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Death Stair - A Competitive Multiplayer Party Game

AU$ 13,150

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Death Stair will be releasing on XBONE, PS4 & PC. Backers will be able to select their platform closer to release!

UPDATE: Out first stretch goal has been announced! Head down to the ENCORE section to see what we have planned!

Death Stair is the first of it's kind. A competitive stair climbing game.

  

Think of it like 3D NES Donkey Kong with 4 players but instead of a giant monkey throwing barrels, it's a deranged psychopath in a cannon firing beach balls to stop you from reaching the top of a seemingly never ending stair case.

Players assume the role of either the Gunner or a Runner. As the Gunner, your only objective is to stop the Runner from reaching the top of the stairs before the time runs out. As the Runner your only objective is to reach the top of the stairs in one piece.

The gunner must play a very defensive game using a variety of ammunition to slow the Runner down, while the Runner is very maneuverable and must cleverly ascend the stair case while dodging everything thrown at him by the Gunner.

PLAYABLE DEMO!

If you would like to have a look at our 4 player PAX Demo and see what Death Stair is all about head to http://rndlabs.itch.io/deathstair or http://www.indiedb.com/games/death-stair

Anyone who backs the KICKSTARTER ULTIMATE will receive instant access to the latest 4 player build seen in the videos above and all future content as it is created!

                                           

Classic Mode - 

Up to 3 runners attempt to ascend the stairs in the fastest time possible against 1 gunner. Sounds simple enough, right?

Tournament -

​Up to 16 players in 1v1 battles in a ladder style tournament.

Party Modes -

Party modes are a collection of new game modes that change up the way you play Death Stair. From cooperative modes all the way to insane, deadly obstacle gauntlets from hell, The party modes will keep you laughing for hours!

Arcade Mode - 

Arcade mode is crafted by the player. A completely customisable match of Death Stair. Up to 4 players, your choice of ammo type, perks, fire rate, ammo count, gravity, dodge speed and time limit. Your rules, your game.  

The team has some extremely fun stretch goals planned! We want to get as much content into the game as possible and even get some new hardware options made available to you.

 Rewards Breakdown

Thank you -

Your name will be in the credits of Death Stair. You helped make this possible so you deserve some credit! THANK YOU!

PC Wallpapers -

Some nice high resolution images for your 1920 x 1080 monitors. A range of art from concept art through to promotional posters. A visual delight for your desktop.

One of a kind art by Adam -

Adam is one of the designers for Death Stair and has lots of crazy ideas in his head. He is, unfortunately, a terrible artist. Don't expect the Mona Lisa but we can guarantee your piece will be completely unique to all other pieces drawn during the campaign.

Closed Beta Access -

The game is heading into Beta as we speak. That means that when you back us at any tier you will receive via email a link to the current 4 player build of Death Stair.

As new content is added to the game you will receive updated builds which will allow you to be among the first to experience new modes, characters, perks and ammo types as they become available!

Kickstarter Exclusives -

Kickstarter Ultimate backers will receive a variety of exclusive content for supporting us over and beyond the minimum.

The exclusive content will include;

1 Exclusive Character

3 Exclusive Ammo types

3 Exclusive Character Perks

and an Exclusive skin for every character in the game.

Content Creator Forum -

Backing us in the Creator tier or higher will grant you access to our special content creator forum. This will be the forum where we discuss new content for the game. Whether it is new modes, new characters, perks or ammo, you will be able to give us suggestions and vote on what you'd love to see introduced into the game!

Be in the Game - 

15 lucky backers will have the opportunity to get their name or likeness into Death Stair in some way.

As we get closer to release we will discuss with each backer individually how they would like to see themselves in Death Stair.

Design A Character -

We have added a reward tier for the people who want a little bit more input on the final product. 

This reward will allow 3 backers to collaborate with our designers and artists to create a character that will end up along side the existing Death Stair crew.

Be our Producer! -

This is the big one!

Get a producer credit on Death Stair! In addition to this you will get to engage with the team regularly on Skype calls to discuss Death Stair's progress and have 1 on 1 meetings to suggest ideas and content that YOU would like to see in the game.

