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$612
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
50
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 29 2013

About

Hi I'm Laurent, chief droid engineer on McDROID.

I used to work in Hollywood, on The Matrix movies, Transformers, Mission Impossible 3, The Last Samurai, Jumper and a few other artsy movies and one day I left to make videos games, while traveling.

Now, after 5 years experimenting with gameplay, McDROID is born.

Mega Lobber (Megazorus Lobbus)
Mega Lobber (Megazorus Lobbus)

WHAT IS MCDROID?

It's the love child of two classics: RTYPE and DUNE 2.

It is a very fluid hybrid of shooter and strategy that is challenging to your trigger finger and your brain.

McDROID with wave canon
McDROID with wave canon

It demands you to manage resources, repair, upgrade, shoot at stuff, deploy turrets, put them on your back for hands on action, upgrade, run around, "kite" mutated snails eating on your all-important shuttle and off course jump. The soundtrack is a really cool 60s music Maurice La Police recorded in Paris for us.

It starts easy like a tower defense but quickly becomes a tough action strategy where you have to balance so many things that only the most skilled multi tasker can handle it. It's something really new.

Level 8 "Forgotten Laboratory"
Level 8 "Forgotten Laboratory"

Here is an interactive image showing some of the mechanics of the game.


IS THIS GAME AWESOME?

You betcha! 

but I'm the creator so I may be biased. Here is what our super awesome beta players are saying - and they paid money for it:

  • "...when I put McDroid in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious" -Joe Wintergreen
  • Desura score 9.3/10
  • "This game is not your average game. It combines a very interesting graphical style with a sort of base-building, mech warrior, tower-defense and you're in the middle of it...I give McDroid a 10 out of 10 because it is a very fun game and in this genre of games (I'm not even sure what genre that exactly is, since this game is pretty much unique)" -MRFU
  • "This game needs a never ending supply of content, because it is so awesome, I would play it again and again, for years to come." -BENNID
  • "This game is addictive as hell." -ALVEKATT
  • "This is the next Joe Danger" Chip Cella - The B team

And look at that awesomeness!




WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE KICKSTARTER 

Your support will allow to finish McDROID and make is awesome:

  • complete the story.
  • debug.
  • balance.
  • Add a companion robot with a laser head. It stays with you from level to level and gains ranking that are used for upgrades.
  • add one McDROID model with different stats.

Laser Head Companion robot
Laser Head Companion robot


IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD... CAN YOU DELIVER ?

Hell yeah!

We have already completed 75% of the game, it's very playable.

Plus you'll be part of the beta and with your help it will be easy to balance, we send you a build, you chat with the team... Shazam! The best, most wildly crazy RTS meets shooter experience.

Level 9 "The Machine"
Level 9 "The Machine"

And if the campaign is doing great, we will add stretch goals like PvP Symmetrical (robots vs robots), Asymmetrical (bugs vs robots, like an RTS vs strategy shooter) and a few other coolness I can't talk about.

CONCLUSION

You guys are awesome, thanks for reading and for those supporting us, welcome onboard our crazy talking shuttle!

Risks and challenges

McDROID is already 75% complete so the risks are minimal.
We use an asset server so data loss is not an issue.
In case of hardware malfunction we switch over mac/pc doesn't matter.
We have evaluated the time cost of making these and tripled it for safety.
All the research and development has been completed already and the gameplay is solid, the graphical style is set.

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    1 MILLION DIAMONDS!
    And we carry them for you, in our servers. This allows you to research everything and play every map of McDROID with the most powerful pet-bots, mutagel vat, mines and other experimentals that will come later.
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    CREATOR
    We create a custom unique McDROID just for you, that only you can play! Working with you, we'll design and conceive of the ideal McDROID to best represent you on the (strawberry) field of battle. You send us some source inspiration and we’ll make it look cool. Includes all previous tiers.

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    We fly you over and you hang out with us, you can work on the game if you want :) and we go eat some nice food. Also we may play lazer tag or go river rafting. Oh and credit? Front page, sir.
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