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$305
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 7 2014 9:10 PM UTC +00:00

About

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GunWorld is a love letter to 8-bit action games! It's a meticulously crafted homage to everything great about classic game design and action heroes of the 1980s! An emphasis on high challenge and non-linear progression means GunWorld is not for the faint of heart. Players will be challenged to complete a series of levels in any order they choose, unlocking new weaponry as they do. With each new piece of equipment additional options present themselves, encouraging experimentation and repeated level runs. 

If you love...

  • Precise platforming
  • Challenging gameplay
  • Outlandish narrative
  • Diverse weaponry
  • Eagles that explode in a burst of patriotic fireworks

GunWorld is for you!

For as long as man can remember, GunWorld has flourished with the blessings of the divine. The inhabitants of GunWorld enjoy the destructive fruits of nature, as theirs is a world where guns grow on trees. As if gifted by an earthly goddess, the citizens of GunWorld have always defended themselves with nature's bountiful weaponry, and they thought they always would.

Until one day a large alien vessel crashed to the surface, and the guns began to dry up and rot. The GunMothers, powerful plants that serve as the source of these weapons, have been damaged. All around the world defenses begin to shatter as mankind is left with little means to protect themselves. Fortresses fall, cities collapse, and communities are shattered.

GunWorld is in a panic.

That's when President Eagle calls on the toughest, roughest GunMan on the face of the planet. Dwayne Michaels, and his trusty GunWoman Rebecca Scott, head off to face the dangers of the world on a quest to restore the GunMothers and save GunWorld from the alien invaders!

We grew up on classic games, and as GunWorld began production it was clear our gameplay was inspired by the titles of our youth. With amazing games like Contra and Mega Man providing the inspiration that led to this career, it only made sense that the game paid homage to the past. While a lot of titles go for a retro-inspired look, we've gone through great lengths to make ours as authentic as possible. It's not about using big pixels, it's about convincingly simulating a modern NES experience.

  • Sprites that follow NES color palette restrictions
  • Vertical resolution mimicks NES visual output
  • Faithful 8-bit presentation. 

Ignoring some background restrictions as well as allowing more sprites on screen allows us to design our levels in ways that focus on gameplay first. That's the governing rule behind GunWorld. Our aesthetic must always serve to compliment the gameplay, never overrule it.

M07 Games (Moe-Seven) is a two person team brought together to make fun games for personalized audiences. Led by a former Gaming Journalist and QA Tester and joined by a 3D Modeler and Texture Artist, M07 Games has years of experience in the video game industry.

We grew up playing video games, we have studied video games and started making careers out of video games. This team is an embodiment of that and GunWorld is our love letter to the hobby.

M07 Games is a team of just two people, and we're able to live and work on a very small budget. GunWorld was never conceived as a crowd-funding project, and began life completely self-funded. As we moved out of the planning phase and began plotting out our development schedule, we realized that our personally invested funds came a little shy of our desired budget. GunWorld would see completion, but it would do so facing cut content and features.

That's when we started to think about Kickstarter. Seeking a modest funding goal would make up the difference between our investments and our desired budget, and it allows us to produce a fully realized version of the game. It also gives us the ability to directly interact with the community early on in development, getting valuable feedback and granting opportunities for people to directly influence the final product!

Digital copy of GunWorld!

When development is completed, a code will be provided so you can download GunWorld to your own state-of-the-art personal computing device. It's DRM free!

GunWorld is currently being planned for Windows and Mac Operating Systems. 

Linux, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita are being explored for future opportunities.

PDF Instruction Booklet

Get a head start with a PDF version of the GunWorld Survival Guide. This PDF serves as the digital equivalent to the manuals that used to come packed in with every game we bought. In depth descriptions and strategies for each weapon, breakdowns of each level, and a complete bestiary to keep you one step ahead of your enemies.

Complete with artwork and exclusive tips!

[DISCLAIMER: Tips may or may not be useful]

Digital Soundtrack

Hot off the presses! This digital album comes straight from the world wide web to your personal audio listening gadget. Listen to these rad tunes in your car with the top down on a hot summer's eve. Everyone will want to be your friend.

Digital Development Journal

Hey guys, I'm totally not the final sprite!
Hey guys, I'm totally not the final sprite!

