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Be kind; Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Shredded Secrets is a story-based platformer that lets you step into the lives of four people at a middle school - Isabella, Taylor, London and Oakley.

In Shredded Secrets you will find that while their lives intersect at different points at school, each character has a complex story that unfolds as you travel through their life, face their problems, and help them resolve their problems in meaningful and productive ways. 

Playable Characters from Shredded Secrets. Each team member designed and developed a character in the game!
Playable Characters from Shredded Secrets. Each team member designed and developed a character in the game!

Shredded Secrets was created by team Sarcastic Shark Clouds, a group of 6 graders at the Girls Make Games summer camp in Seattle, WA hosted by Smashing Ideas.

The prototype developed at camp allows you to experience life as seen by Isabella, a school nerd who is always getting bullied. A typical day at school for her involves avoiding insults hurled at her, and seeking comfort in cotton candy ice cream. 

Gameplay gif - Isabella avoiding insults in the hallway at school
Gameplay gif - Isabella avoiding insults in the hallway at school
Gameplay - Isabella finds happiness in ice cream (who doesn't!!?)
Gameplay - Isabella finds happiness in ice cream (who doesn't!!?)

Isabella's story arc resolves with befriending her bully - we won't tell you how it happens, but you could...

play the prototype created at camp to find out! [Made in Unity]

Shredded Secrets Demo: Mac and Windows 

Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds at the 2018 GMG Seattle Summer Camp
Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds at the 2018 GMG Seattle Summer Camp

The team spent 3 weeks writing, designing, and programming the prototype for Shredded Secrets. Each team member designed a character and created their backstory, appearance, dialogue, and more.

Character concept created by artist Steph McStea
Character concept created by artist Steph McStea

GMG runs summer camps all over the United States, and of the 33 games developed this summer, Shredded Secrets made it to the top 5. The top teams went on to compete at GMG’s 5th Annual Demo Day held at PlayStation HQ in San Mateo, CA. 

The Sarcastic Shark Clouds pitched Shredded  Secrets to a panel of industry leaders:

  •  Anna Sweet, SVP of Business Development at Caffeine 
  •  Shawn Layden, Chairman of Worldwide Studios, PlayStation 
  •  Devon Pritchard,  EVP of Business Affairs at Nintendo of America 
  •  Phil Spencer, EVP of Gaming at Microsoft 
  •  Connie Booth, VP of Product Development at PlayStation 
Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds reaction shots when they found out they had won! ^ ^
Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds reaction shots when they found out they had won! ^ ^
Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds with GMG Founder and CEO Laila Shabir
Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds with GMG Founder and CEO Laila Shabir

The judges were blown away by Sarcastic Shark Cloud's creativity and emotional maturity, awarding the game with Best Narrative and the 2018 Grand Prize

This Kickstarter will let the girls continue to work on the game, hire professional artists, musicians, and programmers, and publish a polished and complete version of their concept. Shredded Secrets will be developed at LearnDistrict and published on Steam in Spring 2020! (PC/Mac) 

See previous Girls Make Games winning games that were successfully Kickstarted, developed and published: 

Meet the incredible team behind Shredded Secrets: Crystal, Gracie, Isadora and Keira! 

 Crystal 

Hi! I'm a 12 year old girl who loves cats and gaming. This was my first time attending Girls Make Games and I'm super surprised how amazing this camp has been. In the future I hope to work in the gaming industry. I created the Shredded Secrets character Taylor!

Gracie

My name is Gracie, I am a 12 year old girl who looooves geckos. in fact I have my own Leopard gecko Iggy(follow him on insta @Iggytheleo.). I love reading mystery and my favorite author is Lemony Snicket who made two of my favorite series, " A Series of Unfortunate Events" and "All the Wrong Questions." I have been coding ever since my 3rd grade. My Mom showed me scratch and I was immediately addicted. Creating weird animations, glitchy side scrollers, and if I do say so myself some pretty bad self portraits 😅. I worked on the character Oakley.

 Isadora 

Salutations I am Isadora, I am a big fangirl who spends too much time on Tumblr and reading fanfiction. I have some major problems honestly. I worked on the character London but also helped with the character dialogue for Taylor. That's it, that's me and all you need to know.

 Keira 

My name is Keira and I'm 12 years old. I worked on Isabella's levels, dialog, and story line. It was a lot of fun to make our game and seeing it come together. I have always really liked playing games. My favorite game is Ori and the Blind Forest. I also like drawing, reading, and listening to music. I have two guinea pigs that I love a lot. 

 
$5 - NOT SO SECRET FAN PACKAGE

The secret is out - you are helping us tell the stories that matter! A HUGE thank you from Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds and GMG.

Receive a credit in the game, a digital copy of Shredded Secrets, and the opportunity to find lots of good memories!

$15 - DIGITAL SHREDDER PACKAGE

Not only do you support us, you take your secret shredding to the next level! With our original art, soundtrack and wallpaper, you will be prepared to shred some secrets of your own and live your best life!