We cannot guarantee that all suggestions will be included in the game but we will work closely with you to create both a game that we love and a game that you love.

Props are used to create player Loadouts. As a Gunner you will select ammunition types to create your Loadout. As the Runner you will select special abilities.

GUNNER AMMUNITION

Ammunition can be changed in custom match and the Gunner can choose their desired Loadout. 3 different types of ammo are available to the Gunner in each match; 

Primary Ammunition is well stocked and recharges the fastest. It is designed to create suppressing fire and force the Runner to tread more carefully and plan out his moves.

Secondary Ammunition is limited and recharges at a moderate rate in smaller amounts. It is designed for precision and damage. If a Runner is hit by one of these projectiles they will feel it.

Special Ammunition is extremely limited and takes a long time to recharge. Once you are out of these they will be hard to come by. However, if you use this ammunition correctly you will bottle neck your opponent and hold them back extremely effectively.

RUNNER PERKS 

Perks are being designed and implemented in the Custom Mode. They will enhance a variety of different attributes of the Runner.

There will be 3 perk categories to choose from: Offensive, Defensive and Movement. The player will be able to choose one from each category to create their Loadout.

Full Release of Death Stair will be available for Windows straight off the bat. A Mac release will be available after the initial release. 

Available on Steam and also as a DRM-Free download. Backers can choose their preferred version when the full game is released. 

Early Access - Be involved with development! Once the game is greenlit on steam, backers who opt for a steam key will receive early access to content. In the mean time, backers will receive regular emails with access to new DRM free builds to play as part of the Closed Beta Reward.

DRM-FREE! - Backers will have the option to choose between a Steam Key or a DRM-Free download when the full game is released. 

Consoles - Our funding is going heavily towards Development kits for the major console platforms, we would love to bring Death Stair to PS4, Xbox One and WiiU. We think the game works perfectly on console and would love to share it with everyone who chooses those platforms as their weapon of choice!

Visit the green light page to help us get on steam!

Funding will be used to cover development costs to get the game released. As mentioned above our funding is going heavily towards development kits for the major console platforms, we would love to bring Death Stair to PS4, Xbox One and WiiU. We think the game works perfectly on console and would love to share it with everyone who chooses those platforms as their weapon of choice! Lastly, any funds left over will go towards soundtrack costs and ensuring as much content can be packed into the game as possible by our deadline!

Risks and challenges

The game has come from concept to it's current state in only a matter of months. This gives us a lot of confidence that we can get a full release completed by Q2 2016. However, delays can happen, and unexpected issues can occur. We may also come across new ideas and things that we want to add to make the game even better.

The good news is that we are an incredibly tight knit, passionate team who know how to make a game of this scope and we're very dedicated to making sure the game meets expectations. So, we believe we have the drive and desire to succeed.

A big thanks for those reading and watching this project and a bigger thanks to those who contribute!

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    KICKSTARTER ULTIMATE!

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    CREATOR!

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    I'M IN THE GAME! ...AGAIN!

    Receive a copy of Death Stair
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    + Art by Adam
    + Digital Art Book
    + Digital Soundtrack
    + Closed Beta Access
    + All exclusive and future content.
    + Access to the content creator forums to vote on and suggest ideas for future content.
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    BE THE PRODUCER

    Become a producer on the game, support independent developers and work with the team all the way to the release of Death Stair!

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    I'M IN THE GAME!

    Receive a copy of Death Stair
    + Thank you in the games credits
    + Art by Adam
    + Digital Art Book
    + Digital Soundtrack
    + Closed Beta Access
    + All exclusive and future content.
    + Access to the content creator forums to vote on and suggest ideas for future content.
    + Your likeness will be incorporated into the game.

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    DESIGN A CHARACTER!

    That's right! You get to work with us to come up with a brand new character for the game!

    Receive a copy of Death Stair
    + Thank you in the games credits
    + Art by Adam
    + Digital Art Book
    + Digital Soundtrack
    + Closed Beta Access
    + All exclusive and future content.
    + Access to the content creator forums to vote on and suggest ideas for future content.
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