Zombie Teacher - A platforming adventure with a twist!
Zombie Teacher - A platforming adventure with a twist!
You're trapped! Escape from VideoGameHell in a nostalgic trip through the history of gaming. Run, jump and bounce your way to freedom!
You're trapped! Escape from VideoGameHell in a nostalgic trip through the history of gaming. Run, jump and bounce your way to freedom! Read more
About this project
Welcome to the Zombie Teacher Kickstarter Campaign!
You're a lowly science teacher 9 weeks into the first term of 2017. Christmas is just around the corner and cannot arrive soon enough. You ride your bike home after another mindless evening of marking and decide to hit the arcade. There you see "it".
300 pounds of greasy adolescence with an oh-so familiar odour. It’s Reese Ronnoc. The worst student you’ve taught throughout your entire teaching career. (the kind of kid that makes you wish you could freeze time for the sole purpose of kicking his flabby butt!). He recognizes you and calls you over with a smirk. “Hey sir, let’s play some Streets of Fury” His cronies laugh. Heh, big mistake. For you see, you have been playing Streets of Fury for over 12 years. Time for a beat down!
Round 1 to Ronnoc, not a big deal.
Round 2 to Ronnoc, just beginners luck.
Round 3...1 more attack and he wins. You panic, your palms are sweaty. Full of anxiety and left with no options you plea with the video game gods. “I’d sell my soul to beat this kid!” Suddenly Ronnoc’s skills seem to fade. Round 3 is yours. Round 4 and then round 5. He leaves the arcade with his head hung so low his 3 chins are touching his nose. Victory is sweet!
As you stand there savouring the moment, you hear a menacing laugh and a tingling sensation engulfs your body. Before your very eyes the arcade vanishes and you’re sucked into the cabinet in front of you. “WELCOME TO VIDEO GAME HELL”.
Welcome to the world of Zombie Teacher! You're about to embark on one of the toughest adventure platformers around. Designed in the manic play style of super meat boy and N+ before it, Zombie Teacher is as as pure of a platformer as they come. This combined with dynamic adventure game elements as well as some awesome boss fights makes for an extremely hilarious and challenging experience. You're trapped in an adventure that celebrates the history of gaming! Every stage of Zombie Teacher features a reference to a classic video game from the past. Life long gamers and retro arcaders unite...
...Help Zombie Teacher escape the 7 circles of Video Game Hell!
The Art of gaming
You'll traverse at least 7 unique worlds each featuring gorgeous hand drawn artwork. From mountainous vistas to recreated anime ninja villages, Zombie Teacher is a journey like no other. Along the way you'll meet a cast of unique friends and foes who'll trigger nostalgia and keep a smile on your face throughout the experience. Play the demo and start your ZT journey now!
The demo features a select handful of stages from the jungle circle of hell. I must warn you, despite being the first zone of the game, things get tricky fairly quickly. While the stages are not 100% complete, they provide a glimpse into the manic gameplay that awaits you. If you play and can tell me the name of the 4 games referenced within the 4 stages, you'll get an Exclusive Bonus Prize in your pledge reward!
Zombie Teacher features a narrative that crosses many generations of gaming which in turn ties into gameplay!
- Twitch reflex platforming of the highest level
- 56+ levels of gorgeous 2D gaming
- 7+ unique boss fights that feature super intense platforming
- A diverse range of familiar looking characters to converse with
- Adventure game style narrative with branching pathways
- Run N Gun Mega Man Style stages
- A minimum of one dreaded swimming stage
Zombie Teacher's Kickstarter features an array of awesome backer rewards! Check them all out on the right hand side now. These range from becoming a walking talking NPC to actually voicing and acting as an in game boss. Act quickly though as such rewards are extremely limited!
Get your hands on fantastic rewards such as:
- An official Zombie Teacher soundtrack!
- Get your portrait featured within the game's HALL OF FAME.
- Become an NPC and write your own dialogue.
- Become an enemy in game! You choose your weaponry, attacks, can you be stomped on? Its down to you!
- Be an in-game BOSS!
- Our hero Zombie Teacher will be named after you!
- You are our main villain; the VIDEO GAME DEVIL!
Edgy games is a one man game studio comprised of a single developer. Hi, my name is Adil K and it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
I’m a full-time science teacher working in London by day and a game dev by night! I grew up with the Sega genesis (megadrive) and have been a lifelong gamer ever since. I started working on Zombie Teacher when I heard my 9th grade kids debate over the best game of all time; “Black ops 2 or Fifa”. When I mentioned the likes of Sonic and Dynamite heady I was met with blank expressions...one too many of them! I miss games that had buckets of charm, that challenged you and without fail made you laugh.
Zombie Teacher is based on my life story. Being a high school teacher has left me feeling like a zombie (you wake up with a grunt and wish that kids would use their braaaainnsss). It’s my love letter to gaming. I’ve spent countless sleepless evenings working on it and will continue to do so. I hope we can go on this journey together and create an epic gaming experience!
I’ve been a huge fan of kickstarter for quite some time now. For me, the sense of community and collaboration is what makes kickstarter so appealing. I’ve been working on Zombie Teacher for almost a year now and it’s been quite an isolated experience. Being able to discuss potential ideas and work alongside other gamers is something I cannot wait for. As far as I’m concerned, every contributor is a new Edgy games member.
Funding will be used in a number of ways to develop Zombie Teacher. As hard working as I am, my musical ability is limited. A proportion of funds will be used to get Zombie Teacher its very own mega soundtrack! To this day I can still hum the beat of Streets of rage 2’s dreamer as well as the cotton alley stages in Super meat boy. I want ZT to have this and then some! I envisioned each set of stages in ZT to be very unique. I’ve completed the Jungle zone and Sci fi zone stages, including artwork. Funding will also be used to develop epic set pieces and art for additional zones (including ANIME, HORROR and PIRATE).
Risks and challenges
Zombie Teacher is a one-man project. This means like many games that have come before, there is a classic risk of "delay" in release date. I will strive to complete ZT this year and have it launch during Christmas time, however should the game be delayed, you will be kept up to date down to every microscopic detail!
The game will be completed regardless of how much funding is received. The amount of time that takes is the only major risk I see on the horizon. Any delays will be used to polish the game and add more to the over all package allowing us as gamers to experience an even more awesome journey!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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