Receive everything above + the Digital package: Shredded Secrets Wallpaper, Soundtrack, and Artbook.


$25 - BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE PACKAGE

For all the art enthusiasts out there - receive exclusive shredded secrets postcard to remind yourself on tough days that  "we don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents".

Receive everything above + an exclusive Shredded Secrets postcard
 

$50 - REFLECT HOW YOU FEEL PACKAGE 

When you feel good on the inside you reflect how you feel on the outside. For that reason we have created a one of a kind exclusive Shredded Secrets T-Shirt for you to wear when you want to show the world just how truly awesome you really are!

Receive everything above + a Shredded Secrets T-Shirt
 

$75 - ALL THE TOPPINGS PACKAGE

Isabella  - Ice cream makes all your troubles fade away! And what makes ice cream better? LOTS OF TOPPPINGS!

In this package you will find goodies to decorate your walls and notebooks, such as Shredded Secrets stickers, buttons, and a poster!

Receive everything above + Shredded Secrets stickers, buttons, and poster.

$100 - GMG AMBASSADOR
  Everything above + receive a GMG Official T-Shirt, GMG Ambassador Certificate and a large Shredded Secrets poster SIGNED by the developers, Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds!

 
$200 - GMG MINI SPONSOR
  Everything above + MINI SPONSOR a scholarship for 1 girl to attend a Girls Make Games mini-camp/weekend workshop of your choice in 2019.

$300 - CUSTOM SHREDDED SECRETS CHARACTER
  Everything above up to GMG AMBASSADOR + add yourself or a custom character that appears in the game!

$500 - SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR
  Individual Level: Everything above up to GMG AMBASSADOR + Sponsor a girl's tuition to attend a GMG camp, or 3 girls to attend a weekend workshop of your choice in 2019.

Corporate Level: Newsletter Mention in addition to above.

$1300 - 13% OFF CAMP TUITION / GMG SUPER SPONSOR
  Individual Level: Everything up to GMG AMBASSADOR + Sponsor a girl's tuition to the Girls Make Games three-week camp of your choice in 2019 (regular camp tuition: $1,500-1,650)

Corporate Level: Newsletter mention in addition to above.

$5000 - GMG MEGA SPONSOR
  Individual Level: Everything up to GMG AMBASSADOR + Sponsor 5 scholarships for a three-week GMG camp of your choice in 2019, PLUS join a brainstorming sessions with the developers, AND yourself or a custom character into the game!

Corporate Level: Sponsor 4 scholarships for a three-week GMG camp of your choice in 2019 + Newsletter mention.
 

  •  Kickstarter Fees: $2,500
  •  Music: $2,000
  •  Art: $6,000
  •  Student Team Mentorship, Game Design, Programming, QA & Publishing: $14,500

$25,000 - Project Funded! 

$30,000 - Mobile Port: Android

$35,000 - Mobile Port: iOS

$40,000 - Console Port: PlayStation, Xbox

$55,000 - Console Port: Nintendo Switch

Girls Make Games is a series of international summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to encourage girls to explore the world of video games. With the help of incredible partners like Xbox, PlayStation, Intel and so many others, we're determined to address the gender gap in the games industry, one summer camp at a time.

 Watch the “GIRLS LEVEL UP” documentary short covering Founder and CEO, Laila Shabir, and her story behind Girls Make Games. 

Let's be Friends!

The girls and team would be very thankful if you could help spread the news about this game development project on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, or whichever social media network you prefer.

Please feel free to leave a comment on this Kickstarter, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter!! We would love your feedback.

 A special Thank You to all our industry partners and sponsors! 

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk with this project is timeline. We're running workshops and developing our studio's own games alongside which puts us in a bind. With the Kickstarter's assistance we'll be able to hire help to get the games out on time.

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    Not only do you support us, you take your secret shredding to the next level! With our original art, soundtrack and wallpaper, you will be prepared to shred some secrets of your own and live your best life!

    Receive everything above + the Digital package: Shredded Secrets Wallpaper, Soundtrack, and Artbook.

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    In this package you will find goodies to decorate your walls and notebooks, such as Shredded Secrets stickers, buttons, and a poster!

    Receive everything above + Shredded Secrets stickers, buttons, and poster.

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    • Credit in Shredded Secrets
    • Digital Wallpaper, Artbook, and Soundtrack
    • Shredded Secrets Exclusive Postcard
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    Corporate Level: Newsletter Mention in addition to above.

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    • Credit in Shredded Secrets
    • Digital Wallpaper, Artbook, and Soundtrack
    • Shredded Secrets Exclusive Postcard
    • Shredded Secrets Exclusive T-Shirt
    • Shredded Secrets Exclusive Poster
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    • Digital Wallpaper, Artbook, and Soundtrack
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    Corporate Level: Sponsor 4 scholarships for a three-week GMG camp of your choice in 2019 + Newsletter mention.

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    • Credit in Shredded Secrets
    • Digital Wallpaper, Artbook, and Soundtrack
    • Shredded Secrets Exclusive Postcard
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