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£98
pledged of £12,000pledged of £12,000 goal
10
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 19 2015 4:54 PM UTC +00:00

About

  • Over 100 obtainable Brawlbeast: The game will feature over 100 beasts for the player to add to their party. Each with it's own unique moves and animations.
  • Real time combat: Battles between Brawlbeast are fast paced and played out using DOTA-style combat mechanics.
  • Deep RPG Elements: A vast range of factors affect a Brawlbeast's stat gains when levelling up which can all be controlled by the player to maximise a beast's potential. Similarly, branching skill trees enable the player to adapt beasts to their own play style.
  • Permadeath: When a beast's HP drops to 0, it dies and is gone for good. No more convenient fainting.
  • Voice Acting: Extensive voice acting for main characters and small phrases for auxiliary characters. More funding = More extensive VA.

You play as the delinquent high school student: Ryden, who when faced with the prospect of graduating with no real career prospects decides to try his hand at brawling on the underground circuit.

Ryden lives in a city where the animals (beasts) are brawled against one another in high stakes battles to the death. The brawlers who train the strongest beasts are among the most celebrated and wealthy of the city, while those with weak beasts are rarely remarked upon.

The city is no utopia however. Organised crime is rife, and mob rule is a reality in many sections of the city, profiting from unlicensed brawling leagues and beast trade.


Combat

The meat of BrawlBeast's gameplay is in it's combat. The combat is fully real-time and can best be described as a DOTA-style system. Each beast has 4 slots for skills it can use. These skills can be offensive, defensive or purely utility. Each skill has it's own quirks and cooldowns, and choosing skills with good synergy is the key to winning battles.

While out of combat, a beast's skills can be changed at will, allowing the player to tailor his/her approach to upcoming battles. The GIFs and bestiary text below should give insight as to what you can expect.

 Knowledge is Power

Among the various colourful characters you will meet in BrawlBeast, one of the more useful to know is the enigmatic "Surgeon". A silent and reclusive medical professional, she is known to be very keen to find live beasts to dissect. In return for this service she is willing to divulge what she learns.

 Perma-Death

If any of the beasts you obtain lose all of their HP during a battle they will permanently die. Combined with the multitude of opportunities there are in BrawlBeast to optimise a beasts' stats, losing a beast can be very costly indeed.

The primary reason I wanted to kickstart the project was to fund voice acting. Currently all voice acting has kindly been done for free. Paying for voice work is not only nicer for the actors/actresses but also allows for me to demand a much higher quality and standard, which will vastly enrich the experience. Furthermore, BrawlBeast is a RPG, and there are a vast numbers of characters that could be voiced. More funding = more voice acting.

Kickstarter is also an excellent way of attracting a wider audience, which as an indie developer, is hard to come buy.

Risks and challenges

I am confident I will be able to deliver all that I have mentioned here. From a technical standpoint BrawlBeast is a simple game (2d side scrolling RPG), and is well within my capabilities to achieve. The project has been painstakingly budgeted to ensure everything is achievable with a modest sum.

The only foreseeable issue is perhaps delivering on schedule. I have estimated that the game will release January 2017, the estimate being based on the percentage of the game already completed. While I am confident I will be able to meet the estimate, if the game is not at a quality or length I am happy with come 2017, I would rather take a couple of months to provide a superior game than to release something I am not happy with.

Above all I wish to remain transparent and keep backers informed during the development process. I will soon be starting dev blog at banzaibrigade.com (if it isn't up now it will be in a day or two). I will update it at least once a month until the game releases.

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