Super Science Friends: The Video Game (Canceled)
Play as Albert Einstein and travel through time to rescue Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin and more! For PC and Mac.
The Super Science Friends got its start as an animated series right here on Kickstarter! They are a team of super powered scientists who travel through time fighting nazi clones, space ghouls and their own scientific rivals. Never seen it? Click below to watch the episodes for free!
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Each day we're going to feature a new awesome Let's Play of the Super Science Friends demo. Today's Let's Play is by Cryptic Hybrid.
Who are the Super Science Friends? They’re history’s greatest scientific minds!
Time is relative to this 14 year old clone of Albert Einstein, allowing him to travel at superhuman speeds! Activate speed mode to deliver a flurry to super sonic punches, or save up your science meter to dash through multiple enemies at break-neck speeds!
A lifetime of researching radiation has given Marie Curie a radiant glow! Channel these gamma rays into lethal attacks. Her 'megaton punch' and 'geiger beam' attacks can reduce enemies to ash, but be careful, too strong a dosage has been known to mutate even the most strong-willed of heroines.
Nikola Tesla is charged and ready to go! With more lightning than Thor crackling at his fingertips, he’s sure to leave the bad guys in shock. Hit them with a zap to the face, or bring down a barrage of alternating current to electrocute anyone that gets too close. The master inventor’s most deadly attack however, is a swarm of remote controlled pigeons he keeps tucked away in the lining of his suit (along with all his patents).
As the father of evolution, Charles Darwin has discovered his place in the food chain, and it’s at the tippy-top! Adapt to your surroundings and punch like a gorilla, devolve into a charging rhino or metamorphisize into a giant octopus to slap some sense into your enemies!
Sigmund Freud is the master of controlling your thoughts … so long as they’re sexy thoughts! His arsenal contains flying cigars (which he’ll say are just cigars), psionic boob-waves, and phallic totems to expose all those deep, dark sexual desires everyone pretends not to have.
Tapputi is the world’s first chemist and this old bruja has been brewing up bottles of bubbling ballistics! Her pungent perfumes range from a strongly scented noxious gas, to concoctions so potent they’ll literally burn your face clean off. Her signature weapon is the “one true love” potion which is guaranteed to infatuate any enemy!
The dastardly bad guys of history have all teamed up and captured the Super Science Friends! You need to travel through time to take them on one by one and settle the score between our heroes and their evil arch-rivals.
What good are super villains without their minions! Meet a few of the meat shields you’ll be punching and kicking your way through on your way to the bosses.
Once you’re done mopping the floor with the underlings you can try taking on middle management! Here are a couple of the mini-bosses you’ll find in the game.
Ever wondered what would happen if a Nazi scientist drank one of Tapputi's potions?
Don't you think it would be cute if the Spaceghouls kept Laika (the first dog in space) as a pet on their Mars colony?
The possibilities are nearly infinite!
Due to a time paradox Adolf Hitler is back from the dead and has gathered all of the super villains together to kidnap the Super Science Friends! It’s up to Einstein to rescue them (and unlock them as playable characters)! Fight your way through 12 awesome levels each taking place in a different period of time (and space). Defeat classic Super Science Friends villains like the Soviet Space Ghouls, Thomas Edison and more!
Here is just a small preview of the levels we have in store!
After giving the Super Science Friends a good walloping in Episode 1, the Soviet Space Ghouls are at it again! This time they’ve colonized the red planet of Mars. As you fight your way through this level you’ll encounter futuristic 1950’s soviet tech, airlocks that threaten to suck you out into space, and a ghoulified Laika the Space Dog! A certain undead Russian love machine may also make an appearance.
As science spreads across the world making people question religion, the Pope has no other choice but to travel back to a time where people were a bit more open to his zany ideas. Armed with bibles (which they’ll try to thump you with), the cavemen of this time have been converted to christianity and will do everything they can to stop you from rescuing Darwin. If you get past them, the Pope has a lot more tricks up his gigantic sleeves!
Set in the inevitable future where Z3 takes over the world (it’s going to happen no matter what … he’s like Skynet), you’ll need to fight your way through drones, robots and even future Z3 himself! But fear not because you’ll have the help of the beautiful hacker Ada Lovelace who will fight along side you. Her computer skills are unmatched!
New York is Thomas Edison’s town! He keeps the power flowing and the lights brimming with fresh electricity. His newest power source sure is doing the trick, although it does cut out periodically. You will need to race through rush hour traffic and make your way to Pearl Street Station, Edison's main power bank. If Tesla’s being held anywhere, it’ll be there. Watch out for Edison’s goons hiding in plain sight, and for his best friend Henry Ford who will try to run you over.
Love the style of the show? Wondering what this pixel art business is? Don't worry, there'll be plenty of hand drawn animation the game. Each level will have at least one fully animated cinematic to help bring the story to life. You can even watch the intro cinematic right now and see how this exciting adventure kicks off!
It’s not just the graphics that are getting upgraded to 1990’s quality, it’s also the music! Give a listen to this glorious midi goodness!
Want to beat up nazis with a buddy? We’re hard at work making that a reality! After all, in a world of infinite timelines and possibilities, who says there can’t be two clones of Albert Einstein that co-exist in the same location? No one, that’s who.
Tired of taking down bad guys with just your fists? Well wrap your hands around this long metal pipe (as Freud would say) and get to swinging (as Tapputi would say)! Low on health? Eat a whole turkey or maybe some tortoise meat and you’ll feel right as rain!
Hidden around the levels will be unique item drops. Find and collect these important relics of the past … and future! You’ll find them inside smashable crates and mashable bad guys! Once you’ve found a few of them, visit the museum in the main menu. There you'll be able to read the mysterious and often hilarious facts about each one and how they inspired the characters and environments of the game.
New Level! New playable character! If we reach $75,000 we'll build an additional level set in the Z3 dominated future, where you can unlock the ass-kicking Ada Lovelace as a fully playable character!
New Level! New playable character! This is your chance to travel back in time to the 1600's and save Isaac Newton! If we reach $100,000 we'll rebuild the English orchard from the pilot episode and you can go stop Einstein from decapitating the Master of Gravity! This will unlock him as a playable character!
Press kit: http://www.gorlamigames.com/presskit
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Risks and challenges
1) Completing the Game
Completing any project is always a challenge, but not only did we complete the pilot episode of the show we Kickstarted back in 2015, but we’ve since completed three more episodes plus a Christmas special. Fulfilling our promise to you and exceeding your expectations is our number one goal!
2) Product Testing:
Super Science Friends is an independently produced show with network quality animation. We strive to make a great product, no matter what, and that extends to this video game. It will have 100’s of entertaining encounters, 6 playable characters, and 12 incredible levels. We expect tons of bugs along the way, and will be painstakingly testing to make sure your experience is fun and glitch-free.
3) Building an immersive Game World:
The Super Science Friends show is playful and funny, and capitalizes on us hiding hilarious easter eggs in the background. We want the game to carry on this tradition, which means making tons of unique objects, enemies and animations, as well as huge settings with lots of historical (and future) landmarks. You will feel the love and care that went into making the game when you play it.
Super Science Fans live all over the world. In fact Gorlami, the Brazil based studio working with Tinman to create the game, came onto this project as fans of the show. Just as we have tried to make it easy for anyone to add language dubs and subtitles to our Youtube series, we hope to attract as diverse of an audience with the game. We will be diligently researching how to version the final game into as many languages as we can.
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