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About

Welcome to the Zombie Teacher Kickstarter Campaign!

 

           

The story

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
Each stage has been painstakingly choreographed for the most tense and satisfying gameplay experience.
Each stage has been painstakingly choreographed for the most tense and satisfying gameplay experience.

 

ZT  will have tons of hilarious dialogue peppered throughout each circle of video game hell!
ZT will have tons of hilarious dialogue peppered throughout each circle of video game hell!

 

Every stage in the game will feature a reference to a video game from the past that only the purest of retro fans will spot!
Every stage in the game will feature a reference to a video game from the past that only the purest of retro fans will spot!

 

 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).

The latest feature I've got working for ZT is portals! Funding will be used to make even more awesome gameplay mechanics!
The latest feature I've got working for ZT is portals! Funding will be used to make even more awesome gameplay mechanics!

 

 

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!

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.59

    The Video Game Ghoul

    Thanks for the support! You've helped Zombie Teacher get one step closer to becoming a reality.

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    • Your name will be listed in the credits as a "Video Gaming Ghoul"
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    The Zombie Teacher

    Get yourself a DRM-free copy of Zombie Teacher! You also get early access to a very
    special Kickstarter exclusive demo!

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    • Your name will be listed in the credits as a "Zombie Teacher"
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
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    The Retro Zombie

    Get your hands on all of the above as well as
    access to the "KICKSTARTER" circle of video game hell! 8 Bonus stages of exclusive mayhem.

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    • Your name will be listed in the games credits as a "Retro Zombie"
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
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    The Golden Zombie

    You get everything listed above. In addition to this you receive a digital version of the official soundtrack to Zombie Teacher!

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Name will be listed in the games credits as a "Golden Zombie"
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
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    Portrait of a Zombie

    Gain all previous rewards. On top of this you get your very own portrait featured within game in a hidden "Hall Of Fame" bonus stage.

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Your name will be listed in the games credits as a "Handsome Z"
    • Get your photo featured in game!
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    Talking Walking Dead

    Gain access to all previous rewards (Portrait of a Zombie portrait not included). In addition to this, become an NPC within Zombie Teacher! Not only this, you can write some dialogue to give your character an awesome backstory.

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Your name will be listed in the games credits as a "Walky Talky"
    • Be an NPC in game! A talkative one with a kick-ass backstory!
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    2 player Experience

    You receive the "Golden Zombie" package x2! That's enough epic Zombie Teaching for double the fun and then some!

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    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
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    Pledge £40 or more About $52

    A Super Zombie

    You receive all rewards featured in "The Golden Zombie" pledge. You also become an enemy within Zombie Teacher! Design yourself and choose your weapon. Do you release projectiles, can you be stomped? You decide!

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Your name will be listed in the games credits as a "Super Zombie"
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    The Big Boss

    You receive all rewards featured in "The Golden Zombie" pledge. Brace yourself Zombie Teachers, we have our bosses! You will feature within game as a boss and can record your own death sound effects!

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Your name will be listed in the games credits as a "Big Boss"
    • Become a boss in game, including your own death sounds!
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    Pledge £75 or more About $97

    Zombie of the Colossus

    Receive the "Golden Zombie" package. On top of this you become a giant! Our protagonist will climb you to freedom during a giant themed stage in "The Classics" circle of hell.

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Your name will be listed in the credits as a "Zombie Colossus"
    • You will feature in game as a giant colossus!
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    Pledge £250 or more About $324

    You are Zombie Teacher

    Receive the "Golden Zombie" package. You get to name the main character of Zombie Teacher! You can decide on his name and you yourself will be featured within the "HALL OF FAME" as "Zombie Teacher"

    Includes:
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Name our hero and feature in the "HALL OF FAME" stage
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    You are the Video Game Devil

    Receive the "Golden Zombie" package. Your likeness will be used when designing the VIDEO GAME DEVIL! You will also feature in the "HALL OF FAME" and can leave a personal message in the games credits!

    Includes:
    • 1 copy of "Zombie Teacher" (on the platform of your choice)
    • "The Kickstarter" circle of hell. Gain 8 bonus levels!
    • Exclusive access to an Early bird 8 stage demo!
    • The Zombie Teacher digital soundtrack!
    • Become the Video Game Devil and feature in the "HALL OF FAME"
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