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$4,551
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 30 2014 7:00 AM UTC +00:00
$4,551
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
161
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, March 30 2014 7:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE LAST 48HRS PLEASE READ!!!

Special thanks to nemesistheory.newgrounds.com for the trailer music

and  http://powstudios.com for the placeholder blood graphics.

Quick bullet points!

  • funds will also be used to give this game a significant facelift. Many redrawn sprites. Better impact/attack graphics etc.
  • The trailer is 30fps the game runs at 60, so there's significantly less smoothness in the trailer (missing frames).
  • AP aesthetics not your bag? There will be any other unique characters you can play through the game with, including big burly barbarians.
  • The trailer shows very raw, early version of this game, the final game will dramatically improved.

      Axe Princess is a 2d beatem up that takes place in a bright and colorful fantasy world. The art style is cartoony and manga in nature and features cute, expressive, hand drawn sprites! Axe Princess is inspired by beatem up games from the 90's including Final Fight, TMNT, Xmen, Simpsons, Dungeons and Dragons and many more. The gameplay is fast and violent and gives the player various fun ways to kill enemies. The game will be for PC and (if greenlit) on Steam, however we are aiming to port it to as many platforms as possible.

In Axe Princess you play as a bounty hunter named Remy who visits dangerous exotic lands in order to capture (dead/or alive) some of the most treacherous and illusive wanted criminals. Each adventure will take you to a new exotic part of the Axe Princess world and consequently will unravel more of the story and Remy's past. Furthermore, as you advance through the story animated cutscenes will play in between levels and before boss battles to give the player a richer more fully realized story.


Who is Axe Princess?

 Remy knows little of her past, she knows only that she was orphaned as an infant then adopted by a tribe of ferocious fighters who call themselves berserkers. These warriors are secretive living in the most dangerous part of forest where most men dare never enter. These fighters believe in controlling their emotions, embracing their rage, suppress their fears and wrecking havoc on their enemies. They believe armor is superfluous, and constricts a warrior, to be as free as possible on the battlefield is paramount. Many of these warriors wear little if anything to the battlefield, Some of these fighters have even been witnessed fighting naked wielding only their weapon. Remy is among the best fighters in her village, she has never lost a dual and possibly the most intelligent member of her vast tribe, even able to outwit opponents that are vastly stronger then herself. Remy is tough, brave and cool. She can drink any barbarian under the table and hold her own against any brutish warrior or monster. Remy loves to eat, fight, protect innocent people and protect the animals of her forest.

Axe Princess is a 2 players game but we are aiming to make it 4 players with as many as 8 selectable characters. The game will be intuitive and easy for the average gamer to pick up and play however for the more advanced players, you'll be able to style and combo your enemies to pieces.

 Pile Driver !!

Finish off your enemies in glorious violence :D

 What good is a hero without some cool baddies to kill? Above is just a tiny fraction of the enemies you'll cleave through in this game. One of the things that always made a game feel "cheap" and boring was beating up on the same enemies over and over. In Axe Princess we are aiming to create as many varied bad guys as possible. Axe princess will feature traditional fantasy themed enemies along with some cool weird stuff you don't typically see. A shark-man swinging an anchor or a killer pink cannibal just to name a few.

The Axe Princess world features traditional fantasy themed levels. Adventure through dark mysterious forests crawling with ugly Ogres, Across deserts filled with deadly bandits, Briny Beaches brimming with Sea baddies, Lava filled caverns littered with vicious cannibals, mountain hideouts defended by villainous vixen warriors and many more fun locations. Additionally, we have many more ideas that never quite made it to the trailer including icy mountains crawling with Yeti monsters, Swamps riddled with heinous mutated creatures, dungeons with mutilated freaks and even a tavern level where you can have a brawl with tons of enemies as well as a refreshing beverage. All the levels will be tied together in one fully fleshed out story. The levels themselves will feature fun hazards to mutilate your enemies with. For example, you will be able to toss enemies into grinders and shredders, or watch them get crushed by booby traps from above. Finally, the level design is aiming to be very dynamic. instead of simply going from left to right we want to add a vertical element to the stages. Climb up ladders, scale down cliffs, or gradually make you up a mountain vertically until making it to your destination.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/DriatanVA

http://www.moddb.com/members/jcorvinus

Many of the funds will be used for adding additional team members. We have talented programmers and musicians who will love to join and are enthusiastically following the progress of this Kickstarter. Not many people have the time or resources to work for free, and understandably cannot commit to a project that still needs funding. As this Kickstarter progresses we will unveil and introduce new team members.

This project was started about a year ago and has been completely under wraps. What started out as a daydream has turned into what you see before you. Furthermore, we made a conscious effort to push this project as far as we possibly could before attempting crowd funding. This way our potential pledges will see how serious we are about this project and see it is something truly worth pledging. As you know people have day jobs and/or school and when trying to turn a hobby into a profession things get tricky. This is why we chose Kickstarter and hope gamers will see our sincerity. We are optimistic and hope you guys can help us turn this dream into a reality.  :D


                       Previews of rewards coming very soon!.....

finally, Help spread the word on facebook twitter etc.!!!

Risks and challenges

Whether you are producing a ten million triple A title or a humble, little, indie game like ourselves you will notice there are inherent challenges. Time is a common problem however because the nature of our game, being small, practical and having many of the blueprints and assets already complete, we feel issues with time will be dramatically reduced.
Another issue is money. But again, we did not set out to make the next big MMO or FPS, we settled on a reasonable idea that is very attainable, the content we produced should already give you an indication of our potential and abilities. All of it produced without a penny pledged.
Public reception is another risk. We don't know whether this campaign will be successful, we have our educated guesses but at the end of the day its a roll of the dice. If this campaign is not successful it will tell us two things. One, we don't have enough money to continue working on it. Presently we are allocating what little free time we have, hence our progress is slow. Without funding if we continued to work, this game would take at LEAST two more years. The second thing we would learn is that the public simply isn't interested, hence pouring more time into this project wouldn't make sense. Possibly scraping it, significantly retooling it or just starting a fresh project and possibly reusing some of the existing assets would be a viable option.

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    On the off chance a generous, inebriated millionaire or doctor stumbles onto this kickstarter you get: All rewards, become a producer for Axe Princess, have input on levels games and monsters, receive early demo of game and lifetime free access to any and all Axe Princess sequels or content. Furthermore, our team will see to it we get you anything else that is reasonable and within our power related to Axe Princess.

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Funding period

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