Relive the development of GunWorld as if you were there (you weren't). This PDF Journal contains screenshots and video clips taken throughout development of the game. Each image and clip is accompanied by tidbits and commentary. See crazy bugs we never expected and all kinds of broken unfinished crap!

Printed Deluxe Instruction Booklet

This deluxe version of the GunWorld Survival Guide comes to you on honest-to-life paper! It contains everything the PDF version does and more, with additional tips and trivia as well as a blank section in the back for you to write your own notes. We know you won't do it, but we put it there anyways. 

[Disclaimer: This version is paper, It does not have a back-lit screen. You will need an external light source to read it. Unless you're a moleman, in which case, can we come over and party with you?]


Design Livestreams

At pre-determined dates we'll be hosting live design sessions and you're invited! We'll be streaming a current build of the game while gathering your feedback to help shape the final game. Viewer votes can determine what parts of the game get built next and how levels and weapons get tweaked.

These livestreams can be viewed by anyone, but only backers of this reward tier will be able to participate.

Get In The Game

Ever wanted to be visually represented by a horrible NES sprite? Now is your chance because this reward tier grants you a one-way ticket to Planet GunWorld.

We'll take any photo of you that you send and draw an in-game sprite of it as best we can. The NES color palette is pretty limited and we are working with 24x24 sprites, so it's best if you emphasize these three thing to make sure we get your character right.

  • Hair
  • Clothes
  • Pose

With faces being quite small on our sprites, these are our three best methods of making the character look like you.

Design A Gun

Have you ever played a game and thought, "Man, I sure wish this gun was actually a dog that barked acorn lasers"? Neither have we, that'd be stupid.

This limited reward tier will allow you to design, both visually and functionally, a weapon to include in the final game. We will sit down with you (over the internet) and discuss your design and how we can implement it into GunWorld. We'll be as honest as we can to your specifications, but it has to be within reason. Keep it appropriate.

Design A Level

You know that high you get from a game of Dungeons & Dragons when your traps decimate the adventuring party? This is your chance to bring your sociopath design choices to a bigger audience.

Utilize every design element in our sandbox to help create a special secret level in GunWorld. As long as it's technically possible to complete, we'll allow it!

Become A Playable Character

The final version of GunWorld will feature an arcade style Survival Mode complete with a batch of different playable characters. Backers of this reward tier can immortalize themselves as a world-feared GunMan or GunWoman. Choose your favorite loadout from the weapons in the game and help us nail your appearance. You'll be able to set high scores and defend GunWorld as the person most important to you; yourself!

Boxed Copy of GunWorld

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This is a mock-up
This is also a mock-up
This is also a mock-up

This is the stuff that separates the GunMen from the GunBoys. This limited edition is stuffed with goodies to bring you back to the good old days. Games used to be more than just a disc.

The Limited Edition includes

  • A prop NES cartridge (Don't worry, these are all made from broken games, no functioning NES games are harmed to make these)
  • Deluxe manual
  • Fold-out poster
  • Vinyl overlays for NES controllers
  • M07 VIP Number

The M07 Games VIP number grants you free copies of all future titles M07 Games produces. That's forever-and-ever. It's just an extra way of thanking those that go above and beyond to support GunWorld.

Potato Salad Edition

Have you poured over this Kickstarter page and thought to yourself, "Maybe this game would be better if it was Potato Salad". 

Introducing the GunWorld: Potato Salad Edition. You will receive a one-of-a-kind version of the game, shipped to you in a box of Potato Salad. This exclusive version replaces all of the characters, weapons, and enemies with Potato Salad.

It's delicious.

Risks and challenges

Even retro style games can be very difficult and time-consuming to develop. GunWorld has a good start and a solid design doc to guide the development process. However, like any big project, there is always the chance that unforeseen hurdles present themselves. Whether it is hardware failure or unexpected design complications, any number of things can come along to disturb development.

With that being a reality, the main risk with this project is the potential for a delay. While it isn't something we anticipate, it's always worth entertaining the possibility of a project taking a few weeks longer than you have projected. We will be doing everything in our power to keep the game on schedule, but if a slight delay allows us to improve the quality of the final product than we will immediately communicate that to our backers.

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