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Tiny Elementals - online multiplayer running game with unique graphics and amazing soundtrack for iOS and Android. Read more

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Tiny Elementals - online multiplayer running game with unique graphics and amazing soundtrack for iOS and Android.

Tom Zawadzki
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Long time ago, no one exactly knows where, a group of children were playing the first runner game. The game consisted of old table and scrolls (as they didn't have mobiles or tablets, or any of such fancy stuff). Their father was a mage that used to study ancient knowledge of four elements. The children were playing runner in his laboratory and afterwards left the lab without cleaning it, nor closing the door or the windows.

That night a cat came through the open window and smoothly, with elegance, walked among the vials, potions and mixtures. But when he saw a mouse in a hole, he froze, laid down, raised his ears and prepared to attack. He jumped and accidentally knocked down some vials from the table, which fell down and mixed. The whole room was filled with smoke, light and fire! Suddenly, an explosion threw something away - that were little monsters!

The next day children found the labolatory in a mess, but they also found monsters that were hiding underneath scattered lab equipment. They got to know each other. And the monsters loved racing - they were racing with others for fun, to children's delight.

The game starts here. You are one of the children that have monsters on their disposal, and you are racing with your friends. Your goal is to race, collect coins and get ranking points. After each game your ranking will be updated and you will get coins, with the amount based on your final position.

You will race with other players in a single game. You will not only see them, but you'll be also able to affect them ie. throw something at them to slow them down.  Thus, wining will depend not only how you can avoid obstacles, but also how and when you'll use monster's powers and abilities. If you'll play more, you'll learn more, you'll achieve more and win with others. 

The whole game is divided into four elements: Fire, Water, Earth and Wind. Each character belongs to one of these elements. Red monster from the picture above is from fire element and he knows fire spells. He can throw fireballs, burn, leave flames etc. The blue one is from water world. He can create ice, freeze somone and cast frost nova. Every character has abilitities from his element plus global spells avaible to all. You'll be able to get each monster's abilities within race – you'll just have to collect block with a question mark. You will get one of spells and after that you'll be able to use it by pressing a button.

Gameplay modes

The game will contain two game modes: public and private. To join public game you will have to only press Quick Play button - the system will automatically find oponents with similar ranking. After finishing race your ranking will be updated based on other people rankings and your position. There is a global ranking for all players, continents, countries and friends. You'll be able to see your place in ranking and statistics view.

The second type of game is a private game. Here you'll have two options: normal game and a tournament. In normal game you'll race only once and that's it. In tournament mode you will play few maps (depending on the settings) and after each map you will get points which will sum up. After finishing all maps you will see tournament ranking and winners. This is the best option for playing with your friends.

Chat, friends and rooms

You can create a room and invite your friends and other players to it. As a owner of the room you can create private games and tournaments. All players from the room will get invitiations for a race. If you want to run in tournament with your friend, you only need to create a room, invite and select the game mode.The chat will help communicate with each other and choose maps which you want to play.

Achievements

The game will contain a long list of achievements. For  completing an achievement you will get rewards, which value will be based on achievement difficulty. For the simplest one you will get coins, for more difficult you will get extra stuff for your character, and the hardest one will unlock new monsters and abilities.

Celebrations

You can choose a variety of celebrations for your character. The first one, Warm-Up Celebration, will be played on a countdown to start the race. Your character will ie. do some push-ups or quickly run in place. You'll be able to choose this kind of warm-up in character screen.

The second one, In-Game Celebration, will be available while racing ie. when you leave other players behind, you can laugh evily or something else of your choice. As previously, you'll set up this celebration in character screen.

The two last ones are used after finishing race, where you and your oponents are on the podium - you can play happy or sad celebration. It depends on you which one you will celebrate. The purpose of these two is to show your feelings after the race.

We are a group of people that have known each other for a very long time. We met each other while participating in one project, but unfortunately, after some time we parted ways. Now we're at it again, planning to get something done. Together we've made a lot of succesful systems, so we know each other very well. We have one common passion: gaming; we love playing games and our dream was to create our own. Now (thanks to Kickstarter) we have opportunity to make our dream come true.

We are making a game for players and we want players to participate in every aspect of game creation. We need your support, comments, different points of view to make our game better. We want to consult every aspect of the game with you, because we need your opinion to be sure that we are going in the right direction. So, if we are making a game for you why not ask for a little bit of help ? That's why we chose Kickstarter - if this project is going to be a success we will be for 100% sure that you like the game and want to play it. In our opinion it doesn't make sense to create another game which people don't want to play.

To put it simply - we'll use money to create the game. In the beginning, we want to create three maps, four monsters and four abilities per element. In total however, you should be getting twelve maps, sixteen monsters, sixteen skills and abilities. It requires a lot of work. We need to create graphics, animations, sound and programming for clients: iOS and Android, and server side. That's a lot of work. Because we've done similar work before (graphics and animations) we've calculated that we need just $2.500 to create and develop one element. For the rest of money we will implement achievements, friends management, chat, rooms and tournaments. And this is our main goal. If we get more money we'll add extra feautures for more fun. For $20,000 we give you four more maps and four more monsters and four more skills. And if we cross magic number of $30,000 we will add another elemental maps, monsters and skills. What it will be? We don't know yet – the players will choose, however it'll definitely going to be something unique.

And lastly, our little secret, which I think you'll like the most. It's an icing on the cake - a feature so awsome that we decided to fund it from our own money, so you'll get it for free.

The players are most important to us, so we tried to create rewards involving you in game creation as much as we could. That's why part of the reward requires your cooperation to create something unique. We hope that you'll like it.

