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About

 

 

  

 

 Upperz is a fast paced platform hell, featuring :

Fully Destructible environment and enemies

A bunch of anime style super abilities. Prepare to embrace chaos with Matter Bending ,to reach new heights with the Grappling hook, to summon Energy Blasts for some extra mayhem and many more...

Nimble controls and precise jump mechanism

Massive Titans you can blast into smithereens (given that you find their weak-points first!)

 

Hazards everywhere! Mainly neutral, some entities don't want you to die, they can be used in various ways but can wreak havoc if you do not tread carefully

Local Multiplayer Co-op. The more the merrier, tag along with your friends to unleash the true destructive power of Upperz

Local Multiplayer Versus. Friendship destroyer for up to 4 players

Arcade Mode. Climb a never-ending crumbling tower and stand proudly on top of the leaderboard 

Let's bring back the old fashioned fun! 

Plug in a controller (highly recommended) and start a game. Some friends are passing by? Let them join you on the fly to kick some Titans asses. They keep bragging, telling you that THEY carried the game? Launch the Versus mode and show them what you got! Choose your Character and a Super Ability, then brawl until the only thing left is a completely destroyed environment with your crushing victory on top!

 

Upperz utilizes Unity's physics with a home made destruction solution called the "Brittle System". Nothing is pre-calculated, everything happens on the fly at incredible speed to allow for organic destruction as well as an optimized experience. I stress test it on my smartphone which is pretty dope!

Almost everything you see in the game can be sliced, dented, or completely smashed into smithereens

  

 

 

 

 

 


Who am I?

 

       

 

Follow my butt on Twitter or Facebook to follow the development of the game ;) 

What is the money for?

The main purpose of this Kickstarter is to allow me to work on Upperz full time. So far the game is going great, but I won't be able to keep working on Upperz 100% of my time without help, and that's exactly where YOU intervene! 
With enough funding, I'll be able to pay for additional help to work on Upperz, as well as going through this adult thing where you need to buy food to keep on living.

     

 

 

Risks and challenges

I've been working on Upperz for the last 6 months.
The main mechanisms are already finished, and I'm now focusing on tools for me and the community to add content faster than a boosted Sonic, with power-sneakers on, running downhill!

I'm rolling solo on this project meaning there is some deep rooted issues. Upperz cannot progress while I'm eating or sleeping (two things I heard to be useful) But it also comes with some advantages, It's easier to deal with my own resources, backups and Steven can no longer fridgenap my food!

I'm also supported by Linkube, an Incubator here in Belgium that provides me with legal/marketing consultations to make sure that I'm not basically doing anything too stupid while handling this project.

I still have flashbacks of those times, where the couch transformed into a fort that me and my siblings would hold playing video games together. For that reason, I want Upperz to be playable within the comfort of a living room. I know I will need the approval of Sony(PS4), Microsoft(Xbox One) and Nintendo (Switch) but I'm not the kind that gives up easily and I don't see any reason why a family friendly game like Upperz wouldn't make it through.

What about a mobile version? I mean having that kind of entertainment and destructive power right in your pocket would be a dream, right? I already have a mobile version of Upperz, I use for optimization purposes, and with enough funding, I will be able to create a version of Upperz with adapted controls for mobile.

Thank you all so much for your support and stay awesome!

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    Collider (EARLY BIRD)

    You don't need a fancy wallet to grab the game, you just need to be quick!

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    The game, nothing less, nothing more... oh wait, you also get your name in the credits!

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    You like the game so much that you want to fancy up your rig with a little something? I got you and your screen covered!

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    Splitter

    You can give this extra copy to a sibling, a friend, a pet or to your school counselor. Sharing is caring!

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    Breaker

    Full of secrets and bad decisions! You will see the really bad drawings that led to what you can see now. Also, because it's digital, you may have some moving illustrations. I tell your this is the future!

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    Wrecking Ball

    Your shelf is sad because it doesn't own a Dub vinyl figure!

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    Ruin Lurker (Co-Destroyer)

    You don't want to engage in weekly meeting to design a part of the game like you fellow "Mayhem Summoners" or "Doom Bringers" but lurking around and giving feedback and ideas is what matter to you. With this reward, You will get access to the "Co-Destroyer" channel of the game's Discord where every suggestion is highly considered. You will also have access to poles and all the privileges of the "Co-Destroyer" status.

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    Havoc Maker (Co-Destroyer)

    You like to design convoluted ways to to bring chaos into the world? Me too! Let's meet up in person or via skype to co-design a hazard, like a fast rotating ninja star, a gravity bending meteorite or a glitter pounding hammer. Anything with a passive behavior (no player chase for instance)

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    Mayhem Summoner (Co-Destroyer)

    You want your own enemy to try and kill you in the game? Let's meet up in person or via skype to co-design an enemy, like a spinning wheel of death that chases the player, a canon holding whale that shoots GTFO blocks or a confetti propelled unicorn. Anything that will specifically try to harm the player AND you get to name it ! (obviously I keep the right to refuse any ridiculous names)

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    Doom Bringer (Co-Destroyer)

    Let the other players suffer with your own Titan! Let's meet up in person or via skype to co-design a Titan. Structure, movements, weak-points, weapons AND you get to name it! (obviously I keep the right to refuse any ridiculous names)

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    Hope Giver (Co-Destroyer)

    You want your own character with it's own super power? Let's meet up in person or via skype to co-design a character. The character must stay coherent with the game but you will define it's color, head style, attitude and most importantly, it's own super power! You also get to name your character! (obviously I keep the right to refuse any ridiculous names)

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    Hell Architect (Co-Destroyer)

    Okay this is just nuts, if you are reading this, either you are just curious or you have a very fancy wallet. Let's meet up in person or via skype to co-design an entire level with custom hazards, a special enemy and your own Titan!

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