not be accepted.

** Quote should be maximum 100 words, also *

*** Subject to approval. Technical or artistic limitations might prevent the design to exactly match the intended design. We'll work together toward the goal and I will provide preview images, but I cannot guarratee on the final result.

Risks and challenges

True, I might get hit by a bus. But my source code and art assets repositories are stored on bitbucket regularly and I have successfully managed several (non-gaming) projects in the past.

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About $1.12

    PINKSCHOOL CONTRIBUTOR

    Thanks for your support! You get a wallpaper: useful for your making your desktop pretty, but not very playable.

    You get:

    - A wallpaper.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    PINKSCHOOL STUDENT (same as below but cheaper!)

    Play the game and get all future expansions for free! Also the DRM-free soundtrack if the stretch goal is reached!

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - A DRM-free copy of the game
    - Orange princess skin
    - A steam key (if greenlit)
    - DRM-free soundtrack (if goal reached)

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    Pledge €7 or more About $8

    PINKSCHOOL STUDENT

    Play the game and get all future expansions for free! Also the DRM-free soundtrack if the stretch goal is reached!

    You get:

    - Everything above

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    Pledge €15 or more About $17

    PINKSCHOOL EARLY ACCESS:

    Play the game before it's even released!

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Beta access.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $22

    PINKSCHOOL REGISTER

    The game wouldn't be made without your support: let everybody know that!

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Your name in credits.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    PINKSCHOOL VOTER

    Where's the fun of being a baker if you cannot shape the game to your will? You will be able to partecipate to pools about the development of the game.

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Voting privileges.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    PERSIAN PRINCESS

    Pink likes to change clothes sometimes. But this one is backer exclusive and will be available only to backers! Get it while you can!
    Also your name in credits gets more relevant.

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Backer exclusive dress
    - Fat princess skin
    - More visible name* in credits

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    PINKSCHOOL TEACHER

    Donate some of your wisdom to the posterity! Amaze the player with your wit or amuse them with your sense of humour when they least expect it!

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Name* and quote** on the pink crystal

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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    PINKSCHOOL PROFESSOR

    A picture is worth 1000 words. And a true backer cannot settle with just its name on the credits! Your photo or avatar will be framed and honored forever!

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Framed picture* in credits

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    Pledge €500 or more About $559

    PINKSCHOOL HERO

    How cool is that? You single-handedly funded the campaign! You get to design a "Hero" skin for pink that will be available only to Hero backers! ***

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Design a "hero" skin and decide its availability
    - All the "hero" designed skins
    - Your name*, large framed picture*, and quote* in the unskippable intro credits!

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    Pledge €2,000 or more About $2,236

    PINKSCHOOL RECTOR

    Well... there can be only one. And this says all.

    You get:

    - Everything above
    - Your name*, very large framed picture*, and quote* in the unskippable intro credits!

    NOTE: if nobody pledges at "Rector" level, then the first "Hero" gets promoted to "Rector"

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Funding period

- (30 days)