As soon as our work sees the light of day you'll receive free digital copy of the game. We'll be also very honoured that you chose to support our project so we'll know that we are doing something that you like. Thank you.

Our scribe will mark your name, using his magic fountain pen, on our wisdom center, called by the ancients: „Website” and the wind demon will announce your name to four corners of the world on „Facebook”. You will also receive the above reward. In summary you'll receive:

  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

Your head will sink in clouds of sounds sung by mermaids, acompanied by golem drums - you will receive digital copy of a soundtrack. You will also receive all rewards of the above. In summary you'll receive:

  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

Your name will be forged, with honour and glory, by fire and ice demons, in the hall of fame. Your name will be listed in the credits with special thanks. You'll be able to show it to your friends and say 'Look! Without me this game couldn't be done!' You will also receive all rewards of the above. In summary you'll receive:

  • your name in game credits
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

Our wizard will create a special image wich will be signed with your name. You will receive unique wallpaper with your name signed by our team. You will also receive all rewards of the above. In summary you'll receive:

  • individually signed digital wallpaper
  • your name in game credits 
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

You'll gain acces to our secret room where magic is composed with technology. You will get a special ability to affect our developement machine. In other words, your vote and opinion will have the influence over how will the final game look like. Maybe you have new ideas which we could use? You will also receive all rewards of the above. In summary you'll receive:

  • access to developer forum
  • individually signed digital wallpaper 
  • your name in game credits  
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

Your hands will get dirty - as the first ones you will get a playable version of the game. You'll enjoy privilige of being a beta tester. You will also receive all rewards of the above. In summary you'll receive:

  • beta tester account
  • access to developer forum
  • individually signed digital wallpaper 
  •  your name in game credits  
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

What is the best reward for playing an awesome game ? Enterteinment ? Fun ? Satisfaction ? Nothing to sneeze at - these are very important rewards. For your support you will get an opportunity to create you own in-game reward – an achievement. You will need to kickstart your creativity and design an achievment. You will also receive all above rewards. In summary you'll receive:

  • create and name an achievement
  • beta tester account
  • access to developer forum
  • individually signed digital wallpaper 
  • your name in game credits  
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

You will create an object which will be placed in the game. Maybe you'll want to thank someone or make something funny? You will also receive every reward from beginning up to Beta Tester included. In summary you'll receive:

  • design, name and place custom object in game
  • beta tester account
  • access to developer forum
  • individually signed digital wallpaper 
  • your name in game credits  
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

Didn't you know that these monsters don't have names yet? They come to us every night and complain about names missing. Please save us from them (they can be really annoying) and think about how you could call them. You will also receive every reward up to Beta Tester (included). In summary you'll receive:

  • create a name for a monster
  • beta tester account
  • access to developer forum
  • individually signed digital wallpaper 
  • your name in game credits  
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

The most powerful reward of all of them - you'll become a creator, designer and life giver. Maybe you have your favourite monster which should be here ? Or maybe you have a vivid imagination and have great ideas ? Or your child want his/her own monster ? Or you want to pride oneself in front of your friends ? Don't be shy - we will create a monster for you, all we need is an idea. You will also receive every reward from beginning up to Beta Tester (included). In summary you'll receive:

  • design, create and name monster
  • beta tester account
  • access to developer forum
  • individually signed digital wallpaper 
  • your name in game credits  
  • digital version of soundtrack
  • your name as baker on our website and name shouted on Facebook
  • free game copy for system of your choice

We are extremely gratefult o you for your support. It is very important to us because it gives us morestrength andmotivation to work.Thanks to you we createan incrediblegame thatde facto you will co-create.Once again,many thanks.

PS. Fallow us on social media:

Website: http://www.tinyelementals.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tinyelementals

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tinyelementals

Google+: http://tinyurl.com/a5g23bc

Risks and challenges

Multiplayer game confronts software developers with a different challenge than the single player mode. When creating such a game the main problem is the delay in communication between players that results from the distance between them. Fortunately, we can learn from the experience of others and do not have to make the same mistakes. Therefore, in our game we use proven, tested and working solutions that will ensure the proper operation of the game.

Another risk is associated with a large number of players. Imagine that the game will be played by a few million people. For that you need a large number of computers, and the proper created software. Such software is called "scalable" and the idea is that as the number of players inceases, more servers are added that provide smooth gameplay and minimize the waiting time to start. Through our work with banking applications we have the appropriate knowledge and experience on how to design such systems so that the scalability problems did not occur.

However, we mostly fear that the game will not be liked by the players, but we will know this only when the game will see the light of day. Despite the fact that all our friends are very cheerful for us and we have information from them that we are doing a very nice thing which will be a hit, we will always have these fears. Therefore, Kickstarter is the ultimate test. If it can be funded and we get the appropriate support from the players, we will be 100% confident that we are moving in the right direction and that we meet their expectations.

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    You'll gain acces to our secret room where magic is composed with technology. You will get a special ability to affect our developement machine. In other words, your vote and opinion will have the influence over how will the final game look like. Maybe you have new ideas which we could use? You will also receive all rewards of the above.

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    What is the best reward for playing an awesome game ? Enterteinment ? Fun ? Satisfaction ? Nothing to sneeze at - these are very important rewards. For your support you will get an opportunity to create you own in-game reward – an achivement. You will need to kickstart your creativity and design an achievment. You will also receive all above rewards.

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    Didn't you know that these monsters don't have names yet? They come to us every night and complain about names missing. Please save us from them (they can be really annoying) and think about how you could call them. You will also receive every reward up to Beta Tester (included).

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