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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 26 2015 3:24 PM UTC +00:00
$11,686
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
130
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 26 2015 3:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

Download the newer, simpler demo free for Mac, PC, or Linux.

The dreadful Boredom Bugs have landed their spacecraft in Watercolor Woods, bringing with them their most fearsome weapon: a barrel of Pure Boredom. You’re Jack Nimble: Jack rabbit, lumberjack. You and your best friend, Enessa, have teamed up to steal the barrel. Now it’s up to you to stop the Bugs from unleashing Pure Boredom upon the world in Jack Nimble: Attack of the Boredom Bugs for PC, Mac, and Linux.

  • A new puzzle game genre called Active Tower Defense ("ATD"), where each tower will only activate if you manually control it.
  • Play musical instruments to summon 3 different tower animals: an armadillo, a porcupine, or an owl -- each with a unique perspective and mini-game.
  • Combine the view-shifting powers of each tower to solve the puzzle.
  • Go on a whimsical adventure as you assemble a cast of quirky creatures who teach you the many ways to defeat Boredom.

Download the free demo now available for Mac, PC, or Linux.

Beau Kittredge, formerly known as a children's book author and a ultimate frisbee MVP is the recent founder of Snowsuit Studio. He came up with the idea after becoming outraged at the low quality of attacks coming from one of the towers in a popular tower defense game. Yelling very harsh words at the tower, he said, “If I was in the game, I would run over, grab the bow from the archer, and do it myself.” Then he imagined himself running from tower to tower making swift work of the bad guys. Beau also wanted to incorporate view shifting puzzles so that the player has to think spatially and plan accordingly. Fast forward to now: We have created a game where you must assess the situation, summon the right towers, and then use skill to complete the task at paw. It’s completely up to you to save the day!

From the Blues Galaxy, the Boredom Bugs have landed in Watercolor Woods. They’ve brought one Barrel of Pure Boredom, which they intend to break open and turn the animals of Watercolor Woods into a complacent crop of bored beings. Thankfully for the Watercolor Woods, you, Jack Nimble, and your best friend Enessa the elephant have stolen the Barrel. Now you must go on an adventure to safely dispose of the Barrel of Pure Boredom and learn the many ways to keep the Boredom Bugs from opening it. You will assemble the most amazing Boredom fighters on your journey, such as the arctic unicorn who can freeze Boredom Bugs.

Jack is always slightly cold, so he wears a warm red hat. His insatiable appetite for learning is quenched by a persistent pursuit of hobbies. Now all of his skills will be put to the test, since he must stop the Boredom Bugs from breaking open the Barrel of Pure Boredom.


Smart and sturdy, Enessa is the only one strong enough to carry the Barrel of Pure Boredom and the only one patient enough to keep Jack on task. She loves dancing and taking long baths.

 ALSO KNOWN AS THE TOWER ANIMALS

TOWER UPGRADES: These will play a major role in defeating Boredom Bugs. Each of the above tower animals will get three upgrades the will significantly help them. Here are some examples.

Armadillos first upgrade allows them to turn into Boredom Buzzsaws. 

Porcupines first upgrade is pulling out quills and throwing them forward. 

Owls first upgrade is watermelon and we all know what that means. :) 

  • Allows us the full creative freedom to shape a new type of game. 
  • Avoids having a big publisher tell us to follow a familiar formula.
  • Backers will decide how awesome the game will be: You will help us define the scope of the project.

Super Special Thanks!
Anita: Character portraits. (anitatung.tumblr.com
Marcel: KS art and other cool art (www.artstation.com/artist/marsoups)
Hilco Beukema: Made our rockin' video! (https://vimeo.com/hilcobeukema/videos)
Ian Gibson: Tons of images, concepts, and help on the logo.
Muir Freeland: Logo design and feedback.
Shane: Awesome animation!
Stefan: Another awesome animator!
Patrick Beavers: Animation and Promotional Art.
Xander Davis: UI Work / Consulting (http://www.xanderdavis.com)

- $55k - 

New character, tower animal, and enemy type. Welcome Miss Sailor Slothy. She is sassy and was one of the best ultimate frisbee players in Watercolor Woods before joining the Sea Sloths. She will teach you how to summon a flying squirrel and show you that a flick of the wrist is all you need to throw the fastest flying squirrel at the new flying enemies that will be added to the game.  

- $70k - 

Additional world. A new world inside a volcano with lava -- where you will probably meet a dragon, who will probably help you with a sweet new power . . . but we don’t want to give anything away

- $80k - 

Additional upgrade tier for each of the towers (AKA helper animals). This would bring the total to four different upgrades, making four abilities for each mini-game.

Risks and challenges

"As with any beautiful project, there could be delays. However I believe the backers and I are entering into agreement -- and as long as there is breath in my body, this game will be completed and availble to all backers no matter what it takes." ---Beau Kittredge

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