Hello, my name is RELENTLESS REX, and I'm a game-developing T-Rex looking for humans who want to help create a real video game about my life as an insatiable, rage-fueled devastator...
RAYMAN made sweet, sweet love with RAMPAGE, nine months later their baby was raised by BIT.TRIP RUNNER (the family butler), and that unholy monstrosity grew up to become RELENTLESS REX: THE VIDEO GAME!! It's a hand-drawn, action-adventure platformer mashup in which you help an assortment of characters explore and race through dangerous locations, using your environment, special power-ups, weapons, and the help of others to try and escape my bloodthirsty jaws. But just when you think you're safe and chillin' at the local tavern, I come storming back again and again, destroying everything in my path and stopping at nothing to catch my next meal (you). Fun with a dark sense of humor, the game alternates between racing for your life, interacting with the game's colorful characters, and going on bite-sized adventure quests. Your ever-changing roster of victims will be subjected to all manner of twisted tortures—and even if you successfully navigate each perilous land, you still may not make it out alive! (Hint: A dinosaur's gotta eat.)
The first few "jungle" stages are near completion, and I want YOUR help to determine what comes next! Subsequent levels are going to be community crowdsourced, and Kickstarter backers are getting a massive say in the design of the game's future characters, powers, and environments. Want a radioactive Rexzilla that spits out fiery meteors at the likeness of Justin Bieber while inside a giant monkey's guts?—Let's get nuts! Want an Alien Queen Rex (complete with chest-bursting parasite) chasing a transforming robot out through a space ship's air lock?—Let's rock! The POINT is that the rest of the game is giving YOU the agency to create whatever comes next and to take this thing in any crazy direction YOU want !!!
HERE'S HOW THE CROWDSOURCING WORKS...
Everyone that contributes at the $15 level and above submits ideas for what gets added to the game—enemies, weapons, music, side quests, etc. I throw in some ideas of my own, you vote on these choices in EXCLUSIVE BACKER POLLS, and I get to work creating and adding the "winners" of these polls into the game! And the first thing you get to submit ideas for and vote on is the NEXT PLAYABLE CHARACTER !! —Don't think too much about what this means for the first one :-)
BUT if you're the type of human that likes to say "screw democracy," you can bypass all the polls and create EXACTLY what you want! Higher-level contributors work directly with the Big Dino on Campus to design backgrounds, powers, Rex-mutations, NPCs, adventure quests, and so on. You THINK it, and I MAKE it !! While backer polls will always be available, "Create You Own" Rewards are limited, so scoop those up before they're consumed! Also note that any unclaimed "Create Your Own" Rewards will revert to Backer Polls, ensuring that the creation of this game is being driven by its supporters.
STRETCH GOALS DIRECTLY TIE INTO THE SIZE OF THE GAME...
You want RELENTLESS REX: THE GAME to be as epic and fully-realized as possible—something fitting for the KING of the DINOSAURS, right? Me too! And so the base-level funding is just the beginning... This campaign is designed in such a way that stretch goals will add significant content to the game, giving you even more stunning HD levels in which to explore, interact, and run for your pitiful human lives. Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One ports will be developed when support reaches the corresponding tiers.
DON'T FORGET TO LOOK THROUGH ALL THE BACKER REWARDS...
There's some pretty cool stuff in there if I do say so myself—Original artwork used in the game, exclusive promotional posters with your name and face, and a fresh pair of Relentless Rex undies (trust me, you're gonna need them after all the jump scares) just to name a few.
I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SAYING—"CONVINCE ME TO BACK THIS GAME USING ONLY BULLET POINTS..."
OK, I LIKE A HUMAN THAT PLAYS "HARD TO GET." HERE GOES...
Designed to be the first ever action-adventure, running-platformer mashup (first one created by a T-Rex anyway)— When you want to explore & interact with characters, you're ADVENTURE PLATFORMING. But when there's a T-Rex on your @&%$#, YOU RUN !!!
Created by a T-Rex and YOU— co-design characters, powers, Rex-mutations, backgrounds, and more! Kickstarter supporters vote for future content or submit their own, unique ideas! The variety and insanity of this game is only limited by the size of your tiny human brains!
Sitting comfortably between Full HD & 4K resolution, Relentless Rex is filled with beautifully-detailed, hand-drawn... er, CLAW-drawn illustrations and animations. (Anything else is like rubbing dirt in your eyes.)
With your support, I'm gonna "go through" A LOT of runners in my game—which means more characters for you to help create and play!
Every three levels will be drawn and animated in different styles by amazing, new game artists, keeping your experience visually fresh!
Marvel at my lightning-fast, death-defying "Rex Mutations" as you desperately race to find power-ups and radical weapons to help you "prolong the inevitable" ... I mean "escape certain death."
This is a game with SPEED— "How fast?" Why don't you ask the last five runners I chased down during the action parts? Oh, that's right... THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT !!!
Challenging, carefully-crafted levels and bold, graphic characters with personality—designed with FUN and DIAGNOSABLE GAME ADDICTION in mind! :-)
Compatible with many game controllers.
Relentless Rex balances action, style, and humor with a dark streak—SO ENGAGING it will attract your kids, SO TWISTED it will send YOU to therapy.
And lastly, please always remember— I'm RELENTLESS! I will hunt you down if you don't support my game... DON'T TEST ME HUMAN!!!
Kickstarter funds will be used to bring in additional artists and animators to help complete this game in a timely manner. Additional developers will also be brought in as needed to help optimize the game and create specific console ports. And bringing in composers for original music (that you can vote on) would be great too, right? Last but not least, I'm a giant, carnivorous dinosaur that eats 500 pounds of meat a day—and have you seen the price of ground beef lately? No but seriously folks—wouldn't you sleep better at night knowing I'm feeding on legally-bought cow, not questionably-caught human? :-)
Risks and challenges
This campaign is designed for scalability. The degree to which the project is funded will determine the size of the game and in turn the ultimate delivery date. A larger project will most likely result in a later delivery date of the final game. Winter 2018 delivery date is based on the minimum amount being funded without any stretch goals.
NOW FOR SOME LEGALESE:
• Please note that while backers contributing game ideas will have direct involvement in the design and direction of the game, final decisions on these items is at the discretion of Relentless Rex. There is a high degree of polish and integrity required of art assets so Rex isn't going to scan your napkin doodle while you were drunk at the bar and put it in the game. Relentless Rex reserves the right to refuse ideas and content that he deems objectionable, controversial, political, religious, stupid, etc. Again, he's a big, red dinosaur that you don't want to mess with, so these final decisions are at his discretion.
• Example illustrations shown in campaign may not represent the final artwork that will be provided. Some illustrations may not be complete scenes or characters, but rather parts of a whole.
• "Create Your Own" Rewards are limited but are replenished with each new stretch goal that's reached. So make sure to check back in every so often.
• Final designs on clothing items may vary from images shown in this campaign.
• Any beta testing / early access provided to the game does not represent the final, polished product. Any bugs or issues present in these early versions will be addressed as they arise.
• Backer polls listed in campaign are examples and may vary in their final form.
- (30 days)